A few months ago Craft Stamper Magazine featured the Darkroom Door Garden Inchies stamp set in their Stampers Challenge section in their June 2012 issue. I contributed two projects to the article. One was a decorated box:
The metal corners were also highlighted with Copper Inka Gold to bring out the detail.
The Garden Inchies were stamped onto a background I created using alcohol inks. So easy and fun to do!
I also created a pendant using a couple of Scrabble tiles. Just stamped the Inchies onto the back using Staz On ink, then coloured in with Adirondack Pigment pens. Cover with a sealer such as Mod Podge and let it dry. Add the clasp once it's all dry.
For more information on these projects and to see what the other artists created, check out a back issue of the magazine!
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At the beginning of this year Nathalie Kalbach organised a Creative Summit, where many artists shared tips and techniques to jump start your creativity for the new year! It was such a great success that Nathalie has decided to do it again! I'm involved and I can't wait to help inspire you!
Here is the scoop: January is approaching--a month that is full of promises, resolutions and intentions. A month that for many follows lots of holiday celebrations, family gatherings and other end-of-the-year events. It’s also time to start creating again. But how do you start? Here is the cure :) Nathalie invited a group of wonderful, inspiring and creative ladies and gentlemen from around the globe in the mixed media and scrapbooking world to join together for the Creative Jump Start Summit 2013. We are coming together to show you some ways to get back into the creative groove. We want to share with you "3 Ways to ..." help you jump-start your creativity in 2013. Let me show you who is participating:
Here’s what you get and how it works:
I look forward to sharing my '3 Ways with...' video in January!
Last week I received the May/June 2012 issue of Somerset Studio in the mail. I am over the moon to have my artwork featured in this issue!! I created a mixed media canvas using Viva Decor Ferro texture paste with Darkroom Door Rubber Stamps.
Main supplies used:
Viva Decor Ferro - Steel
Viva Decor Precious Metal Colour - Ice Blue & Bronze
Darkroom Door Stamps: Butterflies, Postcard Background, Wildflowers Vol 1 (Spread Your Wings) for the main panel artwork.
Darkroom Door Stamps used to create texture in the Ferro paint: Correspondence, Criss Cross, Dots, French Script
A big thanks to Stampington and Somerset Studio for publishing my art!
What can I say? Put simply - the 2012 Australia / South Pacific Stamping Cruise on board the Rhapsody of the Seas was LOADS of fun! Our stamping group was amazing, they came from all over Australia and New Zealand and together we spent 13 days at sea exploring the islands of Fiji, New Caledonia and Vanuatu! I had an absolute ball teaching all the workshops. As you can imagine, the classroom was buzzing with excitement as new projects were being completed, new techniques being learned and new friendships being made.
The photo above is our stamping group. A big thanks to Lorelle (pictured in the front row on the right), owner of Crafting Cruises, for all her hard work and effort in co-ordinating the group.
Here is just a sneak at some of the projects that I taught on the cruise. I will share the projects in full when I return from Europe in a couple of weeks. But for now, I just wanted to give you a glimpse of the fun stuff we got up to :)
First up was a 2012 Stamping Cruise Journal:
We also created framed shadow box with loads of texture:
Another great class was a Seaside Printers Tray:
There's just a few of the classes I taught... the stampers also created a lot of cards and a 2012 calendar in another 3 workshops. I'll share those photos in upcoming blog posts.
I would also like to say a HUGE thank you to the generous companies who helped make this cruise such an amazing adventure! These wonderful companies either sponsored workshops, donated prizes or sent in products that could be used to make cards for charities. I am forever grateful for your generous support:
While on board the ship, our stampers created a total of 212 cards which will be donated to Aussie Troops so they can write home to their families and Ronald McDonald house. Thank you to all of the stampers who contributed their time and creativity while out at sea! It was a fantastic effort which I am sure will be appreciated by many!!!
One of the best rewards of an adventure like this is not only the chance to explore new places, but the friendships that are created along the way. Thank you so much to all of you for sharing this journey with me!
This week I will be teaching workshops at the Pour l'Amour du Scrap show in Lille, France!
I'm so excited to be teaching at the show - I know we have many Darkroom Door followers in Europe so I hope to meet many of you there! Of course I'll be bringing goodies with me to give away during the workshops and every person in the Stamping Techniques class will receive a Darkroom Door Word Block Stamp in their kit! Woo hoo!
Next week I will be at the Craft Hobby & Stitch show in Birmingham UK. I'll be doing demonstrations of our latest products on the Personal Impressions booth on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st.
Hope to see you there!
Well folks, today is the day we set sail for the 2012 Australian / South Pacific Stamping Cruise! To say we're excited is an understatement!! The past few weeks have been crazy here in the studio and warehouse, packing boxes, ticking things off our packing list, making sure we have everything we need for the workshops. (I always feel like we'll forget something, even though I've gone over things a thousand times!) But now... we're ready to set sail!
The ship will leave Sydney Harbour today and we'll sail for two days before arriving to our first stop at Isle of Pines, New Caledonia. Throughout the cruise I'll be teaching 6 workshops. I know many of you are wondering what I'll be teaching... so I'll share the projects once we return. Our group consists of 50 ladies, plus partners, friends and children. The stampers will also have 24 hour access to the stamping room, so I'm sure there's going to be some fun nights ahead!
I'm really looking forward to spending the next 12 days out at sea... stamping, snorkelling and swimming! Let the journey begin...