Sunday, October 20, 2019

Sloth Day with Joy Clair~

Hi guys!!
Today Joy Clair is having an Instagram Hop for Sloth Day!!!

Joy Clair
has the cutest Sloth set that is perfect to
celebrate this day!!

 This card was created with Distress Oxides and Archival ink.  The background was
created using several colors of Distress Oxides watered down.  The paper
was placed in the watered down inks and then a heating tool was used to dry after
each color.  The colors were layered until I got a cool background for the
Sloth card.  The stamps were used with Archival ink and colored in with
 Distress Oxide ink. The card front was added to a folded card.  The sentiment
was adhered with dimensional adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
Twine was added and ink splats to complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by~
Hope you will join Joy Clair over on Instagram!!!!

Saturday, October 19, 2019

"Give Thanks" Card ~ creating with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!

Hi guys!!
I'm super excited to be a Guest Designer over on the
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog 
until the end of the year. Here is a peek of my supply
box. Can't wait to try so many new (to me) products

 My favorite adhesive for paper crafting!!!
I created a "Give Thanks" card using several Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
products along with stamps (Joy Clair) and inks (Ranger).  For step out instructions
 visit the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog for All the details.
I would love for you to take a few minutes and look at the complete
process of creating the "Give Thanks" card.

Pin It!

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Starry Night by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!!
Sharing my creative work using the newly released stamps
by Darkroom Door.
This blog post is using the Starry Night Background Stamp.
I created a couple of Christmas cards with this gorgeous  background
stamp.  First up is the "Believe" card.

The background was created first and then the other images were stamped
over the background.  Using the Starry Night background stamp,
ink it up with Versa Mark, roll the stamp up (no block) and roll it on the card front.
Emboss with clear embossing powder.  I used a cloud stencil along
 with Pan Pastels to create the clouds.  Stamp the bird house (Bird Life set) on the
 background using Archival ink/Potting Soil.  Add the greenery from the
Merry Christmas set.  The red berries were added with red acrylic paint and
a stylus tool.  Stamp the bird, shade with Distress ink and trim out.  Pop the bird up
with 3D foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  Stamp the sentiment on
the card front.  Double mat on dark green cardstock and add to a folded card. Speckle
with black ink to complete the card.

To create this card start by stamping the Starry Night background with Versa Mark
 on beige cardstock.  Use  Gold Tinsel by Ranger to emboss the star background.
Cut the background into thirds.  Adhere on foil paper (Rinea). Adhere to a folded
beige card.  Using the Brushed Christmas Vol.1 stamp set
stamp the Christmas Tree in library green ink and trim out.  Spray a small section
 of scratch cardstock with Dylusions Shimmer Spray / Lemon Zest and stamp the
small star on the backside of the paper you sprayed.  The ink won't show on the star and
trim out.  Add to the top of the Christmas Tree.  Adhere with 3D foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to the card front. Add small pearls to the tree and twine at the bottom
of the card front. Stamp the sentiment and add to card. Speckle with black ink to
complete the card.

Take a look at the complete selection of newly released stamps
and stencils on the Darkroom Door web site.
Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Milestone Small Stamp by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
Darkroom Door is releasing their Fall/Winter release of stamps
and they have some fun and festive stamps.  Excited to get to share
 the stamps and my creations with you.

Up first is the new Milestone Small Stamp. 
There are four of these size stamps and super cute!!!
I created a couple of projects~

The card size is about  3" x 3".  The card front a sprayed with the new
Shimmer Spray by Dylusions.  This is called Vibrant Turquoise.
I then used Archival Jet Black ink and stamped over the shimmer spray.
  Pearls were added to the card front.  3D adhesive foam squares by Scrapbook
Adhesives by3L
was used to adhere the card front to the card base.

The envelopes were stamped and then sprayed with the shimmer spray.  Very
simple but cute project.  I love this size of cards, so fun to tuck inside a
gift bag.

My next project includes candy :)
These are really fun and the stamp is perfect for saying and giving at the
same time.  

To create a sleeve, for the candy bar to slip in, you will need a brown paper
lunch bag.  Size it down and then stamp the front of it with different
color inks.  I used Ranger inks and went with the colors in the candy wrapper.
The tag is decorated and then stamped with the sentiment.  These go fast and are great
little party favors.

Thanks for stopping by~
Check out the full NEW release at Darkroom Door.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Blue Knight Rubber Stamps ~ October challenge

Hi guys!
 Blue Knight Rubber Stamps is hosting an October challenge
on their Facebook page, Fans of Blue Knight Stamps..  I thought it would
 be fun to join in~

My card is simple but FUN!!! Really all that matters :)

I used the Birthday Fun set and Birthday Wishes set by Blue Knight Rubber
.  The card is simply stamped with Archival inks/black and red.
The center image is double matted and popped up with dimensional
adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  The card front was adhered to
 a folded card.

Hope you will play along~
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Darkroom Door October Challenge~

Hi guys!!
There is a great challenge going on over on the Facebook fan page 
for Darkroom Door.  It is a fun one!!
The challenge using one of the small 
stencils to create a card.

October Challenge: Shaped Stencil Sets!
This month we challenge you to create a project using any of our shaped Stencil Sets!
Your project can be a card, tag, art journal page, scrapbook page, mixed media project... anything goes! Your project just needs to show the use of one of our shaped Stencil Sets. (Circle, Square, Oval, Rectangle, Heart, Diamond, Hexagon, Short Rectangle, Star, Christmas Tree, Bauble and Christmas Reindeer)
Here's how to enter the challenge:
* Create a project using a Darkroom Door shaped stencil set. You can use other products too, but Darkroom Door products must be one of the main elements or features of the design.
* Post a photo here in the Darkroom Door Inspiration group with the tag #darkroomdooroctoberchallenge
* You have until October 31st, 2019 to enter.
* Project must be new and not previously uploaded to the group.
* Create as many projects as you like! (of course you are always welcome to upload ANY other project you create with Darkroom Door products too, not just ones for the challenge! We like to see what you are creating!)
One winner will be picked at random (within the first week of November 2019) and will receive a Rubber Stamp set and stencil (or equivalent) of your choice.
To inspire you, here's some cards where I've used the Circle and Rectangle Stencil Sets!
Good luck and happy creating!!
Hope to see your work~
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Joy Clair and Leisure Arts ~ cards!!

Hi guys!!
It is my turn on the Joy Clair Blog today!
I am also creating with some crazy cool dual tip markers by Leisure Arts.
So fun to create with awesome stamps and some awesome markers:)

I'm here with some cards using the newly released stamp sets by Joy Clair called Crystal Background and You're A Gem.  These sets were made to go together and have a ton of sparkle potential. 

The same unique, pretty crystal stones were used in both sets and ready to be all glittered up.  We are also creating with some crazy cool dual tip markers  by Leisure Arts.

The markers were scribbled on a non stick surface and sprayed with a small amount of water.  The paper (mixed media) was dabbed in the ink from the markers.  I kept adding different colors, drying with a heat tool after each color.  Once the background was created stencils were added for dimension and interest.  The gem stones were stamped out and dabbed with ink from the markers.  The cut out gemstone images were glazed with a glitter pen an adhered to the card front.  The sentiment was added along with some small clear rhinestones. The card front was matted on  gray cardstock and then a folded card.

Both these cards are created using the same techniques.  The images are stamped out on backgrounds created using the dual tip markers by Leisure Arts.  The stencil work is giving the impression of negative verses positive impression but actually it is a dark plum ink on light paper and then dark paper.  The gemstone images were cut out and glittered with the Wink Of Stella pen/clear, giving the gemstones the sparkle that we all love.  The sentiments were stamped out and added to each card. The cards were speckled with black ink (first card) and white ink (second card).  To complete the cards, the card fronts were adhered to a folded card.

Thanks for stopping by~

Saturday, October 5, 2019

World Card Making Day 2019 with Joy Clair ~ cards!!!

Hi guys!
My second post for World Card Making Day.  We are celebrating at
Joy Clair all day!!  Challenge #2  create cards showcasing 
 Joy Clair stamps.  This has to be newly created cards using Joy Clair stamps
to be considered for prizes.

My project includes two cards sharing like supplies, just different
inks in different places.

I created with the Hello Autumn and Fall Greetings by Joy Clair.
Beautiful fall leaves and beautiful sentiments on both sets.

The background for the card was created with Distress Oxide inks watered down
and the card front dipped into the ink.  One color at a time and dry with
a heat tool after each color.  Continue to layer color until you have the  background
you love.  The Instant Frame is by Sizzix.  The leaves were stamped out with Distress
Oxides and then trimmed out.  A glitter pen was used for some sparkle.
  All of the elements were layered on the card front.  I used Dimensional
adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L on the leaves.  The card front
was double matted on patterned paper by Authentique.  Sentiment, twine
and buttons were added along with black ink splats to complete the card.

This card is created in the same manner as the above card. The steps are the same
except Archival/Jet black ink was used when stamping the leaves.  The card is
 smaller in size and the leaves were stamped out on a mix media sheet of
colors created with the Distress Oxide inks.  The glitter pen added sparkle, that we all love.

To play along with Challenge #2 add your link HERE
This challenge can only be entered as many times as you like.
Winners of all the challenges will be announced, as usual, on the Joy Clair Blog on October 31, 2019.
Thanks for stopping by~
Enjoy the sale at Joy Clair's shop~
25% off ALL stamps.I'll see you there :)

World Card Making Day with Joy Clair ~ 2019

Hi guys!!
We are celebrating World Card Making Day at
Joy Clair!!!  We hope you will join us~

Challenge #1 ~ Share your work table / or area and 
 an organizing tip for art and craft supplies. 
I have several areas in my room that I have labeled stations.  This is where I stamp at.
Everything thing I need, to achieve that, is in this area.  It is a favorite
place for sure.  When I create I stand up.  I have never been able to
 create sitting  in a chair:).  I love to use eclectic, different, old, vintage items
 to house my craft/art supplies.

  My tip:  Organize your stash in items that make you happy and you enjoy
seeing.   My Joy Clair stamps are displayed in an old mail sorter box
that has metal dividers. It is wood and looks very vintage and that is what appeals to
 me about this very plain, simple box.  It really speaks to me!!!
To play along on Challenge #1 add your link HERE. 
This challenge can only be entered one time.
Winners of all the challenges will be announced, as usual, on the Joy Clair Blog on October 31, 2019.
Did you notice 25% off ALL stamps~time to shop :)Joy Clair Shop (affiliate link)

Thanks for stopping by~

Sunday, September 29, 2019

National Coffee Day with Joy Clair~

Hi guys!!
We are celebrating National Coffee Day with Joy Clair.
 Joy Clair has some great
 Coffee stamp sets to create with.  You can start the blog hop HERE.
I am creating with two of my favorite sets, Teacher and
 Coffee Quotes by Joy Clair.  Super easy but you will need an embossing
 folder to create the 
 background for the travel coffee mug.

I used an embossing folder by Tim Holtz that has travel coffee mugs on it.  The color was
added by using Distress Oxide inks and water.  The background was run through the
 watered down ink mixture and then heat dried after each color.  I used coordinating
brown tone Distress Oxide ink colors.  The travel mug from the Teacher stamp set  was stamped out on cardstock, colored in and then trimmed out.  The same for the sentiment stamp from the Coffee Quotes stamp set.  Twine was added and then the cut out coffee images.
Black ink splats were added to complete the card.

Enjoy 25% off ALL Coffee themed stamps by Joy Clair!!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Relax with Joy Clair & Rinea~

Hi guys!!
It's my turn on the Joy Clair blog.
I've created a card using the newly released Shadow Of The Almighty by Joy Clair and some really pretty foil papers by Rinea.  I am using the Woodlands Artist Pack by Rinea, for
 the tree bark background.

The foil paper embossed beautifully and looks great in front of the contrasting teal Rinea foil paper.  The leaves are cut out of brown foil paper, from the Woodlands pack by Rinea, using a steel die by Elizabeth Crafts.  So easy to get great looking elements to add to your card!!  The foil paper really makes the dimensional elements pop off the card.  The paper is easy to bend and maneuver in different directions. 

The stamped images are stamped on mixed media paper, trimmed out and added to the card front.  I used dimensional adhesive (foam squares) on the chair and sentiment.  Black ink splats were added to complete the card.
Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, September 20, 2019

Write your Story ART Journal by Clear Scraps~

Hi guys!!
It is my turn on the Clear Scraps blog today.
I'm creating with one of the Wood Albums and I'm loving how it
turned out.  Let me show you~

 I created with the "Write your Story" wood album and matching 6" stencil.  So fun and easy to make it your own.  I will use this one as an art journal~Creating the cover was the fun part !!!  The cover was painted with acrylic paint and then sanded lightly.  The feather was stenciled first using the 6" Write your Story stencil.  I used about 4 different colors of Archival ink but as you can see it all looks black.  So black it is!!!

The stencils added to the background to create interest and dimension are ~ 6" Chevron, 6" Swallowtail Butterfly, 6" Quaterfoil, 6" Plaid and 6" Shiplap Clear Scraps has some really cool and fun images that look great for mixed media backgrounds.  Just start adding one at a time~

I used black, cobalt, beige and white ink with the 6" stencils (for the background).  The cool thing is if you have an area you don't like just add more stencil images until you get the look you are looking for.  I love that, can't mess it up!!  No way!

I added mixed media paper to the wood album because I  will be using this as an art journal~so excited to create a page!!

The inside cover the 4"x 6"stencil  "All Created" was used by Clear Scraps.  On the side page (black) the 6" Diamonds stencil was used to create a background.
I also used red rubber stamps by Darkroom Door for a the art images.  Beacon 527 was used to glue the inside pocket on the wood inside cover.

This is the back cover~another pocket to hold any extras or notes.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT  Member