Thursday, March 31, 2022

Favorites from the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps January release ~

Hi Guys!
Wrapping up March with two of my favorite stamps
from the January release by Blue Knight Rubber
Stamps.  I love that they added Background stamps
to their stamp line.  Background stamps aren't just for a card but
also can be used in mixed media and art journal
pages.  I hope to show you some examples soon!
But for now these are my two favorite stamps with
the projects I created.
no.1


Tell Me The Story of Jesus
I love the sheet music, notes, lines ~ all looks great 
for a background.  But most of all I love the message
and the words!

You can check out the details HERE.

no.2

Tree Bark Background
This stamp has so many options going for it  and
that is why I love it.  It can be used as bark, stones,
water and texture.


You can check out the details HERE.


Thanks for stopping by~
Connie

Monday, March 28, 2022

Topflight Stamps 5th Birthday Blog Hop~

Hi guys!
So excited to be included in   
Topflight Stamps 5th Birthday Blog Hop .


Do you see the 20% off? Always a good thing~

It's Topflight Stamps 5th birthday and to celebrate, I’ve teamed up with some great designers to showcase celebratory projects using the unique products available at Topflight Stamps. Please hop along with us and see all the beautiful talent from this group of amazing designers! You should have arrived here from
 (Rachel Kleinman)'s blog. If not, no worries, catch the details below.
I created two projects for the Blog Hop, One signature Topflight Stamps piece and a second
one using products from Topflight Stamps. 


I had such a fun time creating this.  I kept adding layers using acrylic paint,
stencils, collage papers and stamps.  Starting from the bottom and building
to the front.  Stamps were added to the painted background.


The collage papers were added next and more stamping.  What I love about 
mixed media type art is you can't mess it up. Just keep adding layers until you
get the look you are looking for.  If it is too dark then add a light color of paint
to lighten.  You can always fix it!!!


Stencils are amazing to repair areas that aren't appealing to you.  Stamped 
images cut out and placed and great dimension to the pages also.
Markers are also a great tool for highlighting areas of interest.  The main thing
I hope you take away from this project is keep making art ~ don't stop!!
Products used: Darkroom Door: Sketched Numbers, Library Books, Number Medley, 
Vintage Planes, Carved Leaves Vol.1, Birthday Greetings, Sm. Sketched Alphabet,
Faded Circles, Daisy Chain Border Stamp, Global Postmarks, Med. Smile 
Stencil
and Paper Artsy/Fresco Paints.
Second project is a mixed media card using stamps by KatzelKraft
and Darkroom Door.


The sky, sand and water are panpastels. So easy! I used the NEW Wild Waves Stamp
 by Darkroom Door over the ocean to define the sky from the water.
I used the Circle Essential by Studio Light to get the Sun element
in the sky.  The Elephant is from KatzelKraft/Elephant Watson and
the accessories are from the Les Accessoires set by KatzelKraft. Distress
  Oxide inks were used at to the accessories and the Elephant. The sentiment
is from the Relax Quotes by KatzelKraft. The sand shape is by
 Acetate Hill Masks/Lavinia.  Very cool tool to have when you are
building the scene. 





GIVEAWAY DETAILS
Of course, it wouldn’t be a birthday celebration without prizes! Topflight Stamps is giving one lucky winner a $50 Gift Certificate to the store. But wait, there is more, each stop on the hop has an additional $25 Gift Certificate up for grabs for some lucky commenter. For a chance to win, make sure to visit every stop on the hop and leave a comment by April 3rd. Winners will be announced on the Topflight Stamps blog on April 7th. Good Luck! 
"Topflight Stamps is only able to ship to the US and Canada." This is due to new tax laws and USPS limitations.
*********WINNER********

Beautiful page with the flowers, and your elephant card is just adorable! Wonderful projects!

List of all the winners will be posted on the Topflight Blog.
Congratulations!!!!!

 Thanks for stopping by and hope
you enjoy all the amazing
INSPIRATION!!!!
Connie

PS~ If you spend $50 or more you will get a darling little purse notebook (while supplies last)
 with your order. 
I saw it ~ guys., so cute!!!  Just between us!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2022

I Miss Your Face by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi guys!
I have a really cute stamp to share by 
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps called I Miss Your Face.
It is adorable!!!! 


The card on the left is created using panpastels. I used a small circle mask
 to create a sun, peeking in the window,  The sentiment is created using the
words from the sentiment, that comes with this stamp. I just
changed the words up.  
The card on the right is created with Distress Oxide inks. Again I just 
used the words and letters to create what I wanted to say
on the card.  These are small about 3x4 in size. A great small notecard
size.  The three little birds in the window are from the Birds 2 set.
All adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.


Thanks for stopping by~
Connie

Check out Blue Knight Rubber Stamps on the web!!

Saturday, March 19, 2022

FUN Card Making with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L~

 Hi guys!
Today I'm creating with Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L to make a 
3D card . I'm using a die by Lori Whitlock/Sizzix.  The
 pattern paper is by Simple Stories/say cheese main street
Collection.  The 3D Foam adhesives work great for these 
types of 3D cards.  Really makes the card scream "SPECIAL".





I used lots of 3D Foam adhesive to add dimension to the card front.
 I have the details over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.
I hope you will take a look. Such a fun project!
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie M./DT Member

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Creative Time: 45 Minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

3D Foam Squares White Mix

3D Foam Circles White Mix
3D Foam Squares Micro White
3D Foam Strips Large White
E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser

Home Hobby by 3L®
Dual Tip Glue Pen

Other: Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Say Cheese Main Street), Die: Sizzix (Lori Whitlock Design Die), Kraft Cardstock

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Shoreline by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

 Hi guys!
I have a really pretty stamp to share by Blue 
Knight Rubber Stamps called Shoreline.  It is so
much fun besides looking great!!


The top card is created with the Day/Night panpastels for 
color.  I used a small circle mask to create the moon.  The small
sail boat is from the Foot Bridge set.
The bottom card is colored with Distress Oxide inks (watered
 down) kinda like watercolors.  The Birds 2 set and the 
Silhouette Sportsmen stamps were added, to the card,
to complete the scene.  This is a great stamp and
easy to use!!! My favorite stamps (are easy to use)!!!
All adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.


Thanks for stopping by~
Connie

Check out Blue Knight Rubber Stamps on the web!!

Monday, March 14, 2022

Faded Circles Abstract Stamp by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
I have two more projects to share using stamps
from the Darkroom Door New release.  This one
is called Faded Circles.  I used it on almost all of the
projects I created. I love it that much!!! 



card no.#1


This card is created with a mixed media type background using
Distress Oxide ink and then removing the ink with water. The Faded Circles
 stamp gives a cool look when used like that. I then stamped the Faded Circles 
on the stencil images and then cut out. I used the 
Sm. Stencil called Tropical Leaves for this.  The large circles are 
from the NEW Small Sketched Alphabet.

card no.#2

This card is created in the same manner ~ removing the Distress Oxide
ink with water drops.  I love the look it gives for a mixed media
background. The Butterfly Stamp is colored in with the same inks I used
for the background. It is then glazed.  The sentiment is word stickers
 by Tim Holtz.
All adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Thanks for stopping by~
You can find the NEW release products here
and if you are in the USA you can find the 
at Topflight Stamps very soon.

Connie/DT Member

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Lamp Post by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

 Hi guys!
I have a couple cards to share using the new
stamp from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps called Lamp Post.
It come with 3 different add on stamps making it
usable for all seasons.



The top card is colored with panpastels and colored pencils. The stone
slab (under the bunny) is the Bark Background stamp.  I just inked up the top
of the stamp (didn't even put it on a block) and stamped a stone
slab for the bunny to sit. 
The bottom card is showcasing another extra image you get in 
with the Lamp Post set, the pumpkins.  I used the Sunset/Sunrise panpastels
to create a sunset.  The pumpkins are stamped with black Archival
ink.  Word stickers are added for the sentiment.
All adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.


Thanks for stopping by~
Connie

Check out Blue Knight Rubber Stamps on the web!!

Monday, March 7, 2022

Maple Leaves Background Stamp by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
I have the NEWLY released Maple Leaves 
Background stamp by Darkroom Door.  I have two
cards to share. 

This background stamp makes for a beautiful card.  Let me show you~
card no.#1


This is stamped with Distressed Archival ink and colored in with
 Distressed Oxide inks. It was splat with water to give the water marks, 
that I love!! It is distressed with acrylic paint on the edges. The NEW
Faded Circles
are added for a mixed media feel.  Other stamps used
are Robin, the NEW Sm. Sketched Alphabet and Long Distance Sentiment
stamp.



card no. #2


This card is created in the same manner as the top card, only
using a different color pallet of Distress Oxide inks.  The flower image is a
small stencil called Tall Flowers.  I also used Abstract Jagged Steps and the
NEW Faded Circles for a distressed look. The sentiment is
called  Adventure Sentiment Stamp. Acrylic paint is used
 to grunge the edges of the card.
All adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Thanks for stopping by~
You can find the NEW release products here
and if you are in the USA you can find the 
at Topflight Stamps very soon.

Connie/DT Member

Sunday, March 6, 2022

#cardsforukraine

Hi guys!
If you follow the hashtag #cardsforukraine you will
see tons of inspiration and an out pouring
of love and concern for Ukraine.  The flower of Ukraine is
the Sunflower.  I have a beautiful stamp by Blue Knight
Rubber Stamps called Sunflower Sunshine.   It really is perfect!!!



I used foam adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L to pop up
the card front.   It is colored with Distress Oxide ink.


Sunflower Sunshine
Thanks for stopping by on a Sunday.  If you are 
on Instagram ~ I would love a follow (I follow back too).
crafty_mercer

Connie

Friday, March 4, 2022

Art Journal Spread with a Hand Carved Stamp~

Hi guys!
I have another Art Journal page to share using one of
 my hand carved stamps.  I named it the Pinwheel.


I added the sample 4" X 4" sheet to the journal also. You will need to really look
 hard to see the Pinwheel Stamp used.  Sorry I got carried away
 with all things mixed media.  See what I mean~


I started with painting the pages (hit and miss) with acrylic paint.
I then used the Dictionary Page Stamp by Blue Knight Rubber 
Stamps as a background to start building layers.  
Collage papers were added as many more layers. Stencils, more stamps
(Darkroom Door) and dimensional adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L).


The quote is by KatzelKraft.  I will link the products I used below.

Supplies used:
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps: Dictionary Page
Darkroom Door Stamps: Global Postmarks, Number Medley,
Sketched Numbers, Sketched Alphabet and the NEW sm. Sketched
Alphabet.

Darkroom Door Stencils: Tropical Leaves and Diamonds
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Strips White, 3D Foam
Squares White Mix.
HomeHobby by 3L: Dual Tip Glue Pen
other: Sizzix/Eileen Hull/Snail Mail Die.
Tim Holtz/Paper Dolls, Posca Paint Markers, Paper Artsy: Acrylic Paint
Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks, Archival Ink
KatzelKraft: Relax Quote Stamp 
Hand Carved Stamp: Pinwheel

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie
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Thursday, March 3, 2022

God's Promise by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi guys!
I have such a sweet stamp to share with
you by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps called God's Promises.
I love the reflection of the rainbow in the water!



The top card is colored with colored pencils for the
rainbow and panpastels for the sky, trees and water.
I used the Birds 2 and the Silhouette Moose to
add to the scene.  The rainbow looks hard to color but
the colored pencils worked for me.
The bottom card is watered colored on heavy cardstock.
I liked how it came out but next time I will use
watercolor paper.  I used the Buck, Doe & Fawn
set to add to the scene.
All adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.


This really is a beautiful stamp with a beautiful message!
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie

Check out Blue Knight Rubber Stamps on the web!!

Post-It Notes Flip Folders with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L~

Hi guys!
I have a fun project for you along that has to do with Post-It Notes
 and with some tips that can make your 3D Foam Circles White Mix
 go further.  All of this over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog. 



I want to share the tips here and then you can hop over to Scrapbook
Adhesives by 3L Blog
 for the tutorial on how to create these flip open
note pads.
The tips are using this product 


Tip#1 ~ The release sheet (from the 3D Foam Adhesives) make great 
paint or ink throw away pallet.



Tip#2~  The top release sheet can be used as a small
circle stencil.


Tip#3~ The negative from the 3D Foam adhesive sheet can still
be used for dimensional adhesive.

I have all the details over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.
Hope you will take a look.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie/DT Member


Creative Time: 60 minutes
Skill Level: Beginner

Materials needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
3D Foam Circles White Mix
3D Foam Strips Black
E-Z Runner Grand Refillable Dispenser
E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Strips Refill

HomeHobby Adhesives by 3L
Premium Double Sided Tape 1″

other: Paper: Simple Stories/Safe Travels, Stamps: Darkroom Door, Ink: Ranger/Distress Oxide Ink, Post-It Notes, Stickers: Tim Holtz

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