the GOOD life

11/30/21 November Rising Star at A Place To Start!

Hey, everybody! It’s Friday and I hope you have something fun – and safe – planned for this weekend! You know where I’ll be… I can’t be any safer than I am in my studio, lol! ;) I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a retro home decor piece featuring the Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape decorated with paint, the 12″ Funky Boxes Mascils Mask/Stencil and markers, along with a Mini Shaker Retro TV with Sprinkles Groovy Flowers and Sprinkles Lime Confetti as the shaker filler! This was beyond fun and brought back so many memories! I distinctly remember the groovy green and orange color palette so many people had in their homes (and clothing) in the 70s! Yep, those were the good ol’ days!

I started by painting the front and back of the Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape a super pale green by mixing Adirondack White with a tiny bit of Spanish Moss chalk paint. When that was dry, I laid the 12″ Funky Boxes Mascils Mask/Stencil on the pallet and pounced Spanish Moss chalk paint all over it with a dauber. The paint ended up sparse and spotty in some areas and thicker in other areas but I left it that way to add to the retro/vintage feel. Once dry, I outlined all the stenciled areas with a dark green alcohol marker for contrast and interest.

Next, I painted the front chip form of the Mini Shaker Retro TV with Liquitex Yellow Oxide mixed with Cadmium Orange acrylic paint. Once that was dry, I ran a black alcohol marker around the outside edges and the TV screen cut-out and set it aside. I also ran the black marker around the outside edges of the rest of the chip forms so they’d all be uniform. I adhered a piece of orange patterned paper to the inside of the chip back and then adhered the next two chip forms to it. I added the shaker filler consisting of green and orange pieces of Sprinkles Groovy Flowers and Sprinkles Lime Confetti, added the acrylic divider, and then adhered the painted front chip form to close it up. I cut a rabbit ears antenna from metallic silver foil cardstock and adhered it to the TV. I adhered the TV to the bottom front of the pallet and added retro thrift shop word stickers to complete the piece.

And one more look… I couldn’t be more happy with how this turned out! All of the absolutely awesome Clear Scraps products made this project come to life! I LOVE it!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge: #11 November – Anything Goes
2. A Place To Start: #11 – Craft A Favorite Memory (teenage years!)
3. Classic Design Challenge Blog: #11 November – Anything Goes
4. Moving Along With The Times: #136 – Anything But A Card
5. Through The Purple Haze: #186 – Anything Goes with optional For Him

Clear Scraps products used:
Medium Circle DIY Pallet Shape
12″ Funky Boxes Mascils Mask/Stencil
Mini Shaker Retro TV
Sprinkles Groovy Flowers
Sprinkles Lime Confetti

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Polly’s Paper Studio orange patterned paper, Hygloss Metallic Silver Foil cardstock
Ink: Copic alcohol marker- 100 Black; Arteza alcohol marker- YG10 Jasper Green
Accessories: Folkart Adirondack White and Spanish Moss chalk paint, Liquitex Yellow Oxide and Cadmium Orange acrylic paint, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger Distress Collage Medium, October Afternoon Thrift Shop Word Stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

8 thoughts on “the GOOD life”

  1. I will start over my commenting here. I have not been able to keep up. I apologize if I miss any going forward. I will be homeschooling my grandson starting Monday. He is a handful and a half in school. In other words, his behavior sucks. He is in first grade in a Christian school, but academically is several year ahead in most areas. That doesn’t help because he has so little patience and wants to move a lot quicker. I had to do the same thing for his older brother. He taught himself to read at three. In kindergarten We took him out of school..He could understand why the kids in his class couldn’t read. Needless to say he was a behavior problem, also. I hope we can get this one back in school by next year. I don’t want to do this, but we don’t know what else to do. So if you see less of me, that’s why! This is such a cute card. I remember TVs like that.

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  2. Love this retro home decor! The 70’s era was just groovy and you did an excellent job displaying that. Thank you for sharing your creation at A Place to Start Challenge blog, :) Samantha, DT member

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