Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Texas Wood Card with Clear Scraps~

Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Clear Scraps Blog today.
I'm sharing a tutorial on how this Texas Wood Card 
was created.
Clear Scraps has nine different wood cards that are super cute.  They even have
 a blank one~imagine what you create with that one.

Add a cut Texas sentiment and you have a unique, one-of-a-kind card!!
All the details are on the Clear Scraps blog, along with a tutorial. Hope you
will stop by~

See ya soon~

Friday, July 26, 2019

Bible journaling with Joy Clair~

Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Joy Clair Blog!
I wanted to share an art journal page I created using the Saved by Grace 
set by Joy Clair.
It is so fun to create in my art journal!!! Love it !!!
The background is created by using Distress Oxides watered down and
then use a water brush to add color to the white spaces.  Easy!!!
Also used is the Books Of The Bible by Joy Clair.
Great for labeling or adding verses to your pages.
The flowers were stamped on watercolor paper, colored (with the same ink used
to create the background) 
and then trimmed out and added to the pages.
The stencils used are by ARTplorations/Helen G. (check em' out)!! Very cool.
Saved by Grace
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Bird Life by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
I'm creating with the newly released Bird Life by Darkroom Door.
I love birds so this was a win win set for me!  All of the
 new release are winners ~
take a look!

First Project:
Create a background, for the card front, by stamping a focal image in random
places on the card front.  I choose the small bird and stamped it in different places.
I used Distress Oxide inks to add color to the birds.  The Stitched Borders set was
stamped on all four sides of the card front.  The mixed media background was created
with blue and brown Distress Oxide inks, watered down, and placed in random areas
 of the small paper piece. The focal image (bird house) was stamped on
white cardstock and trimmed out.  Adhere the image to the mixed media paper.  Stamp
 the sentiment and adhere to a folded blue card.
Another example of this technique.
Second project:
This was really fun to create.  I used different colors of Gelatos by Faber-Castell.
You can see the colors used and then blended with a water brush.  Darkroom Door stencils
(Lrg. Mesh, Lrg. Diamonds)
were used, with modeling paste, for added texture.
The bird bath was stamped directly on the art journal page and
colored in with Distress Oxide inks. The birds and hanging bird house
 were stamped and colored with Distress Oxide inks and trimmed out.
The tree branches are from the Bird Life set and Carved Leaves Vol.1. 
The trimmed out images were adhered to the art journal pages.
The quote is  called Friends by Darkroom Door.  It was
stamped out and cut in strips.  Color was added to each strip.  The strips were
 adhered to the journal page.

Third project:
The three mixed media type clusters were created using modeling
paste with Darkroom Door stencils (Lrg. Diamonds, Lrg. Mesh and
med. Awesome).  The birds, bird bath, small film strip, and carved leaves were
stamped on white cardstock, colored (with Distress Oxide inks) and trimmed out.
The image were adhered to the mixed media clusters on the page.  The filmstrip
 border stamp was stamped on white cardstock, with black ink, trimmed out
and cut down the middle.  The two sides of the filmstrip were placed on each side
of the photos, creating the filmstrip look at the bottom of the page.  The focal
photo was matted with coordinating cardstock and adhered to the page.
The title and date were added to complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, July 22, 2019

Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~cards!

Hi guys!
I have a couple of cards to share using this super cute stamp
 by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps. 
 (This isn't a sponsored post, it is me sharing a really cute stamp)
The stamp is called  Titus, The Great Adventurer.
It is adorable~ ok, I'll stop gushing:)

Card #1~
The stamp is stamped twice and then a layer was torn down , colored and
 then added over the complete image.  The rainbow is added with pan pastels.
It is all done with white cardstock and Archival ink.  A white pen is used to highlight the
rainbow and add some texture to the card front.
Card #2~ 
The second card is stamped on vintage dictionary paper and the matted on
black cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and added to the 
card front.  The card front was then adhered to a folded white card.  White acrylic paint
was used to speckle the card front.

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, July 19, 2019

Abstract 02 by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!!
I have been creating with a new stamp by Darkroom Door
 called Abstract 02 and it is pretty cool.
Perfect for card making or for those art journal pages!

Abstract 02

First card set~

The images were stamped on watercolor paper, using Archival/Jet Black ink and colored with Distress Oxides creating the background (Abstract 02) for the card.  The stars, bottles and pencils were stamped on heavy cardstock, colored with Distress Oxides (watered down) and then trimmed out and added to the card front, with dimensional
adhesive.  Texture was added, to the background, using the script texture stamp.  The card front was adhered to a folded Kraft cardstock card.

The background, for the card, was created using the Spanish Tiles with Distress Oxide ink
stamped on coordinating cardstock.  The Abstract 02 and Portrait Inchies were stamped on heavy cardstock with Archival ink/Jet Black.  The images are shaded with watered down Distress Oxide. The images (Abstract 02 and Portrait Inchies) are trimmed out and a canter border is created.  The sentiment is added from the Whimsical Words set by Darkroom Door.   Stickers were added the card was adhered to a folded card. Black splats were added with ink.

The background is created using the Lrg. Mesh stencil with Distress Oxides ink,  I used four different colors and then sprayed with water so they would mingle.  The Abstract 02 stamp was used next and highlighted with a white ink pen.  The med. Creativity stencil was used also with Archival/Jet Black ink.  The Carved Birds Vol.1 and the Carved Leaves Vol.1 were stamped in random spots and highlighted with a white ink pen.  The quote stamp ~ Dance, was stamped out on heavy cardstock and trimmed into strips, then added to the art journal page.  Watered down Distress Oxide ink was added, to each word strip, for color.  Black splats were added with ink.

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Pallet Photo Board with Clear Scraps~

Hi guys!!
It is my turn on the Clear Scraps Blog.  I will be sharing a photo board,
that photo's can be changed out on, using the Rectangle Pallet board, the
You & Me Quote and the mini vintage acrylic clipboard.

This was such a fun project ~
You can find all the details on the Clear Scraps Blog.  
Products used:
Clear Scraps: You & Me Quote

Beacon 527
Photo Play / pattern paper
Darkroom Door / film strip stamp
Scrapbook Adhesives / dimension foam squares

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, July 12, 2019

Teacups by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!!
I have been creating with one of the new stamps from
Darkroom Door.  It is called Teacups and it is so sweet!!!
Love the stacked Teacups!!
My first project is an art journal page using many stencils and stamps
 from Darkroom Door.
1. Spray color randomly on art journal pages.  I used Dylusions ink sprays in the blue, yellow and green tones.  Let dry and dab off excess ink.
2. Add the brown color with Distress ink.
3. Stamps the Teacups stamp with Archival/Jet Black.
4. Stamp coffee rings in random areas on the pages.
5. Select some stencils, by Darkroom Door, and apply in random spots with Archival/Potting Soil ink.
6. Add quote (Darkroom Door has many to choose from) and trim out.
8. Add tag top with ribbon.

Second project using the Teacups stamp~a vintage card.
1. Create the background using a background stamp (Spanish Tiles) by Darkroom Door.
2. Adhere to a white or gray folded card.
3. Stamp the teacups on gray cardstock and trim down.
4. Mat on black cardstock and adhere to card front.
5. Add a vintage photo corner to card front.
6. Add vintage lace and vintage flower to bottom of teacups.
7. Add "Lovely" label stamp to cluster.
8. Splat with black ink.

Third project using the Teacups stamp~a mixed media card.

1. Select three different colors of Distress Oxide inks (I went with blue tones) and water them down.
2. Drag the card front (watercolor paper) in the inks~do one ink at a time. Repeat until you get the look you like.
3. Stamp the teacups on the background with Archival ink/Cobalt.
4. Stamp the carved leaves in the same ink in random places.
5. Stamp the sentiment and trim out.
6. Adhere to card front.
7. Mat on dark blue cardstock and adhere to a folded white card.
8. Add twine and a few pearls.
9. Splat with black ink.

Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Junkin' find~vintage seed bin!

Hi guys!!
I have a really cool junkin' find to share with you today.
I found this in an antique store in Indiana and could
not walk past it, so it came home with me.  

You could tell it was handmade and really been loved~ just the way I like to
buy things.  Each section has the seed name written in pencil.  Hard to see but made
me love it even more.

I won't tell you what I paid cause hubby might see the post :):)
but it was so worth every penny!!
I think you will agree~Indiana has good junk!!!
Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, July 8, 2019

Abstract 01 by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
 I have the new Abstract 01 (set of four) by Darkroom Door to share with
you today.  This stamp is perfect for an Art Journal page, cards or other paper craft

Abstract 01

First project~ an Art Journal page using the newly released
Abstract 01 stamp.
The background was created with some random spots of Distressed Oxides and then I filled in the
white spaces with acrylic paint.  My inspiration was vintage wall paper.  I used collage sheets by
Tim Holtz and then started adding texture with modeling paste and stencils. Abstract 01 is the only stamp used on this page.  Some areas were to bright, so I went back over those areas with paint
and stencils.  The thing is, you can never ruin a page, just keep adding layers and it will be OK. Chipboard words (Tim Holtz) were added, then colored with a light wash of Distress Oxide ink.
Highlighting areas of the stencils with white acrylic paint (using a No. 1 brush) really gives a great
look and def
The stencils used are the sm. Ferns, med. Incredible, lrg. Diamonds and lrg Polka Dots ~ all by Darkroom Door.
Second Project~

1. Create a card background using the Abstract 01 stamp.  All you do is stamp long ways (two rows)
or if you want the card larger stamp three rows.
2. Then take the stamp and (only using the first five rows of the Abstract 01 stamps) stamp horizontal.
3. The watered down look was achieved with Distress Oxides.
4. Select a color and add water to it.  Dip the stamp into the watered down ink and stamp on heavy
white cardstock.
5. It runs together but makes for a messy artsy look. I like that!!!
6. Add the med. Creativity stencil to the background.
7. Stamp the paint brush and paint drop on the card front. (Artist Brushes and Paint Splats by Darkroom Door)
8. Stamp sentiment and adhere.
9. Double mat on cardstock and adhere to a folded white card base.

Third Project ~ card set!

1.  Create the background, for the cards, using the Abstract 01 stamp.  Stamp rows going horizontal and then (using the first five rows on the stamp) stamp vertical.  Makes a cool pattern!
2. Use as many different colors of ink  as you like.  I went with two contrasting Archival inks.
3. Once the card front was created, tear around the edges of the card front.  Love this look!
4. Double mat on coordinating cardstock and mat on a folded white card base.
5. Stamp the sea shells, on white cardstock, and trim out.
6  Stamp the sentiment out and trim out, in a word strip.
7. Adhere with dimensional adhesive.
7. Splat with black ink or black acrylic paint.

Thanks for stopping by~
Check out the new stamps from Darkroom Door, 
you won't be disappointed!!!!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Embellishments and Joy Clair stamps~

Hi guys!
It's my turn on the Joy Clair blog.
Today I wanted to share with you some scrapbook pages
and embellishments that were made using Joy Clair stamps.
The first page~

The stamp set used was Best Dad Ever.  
The tool border fit perfect above the photo cluster.
The ruler was made into a label, for a name. The Typewriter Font was used
 to add the name. The small tools were stamped out,
 colored and then trimmed to be added to the page as

The second page used the No Prob-Llama set .  So cute and I love the banner.
A great set for celebration!!!!

The inside of the Wild & Free card has a space for four more photos.
The arrows and balloons are from the Going Places set. Another
great set for celebration.  The images were stamped out, colored and trimmed out.
Ready to add to your pages!!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Friday, July 5, 2019

Geckos with Clear Scraps~

Hi, guys!!
It is my turn on the Clear Scraps Blog!
I wanted to share with you a scrapbook page I created using
the Geckos chipboard embellishment by Clear Scraps!
This is my granddaughter with her Bearded Dragon she is raising.  So when I saw the Geckos chipboard, by Clear Scraps,  I thought close enough, right?  The chipboard piece looks super cute with these photos. 
The chipboard Gecko was heat embossed using chunky embossing powder.  Love the texture the chunky embossing powder gives the chipboard image.  The thing with embossing powder is, you can add different colors to get a different look.  Fun to try on cute chipboard images!!  Clear Scraps has a large selection of super cute chipboard images, titles and words!!!  They look so amazing on all paper crafts!
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Beautiful Blooms by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
I have been creating with newly released stamps by Darkroom Door,
this week, and really loving them.  The stamp set I'm creating with is
 called Beautiful Blooms and yes, it is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Beautiful Blooms
The first card set ~
1. Using Distress Oxides ~ water two colors down and dab the white cardstock in the ink.  Dry between colors. 
2. Using Carved Leaves Vol.1,  stamp the leaves in random places leaving a space for the Beautiful Blooms stamp.
3. Stamp the large Bloom Stamp with coordinating inks, on beige cardstock and tear around the large bloom.  Instead of using scissors, tear the image out.  Adhere to center of leaf cluster.
4. Stamp the sentiment using coordinating ink and trim out in a word strip.  Adhere to card front.
5. Mat on coordinating cardstock and then adhere to a folded white card.
6. Add buttons to the centers of the flowers.

The second card~

1. Stamp the Beautiful Blooms (with stem) using two different color inks.  Stamp on white cardstock.
2. Stamp the Bottle (last release) over the stemmed flower with gray ink.
3. Stamp extra bottles on white cardstock and trim out.
4. Use the Chicken Wire background stamp and stamp over the stemmed flower in the bottle.
5.Cluster the extra bottle images around the focal bottle.
6. Double mat with coordinating cardstock.
7. Adhere to a folded card.
8. Splat with black ink.

The third card set~

1. Using the med. Creativity stencil and Archival inks (three coordinating colors) ~ stencil on white cardstock using the three different inks.
2. Stamp the stemmed blooms, from Beautiful Blooms, with the same three inks~ Fern Green (leaves), Potting Soil (stem) and Dandelion (bloom flower) by Ranger.
3. Double mat the card front and then adhere to a folded white card.
4. Splat with black ink.
5. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and tear around (instead of using scissors) and adhere to card front with dimensional adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by~
I will be showcasing the new release of Darkroom Door 
stamps on my blog through August!!!
Good stuff!!!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Try It Tuesday~Art Journal page

Hi guys!!
I have been creating in my art journal all summer and love it.
Trying new techniques and new products (to me) and having such a fun time.
This page is using stamps from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps and stencils
from Artplorations by H. Gullett.
The background was created using Distress Crayons.  A water brush was
 used the blend the colors.  Once that was accomplished, stencils and
modeling paste were added for dimension and texture.  More stencils
 were added using different colors of ink.  Distress Oxides were
used for this.  

The stamp was stamped on the page with Archival ink then colored
with Distress Oxides.  Another stencil pattern was added in
random spots.  The sentiment was stamped on cardstock and
then the edges were torn and adhered to the pages of the art journal.
Both pages were speckled with white acrylic paint (using an old

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