Guest Artist - Melissa Phillips Part 3

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, September 23, 2009

We have another project to share from Melissa Phillips...

 

Noel card:

 

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Supplies:

 

Stamps:  Yuletide Vol. 2
Wordstrips:  Yuletide Vol. 1
Tag:  Buff Size 8

 

Honestly, I think we should ask Melissa to share a project every day forever... don't you agree? Her art is amazing... have I mentioned how much I love the layers and texture? Yes, I think I have ;) It's gorgeous. Imagine receiving a card like this for Christmas... I'd leave it on display for months!

 

Thanks for sharing your talents with us Melissa!

 

And for all the readers... Melissa still has more projects to share... so stay tuned!

 

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Guest Artist - Melissa Phillips Part 2

Darkroom Door - Monday, September 21, 2009

Not only am I loving the cards that Melissa Phillips has created with our product, but am loving how they are photographed too! Check this one out:

 

Live life card:

 

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Supplies:

 

Stamps:  Wildflowers Vol. 2
Filmstrips:  Full Bloom

 

Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing Melissa!

Guest Artist - Melissa Phillips

Darkroom Door - Sunday, September 20, 2009

Photo

Name:
Melissa Phillips

Zodiac sign: Cancer

Lives: in the beautiful high mountain desert of Southern Nevada, USA

Known for: My love of all things shabby... and then of course piling these beloved items on cards... buttons, vintage trims, layers of book print, vintage sheet music, glitter, acrylic paint, chipboard, and of course a bit of tea-stained twill as well.

Blog: lilybeanpaperie@typepad.com

Loves to:Bake, bake, bake, decorate, quilt, read, be a mama, be a wife, be at home...

Loves to create:
Handmade gifts... something freshly baked, packaged up pretty, with a matching card... my first love is cards of course, and mini albums or layouts with my sweet little bean are always a love of mine.

Favourite Darkroom Door product: I don't think I could ever choose, but I have fallen for the Wildflowers Vol 2, Journal and Yuletide Vol 2 stamp sets. 

Let’s say you’ve been invited to come into our darkroom for a day. What would you bring with you?  An empty suitcase... I'd have to take a bit of everything home with me... Darkroom Door photos are so beautiful and versatile... I'm hooked. 

 

We are so proud and honored to have Melissa join us as a Guest Artist! I'm a huge fan of her work and I'm so pleased she's had a play with Darkroom Door product. ... the projects are simply divine!!! We'll be sharing a bunch of projects over the next few days that Melissa has created... you'll be inspired for sure! Here's the first one...

 

Create Joy Card

 

Meliphillips_createjoy

 

Supplies:
Stamps:  Wildflowers Vol. 2
Montage:  Viva la Flora
Wordstrips: Viva la Flora
Tag: Buff Size 8

 

Isn't this card delicious! I love the texture and layering... Thanks Melissa!

 

We'll be featuring Melissa's projects for the rest of the month... hurrah! Be prepared to be inspired!!!!

 

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Scrap It TV - Crayon Resist Stamping

Darkroom Door - Friday, September 18, 2009

Here's the final segment that I filmed for Series 2 of Scrap It TV which is shown on the Aurora Foxtel Channel 183 here in Australia. I love sharing the techniques with you!

 

This segment shows the Crayon Resist Technique. I love this technique!!! I've shared some Crayon resist projects on here before and many of you have wondered how you achieve that look. So here's a demo... You can see the full segment here:

 

Supplies used:

 

Rubber Stamps: Garden Greetings
Inkpads: Adirondack Caramel, Raisin, Meadow; Archival Jet Black

 

Hope you enjoy!

 

Scrap It TV - Watercolour Stamping

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Here's another segment that I filmed for Scrap It TV which is shown on the Aurora Foxtel Channel 183 here in Australia.

 

This segment shows one of my favourite techniques: Watercolour Stamping. You can see the full segment here:

 

 

Supplies used:
Rubber Stamps: Full Bloom Vol 2, Full Bloom Vol 1

 

Hope you enjoy!

Happy Father's Day Card

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Just a quick card to share with you today for Father's Day!

 

FathersDay

 

Supplies:
Stamps: Vintage Automobiles DDRS033, All Occasions DDRS035 (happy father's day), Venetian Vol 2 (Background)
Inks: Distress Dusty Concord; Peeled Paint (background), Archival Olive (stamps)

Prague Projects

Darkroom Door - Monday, September 07, 2009

Liesbeth Fidder from The Netherlands shared some projects with us that she created with the Prague Vol 1 and Vol 2 rubber stamps! Check them out:

 

Praag1b

 

Isn't this fabulous? I love how she created the frame with the large flourish stamp from the Prague Vol 1 stamp set!


Praag3 

 

Praag2 

 

Aren't they fabulous! Liesbeth has a great blog too... she has many other projects using Darkroom Door stamps on there, just scroll through her posts to see some of them. Thanks for sharing with us Liesbeth!

Enjoy Life - Take a Ride

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hi stampers! Rachel here with a card using the I Enjoy Life stamp set!

 

Enjoy

 

Supplies:
Stamps: Little Dreams (text), Enjoy Life (Bike image, Enjoy)
Marvy Le Plume II Pens: 68 Daffodil Yellow (bike), 27 Olive Brown (tree branch), 13 Ochre (Door), 38 Oyster Grey (Path), 46 Crimson Lake (seat and guards on bike), 24 Beige (Bricks)
Ink: Archival Jet Black.

Viva La Flora Swap Video

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Last month we hosted an Artist Trading Card Swap using the Viva La Flora Collection! We had participants from all over the world and as usual the ATC's were amazing!!!!

 

Here's a video to show you everyone's ATC's:

 

 

Thank to everyone who participated! It is always such a thrill to see what everyone creates :)

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Enjoy Life Rubber Stamps

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 31, 2009

So the last stamp set we have to show this week is the Enjoy Life rubber stamps:

 

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The images from this set are from the Netherlands and Denmark - two places where we loved riding our bikes to explore the cities and landscape. The quotes are all about enjoying life (of course!!), meeting up with friends, staying young, letting the wind rush through your hair...

 

Here's a couple of samples I've made:

 

EnjoyLife_1  

 

The bike image was stamped onto an alcohol ink background (Butterscotch & Lettuce) using Jet Black ink. Mounted onto black then fawn cardstock and adhered to a folded rosey card. Stamped 'Enjoy Life' and cut them into separate words. Mounted onto black cardstock and adhered to the card with foam adhesive. 

 

Here's another card:

 

EnjoyLife_2  

 

I stamped this bike image on an alcohol ink background (same as last card: Butterscotch and Lettuce). Then mounted onto Burgundy cardstock, then black. Tied some ribbon around the left side and adhered to a folded brown card. Stamped the quote onto the alcohol ink background, mounted to black cardstock and adhered to the card with foam adhesive.

 

And here's an ATC using that same stamp:

 

EnjoyLife_3

 

This was stamped onto an alcohol inked background that I had left over from previous projects. I can't recall the exact inks used, but there is some Metallic Copper in there. Looks yummy in real life. I stamped the bike image, trimmed it down and mounted onto some green cardstock, then onto black cardstock. Stamped the quote onto some more of the alcohol ink background and trimmed each word separately. Adhered them over the stamped image. Mounted the entire panel onto a brown ATC base.

 

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