Wild and free Leafy Lady

Darkroom Door - Friday, January 16, 2015
Hello, Lynne here today sharing a card where I have used the Leafy Lady Line Art Stamp and two of the new Texture Stamps.


1. Onto a Kraft card base repeatedly stamp the Splatter Texture Stamp with Staz-on. Next, apply copper acrylic paint to the stamp and repeatedly stamp onto the card base.

2. Repeatedly stamp the Flourish Texture Stamp onto a panel of wax paper. Scrunch the paper to create texture.

3. Stamp Leafy Lady onto mulberry paper (I had a beautiful piece flecked with silver and gold). Tear around image before layering, along with the stamped wax paper and torn pieces of handmade paper, onto the Kraft cardbase.  

4. Stamp sentiment from Wilderness Vol 1 Rubber Stamp set onto tissue paper twice. Tear around words. Adhere wild and free to wooden piece. Attach to card with raffia and jute twine bow. Adhere second wild onto cardbase. 

5. Finally embellish card with burlap, crochet lace, wooden button and bark butterfly.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Leafy Lady Line Art Stamp
Darkroom Door Splatter Texture Stamps
Darkroom Door Flourish Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Wilderness Vol 1 Rubber Stamps Set
Staz-on Ink Pad: Timber Brown
EcoGreen craft acrylic paint Pure Copper
Idea-ology Mini Fasteners
Golden Gel Medium
Prima Bark Butterfly Icon

Happy Stamping!

Jungle Flower Lady Card

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hi Suzz here!
 
It's a jungle out there is the theme for my card using the beautiful Flower Lady Line Art Stamps.
 

 
I had created this pretty background with a mix of neutral shades of paint on a gelli plate.  I picked it up onto white cardstock which became the base for my card.
 
1. Stamp flower lady using black archival ink on white tissue paper. 
2. Stamp flower lady multiple times on tissue paper using black archival ink. Cut out bunches of flowers.
3. Stamp Beauty Quote Stamp using brown ink over background.
4. Decoupage flowers and lady onto painted background.  Let dry.
5. Color using watercolor pencils and water brush.
6. Highlight with white gel pen.
7. Assemble card.
 
I love how she looks different depending on what surface you stamp her on and the colors used. She is versatile and beautiful. 
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Flower Lady Line Art Stamp
Darkroom Door Beauty Quote Stamp
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Coffee
Paint
Gelli Plate
Watercolour pencils
Waterbrush
White Gel Pen
 
Happy inking!
 

Line Art Ladies Banner

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hi, it's Godelieve today, sharing a banner that's made with some Line Art Stamps. I chose to do my project in neutral colors and gave it a distressed look.
 

 
First I applied a layer of gesso on kraft papers from packaging, using an old credit card. I did all the stamping with StazOn ink.
 
 
I combined the Flower Lady with words from the Full Bloom Vol 2 set, the Wilderness Vol 1 set, and the Flourish Texture stamp. I also stamped some more flowers to cut them out. I added white accents to the flowers using a pencil, before stapling them on. This piece was finished off with twine, gauze and staples. I attached a twig from our garden to the top.
 
 
The Tropical Lady was combined with stamps from the Photography stamp set and the 1920's Chic set. I also used the Flourish Texture Stamp here. This piece was finished off with machine stitching, gauze, staples, Tim Holtz Roses Trimmings and buttons and a twig at the top. 
 
 
The Crafty Lady Stamp was combined with a favorite quote from the Stamper set and words from the Artist set. More stitching here and Tim's Roses Trimmings, staples, twine and the twig at the top.
 
 
The folds, creases and torn paper add to the distressed look. I attached the pieces to long piece of twine, to create a banner.
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Flower Lady Line Art Stamp
Darkroom Door Tropical Lady Line Art Stamp
Darkroom Door Crafty Lady Line Art Stamp

Darkroom Door Full Bloom Vol 2 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Wilderness Vol 1 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door 1920's Chic Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Artist Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Stamper Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Flourish Texture Stamp
Gesso:Talens Amsterdam
Inkpad:StazOn Saddle Brown
Tim Holtz Roses Trimmings
Twine, twigs, gauze, buttons, sewing machine, Tiny Attacher
 
Thank you for visiting Darkroom Door Blog today!
 

Scrapbooking with Line Art and Texture Stamps!

Darkroom Door - Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hi, Connie here with a couple of scrapbooking layouts and a card, using the new Line Art Stamps by Darkroom Door. The beautiful faces of the Line Art girls inspired this layout.
 

 
I stamped the faces on white cardstock, using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and then framed them out with the Polaroid Frame Stamp. The Flourish Texture Stamp is stamped on the corners of the Polaroid Frame. The background was created using the Weathered Stripes and World Map Background stamps.
 
 
This next layout is using the Leafy lady stamp with chalks.  I stamped the image on paper and used the chalks to color her. After she was complete, I sprayed the image with a Fixatif  (so the chalk wouldn't move or smear).  I then fussy cut her out and added her to my page.  I stamped directly on the page and repeated the process for the chalking.


I have one last project, a card. I used the same technique as I described above - chalks! They are so fun and forgiving :)
 
 
Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Leafy Lady Line Art Stamp
Darkroom Door Tropical Lady Line Art Stamp
Darkroom Door Flower Lady Line Art Stamp

Darkroom Door Polaroid Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door World Map Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Flourish Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Creativity Word Block Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
Paper: Jenni Bowlin Studio,  Beige cardstock, Kraft cardstock, Webster's pages, Authentique,
Stickers: October Afternoon, American Crafts
Chalks
Other: twine, rhinestones, button, old text paper, Curtsey Boutique, Fixatif (Krylon)
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 

Crafty Lady Journey

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hi Suzz here! I have been happily playing with the new Line Art Stamps release. Today I am featuring the Crafty Lady Line Art Stamp.


My inspiration was to color her with a soft shades of gray and a fun mix of orange and purple. When I finished I layered the Journey Word Block Stamp in the background in a soft shade of gray.

After I had colored her she reminded me of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. I decided to use the words from the Journey stamp Magical Adventure and added a few sequins to finish the card.

Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Crafty Lady Line Art Stamp
Darkroom Door Journey Word Block Stamp

Happy Inking!

Tropical Lady - Line Art Stamp

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Hello stampers! Today we are sharing projects using the new Tropical Lady Line Art Stamp!

 

     
 

DDLA006 Tropical Lady

 

Dawn Lewis coloured her with Copic markers in the sample above, bringing her tropical name to life!

 

Belinda Spencer has used Copic Markers to colour Tropical Lady in this card:


 

Joy Taylor has created a classic card by simply stamping black on white and adding a splash of colour using the Paint Splats Rubber Stamps:


Joy has also used Copics to colour up the Tropical Lady:


Lucrecia de Silva, the artist who illustrated these fabulous designs also shares a card using her Tropical Lady:

 


These are just some of the possibilities using this fabulous stamp! We will continue to share more projects on the blog using all of the Line Art Stamps so please subscribe to our blog RSS feed so don't miss any of the inspiration!

 

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Strawberry Lady - Line Art Stamp

Darkroom Door - Monday, August 04, 2014

Hello stampers! Today we are sharing projects using the new Strawberry Lady Line Art Stamp!

 

     
 

DDLA005 Strawberry Lady

 

Dawn Lewis coloured her with Copic markers in the sample above, making her look ravishing!!

 

Robyn Wood has used Inktense watercolour pencils, acrylic paint, Pan Pastels and a collage technique with Strawberry Lady - check out this great card:


 

Suzanne Czosek has given Strawberry Lady a soft appearance using watercolour pencils:


Belinda Spencer has used Prismacolor Watercolour Pencils to colour Strawberry Lady:


Lucrecia de Silva, the artist who illustrated these fabulous designs also shares two cards using her Strawberry Lady:

 

 

 

These are just some of the possibilities using this fabulous stamp! We will continue to share more projects on the blog using all of the Line Art Stamps so please subscribe to our blog RSS feed so don't miss any of the inspiration!

 

Unlock the artist within!

Cherry Apple Lady - Line Art Stamp

Darkroom Door - Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hello stampers! The new Line Art Stamps are proving to be very popular, especially with those who love to colour. Today we are sharing projects using Cherry Apple Lady!

 

     
 

DDLA004 Cherry Apple Lady

 

Dawn Lewis coloured her with Copic markers in the sample above to give her a fun quirky look! 

 

Robyn Wood has used Copic Markers to colour Cherry Apple Lady - check out this great card:

 


 

Stamp the lady image onto X-Press It Blending Card using Momento black ink. I used Copic markers to colour the image, start with the face and gradually build colour until you are happy with it. Then look carefully at the rest of the image to pick out which parts are hair, leaves and fruit. There are a myriad of different combinations of Copic colours that you can use for colouring hair and skin – have a play and use what you have. Don’t forget that Copic markers can also be combined with other markers if you need extra colours. Add the catch lights in her eyes at the end using a Sharpie White Paint Pen. I used the following colours for my lady:

• Face – E11, E30, E33, R20
• Eyes/lips - R35, YG06
• Hair – YR18, E19, E97
• Apples – YG00, YG06, YG07, YG21, E37, E11
• Cherries – R37, R46, R59, E37
• Leaves – G14, G21, G24, G28

 

Once coloured, trim the lady and mount flat onto a layer of red cardstock and then onto a pale green layer with foam tape. Affix to the card front along with a punched strip of patterned paper. A word trimmed from your favourite Darkroom Door Wordstrips finishes the card.

 

Hints


• Build colour gradually and allow to dry so that the true amount of shading can be seen. Copics tend to lighten a little once dry. 

• If you would like a shaded, more realistic image, take the direction of light from the top, right hand corner. Sometimes the image will give you a hint on where light might be coming from – in this case the catch light on the cherries gives it away.

• Look carefully at the image before starting to colour. It can be difficult to be sure with a black and white image which parts are face/hair/fruit so try colouring a rough practice image first.

• A tiny dot of white paint or liquid paper will work for the catch lights in her eyes if you don’t have a paint pen.

Lucrecia de Silva, the artist who illustrated these fabulous designs also shares a handmade card with us using her Cherry Apple Lady:

 

 

These are just some of the possibilities using this fabulous stamp! We hope this inspires you! We will be sharing projects all this week using the other Lady Line Art Stamps so please check back soon to see what we have created with Strawberry Lady!

 

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Crafty Lady - Line Art Stamp

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello stampers! We are so excited to be sharing projects using the new Line Art Stamps! Today we are showing off Crafty Lady!

 

     
 

DDLA003 Crafty Lady

 

 

Crafty Lady has a very unique look with an ink pad, rubber stamp and paintbrush in her wavy hair! Awesome to send to your crafty friends! Dawn Lewis coloured her with Copic markers in the sample above to give her a fun quirky look! 

 

Belinda Spencer had fun using Copics to colour Crafty Lady - check out this great card:

 

 

Copics used: 0 Colourless Blender, E00 Skin White, E02 Fruit Pink, E31 Brick Beige, E33 Sand, E35 Chamois, E37 Sepia, E50 Egg Shell, B00 Frost Blue, B02 Robin's Egg Blue, B05 Process Blue, V12 Pale Lilac, V15 Mallow, V17 Amethyst, Y35 Maize, Y38 Honey, YG63 Pea Green, YG67 Moss.

 

 

Lucrecia de Silva, the artist who illustrated these fabulous designs also shares a handmade card with us using her Crafty Lady:

 

 

These are just some of the possibilities using this fabulous stamp! We hope this inspires you! We will be sharing projects all this week using the other Lady Line Art Stamps so please check back soon to see what we have created with Cherry Apple Lady!

 

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Flower Lady - Line Art Stamp

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 18, 2014

Hello stampers! All week we are sharing projects using the new Line Art Stamps and today we are showing off the beautiful Flower Lady!

 

     
 

DDLA002 Flower Lady

 

 

Flower Lady is so soft and feminine and so versatile! She can be an island girl, a wedding flower girl or bride, garden girl or simply just a lady who loves having flowers in her hair :) Dawn Lewis coloured her with Copic markers in the sample above to give her a summery warm feel. 

 

Joy Taylor has also been having fun with this stamp, here's a beautiful card combining the Flower Lady with the new Splatter Texture Stamp in the background. The red flowers look ravishing! 

 

 

Copics used:
Skin:  E000, E00, E02, E11, E13, R20, R22
Eyes/Eyeshadow/Eyebrows:  B00, B01, B02, W1, W3, W4
Flowers:  R81, R83, R85
Leaves:  YG25, YG93, YG95
White Sharpie Pen

 

Lucrecia de Silva, the artist who illustrated these fabulous designs also shares a handmade card with us using her Flower Lady:

 

 

These are just some of the possibilities using this fabulous stamp! We hope this inspires you! We will continue to share projects using the other Lady Line Art Stamps so please check back on Monday to see what we have created with Crafty Lady - perfect for all us stampers out there! 

 

Unlock the artist within!