Blue, White and Silver ATC Swap Gallery

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Hi stampers! Here are the ATC's we received for the Blue, White & Silver ATC swap! For this swap, artists used any Darkroom Door stamps or paper product to create their ATC's using a Blue, White and Silver ATC palette! This swap was held around Christmas time, so most of the artists used a Christmas theme in their ATC's! 

We love the different ideas! Check them out:








Thanks again to all the artists who took part in the swap!

If you're keen to join in our monthly Artist Trading Card swaps, please click here for all of the details!

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Tied Up With String ATC Swap Details

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, February 02, 2016
The theme for our February ATC swap is Tied Up With String!

Inspired by the lyrics from the Sound Of Music, use any Darkroom Door rubber stamp or paper product to create ATC's with a piece of string incorporated into your artwork!

Here are some ATC's to inspire you! This first one was created by Belinda Spencer:


It's a little bit interactive as the tag lifts up and there is another seaside quote underneath. You'll have to join the swap to see what's underneath ;) 

Belinda used the following stamps for her ATC: Tags Rubber Stamp Set, Seaside Inchies Rubber Stamp Set, Seaside Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set, Fishing Net Background Stamp and Woodgrain Texture Stamp.

Here is another sample to inspire you, this one was created by Susie Campbell: 


Susie used the Carved Pods Rubber Stamp Set for her ATC.

For the full details on how you can participate in this month's swap, click here.

Due date: 29th February 2016.

We look forward to seeing your creations! 

Essentials 10 Collection ATC Swap Gallery

Darkroom Door - Monday, February 01, 2016

Hi stampers! We are still catching up with sharing the ATC Galleries from past swaps, we hope you are enjoying all of the inspiration! Here are the ATC's we received for the Essentials 10 ATC swap! For this swap, artists used any of the Rubber Stamp Sets from the Essentials 10 Collection. This includes: Orchids, Little Ladies, Foliage, Stamper, Skater, Artist Trading Cards, Merry Christmas and Christmas Inchies Rubber Stamp Sets! 

We love the different ideas! Check them out:










Thanks again to all the artists who took part in the swap!

If you're keen to join in our monthly Artist Trading Card swaps, please click here for all of the details!

Unlock the Artist Within!

Poppies Wooden Houses

Darkroom Door - Saturday, January 30, 2016
Hi there! It's Anneke De Clerck here today, sharing a project using the Poppies Rubber Stamp Set! For this project I worked on a small wooden house. I bought it in a home deco store. 


Instructions:
1. Apply a few layers of gesso to the wooden house.
2. Stamp three squares at the front and back as shown using parts of the Shadow 12 Up Frame Stamp and lime paint.
3. Add structure to the front, back, edges and roof using light modeling paste and the Tiles stencil by Tim Holtz. After drying colour the tiles through the stencil with white paint.
4. Ink up the small poppy stamp with Tombow markers and a Distress Marker and stamp on watercolour paper. Stamp six flowers this way. Cut out and adhere to the front and back of the house.
5. Stamp a number from the  Artist stamp set on one of the green squares with Archival Ink Jet Black.
6. Decorate with a few mini hearts from the Hello Baby Vol 1 set.
7. Paint wooden numbers with white paint and glue in place.


Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Poppies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Shadow 12 Up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Artist Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Lime & White
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Tiles
Distress Marker: Twisted Citron
Tombow Markers: 755-815
Golden: Light Modeling Paste


Thanks for stopping by today! 

Poppies Wooden Heart

Darkroom Door - Thursday, January 28, 2016
Hi there! Anneke De Clerck here today with a project using the Poppies Rubber Stamp Set! For this project I worked on a small wooden heart. 


Instructions:
1. Apply a few layers of gesso to the heart.
2. Stamp with the Postcards background stamp using Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon. To stamp the edges of the heart carefully roll the heart over the inked up Postcards stamp.
3. Stamp the poppies and text with Archival Ink Jet Black.
4. Colour the poppies with Distress Marker Twisted Citron and Tombow marker 703.
5. Create pink dots using a needle tip applicator and pink paint.
6. Create a hanging loop with green hemp cord.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Poppies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Postcards Background Stamp
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Marker: Twisted Citron 
Tombow Marker: 703
Royal Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Persian Rose

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Poppies Card

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hi there! Today we have a beautiful card to share with you by Anneke De Clerck using the Poppies Rubber Stamp Set


Instructions:
1. Cut a 6 x 6” (15 x 15 cm) card panel out of watercolour paper
2. Apply Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron Distress Ink on your craft sheet. Spray water on top of the ink and swipe the edges of the panel through the ink. Dry with a heat gun and repeat previous steps until you’re happy with the result. 
3. Stamp parts of the Checkered background stamp with white paint, parts of the Polka Dots background stamp with lime paint and parts of the Dots texture stamp with turquoise paint. 
4. Stamp parts of the Postcards background stamp randomly with Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon.
5. Stamp the poppies by inking them up with Tombow Markers 755 & 815 and Distress Marker Twisted Citron. Cut out and adhere to the background.
6. Stamp lines with red paint using the edges of a plastic card.
7. Finish off with a few paper die cuts (crosses).


Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Poppies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Checkered Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Polka Dots Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Postcards Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Dots Texture Stamp
Distress Ink: Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Lime, Turquoise, White
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Quinacridone Red
Tombow Markers: 755 & 815
Distress Marker: Twisted Citron 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cherish Yesterday Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Sunday, January 24, 2016
Hi there! It's Rachel here today with an art journal page using Dylusions Paints, Ink Sprays, stencils and stamps! 


Instructions:
1. Paint the entire background with Lemon Zest Dylusions Paint, using an ink blending tool to apply the paint. Sponge a little Squeezed Orange around the edges, then sponge some Postbox Red around the very edge. 
2. Lay the Balzer Designs stencil over the page and spray with Postbox Red Dylusions Ink Spray. 
3. Sponge dots from the Dina Wakley Media Essentials stencil using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. 
4. Stamp the French Script Background Stamp all over the background using Archival Jet Black ink pad. 
5. Stamp the flowers from Wildflowers Vol 2 stamp set along the bottom of the page using Archival Jet Black ink pad. 
6. Stamp some foliage from the Foliage stamp set along the top of the page using Jet Black ink pad. 
7. Lightly spray Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain over the entire page and through the Diamond Of A Border Dylusions stencil. 
8. Stamp the quote from Art De Fleur Vol 2 stamp set onto white card, trim each word and sponge with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. Adhere to page using Multi Medium. 
9. Stamp two large butterflies from the Wings stamp set, trim and sponge around the edges with Barn Door and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. Adhere to page with Multi Medium. 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Wings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Art De Fleur Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wildflowers Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Foliage Rubber Stamp Set
Dylusions Paint: Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, Postbox Red
Dylusions Ink Spray: Postbox Red
Distress Spray Stain: Picket Fence
Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade
Ink Blending Tool
Dylusions Diamond Of A Border Stencil
Dina Wakley Media Essentials Stencil
Balzer Designs Art Deco Leaves Stencil


Thanks for stopping by today! 

Fluro Neon ATC Swap Gallery

Darkroom Door - Friday, January 15, 2016
Hi stampers! Here are the ATC's we received for the Fluro Neon ATC swap! For this swap, artists used any Darkroom Door Stamp or paper product to create ATC's with a neon/fluro colour palette! It certainly brightened up our studio as each set of ATC's arrived in the mail!

We love the different ideas! Check them out:












Thanks again to all the artists who took part in the swap!

If you're keen to join in our monthly Artist Trading Card swaps, please click here for all of the details!

Unlock the Artist Within!

Stencil It ATC Swap Gallery

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Hi stampers! Here are the ATC's we received for the Stencil It ATC swap! For this swap, artists used any Darkroom Door Stamp or paper product, combined with a stencil to create their ATC's. The different ideas are inspiring! Check them out:









Thanks again to all the artists who took part in the swap!

If you're keen to join in our monthly Artist Trading Card swaps, please click here for all of the details!

Unlock the Artist Within!

Dear Daffodil Trio Of Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, January 11, 2016
Hi there! Robyn here today sharing a trio of cards using the Dear Daffodil Collage Stamp!


I decided to create a subtle, vintage feel for this trio of cards and water colouring with distress inks is the perfect technique to give a lovely soft colour to the flowers. The layering design may be a little different to usual but it is a great way to use up lots of small scraps. I’ve left the cards without a greeting as I often need a ‘blank’ card but you can easily personalise with Word Strips or any one of the Darkroom Door greeting images.


Stamp Darkroom Door Dear Daffodil Collage onto white cardstock using Archival Black ink. Using Distress markers or ink pads, apply a bit of ink to a non-stick craft mat and use an Aquash brush to colour the flowers. Aim for some parts of the petals to be darker colours for contrast. Gently tear around the image and carefully sponge the background and edges with Distress ink. Aim for a lighter colour in the centre of the images as the flowers are a little difficult to sponge around. I used a mix of Fossilized Amber, Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed for the petals and Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo as the individual background colours. Layer images with a solid piece of cardstock and then affix over cardstock scraps cut into strips, rectangles or circles.



Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Dear Daffodils Collage stamp
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Inks: Fossilized Amber, Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Ranger non-stick craft sheet
Aquash brush

Thanks for stopping by today! 

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