Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Hosanna In the Highest~a card with Joy Clair!

Hi guys!!
It is my turn on the Joy Clair's Blog today.  I am showcasing the Hosanna set
 that was newly released in January.  
Joy Clair released 13 new stamp sets that are so creative and
 fun to use for card making.

The Palm leaves are stamped on the card front with black archival ink. The leaves are colored in using Distress Oxide ink watered down. The background is created using Distress Oxide inks that are watered down to make small puddles of color.  That makes it easy to turn the card front over (to the front side) and pick up color.  I kept during this until I was happy, with amount of color for the background.

The word HOSANNA was stamped out on white cardstock using Distress Oxide ink and embossed with a clear coat embossing powder.  The word is matted on brown cardstock with a torn off edge. Ric rack and a button were added for texture. 

All the details are on the Joy Clair blog
Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, February 22, 2019

Tablet Stand and Wood Quotes by Clear Scraps!

Hi guys!!
It is my turn on the  Clear Scraps Blog.  
I created with the newly released Wood Quotes by Clear Scraps.
They released ten quotes and I want them all ~

They are easy to create with and can be applied to different items.  
I used the acrylic Tablet Stand by Clear Scraps for my project.
Al the details are over on the Clear Scraps Blog along with more photos.
The link to the store is in the blog header. You are so close you can view 
all the new Wood Quotes by Clear Scraps.

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Try It Tuesday~changing things up in the craft room!

Hi guys!!
Sometimes it just needs to be done, especially when 
you get some cool vintage stuff ~
Stacking old books next to the area I photograph at.  Makes it
 easy to grab what I need~

Frogs~I need these too!

All together, makes it easy~

Some of my favorite labels and ephemera hanging
 inside an old wooden frame.

Vintage Royal typewriter, great for showcasing a vintage photo. 

So cool, love the bicycle ~

Header over my desk~
Sure do miss JBS!!
Hands holding round items, very cool round items!!
Just changing things up, try it!!
Thanks for stopping by for

Friday, February 15, 2019

Candy Wrappers with Joy Clair~

Hi guys!! It's my turn on  Joy Clair's Blog.
I created two different candy wrappers, for your fave candy bar and your fave person,
using stamp sets by Joy Clair.  These are so fun to create and who doesn't love receiving
a candy bar all decorated  fancy style !!!

The sets I used are all from the January new release.  Different stamp sets, 
that are so different but work so well together.  I have all the details (plus more photos)
  over on Joy Clair's Blog.

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Clear Scraps Hearts Wood Phone Stand~so cool!

Hi guys!!
I have a fun and super cute project using the new Hearts Wood Phone Stand by
 Clear Scraps.  I added a fun feature to this and can't wait to see what you think!
Clear Scraps has some really cute phone stands, in both acrylic and wood, in the online Clear Scraps store.

A pocket was attached to the back side, of the wood phone stand, for a note pad.  I have all the details (and more photos) on the Clear Scraps Blog.  

Even hubby thought this was pretty clever.  Sometimes I'm charging my phone, while using it and need a notepad to right down information.  This works so well, right at my finger tips!!

Products used:
Clear Scraps: Hearts Wood Phone Stand (link above)
Beacon 527
Scrapbook Adhesive 
Acrylic paint
Decorative paper
note pad
vintage library card holder
Thanks for stopping buy~

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Try It Tuesday~ The Sketchbook Project 2018

Hi guys!!
I have finally finished with the Sketchbook Project 2018.  I always amazed
 at what these long term type projects pull out of me.  I'm happy with the sketchbook
 and enjoyed every minute creating!!

I created with some of my favorite supplies and incorporated my favorite colors.
To get a better look at each page here is link Crafty Goodies:Sketchbook Project 2018.
All the details and product list on this page. 
Thanks for all the interest and support .
I appreciate it so much!!!!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Classic Cars Vol.2 part 2 by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!!
Happy Monday!!  I have the other two Classic Cars Vol.2
projects ready to share with you.  Darkroom Door really hit a homer on this set.
So cute, great for guys!!!

1. Create a background using layers and layers of random colors of acrylic paint.  Mine started out as a page that I had cleaned the roller from the Gel-Press on.  It has hints of pink and purple under the green and yellow tones.
 I dulled that with the black paint. 
2. Add texture to the pages with stencils and modeling paste.  The white modeling paste applied over paint kinda of takes on the colors of the paint and I lost the look I was going after.
3. So I re-applied the stencil using acrylic paint.  The paint stayed white and I loved it on the black painted spots on the pages.
4. The sides of the pages were stamped with Stitched Borders set, giving the look that the pages were stitched with a sewing machine.
5. The center was created by stamping the car images on vintage dictionary paper with black ink. When the journal was closed the center paper tore apart. 
6. Stickers were added and stamped with StazonOn/black ink. (The stickers have a shiny surface and I wanted to make sure the text was not going to smear.)
7. Add speckles with black ink over the vintage dictionary paper.
8. Shading was added to the center, where the paper tore.
9. Vintage photo corners were added to the vintage dictionary paper.

Products used:
Darkroom Door; Classic Cars Vol.2 & Vol.1
Darkroom Door: Stitched Borders
Darkroom Door; Vintage Office
Darkroom Door: Lrg. Mesh Stencil
Ink: Archival/Jet Black
Ink; StazOn/Black
Paint: DecoArt

1. Using the Torn Text background stamp and gray cardstock, stamp the image on the cardstock with black ink.
2. Using the Lrg. Mesh stencil apply in random spots, on the card front, using black ink.
3. Do the same thing with the Lrg. stars stencil, random spots on the card front with black ink.
4. Stamp the car on a smaller piece of gray cardstock and apply the Lrg. Mesh stencil in random spots with black ink.
5. Matt the smaller piece on black cardstock.
6..Adhere to the card front.
7. Stamp sentiment with black ink on white cardstock and trim out.
8. Shade with black ink and adhere to card front with dimensional foam squares.
9. Speckle with white ink.
10. Add card front to a folded white card base.
11. Add three rhinestones to each star on the front of the card.

Products used:
Darkroom Door: Classic Cars Vol.2
Darkroom Door: Torn Text background stamp
Darkroom Door: Lrg. Mesh stencil
Darkroom Door Lrg. Stars
Cardstock: Letter It by Ranger
Cardsock: White
Ink: Archival/Jet Black and Dylusions/White Linen by Ranger
Other: black rhinestones

If everything goes good I'll have my Sketchbook Project up for 
Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Darkroom Door ~ Classic Cars Vol.2

Hi guys!!
Darkroom Door has some great new stamps that were released in  January.  I
had the opportunity to create with some of the newly released products.
First up is Classic Cars Vol.2 ~
Classic Cars Vol.2

Such a cool set !!! Great for the men in your life and car lovers.

1. Using the Sunshine Background Stamp with grey cardstock, stamp the image using black ink.
2. Adhere a tag to the center of the card front.
3. Stamp the front facing car on white cardstock. Color in the head lights to match color of trim on the tag. I used watercolors to achieve this look.
4. Trim out to a rectangle shape.
5. Adhere to card front. Center the rectangle over the tag.
6. Using the Large Mesh stencil apply random spots on card front.  
7. Add circle sticker (had in my stash).  Mat the card front to beige cardstock and then again on black cardstock.
8. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock with black ink.
9. Trim apart and shade each section with black ink.
10. Add to card front using dimensional foam squares.
11. Speckle with white ink.
12. Adhere to folded white card base.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Vol.2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Sunshine Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Large Mesh Stencil
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Dylusions Ink Spray: White Linen 
Cardsock: Letter It by Ranger

1. Start with a grey piece of cardstock for your card front.  
2. Stamp the Grid Background Stamp on the grey cardstock with Distress Oxide Ink (Black Soot).
3. Using a spray bottle of water mist the front of the card. The ink will oxidize and create a distressed look. Dab off extra water. Dry with heat tool.
4. Stamp the car (front side view) stamp on card front.
5. Stamp numbers (from Vintage Office) in left top corner of card with Black ink.
6  Stamp the car (side view) on grey cardstock with black ink.
7. Trim out three sides and gently tear off bottom side.
8. Mat on beige cardstock. Repeat the tearing technique on the beige cardstock also.
9. Adhere to card front.
10. Mat the card front on beige cardstock and then black cardstock.
11. Then add to a folded white card base.
12. Speckle card front with white ink.
13. Stamp sentiment on beige card stock and trim out.
14. Shade with black ink and add to card front.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Vol.2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Vintage Office Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Grid Background Stamp
Cardstock: Letter It by Ranger
Distress Oxide Ink Pad: Black Soot
Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Dylusions ink Spray: White Linen 

I have two more projects up on the Darkroom Door Blog.
I will post them here on Monday.
 This is a BIG release lots of stamps and stencils!!!

See ya soon~

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Scrapbooking with Joy Clair!!

Hi guys!!
I'm blogging over at Joy Clair today.  I have a really fun scrapbook page
 using several of the new January release stamp sets.
The stamps make for fun and creative embellishments for scrapbook pages.
All of the fun details and more pictures are on the Joy Clair Blog. 

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you will jump on over to Joy Clair's 
and look at all the new stamps sets.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Celebrating Mardi Grass with Joy Clair's Unashamed stamp set!

Hi guys!!
Today the Joy Clair designers are showcasing the Unashamed set with lots
 of different and fun ways to create with this set.

 You can follow along from the
 Joy Clair blog.
I started creating my background for the journal page by adding color with
the gel-press. I also cleaned my roller on these two pages.
Vintage music paper was added with collage medium.  The next
step was adding texture paste through a stencil. I chose a round circle design.

The next step was stamping the Joy Clair/ Unashamed images on the pages.
The masks were stamped (Archival ink/Jet Black) and then painted with acrylic paint.
The sentiments were stamped on watercolor paper and lightly washed over with color.
The Broken Brick background stamp (retired) was applied randomly to the pages.
Also the UH-OH ink Splatter stamps were stamped in random places on the pages.

I highlighted parts of the images with white acrylic paint.
The sentiment squares were adhered to the  journal pages.
 The pages were splatted with white acrylic paint and then I stencil with black ink
 a square type pattern randomly on the two pages.



Have fun hopping along!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer

The new Medium DIY Pallets and Script Word Quotes by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a fun project using the new Medium DIY Pallets with the new Script Word Quotes by Clear Scraps.  These were designed to go together and they look fabulous all dolled up with paint and pretty paper.   My projects were painted with acrylic paint, but paper looks amazing too.
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These were created with the clean "beach" look.  I hope you see it too!!!!

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The pallet shapes were painted, with watered down acrylic paint, giving the project a colored stained look.  The wood grain is still peeking through the paint.  The script wood quotes are painted with off white acrylic paint.  I did not water the paint down for this.   When all painted pieces were dry, the edges were sanded to give the distress look (that I so love)!  I added holes to the top of the Medium Pallets with the crop-a-dile tool.   I used heavy twine for the hanger.  When it was all put together the pallets were speckled with white acrylic paint.  The easiest way for me to achieve that perfect splat is by using an old toothbrush.  Easy to control the splats!!  Just water down the paint that you are splatting with.

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Products used:
Clear Scraps: Square Med DIY Pallet
Clear Scraps: Heart Med DIY Pallet
Clear Scraps: Choose Happy XL Script Wood Quote
Clear Scraps: I Love Us XL Script Wood Quote
Beacon 527
Acrylic paint
twine or rope

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member