Guest Artist - Michelle Loffler

Darkroom Door - Thursday, May 15, 2008

Michelle_photoName: Michelle Loffler

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Lives: Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Known for:
Love of all creatures great and small, being behind the camera, being a coffee snob :)

Blog, website or gallery:   
None, but she is often published in Stamping & Papercraft magazine! 

Loves to:

Go on family outings, relax in the sunshine, watch primetime TV, shopping, Agility training with my dog and going on holidays!

Loves to create:
ATCs and beyond the page projects. I love collage, vintage and arty and I have a huge digital collection of vintage photos and ephemera I hope to one day use! I spend more time collecting than I do creating!

Favourite Darkroom Door product:
Oh that's easy .. the Photobooths !!!
I also love the San Marco paper - just gorgeous.
I love the way the collections co-ordinate, it makes pulling together projects fast and easy.

Have you ever been in a darkroom?
I have once for school but can't really recall. I didn't pay much attention at school it's no surprise I can't remember the details of the darkroom visit.

Let’s say you’re invited to come into our darkroom for a day. What would you bring with you?
Well for a start, the attention I was lacking in school. I'd bring my own camera, a list of questions, some munchies and lots of excitement. I would be like a sponge because there would be so much to take in.

Are you afraid of the dark?
Only of the pitch dark, you know the kind of dark when you are out camping and you get up in the middle of the night and cant see a foot in front of you? That's scary!

Michelle has created a set of 9 ATC's and a card. We'll feature all of them over the next few days, so please remember to come back each day to see her fabulous work! Here's the first 3 ATC's:

Wise Shopper:

* Darkroom Door Paper: Ti Amo, Rialto
* Darkroom Door Photobooth: Ladies
* Darkroom Door Stamps: Doors

Stamp door ATC on Ti Amo paper. Cut to 2.5 x 3.5" and sand edges. Cut out Photoboth image and create a frame by cutting out strips of Rialto paper. Ink edges of frame. Fix in place. Using clipart, print a shoe and cut out. Fix in place.

Explore Venice:

* Darkroom Door Filmstrips: Venetian 02
* Darkroom Door Stamps: Venetian 01
* Darkroom Door Montage: Venetian
* Darkroom Door Paper: San Marco, Esplori

Cut San Marco paper 2.5 x 3.5" and sand edges. Stamp banner onto Esplori paper and cut out. Stamp the word 'explore' onto the banner. Adhere on an angle as shown, trimming the left edge as needed. Stamp the lightpost on white paper using Stazon. Colour using watercolour pencils. Cut out and adhere to ATC. Cut out Venice words with curved corners, ink edges. Cut out filmstrip, sand edges and adhere to ATC.


* Darkroom Door Paper: Esplori, San Marco
* Darkroom Door Photobooth: Ladies
* Darkroom Door Wordstrips: Venetian
* Darkroom Door Stamps: Venetian 01

Using Esplori paper, cut ATC 2.5 x 3.5". Cut two thin strips of San Marco paper and place along the top and bottom of the ATC to give a border effect. Stamp postage cancellation stamp at the top of the ATC. Adhere a length of sheer black ribbon along the left hand side of the card. Cut a rough square of black mesh and a square of natural mesh and adhere to the centre of the card. Stamp the "visita al campanile" stamp on a piece of Ti Amo paper. Cut out and mount onto San Marco paper leaving a border effect. Adhere to top of the mesh. Cut out Photobooth girl and adhere as shown using foam tape. Cut out random words and distress using Tim Holtz "old paper" "fired brick" and Stazon for edging. Adhere to ATC as shown by slipping underneath the mesh.

Giveaway! Giveaway! Giveaway!
Leave a comment here to be in the draw for a Darkroom Door goodie pack worth $25! Includessome of the products that Michelle has used here including Photobooth Ladies & Gentlemen, Venetian Montage, Venetian Filmstrips and Venetian Photochips. We'll draw a winner on Sunday! All comments that are posted over the next few days will be entered into the draw. Good luck!

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see more of Michelle's ATC collection!


Robyn W commented on 04-Jan-2014 08:20 AM
great Work Michelle, loving your guests Rachel

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