Thursday, June 13, 2019

June Challenge on Darkroom Door Inspiration FB page ~ Backgrounds!

Hi guys!!!
 I have been working in my art journal and just love creating pages!!!
The June challenge over on the Darkroom Door FB challenge page is
BACKGROUNDS!!! Create one~
The background was created using the Distress Crayons by Ranger.
The color was applied to the page and then I used a water brush to
even out and blend the colors.  Stencils and modeling paste were used for
added dimension.  Such a fun process!!!

Products used:
Darkroom Door: med. Awesome Word stencil
Darkroom Door: lrg. Dots stencil
Darkroom Door: Starry stencil
Darkroom Door: Mesh stencil
Darkroom Door: Under the Sea set
Darkroom Door: Sea Shells
Ranger: Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
Ranger: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink
Ranger: Modeling Paste
Ranger: Mix Media Heavy stock
Acrylic Paint

Thanks for stopping by and check out the challenge on the
Darkroom Door FB Page.   A winner is picked for fun prizes!!!
Post your art to the FB page and 
hashtag your art #darkroomdoorjunechallenge

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Blue Knight Rubber Stamps ~ Spotlight post !

Hi guys!
I'm a sucker for red rubber stamps and I found this company (new to me)

  I ordered a few sets and I won a set from
their newly released stamps.  So cool!  Made me happy!
One of the cards, I created, was spotlighted by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.

I created with the Cowboy Minis set (the set I won).

This is the first card~
I used an embossing folder (Tim Holtz) then added three different Distress Oxide
 inks (watered down).  The card front was dabbed in the inks and heat dried after
 each color. The inspiration was for a brick type background. The cowboy images
 are also embossed with high gloss embossing powder.

The second card~

The minis were used to create a background for the sentiment.  The
sentiment is from the Zach & Marley set by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.
Check them out~
Great designs and a great selection of stamps!
Thanks for stopping by~
***This is a non sponsored post.  Just me creating with some awesome stamps!***

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Joy Clair and scrapbooking~

Hi guys!!
It is my turn on the Joy Clair Blog.  I created with two of the
 newly released sets,  Boss Babe and Saved by Grace.  So cool, one is trendy
 and the other so beautiful.  I created a scrapbook page for my
beautiful granddaughter dancing.  Her first lead role. So proud!!

I love the Boss Babe sentiments and the hash tag that is included, in the set, makes it so trendy and fun.  Perfect for a teen page.  The Saved by Grace flowers were just what this page needed and added an element of softness.  The flowers were stamped on watercolor paper and then colored with Distress Oxides and a water brush.  They were then cut out and perfect embellishments were created, for this page. 

The Boss Babe sentiments were stamped on pattern paper from this paper collection, cut in a rectangle and matted on matching cardstock and then adhered to the page.  Really love the hash tag in the Boss Babe set, you can love it or leave it.  For me I love it!!
Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Try It Tuesday~pickin' in Indiana!!

Hi guys!
We had such a great time in Indiana with our kids. We lucked into
a pickin' opportunity and, if you know me, I was all in. 

A view of the things I got but let me back up and start at the beginning~

This is the house that is set to be torn down.  The doors were open and all
 were welcomed.  We had permission, from the owners, that we could
take what we wanted.  The house had pretty well been picked over
 but what is one persons trash is another persons treasure.  So true!!!
The old chairs, with a wicker bottom in them, caught my eye first.
They are pretty rough but will look great, just like they are, with a succulent
on them. That's the plan~
The door was taken from under a stairwell.  It is much smaller
 than a normal sized door.  It was love at first sight!!

We got three sets of black porcelain doorknobs and some hardware.
I will do something really neat with these.  They have paint on them
but other than that no chips.
 The first thing I did (like last week) cleaned the door and
 painted it  with chalk paint by DecoArt.  After each coat
the door was sanded down.
The old coat hook was also picked from the old house. It fir perfect
on the old door.  I painted one of the pallet signs, by
Clear Scraps, to make a sign for the door.

A stencil from the Farmhouse Collection was used to create the
"Amazing Grace" sign.
This is how I used these picks from Indiana~

The door, taken from under a stairwell, with the old coat hook.

The old chairs with the wicker bottom, perfect to set a plant on.

Products used:
elbow grease, lots of it!!!

Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, June 3, 2019

Stenciled Canvas Bags with Clear Scraps~

Hi guys!
Today is my day on the Clear Scraps Blog!!  I have a  some really cute canvas bags
stenciled with the new Farmhouse Stencils by Clear Scraps.
These are really easy to make and would be great projects to 
with your kids or grands.

I have all the details up on the Clear Scraps Blog~
Products used:
Clear Scraps/Farmhouse Stencils:
give Thanks, Coffee Bar
and happy place
canvas bags
Archival ink
Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Hochanda and Darkroom Door ~

 Hi guys!
I just had to share with you, yesterday on
Hochanda (UK craft shopping show) Darkroom Door 
was featured with their beautiful red rubber stamps.
Some of my cards were in the show ~
The first show
features these cards

I was really excited about this segment.  The cards featured in this segment
 were from 2011, some of the very first creative work
done for Darkroom Door. 

This was such a thrill for me, to be one of the Darkroom Door designers, to have
creative work shared in the UK.  If by any chance you haven't heard of
this amazing stamp company, check them out here. 
They have a stockist list for USA  and other countries.  When I order stamps, I order
 directly from Darkroom Door.  It takes about 14 days.
So worth the wait!!!
Thanks for stopping by~

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Scrapbooking with Joy Clair and Bazzill ~

Hi guys!
Today it is my turn on the Joy Clair Blog.
I will be showcasing a scrapbook page using four different stamp
sets by Joy Clair and Bazzill cardstock.

I only had one picture so I layered different colors of Bazzill cardstock
 behind the photo, creating the focal for the page.  The cardstock has silver hearts
 on it and so perfect for this page.

The hash tag sentiments is a new set by Joy Clair called 2 Boss Babe.
  So cute and I love the hash tag.

Above the photo I used the Books of the Bible set.  Loving that I can
add scripture to my pages giving them more meaning.
This segment is showcasing the Hello Autumn (leaf) and God's Focus (banner) sets.
Stamps are a wonderful addition to the craft world.  Instant embellishments!!
Thanks for stopping by~