Saturday, February 29, 2020

Global Postmarks by Darkroom Door

Hi guys!
I have more projects to share from the newly released stamps
by Darkroom Door.  This one is called Global Postmarks stamp set.
I love it~you will too!!!  Fabulous elements for cards and projects.
Check these projects out and you will see what I mean~

The background on this one is created using Distress Oxides.  I loved the
dark rich color, it almost looks like spilled coffee.
The Global Postmarks are stamped in random places on the card.

The background for this set I stamped with the Journey Word Blk
 stamp.  The postmarks in the jar (as wishes) collecting and saving
those places we all want to go.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Campsite by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi guys!!
I have two cards to share using the really cool Campsite stamp
by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  
The first card is a 6" x 6" that can be created using any size stamp.
To make the card 6" x 6" I cut a white mat 6" x 6". The green mat is 5 3/4" x
5 3/4".  The card front is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".  This is a three layer mat.
Stamp the image out using the misti or any stamping platform.  By using a
stamping platform you can stamp many times to get a strong
Use the cloud stencil and the blue tone PanPastels to create the
background for the CampsiteDon't worry if  the blue tones get on the trees
you can take an eraser and get it off.
I used the brown tone Panpastels to color in the Campsite.
I use Q-tips for this. After the card front was complete, the card front
 was sprayed with hairspray to seal the card.

Card #2~ 
This card is created with a mixed media background and straight on
stamping.  I love how it looks, like it is from an old magazine or
Water down Distress Oxide inks and layer the inks on the stamped
cardstock, drying after each layer.  This makes such a cool
mixed media type background for cards.  Double mat on
coordinating cardstock to complete the card. Add twine and labels for
added interest.
 Would love to see you join us over on the
Fans of Blue Knight Rubber Stamps FB page. 
Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Recipe and Coupon books, re-cycled with Joy Clair!

Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Joy Clair blog today.  I have a  re-cycled
project to share, so save your cake mix boxes!!  I used Baked With Love,
Recipe card, Lindsey Script Alpha and Love Coupon stamp sets by
Joy Clair.
I have a step by step tutorial up on the Joy Clair blog.
This is a fun project but you will need some kind of binding machine
to keep the book together.
The coupon book has fun coupons to be redeemed by that special someone!

The recipe book has some of my favorite recipes in it.  Makes a cute little gift!!
Add some extra kitchen items with the recipe book.  Maybe even a cake mix :)

Supplies needed:
Joy Clair: Baked with Love, Recipe Card, Lindsey Script Alpha and Love Coupon
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner Permanent strips
other: cake boxes, cracker boxes.
white cardstock (inside pages)
binding System (Bind-It-All)

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Try It Tuesday ~ Mixed Media Canvas Bags!

Hi guys!
Thanks for stopping in for

I have been creating using, stencils, a 6" X 6" gel-press and paint. 
Love it so much!!!  A little messy, but tons of fun !

Load the Gel-Press up with paint, then doodle in it and stamp ~ that's
 how these were done.  Simple process getting the canvas covered
with color.  Stencils were added with black paint.  Border stencils
were used with white paint.  Details added with a liner brush to
highlight areas on the bag.

Buttons were hand sewn on the front of the bags.  Trim added in the
zipper pull.  

Try it~ ok?
You will love the process and the really cool thing is, it is
really hard to mess up :)
Products used:
Canvas Bags: Amazon
Gel-Press (affiliate link)
Stencils: Darkroom Door, Clear Scraps,  DecoArt/Andy Skinner, 
Stencil 1 and The Crafters Workshop
Paint: DecoArt
Buttons Galore & More
May Arts/ seam binding

Monday, February 24, 2020

Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~ Week in Review!

This week the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps DT will be sharing these projects.
Links to each designers blog is on the BKRS Blog.  I hope you will check
out these really cool and unique projects using Blue Knight Rubber Stamps and PanPastels.
My card is created with  the Campsite stamp set. 
Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, February 21, 2020

Regal Deer by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi guys!
I have a couple of cards to share using newly released
stamp called Regal Buck by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.
I really love this stamp because we had a deer, on our place, that we 
called the "old man" but Regal Deer would have been fitting
for him.  In his prime he was "Regal"!!
Card #1~
I stared with a mixed media background for this card.  I love how it came out ~ looks
 pretty "Regal" to me!

I started off by stamping image, using the misti so I could stamp
several times getting a strong outline of the deer

  The stamped image was run trough the inks and heat dried. I used
three different colors of ink. Repeat the process until you get the
desired background.  You actually are layering colors of ink.
The sentiment was stamped out and color was added in the 
same manner.  To complete the card, mat the card front on
coordinating cardstock and adhere to a folded card.  Add twine and
 a small button.

Card #2~

This background was created using ink and stencils.  I really love it!!
Before I could stencil, I created a mask so the deer would not get stenciled over.

When I was done with the mask I taped to the back of the stamp set,
ready for me to use again.  Clever, right!!
I used Archival ink for the stenciling.  The deer is colored in with watered
down Distress Oxide ink.  It works just like watercolors!!

To create the label for the card, I used the word EPIC form
 the Zach and Marley set along with a label punch.  To
complete the card adhere to cardstock and then a folded card.
Adhere the label with 3D Foam Squares for dimension.
 Would love to see you join us over on the
Fans of Blue Knight Rubber Stamps FB page. 
Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Make Art Sentiment stamp by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
Today I'm sharing a couple of cards created using the newly
released Make Art Sentiment Stamp by Darkroom Door.
The coffee card is created using glossy paper and alcohol inks. Drops of
blending solution is
 randomly placed to make really cool effects on
 the glossy paper.  The paint brush card is created using Distress Oxides to
add color to the card background.
Products used:
Darkroom Door: Make Art Sentiment stamp, Coffee Time, Med. Wellbeing Stencil,
Lots of Labels Set, Paint Splats and Artist Brushes.
Other: Glossy cardstock, Alcohol inks, Distress Oxides, Archival inks, Acrylic paint
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and silver pen.

Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Ensemble Project for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!

Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today.
I created an ensemble ( 3 projects that go together), that was displayed
 at Creativation 2020, in 
the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L booth.
   The project  was even in
the product catalog ~ such a thrill!!!!

 All of the details are up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog ~here.

Supplies used~
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L:
Pop-Up Die Set: Karen Burniston (Cupcake Pop-up Die Set); Patterned Paper; Small Notepad; Vintage Spools; Craft Sticks; Fabric Strips; Wooden Heart Save It to Pinterest!

Thanks for stopping by~ Connie

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Splattered Frame by Darkroom Door ~

Hi guys!
I have a couple of cards to share using the newly
released stamp called Splattered Frame by Darkroom Door.
This is a fun stamp and goes so well with the art stamps
in the Darkroom Door product line.
Products used:
Darkroom Door: Splattered Frame, Artist Brushes, Artist Pallet and
 Make Art Sentiment Stamp
Archival ink, Distress Oxide, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and
Thanks for stopping by~

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Lots of Labels by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
I have some projects to share that were  created using the
newly released Lots of Labels by Darkroom Door.  Truly is a
favorite of mine~
These are are easy to create just straight stamping nothing
hard or fancy.  In the first card I thought it was really cool that
the label stamp can be repeated several times giving the look
of a strip of tickets.  The second card is a collage of the different sizes and
shapes creating a background for the card.
The large label was used as a tag base.  Smaller labels were layered on
along with the Robin bird.  Distress Oxides were used to create the 
distressed look.
Products used:
Darkroom Door: Lots of Labels, Carved Leaves vol.1, Tall Flowers,
Number Medley, Global Postmarks, Wildflowers vol.2 and Robin/Eclectic stamp.
Distress Oxide ink, Archival ink
Mixed Media paper/TH
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Runner and 3D Foam Squares
Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, February 14, 2020

Climbing Kitten by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi guys!
I have a couple of cards to share using the newly released
Climbing Kitten by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  This is a really fun stamp
 on so many levels!!
Card #1~
This card is stamped out on mixed media paper and colored with
watered down Distress Oxides.
I love the vintage look these colors give the image.  I applied one layer of
ink and let it pool in places.  

I continued to add color to the image, very lightly.  To complete the card
it was matted on coordinating cardstock and then a folded card.

Card #2~
This card was created the same way the top is except
the colors are darker.  The image was spattered with water
to give a distress look. The kitten shows it the best with the
dark and light areas.
The image was stamped, on mixed media paper, and extra corners of the
image were stamped and painted.  Those will be trimmed out and added
over the leaves on the original image.

By cutting out the extra leaves (corners,) I was able to add
some really fun dimension to the card front. I used 3D Foam Squares/Scrapbook
 Adhesives by 3L.  I even added leaves in random spots.
To complete the card, mat on coordinating cardstock and then
a folded card.
 Would love to see you join us over on the
Fans of Blue Knight Rubber Stamps FB page. 
Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Hochanda and Darkroom Door~ good stuff!!!

Hochanda showcased Darkroom Door stamps today and it was so cool.
They do a segment called Let Leonie Loose where she creates with
products they are showcasing on the show.  I love watching here, so talented.
And I love it when she holds up a card that I created too!!!
I will show and list the product and the link of what I 
remember was featured today!!!

Lady Lace
Take a look at the show and check out Let Leonie Loose ~ great stuff!!!
Thanks for stopping by~
If you haven't checked out the latest release from Darkroom Door, you should ~
it's that good!!!