To cover my album, I used the 'Meadow' paper from the Full Bloom Collection and heat embossed with white embossing powder using several different Background Stamps. The green and white is a lovely fresh combination and the embossing gives the album a really nice feel.
Here are some close-ups of the individual pages in the accordion fold album.
Here's a peek at some of the tags that are inside the tag envelopes.
We're back with more amaaaazing projects by the incredibly talented Louise Williams! Let's get straight into the projects shall we?
I used the gorgeous San Marco paper as my base for this simple layout that focuses on the photo rather than a lot of journalling. I layered as strip of the Legato paper over the top and roughly covered it with a thin layer of gesso to tone it back. I stamped onto transparency with Stazon using stamps from the beautiful Love Birds set and layered them with some Twiddleybitz chipboard, some Basic Grey flowers cut out from paper and finished it with some Prima roses for a sweet touch.
Safe Journey Card:
This was a quick card to make thanks to the lovely Art De Fleur photochip background, which was layered over a distressed and punched strip of the Blush paper. Add in some scrunched seam binding and Prima flowers and finish with a strip of the Wilderness wordstrip for an easy title.
The Places You'll Go Layout:
This was a very quick layout to put together using the Prague photochips as a background over some neutral Basic Grey paper. I adhered them into place, roughly sewed over them and then created a sweep of white through the middle using texture paste. Once it was dry I sprayed the area with some Shimmerz My Bleeding Heart colour spray and added some Mandarin Shimmerz paint as well, allowing it to run up the page for interest. Over the top I’ve added parts of a Basic Grey Doily paper and finished it with some American Crafts lettering and Prima flowers.
Woo Hoo - amazing stuff, right? Louise has rocked our products! a HUGE thanks to Louise for creating these projects and for sharing them with us! They're awesome!
Don't forget to check out Louise's blog to see more of her artwork.
Lives: in the beautiful Whangaparaoa Peninsula, Auckland, New Zealand.
Known For: lots of layers and details in my scrapping, as well as adding in some mixed media techniques. I’m also a Prima Educator as well as a Shimmerz Educator and am on the design teams for Aussie Scrap Source, Twiddleybitz plus am a Design Diva for Scrapbook Creations magazine.
We are so excited to have Louise as a Guest Artist here at Darkroom Door this week! Her style is just beautiful, so many layers and textures and details! Let's take a look at her projects...
I started with a neutral Basic Grey background and lightly stamped using the French Script background stamp to add interest. Before spritzing and spraying with various Shimmerz inks, I added some roughly sewn on and distressed strips of the Meadow paper. I added a layer of the Art De Fleur filmstrips behind the photos and punched and added a strip of the Legato paper. The bird image from the Lovebirds stamp set was stamped onto some of the remaining Meadow paper and finished with some distress stickles. Hints of papers from Websters Pages, a book plate from Tim Holtz and some flowers scattered through the layout add a bit of dimension and the layout was finished with the word stamp also from the Lovebirds set.
The details are just amazing!!
Onto the next project...
I created this journal with an acrylic album and a lot of Gesso and Shimmerz. I stamped with the Darkroom Door “Little Door Photo Stamp“ using Stazon ink onto the back of cover, so that if I made a mistake with the front I could safely remove it without ruining my stamping. Then, taking my cue from Anna Dabrowska-Pękocka’s work, I layered lots of little items found around my junk jars and painted them with layers of gesso and Shimmerz paints to create an interesting cover for what is now my art journal.
Love, love LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing these with us Louise! Your work is really amazing!
We have more projects to share with you tomorrow, so make sure you drop by to see what else Louise has been creating! In the meantime, please leave a comment here for Louise, we know she'd love to hear from you!
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!
We are so excited to have Connie as a Guest Artist here at Darkroom Door! She has created a bunch of projects... we're going to be sharing her projects all week here on the blog! So exciting!!! Let's take a look at the first one...
Notes from Connie:
My idea on this "vintage tag book" was to use the entire book as a gift. It was designed with that purpose in mind. What a cool gift~when ever they need a gift tag for a present they can grab one from their ring of beautiful tags!
This is the pocket tag that is the first tag in the set~making it clear when it is given as a gift. I folded one of the manilla tags and made a pocket for the flower (Prima).
Next up are three of the vintage tags that are on the ring. I decorated them each differently so they would work for both men or women.
Lastly, these are the last three tags on the ring. I used vintage lace and buttons to compliment the Darkroom Door products!!