Monday, October 3, 2022

Home Sweet Home with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L~

Hi~
Today I'm sharing a scrapbook page using adhesive by 
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Simple Stories
pattern paper.  I have all the details on the 
Scrapbook Adhesives  by 3L Blog.

I used the tag die cuts that come with the paper collection to 
create a journal border.  I added words and embellishments from
the collection.  I hope you will take a look at the tutorial over on 
the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog. 



Thanks for stopping by!!
Connie/DT Member

Creative Time: 60 minutes
Skill Level: intermediate

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

E-Z Runner® Grand Permanent Strips
3D Foam Strips
3D Foam Circle White Mix
Crafty Foam Tape 108′
3D Foam Squares White Mix

HomeHobby by 3L®
Dual Tip Glue Pen
Premium Double Sided Tape 1/2″

other: pattern paper: Simply Stories: Happily Ever After, stamps: Blue Knight Rubber Stamps: One Line Sentiments

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Artful August Challenge with Rachel Greig ~ Tissue

 Hi!
I got back to my Art Journal.
I'm working through the Artful August Challenge by
Rachel Greig.  The word today is Tissue.
I had one roll of Tim Holtz tissue paper, from back
 in the day, but that is all I needed was a piece.


The background is created with the large circles stencil by Darkroom Door
 and Distress Spray Stain/Bundled Sage by Ranger.  The tissue paper is randomly
placed over a section of the stenciled background using collage paste by Ranger.
The quote stamp is called Artist by Darkroom Door.  Describes the Hyde girls
 perfectly.  


I randomly stamped using images from the Number Medley set, 
Global Postmarks and Faded Circles by Darkroom Door.  Stickers, Paper
 Dolls by TH and postage stamps.
The background is splattered with acrylic paint. All adhesive
used is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
The hashtag is #rachelgreigartfulaugustchallenge.  You can see
some really cool art by following this #.

Thanks for stopping by!
Connie 
crafty_mercer

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Choose Wisely by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi!
Today I have two cards to share using the NEWLY 
released stamp called Choose Wisely by Blue Knight Rubber
Stamps.
  One is a mixed media type and the other card
more traditional. 


The top (L) card is created with background stamps and then the leaves
and silhouette couple are stamped over the background. I used Bark and
Tell Me The Story of Jesus background stamps and for the
 leaves the Cute Koala set.  The set has the best leaves!! The color is
Distress Oxide inks, used like watercolors.  The bottom (R) card
is created with panpastels, texture paste, stencils and markers.
This is a fun background to make.  Lay the panpastels down first,
then stencils, and then texture paste. Speckle with acrylic paint to finish
the background.  Put the card front on a stamping platform
and add in the silhouette couple from the Choose Wisely set.
The sentiments are from the Choose Wisely set and the
One Line Sentiments/blessings.

All adhesive used is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.



Monday, September 19, 2022

Music To My Ears with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L~

Hi ~
I have another scrapbook page to share using more Bella Blvd.
and Crafty Foam Tape 108'.  Love that stuff!! I think
I use on everything I create ~ yes, it is that GOOD!!! Scrapbook
Adhesives by 3L Blog
has all the details on the project.



This was a special time and I'm glad to have this 
reminder.  I hope you will check out the details over on the 
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.


Just a little hint ~ it's all about the border!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Connie/DT Member

Creative Time: 45 minutes
Skill Level: beginner

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

E-Z Runner® Grand Permanent Strips
E-Z Grand Dots Repositionable Dispenser
3D Foam Strips
3D Foam Strips Large
3D Foam Circle White Mix
Crafty Foam Tape 108′

HomeHobby by 3L®
Dual Tip Glue Pen

other: pattern paper: Bella Blvd. acrylic paint/black.

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Wooded Book Stairs by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi!
Today I'm sharing two cards using the NEWLY
released Wooded Book Stairs by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.
If you love to color you will love it,
if you don't color (like me) you will find another way.


Card #1 (left) ~ This card is colored with Distress Oxide inks, watered down, 
to give a watercolor effect.  The sentiment is from the  Once in a Lifetime
stamp set by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps. 
Card #2 (right) ~ This card is colored with panpastels, the Day & Night Palette.
I then used an eraser to remove the color on the book stairs. I added the
silhouette girl and cat from the Girls with Pets stamp set.
Under I chose the word "the simple life." from the 
One Line Sentiments/blessings.


All adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Two Paths by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi!
Today I'm sharing two cards created using the NEWLY
released stamp called Two Paths by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.
One is embossed and the other colored (loosely). 



The top (L) card is colored with Distress Oxide (watered
down).  The added jeeps are from the Daring Adventure set. 
The words are from the One Line Sentiments/happy any day.
The bottom (R) card is embossed with a chunky green 
embossing powder and then colored with Distress Oxides.
The silhouette deer were popped in from the 
Buck, Doe & Fawn set.  The words are from the 
One Line Sentiments/friends rock. Also popped in a 
bird from the Birds ll set.

All adhesive used is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.



Monday, September 5, 2022

Artful August Challenge with Rachel Greig ~

Hi!
This is the third year for Artful August Challenge with
Rachel Greig.  I'm so happy to announce I got to
create 4 art journal pages using the prompts that Rachel
suggested.


The four I'm going to show are 26 - 29.   So fun, all mixed media with
red rubber stamps!!!


You can find individual photos here on my instagram
 account crafty_mercer.
I used Distress Stain Spray, Distress Oxide ink and Archival inks
to create the background or starting point.  Stencils, stamps, 
collage papers, ephemera, texture paste, embossing 
powder just to name the many things that were used.  I used
close to 12 stamp sets and 8 stencils. 
My goal is to finish all the prompts even it takes longer than a
month!

Thanks for stopping by.
Connie 

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Hey Dude with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L~

Hi~
Today I'm sharing a scrapbook page using pattern paper
by Bella Blvd. and 3D Foam Strips by Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L.
I have a fun technique that is really easy but looks great
over on the Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L Blog.  It has
to do with journal strips, up and down.


I have all the details over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.
I'm using some fun paper by Bella Blvd. called Alex from back
in the day.  I have lots of paper from back in the day.  It is
good to start making pages again.


Thanks for stopping by~
Connie/DT Member


Creative Time: 45 minutes
Skill Level: beginner

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

E-Z Runner® Grand Permanent Strips
E-Z Grand Dots Repositionable Dispenser
3D Foam Squares White Mix
3D Foam Strips

HomeHobby by 3L®
Dual Tip Glue Pen

other: pattern paper: Bella Blvd., stamps: Darkroom Door., stickers, acrylic paint/black.

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Fay's Bridge by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi!
Today I'm sharing two cards using the NEWLY
released stamp called Fay's Bridge by Blue
Knight Rubber Stamps. 
I did the same
technique on both cards but added in different
stamps to make the scene different.  Also different colors!


Both of these cards are created in the same manner.  I used the 
Sunrise/Sunset Palette for the top left card and the Day/Night
Palette
for the bottom right card. On the top card I erased the water 
and added a silhouette moose and the bottom card I erased the bridge
and added a silhouette hiker.  To add the panpastels I went from bottom to top,
using dark, medium and light in the middle.  Same thing for top (going
down the card) dark, medium and light in the middle.
The words are from the One Line Sentiments/lucky you. and blessings.



All adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.



Monday, August 29, 2022

Ring File for One Line Sentiments ~ Tutorial

Hi guys!
I thought of another way to take
the One Line Sentiments by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps
 with you, without the stamps and the ink
  I showed you here  how to make a Folder File for 5
 colors of stamped out One Line Sentiments
 but what about a Ring File out of manila cardstock. 
Brown or black ink would be fab!!


I used 8 manila tags, the One Line Sentiments and Black ink. This
could be done with white cardstock too.


Step #1 ~ To get them all uniform stamp them out using a
stamping platform. 


Step #2 ~ Stamp each One Line Sentiment stamp set in your
choice of paper and ink.  You will have 7 sets. 


Step #3 ~ Add the cover (so stamped sentiments stay clean)
 and add "O" ring to keep them together.  This is just
another way to craft on the go with the
One Line Sentiments by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.
Thanks for stopping by~

See ya soon!!
Connie

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Bodie Light House by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps

hi guys!!
This is ONE of my favorites from the 
NEW RELEASE by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.
Such a great looking stamp. Love it!!
The stamp is called Bodie Island Lighthouse.


The first card is colored with panpastels.  The sun is a circle
stencil. Makes it so easy to pop the sun into a scene using a 
stencil. 
Other stamps used are Birds ll,, happy any day./
One Line Sentiments
and lucky you./One Line Sentiments.
The second card is colored with Distress Oxide ink. It is watered
down and treated like water colors. I love the look it gives
a project.  Did I mention easy, it is!!!
Other stamps used are Birds ll and happy any day./
One Line Sentiments.

All adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.



Monday, August 22, 2022

Folder File for One Line Sentiments ~ Tutorial

Hi!
I have an idea to share using the One Line Sentiments by Blue
 Knight Rubber Stamps.
I thought it would be neat to have the One Line
   Sentiments already stamped out, in different inks and ready to travel
cause you never know when the mood will strike to create. 
 Anyway this is what I come up with ~ hope you make it!!




You make it with one sheet of pattern paper and the Extreme
Double Sided Tape by HomeHobby by 3L.
  This tape holds the sides
together ~ so important:):)


Step #1 ~ 12x12 sheet of pattern paper, score at 6" L and 8"W.
Circle punch the pocket before the sides are adhered down.


Step #2 ~ After you have scored the paper add the Extreme
Double Sided Tape to the sides of each pocket and down the
middle of the pocket, creating a pocket on each side of the folder. 
Next step, fold up and adhere.


Step #3 ~ Cut 35 4x6 white cardstock cards.


Step #4 ~ There are 7 sets of One Line Sentiments.  Stamp each
set in each color of ink.  You will have a red, navy, green, black
and brown. for each One Line Sentiments stamp.


Step #5 ~ Label each color set with a colored tab. Insert the sets
 in each side of the folder.  You now have all (7 sets) of the
One Line Sentiments stamped out in 5 different colors of
ink and they are all in one place.  They are ready to cut with
 scissors or a trimmer to add to a card front.  

Thanks for checking out the folder file for the
One Line Sentiments.

See ya soon~
Connie

Friday, August 19, 2022

A Summer Card with Hero Arts and Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L ~

 Hi guys!
Today I'm sharing a fun Summer card over on the
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog. I'm creating with
stamps by Hero Arts and using the Round Arch stencil
 by Darkroom Door.  It goes with out saying I'm using
the best adhesive!!!


I created the grass, water and sunset using Panpastels.  They
make it so easy!!!  The stamps are silhouette and look
beautiful stamped this way.  As always I have all the details 
over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog, I hope
you will take a look. 



Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you are enjoying your Summer.  We are really HOT!!!
Connie/DT Member

Creative Time: 45 minutes
Skill Level: Beginner
Materials Needed:

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
3D Foam Strips
Crafty Foam Tape 108′
HomeHobby by 3L
Dual Tip Glue Pen
Double Sided Tape Runner Strips Permanent 15ft.

other: stamps: Hero Arts, cutting die: Hero Arts, ink: VersaFine Clair/Nocturne, Panpastels, stencil: Darkroom Door


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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Silhouette Pines by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps

Hi guys!
More from the  NEW RELEASE by Blue Knight
 Rubber Stamps.  

I'm creating with Silhouette Pines.  Beautifully designed
red rubber stamp.


The top card is colored with panpastels and stamped
with Versaclair/nocturne ink. I use a stamping 
platform when working with silhouette stamps to
re-stamp if needed.  The bottom is torn for a distressed look.
Other stamps used are blessings./One Line Sentiments and
Birds ll.
The second card is stamped with Archival/Grey and the small deer
is from the Buck, Doe and Fawn set. The sentiment is from
sincere condolences./One Line Sentiments. The edges are 
smeared with acrylic paint for a distressed look. Easy and
good looking cards!
All adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.



Thanks for stopping by.
Connie/DT Member

Thursday, August 11, 2022

All Things Are Possible by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps

Hi guys!
Today I'm sharing a couple cards from the
NEW RELEASE by Blue Knight Rubber
Stamps called All Things Are Possible
Very cool stamp! 


On these examples I used panpastels and a circle stencil set.
Very simple and easy technique.  I used the negative (circle stencil)
to reveal the center of the image.  That is what is colored in
 with panpastels on the first card. The second card the positive (circle stencil) 
to cover the part of the image that is not to be colored. 
Basically just reverse the stencil to get two different looks. The sentiments 
are stamped and embossed on black and white cardstock.  
A fun technique that can be used with all color mediums.
All adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.


Thanks for stopping by
Connie/DT Member.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Three Circles Stencil by Darkroom Door~

 Hi guys!
Today I'm doing a project using the NEW
Small Three Circle Stencil by Darkroom Door.
I'm also adding in the Pen & Ink set and 
Layered Handwriting background stamp.  These
two stamps are from the last release and I
have been eager to create with them.  


The background is created using panpastels and the Layered
Handwriting background stamp. The ink is Archival/Cobalt.
The bird houses are created out of the Ink & Pen set.
I had fun making them.



The sun is created using the Three Circle Stencil.  I used the
negative of the stencil and erased a circle out leaving a circle.
Easy to do with panpastels, (they are erasable).




Small Three Circle Stencil makes a easy and beautiful sun or moon.
All adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L.
 
Thanks for stopping by!!
Connie/Contributing Artist