May Challenge: Clearly

Clearly, this 12×12 Amy Tangerine transparency is one of the most fabulous pieces in the May kit, Here and Now.


Inspired by this see-through paper, our May challenge is to use clear elements on a layout. I decided to have some messy, painty fun with my transparency:

Tessa Buys Scrapbook Circle Amy Tangerine 3

To get this look, prep your favorite colors of acrylic paint.

Tessa Buys Scrapbook Circle Amy Tangerine 1

Turn your transparency over and apply the paint to the backside.

Tessa Buys Scrapbook Circle Amy Tangerine 2

Allow to dry. The thicker your paint is, the longer it will take to dry. My transparency took about 20 minutes to thoroughly dry.

Tessa Buys Scrapbook Circle Amy Tangerine 4

The paint will easily scratch off at this point, so handle with care. Once dry, I immediately stapled the transparency to a sheet of white cardstock. Then, I added my photo, a few embellishments, and my journaling. With such a bright and bold background, I suggest keeping the rest of the page fairly simple.

Are you ready to play along? Here’s how!

1. Create a layout with clear elements – a transparency, acetate die-cuts, etc. The layout should be traditional or hybrid. This month’s Scrapbook Circle kit is perfect for this challenge, but any materials will do.

2. Post your layout to your blog, an online gallery, or social media site (be sure to tag Scrapbook Circle!). Comment on this post with a direct link to your layout.

3. For an extra entry, post your layout to our new Facebook Community, Scrapbook Circle of Friends. Find the photo album titled “May Challenge – Clearly” and add your photo.

4. Link us to your entry by Sunday, June 12th, 9:00 pm PST. The randomly-selected winner of a $20.00 gift certificate to Scrapbook Circle will be posted on June 13th.

Good luck and happy scrapping!

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