Planner Page with Eclectic Stamps

Darkroom Door - Thursday, June 08, 2017

Hi, it's Rebecca Sawatsky here and today I am sharing a page from my Midori Traveler's Notebook using the Seven Days, Mini Calendar and Bare Tree Eclectic Stamps! 







If you'd like to see how I created this page, you can watch it on You Tube here. 

 
Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Seven Days Eclectic Stamp 
Darkroom Door Mini Calendar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Bare Tree Eclectic Stamp
Ink: Brown & Black
Gold Embossing Powder
vintage book pages, tickets, tag, postal stamps
Washi tape 
Zig embossing pen 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

3 ways with Roses Photo Stamp

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Hi, it's Heather Telford here today, happy to be back on the Darkroom Door blog with three ways to work with the lovely Roses Photo Stamp. The techniques are not dramatically different but each has it's own look and feel once completed. 


Instructions:
1. Begin with a piece of hot pressed watercolour paper a little larger than the Roses stamp. Using a stamp positioning tool ink the Roses stamp in Victorian Velvet distress stain and stamp it on hot pressed watercolour paper. 
2. Wipe off the stamp and ink only the centre of the roses with Aged Mahogany distress stain and stamp over the still damp roses.
3. Spritz the panel if you want more blending. Dab the panel with paper towel if it is too wet.
4. Once panel is dry stamp sentiment from Bright Blossoms Vol 1 Stamp Set on panel in black pigment ink. Emboss in clear powder. 
5. Trim panel and mat panel in black cardstock, add a b&w gingham ribbon and attach to white card base.
6. Add some ebony black nuvo crystal drops.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Roses Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Vol 1 Rubber Stamps
Versafine Ink Onyx Black
Embossing powder: clear
Distress Stains: Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet
Nuvo crystal drops: Black ebony
B&W gingham ribbon


Instructions:
1. Begin with a piece of hot pressed watercolour paper a little larger than the Roses Photo Stamp. Emboss Roses stamp on hot pressed watercolour paper in clear powder.
2. Paint over embossing with Victorian Velvet distress stain. 
3. Add darker accents or paint over whole roses with Aged Mahogany distress stain.
4. Trim panel and wrap burgandy ribbon around.
5. Stamp sentiment from Bright Blossoms Vol 1Stamp Set  in Crimson Red versafine ink on a small rectangle of watercolour paper. Swipe inkpad round edges of panel then emboss edges and sentiment in clear powder.
6. Pop sentiment up over ribbon and attach roses panel to cream card base.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Roses Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Vol 1 Rubber Stamps
Versamark ink
Embossing powder: clear
Distress Stains: Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet
Burgandy ribbon


Instructions:
1. Begin with a piece of hot pressed watercolour paper a little larger than the Roses stamp. Ink Roses stamp in Memento Love Letter ink. Add Memento Rhubarb stalk ink to centres of roses with a marker. Spritz lightly and stamp on hot pressed watercolour paper.
2. Using a water brush or small watercolour brush blend some of the rose petals to soften the edges and spread the colour. It isn't necessary to blend over all the stamping; some white areas help make the petals stand out.
3. Trim rose panel and swipe a versamark pad around the edges. Swipe versamark around edges of small rectangle for a sentiment and the front of a cream card base also. Stamp sentiment from Bright Blossoms Vol 2 Stamp Set in versamark on small panel. Emboss sentiment, card edges and panel edges in gold powder.
4. Add a gold cord to roses panel assemble panels on card base.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Roses Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Vol 2 Rubber Stamps
Versafine Ink Onyx Black
Embossing powder: gold
Memento inks: Love Letter, Rhubarb stalk
Gold cord

I hope you enjoyed these ideas! Thanks for stopping by!

Bright Mini Jar Eclectic Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, June 02, 2017
Hi, it’s Anneke de Clerck here. Today I have two cards to share that I’ve made with the new Mini Jar Eclectic Stamp. This stamp has the perfect size to use on cards but I’m planning to use the stamp in combination with the big jar in my art journal as well. 


Instructions
1. Paint stripes using pink, magenta and lime paint. Don’t clean your brush before moving to the next color, this will make the colors blend nicely.
2. Load the Checkered Background Stamp with Fluorescent Magenta paint using a brayer. Make a print on white paper. Stamp the Mini Jar on top with Archival Ink Jet Black and cut out. Stamp the lid again on white paper and cut out.
3. Stamp a flower from the Carved Flower set twice with Fluorescent Magenta and three times with Lawn Fawn Ink Minty Fresh. Cut out.
4. Cut stems and leaves out of white paper, paint with Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio and Iced Spruce.
5. Assemble flowers and jar as shown. Use 3D foam to attach the flowers. Make a split into the lid, slide leaves and stems into it. 
6. Stamp text with Archival Ink Jet Black.
7. Create shadow by scribbling with a black Scribble Stick, go over it with a water brush.
8. Add white details with a Posca pen and decorate the jar with small fuchsia paper strips.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Mini Jar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Checkered Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Poppies Rubber Stamp Set
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Persian Rose, Sky Blue Light
Dylusions Paint: Fresh Lime
Golden: Fluorescent Magenta
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Lawn Fawn: Lawn Fawndamentals Minty Fresh
Dina Wakley Media: Scribble Sticks
Distress Ink: Cracked Pistachio, Iced Spruce


Instructions
1. To create this one layer card, start by stamping the jar and the flowers on a watercolor card panel. Stamp the jar and flowers on masking paper as well, cut out and hide the stamped images with the masks.
2. Stamp on top with the Checkered Background Stamp and Carbon Black paint. Use a brayer to load the stamp. 
3. Remove the masks and color the flowers with pink, yellow, orange and magenta paint.
4. Paint the jar with Broken China, Weathered Wood and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink using a water brush. Stamp on top with the Checkered Texture Stamp using Iced Spruce Distress Ink.
5. Draw stems with a black pen. For the stems in the jar use a pencil in combination with a white pen. Create shadow with a charcoal pencil.
6. Finish the card of with a Word Strip from the Venetian Collection.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Mini Jar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Checkered Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Whimsical Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Checkered Texture Stamp
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Persian Rose, Azo Orange, Primary Yellow
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Carbon Black
Golden: Fluorescent Magenta
Distress Ink: Weathered Wood, Broken China, Iced Spruce, Mermaid Lagoon
Charcoal pencil

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Vintage Paris Postcard Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, May 29, 2017

Hello Darkroom Door peeps! Teresa Abajo here with a couple of ideas using the new Paris Postcard Eclectic Stamp. This is a miniature sized postcard, and makes a fantastic vintage element to a project.

For this first card I have used the postcard image to create a couple of embellishments for a card front: 


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Paris Postcard Eclectic Stamp onto cream cardstock a couple of times, and cut out and sponge with Distress ink.
2. Adhere some strips torn from a book onto a 14.3 x 10 cm piece of cream cardstock using gesso. When dry, sponge all over using Distress ink, making the edges darker. Sprinkle some water droplets onto the piece and dry well. Faintly stamp the words World Traveller from the Nomad Stamp Set down the right hand side.
3. Stamp the words Enjoy the Journey from the Nomad Stamp Set onto some cream cardstock and trim to size. Adhere to piece.
4. Use a stapler to attach some twine and the postcards to the top left hand corner of the piece, then adhere to a folded cream card.
5. Embellish with wooden chevrons, and stamp the postal cancellation stamp from the Nomad set using red ink in a couple of places.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paris Postcard Eclectic stamp
Darkroom Door Nomad Stamp Set
Distress ink Vintage Photo
Gesso
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Twine
Wooden chevron shapes
Old book page

For this next card I used the postcard image to create a background. Apart from the bold words 'Post Card", it has some lovely script on it as well as the postage stamp - so characteristic of old times when people actually wrote postcards instead of sending a text full of emojis!


Instructions:
1. Using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink, stamp the Paris Postcard Eclectic Stamp repeatedly to cover a 13.8 x 9.5 cm piece of cream cardstock. Spritz lightly with water to blur the lines a little, then dry well.
2. Stamp the label image from the Montmartre stamp set onto cream cardstock using the Distress Oxide ink, and position a metal Ornate Plate over the large word.
3. Layer this over a scrap of tea stained calico fabric, a scrap of old book page and a feather, and use the brads to hold the Ornate Plate in place.
4. Stamp the Paris Postcard image again onto cream cardstock, cut out the words 'Post Card' and 'Correspondence' and adhere in place.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paris Postcard Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Montmartre Stamp Set
Distress Oxide ink: Vintage Photo
Idea-ology Ornate Plate embellishment
White feather
Scrap of calico fabric
Old book page

Thanks for looking! 

Teresa

Happy Paint Drips Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Friday, May 26, 2017

Hello, it is Anna-Karin here with you today, sharing an art journal page made with the new Paint Drips Eclectic Stamp. I love this fun stamp and it can be used in many different ways. The techniques in this tutorial can be used for almost any type of project, and not only for art journaling pages.


I had this idea of stamping the paint drips inside colourful circles and the result were quite fun. You can of course also use other shapes: hearts, squares, labels etc. I bet the drips would look really great stamping inside heart shapes. For my project, I worked in my Dina Wakley Media Journal, on a watercolour paper page. The journal has watercolour, burlap, canvas and kraft pages. I really like it.
 

The page had been covered with gesso earlier and I used Dina Wakley’s Scribble Sticks to draw freehand circles. Make the circles darker towards the edges. You could also draw inside a stencil or around a mask. Use a paint brush and water to turn the circles into watercolour. 


To make masks, I placed printer paper on top of my circles and copied them roughly with a pencil. Cut out with a craft knife.


The Scribble Stick colours were paired up with Archival Inks to get a tone-on-tone effect. I placed my masks over one circle at a time and stamped through it. 


When I had done the tone-on-tone stamping, I thought it would be fun to add just a touch of black. Put the mask back in place. Ink the stamp partially with Jet Black and stamp once on scrap paper. My black impressions were placed slightly off-centre and I didn’t apply equal pressure everywhere to get a random look.


For a second circle element, I stamped Bingo Numbers randomly here and there, using the same three colours Archival Ink.


You can easily add splatters with the Scribble Sticks. Put some water on the tip of the stick and flick a paint brush against it. I also scribbled around the circles with a black marker.


Here you can see the partial black stamping a little better. It adds a fun touch and is easy to do.


For my sentiment, I used one of my favourite Quote stamps, the Happy Quote. It was stamped on cream paper and cut into strips. The edges were inked with Black Soot Distress Ink.

I really had fun using the Paint Drips stamp and it added such a great element to my circles.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paint Drips Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Bingo Numbers Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Happy Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Wildflowers Vol. 1 Rubber Stamps
Ranger Dina Wakley Media Journal
Ranger Mixed Media Cardstock
Ranger Dina Wakley Scrtibble Sticks
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Rose Madder, Tiger Lily, Buttercup
Distress Ink: Black Soot
Ranger Dina Wakley White Gesso

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you so much for looking.

Happy stamping!

Anna-Karin

Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hi, it's Belinda Spencer here today to share three cards featuring the gorgeous new Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp. This is such a cute stamp and I have used it in three very different ways.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock 15cm x 22cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10.5cm x 14.5cm. Apply the Abstract Triangles Background Stamp to this piece using Jet Black Archival Ink. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Select the zebra stamp from the Wild Africa Vol. 1 Stamp Set and ink just the grassy area with Leaf Green Archival Ink. Stamp at the bottom of this cardstock piece. Apply some other weeds from the Home Sweet Home Stamp Set using the same Leaf Green ink. Use an ink blending tool to apply some Peeled Paint Distress Ink to this area.
4. Apply Aquamarine Archival Ink to the Scratches Background Stamp and stamp in the 'sky' area of the card front. Use the ink blending tool to apply a combination of blue Distress Inks. Flick some water over the surface and allow to dry. Stick down on the Abstract Triangles piece.
5. Stamp the seaweed from the Under The Sea Stamp Set onto scrap white cardstock using the Leaf Green ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front. Use Distress Inks to stamp two flowers from the Gardening Vol. 2 Stamp Set. Fussy cut and add to the card.
6. Stamp the Sitting Cat onto scrap white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Colour in with watercolour pencils and use a wet paintbrush to blend the pencil marks. Dry with a heat gun before fussy cutting. Add to the card front using 3D foam.
7. Stamp three of the smallest butterfly from the Butterflies Stamp Set on white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Colour with watercolour pencils as per the cat. Once dry, fussy cut and add to the card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Scratches Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Abstract Triangles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Under The Sea Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gardening Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Jet Black, Leaf Green
Distress Ink: Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey
FABER-CASTELL Watercolour Pencils


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 15cm x 22cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10.5cm x 14.5cm. Apply the Abstract Triangles Background Stamp to this piece using Jet Black Archival Ink. Ink the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock 9cm x 13cm. Use the zebra stamp from the Wild Africa Vol. 1 Stamp Set and ink just the grass with the Jet Black ink. Stamp at the bottom of this piece. Also add some weeds from the Home Sweet Home Stamp Set using the same ink. Hand draw a border around this piece using a black journaling pen. Stick down on the card front.
4. Stamp the Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp on another piece of smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front using 3D foam.
5. Stamp three small butterflies from the Butterflies Stamp Set as well as the quote from the Wild Africa Vol. 1 Stamp Set onto the scrap white cardstock using Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and add to the card.
6. To create the speech bubble you can start with a chipboard one and cover it with white cardstock stamped with the cheetah head from the Wild Africa Vol. 1 Stamp Set. Or you could create your own hand drawn speech bubble. Add to the card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Abstract Triangles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Home Sweet Home Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink Black Soot


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 14cm x 20cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Apply the Woodgrain Background Stamp to this piece using Plum Archival Ink. Use an ink blending tool to apply Seedless Preserves Distress Ink all over this piece. Ink the edges with the same ink. Stick down on the card front.
3. Apply the Regal Frame Stamp onto white cardstock using embossing ink. Heat set using gold embossing powder. Use the ink blending tool to apply Aged Mahogany Distress Ink to this piece. Fussy cut around the outer frame. Stick down on the card front using 3D foam.
4. Stamp the Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp onto smooth white cardstock. Colour in with watercolour pencils. Use a soft wet paintbrush to blend the colours. Once dry, fussy cut the cat and add to the card front with 3D foam.
5. Stamp a fish from the Under The Sea Stamp Set on smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Hand draw a speech bubble around it using a black journaling pen. Fussy cut and add to the card. Stamp the bubbles from the same stamp set using the Jet Black ink. Cut out the two largest bubbles and add to the speech bubble above the cat's head.
6. Stamp the same fish again and fussy cut the head and tail only. Stick down on white cardstock and draw the bones between them. Fussy cut and add to the card. Stamp a sentiment using the Alphabet Medley Stamp Set and add to the card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Regal Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Under The Sea Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Plum
RANGER Embossing Powder Princess Gold
Distress Embossing Ink
Distress Ink: Aged Mahogany, Black Soot, Seedless Preserves

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you have been inspired by my cards using the Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp.

Cheers

Belinda

Mini Mason Jar Shaker Card

Darkroom Door - Monday, May 22, 2017

Hello crafty stamping people! Teresa Abajo here with a shaker card idea and two more cards using the new Mini Mason Jar Eclectic stamp

This stamp appealed to me immediately - a smaller version of an old favourite, the Mason Jar Frame Stamp, and which crafter doesn't love mason jars? I thought it would be fun to create a shaker card: 


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Mini Mason Jar onto a 9 x 13.3 cm piece of white card using black ink. Carefully cut out the parts of the jar that would be glass.
2. Stamp a few little stars in Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink, then spatter some Broken China here and there. Stamp some script under the jar using the Broken China ink.
3. Adhere a piece of clear acetate to the back of the cut out, then outline the space using foam mounting tape. Apply the foam tape as close as possible to the hole without going over it. The foam tape will be what keeps the sequins in place, so make sure to close off any gaps when you make your little corral.
4. Add a mixture of sequins to the corral BEFORE removing the backing paper from the foam tape. This prevents any sequins from sticking to the tape.
5. Again using Broken China Distress Oxide ink, stamp the Dots Texture stamp onto 9.5 x 13.8 cm piece of white card, then spritz with water. Allow the ink to spread over the piece, adding more ink to the edges as necessary. When completely dry, remove the backing paper from the foam tape and adhere this piece over the cut out jar, lining the edges up carefully.
6. Mount this onto a 10 x 14.3 cm piece of white card, then onto a white card.
7. Stamp Happy Birthday onto a piece of card with some Broken China Distress Oxide wash on it using Magenta ink, then adhere to the card over the jar.
8. Create a banner using twine and washi tape and adhere to card under the jar.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Champs Elysee Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Dots Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Oxide ink: Broken China, Fossilized Amber
Archival ink: Jet Black, Magenta Hue
Sequins
Foam tape
Washi tape
Twine

This next sample is a seaside themed tag that can be used as a gift tag or be placed on the front of a card:


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Mini Mason Jar using black ink and cut out.
2. Stamp seaweed and the shell inside the jar using Distress Inks.
3. Stamp the Woodgrain Texture stamp toward the bottom and the quote toward the top of a piece of kraft cardstock, leaving room to adhere the mason jar image underneath.
4. Stamp a tag from the Tags stamp set using Watering Can Archival ink, then stamp a portion of the French Script Background stamp on it before tying it to the top of the jar with some twine.
5. Mount this onto some black cardstock, then onto a white piece. Punch a couple of circles of cardstock and adhere them to the top of the tag for reinforcement. Punch a hole in these and tie some twine through it.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Seashells Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Seaside Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tags Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Distress inks: Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap, Spiced Marmalade
Archival inks: Jet Black, Watering Can, Vermillion
Twine 

This next idea came to me when I looked at one of my craft shelves - a bunch of jars holding all sorts of goodies:


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Mini Mason Jar onto a 13.8 x 9.5 cm piece of white cardstock three times using Watering Can Archival ink. Stamp it another couple of times onto a spare scrap of cardstock. These are the spares that will be cut out later.
2. Create a mask using a Post-It®Note, and use a few different stamps to put things into each jar.
3. Colour the images in with the new Scribble Sticks, then cut the two spares out and mount them onto the card front. I tied a little twine around the top of one of the jars.
4. Stamp the sentiment onto the top right hand corner before mounting this piece onto some black cardstock then onto a white card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tropical Fruit Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Buttons Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Sewing Spools Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Background Stamp
Archival ink Watering Can
Dina Wakley Media - Scribble Sticks
Twine 

Thanks for looking. I hope you've enjoyed my samples with this cute little stamp!

Teresa
 


 

Texture Stamp Art Journal Pages

Darkroom Door - Friday, May 19, 2017
Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here with you today, sharing some art journal pages using the latest Texture Stamps. One of the things I love about Texture Stamps is how you can use them to add details and layers to your projects. They can be used in a subtle way, just as a hint in the background, or they can be used as a more dominant part of the page, depending on what your project calls for! 

Here I have 6 art journal pages to share, showing how the Texture Stamps can be used in the background, but still bringing detail to the pages. 

This first page shows how the Map Texture Stamp creates a vintage background for the page: 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Map Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Journey Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Montmartre Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black
Distress Crayons
Distress Inks
Tim Holtz dies

For this next page, I've used the Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp:


Although you may not be able to see it in the photo, the Corrugated Iron was stamped with Brilliance Copper ink so it has a metallic sheen to it. Looks great in real life with the Steampunk theme! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Steampunk Squares Collage Stamp
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black
Book pages
7Gypises tissue wrap
Distress Crayons

Next up I paired the Alphabet Texture Stamp with the Typewriter Collage Stamp. I like it when layers relate to each other. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Alphabet Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Typewriter Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Sepia
Distress Inks
Distress Spray Stain: Antiqued Bronze
Tim Holtz Dies

For this next page, I could have used the Alphabet Texture Stamp, it would have worked well with the book theme, but instead I used the Numbers Texture Stamp to go with the 'time' theme of the quote. 


I do love how the Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp adds that extra element - coffee and books together are an ideal combination! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Numbers Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Clocks Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Book Stack Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Sepia, Coffee

Now for something a bit more colourful! This one uses the Triangles Texture Stamp:


I started this page by collaging old sewing patterns onto the background and noticed the little notches on the pattern. The Triangles Texture Stamp follows that idea. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Triangles Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Art de Fleur Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Oxide ink pads
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black

Lastly, here's a page using the Postage Stamps Texture Stamp:


I went with a letter theme for this one, perfect for the Postage Stamps! 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Postage Stamps Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Criss Cross Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Chevron Background Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Love Letters Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Ornate Elements Rubber Stamp Set
Dina Wakley Paints
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Sepia, Coffee
Distress Inks
Waterbrush

Hope you have enjoyed these ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

A Moment in Time Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hello, it is Anna-Karin here with you today, sharing an art journal page made with the new Stunning Camera Eclectic Stamp. I love photography and old cameras, and this vintage camera stamp is really wonderful, and works for so many different types of projects. It is great for both cardmaking, art journaling and scrapbooking.


I wanted more than one impression of the camera on my page and got the idea of stamping it four times, using the four inks in Tim Holtz Mixed Media Palette. The detail in this stamp is really amazing and as you can see, it looks great in a variety of shades, and doesn’t just have to be stamped in black. A blue, orange or pink camera would look awesome too. For my project, I worked in my Dina Wakley Media Journal, on a burlap page. The journal has watercolour, burlap, canvas and kraft pages. It’s a really fun journal.


Start by stamping the camera four times with the four colours in Tim Holtz Archival Ink Mixed Media Palette. I used Specialty Stamping Paper, since it picks up details really great, but you can also use other papers. 


Cut the cameras out and ink the edges with Ground Espresso.


The Photography set works great together with the Camera Eclectic stamp. Stamp words and a sentiment on tags die cut from inked manila cardstock. I found the inked paper in my scrap box and think it was inked with Antique Linen and Pumice Stone. Ink the edges with Ground Espresso.


Stamp the Filmstrip Border stamp on acetate and cut out.


Staple the filmstrip to the burlap and layer the cameras on top. I glued the cameras with Matte Medium. 


Glue the tree small tags to the upper edge of the page. If you want to you can add some string to them too.


One thing I really like with this camera stamp is that it has a fair amount of white space, which you can colour if you’d like to. I didn’t do that here, but you can easily add colour to this camera.


I sometimes like to use photos in my art journals, and here I picked a teenage one of myself, which I also thought worked good together with the sentiment.


I wanted another fabric element on the page and cut out a studio photo background from one of Tim Holtz’s Eclectic Elements fabrics. 


I added Design Tape and Small Talk sticker to finish the page.

Supplies:
Darkroom Door Camera Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Border Stamp
Ranger Dina Wakley Media Journal
Specialty Stamping Paper
Mixed Media Cardstock
Tim Holtz Mixed Media Palette Ink Pad
Ranger Distress Ink: Ground Espresso, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen
Tsukineko: Stazon Jet Black
Dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz: Tag Collection Framelits
Ranger Distress Medium Matte
Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology: Small Talk Stickers, Vintage Design Tape; Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Fabric

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you so much for looking.

Happy stamping!

Anna-Karin

Collaged Dandelions Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, May 15, 2017
Hi, it’s Anneke de Clerck here. Today I have two cards to share that I’ve made with the new Dandelions Eclectic Stamp. I’m very fond of flower stamps, use them very often on all kinds of projects. I’m sure this beautiful Dandelions stamp will become a new favourite of mine!


Instructions
1. Create a big flower on the right by sponging lime paint through a Stencil Girl Products Stencil.
2. Add small squares randomly by applying orange paint through a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil. 
3. Stamp text using parts of the Friendship Word Block stamp and light blue paint. Make sure to overlap the previous layers and to leave enough white space while proceeding.
4. Make fuchsia dots by sponging Fluorescent Magenta through a Dina Wakley Media Stencil. Scribble on the dots with a white pen.
5. Stamp tiny dots with the Dots Texture Stamp and pink paint.
6. Use the MISTI to stamp the Dandelions on the painted background.
7. Add black and white marks as shown with Posca pens.
8. Finish the card off by making white splashes. 


Supplies
Darkroom Door Dandelions Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Dots Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Friendship Word Block Stamp
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Linen
Dina Wakley Media Stencil: Paint Comb-Circles
Stencil Girl Products Stencil: S296 Bautista
Dylusions Paint: Fresh Lime
Royal Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Persian Rose, Azo Orange, Sky Blue Light
Golden: Fluorescent Magenta
Archival Ink: Jet Black


Instructions
1. Create a background by collaging random papers to the card panel using Matte Medium. I used Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap Postale, vintage book text, patterned tissue paper and postage stamps.
2. Apply a small amount of heavy gesso on top using a pallet knife. Do not cover the collage entirely.
3. Add lime and light blue paint randomly, spray water on top and let the paint drip.
4. Overstamp that background using the Plaid and Flower Garden Texture Stamp, pink and orange paint. 
5. Stamp parts of the Dandelions Eclectic Stamp randomly with white paint.
6. Stamp flowers using a stamp from the Fine Flowers Vol 2 set.
7. Add black stamping with stamps from the Correspondence set.
8. Use the MISTI to stamp the Dandelions with Fluorescent Magenta. Overstamp with Archival Ink Jet Black.
9. Add white details with a Posca pen.


Supplies
Darkroom Door Dandelions Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Plaid Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Flower Garden Texture Stamp
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Tissue Wrap Postale
Dylusions Paint: Fresh Lime
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Sky Blue Light, Titanium White, Persian Rose, Azo Orange
Golden: Fluorescent Magenta
Archival Ink: Jet Black

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Anneke

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