Welcome to the Altered Basics Blog Hop! The Clearsnap Design Team is inking and altering our Basic Necessities, a variety of packaging materials and containers released at the CHA-W 2012 show in Anaheim, CA earlier this year. These “Basics” allow you to create custom inkpads, mix your own color combinations of Smooch Spritz and Glitter, as well as provide a blank canvas for cute altered gifts, like the adorable tins our My First ColorBox Stamps are packaged in. You might recognize packaging from some of your favorite Clearsnap products like the salt shaker style jars from the Donna Salazar Designs Fairy Dust Glitter, an uninked ColorBox inkpad, and the Clear Boxes our Smooch Spritz Assortment Packs are packaged in. We think these Basic Necessities will allow your creativity to soar!
We're also excited about giving away a set of select Basic Necessities items as prize for one hop commenter! Just click on the blogs each day, browse through the post and check out the “Altered Basic”, and then leave a comment about your favorite Basic Necessity to be entered to win.
For an extra entry, post the secret phrase “I love the Basics!” on our Facebook Page here: http://www.facebook.com/Clearsnap
We'll choose one winner from all of the comments on March 9, 2012!
Don't forget to leave a comment about your favorite Basic Necessity on each blog in the Hop (click on the chart above to make it larger or view on Page 85 in our online catalog).
I chose to alter the super cute tins that Clearsnap's My First ColorBox stamps are packaged in. I removed the lid and then set to decorating the base of the tin to create a small inspirational shadowbox to hang in my scrap room. The depth of the tin is just enough to allow for lots of layering but is shallow enough that the tin lays flat against the wall when hung.
I used Smooch Accent Ink and Smooch Spritz to alter the colors of the elements to match the patterned paper I chose. This ballerina started out mint green, like the ones in my etsy shop, but a little touch of Smooch Accent Ink, rubbed away with paper towel, and she looks like a turquoise dream! I then used Smooch Glitz to add a fine touch of glitter to some leaves I hand cut from fabric. I'll be sharing a video a little later showing how i created this shadowbox from start to finish!
- Smooch Spritz in Ginger Ale and Green Olive
- Smooch Accent Ink
- Smooch Glitz
- Authentique Paper Free Bird Series Patterned Paper, Diction Stickers
- Bazzill Cardstock
- Prima Pearl
- Trim, Felt, Leaves, Pins, and other items by hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog in the hop–happy hopping!!!!