Hello stampers! Thank you for your kind comments on our last post to welcome in our new Creative Team! A big congrats to Kim Ross - just for leaving a comment you have won a stamp set of your choice! Please email your mailing details and choice of stamp to email@example.com and we'll send out your prize!
Now it's over to Suzz who has a fab card to share with us today...
Hi everyone... Suzz here! The new Welcome Home set had me thinking about traveling and our family road trips. My family took a road trip to New York (which was fantastic), at the end of our trip it felt good to come home to our own beds.
This card is inspired by that trip to New York. I inked up a piece of white cardstock using blue glimmer mist leftover on a craft mat. After the background had dried I sponged orange dye ink over a honeycomb stencil. I then stamped the Gazette Background using blue ink over the background. I stamped images from the New York Volume 1 and New York Volume II using black ink. I intermixed the images with stamps from Vintage Office Set.
Hello stampers! Anna-Karin here with two cards using the new Wineglass Bay photo stamp. I love all the Darkroom Door photo stamps and this one is no exception, such a beautiful image and the stamped detail is amazing.
For my first card, I stamped Wineglass Bay on glossy cardstock with Jet Black Archival Ink. I find that the combination of glossy cardstock and Archival Ink gives the very best detail when it comes to photo stamps. The scene was coloured with Distress Inks, using a Colorbox Stylus Tool to apply the ink. You can use another type of ink applicator too, but I like the control I get with the Stylus Tool. For a colouring tutorial, check out this post of mine, where I show how to colour photo stamps with six different mediums.
Highlights were added with a white gel pen. White pigment ink was dry-brushed on the scene, to create foam in the water and a little bit of mist in the hills. For the background, I stamped the Corrugated Iron background with Orange Blossom Archival ink and layered everything on a Core'dinations cardstock base.
For the second card, I stamped Wineglass Bay with Jet Black Archival Ink on the smooth side of Ranger's new watercolour paper. The scene was watercoloured with Distress Inks - smear the ink on your craft sheet, mist once with water and pick up with a paint brush. Again, I used the Corrugated Iron Background, but this time stamped it with Archival Aquamarine. The sentiments come from Venetian Vol. 1.
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.
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.