Country Windmill Scrapbook Page

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Hi!! Belinda here today sharing my project using the fabulous new Country Windmill Photo Stamp.

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.
 
 
Then it was time for a stamping layer. I used some quotes from the Essentials 11 Collection Everyday Life Rubber Stamps Set and applied repeatedly over the layout using Ranger Archival Inks in Coffee and Sienna.
 
 
Finally it was a matter of layering on all of the embellishments, the photo and the title.
 
Darkroom Door products used:
 
 
TIM HOLTZ Distress Ink:
 
- Jet Black
- Coffee
- Sienna
 
Thankyou so much for checking out the blog today. I hope I have made you love the Country Windmill Stamp as much as I do. :-)
 
Cheers

Creativity Scrapbook Layout

Darkroom Door - Friday, October 18, 2013
Hi ~ Connie here, with another quick scrapbooking page.  I used several different Darkroom Door stamp sets to make my embellishments and journal box.


The sets I used are~ Stamper and the Quote stamp " Creativity" and Everyday Life (for the journal spot).  The "stamper circles" I used a circle punch and just kinda of scattered them around the page.


I used  black ink by Ranger. The journal box is cut in half and tucked under the Quote stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

Butterfly Layout

Darkroom Door - Thursday, October 10, 2013
Hi!! Connie here with a quick scrapbooking layout using the Butterfly Eclectic Stamp by Darkroom Door. I stamped the Butterfly on (misted) white cardstock, using black ink by Ranger and then cut it out. Repeated that process several times :)
 

After I photographed this, I thought ~ I should have stamped some butterflies on the striped background paper, so I did.  I like it much better!!!!
 

 I used 'watering can' Archival Ink by Ranger {Wendy Vecchi}!!
Love the color and the stamp looks and stamps beautifully!!!



Thanks for stopping by~

Butterfly and Lamp Post Eclectic Stamp Ideas!

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Hi, Connie here with a couple of cards using the new Butterfly Eclectic Stamp.
I love that the extra large Butterfly will fit right in with the other two Butterfly sets, Wings and Butterflies.


I stamped the Numbers Background Stamp for the background and used some mists and inks by Ranger. The sentiments are from the Simple Sayings Stamp set.  

I made a scrapbooking page using the very cool Lamp Post Eclectic stamp.  



 I stamped the lamp post out on Kraft cardstock several times, cut it out and pop dotted it to my page. The suitcase and World Traveller stamp are from the Nomad stamp set.
Love how it came out and look it gives the page. Thanks for stopping by!! 

Edwardian Ladies Collage Stamp - Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Hi stampers! Today we have a couple of projects to share using the Edwardian Ladies Collage Stamp:

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Susie Campbell has created a gorgeous textured tag:


Details from Susie: The Edwardian Ladies collage stamp by Darkroom Door is a delight to work with!  I stamped the image directly onto a white shipping tag with Versafine Onxy Black ink, heat set it and then coloured the image with Distress Makers and an Aquash brush to create a watercolour effect.  Then it was simply a matter of adding lovely layers of vintage paper, fabrics, lace, washi tape and some gorgeous velvet flowers.

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Connie Mercer has used the Edwardian Ladies on a scrapbook page:


Details from Connie: I was so excited to see this stamp set~I knew I had the perfect photo's to make a cute scrapbooking layout.  I used the Collage stamp by Darkroom Door called the Edwardian Ladies .  I stamped it out on cardstock, with brown ink, and used like an embellishment.  I also used the Tag set, Just My Style set, 1920's Chic set and the Journal set.

 

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Teresa Abajo has created a stunning card:



Details from Teresa: This stamp is so so very vintage! It looks like an ad out of an old French newspaper.  I have coloured the ladies' dresses with my Old Paper Distress Marker. The frame itself is just divine - here I have added some liquid pearls, and I'm sure it's going to come in handy around other vintage images too.

Hope you've enjoyed going back in time today!

Happy stamping!

Film Frame Stamp - Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Hi everyone! Today we have some projects to share using the Film Frame Stamp:

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Here's what Godelieve has created with this stamp:

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Details from Godelieve:
The card is 12.5 cm square (5 inch).

- First I made 3 masks, by stamping the Film frame on copy paper.  
- I stamped the film stamp with Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black on smooth white cardstock, and covered it with a mask, stamped it again at an angle. 
- I masked this too with my second mask  to stamp the Mesh background.
- Then I removed both masks and used  another one,  to stamp the Horse Photo Stamp inside the film frame.
- I watercolored the photo stamp with Distress Inks and inked the background.  
- Finished off with a small stamp from the Photography set, and a tag with twine.
I used:

Next up is a card from Teresa:

 
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Details from Teresa:
Here I have used it to frame a photochip of a couple from the Venetian collection. I stamped the film frame onto some acetate, which made it a breeze to position it onto the card. It's such a romantic image, exactly what I needed for an anniversary card.
 
Marjie has used the stamp in her art journal. Check it out:

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Details from Marjie: I paired the new Darkroom Door Film Frame stamp with a Stampers Anonymous face/text stamp, stamping them on tissue paper and adhering to the page with Gel Medium. I went around the edges with a black Gelato from Faber-Castell.

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When adhering tissue to your page it helps to tear rather than cut your edges, as they tend to blend into the page better this way:

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Marjie also used the frame on this spread, and used the negative strips as accents in their own right:

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Connie
shows us how to incorporate the Film Frame into scrapbook pages: 



Details from Connie:
The Film Frame Stamp is fast becoming a fave for me. I stamped it three times to make the filmstrip, I stapled the endstogether, to get one continuous film strip.
I also used other Darkroom Door Stamps on this project.  They are Everyday Life, Vintage Office and Photography.  I love how the stamps work together.  


A close-up of the film strip ~looks real, right!!  
Thanks for stopping by today!

Triangles Background Stamp - Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, May 17, 2013

Hi everyone! Today we are sharing project ideas using the Triangles Background Stamp!

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First up, a gorgeous Baby set of wrapping paper and card by Sephi:

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Method - wrapping paper

1. Stamp a large sheet of brown paper with the triangles background stamp. Use three shades of ink and stamp in a block pattern. Repeat until the paper is covered. Roll and tie with string.


Method - card

1. Stamp kraft card with the triangles background stamp using white ink.
2. Attach a Hello Baby photochip to the stamped card and embellish it with a ribbon bow.
3. Cut triangles from scraps of patterned paper and adhere them across the photochip. Stitch buttons to the bunting for added interest.
4. Cut along one edge of cream card with decorative scissors. Affix behind the kraft card and attach the whole thing to a blue base.
5. Finish with a Hello Baby wordstrip.






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Layout by Connie:



Details: When I went to stamp on the pattern paper I rolled the stamp,trying not to get those sharp edges.  I achieved that in some places andnot in other places:):)
I also used the Everyday Life Collection and the Big Numbers Collection.  I love how these stamps look fabulous with each other.  So easy to mix it up.

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Art Journal page by Marjie:

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Details: I used the Triangles Background stamp along with some favorite stencils and a few older stamps. This background stamp is quite large (6" wide) and would make a bold background stamped repeatedly in its entirety:

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Or you can roll the Triangles Background and use small sections of it, getting just a few triangles here and there (as I did here, rolling it without a mount):

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I used Gel Medium through a large triangle stencil as a base and then stamped the smaller triangles on top of it. I used Ranger's Distress Markers to color in some of the triangles and all of the letters.

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A gorgeous card by Melissa:

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Details: One of my favorite techniques to use on background stamps is embossing.  Sometimes background stamps can get lost on the card, but by embossing your background images, it helps these wonderful stamps come to life and can create a focal point such as on my card today using the new Triangles Background Stamp.

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I first stamped my background using Versamark Watermark ink and then embossed the background image using three different colors, silver, Zing Leaf, and Zing Blush.  I love the glossy texture it adds.  I then cut the flowers from a Viva La Flora Photochip and adhered them to the card front followed by my sentiment cut from the Bright Blossoms Wordstrip.

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A quick and easy card to put together for someone special.

Thanks for visiting! We all hope you enjoyed our ideas today!

The Darkroom Door Team x

Crackle Background Stamp - Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, May 16, 2013
Today we have some fabulous projects from the Creative Team using the new Crackle Background stamp!
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First, Godelieve has created some tags:

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Details: I stamped the Crackle background with Distress Ink #Old Paper on white cardstock.  Then I overstamped the crackles with 2 large tags and two small ones from the Tags Rubber Stamp Set, using Ranger Archival ink #Coffee.  The background stamps are large enough to cut these 4 tags.
I inked the tags with Distress Ink #Vintage Photo.

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I stamped the tags with stamps from the FoliageButterflies and Wildflowers Vol 1 set.

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To finish off these labels I used gingham ribbon, twine and a Viva Pearl Pen.

Inkpads:
Ranger Distress : Old Paper, Vintage Photo

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And a quick card, made with a Distress Ink background, stamped with the Crackle Background stamp.
I decorated the card with the gorgeous filmstrips from the Bright Blossoms collection.

Darkroom Door stamp :  Crackle Background
Darkroom Door paper :  Bright Blossoms Vol 1 Filmstrips,  Bright Blossoms Wordstrips
Ranger Distress Inkpads
 :  Wild Honey, Barn Door

 Next up is Hels with a fabbo canvas!

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The canvas is an 8" square, coloured with Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints, using my fave Traditional Tan for the base and then using Sable Brown mixed with Traditional Tan to make an in-betweeny colour and then the Sable Brown on its own for the darker colour on the top layer.  I used the scraped paint technique to apply the paints, I loves this technique and it goes perfectly with the new Crackle stamp.

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To add the stamping to the canvas, I first got a Kleenex tissue and de-plyed it so it was a single layer.  The crackle was stamped using Jet Black Archival Ink and zapped with a heat tool to dry the ink off.  I then tore pieces of the image and applied it to the canvas using Glue & Seal Matte to collage over it.  The reason I use a cosmetic tissue is that when it is torn on the edges, the Glue & Seal kind of melts it into the canvas so it doesn't just look like it has been plonked on there.



I set about adding some texture, using a Claudine Hellmuth stencil and some 490 Embossing Paste (black) and once this had dried I went right over the top of the whole canvas with more Glue & Seal to provide a nice waterproof coverage to it.  Out came the old Stabilo All pencil to add some shading to th textured parts and once I had blended this part, I painted my two-tone edges - yep, I am a smidge addicted but hey, there's nowt wrong with being addicted to paint right?

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I added a pile of flowers (coloured with Dylusions sprays and Cosmic Shimmer spray) and then set about embellishing the canvas.  The large metal butterfly is actually a Graphic 45 embellishment, I simply jazzed him up by stamping the crackle background over him using the Black Archival Ink and then heat setting it - remember, you needs to heat set Archival Ink as it is oil based... but totally waterproof when set... perfect!   The word is actually one of the new Sizzix Alterations Stacked Words dies from Tim Holtz... the whole word is ARTIST but I only wanted the ART bit so I snipped into it and then used Treasure Gold to color the black card it was cut from.   I also added Treasure Gold (liberally lol) to the rest of the embellies and textured bits.   The finishing touch is the little orange butterfly which is also a Darkroom Door stamp - he is from the Wings set.  And there you have it... one finished mixed media canvas... and pretty simples to create at that :o))

Sephi has also had a bit of a play with the Crackle Background. Here's her project:
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Stamps: Crackle Background, Window Frame Stamp

Ink - StazOn timber brown, Brilliance graphite black
Paper - Blue Cardigan, K&Company
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - mulberry paper roses
Other - acetate, sandpaper, craft knife, glue, mounting foam

Method

1. Stamp the crackle background on acetate using brown ink.
2. Stamp the window frame on cream card using black ink. Use a craft knife to cut out the individual panes and affix the stamped acetate behind the window. Tear a few holes in the acetate "glass".
3. Adhere a Love Letters photochip behind the window frame and then attach it to torn patterned paper using mounting foam. Glue flowers along the window sill and add the Love Letters wordstrips.
4. Finish by layering on a second piece of patterned paper and then on the green card front.






Here's another project by Sephi...
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Darkroom Door products - #DDBS031 Crackle, Paris Photochip
Ink - Versa Mark
Paper - GCD Studios
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - K&Company copper brad, Cristina Re pearl brad, lace, ribbon
Other - verdigris embossing powder, heat tool

Method

1. Stamp the crackle background on brown card using watermark ink. Sprinkle the wet ink with embossing powder and heat set.
2. Crumple a Paris photochip into a ball, smooth it out flat, and affix it to the embossed card.
3. Attach the card to torn patterned paper. Embellish with ribbon, lace, brads, and a Paris wordstrip.
4. Affix to card front.




And... Belinda shows us how the Crackle Background can be used on a scrapbook page:
 
Details: Today I have a layout to share with you using the Crackle Background Stamp. My layout background was influenced by the super talent that is Louise Nelson.
 
 
I started with a kraft cardstock base and then added VIVA DECOR Croco Crackling Colour in White. Once that was dry and beautifully crackled, I applied some acrylic paint with a palette knife. I also splashed on some Glimmermist before repeatedly stamping on some sentiments from the Home Sweet home Rubber Stamp Set.
 
 
My next step was to place some sheets of iron strategically over my layout. I stamped the Corrugated Iron Background Stamp onto some specialty stamping paper, added some white crayon for crayon resist and then coloured with Distress Markers. I blended the markers with a water brush pen and flicked over some Glimmermist.
 
I then created a rustic window using the brand new Crackle Background Stamp and the Shadow 12 Up Frame Stamp. Firstly I inked up the Frame Stamp with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Next I applied Broken China Distress Ink onto the Crackle Background Stamp. I then stamped the Crackle Background onto the frame stamp as per the stamp kissing technique. I then applied the frame stamp onto my stamping paper thereby transferring both images.
 
While the ink was still wet I applied Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel and heat set. I did this about 4 times to create thick panes of glass for my window. The embossing powder didn't take evenly so when I rubbed over some Walnut Stain Distress Stain it created a really rustic effect.
 
To create the rustic wooden frame, I stamped the Scratches Background Stamp onto cardstock. Then I applied the frame stamp over the top and simply cut out the panes of glass leaving just the frame. I layered the frame over the top of my previous embossed piece to create the complete window.
 
 
 
Darkroom Door products used:
 
RANGER Archival Inks: - Coffee - Jet Black
TIM HOLTZ Distress Inks: - Walnut Stain - Tumbled Glass - Broken China - Antique Linen
TIM HOLTZ Distress Markers: - Tumbled Glass - Broken China - Pumice Stone

Thankyou for stopping by today and checking out our projects!

Nomad Stamp Set Projects by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Hello everyone! I am so happy to share my first projects on the Darkroom Door blog. For this post, I used the wonderful Nomad rubber stamp set. I love the old stacked suitcases and fabulous sentiments.

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These stamps are perfect for a travel layout:


I decided to use an old photo of my dad and his best friend in a boat, taken during a holiday trip. The background is kraft-core cardstock which was sanded and stamped with some of the sentiments and images using black ink. It is hard to see on this photo. The Journey Word Block stamp works very well together with the Nomad set. I die cut three tags from manila cardstock for a photo mat, inked the stamp with Vintage Photo and Broken China, misted with water and stamped repeatedly, reinking between each impression.


I used an old map paper in the background and whitewashed it with Distress Paint (Picket Fence and Antique Linen) to tone down the colours. The passport stamps and post card were stamped here and there on the background. I also stamped the post card on an inked piece of manila cardstock, cut it out and tucked under the tags.


I used one of the sentiment stamps as my title. Since I wanted to stamp it on a banner, I masked first 'journey' when I inked it up, stamped and then did the same again, only masking 'enjoy the' this time.


The stack of suitcases was stamped on cream cardstock and the three solid suitcases were embossed with different colours Distress embossing powders (Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint). I stamped it one more time and embossed with black embossing powder and inked the two remaining suitcases. The suitcases were cut out and stacked on top of each other. I cut out words from the Prague Vol. 1 Wordstrip to use on the layout. I also die cut three different Filmstrip images, from New York Vol. 2 and London Vol. 2, with a postage die.


Love this old worn suitcase. I embossed it with Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder and stamped it again on top of the melted embossing powder with Stazon Jet Black, to make it darker around the edges. The sentiment was stamped on a piece of transparency and layered on top.

Supplies:
Darkroom Door products:Stamps: Nomad Set, Journey Word BlockPaper products: Prague Vol. 1 Wordstrip, New York Vol. 2 Filmstrip, London Vol. 2 FilmstripOther:Surfaces: Core'dinations Tim Holtz kraft-core cardstock; Tim Holtz Idea-ology grungeboard; Claudine Hellmuth sticky-back canvas; Ranger manila cardstock; old map paper; acetateDies: Sizzix: Tag & Bookplates, Mini Film Strip & Mini Tickets, Mini Old Jalopy & Arrow, Charming This & That, All About a Boy, Note to Self, Mini Bottle Cap & Stamp, Tattered BannersEmbossing folder: Sizzix: Travel Signs SetInk: Ranger Archival Jet Black; Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Broken China, Antique Linen; Stazon Jet Black; VersamarkPaint: Ranger Distress Paint: Picket Fence, Antique LinenEmbossing powder: Ranger Distress embossing powder: Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint; Ranger Black embossing powderEmbellishments: twine

I also made an accordion mini-book:


This would be a perfect gift for someone who loves to travel. I used all the stamps in the Nomad set, they of course work perfectly together. To make the mini-book, I used Karen Burniston's Sizzix Accordion Flip 3-D Album die, but to fit with the stamps, I made it double high (7 in tall) instead of its ordinary height (see how to do this here). I used Sydney Montage photos and Prague Vol. 2 Wordstrip to embellish the mini-book, both fit so well together with the stamps.


Here you can see the album flat, before I adhered the pages together.


When you close the album, the first page flips over to become the front. I love this great sentiment. The passport stamp from Nomad was stamped repeatedly around the edges and I also stamped it on the car and on the arrow. Both the car and arrow were die cut from grungeboard, inked with Distress Inks (Gathered Twigs and Broken China) and coated with Glossy Accents. There is a piece of mica behind the windows of the car. I also used two word stamps from Venetian Vol. 1 ('journey' and 'explore').


It is easier to take photos of the inside pages before assembly, so here you can see the flaps used to attach the pages together. The stack of suitcases was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink on text patterned paper. One suitcase was inked with Broken China and one with Gathered Twigs. The page was finished with a beautiful Sydney photo and some wordstrips.


I thought the Sydney photo with the pointing statue worked really well on a travel mini-book. Here I used more word cut outs and a vintage globe.


The Vintage Globe was die cut twice from grungeboard, first covering one of the pieces with a text paper scrap. The latter was used for the continents. The globe was inked with Broken China and the stand with Gathered Twigs. I stamped the water repeatedly with the passport stamp from Nomad. After gluing the continents to the globe, the whole thing was coated with Glossy Accents.


The last page in the mini-book. The suitcase was stamped with black ink on a piece of manila cardstock which had been coloured with Distress Stains (Antique Linen, Broken China, Brushed Pewter). The post card was stamped on another piece of the same paper. I was happy to discover that the World Traveller and the Enjoy the Journey stamps fit perfectly on a mini ticket die cut. Here you can also see the stamping around the edges better.

Supplies:
Darkroom Door products:Stamps: Nomad Set, Venetian Vol. 1Paper products: Sydney Montage, Prague Vol. 2 WordstripOther:Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Destinations, Crowed Attic, Vintage Shabby, Grungeboard; Ranger Manila cardstockDies: Sizzix: Accordion Flip 3-D Album, Bracket Frame & Label, Mini Tickets, Vintage Fan & Globe, Mini Old Jalopy & Arrow, Mini Bird & CageInk: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black; Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Broken China, Black SootStain: Distress Stain: Antique Linen, Broken China, Brushed PewterEmbellishment: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Terminology Tissue TapeAdhesive: Ranger Glossy Accents, Wonder Tape

Thank you for looking at this long post!

Happy Stamping!!

Anna-Karin

Scrapbook Layouts using Everyday Life stamp set

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Hi everyone, Connie here showing you what I have been up to.  I have been working with the new set by Darkroom Door called Everyday Life.

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 It is a journal set, perfect for adding journaling to scrapbook pages and art journals. For this layout I also used the Big Numbers set and Vintage Automobiles. I thought the vintage truck would be perfect on this one as an added embellishment.

 
On this one I used StamperPostal Frame 6 Up  and the Everyday Life.  This was a fun one. I wanted to incorporate the Australia postage stamps that came on my package from Darkroom Door.  They are so colorful and unique.

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This one is using the Butterflies, Tags and Everyday Life.  Again I'm using stamps to make my embellishments for my pages.  As long as you have stamps you are good to go!!  You can create all kinds of embellishments for your craft projects. Also on this one is the Bright Blossoms Photochips.


Thanks for stopping by today !! You can find Darkroom Door stockists HERE

See ya soon~

Connie
 

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