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Clearsnap and Walnut Hollow Blog Hop

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hi! welcome to the CLEARSNAP and WALNUT HOLLOW Blog Hop!!!

Walnut Hollow has lots of great blank, wood surfaces just waiting for you to embellish! and Clearsnap has plenty of inks and more to help you do just that! hop along with the Clearsnap and Walnut Hollow Designers to see how they transformed their pieces into some fabulous projects!

here is the list for the hop, you should have come here from Suzanne’s blog, and you’ll be heading to Sara’s blog after your visit here. if you jumped in somewhere other than the start, please head back to the Clearsnap Blog to hop from the beginning…

Clearsnap Blog

Chris Wallace

for my project, i selected the RUSTIC PANEL and 1 1/2″ WOODEN LETTERS from Walnut Hollow. i wanted to make a gift for my mom-in-law using a recent family photo. here’s a pic of my finished project…

walnut hollow family wood panel - WM

i first used gesso to add a background pattern to the pallet using a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop. then i used ColorBox Archival Dye Ink Refill Bottles in Mudslide, Mermaid and Glacier Lake, diluted with water, to stain the panels. i liked how the gessoed areas took on the colors of the dye inks applied over them. i thought it was a little more interesting than stenciling over the dye inks, which would have resulted in just a white pattern.

the quote was added using Colorbox Crafter’s Ink in Bark and Aruba and Jasmine Mix’d Media Inx embossed with ColorBox White Embossing Ink. stamps are from The {Stamps} of Life.

a little Topaz Izink was blended in some gesso to use to paint the “family” letters.

to add more “texture” to the letters, a swirl stamp {from Paper Wing Productions} was used to stamp first in Bark and then in Aruba Crafter’s Inks.

the photo was matted on white cardstock, distressed using Aruba Crafter’s Ink, and then on Kraft Corrugate Paper {Fancy Pants} distressed using Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink.

flowers, rhinestones, pearls, baker’s twine, ribbon and junque jewelry finish off the piece.

i put together a Snapguide for this project; it has a complete supply list as well as step-by-step photos and written directions…

Check out this guide on Snapguide

thank you for stopping by! enjoy the rest of the hop! be sure to enter to win some goodies on the Clearsnap Blog!

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15 thoughts on “Clearsnap and Walnut Hollow Blog Hop

  1. Very beautiful, Tami. I might scrap lift it at some point ;-)

  2. Tami this is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Paper Wings Productions! Love how you used the flourish stamp set on your letters!

  3. I love your project and the fact that you re-purposed something others would have just thrown away. your use of colors are perfect and the black and white picture really pops because of your color choices. Totally scrap lifting this idea, thank you.. Great Job!

  4. Love the colors!

  5. I love the way you did your piece today. It is so pretty and sure to be a special family memory.

  6. WOW, that is just awesome, absolutely beautiful, great colors.

  7. This is gorgeous! Your MIL will love it!

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  9. Love the panel. Embellishing each section differently really makes the whole project pop.
    thanks for sharing a great idea.

  10. Great project Tami!

  11. Gorgeous color palette of browns and blue with the black and white photo, Tami!

  12. Wow, what a fabulous project with the rustic boards! I know that each family member will love the hanging! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Wow, this is fantastic! I love the colors and flowers, thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Beautiful and awesome project! Thanks for the guide!
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  15. OH WOW! This is so incredible! I love your choice of teal while leaving some of the wood panels natural–so awesome with the stenciling!! This is so very inspiring and I can’t wait to try something similar!!! Thanks so much for sharing your delightful project! :)