September ATC Swap Theme - Stitched Up!

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, September 01, 2015
The theme for the August Darkroom Door Artist Trading Card swap is Stitched Up!

A stitch in time saves nine . . . or so the saying goes! For this month, create ATC's with a stitched look or theme. You can use real stitching or faux stitching using Darkroom Door rubber stamps: Stitched Borders, Stitched Christmas, Dressmaker, Postal Frame Stamps, Sewing Collage Stamp, Lace, Ribbons to name a few!

Here are some ATC's to get you inspired. Susie Campbell has used the Carved Leaves Vol 2 Rubber Stamps and added her own real stitching over the top. This is a great example to show you can use any theme of Darkroom Door stamps and add your own stitches. 


Belinda Spencer has created her own zombie by stamping the stitches from Stitched Christmas Stamp Set over the Crafty Lady Line Art Stamp! Add some of the words from the Imperfection Quote Stamp to complete.


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

Due date: 30th September, 2015.

We look forward to seeing your creations!
 

Take Time To Smell The Coffee

Darkroom Door - Monday, August 24, 2015
Hi, it's Liesbeth here today! As a coffee addict I immediately fell in love with this wonderful Coffee Time Rubber Stamp Set as soon as I saw it for the first time! I made these two cards with a bleach technique:
 
 
Instructions:
- Swipe some of your Distress ink pads directly across the craft sheet, I used Twisted Citron, Barn Door, Tea Dye and Pine Needles. Don't overlap. Spray some water and press a piece of white cardstock onto the wet ink. Let dry.
- Drop some water onto the card by spraying in your hand and clapping your hands. Wipe off the water drops, nice spatters appear.
- Stamp the cup onto the card (and on a piece of masking paper) with StazOn Jet Black and mask it.
- Stamp the several coffee beans with Jet Black and the circles and text with StazOn Spiced Chai as shown.
- Sponge some shadow behind the cup by using a blending tool and Distress ink Black Soot at the edges of the masked cup. Sponge the edges of the card with black ink as well.
- Remove the mask and bleach the cup and some of the beans with a synthetic brush and some bleach.
- Finish the card with two colours of cardstock.
 
 
Instructions:
This card is made the same way as the first, except the background:
 
- Spray a piece of white cardstock with water until it's very wet. Spray 3 colour of Dylusions spray, the water makes them blend beautifully. I used Squeezed Orange, Funky Fuchsia and Crushed Grape.
- Continue the same way as the first card, using StazOn Canache in stead of Jet Black.
- Outline the letters of the sentiment with a fine black marker.
 
Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Coffee Time Rubber Stamp Set
Distress ink: Twisted Citron; Barn Door; Tea Dye; Pine Needles; Black Soot
Dylusions spray: Squeezed Orange; Funky Fuchsia; Crushed Grape
Mini mister with water
Ink Blending tool

StazOn ink: Jet Black; Spiced Chai, Ganache
Masking paper
Bleach
Synthetic brush
White, red, green, orange and purple cardstock
Black marker (fine)
 
Hope you like this cards and give it a try...and now, it's time for . . . coffee !

Paint Tubes Eclectic Stamp Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, August 14, 2015
Hi there stampers! Today we have a very colourful set of projects to share with you using the Paint Tubes Eclectic Stamp

Anneke De Clerck has created two cards using the Paint Tubes. Love the use of colour and texture in Anneke's cards! 


Instructions:
For this card I used a sheet of used 'underpaper'. That's the paper I put on my worktable while creating, to protect the surface. After finishing a project I end up with a messy sheet of paper filled with paint scraps. Cut a cute part out of your underpaper to use as a background. Stamp a brush and text from Artist Rubber Stamp Set on top with Archival Ink Jet Black. Stamp the paint tubes on white paper, cut out and attach to the card with foam tape. Add details to the tubes and brush with acrylic paint. Attach small strips of painted paper to the card, using mini staples. Stamp parts of the Mesh background stamp with black ink to create a frame. Add details with a white Sharpie. 


Instructions:
Paint the background with turquoise and white paint and over-stamp with the Polka Dots Background Stamp and white paint. Stamp the paint tubes on scraps of painted paper, cut out and adhere to the bottom of the card. Curl up the blue tube to imitate a squeezed out paint tube. Stamp the sentiment from String Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set with Archival Ink Jet Black. Stamp inchies from the Artist Rubber Stamp Set on scraps of paper with lime paint and StazOn Ink Teal Blue, cut out and glue in place.  

Belinda Spencer has created another vibrant neon card which looks totally fabulous of course! 


Instructions:
Cut a piece of watercolour paper to fit a folded black card. Spray with neon mists and allow to run down the paper. Dry with a heat gun and turn the paper up the other way so that the drips are at the top. Apply the Paint Tubes stamp on top of the mist at the bottom of the card. Apply some splats from the Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set using neon inks. Stamp the paint tubes again onto some smooth white cardstock. Cut out and layer on top of the images on the card. Stamp the labels again on smooth white cardstock this time using various neon inks. Cut out and add to the paint tubes. Add the sentiment and stick down on a black cardstock base.

Teresa Abajo has come up with a fantastic ideas of using the Paint Splats Rubber Stamps pouring out of the Paint Tubes. Love this! 


Instructions:
Stamp the Paint Tubes onto whtie cardstock in black ink and cut a couple of them out. Colour them by sponging Distress Inks on them. Stamp and emboss a couple of images from the Paint Splats set onto white cardstock and adhere the tubes over them with foam tape. Stamp a few more paint drops from the Paint Splats set, then mount this piece onto black cardstock, then onto a white card. Stamp and trim part of the Imperfection quote, mount onto black cardstock then onto the card. 

Lastly, here's a card by Rachel Greig using the Paint Tubes and the Paint Brushes Eclectic Stamps together: 


Instructions:
Create a painted background using Postbox Red and Lemon Zest Dylusion Paints. Stamp over the top using the Paint Brushes Eclectic Stamp and Flourish Background Stamp with Archival Jet Black ink. Create a lighter coloured painted background using Squeezed Orange and Bubblegum Pink Dylusion Paints and stamp the Paint Tubes Eclectic Stamp over the top with Archival Jet Black ink. Mount stamped background onto folded black card. Mount the Paint Tubes onto black card stock and adhere to front of card with 3D foam adhesive. 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Paint Tubes Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door String Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Artist Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Polka Dots Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Flourish Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Mesh Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Brushes Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Imperfection Quote Stamp
Ranger Watercolour Paper
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
Dylusions Paints
StazOn Teal Blue Ink Pad

Thanks so much for visiting the blog today! Wishing you a creative weekend! 

Paint Brushes Eclectic Stamp Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, August 13, 2015
Hi stampers! Time to get a little paint on our hands with the new Paint Brushes Eclectic Stamp! We have a few projects to share with you today from our talented contributing artists! 

First a card by Belinda Spencer: 


Instructions:
Cut a piece of watercolour paper to size. Spray with neon mists and allow to run down the paper. Dry with a heat gun. Apply the Paint Brushes stamp at the top of this piece using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Add some brush strokes from the Brush Stokes Rubber Stamp Set using neon inks. Stamp the paint brushes again on smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Cut out and stick over the image stamped on the card front. Apply the paint brushes again on smooth white cardstock using Time Holtz Distress Embossing Ink. Heat set with Super Fine Detail Silver Ranger Embossing Powder. Cut out the silver part of the paint brushes and layer on top of the brushes on the card. Add the quote from the Artist Rubber Stamp Set using the Jet Black ink. Add this whole piece onto a black cardstock base.

Teresa Abajo shares a fun clever card: 


Instructions:
Stamp the Paint Brushes onto white cardstock in black ink. Cut a couple of them out. Stamp the Grid Background onto white cardstock and mount onto black cardstock, then onto a white card. Stamp a couple of the images from the Brush Strokes set in different colours and adhere the brushes over them with foam tape. Stamp some splats from the Paint Splats set. Add the words using Alphabet Medley.

Lastly, here's a quick card by Rachel Greig:


Instructions: 
Spray two or three colours of Distress Spray Stains onto a non-stick craft sheet. Lay Specialty Stamping Paper into the puddle of ink and twist around. Lift off and dry with heat tool. Stamp Paint Brushes along left side of card stock using Archival Jet Black ink pad. Stamp quote from Art de Fleur Vol 1 Rubber Stamp set on the right side. Mount onto black cardstock, then onto a folded blue card. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paint Brushes Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Brush Strokes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Artist Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Art de Fleur Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Grid Background Stamp
Ranger Watercolour Paper
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine Detail Silver
Distress Embossing Ink
Distress Spray Stains
Specialty Stamping Paper

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Penny Farthing Eclectic Stamp Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Hello! Today we are sharing projects created with the Penny Farthing Eclectic Stamp

Rachel Greig has created a vintage style card: 


Instructions:
Stamp Penny Farthing Eclectic Stamp onto cream cardstock using Archival Jet Black ink pad. Sponge around edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Mount onto black cardstock. Emboss kraft cardstock using Sizzix Tim Holtz Collage Embossing Folder and sponge Vintage Photo Distress ink over the raised areas to bring out the detail. Mount onto black cardstock and wrap black ribbon around the bottom. Adhere Penny Farthing panel to the top and adhere entire panel to folded kraft card. 

Robyn Wood shows great use of colour with her card:


This card features a masking technique and crayon resist to give a bit of a vintage feel to the image. Masking is made simpler by stamping onto a large sticky note and trimming out the image.

Instructions:
Stamp Penny Farthing onto white card (approx. 9cm x 8cm) using black Archival Ink. Mask the image and overstamp with Scratches Background stamp using Archival Aquamarine ink. Draw over parts of the image with a white crayon to highlight. Sponge the wheels with Mustard Seed Distress ink and around the image with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink. Wipe over the areas with crayon to remove excess ink. Distress the edges of the card and sponge with Peacock Feathers Distress ink. Use torn cardstock for layering, firstly with black and then attach to a larger piece of dark yellow cardstock. Tie with twine and attach to a black card front. Embellish with a metal mini gear over the small wheel and use a metal word band as a greeting.

Love how Connie Mercer has combined the Penny Farthing with other Darkroom Door stamps in her cards:


Instructions:
Stamp World Map Background Stamp on white cardstock and trim out.  Adhere to card front. Stamp Criss Cross Texture Stamp on both sides of card front. Stamp Penny Farthing stamp on white cardstock and trim out. Stamp Craved Leaves and trim out. Add corner to card front. Stamp sentiment from Classic Motorcycles Rubber Stamp set and trim out. Shade all stamped images with ink. Add corners. Create card and adhere to card front. Add Wink of Stella, for shimmer. 


Instructions:
Stamp Chicken Wire Background Stamp on white cardstock and trim out. Mount on black cardstock. Mount that on pattern paper. Add corners. Stamp out Carved Leaves (3 long leaf) and trim out. Stamp Penny Farthing stamp and trim out. Stamp sentiment from Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set and trim out. Create card and adhere all pieces to front of card. Add Wink of Stella to Carved Leaves. Splat with black ink.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Penny Farthing Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Classic Motorcycles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door World Map Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Scratches Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Chicken Wire Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Criss Cross Texture Stamp
Ranger Archival – Jet Black, Aquamarine
Ranger Distress Ink – Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough, Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Ideology - Mini Gears, Word Band
White crayon
Paper: Authentique
Sizzix: Collage Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by today!

Pine Leaf Eclectic Stamp Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, August 10, 2015
Hi there! Today we are sharing some great projects using the Pine Leaf Eclectic Stamp! This stamp is perfect for Christmas cards, but it can also be used with other themes, such as Wilderness, Home Sweet Home and other nature related themes. 

Firstly, here's a Christmas card idea by Rachel Greig:


Instructions:
Stamp Pine Leaf onto white cardstock using Archival Olive Ink Pad. Stamp again without reinking to create a lighter shade. Repeat this process around the white cardstock until you have covered it completely. Sponge the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and adhere to red cardstock. Wrap striped ribbon around the top part of the card and adhere to the back. Stamp Happy Christmas from Dear Santa Vol 2 Rubber Stamp set onto white label using Archival Vermillion Ink Pad. Sponge around edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere to ribbon using 3D adhesive. Adhere entire stamped panel to folded green card to finish! 

Robyn Wood said that Christmas cards were the first thing she thought of for this stamp, but then got to thinking of all the other ways it could be used with various Darkroom Door images. This card gives you an option for all year round use.


Instructions:
Stamp Pine Leaf onto white card stock using Distress Inks in Bundled Sage, Forest Most & Pumice Stone. Start with the Bundled Sage and stamp all around the card stock, leaving a white patch in the centre of the card. Make sure you re-ink the stamp each time for clear impressions. Stamp the Pine Leaf again a few times around the edges with Forest Moss. Try not to totally cover the areas that have already been stamped. Do a final round of stamping using Pumice Stone ink and this time make sure that any white left around the border of the card stock is stamped. This will give a full, layered effect. Sponge edges with Pumice Stone ink, layer with dark green and affix to a dark brown card base. Stamp the largest house from Home Sweet Home set onto white card stock using black Archival ink. Add white crayon to parts of the walls and roof of the house and sponge with Distress Ink. Use Frayed Burlap for the walls, a mix of Tea Dye & Vintage Photo for the roof and Squeezed Lemonade for the window. Trim and add to card front. Stamp wording onto white card stock using Graphite Black Brilliance ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Trim into separate phrases, layer with black card stock and mount onto card front using foam tape. Why not try autumn colours of Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge and Barn Door Distress inks for a different look?

Connie shares two ways to create Christmas cards with the Pine Leaf Eclectic Stamp:


Instructions:
Stamp Pine Leaf on white cardstock with Archival Olive ink. Speckle with brown ink. Stamp the Brushed Star and the sentiment from Merry Christmas stamp set and adhere to the card front. Mount card front on several pattern papers layered. Stamp the zig zag stamp from the Stitched Borders Stamp Set on both sides of the white card front. Add corner piece to bottom of card. 


Instructions:
Stamp Christmas Script Background Stamp directly on the card front. Stamp around the Script with the straight stitch stamp from Stitched Borders Stamp Set.  Stamp Stitched Threads Frame Stamp on Kraft cardstock and trim it out. Stamp the Pine Leaf in the center of the Stitched Frame. Stamp another Pine Leaf on Kraft cardstock and trim it out. Use a pop up adhesive and place it over or to the side of the stamped Pine Leaf. Add the Twine. Stamp the Brushed Star and the sentiment from Merry Christmas Stamp Set. Speckle card with brown or black ink. 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Pine Leaf Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Christmas Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Merry Christmas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Home Sweet Home Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Dear Santa Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Script Background Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink: Olive, Vermillion
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, Tea Dye, Squeezed Lemonade
White crayon
Clear Embossing Powder
Brilliance Ink: Graphite Black
Pattern paper: Bo bunny
Corner Punch
 
Thanks for stopping by today!

Roller Skates Eclectic Stamp Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, August 07, 2015
Hi! It's time to get your skates on as we share projects using the Roller Skates Eclectic Stamp

This is such a fun stamp and it can be combined with many other Darkroom Door stamps to give it a retro feel or cool skater look!

First card was created by Rachel Greig:


Instructions:
Stamped Brushed Stars Background stamp onto white cardstock using Vermillion Archival Ink. Adhere to red cardstock. Stamp Roller Skates Eclectic Stamp onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink and adhere to red cardstock. Adhere Roller Skates panel to Brushed Stars background on an angle. Wrap black ribbon around the bottom. Stamp 'Born to Sk8' from the Skater Stamp Set using Vermillion Ink. Trim and adhere to red label, then over the black ribbon with foam adhesive. Adhere entire panel to folded black card. 

Suzz Czosek has created a gorgeous gift bag! 


Instructions:
Paint vellum bag with light pink ink. Let it dry. Sponge edges with pink ink, then with a touch of Vintage Photo Distress ink. Stamp the Dots Texture Stamp using pink ink on white cardstock scraps. Stamp Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp using blue ink on white cardstock scraps. Cut out words from Music Wordstrip. Sponge edges with pink dye ink. Stamp Roller Skates Eclectic Stamp using black ink. Colour with pink watercolor pencil. Cut out skates. Sponge edges of skates with pink and brown dye ink. Highlight with white gel pen on laces. Tear up strips of the Dots and Weathered Striped stamped pieces and layer on top of the bag. Repeat until you achieve desired background. Sprinkle white paint across surface. Attach wordstrips words onto bag. Stamp stars from Brushed Christmas Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set using blue ink and cut out. Attach over background. Adhere stamped Roller Skates onto bag using 3D adhesive. Cut strips of curling ribbon and attach behind skates.

Connie Mercer has created two awesome cards:


Instructions:
Stamp Brushed Stars Background on white cardstock. Trim out and add Stitched Border stamp to both sides. Add a piece of coordinating pattern paper to the center of the card front. Stamp Roller Skates Eclectic Stamp on white cardstock and trim out.  Colour shoe laces with ink marker.  Stamp out sentiment from Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set and trim around word. Adhere all elements to card front.  Add star rhinestones. 


Instructions:
Stamp Tickets Background on white cardstock using three different colors of ink. Trim out and mount on card front. Stamp Stitched Borders on each side of card. Stamp Try Quote stamp on white cardstock and trim around each word and adhere to card. Add corners. Stamp Roller Skates Eclectic Stamp on white cardstock and trim out. Add to card front. Color Roller Skates with clear, Wink of Stella. It adds a nice shimmer to the skates.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Roller Skates Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Christmas Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Skater Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tickets Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Dots Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Weathered StripesTexture Stamp
Darkroom Door Try Quote Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink
Copic Markers
Paper: Carta Bella
Rhinestones
Wink of Stella

Thanks for skating by today!

Daisy Eclectic Stamp Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, August 03, 2015
Hi stampers! It's time to take a look at how our new Eclectic Stamps can be used! Today we are sharing projects created with the Daisy Eclectic Stamp

Connie Mercer has created two beautifully layered cards:


Instructions:
Stamp Gazette Background Stamp on white cardstock.  Trim out. Shade around edges with brown ink. Mount on dark cardstock and then mount to pattern paper.  Stamp Daisy Eclectic Stamp on white cardstock.  I used marker pens to add the color to the rubber stamp.  Trim out. Stamp Carved Leaves directly on  the card front. Place the Daisy between the leaves and adhere to card front. Stamp sentiment from Whimsical Word Rubber Stamp Set on white cardstock and trim out. Adhere to card front. Add corners.


Instructions:
Stamp French Script Background Stamp on a dark color cardstock or paper. Trim out.  Stamp the Daisy Eclectic Stamp, Carved Leaves Vol 1 (long leaf and medium single leaf) on white cardstock and trim them out. I inked the Daisy up with marker pens.  Arrange elements on front of card and adhere. Color Daisy with Wink of Stella for shimmer. Add rhinestones and corners to card front. Stamp sentiment from Whimsical Words Rubber Stamp Set and trim out. Add to card front.

Anneke De Clerck has some bright painted cards to share:

 
Instructions:
Paint the background with green and light blue acrylic paint. Load the Daisy Eclectic Stamp with magenta, lime and orange acrylic paint using your fingers and stamp on a white panel. Glue that panel to the background. Stamp the birthday sentiment from Simple Sayings Stamp Set to the bottom of the card with Archival Ink 'Jet Black'. Add details with a black fineliner and finish off with enamel dots.
 
 
Instructions:
Stamp the Daisy Eclectic Stamp with Versamark Ink on a gelli plate print. Heat emboss with WOW embossing powder 'Opaque Bright White'. Stamp the birthday sentiment from Happy Birthday Stamp Set  with Archival Ink 'Jet Black'. Add a washi tape tab.
 
 
Instructions:
On this card I used the "iron-off" resist technique. Paint the background with turquoise acrylic paint. Create rows of red dots with paint and a needle tip applicator. Stamp the Daisy Eclectic Stamp with Versamark Ink on a painted panel. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Add a coat of gesso on top and overstamp with the Mesh Background Stamp and StazOn Ink 'Teal Blue'.Remove the embossing powder on the flower using an iron and a paper towel. Add black and white details with fineliners and adhere the panel to the background. Stamp a birthday sentiment from Happy Birthday Stamp Set to the bottom of the card with Archival Ink 'Jet Black'. Finish off with cord, beads and a lime paper scrap.

Suzz Czosek has created a stunning set of gift tags and cards:


Instructions:
Spray Mists over mixed media paper. Mix in yellows, orange, and pink sprays. Let dry. Cut tag from inky background. Stamp Daisy Eclectic Stamp using Versamark on tag. Heat emboss with white embossing paste. Repeat two more times. I added a little to the stem with a versamark pen and drew in the rest of the stem and embossed with white embossing powder. Stamp sentiment from Melody Stamp Set using StazOn ink on vellum. Tear vellum on angle and attach to tag. Spritz ribbon and attach to top of tag.


Instructions:
Stamp Criss Cross Texture Stamp in lime green ink on white cardstock. Mask stem of flower with post it note. Ink up flower with pink ink. Color stem using green Ranger Distress Marker. Stamp flower over Criss Cross background. Cut flower panel and distress edges with distressing tool.  Stamp Thank You from Bright Blossoms Vol 2 Stamp Set using Orange dye ink.  Sponge edges using green ink. Mount on card. Repeat with Blue and Orange Dye ink. 


Instructions:
In up flower with soft pink dye ink. Color stem with green marker. Spritz stamp with water. Stamp onto white cardstock. Stamp Memory Quote Stamp using gold ink. Cut panel and attach to white cardbase.  

To add some extra interest to the card, you could also stamp the Splatter Texture Stamp using gold ink on card randomly as shown below.


Supplies Used: 
Darkroom Door Daisy Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Whimsical Words Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Melody Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gazette Background Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Criss Cross Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Splatter Texture Stamp
Ranger Distress Ink: Twisted Citron
Distress Markers
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Magenta Hue
Paper Distresser
Memento Ink:  Bahama Blue, Tangelo
Versamark Ink
Stampendous Needle Tip Applicator
Paper: Quick Quotes
Wink of Stella
Rhinestones
WOW Embossing Powder
Acrylic Paint

Thanks for stopping by today!

Palette Blending Technique with Patchwork Butterfly

Darkroom Door - Sunday, August 02, 2015
Hello, it’s Robyn Wood with you today sharing a card featuring the Darkroom Door Patchwork Butterfly Collage Stamp. I love how interesting this stamp is – it has snippets of many of the Background Stamps miniaturised as pattern for the wings.


For this card I used a palette blending technique to watercolour the butterfly with dye based stamp pads. I find this a handy technique to use when you want to get the colour just right and you don’t have markers that suit. I modelled my colour choices on the Cairns Birdwing Butterfly, it has a beautiful graduation of blues, yellows and greens on the wings plus a pop of red near the head.

Instructions:
1. Stamp Patchwork Butterfly using black ink onto white cardstock.
2. Add small amounts of Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean Distress Ink to a non-porous surface. I used a clear stamp block so you could see the colours but a non-stick craft mat works well. Pick up a bit of colour from each patch with the Aquash brush and use the block surface as a mixing palette to create a couple of different colours.


3. Colour the wings, adding a pop of red marker near the head and trim out closely.
4. Stamp notecard twice using French Script Texture stamp and Watering Can ink. Make the image disappear a little first by wiping the wet stamp with a baby wipe or tissue prior to stamping.


5. Stamp two corners with Coffee Stain Eclectic stamp using Weathered Wood ink.
6. Distress the edges of the journaling card and sponge with Weathered Wood ink.
7. Add two torn strips of washi tape to card base and affix journaling card. Affix coloured butterfly at an angle.
8. Stamp the words from Wildflower stamp set using black ink and affix to card. Add a bit of torn washi tape for interest.

Hints:

• Any paper with a soft abstract pattern will work, just alter the ink colours to match.

• If the paper doesn’t have a line border – draw one in using a fine black pen.

• Use a damp paint brush if you don’t have an Aquash brush.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Patchwork Butterfly Collage Stamp

Darkroom Door Wildflower Stamp Set Vol 1

Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp
Ranger Archival ink: Jet Black, Watering Can
Ranger Distress Ink: Weathered Wood, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed
Red Marker
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Aquash Brush
Prima Epiphany Journaling Notecard
Washi tape, black card base

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed learning how I made this card. Don’t forget that we would love you to upload your own Darkroom Door projects to our new Darkroom Door Inspiration Facebook page.

August ATC Swap Theme - Neon!

Darkroom Door - Saturday, August 01, 2015
The theme for the August Darkroom Door Artist Trading Card swap is Neon!

Things just got a little brighter around here! Use any Darkroom Door rubber stamp or paper product to create ATC's with a neon/fluro colour palette!

Here are some ATC's to get you inspired. Belinda Spencer has used the Paint Tubes Eclectic Stamp, Paint Splats, Alphabet Medley and Artist Rubber Stamp Sets to create this ATC. Belinda stamped onto Watercolour Paper with Archival Jet Black ink and used Hero Arts Neon Ink Pads and Ink Sprays to add the Neon colours! What a vibrant and fun ATC!


Susie has gone back to the 80's music scene with her Neon Music ATC! Susie used the Rockstar Rubber Stamp Set, Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set, Mesh and Dots Texture Stamps. A groovy ATC! 

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

Due date: 31st August, 2015.

We look forward to seeing your creations!

Unlock the artist within!