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There are three responses to a piece of design — yes, no, and WOW! WOW is the one to aim for.

MY MIND’S EYE PRETTY THINGS

MME Pretty Things

I couldn’t contain my excitement when it was announced that Manorhouse Creations would be distributing the gorgeous My Mind’s Eye! They have always created amazing collections but I must admit to falling in love with the new Record It! Pretty ThingsCollection. In particular the 8 x 10 Word Art sheets just jumped out at me. Once I had them there was one major stumbling block – they were just too pretty to use! Every so often something comes along where I want to buy two of it – one to use and one to keep in my stash and admire (now I know I’m not totally alone in feeling like this LOL!) How pretty is this pack?

I had previously bought some clipboards from Typo and knew that these gorgeous papers would be perfect for ‘dressing’ them up. This is the original clipboard next to one I had a play with:

 

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Products used: My Mind’s Eye 8 x 10 Word Art Sheets Record it! Pretty Things, Manorhouse Creations flowers Concerto, Tea Rose and Rose Leaves

 

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Now I had so much fun with this one that I couldn’t stop at one and kept going!

 

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Products used: My Mind’s Eye 8 x 10 Word Art Sheets Record it! Pretty Things, Manorhouse Creations flowers Concerto, Tea Rose in Soft Gold, Floral Mix Arielle andVinette in Chestnut

 

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These are so simple to make and so much fun to have in your work area! Simply take your clipboard and use a Rusting powder to age your clip:

 

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Once dry, I added a little bit of brown and black inks over the top of the rusting to add depth to the rusted finish. Next cover your clipboard with one of the Word Art Sheets:

 

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I then stamped some ‘coffee rings’ onto the paper with brown ink followed by some misting:

 

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Now your paper is nicely aged and distressed, it’s time to add in the fun embellishments! I wanted to pick up the gorgeous vintage tones of the paper along with the lovely pink in the flower image. Here are my two finished clipboards side by side (good job I made two because I think they are about to disappear into each of the girl’s rooms – they have been eyeing the clipboards up ever since I finished them!)

 

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Happy creating!

Sonia x