Stitch Word Block Card And Quilt

Darkroom Door - Thursday, February 25, 2016
Hello, it’s Susie here. Today I’m sharing two pieces I’ve created using the Stitch Word Block Stamp. It was my first time using a Word Block Stamp and I had a fabulous time playing with it!


Instructions:
1. Stamp Stitch Word Block Stamp onto the front of a vintage dressmaking pattern packet using navy ink.
2. Layer this onto remnants of the dressmaking pattern to create a pleasing composition.  
3. Stamp the Word Block Stamp once more onto a scrap of vintage paper to capture the word ‘button’ and an ‘s’. Use these along with the sentiment found in the Stamper stamp set.
4. Embellish work with fabric, trim, the stamped sentiment, hand stitching and buttons!


This art quilt was created in a similar way.  This time I stamped the Stitch word block stamp onto dressmaking tissue paper along with the Singer sewing machine found in the Dressmaker stamp set.  Then I layered it with fabric and embellished it with hand stitching and lace.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Stitch Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Stamper Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Dressmaker Rubber Stamp Set
Assorted fabric, buttons, trim, vintage dressmaking packet, thread and needle

Thanks for visiting the blog today! I hope I’ve inspired some of you to play around with hand stitching! I think it’s a lovely way to embellish your work.

Wellbeing Word Block Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, January 06, 2016
With the new year comes a time to renew and think about the year ahead. The Wellbeing Word Block Stamp is full of motivational words to inspire you to find balance, relax and take time for yourself. What a great stamp to create cards to calm, heal and send comfort to your friends.

This card by Rachel Greig shows how it can be combined with the Wings Rubber Stamp Set:


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Wellbeing Word Block Stamp onto cream cardstock with Archival Olive Ink Pad. Sponge the cardstock with Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks. Mount onto green and white cardstock.
2. Stamp the large butterfly from the Wings Rubber Stamp Set using Monarch Orange Archival Ink. Trim to leave a small border and adhere over the Word Block. Add some pearls down the centre of the butterfly.
3. Adhere stamped panel to folded orange card.

There are so many beautiful, calming words in the Wellbeing Word Block. Robyn Wood has paired them with a feather and soft blues and greens to give a wonderful sense of peace.


Instructions:
1. Mist a large white tag with spray ink and allow to dry. Stamp tag with Wellness Word Block using black Archival ink and thread some ribbon through the top.
2. Stamp a feather from Darkroom Door Feathers stamp set onto white cardstock using black Archival ink, colour with markers and trim closely.
3. Prepare 14cm square cardstock base and attach a blue panel approx. 7 x 13cm. Using foam tape, attach the word tag over the top of the blue so that it is offset to the right a little. The bottom edge of the tag will need to be torn a little to suit. Affix feather.
4. Use a fine, black pen to draw a dotted line around the edges of the card to finish.


Instructions:
Stamp Wellness Word Block onto white cardstock using black Archival ink and trim closely. Overstamp with the large, open flower from Darkroom Door Carved Flowers stamp set using Forget-Me-not Archival ink. Place the stamp a little to the left so that the flower petals run over the side. Layer with a slightly longer piece of cardstock and tear the bottom edge. Tie with ribbon and attach to card front.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Wellbeing Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Feathers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wings Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival ink: Jet Black, Monarch Orange, Forget-Me-Not
Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge
Ranger Distress Spray: Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron
Ranger White Tag, size 8
Dye markers – orange, yellow
Fude Ball black pen   

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stitch Word Block Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, January 04, 2016
Hi stampers! Today we are sharing creative projects using the Stitch Word Block Stamp!

Robyn Wood has created two fabulous cards. The Stitch Word Block stamp pairs beautifully with a number of different Darkroom Door images, for this first card, Robyn used one of the vintage corset stamps from the Corsetry set.


Instructions:
1. Stamp Stitch Word Block onto white cardstock using black Archival ink and trim closely. Layer twice with cardstock and tie with ribbon towards the bottom of the wording.
2. Stamp corset from Darkroom Door Corsetry stamp set onto white cardstock using black Archival ink and trim closely.
3. Watercolour with a Worn Lipstick Distress marker using an Aquash brush. Make some areas of the corset darker, such as the centre closure and the trim by direct colouring with the marker. Affix a few tiny pink pearls and attach to cardfront with foam tape.
4. Punch foliage from green patterned paper and add to the corset along with a paper flower. Highlight the flower with a touch of glitter.

This next textured card is great for using up lots of the bits and bobs that seem to hang around my craft room. I hate throwing away scraps of paper or fabric but I never quite know what to do with them – this card is a good solution.


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Stitch Word Block onto white cardstock using Graphite Black Brilliance ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Trim closely and distress edges.
2. Assemble torn patterned paper scraps and paper doily to create a layered base with bits poking over the edges.


3. Stamp dress form from Darkroom Door Dressmaker set onto white card using orchid pastel chalk ink and trim out.
4. Stamp other items from the same set onto white cardstock using black Archival ink, add some colour with markers and trim closely.
5. Stamp Happy Birthday greeting from Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Vol 1 set onto patterned paper using Graphite Black Brilliance ink and heat emboss with clear powder, trim closely.
6. Gather some twine, buttons and a scrap of cheesecloth and arrange on card with the dress form, greeting, Word Block panel and other items. Aim for a pleasing arrangement and attach all pieces using strong glue.

Teresa Abajo shows how you can sew the Stitch Word Block literally to create a textured card!


Instructions:
Stamp the image onto cream cardstock using Archival Watering Can ink. Stamp the image onto some calico strips, and adhere in place over the image stamped on cardstock. Stitch some tea stained cheesecloth in a couple of places using a sewing machine, then attach a button to the top left hand corner. Sponge this piece with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, then mount onto some kraft cardstock, then onto a cream card.

This last card by Rachel Greig shows how to use a custom ink pad to create a multi coloured Word Block!


Instructions:
1. Create a custom ink pad using Cut N Dry Felt and Distress Reinkers. Stamp the Stitch Word Block onto white cardstock using the custom ink pad. Mount onto black cardstock and distress the edges with a paper distresser.
2. Stamp the Stitched Frame Stamp onto cream cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink, trim around the inside and outside edges. Sponge around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere over the stamped Word Block.
3. Stamp the dressmaker form from the Dressmaker Stamp Set using Jet Black ink, trim and sponge with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere to right side of Word Block panel.
4. Stamp Measuring Tape Background Stamp onto folded kraft card using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Mount stamped Word Block panel to the front of card using 3D foam adhesive.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Stitch Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Dressmaker Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Corsetry Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stitched Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Measuring Tape Background Stamp
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy
Distress Reinkers
Distress Marker: Worn Lipstick
Aquash Brush
Cut N Dry Felt
Colorbox Chalk Ink – Orchid Pastel
Tsukineko Versamark clear ink
Clear embossing powder   

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Happy New Year Word Block Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, January 01, 2016

Happy New Year! To celebrate the new year, we are sharing projects using the Happy New Year World Block Stamp

Word Block stamps are great to use on left over background pieces that you may have from previous art sessions. This is how Rachel Greig created this card: 


Instructions:
1. Create a background using Distress Spray Stains onto Specialty Stamping Paper. 
2. Stamp the Happy New Year Word Block over the background using Archival Jet Black ink pad. 
3. Mount the stamped panel onto light blue card and then burgundy card. 
4. Wrap matching ribbons around the bottom and tie at the front. 
5. Adhere onto light pink card to complete! 

Here are some great projects by Suzz Czosek:


Instructions: 
 1. Stamp New Year Word Block using Silver Ink. 
 2. Cut stamped words to fit inside ATC.
 3. Cut ATC from black cardstock.
 4. Stamp clock from Tick Tock set using Ranger Archival - Jet Black Ink.
 5. Stamp Sentiment from Celebrate Rubber Stamp Set using black ink.
 6. Stamp year using numbers form Tick Tock set in black ink.
 7. Cut out center of stamped clock.
 8. Place clock on side of ATC and trace the opening onto the stamped words background.
 9. Cut out opening on stamped words background.
 10. Insert baby picture (Hello Baby Paper Collection) inside of clock face.
 11. Stamp fireworks using pink and lavender colors in background.
 12. Assemble ATC. 

Another great card by Suzz combining the Happy New Year Word Block with the Celebration set!


Instructions:
 1. Stamp New Year Word Block on white cardstock using gray ink. 
 2.  Stamp Emulsion frame over stamped words using gray ink.
 3. Cut around edges of frame and distress with distressing tool.
 4. Spray white cardstock with blue mist. Cut piece for background of the card.
 5. Stamp the year using black ink on the blue mist background. Cut little banners with the numbers.
 6. Stamp champagne with black ink and cut out. Color with gold mist.
 7. Stamp stars using black ink on blue background. Cut out and apply randomly to background.
 8. Die twine with gold mist. 
 9. Layer framed stamped words over blue background on white cardbase.
 10. Attach stars, champagne, twine and numbers to card.
 11. Splatter gold mist over entire card. 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Happy New Year Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Emulsion Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Celebration Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Spray Stains
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can 
Distress Marker: Antique Linen 

Wishing you a wonderful year ahead! 

Wilderness Word Block Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hi there! Today we are taking a walk on the wild side with lots of creative projects using the Wilderness Word Block Stamp

Belinda Spencer has created three textured projects, perfect for the Wilderness theme! 


Instructions:
1. Apply the Wilderness Word Block Stamp onto smooth cream cardstock using Potting Soil Ranger Archival Ink.
2. Use an ink blending tool to rub in some Gathered Twigs Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
3. Distress the edges and ink with Walnut Stain Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
4. Paint on some Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in Steampunk Sepia just around the area where the Wilderness Filmstrip piece will be.
5. Add a piece of burlap to the back of this piece.
6. Apply the Tree Bark Background Stamp to another piece of smooth cream cardstock. Apply Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. Distress the edges, ink and stick down on a kraft card base.
7. Add the burlap and word block piece on top. Coil some twine and glue down on the left hand side.
8. Tear an image from the Wilderness Vol. 1 Filmstrip. Ink with Gathered Twigs and apply the Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals over the top. Once dry, glue down in the twine circle.
9. Add some chipboard pieces as well as a sentiment from the Wilderness Wordstrip.

Here are a couple more projects created in the same fashion.



Robyn Wood shows how you can use a watercolour effect for the background:



Australia has many beautiful wilderness areas and we have been blessed to have visited some of them with our family. This stamp sparks many wonderful memories and makes me want to wander in the wilderness again.

Instructions:
Stamp the Wilderness Word Block onto watercolour card using Versamark ink and heat emboss with white powder. Trim closely. Watercolour different parts of the image using green, blue and indigo and allow the colours to spread and pool before leaving to dry. Mat with complementary shades of green and blue cardstock and add an image from the Wilderness Montage sheet. Tie with twine, add a metal word charm then mount onto black card base to finish.


Instructions:
Stamp forest scene from Wilderness Vol 1 stamp set twice along the long edge of tag using Tree Branch Archival ink. Sponge foreground with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink then sponge Squeezed Lemonade through the trees and Broken China across the top to give the impression of grass and sky. Select an image from the Wilderness Photochip set and sponge the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink and add to tag at an angle. A mottled alcohol ink background is a great base for some unique wording for the tag. Create by sponging gloss cardstock with Willow, Lettuce and Latte alcohol ink. Stamp with Wilderness Word Block using black Archival ink and trim out approx. five words or phrases that catch your eye. Add the wording to the right hand side of the Photochip image and finish tag with some ribbon.


Lastly, a quick card by Rachel Greig:


Instructions:
1. Stamp Wilderness Word Block Stamp onto cream card using Sepia Archival Ink Pad. Tear the edges and sponge with the same ink. 
2. Stamp the fern leaf from Wilderness Vol 2 Rubber Stamp set over the Word Block using Olive Archival Ink. 
3. Adhere stamped panel onto green cardstock and distress the edges Curl them over to create some dimension and texture. Adhere to folded brown card. 
4. Stamp Wilderness Word Block again onto cream cardstock and trim out the word 'Wilderness'. Mount onto green cardstock and sponge around the edges with Sepia Archival Ink. Adhere over the background using foam adhesive. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Wilderness Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Wilderness Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wilderness Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tree Bark Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Wilderness Vol 1 Filmstrip
Darkroom Door Wilderness Wordstrip
Darkroom Door Wilderness Montage
Darkroom Door Wilderness Photochips

Archival Ink: Jet Black, Potting Soil, Tree Branch, Olive, Sepia
Ranger Tags #8: Kraft, Manilla
Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Old Paper, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Squeezed Lemonade, Shabby Shutters, Broken China
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon
Tsukineko Versamark clear ink
White embossing powder
Watercolours in indigo, blue & green
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Philosophy Charm
Watercolour card
Alcohol Inks – Willow, Lettuce, Latte
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Gloss cardstock

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Champion Word Block Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, December 28, 2015
Hi stampers! Today we are sharing projects using the Champion Word Block Stamp!

First card was created by Rachel Greig:


Instructions:

1. Stamp Champion Word Block onto white yardstick using Archival Cobalt Ink pad. Mount onto red yardstick, then onto a folded dark blue card.
2. Create a rosette from the Tim Holtz Rosette Die. Create two ribbons from the same cardstock and adhere them underneath the rosette. Attach to the card.
3. Stamp 1 from Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set onto white cardstock using Cobalt ink and punch out with a 1" scallop punch. Adhere to the centre of the rosette to complete!

Suzy Czosek has created a bright card and tag:


Instructions:

1. Stamp Champion Wordblock using gold ink on white cardstock.
2. Randomly stamp stars using blue ink on stamped word background.
3. Stamp outline star stamp using blue ink. Cut out star.
4. Stamp the number 1 using blue ink from the Tick Tock set.
5. Write the pound sign in front of the stamped 1.  
6. Stamp Champion Wordblock using blue ink on white cardstock. Cut out words to highlight in gold stamped background. Tape on words on top of stamped background.
7. Attach outline star with pop dots.
8. Layer stamped background onto white cardstock and cardbase.


Instructions:
1. Stamp Champion Wordblock using blue ink on white cardstock.
2. Cut to tag size.
3. Stamp mini stars using gold ink. Cut out stars.
4. Stamp larger star using blue ink. Cut out star.
5. Stamp No. 3 using (Home Sweet Home Stamp and masking the 6) gold ink in center of blue star.
6. Assemble tag.

Here are two fun card from Connie Mercer:


Instructions:

Stamp the Champion Word Block Stamp two times. Take a half inch off of one stamped image . Mat it tight leaving about a forth of an inch, of cardstock, as an edge. On the other image just mat it tight, same as the first image. Pop up the small image on the large image and then adhere to the card front. Stamp the word CHAMPION and cut it out. Add shimmer to the cut out word and adhere to the front of the card. Add star brads or rhinestones. Add corners and speckle with black ink or acrylic paint. Makes a cute card.


Instructions:

Stamp the Champion Word Block image on white cardstock. Shade with black ink. Using the Stitched Borders set, add stitching to all sides of the image. Mat on Black cardstock, then on white cardstock. Stamp the Roller Skates Eclectic Stamp on white cardstock and fussy cut the image out. Shade with black ink. Add Wink of Stella for shimmer.  Stamp the word WINNER from the Champion Word Block and cut it out. Add shimmer to the word. Add the star rhinestones to the Roller Skates. Add corners and adhere all elements to the card front. Speckle with black acrylic paint or black ink.

Here is a card by Teresa Abajo showing another great way to use the Tim Holtz mini Rosette die!


Instructions:
Stamp the image onto cream cardstock using Archival Watering Can ink. Spatter a little Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain onto the image. Mount this onto some patterned paper (My Mind's Eye Fancy That), then onto a cream card. Create a rosette using the Tim Holtz Mini Rosette die, add some paper tails for ribbon and adhere to card front.
 
Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Champion Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tick Tock Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Home Sweet Home Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Roller Skates Eclectic Stamp
Archival Ink: Cobalt, Jet Black, Watering Can
Tim Holtz Mini Rosette Die
Gold Ink

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Seaside Word Block Stamp Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, December 22, 2015

We recently introduced 6 new stamp designs to the Word Block Stamp series! The Word Block stamps are so versatile, as they can be used as one entire block or words and phrases can be used individually. Different words and phrases can also be highlighted in many different ways. 

Today we are sharing projects using the Seaside Word Block, which is a great addition to the Word Block series. With so many other sea related stamps available, such as the Seaside Inchies, Seashells and the Seaside Vol 1 and Seaside Vol 2 Rubber Stamps, there are a lot of stamps that can be combined together to make interesting cards! 

This card by Rachel Greig, combines the Seaside Word Block with Seashells Rubber Stamp Set:


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Seaside Word Block onto white cardstock using Aquamarine Archival Ink. Tear around the edges and sponge with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Lightly mist with Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain. 
2. Create a background using Dylusions Calypso Teal and London Blue Ink Sprays. Adhere the stamped Word Block panel on top using a tiny attacher. 
3. Stamp shells from the Seashells Stamp set onto kraft cardstock using Sepia Archival Ink Pad. Trim around each shell. Adhere two shells onto the stamped Word Block panel using a flat adhesive. 
4. Wrap linen ribbon around the bottom and tie in a knot at the front. Fray the edges of the ribbon.
5. Adhere the scallop shell over the ribbon using 3D foam adhesive. 
6. Tap the Sepia ink pad directly onto a folded kraft card to create lines of ink. Adhere the stamped panel to the front to complete! 

Belinda Spencer is a huge fan of anything with a Seaside theme and has created two beautifully layered cards:


Instructions:
1. Apply the Seaside Word Block Stamp onto smooth white cardstock using Rose Madder Ranger Archival Ink.
2. Use an ink blending tool to rub in some Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
3. Distress the edges and ink with Antique Linen.
4. Add some burlap to the back of this piece to create a border around it.
5. Apply the Shells Background Stamp onto another piece of white cardstock using the Rose Madder ink. Rub in Antique Linen ink, distress and ink the edges. Layer the Word Block piece on top.
6. Staple another small piece of burlap onto the Word Block piece. Create a twine circle and staple this in place on top of the burlap. Tear the seagull image from the Seaside Vol. 2 Filmstrip. Ink the edges with Antique Linen. Stick down in the twine circle.
7. Add the card front to a white cardstock base.
8. Stamp two starfish from the Seaside Inchies Rubber Stamp Set on a scrap of white cardstock using the Rose Madder ink. Apply Antique Linen ink and fussy cut the starfish. Glue onto the card front.
9. Cut out a sentiment from the Seaside Wordstrip. Distress the edges and ink with the Rose Madder ink. Scatter some sequins across the card and glue in place.

Here's another card created in the same manner.


Connie Mercer has combined the Seaside Word Block with the Seaside Photochips:


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Seaside Word Block on cardstock, trim and shade.  
2. Layer coordinating paper behind the Seaside Word Block and Seaside Photochip. Adhere to card front. Add corners to Seaside Photochip. 
3. Stamp shells from Seashells Rubber Stamp Set on white cardstock, fussy cut them out and shade.  4. Stamp sentiment from Whimsical Words Rubber Stamp Set, fussy cut out and shade. Arrange card cluster and adhere.  
4. Add shimmer to shells with shimmer pen. Speckle with irRESISTible Copper.


Instructions:
1. Using the Seaside Word Block stamp, stamp on white cardstock. Trim and mat on dark blue cardstock. Shade around the edges and mount on card front.  
2. Pop up Seaside Photochips.  
3. Stamp a sentiment from Whimsical Words Rubber Stamp Set, fussy cut and adhere to the front of the Photochip.  
4. Stamp a leaf from Carved Leaves Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set and adhere under Photochip. Add corners and speckle with texture spray. 

Godelieve Tijskens has also used the Seaside Photochips by stamping the Seaside Word Block directly on top! 


Instructions:
1. Stamp Seaside Word Block on watercolor paper, using Distress Paint Frayed Burlap
2. I chose a starfish image from Darkroom Door's Seaside Photochips, stamped the word block stamp with Versamark ink onto the image, heat embossed with Ranger Seafoam White embossing powder
3. I glued the image onto the stamped background, making sure to line up the words.  
4. A starfish embellishment from my stash was used to finish off the card.


Godelieve then used the Seaside Inchies Rubber Stamps with the Seaside Word Block! 


Instructions:
1. The Seaside Word Block stamp was inked up with Distress Paints Weathered Wood and Frayed Burlap, and stamped onto watercolor paper.
2. Seaside Inchies were stamped, using Archival Ink Potting Soil.
3. Distress Inks were used to color the Inchies, I used Frayed Burlap and Weathered Wood again.
4. I arranged the punched out Inchies onto the Word Block background and added twine as a finishing touch


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Seaside Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Whimsical Words Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Seashells Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set 
Darkroom Door Shells Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Seaside Inchies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Seashells Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Seaside Photochips
Darkroom Door Seaside Wordstrip
Darkroom Door Seaside Vol. 2 Filmstrip
Archival Ink: Rose Madder, Watering Can, Cobalt, Fern Green, Aquamarine, Tree Branch, Potting Soil
Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Old Paper, Weathered Wood, Frayed Burlap
Distress Paint: Weathered Wood, Frayed Burlap
Ranger Embossing Powder: Seafoam White
Versamark Ink Pad
Texture Spray
Wink of Stella: Clear
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Twine

We hope you enjoyed these project ideas! be sure to checkout our Pinterest Gallery for more inspiration!

New Release: Rubber Stamp Sets & Word Block Stamps

Darkroom Door - Friday, November 20, 2015
Introducing our NEW Rubber Stamp Sets and Word Block Stamps! Now available from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist

New Rubber Stamp Sets


New Word Block Stamps


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Mixed Media Strawberry Lady

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Hello, it’s Robyn joining you today to share a card which combines my love of mixed media and the Darkroom Door Strawberry Lady Line Art Stamp. Mixed media is the use of different media types onto the one project. In this one I have used Inktense watercolour pencils, acrylic paint, Pan Pastels and a collage technique. Anything goes with mixed media, so long as you remember a few basic rules of what is water soluble and which media work happily together you are set.



If you look closely at my card, you will see that I was lucky with the dictionary paper I used – it was a sheet from the S section and the word ‘strawberry’ fell in just the right spot!  Here is how I created my luscious Strawberry Lady:

1. Glue dictionary sheet onto a piece of cardstock using Multi Medium and allow to dry well.
2.  Stamp with Strawberry Lady Line Art stamp using black Archival ink. Use a fine pen to give the lady shoulders.
3. Add colour to her face using Ecru Dye-na-flow paint and a small paintbrush.  Allow to dry.
4. Colour the rest of the image using Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.  Work by laying down two tones of colour for each area and then blending with an Aquawash brush.  For the strawberries I used pale yellow for the catch lights, and two tones of red for the rest.  Same idea for her hair, flowers and greenery. The two tones will blend together with the waterbrush and add a lovely graduation in colours.
image 346 5. Give the lady luscious red lips, blue eyes, some purple eyeshadow and a touch of pale red/pink for some blush.
6.Finish the lady by adding dots of white Sharpie paint pen for catch lights in her eyes and a touch to her lips.  If you are lucky to have a ‘word’ obvious in the dictionary paper – go around it with a line of Sharpie as well.
7.Trim the image to size to suit card front and sponge with blue toned Pan Pastels.  Give a light spray of fixative so that the colour won't rub off.


8. Mount onto a pale turquoise cardstock using double sided tape and then onto a darker turquoise card front with foam tape. A piece of pattered paper that tones with card colours can be used for added interest.
9. Stamp the Birthday Darkroom Door Word Block stamp using black pigment ink and emboss with clear powder. Trim out a suitable word and mount onto card front.
Hints

I tend to use watercolour pencils one section/colour at a time. I coloured the whole image for this project to make it easier to photograph where I put each colour.

Some substitutions – Inktense are watercolour pencils which are permanent once dry but any watercolours will work; Pan Pastels – papercraft chalks will work or you can sponge the background with Distress Ink; Dye-na-flow – a free flow paint but watered down skin colour acrylic paint will work; White Paint Pen - white paint or liquid paper will work; fixative – a light spray of aerosol hairspray will work but it won’t be archival.

Supplies Used
Darkroom Door Strawberry Lady Line Art Stamp
Darkroom Door Birthday Word Block Stamp
Ranger Archival ink – Jet Black
Ranger Multi Medium – Matte
Aquawash brush
Black pigment ink & clear embossing powder
Sharpie White Paint Pen
Jacquard Dye-na-flow - Ecru
Derwent Inktense pencils in reds, browns, greens, purple, blue, orange, yellow
Pan Pastels – Turquoise, Phthalo Blue & sponges
Fixative
Dictionary paper
Fine black pen with permanent ink

I’d love you to give this mixed media lady a try and invite you to share your project to the Darkroom Door Inspiration Facebook Group if you do.  She is lots of fun to create, especially if you need to experiment with new supplies or work out the substitutions.  

Until next time


Stamp Quote Stamp Projects

Darkroom Door - Friday, September 04, 2015
Hello! Today we have some projects using the Stamp Quote Stamp! Belinda Spencer has created a pocket scrapbook page using the Stamp Quote Stamp as the starting point, then scrapbooking about her love of craft! 


This is a 6" x 4" pocket  insert. Created with the Woodgrain Background Stamp, Everyday Life and Stitched Christmas Rubber Stamps, and of course the Stamp Quote Stamp in the centre. The Words 'The Story' and 'Daily Life' are from the Everyday Life Stamp Set. The borders were created using the Stitched Christmas Stamp Set. See the arrows? They're also from the Everyday Life Stamp Set.  

Here is the full scrapbook page:


As you can see, Belinda has used a LOT of Darkroom Door stamps on this page! The full supplies list can be found at the bottom of this blog post. 

Robyn Wood has created a fun and vibrant card using the Stamp Quote Stamp. Perfect for sending to a fellow stamper! 


Stamp quote image using Brilliance Graphite Black pigment ink and heat emboss with clear powder.  Trim so that there is an approx. 0.5cm space all around. Select two colours to layer over the base card front.Try to make them a happy, fun combination – the brighter the better! Trim two rectangle shapes approx. 8.5cm x 11.5cm. Layer the pieces so that they are at different angles and attach to card front. Add a shaped paperclip.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Stamp Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Torn Text Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Chevron Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Triangles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Everyday Life Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stitched Christmas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Big Numbers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Crafty Lady Line Art Stamp
Darkroom Door Smile Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Creativity Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterfly Eclectic Stamp
Brilliance Ink: Graphite Black
Clear Embossing Powder

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