Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Try It Tuesday~painting hangers!

Hi guys!
Thanks for stopping by for Try It Tuesday.  
I painted on these hangers for a sweet girl getting married.  These were for
 her bridal party.  Thought I would share them~

I sanded the area, that I was going to paint on, to take the varnish off.  I practiced my
 design and then went for it.  I did each section at a time.  

I put the black stem line on first,  center flower and then the leaves.  Added the 
white dots (use the end of the paint brush to make these) and the vine. 
Seal with varnish after the paint is dry.  
Add trim.
This is assembly line crafting at its finest :) 
See ya soon!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Friends scrapbook page with Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Chiffon Collection by Quick Quotes.  The papers are lovely together, so I wanted to use as many as I could.

1. Gather the papers you would like to use for the center cluster.
2. Cut them in different sizes and distress the edges.
3. Ink with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks/Light Moss and Warm Sand.
4. Cluster them in the center of the page with all the papers peeking out.  That is the photo mat that will hold your photo.

5. Using a steel die, stickers or a stamp add leaves to the center cluster with the photo.
6. Add a Quick Quote sentiment from the Chiffon Collection.

7. Title the page.
8. Journal the event.
9. Speckle with mist if desired.

Quick Quotes products used:
Chiffon: 100, 103, 104, 105 and 500.
Quick quote PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Midnight Confession, Light Moss and Warm Sand.

Darkroom Door stamp
Steel dies
S.e.i./Tumble Dye (for speckling project)

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Friday, May 20, 2016

Junkin' and shoe forms~

Hi guys!
 I have a fun junkin' post for you.  I found some old music holders, 
for band instruments, at a resale shop yesterday. 
$5 each~

and this ~ $5 

 And do you remember the boot form from Mexico?
I came up with this using these junkin' finds~

I stenciled a 6 on the boot form and hubby drilled  it out so the 
Music holder could be inserted.
The door knob has a wooden shim in the center and then drilled out to insert 
the Music holder.

The door knob is rounded so it rocked,  hubby put it on the sander and leveled it out.
  Took off the high point of the door knob.

I love the way look together~clustered in a group.  I want to get cute face pictures
 of the grands to showcase! 
I'm working on several more junkin' posts, I'll get them up soon~stay with me :)
Thanks for stopping by ~
Have a great weekend.
Linked at My Salvaged Treasures~

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Brothers ~

Hi guys!
I have a scrapbook page, nothing fancy, but I love the story and the people
 in the pictures. 
 They are brothers (hubby and his brother) and very rarely are photographed together.
I used some Bo Bunny to help me scrap my page:)

I even made the German Sweet Chocolate Cake for his birthday.
Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, May 16, 2016

Mixed Media Pillow with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a Mixed Media project using the unique and very cool stencils by Clear Scraps.  I used a total of nine stencils on this project.  All the way from 12" to 6" stencils. I started with a texture paste and my favorite stencil by Clear Scraps.   Layer the stencils on the canvas pillow, overlapping the stencils is a good thing.

Clear Scraps stencils pillow Connie Mercer

Use acrylic paint, spray mists, Distress stains are all good to apply color the project.  When my project is complete I spray it with an acrylic sealer.  Sets the colors so no bleeding will occur if the project gets wet or damp.  I line up my colors of paint, along with the stencils I want to use.  Once I have used the stencils  I drop them-into the kitchen sink, full of warm soapy water,  for quick cleaning.  Then I lay them on a towel and let them dry.  Pretty "no fuss".


Example of permanent marker for outlining images.


Added some white highlights of color, to the letters, by using a small paint brush.


Clear Scraps products used:
12" Stencils: Fruit of the Spirit and Geo Pattern
6" stencils: Lamps, Doily, Quaterfoil, Quilt, Chevron, Heart Arrow and Spiral Dots.
acrylic paints, Distress Stains, Faber-Castell Whipped Spackle, permanent markers.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Friday, May 13, 2016

The new Eclectic Stamp ~ Treble Clef by Darkroom Door!

Hi guys!
I have a card to share with you using one of the new releases by Darkroom Door.
This one is the Eclectic /Treble Clef.  I used it like a background stamp and loved the results:)

Using the Treble Clef eclectic stamp like a background stamp, stamp it several times on a sheet of script pattern paper.  Use the ink color that will coordinate with the pattern paper.  Cut to size 5"X 5". Mat on black cardstock and then on the pattern paper that will be the card.  Using green ink, stamp out two leaves and cut them out. Adhere them to the corner of the card (building a cluster). Stamp out a bird using brown ink and cut it out . Add the small bird to the cluster. Stamp out the sentiment saying and poem on white cardstock. Trim out. Mat poem on black cardstock and adhere to center of the card. Sentiment goes in the lower left corner. Add punched corners and speckle with black ink or similar product.
Darkroom Door products used:
Simple Sayings
Carved Leaves Vol.1
Love Birds
Treble Clef/Eclectic
Graphic45 pattern paper
Ranger ink
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Ink
S.e.i./Tumble Dye/Black (for speckling)

For more inspiration using this stamp go HERE~
Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, May 12, 2016

May Club Q by Quick Quotes!

Hi, Connie here to share with you what I created using the May Club Q  kit by Quick Quotes.  This is a fun one!  If you love hexagons, the color orange, flowers, strips ~ it is all in this kit.  I was able to create two scrapbook pages and one card.  The first page~

   I started laying out the hexagons to see what kind of pattern or design I could create.

The kit comes with chipboard shapes also.  I colored those with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks along with shading the edges of the shapes with different colors of Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks.

Flowers and ribbon together make a cute garden for a page. I added cardstock, to the pages, that is not in the May Club Q kit.
The second page~
Still just creating with the hexagons and Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks.  The bright buttons are also in the  May Club Q kit~

I was able to create one card from the May Club Q kit scraps~

Quick Quotes Products:
Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks: Midnight Confession, Navy, Sunset, Peach Tree and Orange Slice.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member