We have an amaaazing project to share with you today from Connie Mercer! She has used the Dear Santa Collection to alter a muffin pan. It's just stunning... check this out:
Here are some details from Connie:
I'm sad to say no pictures were taken while I was creating~my hands would not stop to pick the camera up but I do want to explain two points and I think the rest you can re-create if you choose.
#1 ~ I used the Tim Holt Med Rosette flower as the insert to the muffin pan creating the look of a cup cake paper. The size of the circle image depends on the size of the muffin pan you are using.~Mine was about 1 3/4" circle cut from the bottom (8) of the Dear Santa Montage sheet. I then used pop dots to raise it up ~so you could see it better.
#2 ~ The next step was~ I painted on liquid adhesive (I used Helmar Acrylic sealer) in the muffin cup I was working on. I placed the Dear Santa montage circle shape in the muffin pan and then the cup cake paper ~ this important** cut a 1 3/4" ( or size of muffin pan) out of chip board and place in the center ~ just to give the glue time to set up against the wall of the muffin pan. Your cup cake papers will be in there secure and so will the Dear Santa montage circle. The paint runs are with white acrylic paint.
Details: I wanted to do a banner, but wasn’t sure what to do it on. I came across these shipping tags and thought they would be fun with the Robots on them. Then I saw the yellow coated hanger and the idea of a mobile for a boys room came to me….so the banner aka mobile was born!! I used the Photography stamps and the Dots background stamp on the tags. I used all sorts of things from the Robot Collection for these tags! Lots of fun!!
The un-titled layout!:
Details: This layout has no title, no journaling…I sometimes do that, because I just wanted to create and not think! I used the Gothic Arch stamps to make some borders to slip in behind the pictures and then I stamped the big arch on the pearlescent paper to create a shiny one…it is hard to see in the picture. Also used various 12x12 papers: San Marco, Blush & Full Bloom!
Hope you've enjoyed these projects!
We'd like to say a huge thanks to Katrina for being a Guest Artist here at Darkroom Door! It's been wonderful seeing her projects and how she has combined everything together!! Thanks again Katrina!
Loves to: Nap…I could nap all day long seven days a week!!! And shop, but what girl doesn’t?!
Loves to create: Projects that I fall in love with. It makes me happy!
Favourite Darkroom Door product: I would have to say the alpha strips…now…that being said…I didn’t use them a whole lot on my projects…but I wanted to save them!!! And the word strips are great too!!!! I used those a lot!
Let’s say you’re invited to come into our darkroom for a day. What would you bring with you? Well, hopefully it’s not a “true” darkroom…because I would be taking pictures with my camera! And a very “empty” creative mind, so that I could fill it with wonderful ideas….and don’t forget the money….you know I will want to shop!
Details: Used the Photography stamp set to create the pink embossed border around the outside of the layout and also the embossed saying. I also created “roses” out of the pearlescent papers. And these pictures are from my cell phone….don’t forget to scrap those also!
Great ideas and projects - thanks for sharing these with us Katrina!
We have more projects from Katrina to share with you tomorrow, so please stop by to check them out.
Here is the ATC Swap Gallery from the Favourite Quotes swap! This was such a great swap... amazing detail and ideas in all of the ATC's! Please check out the video...
Hope you enjoyed this!! Thanks again to everyone who participated :) You are more than welcome to put this video up on your own blogs or share the link with your friends on Facebook & Twitter etc to show off your work!
If you'd like to take part in future ATC swaps, check out the side bar for the upcoming themes!
It's that time of year again... the silly season is just about here, so for those who celebrate Christmas, we have some long Christmas Sentiments for you! Our original String Senitments proved to be a HUGE hit and we had many many requests for a Christmas version. So here it is - just for you!
The great thing about these stamps is they are long enough to go across a whole 6" card front. Just like I've done here:
Here's a card from Godelieve showing how they can be used:
Godelieve has also used the smaller stamps as one long strip too. These little stamps can be used just like this, or you can cut them apart so you can use them individually. Your choice :)
Here's some more info from Godelieve on this card: I stamped with Versamark ink on smooth cardstock (Bristol from Canson) and heat embossed with clear. Sponged with Peeled Paint and Barn Door Distress Ink. White torn edges.
The other cool thing you can do with this stamp set is use the words across tags and other smaller items. They become so versatile when you can also use them for smaller projects too!
I've just stamped the sentiment across a smaller tag, and used it as a gift tag.
For this next tag, I've just used 'Merry' instead of the complete Merry Christmas. There's quite a few sentiments that you could single out words with.
Goelieve has another cool idea... she's stamped the sentiments onto clothes pegs! Check these out:
Details from Godelieve: I used Ranger Archival Ink #Olive to ink up the stamps, and rolled the clothespins over the stamps. A gingham bow adds a festive touch. The clothespins can be used to decorate the tree, the table, a napkin, or as gift bag toppers.