Thursday, August 15, 2019

God's Army by Joy Clair~a journal page.

Hi guys!!
Long time no see :)
I have a journal page to share I created about a month ago
with my #5 grand!  He loves doing the pages with me.
I use Distress Oxide for the background and he mixes
the colors for me (and I might add really good at it).

Because I'm blogging this late and the details were not written
down (sorry), here is what I recall~
The background is Distress Oxides watered down. I then stamped
 the images from the God's Army set by Joy Clair.
I used ARTplorations / Helen G. designer stencils to add dimension
 and texture to the pages.

I love the mixed media look to this page after the stencils are
added.  I felt like I had to much pink so I kept adding
stencils with different shapes and images.  Toned the pink way down~


Black and white paint splats were added to complete the pages.
The TH initials ~ my dad! 
Thanks for stopping by~


Monday, August 12, 2019

Abstract 03 Stamp by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
I have been creating with the newly released set called Abstract 03
by Darkroom Door.  I created a batch of cards using this stamp
every way I could think of.  It has so many possibilities.

First card set ~

These cards are more like a paper piecing project.  I used all three of the Abstract stamp (one
more coming) to create this pattern.  Each Abstract stamp was stamped with Archival ink on white cardstock, one time.  Each strip was cut into 1" squares.  They were positioned in a square (3 across and 3 down) to create the card front.  Random squares were adhered with dimensional
adhesive. A sentiment was added and then the card front  splattered with black ink.
  Really cute and simple stamping was used!!!!

Second card~

This is another simple stamping project.  Take the Abstract 03 Stamp and
 stamp it out three times on white cardstock using the different shades of a color.
Square up the card front and mat on coordinating cardstock.  Adhere to a folded card.
Add a silhouette image,  over the background, that was created with the Abstract 03
Stamp.   I used  the Sm. Wildflowers Stencil by Darkroom Door. 
A butterfly was added from the Butterflies set.  The sentiment is from the
Whimsical Words set.  Black ink was splattered on the card.

Third card~
One last simple stamping project.  These cards are created the same, just different
 coordinating inks were used.  The background was stamped with two coordinating 
Archival inks.  The Abstract 03 was stamped two times, randomly applying ink in
 different spots on the stamp.  The results is a shading effect of both colors.  The
background was cut in half and squared up to create two card backgrounds.
The Texture/Criss Cross stamp was stamped over the background with black ink.
The Fine Leaves set were stamped next with black ink.  You can see the outline.  The Succulent
was stamped next in two different coordinating ink colors, trimmed out and adhered to the
 card front. Sentiment flags were stamped and adhered with small brads.
 The background was matted on coordinating cardstock
 and then a coordinating folded card.

The card was splattered with black ink. 
These are small, cute and great for a gift bag card!!!!
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Birds On Tree Photo Stamp by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
I have been creating with the newly released stamp by Darkroom
Door called Birds On Tree.  It is one of four new Photo Stamps
added to the current line.  Super cute, too!!


First Card~

This is pretty straight forth stamping with some fussy cutting involved.  The Birds
On Tree/Photo Stamp is stamped on white cardstock, with Cobalt Archival ink,
 and shaded with Distress Ink / yellow shade. Mat on navy or black cardstock
 and then a yellow cardstock, leaving about 1" at the bottom for the feather.  Adhere to a  white folded card.  Stamp the feather out  on white
 cardstock using three different colors.  Add the ink in random spots on
  the stamp. Fussy cut the feather image and adhere it to the bottom
 of the card front.  Add the sentiment from the Whimsical Words by
 Darkroom Door.  
 Add twine and splat with black ink.



Second card~
This was really fun to create and I love how the Birds On Tree worked so
well with the Filmstrip Border Stamp.  I stamped the birds, three times, with
 different inks. The images were cut down the middle and three of the images
were used  to create the filmstrip card.
  Stamp the filmstrip border stamp on white cardstock
and trim it out.  I trimmed it with my paper trimmer. It is then cut down
the middle creating two borders, one for each side of the Birds On Tree image.
Adhere the filmstrip border to each side and attach to a folded card.
Cut 1/8" black cardstock dividers for each section. You will need two.
 Adhere with wet glue and let dry.
Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock, trim out in a word strip and adhere to
card front.  Splat with black ink.  Stamp the numbers from the Vintage Office
set in upper left corner. 

Last one,  a card set~

These are really easy to create and super cute (I think).  Stamp two Birds On Tree
 image using brown ink on white cardstock.  Stamp two images in
two different contrasting colors (that will go with the brown ink).  Cut those
images in half creating a top layer for each card.  The layer is cut about 1/2"
 on each side making it smaller. With dimensional foam squares pop up the smaller
image and adhere it over the brown image. Use the Vintage Office set and
stamp the numbers in the upper corners of the card fronts.  Using the Stitched Borders, stamp
up on the top of the smaller image, giving a stitched  look. Stamp the
sentiment (from the Love Birds set) on Kraft cardstock, trim down to a strip and
adhere to card front.  Adhere card front to black cardstock and then to a folded Kraft card.
Splat with black ink.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Heir Of God by Joy Clair~ cards!!

Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Joy Clair Blog.  Today I will be sharing a card set
 created using the Heir Of God stamp set (affiliate link) by Joy Clair.
  This set is one of many from the Color by Faith Series, of stamps, that are designed by Joy Clair.  If you are looking for "good stuff" ~ check them out.  For five years Joy Clair has been designing "good stuff"!!  The older sets coordinate with the newer sets so well.  They all work together and that is "good stuff"!
All of the details are on the Joy Clair Blog!!

Joy Clair  (affiliate link) is celebrating their 5th year in business with a 25%
discount,
on their gorgeous stamp setsfor the month of August.  Great time to
go shopping :)


I hope you will stop by~


Monday, August 5, 2019

This Is Us Word Frame by Clear Scraps!

Hi Guys!!
It is my turn on the Clear Scraps Blog and I have a really fun
and cute project to share.  I'm creating with the "This Is Us" Wood Word
Frame just one of nine designs by Clear Scraps.  You can find all
of the designs, for the Wood Word Frames, in the online store.

I used acrylic paint and pattern paper to achieve this look!
Super easy too!!!

For all the details and more pictures head on over to the Clear Scraps Blog
and it's all there.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie 

Friday, August 2, 2019

Scissors Eclectic Stamp by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
I'm creating with the newly released Scissors Eclectic Stamp
 by Darkroom Door.  It is so cute!!!!  I love the vintage look
and the size.


Scissors

The first card set~



1. Use the Sewing Spools background stamp to create the background for the card.  Stamp out
and add color using Distress Oxide ink.  I watered the ink down and ran the stamped image through the ink.  Just adding ink in random spots.
2. Cut the background image in half, giving you two backgrounds, for two cards.
3. Stamp the scissors twice, with Archival/Jet Black ink, and cut out.
4. Cover the scissors image with craft glaze and let dry. It will look like a 3D sticker.
5.Sew the scissor image, to the center of the card, at the handles and where the blades come together.
I kept it simple just an X stitch on both places.
6. Stamp small stars (Darkroom Door) and cut out.
7. Run the hearts through the Distress Oxide ink.
8. Add texture with the Diamond Stencil by Darkroom Door.
9. Mat the card front to coordinating cardstock.
10. Mat to a folded card base.
11. Add the sentiment or a word.
12. Splatter with black ink.

Second card~

1. Create the background from the Handwriting set by Darkroom Door.  Stamp on gray
cardstock with Archival / Jet Black ink.
2. Stamp the pen with Distress Oxide/ Black ink and emboss with a clear coat embossing
powder.  Then trim out.
3. Do the same thing with the scissors image.  Stamp with Distress Oxide/ Gray ink and emboss with a clear coat embossing powder.  Then trim out.
4. Mat the handwriting background on black cardstock and then again on white cardstock.
Adhere to a folded Gray card.
5. Attach the pen and scissors to the card front.  Add stickers and sentiment.
6. Stamp the top sticker with numbers from the Handwriting set.  The sentiment is from the Journey Word stamp by Darkroom Door.7. Splatter with black ink.

Third card~

1. Create the background using the Gazette Background stamp by Darkroom Door.  I used Archival / Jet Black ink.  Trim out.
2. Adhere to a navy or black folded card.
3. Stamp the Postage Stamp Frame with Archival ink/ Potting Soil and trim out.
4. Stamp the Texture/Plaid stamp in the center of the frame.
5. Stamp the Scissors and the Needle and Thread and trim out.


6. Add to card front.
7. Stamp sentiment (Thank You Sentiment stamps) and adhere to card front.
8. Add Postage Frame with dimensional adhesive.
9. Add twine.
10. Splatter with black ink.
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Hochanda and Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!!
I wanted to pop on and tell you Hochanda and Darkroom
Door are On the Hochanda channel today (7/31/2019).   Not sure how
long the link will be good. They are having
some serious fun sharing cards, techniques and stamp sets by
Darkroom Door.  I have three cards in the show.
 Leonie even says my name:)
The set my cards are affiliated with is the
Paint Splats

2016
2016

2015
I hope you can get the show~ it is the 
Let Leonie Loose Show @ 5:00 and 8:00 (two shows)
Here is the schedule link.
Leonie shows techniques and creates right there on the show.
Very cool!!! (her favorite words)
If you haven't stamped with Darkroom Door stamps
 you are missing out!
I order directly from Darkroom Door and it takes about 14 days.
I don't mind the wait at all~

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie