Friday, February 16, 2018

Grandkids Birch Wood Frame by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with another, awesome, new product by Clear Scraps.  The XL Birch Wood Frame  is a beautiful home decor product that comes in different shapes and different sentiments plus did I tell you these products are Made in the USA Love that!!!!!   

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Here are some photos of how the Grandkids Birch Frame was created ~

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Paint the word (Grandkids) with acrylic paint and let dry.
Paint the heart frame with a contrasting color and let dry.

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Cover the inside of the heart with pattern paper.  I used Beacon 3 - in -1 to adhere the heart paper to the wood.  Cover the two photo spaces at the bottom with pattern paper also.

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Using Beacon 3-in-1,  glue the frames over the spaces covered with pattern paper.  Now the fun part, decide on the photos and embellishments.  Paint any embellishments that will be used to decorate the wood frame.

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The frame is easy to create and only a few items to glue down.   This is one example of many new Birch Wood Frames by Clear Scraps.  Great gift ideas using these beautiful frames.

Products used:
Clear Scraps: Grandkids  18" Birch Wood Frame
Clear Scraps: Hammer set chipboard embellishment
Beacon 3-in-1 glue
pattern paper
acrylic paint 

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine card ~

Hi guys!!
Just a quick easy Valentine card to share !!
I used the Just My Style set and the Hearts set by Darkroom Door.
The background is created using the Torn Text BG stamp by Darkroom Door.

I used the steel rectangle die by A Jillian Vance Design to cut the rectangle.  The rectangle was then mounted on black cardstock and adhered to the front of the card, with foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesives.

The stamped images were stamped and then cut out and adhered on the card front.
The sentiment was stamped and cut out, then speckled the card with silver ink spray.
Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Try It Tuesday~Variegated Succulents with Darkroom Door

Hi guys!!
I have a fun tutorial to share on how to get variegated colors
 when using a Succulent stamp.  I'm using the set by Darkroom Door and it is a beauty!!!

I love the light and dark, mix of inks, to create a beatiful Succulent flower.
Let me show my inspiration~

The catalog, for Fun Stampers Journey, really made me want to try the mix
 of colors on one Succulent flower.

Tip:  When applying the ink to the stamp, apply the light color first then the dark color.  This way the light ink won't get the dark ink all of over the ink pad.  I used three inks to acheive the color mix I was looking for (all supplies listed at the end of the post).  I just added each color to the stamp and then stamped on white cardstock.  Then the stamped images were cut out.

I used the Woodgrain background stamp by Darkroom Door  and the NEW large Mesh stencil to create the setting for the stamped Succulents. 

The sentiment was stamped and cut out of white cardstock.  The Succulent flowers were adhered to the front of the card with dimenstional foam squares.  Speckle the card with white acrylic paint splats and black splats.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door: Lrg. Mesh Stencil
Ink: Ranger/Archival: Fern Green, Tea Rose, Rose Madder and Jet Black
Adhesieve: Scrapbook Adhesieves Foam Squares
white cardstock
white acrylic paint 
black acrylic paint

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, February 9, 2018

Darkroom Door Inspiration Challenge for February~

Hi guys!!
I'm going to get this post done early so you have no excuses not to
 join in on the Darkroom Door Inspiration Challenge for February on Facebook.
This months challenge is Red. Make a card using any Darkroom Door stamps and
the color Red.   Here is my card~

The background was created using Distress Oxides by Ranger, then spritzed with water.
The leaves were stamped on the background.  The flower was stamped and created using Distress Oxide ink also. Cut out and glazed.

Extra leaves were stamped and cut out then placed behind the flower.  An address label was added along with a label.  The card was splattered with white acrylic paint and black acrylic paint.  
I water the paint down and use a toothbrush. Works great!  You have good control over where the paint will go.

Supply list:
Scrapbook Adhesives 
Journey Glaze
cardstock, rhinestones and die cut embellishment

If you are in the USA  and are having a hard time finding Darkroom Door stamps, here is list of suppliers that I know of (more is listed on the Darkroom Door website)~
Simon Says
Topflight Stamps
Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Try It Tuesday~Heidi Swapp Letter board and how I'm using it.

Hi guys!!
I have wanting the Heidi Swapp Letter Board for sometime but the board alone, 
with no letters or words, was $59.00. EEEK!!!!! So I passed~
Then Hobby Lobby had THE SALE everyone is talking about on social media. 
 Glad I made the trip !!!

Everything in this photo cost me $31. including tax~

I'm going through a new season, in my life, so I wanted the board to reflect that.
Reading and remebering everyday is good~

{yes it sure does}

I decided to not hang it on the wall, just loving it hanging out on the old church pew.
Thanks for stopping by and always be encouraged in All things!!!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Accordion Shaker Present Album by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a very cool new product from Clear Scraps.  The small shakers were such a hit Clear Scraps  brought out Accordion Shaker Albums.  These are so fun and so beautiful when all dolled up!  They go together just like the small shakers but have pages for photos and memorbilia.

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This shaker album is called Present.  It is sectioned off so sequins and small embellishments can be added to each section.   If I had had some fake snow I would have added it in the bottom section.  I think it would have looked so pretty~next time for sure !!!

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Each album come with 3 extra pages and did I tell you this product is WOOD.   Yes WOOD!!!!!!  Easy to paint and still cover with decorative paper.  That is what makes it look so amazing standing up and folded like an accordion.

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I used 4" X 6" vertical photos in the album and they really showcased well.  So gorgeous if it is standing up or laying on a table.  I used heavy jute to tie the album together.  I created ths one to open like an album but they can be put together to stand up (like an accordion fold.)

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I had 4 photos to use, to tell my story, but there is space for another photo.  I will journal the story ,of the photos, on the blank page.

Products used:
Clear Scraps: Present Wood Accordion Album
pattern paper
sequins or small embellishments
acrylic paint

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

January Challenge for Darkroom Door Inspiration FB page~

Hi guys!!
 I stepped out of my comfort zone and created an Art Journal / mix media
 type page for the January Challenge on the Darkroom Door Inspiration page on Facebook.
You still have time to participate in the challenge for January well, the rest of the day.  Yep, today is the last day.  

The challenge is to use a Darkroom Door Quote stamp and create a project. Could be a card, scrapbook page, mix media ~ you choose.

The background is created by cleaning my brayer on a clean journal page.  There is also some Gel Press practice deli papers on this also.  I used one of the new stencils by Darkroom Door
 called 4 X 6  Ferns.

The Quote stamp used is called Creativity.   
No supply list was made when creating this, just having fun creating.

Thanks for stopping by~