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~

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!!

Published in Creative Scrapbooker ~ Spring 2021

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~

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~
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″
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~

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~

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
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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