I have lots of photos of my own real windmill so I couldn't wait to use this stamp as an embellishment on a layout. I can just see myself using this stamp on some masculine cards too in the not so distant future.
To create my windmill embellishments, I simply applied the Country Windmill Photo Stamp onto acetate using Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black. I cut them out and then added to my layout using double-sided tape strategically positioned behind the black parts of the image so that it is hidden.
I created this layout by building up layers on the background paper. First up, I heat embossed the Scratches Background Stamp using white embossing powder. I rubbed in Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and sprayed and splattered on some Pumpkin Pie Glimmermist.
Next I used applied some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Tinsel over a small template and flicked some splatters over the layout too.
I've had a wonderful time playing around with the Darkroom Door photo stamp - Eiffel Tower. I've used Lesley Riley's Transfer Artist Paper (TAP) to transfer the Eiffel Tower image onto fabric and then stamped the remaining images from Darkroom Door's Tour Eiffel stamp set directly onto fabric. I embellished the floral Eiffel Tower fabric with scraps of lace, ribbon, silk, a button and a paper flower. This work was then incorporated into a bag that I stitch from a lovely piece of silk.
My romantic dream of visiting Paris one day continues to grow stronger! But for now I'll enjoy the pleasure of working with this wonderful image!
Hi folks! It's Teresa here, back with a project using Wineglass Bay - one of the six new Photo Stamps. I made a journal cover to hold some nice quotes I've been collecting:
The stamp is a beautifully detailed landscape image that looks fantastic with a just little dash of colour. I coloured the image with Distress Markers and a waterbrush for a watercolour look. Once it was dry, I gave it a little spray with Goosebumps texture spray - it looks like it has been splashed with water.
I then added a piece of mica, which I stamped with French Script with brown ink. It helped to add an aged, vintage look:
Hi! It's Hels here...I keep on saying it... I do! You know I am on the Darkroom Door Design Team for 2013? Well, it is THE best DT... I got a selection of the latest release stamps and I have been having a right old ball playing with them! Today's offering is an altered frame which I have used the new Beauty Quote stamp and a new Eclectic Butterfly stamp (he is ginormous and GORGEOUS!) To see the new releases and all the other delish stamps click HERE for the Darkroom Door website.
This old frame started life as a greeny coloured plastic moulded jobby. And, as ever, I forgot to get a pic before I altered it! Whoops! I removed the glass and then cut a piece of patterned paper (the new Finnabair papers from Prima) to fit inside the frame. Layering stencils and Distress Inks over the paper to add a little specialness was a starting point. I didn't want the background too fussy so this is an ideal way of bringing in a bit of design without overpowering stuff. I added some Crackle background around the edges using Watering Can Archival Ink, stamping just using my hand to hold the stamp so I didn't overdo it and stamp too much into the centre of the paper.
I stamped the Quote onto more of the paper and edged it with Aged Mahogany and Gathered Twigs DI's and then popped it onto black card to make it pop more. The Butterfly is the big guy in the centre... he was stamped onto cream card, along with more butterflies from the Wings Stamp Set and then I used Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey and Aged Mahogany to colour the butterflies. As ever, I coloured the underside of the wings with Gathered Twigs DI, this just finishes the butterflies nicely and because you can see the underside of the wings, there are no "white" surprises when you look at it from a different aspect. The frame was coloured with Ruby, Copper and Spanish Topaz Treasure Golds, layering the colours on and building up the finish. I also added a little brass butterfly to the centre of the big guy for a bit of extra decoration.
Right, I shall away... I have a "to-do" list longer than my left leg to get ticked off today... no rest for the wicked right? Thanks for looking... have a grand day! TTFN
Hi stampers! It's Liesbeth here! If you've seen my work before, you'll know I'm not a big fan of adding lots of big embellishments and flowers, so these photo stamps (DDPS028 Castle and DDPS024 Canal) are really perfect to me. They are so beautiful and complete and in my opinion they don't need any addition at all! I primarily love the Castle stamp, it's Neuschwanstein Castle near Füssen in the south of Germany, my husband and I spent our summer holidays there this year! Sweet memories!
The first two cards above are made the same way: I pushed three colors of Distress Ink onto my craft sheet, spritzed some water and swept the white paper through the ink. If dry, I stamped the photo stamps with black StazOn ink. I ,painted' the buildings and the boats with bleach. I coloured the lake (Castle) and the houses (Canal) a little with color pencils.
This two cards above are done with the Crayon Resist Technique : Rachel shows that wonderful technique HERE ! I stamped the photo stamps onto white paper with black StazOn ink, scribbled some areas with white crayon, and I sponged the card with Distress inks.
Fifth card: I stamped the Castle on two tags, colored it with Distress inks and a water brush. Background: I stamped the World Map (DDBS025) with StazOn ink Timber brown and sponged some Distress ink, blue and green, and stamped the tekst ,Enjoy the journey' (DDRS115 Nomad) , glued the tags on the card.
Hi stampers! I had fun with the funky Journey Quote Stamp! I gave me a fantastic opportunity to play around with Distress Ink backgrounds for this first card:
I sponged 2-3 colours onto some card, and then flicked some water droplets to create some lighter spots. I used some of this as the first layer on the card, after stamping the Sunshine background stamp onto it. I loved the idea of the droplets, so after stamping the quote, I grabbed my yellow Gloss Gel pen and added some spots here and there. It's a transparent, shiny finish which looks just fantastic! Here's a close up:
On this next card, I stamped the quote onto two different but co-ordinating papers, and cut the lighter one into strips. I mounted these strips onto the darker green image, and then filled in the spaces inside the letters with Stickles.
I added some trim and rusty chipboard stars as embellishment. Here's a close up side view:
I look forward to many more fun projects with this quote stamp!
Hello stampers! Anna-Karin here with a card using the new Creativity Quote stamp. I love this sentiment, and it will also work great if you just want to cut out a few of the words.
The quote stamp fit perfectly inside the Window Frame stamp. I stamped the window with Potting Soil Archival Ink and cut away all the little windows, leaving me with a wooden frame. The sentiment was stamped with Fern Green ink on top of a scrap gel printed paper. It was layered on a piece of old book paper and kraft core cardstock. The frame was adhered with foam dots.
This one fantastic quote, suitable for birthday cards for young and old.
I couldn't resist putting it together with some Photobooth images, but how wonderful would it be to add an actual photo of the recipient to the front of the card? I'm seeing embarrassing baby photos on an 18th or 21st card, or a lovely vintage party photo for a 70th.
Anyway, here are my cards. First up, one for the boys, complete with Distress Ink background, hessian and twine:
and here's one for the girls, in lovely pinks with soft feathers:
Hi, it's Liesbeth here! I played with the beautiful newest Eclectic stamps and one of the new Quote stamps, and it was almost impossible to stop stamping :-) This is what I made:
The background of this first tag is made by using Distress Paints. I scribbled three colours of Paint onto the craft sheet, spritzed a little water and sweeped the tag throuth the paint. After that I dripped some metallic Distress Paint on the tag as well. I created a background by stamping the compasses and globe (DDRS090 Discover) with black StazOn ink. I stamped the Pocket Watch (DDES002) on a seperate piece of crème paper with Versamark ink and heat-embossed it with brass embossing powder, cut it out and sponged with Distress ink Vintage Photo, and added it on the tag.
These two tags and ATC are stamped with the wonderful new quote stamp DDQS003 Journey . I stamped them onto white cardstock with Versamark ink and heat-embossed with black and dark blue embossing powder. I coloured the quotes with Distress Markers and blended it with water and a brush. I stamped the black tag (above) with frost white Colorbox ink and background stamp DDBS025 World Map onto black paper.
This quote is also made with embossing powder and Distress Markers. I made the background of the tag with Distress Paint as I discribed above and I stamped the new big swirl eclectic stamp DDS006 Fancy Flourish with StazOn Midnight Blue at the edges and coloured them with Distress Markers. I also stamped parts of the World Map in the centre, added the quote and finished with a piece of lace.
I created this tag almost the same as the one above, I masked some areas and stamped the Castle DDPS028 with black StazOn ink. I finished the tag with some flowers and the words ,bon voyage' (both DDRS035 All Occasions)
To make this card, I first stamped the quote with Versamark onto a white card and heat-embossed it with black embossing powder and masked it. I stamped the Fancy Flourish with Distress ink Pumice Stone and the Castle with black StazOn ink. I sponged it with Distress Vintage Photo and I sponged the edges with black ink. I removed the masking paper and glued it onto white, black and brown cardstock.