Blue, White and Silver ATC Swap Gallery

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Hi stampers! Here are the ATC's we received for the Blue, White & Silver ATC swap! For this swap, artists used any Darkroom Door stamps or paper product to create their ATC's using a Blue, White and Silver ATC palette! This swap was held around Christmas time, so most of the artists used a Christmas theme in their ATC's! 

We love the different ideas! Check them out:








Thanks again to all the artists who took part in the swap!

If you're keen to join in our monthly Artist Trading Card swaps, please click here for all of the details!

Unlock the Artist Within!

Tied Up With String ATC Swap Details

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, February 02, 2016
The theme for our February ATC swap is Tied Up With String!

Inspired by the lyrics from the Sound Of Music, use any Darkroom Door rubber stamp or paper product to create ATC's with a piece of string incorporated into your artwork!

Here are some ATC's to inspire you! This first one was created by Belinda Spencer:


It's a little bit interactive as the tag lifts up and there is another seaside quote underneath. You'll have to join the swap to see what's underneath ;) 

Belinda used the following stamps for her ATC: Tags Rubber Stamp Set, Seaside Inchies Rubber Stamp Set, Seaside Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set, Fishing Net Background Stamp and Woodgrain Texture Stamp.

Here is another sample to inspire you, this one was created by Susie Campbell: 


Susie used the Carved Pods Rubber Stamp Set for her ATC.

For the full details on how you can participate in this month's swap, click here.

Due date: 29th February 2016.

We look forward to seeing your creations! 

Essentials 10 Collection ATC Swap Gallery

Darkroom Door - Monday, February 01, 2016

Hi stampers! We are still catching up with sharing the ATC Galleries from past swaps, we hope you are enjoying all of the inspiration! Here are the ATC's we received for the Essentials 10 ATC swap! For this swap, artists used any of the Rubber Stamp Sets from the Essentials 10 Collection. This includes: Orchids, Little Ladies, Foliage, Stamper, Skater, Artist Trading Cards, Merry Christmas and Christmas Inchies Rubber Stamp Sets! 

We love the different ideas! Check them out:










Thanks again to all the artists who took part in the swap!

If you're keen to join in our monthly Artist Trading Card swaps, please click here for all of the details!

Unlock the Artist Within!

Fluro Neon ATC Swap Gallery

Darkroom Door - Friday, January 15, 2016
Hi stampers! Here are the ATC's we received for the Fluro Neon ATC swap! For this swap, artists used any Darkroom Door Stamp or paper product to create ATC's with a neon/fluro colour palette! It certainly brightened up our studio as each set of ATC's arrived in the mail!

We love the different ideas! Check them out:












Thanks again to all the artists who took part in the swap!

If you're keen to join in our monthly Artist Trading Card swaps, please click here for all of the details!

Unlock the Artist Within!

Stencil It ATC Swap Gallery

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Hi stampers! Here are the ATC's we received for the Stencil It ATC swap! For this swap, artists used any Darkroom Door Stamp or paper product, combined with a stencil to create their ATC's. The different ideas are inspiring! Check them out:









Thanks again to all the artists who took part in the swap!

If you're keen to join in our monthly Artist Trading Card swaps, please click here for all of the details!

Unlock the Artist Within!

Summer Lovin' ATC Swap Details

Darkroom Door - Saturday, January 02, 2016
Welcome to a new round of ATC swaps for 2016! The theme for January is Summer Lovin'!

Sunshine, surf, sand, seashells, camping, frangipanis . . . just a few things that remind us of summer! Create ATC's with a summer theme, using summer themed Darkroom Door Rubber Stamps!

Here are some ATC's to inspire you! This first one was created by Susie Campbell: 


Susie has used the Seaside Inchies, Seashells and Seaside Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Sets along with the Circles Background Stamp

Belinda Spencer has created this ATC: 


Belinda used:
Darkroom Door Seashells Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Seaside Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Seaside Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Seaside Montage
Ranger Archival Ink: Sky Blue, Jet Black, Watering Can
Distress Ink: Antique Linen


For the full details on how you can participate in this month's swap, click here.

Due date: 31st January 2016.

We look forward to seeing your creations! 

Artist Trading Card Swaps 2016

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, December 29, 2015
It's time for another year of creativity with our monthly Artist Trading Card (ATC) swaps! We love hosting these swaps and really enjoy seeing what all you creative souls come up with!

To make it easier, I've compiled all the information you need to take part in this one blog post. Please refer to this post before sending in your completed ATC's.

Each swap will have a different theme. All Darkroom Door ATC swaps must use Darkroom Door rubber stamps or paper product as their main feature.

Here are the details:

January: Summer Lovin'
Due by 31st January, 2016
Sunshine, surf, sand, seashells, camping, frangipanis . . . just a few things that remind us of summer! Create ATC's with a summer theme, using summer themed Darkroom Door Rubber Stamps!

February: Tied Up With String
Due by 28th February, 2016
Inspired by the lyrics from the Sound Of Music, use any Darkroom Door rubber stamp or paper product to create ATC's with a piece of string incorporated into your artwork!

March: Gone Postal
Due by 31st March, 2016
There are lots of postal themed stamps in the Darkroom Door Collection! Whether it's a postmark, postcard, handwriting, pen nib... use any of these stamps to create ATC's with a postal theme!

April: Botanical Beauty
Due by 30th April, 2016
Use a floral Darkroom Door stamp in your ATC this month. You can combine it with other Darkroom Door stamps. embellishments and use any technique or stamping medium. 

May: Pink & Orange
Due by 31st May, 2016
Use any Darkroom Door rubber stamp or paper product to create ATC's with a pink and orange colour palette!

June: Landscape
Due by 30th June, 2016
Use a Darkroom Door landscape theme stamp (Photo Stamps are a great place to start, or Wilderness Vol 1 & Wilderness Vol 2 Rubber Stamps) to create your ATC's. Create your ATC's in the landscape orientation too!

July: An Inchie or Two
Due by 31st July, 2016
Darkroom Door Inchies stamps are a great size for ATC's! Use one or more of these stamps in your ATC this month. You can combine it with other Darkroom Door stamps, embellishments and use any technique or stamping medium. Inchies Stamps: Garden Inchies, Christmas Inchies, Travel Inchies, Seaside Inchies, Steampunk Inchies.

August: Label It
Due by 31st August, 2016
Use any Darkroom Door rubber stamp or paper product to create ATC's with a label incorporated into the artwork. Some Rubber Stamp sets with labels: Tags, From The Kitchen, Love Letters Vol 2, Noel, Tour Eiffel, Mail Art, Dashing Gents, Lovely Ladies, Hello Baby Vol 1 & Vol 2, Photography, Ornate Elements, Robot Vol 2, Chorus.

September: In The Garden
Due by 30th September, 2016
Time to show off your green thumb! Create ATC's with a garden theme, by using rubber stamps of things you can find in the garden! Flowers, insects, butterflies, flower pots, wheelbarrows... etc! Some rubber stamp ideas: Gardening Vol 1 & Vol 2 or any flower and butterfly rubber stamp!

October: Blue Hues
Due by 31st October, 2016
Create ATC's with the hue of blue! Use any Darkroom Door rubber stamp or paper product with any technique or stamping medium.

November: Travel
Due by 30th November, 2016
Let's go on a journey! Create ATC's with a travel theme. Use any Darkroom Door rubber stamp or paper product with a travel theme. 

December: No swap this month

What to create:
10 ATC's for 9 in return. The 10th ATC will be kept in the Darkroom Door ATC Collection.

How to send them in:
If possible, try to send your ATC's in one of the trading card sleeves that hold 9 ATC's or similar. It's just a lot easier if they are in some type of sleeve system so I can see the whole collection easily, and it makes it a lot easier to sort. The ATC in the top left corner will remain there as yours, the rest will be swapped with others in the swap. Check out our ATC supplies here.

Due Date: 
Please refer to the list above for the closing date of each swap.

What are ATC's?
If you've never created ATC's before - Wikipedia has a description here

Do you need to sign up?
No, there's no need to email us if you're going to take part. Just have your swap in by the due date and you'll be in the swap!

How long will it take before you receive the completed ATC's? 
I like to have the ATC's swapped within 2 weeks of the closing deadline. However this can change depending on my travelling schedule. Please allow 4-6 weeks for return of your ATC's, especially if you are international.

Address to send your swap:
Darkroom Door *insert swap name here* Swap
PO Box 8039
Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261
Australia

Please note:
* Please remember to write your details on the back of each ATC: Name, email, edition number (1/10, 2/10 etc), and that it was created for the Darkroom Door swap!

* Everyone's swap pieces will be made into a gallery and will be available for viewing on the Darkroom Door blog after the swap is completed.

* Australian swappers: Please include an addressed and stamped return envelope or satchel with your swap. As some ATC's can be quite thick and bulky, especially as some of our themes this year are textured - please use a medium to large envelope to ensure the ATC's fit in.

* International Swappers: You can pay for your return postage via paypal. Please submit a $3.50 AUD payment to: orders@darkroomdoor.com

* Please allow enough time for your swap parcel to arrive here in time!! International players should have their parcels sent two weeks before the due date.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please email us at info@darkroomdoor.com and we'll respond as soon as possible!

Check out some of our past ATC Swap Galleries on our Pinterest Board. We also have many video galleries on our YouTube channel.

Thanks for your continued interest in our ATC swaps! We LOVE seeing what you create and look forward to seeing what you all come up with in the future :)

Have fun!

Eclectic Stamps ATC Swap Gallery

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Hi stampers! Here are the ATC's we received for the Eclectic Stamps ATC swap! For this swap, artists used any Darkroom Door Eclectic Stamps to create their ATC's. Many artists have combined the Eclectic Stamp with other Darkroom Door stamps and the different ideas are inspiring! Check them out:













Thanks again to all the artists who took part in the swap!

If you're keen to join in our monthly Artist Trading Card swaps, please click here for all of the details!

Unlock the Artist Within!

Metal Mania ATC Swap Gallery

Darkroom Door - Monday, November 16, 2015
Hi stampers! Here are the ATC's we received for the Metal Mania ATC swap! For this swap, artists used metal on their ATC, either as a real metal embellishment or created the look of metal with embossing, silver foil etc. As always, a Darkroom Door product was used on the ATC. This month, artists have used Darkroom Door Rubber Stamps, Filmstrips, Montage images, Wordstrips and Photobooth to create their ATC's and the different ideas are inspiring! Check them out:









Thanks again to all the artists who took part in the swap!

If you're keen to join in our monthly Artist Trading Card swaps, please click here for all of the details!

Unlock the Artist Within!

Bleach Stamping ATC Swap Gallery

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Hi stampers! Here are the ATC's we received for the Bleach Stamping ATC swap! For this swap, artists used bleach on their ATC, either to stamp with (like an ink pad), or to highlight areas on a stamped image. As always, the different ideas are inspiring! Check them out:










Thanks again to all the artists who took part in the swap!

If you're keen to join in our monthly Artist Trading Card swaps, please click here for all of the details!

Unlock the Artist Within!