Harmony & Melody ATC's

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Would you like to see some of the new stamps? (silly question, huh! LOL)

Today I have started creating some samples, and will show you an ATC from each stamp set between now and Monday when the whole release will be up on the website! Sorry there are no links just yet, I'll link them up when the stamps are on the website. For now, I hope you enjoy these...

So here's ATC #1.... from stamp set DDRS010 Harmony, in the Music Collection.

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The violin looks all grungey in this ATC, as it was stamped onto a manila shipping tag which soaks up and spreads the ink a little. I wanted to go for a textured antique feel. The detail in this stamp is very fine though - looks fabulous on glossy cardstock too. The Philosophy Tag by Tim Holtz fitted this ATC perfectly, here's a close up to see the tag in better detail:

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ATC #2... from DDRS011 Melody, in the Music Collection:

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I love this set. There's so much that can be done with it! I especially love my flute lady. Notice the ornate corners too? And the words are from a quote. Again stamped onto a manila tag, cut down and mounted onto cardstock. The laces I bought from Charlotte's Web while in Adelaide last weekend.

I look forward to sharing more ATC's with you as I create them... and keep an eye out on the website... we are uploading a new intro film tonight which will show you even more from the Music Collection.

Guest Artist - Godelieve Tijskens Part 4

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 18, 2008

And welcome to the grand finale project from Godelieve!

Book of tags:

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Stamps: DDR004 Full Bloom VOL 2, DDRS003 Full Bloom VOL1, DDRS005 Wildflower, DDRS001 Venetian VOL1, DDRS007 Calendar
Montage: DDMN002 Full Bloom
Ranger Distress Ink: Aged Mahogany
Ranger Distress Embossing powder: Aged Mahogany
Ribbon, Buttons, Photos, Bind-it-All

- Cut 2 tags from the Full Bloom Montage, to use as covers for this book of tags.  Be sure to cut a front and back.
- Ink the edges with Distress Ink Aged Mahogany
- Cut pages, the same size as the tags.  I cut long strips and folded them after stamping
- Color the pages with Distress Ink Aged Mahogany using a blending tool and foam
- Attach a photo to each page, and decorate with stamping.  I used the same Distress Ink to do the stamping.
- Stamp “January, February,...” on each page.
- Stamp a quote on the cover, heat emboss with Distress Embossing Powder Aged Mahogany
- Use the Bind-it-all to punch the holes and attach the rings.
- Use ribbon and buttons as a closure.

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We'd like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Godelieve for sharing her artwork with us. It has been pure eye candy and so inspirational! We appreciate all the effort you have taken to share all of this with us. I'm sure all of you blog readers have enjoyed it as much as we have here at Darkroom Door :) Three cheers for Godelieve! Hip Hip Hooray!

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Guest Artist - Godelieve Tijskens Part 3

Darkroom Door - Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ready for some more of Godelieve's cards? Here they are!!

Thank You:
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Stamps: DDRS007 Calendar, DDRS003 Full Bloom VOL1, DDRS004 Full Bloom VOL2
Inkpad: Versamark
Embossing powder
Buttons

- Stamp a grid pattern on watercolored background (I used Talens Ecoline) with Versamark, heat emboss.  I used a mixture of different colors.
- Stamp the flowers and sentiment, heat emboss.
- Heat emboss the torn edges
- Assemble the card, use buttons to attach the flowers.

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Enjoy Your Special Day:

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Stamps: DDRS007 Calendar
Inkpad: Versafine Onyx Black
Black marker, QuicKutz photo corner, leather shoe lace, Brads

- Mask the numbers with tape, and ink only the lines of the calendar stamp. Stamp a grid pattern using Versafine Onyx black
- Write the greeting and color the black squares using a marker
- Mat on red cardstock and put a square brad in each black square
- Stamp the numbers down the left hand side and “September” with Versafine Onyx Black
- Assemble the card.  Use a QuicKutz photo corner and a piece of leather shoelace to embellish the card.

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I just love how Godelieve has used the Calendar stamp set to make the crossword grid on this card! Very clever!! Tomorrow is the grand finale of Godelieve's projects.... so drop by again tomorrow for more inspiration! :)

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Guest Artist - Godelieve Tijskens Part 2

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Welcome to another incredible installment of Godelieve's art... I absolutely adore this project!

Birthday Calendar:

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Stamps: DDRS007 Calendar, DDRS001 Venetian VOL1, DDRS004 Full Bloom VOL2, DDRS003 Full Bloom VOL1, DDRS005 Wildflower
Inkpads: Versafine Onyx Black, Colorbox Fluid Chalk #Burnt Sienna
Watercolors (Talens Ecoline #Burnt Sienna)
Black cardstock
Chipboard
Bookbinding Glue
Metal ring
ribbon

Covers:
- Stamp on watercolored paper (I used Talens Ecoline ink #Burnt Sienna) with Versafine Onyx Black, heat embossed with clear embossing powder, and Colorbox Fluid Chalk #Burnt Sienna.
- Cut chipboard to size, color the edges with a black marker
- Use bookbinders glue to attach the stamped paper to the chipboard, outside and inside

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Pages:
- Stamp the calendar stamp (12x) with Versafine Onyx Black and cut each one in half, to create a long tall calendar.  Keep in mind that some months have 30 days, some have 31. 
- Decorate each page with subtle stamping, so you are still able to write names on it.  I used Colorbox Fluid chalk ink #Burnt Sienna, for a monochromatic look.
- Cut the 12 pages from black cardstock.  Glue down a stamped part on the front, and one on the back of each page. 
- To reinforce the holes on the top use circles, punched from watercolored paper.
- Stamp “January, February,...” on scraps of watercolored paper, and adhere to the front and back of each page.
- Use ribbon to decorate the metal ring.

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There's more tomorrow! Woo hoo!

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Guest Artist - Godelieve Tijskens

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 15, 2008

4154_DD_blackwhiteName:  Godelieve Tijskens

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Lives:  In Belgium (Flanders) with her husband Chris and youngest son Bert

Known for: Collecting paper, ink and rubber, but using it all the time too. Loves white  & vibrant colors, especially Ecoline inks

Blog, website or gallery: http://stampingmathilda.blogspot.com
 
Loves to:

  • be at home as much as she can with her family
  • connect with stamping friends around the world through blogs and forums
  • enjoy her garden and nature, taking photos of the flowers throughout the year
  • get up very early to get some quiet stamping time
 

Loves to create:  mostly cards, but also mini albums, boxes,... as long as there’s stamping involved

Favourite Darkroom Door product: Stamps, especially the flowers.  The small flourish in the Venetian Vol 1 is going to be used a lot too.

Have you ever been in a darkroom? No, but I would love to!

Let’s say you’re invited to come into our darkroom for a day. What would you bring with you?  A lot of curiosity and interest in seeing the process from film roll to photos

Are you afraid of the dark?  Not when I’m inside the house.  It's quite easy to walk around in the dark when the family is asleep.  I will only leave the house for a  really, really good reason in the evening...  But I like the cosiness of long winter evenings.

Artist Trading Cards - Venice

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Stamps: DDRS001 Venetian VOL 1
Wordstrips: DDWS002 Full Bloom
Ranger Distress Ink Peeled Paint & Tattered Rose
Versafine Onyx Black
Clear embossing powder

- Create a background using Ranger  Distress Ink Peeled Paint and Tattered Rose on  a non-stick craft sheet
- Stamp with Versafine Onyx Black emboss with clear embossing powder
- Stamp with Ranger Distress Ink Peeled Paint
- Distress the edges with Tim Holtz’ paper distresser
- Color “live laugh love” from Full bloom Wordstrips with Distress ink
- mat on black cardstock

Calendar Cards

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July:

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Stamps: DDRS004 Full Bloom VOL 2DDRS007 CalendarDDRS003 Full Bloom VOL 1
Inkpads: Colorbox Fluid Chalk #Dark Moss, Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black
Embossing powder: Clear and Ranger Seafoam White
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- Green background was made with Talens Ecoline ink.  Caligraphy ink would be a great alternative ink
- Stamp calendar with Versafine Onyx Black, emboss with clear embossing powder.
- Stamp flowers with Colorbox Fluid Chalk # Dark Moss.  Use the same ink to mark the date with a fingerprint.
- Stamp small flowers with Versamark  on vellum, heat emboss with Ranger seafoam white embossing powder.
- Attach the vellum flowers to a black strip, using brads.
- Assemble the card

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October:

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Stamps: DDRS001 Venetian VOL1, DDRS007 Calendar
Wordstrips DDWS002 Full Bloom
Inkpads: Versafine Onyx Black & Vintage Sepia, Stazon White
Stapler, string, hole punch

- Stamp the calendar on brown cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black
- Stamp the Venetian light post and ticket with Versafine Vintage Sepia
- Stamp “October” with Stazon White on a strip of leather, use staples to attach to card
- Color “Happy Birthday” from the Wordstrip with Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
- Punch holes and use a piece of string to mark the date
- Assemble the card, use 3D foam tape at the left hand side.

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December:

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Stamps: DDRS007 Calendar, DDRS001 Venetian VOL1
Wordstrip: Full Bloom DDWS002
Inkpads: Versafine Onyx black, Versamark, Distress Ink #Fired Brick
Embossingpowder: Detail Gold

- Stamp the calendar, light post and swirl with Versamark, gold emboss
- Mark the date with a fingerprint
- Stamp “December” with Versafine Onyx Black.
- Color “Warmest Wishes” from the Wordstrip with Distress Ink.
- Gold emboss the edges

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Thanks Godelieve! Wow - these projects are amazing, don't you all agree? I love how she has used the Calendar stamps! And she hasn't stopped there... she still has many more to share, so please drop by again tomorrow to see more of Godelieve's fabulous creations!

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Guest Artist - Wendy Vecchi Part 2

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Here is the grand finale of Wendy's projects...

Butterfly Tag:

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Darkroom Door Materials:
Stamps: Full Bloom Vol 1, Wildflowers

Details:

  • Tear the bottom off a tag.
  • Color the tag using vintage photo distress ink, using the blending tool.
  • Stamp the left side of the tag with the houndstooth border stamp (Stampers Anonymous) with jet black Archival ink.
  • Stamp the saying (Darkroom Door) on the bottom right, using black ink.
  • Stamp the flower (Darkroom Door) twice and stamp 2 butterflies (Darkroom Door) on grunge board & cut out and shape.
  • Ink the flower with faded jeans distress ink, on the front & the back. Ink the butterflies with vintage photo distress ink on the front & back.
  • Stamp the butterflies as shown & adhere the grunge board butterflies on top of the stamped images.
  • Cut a thin strip of grunge board to make the stem color with peeled paint distress ink and add glaze pen accent dots.
  • Stamp scrolls as shown.
  • Layer the flower as shown & glue to the left side of the tag.
  • Add dots with the glaze pen, pen stitch around the edges with a .05 Precision pen (American Crafts).
  • Add a vintage button to the center of the flower & a metal dot to the end of the stem.
  • A gingham bow adds the finishing touch.

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A HUGE thanks to Wendy for being our Guest Artist this week! I've always admired what she has created with Stamps, Distress Inks & Grungeboard, so we are very excited to share some of her art on here. For more eye candy, go and visit her blog!

Guest Artist - Wendy Vecchi

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Wendy_PhotoName: Wendy Vecchi

Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius

Lives:
in USA, on 5 acres we call Green Acres...just like the old TV show! Think of the blonde, half her brain missing & LOVED diamonds & shopping...you get the picture! Rick is the goofy guy who is ALWAYS on the riding lawn mower. Include 2 horses & a few cats in the picture...

Known For:Hmmm...I guess flowers of all types. Chipboard...grungeboard...cardstock...flower stamps. I can put them on every project & never tire of them.

Blog, website or gallery:
Studio490 - http://studio490art.blogspot.com

Loves to:
SHOP!! Stamp...shop a little more...stamp...I'm pretty simple...

Loves to create:
anything that I can use stamps & vintage photo distress ink! And if I can include chipboard & grungeboard, then I'm REALLY happy. If I could choose only one thing...probably mini books.

Favourite Darkroom Door product:
RUBBER...for sure! Those wildflowers are to die for cool!

Have you ever been in a darkroom?
Sure...In the x-ray darkroom in surgery.

Let’s say you’re invited to come into our darkroom for a day. What would you bring with you?
  A HUGE suitcase so that when you were not looking, I'd sneak into your studio & load it up with ALL your stamps! HA! Lucky for you that you live FAR away from me! You're safe.

Are you afraid of the dark?
Not in my house or a hotel, but outside?? YIKES!! I HATE bugs & mice so I want to see them in advance & NOT be surprised! NEVER ever would I sleep outside in the dark.

Now onto Wendy's projects...

Tulip Card:
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Materials:
Darkroom Door Stamps: Full Bloom Vol 1
Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Peeled Paint
Other: Grid Stamp, Polka Dot Paper, Grungeboard

Details:

  • Make a card from green cardstock.
  • Stamp with the grid stamp.
  • Add a scrap of polka dot paper to the top.
  • Glue a piece of black “Just the Edge” from Bazzill to cover the seam.
  • Add a dot at each intersecting line, using a glaze pen, and stamp Happy Birthday.
  • Color the grungeboard brackets with fired brick distress ink & glue as shown.
  • Stamp the tulip twice on grunge board, cut out & color with fired brick distress ink (tulip) and peeled paint distress ink for the leaves.
  • Shape the grunge board by rolling the tulip & the leaves. Like magic, they stay in place.
  • Adhere the 2 tulips as shown to create dimension.
  • Pen stitch around the top of the card using a ..05 Precision pen from American Crafts.
  • Add a button accent to the tulip leaves.

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Wildflowers:

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Materials:
Darkroom Door Stamps: Wildflowers
Distress Ink: Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint
Eyelets, Ribbon, Polka Dot Paper

Details:

  • Color the flowers with Faded jeans distress ink & the stems with peeled paint distress ink.
  • Hold the stamp level & spritz with water from a Mini Mister (Ranger). About 3 or 4 squirts should be good.
  • Stamp onto watercolor paper & immediately dry with a heat tool.
  • Sew a line around the edge of the watercolor paper with a sewing machine.
  • Add 2 black eyelets on either side of the stems & tie a black & white polka dot ribbon to accent the card.
  • Adhere to a green mat, then a black mat, then a green polka dot paper and finally to another black mat.
  • Add rhinestones to each flower to embellish.

Wendy has more stuff to share... so come back tomorrow to see more of Wendy's art!

Artist Trading Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, June 27, 2008

Hi everyone!

I thought I'd share with you a set of 3 artist trading cards that I completed for the Tarisota June gallery. They feature Darkroom Door Venetian Filmstrips and Venetian Wordstrips.

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Collections Paper
Collections Chipboard Houses
Delish Designs Stamps
Black & White Trims

To create:
* Trim black cardstock to 3.5" x 2.5" to create the ATC backs. Attach Collections paper on the front.
* I've inked up the chipboard houses with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and stamped the edge of the label stamps over the top. The Venetian Filmstrip images were cut to fit under the chipboard. Attach to the ATC.
* Trim words from the Venetian Wordstrip and mount onto black cardstock. Attach to ATC where desired.
* Add trims to complete!

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Hope you enjoy!

Cheers,

Rachel

Guest Artist - Susan Mcgettigan Part 3

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Here we are! The grand finale of Sue's projects...

Travel Journal

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Materials:
Darkroom Door Stamps:  Venetian Vol 1, Venetian Vol 2, Journal
Darkroom Door Paper:  Esplori, Meadow
Darkroom Door Montage: Venetian
Additional materials: Ranger Distress Inks, fiber, brads, eyelets, brown paper grocery bag, envelope, glassine envelope, assorted 'found' papers - grid stamping paper, children's school paper, recycled maps.

Sue says: This is the little journal that could! It's made from a mixture of new and recycled materials, it's small enough to fit in a backpack and tough enough to survive the journey. It would make a nice gift for someone who's going on a trip or would just be fun for an armchair traveler to doodle in. The envelopes in the front and back of the journal can hold ticket stubs, souvenirs and gleaned goodies found along the way. I made it with just one signature of papers, but you could add another two or three for a larger journal to cover a longer trip. The long fiber wrap around closure means you can add more found materials along the way and still be able to secure the journal. The handle is the original handle of the grocery bag, and the cover of the book is the side panel of the bag. I like the way the Venetian map can be lined up easily to make a brickwork style background paper.

Inside Cover & Title page:

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What a fabulous journal! Thanks so much Sue for being our Guest Artist this week! Your ideas have made me want to travel to Venice again! Or anywhere for that matter :) I love how you have used the Journal stamps to create two very different styles - one vintage for the journal, and bright tags for the presents! Thanks again for all of the inspiration!

Guest Artist - Susan McGettigan Part 2

Darkroom Door - Monday, June 16, 2008

Here are some more projects from Sue...

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Materials:
* Darkroom Door Stamps: Journal, Venetian Vol 1

Stamp the Journal block onto white cardstock with coloured ink. Sponge using the same coloured ink. Attach to corresponding coloured tag, stamp the top of the tag with the Venetian scroll. Add ribbon. Attach a blue flower to the bottom. Stamp the Venetian postmark and punch out with a circle punch. Attach to the inside of the flower to complete.
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Travel Notebook:

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* Darkroom Door Stamps:  Venetian Vol 1 and Vol 2
* Darkroom Door Paper: Ti Amo, Meadow
* Ranger Distress Inks
* Purchased notepad

This little notepad has three sections to keep track of lots of lists, ideas and details.  It can be tucked into the travel journal or carried separately in a pocket, ready for random inspiration.  Just take the spiral off a purchased notebook, cover with Ti Amo paper, stamp with elements from Venetian Vol. 1 and 2, stamping the inside of the cover too.  The main Venice image is sponged with several different layers of ink to look like sunset / sunrise, super quick and easy to do.  Put the sprial back on after punching holes and bend the ends down to secure.  Add the stamped tabs to make dividers in the book.

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So... tomorrow is the grand finale of Sue's projects... and it's a big one! Here's a sneak peek. Make sure you drop by tomorrow to see the whole project!

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