Cherry Apple Lady - Line Art Stamp

Darkroom Door - Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hello stampers! The new Line Art Stamps are proving to be very popular, especially with those who love to colour. Today we are sharing projects using Cherry Apple Lady!

 

     
 

DDLA004 Cherry Apple Lady

 

Dawn Lewis coloured her with Copic markers in the sample above to give her a fun quirky look! 

 

Robyn Wood has used Copic Markers to colour Cherry Apple Lady - check out this great card:

 


 

Stamp the lady image onto X-Press It Blending Card using Momento black ink. I used Copic markers to colour the image, start with the face and gradually build colour until you are happy with it. Then look carefully at the rest of the image to pick out which parts are hair, leaves and fruit. There are a myriad of different combinations of Copic colours that you can use for colouring hair and skin – have a play and use what you have. Don’t forget that Copic markers can also be combined with other markers if you need extra colours. Add the catch lights in her eyes at the end using a Sharpie White Paint Pen. I used the following colours for my lady:

• Face – E11, E30, E33, R20
• Eyes/lips - R35, YG06
• Hair – YR18, E19, E97
• Apples – YG00, YG06, YG07, YG21, E37, E11
• Cherries – R37, R46, R59, E37
• Leaves – G14, G21, G24, G28

 

Once coloured, trim the lady and mount flat onto a layer of red cardstock and then onto a pale green layer with foam tape. Affix to the card front along with a punched strip of patterned paper. A word trimmed from your favourite Darkroom Door Wordstrips finishes the card.

 

Hints


• Build colour gradually and allow to dry so that the true amount of shading can be seen. Copics tend to lighten a little once dry. 

• If you would like a shaded, more realistic image, take the direction of light from the top, right hand corner. Sometimes the image will give you a hint on where light might be coming from – in this case the catch light on the cherries gives it away.

• Look carefully at the image before starting to colour. It can be difficult to be sure with a black and white image which parts are face/hair/fruit so try colouring a rough practice image first.

• A tiny dot of white paint or liquid paper will work for the catch lights in her eyes if you don’t have a paint pen.

Lucrecia de Silva, the artist who illustrated these fabulous designs also shares a handmade card with us using her Cherry Apple Lady:

 

 

These are just some of the possibilities using this fabulous stamp! We hope this inspires you! We will be sharing projects all this week using the other Lady Line Art Stamps so please check back soon to see what we have created with Strawberry Lady!

 

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Create Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hi! Belinda here today to share with you my latest art journal page featuring the fabulous Create Art Collage Stamp, which I have stamped and coloured with Distress Markers.


I first began this page as an example of how to use Faber-Castell Gelatos and mists in a class I was teaching so the coloured base was already there. The colours were quite dark and I wanted the stamped image to really stand out so I swiped some gesso over the central area of the page using an old credit card. I gave it a couple of coats for good measure. Next I stamped the Create Art image onto the dry gesso using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. I coloured it in with various Tim Holtz Distress Markers and then misted it with water. I lifted the top of the page and sprayed a little more water in various places to make the colours run as you can see in this close-up.


Once dry, I applied various other stamps around the edges of the page to give the border more interest. Lastly, I flicked over some Tattered Angels Glimmermist to create a few more splatters of colour.

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Create Art Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Artist Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brush Strokes Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black / Aquamarine
Ranger Distress Ink Seedless Preserves
Ranger Distress Markers

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and checking out my art journal page today. I hope you feel inspired to play in your own art journal. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for some more inspiration from the Creative Team.


Cheers,


Bleached Steam Locomotive Card

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 28, 2014

Hi , it's Liesbeth again. Here's a card using the new beautiful Darkroom Door Steam Locomotive Collage Stamp!
 


I first stamped the Locomotive stamp  onto white cardstock using Memories ink Cup-O-Joe end cut it out. I pressed my  Distress (Vintage Photo)  ink pad onto the craft sheet, spritzed water and sweeped the paper through the ink to create a very vintage look. I bleached the men and some accents by using a water brush filled with bleach. I stamped some gears (Steampunk stamp set) with black ink and sponged the edges black as well. Onto another, bigger piece of paper I stamped several Steampunk stamps. I used Sand, Vintage Photo and black ink. Onto a separate piece I stamped the text 'New York Central' and cut it out. I sponged every piece with Vintage photo to make it look aged. I glued the Locomotive onto the background and added the text by using two metal brads. I finished with créme and brown cardstock.
 
 
Supplies Used:
 

Darkroom Door Steam Locomotive Collage Stamp

Darkroom Door Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set

Memories ink: Cup-O-Joe; Sand
StazOn ink: Jet Black
Distress ink: Vintage Photo
White, créme and dark brown cardstock
2 brads

Thanks for looking, hope to see you next time soon !


Robot Birthday Theme

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hello, it’s Robyn with you today sharing a simple boy themed card. As the mother of sons, I know how hard it can be to create cards for the little (and big) boys in your life. We recently attended the third birthday party for my cousin’s son and he is totally Lego mad – the Darkroom Door Robot Filmstrips were the perfect images to use for his card. 

 
1. Start with a plain coloured A5 card base and add two layers with coordinating patterned paper. The paper needs to run right across the card front.

2. Check where to trim the Filmstrip by laying the strip across the card front so that the images are at an slight angle. 

3. Mount Filmstrip over patterned paper using foam tape.

4. Stamp the ‘Happy Birthday’ image from the Simple Sayings stamp set using black ink onto a scrap of coordinating cardstock. Add to card front as shown.
 

 

Hints:

• This card uses a solid strip of four images.
• Made sure the spacing above and below the filmstrip strip is even. Check before cutting!
• This design can easily be converted to a portrait style card by using the Filmstrips - Robots Vol 1 images.
 
Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Stamp Set
Filmstrips – Robot Vol 2
Ranger Archival Black ink
Patterned paper – Pebbles ‘Party with Amy Locurto’
 
Hope this gives you some ideas for those boys in your life!


Crafty Lady - Line Art Stamp

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello stampers! We are so excited to be sharing projects using the new Line Art Stamps! Today we are showing off Crafty Lady!

 

     
 

DDLA003 Crafty Lady

 

 

Crafty Lady has a very unique look with an ink pad, rubber stamp and paintbrush in her wavy hair! Awesome to send to your crafty friends! Dawn Lewis coloured her with Copic markers in the sample above to give her a fun quirky look! 

 

Belinda Spencer had fun using Copics to colour Crafty Lady - check out this great card:

 

 

Copics used: 0 Colourless Blender, E00 Skin White, E02 Fruit Pink, E31 Brick Beige, E33 Sand, E35 Chamois, E37 Sepia, E50 Egg Shell, B00 Frost Blue, B02 Robin's Egg Blue, B05 Process Blue, V12 Pale Lilac, V15 Mallow, V17 Amethyst, Y35 Maize, Y38 Honey, YG63 Pea Green, YG67 Moss.

 

 

Lucrecia de Silva, the artist who illustrated these fabulous designs also shares a handmade card with us using her Crafty Lady:

 

 

These are just some of the possibilities using this fabulous stamp! We hope this inspires you! We will be sharing projects all this week using the other Lady Line Art Stamps so please check back soon to see what we have created with Cherry Apple Lady!

 

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Flower Lady - Line Art Stamp

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 18, 2014

Hello stampers! All week we are sharing projects using the new Line Art Stamps and today we are showing off the beautiful Flower Lady!

 

     
 

DDLA002 Flower Lady

 

 

Flower Lady is so soft and feminine and so versatile! She can be an island girl, a wedding flower girl or bride, garden girl or simply just a lady who loves having flowers in her hair :) Dawn Lewis coloured her with Copic markers in the sample above to give her a summery warm feel. 

 

Joy Taylor has also been having fun with this stamp, here's a beautiful card combining the Flower Lady with the new Splatter Texture Stamp in the background. The red flowers look ravishing! 

 

 

Copics used:
Skin:  E000, E00, E02, E11, E13, R20, R22
Eyes/Eyeshadow/Eyebrows:  B00, B01, B02, W1, W3, W4
Flowers:  R81, R83, R85
Leaves:  YG25, YG93, YG95
White Sharpie Pen

 

Lucrecia de Silva, the artist who illustrated these fabulous designs also shares a handmade card with us using her Flower Lady:

 

 

These are just some of the possibilities using this fabulous stamp! We hope this inspires you! We will continue to share projects using the other Lady Line Art Stamps so please check back on Monday to see what we have created with Crafty Lady - perfect for all us stampers out there! 

 

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Leafy Lady - Line Art Stamp

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hello stampers! This week we are introducing you to our fabulous new range of Line Art Stamps, with six quirky ladies designed by Lucrecia de Silva. Today we are taking a closer look at Leafy Lady:

 

     

 

Leafy Lady has that whole nature/forest/earthy ambience about her. She's stunning! She even has a little nest in her hair with little wrapped eggs ready and waiting to hatch and greet the world :) Dawn Lewis coloured her with Copic markers in the image above. Doesn't she look fantastic!

 

Teresa Abajo created a couple of cards to show how Leafy Lady looks in colour and in monochrome tones. So very stylish!

 

 

 

Lucrecia de Silva, the artist who illustrated these fabulous designs also shares a handmade card with us using her Leafy Lady:

 

 

These are just some of the possibilities using this fabulous stamp! We hope this inspires you! We will be sharing projects all this week using the other Lady Line Art Stamps so please check back tomorrow to see what we have created with Flower Lady.

 

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New Release: Texture Stamps 2

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Introducing 6 NEW Texture Stamps! These Texture Stamps are suitable for art journalling, scrapbooking, card making, mixed media, home decor pieces and more!



We'll be sharing lots of projects on the blog this week using these fabulous new stamps so please add our RSS feed to your blog reader so you don't miss a thing! 

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New Release: Introducing Line Art Stamps

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We would like to introduce Line Art Stamps featuring six stunning ladies designed by Lucrecia de Silva


Line Art Stamps are suitable for art journalling, card making, mixed media, collage and more!

Here’s a few ideas on how these stamps can be used:
• Colour with markers such as Copics, Distress Markers, Marvy Le Plume, Tombows or any other type of coloured marker to give the image shading and depth.
• Use collage techniques to create a body for an art journal page.
• Combine with other Darkroom Door stamps for mixed media projects and more!



     
 

DDLA001 Leafy Lady

 
     
 

DDLA002 Flower Lady

 
     
 

DDLA003 Crafty Lady

 
     
 

DDLA004 Cherry Apple Lady

 
     
 

DDLA005 Strawberry Lady

 
     
 

DDLA006 Tropical Lady

 
 

Samples shown coloured by Dawn Lewis.

 

We'll be sharing lots of projects on the blog this week using these fabulous new stamps so please add our RSS feed to your blog reader so you don't miss a thing! 

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Feather Pencils

Darkroom Door - Sunday, July 13, 2014
Hi everyone, Connie here with a very cool project that I think even the kids will love - feather pencils!!! Using the Feathers Rubber Stamp Set, this is very easy project and did I mention fun, too!!!! I used my scrap papers and just started stamping feathers.
 
 
Instructions:

 

1. Sharpen a pencil and wrap it with washi tape or paper tape.

2. Stamp out 5 or 6 feathers on Vellum paper.  I had some scraps of Vellum and Kraft.
3. Fussy cut the feathers out. Paying attention to detail.
4. Staple 2 or 3 feathers together and them wrap them on then pencil using twine.  I loved the way this added that rustic look.
5. I added a small piece of felt, to the backs of the feathers, making the feather slide off and on.  When the pencil is used up, just slide off the topper and put it  on another pencil and then re-wrap the twine at the bottom of the feather cluster.
 
 

Supplies Used:

 

Darkroom Door Feathers Rubber Stamp Set

Ranger Archival Ink
Washi or Paper tape (7gypsies)
Other: pencils, twine, button, felt
 
Thanks for stopping by today!