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! 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!
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.
Belinda here again with an art journal page to share using the BRAND NEW Beauty Quote Stamp. I had so much fun getting inky with this page. It really is nice to just play with stamps and inks and mists without actually have a clue how it is going to end up.
I started this page probably more than a year ago. I remember having some scraps of torn book paper left over from another project and didn't want to waste them so I glued them onto a page in my art journal. I added some Distress Inks and maybe a bit of mist and gessoed over a harlequin stencil in places. Then I wasn't sure what my next step would be so the journal was closed and set aside...for months!
When I received the fabulous Beauty Quote Stamp I knew I had to get my journal out again. But of course I had to add many more layers. So many, in fact, that you can barely see the original layers. LOL
I used the Harlequin Background Stamp to start with and applied in random places on the page using Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink. I then heat set with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE). Next I rubbed in Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Wild Honey and Seedless Preserves.
My next step was to apply Dylusions Ink Sprays in Crushed Grape and Lemon Zest and let them drip down the page. Once they were dry, I added some images from the Bright Blossoms Photochips that I had cut out, sanded and inked. I added some torn strips of Tim Holtz washi tape and stamped some butterflies from the Butterflies Stamp Set. I used a script style stencil and swiped over some Viva Décor 3D Stamp Paint in white and allowed to dry. I dry brushed on some gesso before applying the quote stamp in the centre of the page using Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black. To ensure the larger words really stood out, I traced around the edges of the letters with a white Posca pen.
It just goes to show that there is so much fun to be had by just playing with your supplies rather than having a set plan in mind. I know that this has inspired me to create more art journal pages and have more fun just getting inky. I do hope you get some inspiration from this too. Just don't forget to 'play' now and then.