Thursday, August 6, 2020

Mirror Image Cards with Blue Knight Rubber Stamps

Hi guys!
I have a couple of cards to share using the mirror technique.
Lynn over at Blue Knight Rubber Stamps has a great video
on this.  All you need is a piece of acrylic to stamp the image
on and the flip it over to get the mirror image.

 The deer and the frogs are the stamps that I tried this technique
out on.  I wanted the deer facing each other, as well as the frogs.
The stag is the original stamp and the doe is the mirror image.  I stamped the
doe on acrylic then turned the acrylic image to my card front.  I repeated
the process until the image was good and dark. I used a black marker
to make the out line crisp.
The frog is one stamp.  The left one is the stamp and the right is the 
mirror image stamped on acrylic.  It is a little fuzzy but still looks
like a frog. I cleaned up the outline with a black marker. All the color is
added using PanPastels.
Products used:
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps: Momma Bear and Friends, The Dirt Road,
Lily Pond, Wetlands, Birds 2 and Happy Hedgehog.
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Runner Grand Refillable Dispenser,
3D Foam Squares Black Small and Crafty Foam Tape 108'
Thanks for stopping by~
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Monday, August 3, 2020

A Composition Notebook re-make with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L~


Hi guys!
I have a really oldie but goodie to share.  Remember when composition
notebooks were all the rage to give the cover a re-make?  I did one.
I went old school with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

I used some much loved Jenni Bowlin products to create the cover.  Remember ?
The embellishments are made out of heavy cardstock so I needed strong
adhesive to adhere and stay put.  I used Extreme-Double Sided Tape 1/4" to adhere
the black cardstock to the front of the composition notebook.  The inside has
 Keepsake Envelopes to hold "stuff".

All the details are on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog ~ check it out!!!
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer
Creative Time: 60 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Other :
Darkroom Door, ephemera pack, JBS Mercantile,Tim Holtz (chipboard words), cardstock, trim, random embellishments
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Friday, July 31, 2020

Rubber Stamp Madness Magazine~

Hi guys!!
I have some really cool news to share~yes, I got published.
It never gets old and always fun!!
Rubber Stamp Madness
All of the current calls are listed ~ go for it!!!!
Ranch Fence by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps along with PanPastels.
Best New Stamper Award (new to Rubber Stamp Madness magazine).
I used Darkroom Door and Distress Oxide Ink.
I used Darkroom Door and Distress Oxide Inks in creating
 the background.
This card using Blue Knight Rubber Stamps was not selected.
Thanks for letting me gush!!!
See ya soon~
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Meadow & Mountain card with Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi guys!
I've got a really vintage looking card to share today.
I love the look and so easy to achieve.
The background is Distress Oxides watered down.
I lay the paper into the mixture and then heat dry.  I repeat
until I get the look I'm looking for.  I use my Misti to align my stamp up
and then I'm able to re-stamp after the color is added to the stamped
scene. The water and Sunflowers are colored with Distress Oxides.
They perform just like watercolors!!
Supplies used:
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps: Meadow & Mountain
Darkroom Door: Sympathy Sentiment
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D White Foam Squares Small
E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Dispenser
3D Foam Tape 108'

Thanks for stopping by~
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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Art Journal Pages with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L~

Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.  Today
I'm sharing an Art Journal page using lots of inks, paint, stencils and
stamps and the best adhesive around!  So lets get started~

The background is created using art products and imagination!!!
So make it your own, when creating your own masterpiece.
I have all the details and step out photos on the
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.  I hope you will take a look!!!


Thanks for stopping by~
Connie
Creative Time: 60 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Adhesive Dots Medium
3D Foam Circles White Mix
Home Hobby by 3L®
Dual Tip Glue Pen
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4″
Other:
Stamps: Darkroom Door (Bottles, Labels and stencils) and Gina K Designs (Gifts from the Sea); Ink: Ranger Ink (Distress Oxide and Archival Ink); Acrylic Paint
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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Creating backgrounds with inks~

Hi guys!
I have a couple cards to share using Distress Oxide inks and
Darkroom Door Stamps.  Creating interesting
backgrounds for cards is half the fun! The other half is
the stamping:):)
I used mixed media paper as the background paper.  I started
with two different colors of Distress Oxide ink and then
added a third color.  Water down the ink and run the paper through the
ink, dry with heat tool and then repeat until you get the look you want.
Tim Holtz has some really great tutorials on this technique on his
You Tube channel.

The stamped images are added next, colored (Distress Oxide Ink) and then
the background is stenciled. Easy technique!!!
The stamps (Darkroom Door) used in this card set is as follows:
Fine Flowers Vol.2
Lots of Labels
Fine Leaves
Warm Wishes

Brick Wall Stencil/ small
Adhesive used:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L:
E-Z Runner Grand Refillable Dispenser

Thanks for stopping by~
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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Try It Tuesday~adding stamps in image!


Hi guys!
 I have a technique to share and it is a fun one!! It is addictive too!
I used the Path to the Barn stamp by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps 
and added smaller stamps to create more interest.  


Stamps used~
This card front involves many stamps~let me show you.
I added more fence with this set using the first fence ~

Beach Fence
I added the truck using this set~

Rear View Truck

The sentiments was taken from the Birthday Wishes set.

PanPastels were used to color images.  Green acrylic paint steepled on the
tree branches for added color.

Check out Blue Knight Rubber Stamps
Thanks for stopping by~
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Friday, July 3, 2020

Art Hangers with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L~

Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.
I have re-purposed project to share using vintage cloths
hangers.  I used the Crafty Power Tape to secure the vintage
photos to the front of the hangers.  The photo was an 8 X 10 mat
black n' white cut in 1" strips used for the background on the
 ART hangers.
There is a step by step tutorial on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.
I hope you will take a look and make some.  The hangers are from a
resale shop but I have seen them online and in retail stores.  The vintage
photos were given to me but I have seen stacks of them at resale shops
reasonably priced.  Pattern paper would look awesome too!


Here is another look with ART attached to the ART hanger~
Keep in mind anything that can be attached to the hanger would make
an unique display piece.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you go junkin’ soon.
Connie Mercer
Creative Time: 60 Minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

Crafty Power Tape
3D Circle White Mix
Creative Photo Corners Black
Home Hobby by 3L®
Dual Tip Glue Pen
Other
Vintage photos (8″x 10″) black / white mat finish, paper dolls by Tim Holtz, vintage hangers, Distress ink/Jet black, chipboard words by Tim Holtz
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Friday, June 26, 2020

Winter Cardinals by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~


Hi guys!
I have a couple of cards to share using the Winter Cardinal
by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  This is a newly released stamp.
Guys, it is gorgeous!!!! We have Cardinals
 here on the ranch, so this stamp was a must have!!!


Card #1
This is the card on the left.  I used Panpastels for the sky (clouds)
and coloring the scene.  When I was finished I decided to redo
the Cardinal on the fence from a him to a her.  Easy to do that, just erase the 
color.  Then recolor with grey.  The snow and fence have Pixie Dust
for added sparkle!!
Card #2
This card is created using Distress Oxide inks.  I treated the inks like
watercolors. I used white acrylic paint for the snow on the fence and
tree.  Added a tag at the top for added interest.

  Would love to see you join us over on the

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie/DT Member


Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Try It Tuesday~Art Journal pages.

Hi guys!
I have been creating Art Journal pages and loving it!!!
I'm using stencils, stamps and ephemera to add interest
to the pages.
Products used are Darkroom Door, Blue Knight Rubber Stamps and
 stencils from Topflight Stamps.  The background was created using
acrylic paints and a brayer.

Products used are Darkroom Door, Wow Embossing Powder, PaperArtsy,
stencils and white gel pen.  The background is created with modeling paste,
stencils and acrylic paint.  These products can be found at Topflight Stamps.

This page was created for Wanderlust 2020/Rachel Grieg's class.
The products are by Darkroom Door and Ranger Ink. Adhesive
 (for the tags) is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
Thanks for stopping by for
 See ya soon~
Connie

Friday, June 19, 2020

Beautiful by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi guys!
I have a couple of cards to share using the newly
released stamp called Beautiful by Blue Knight
Rubber Stamps. 
If you are a lover of reading and 
drinking a cup of tea or coffee, while enjoying a good
book, this is for you.
  Lovely stamp!!!
Card #1

The stamped image is on mixed media cardstock using the
Magnetic Ink Pad Handle by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps I love this thing!!
Holds my ink pad straight and gives me something to hold on to.  No more
dropped ink pad on my project!! The image is colored in with
Card #2

The background of this card is created using Distress Oxide inks.
Water the inks down and treat as watercolors.  They are amazing when
you keep adding layers of ink (drying between each color).  Really
cool backgrounds. The image is stamped and then colored in with 3
shades of Distress Oxide inks.
  Would love to see you join us over on the

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie/DT Member

Same Design, Different Cards ~ Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L


Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog. 
I have a couple cards to share that have been embossed
with WOW Embossing powders.  One card was created vertical
 and the other horizontal. Same elements just flipped the design
and direction of the card.

I have a tutorial on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog with
all the tricks.  Really no tricks, just flip the direction of the card
and repeat the process.
Vertical look~
 Horizontal look~ 
Once you do the first card the second one goes fast. All your are doing is switching the direction and placement of the embellishments. It is a fun one and I hope you will give it a try!!
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer
Creative Time: 45 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
3D Foam Circle White Mix
Crafty Foam Tape 108′
E-Z Grand Runner Refillable Dispenser
other products used: WOW Embossing Powder, Darkroom Door Stamps, twine, cardstock, heat tool, reinforcements (for large label)
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Friday, June 12, 2020

Foot Bridge by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi guys!!
I have a couple of cards to share using the newly released stamp set
by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  I really love the Foot Bridge Stamp.
  The Reeds and Ducks Stamps (from last Friday)
works great with this scene.

Card#1

The card is stamped on mixed media cardstock and then colored
in with Panpastels. Panpastels are easy to work with and so
forgiving.  A white artist eraser will fix any mistakes~just erase
and start again.
This is how I started, water and sky in first.  I created a mask for the sky
 using a small circle punch.  I laid it on my sky area and colored around it.
I then took it off and added the yellow sun.

Card#2

This card is stamped with Sketch Blue Distress Ink.  The sentiment is
stamped with Archival / Jet Black ink.  The card front is matted on a deep
blue cardstock.  The reeds (from the Reeds and Ducks
 stamp set) are added in both bottom corners of the card.
  Would love to see you join us over on the

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie/DT Member

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Try It Tuesday~ got pickles?

Hi guys!
Hubby planted a big garden and we have cucumbers
everywhere!  We gathered supplies and decided to make
Bread n' Butter pickles, the easy way.
 You guessed it~cut em up!!
Soak in salt water for about 1 1/2 hours.  I forgot to do this and it was
all good.
All you need~plus hot jars.
The yield 4 qtrs. of Bread n' Butter pickles (refrigerator style).  I used this recipe
times 4.

Recipe:
Bread n' Butter Pickles / Mama-Nell
3 C. Sugar
2 C. Vinegar
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Turmeric
1 tsp. Pickling Spice
Cook on stove top until sugar is dissolved and brine is hot.
Pour brine in hot jars filled with sliced cucumbers.
Store in Refrigerator a few weeks and then eat'em!!
Thanks for stopping by~
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