Playing Quote Stamp

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Hi all!!
Today I have two projects to share using the fabulous NEW Playing Quote Stamp from DARKROOM DOOR. As soon as I saw the quote stamp I knew it would work perfectly with both the Playing Cards Stamp Set and the Music Collection.
So first up is a card I created combining the quote stamp with the Playing Cards Stamp Set.
I wanted to give the playing cards a really vintage look so I started by stamping them with Jet Black Archival Ink onto white cardstock. I then inked all over with Antique Linen Distress Ink and around the edges with Vintage Photo. For even more of an aged look I covered each card with a fairly thick coat of Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Clear Rock Candy. I couldn't resist tucking a cheeky little image from the Gentlemen Photobooth sheet in behind the playing cards. :-)
I also wanted to use the quote stamp with the Music Collection so I created this tag.
I used a large black tag as my base and covered with the piano image from the Music Journal patterned paper. I sanded the edges and inked with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I stamped the Harlequin Background Stamp onto it using Plum Archival Ink. I then repeated this process with the piano tag from the Music Collection Montage and layered on top of the larger tag. The quote stamp was simply stamped on top using Jet Black Archival Ink. Finally I added some more images and words from the Music Collection.
Thanks for checking out my projects today.
Darkroom Door products used:
TIM HOLTZ Distress Ink:
TIM HOLTZ Distress Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy 

Hello Baby Mini Album by Belinda Spencer

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Hi all!!
Today I am sharing a mini album I created using the gorgeous images from the Hello Baby Collection.
To cover my album, I used the 'Meadow' paper from the Full Bloom Collection and heat embossed with white embossing powder using several different Background Stamps. The green and white is a lovely fresh combination and the embossing gives the album a really nice feel.
Here are some close-ups of the individual pages in the accordion fold album.
Here's a peek at some of the tags that are inside the tag envelopes.
Darkroom Door products used:
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!!

Guest Artist - Louise Williams Part 2

Darkroom Door - Thursday, November 03, 2011

We're back with more amaaaazing projects by the incredibly talented Louise Williams! Let's get straight into the projects shall we?

Timeless Layout:



I used the gorgeous San Marco paper as my base for this simple layout that focuses on the photo rather than a lot of journalling. I layered as strip of the Legato paper over the top and roughly covered it with a thin layer of gesso to tone it back.  I stamped onto transparency with Stazon using stamps from the beautiful Love Birds set and layered them with some Twiddleybitz chipboard, some Basic Grey flowers cut out from paper and finished it with some Prima roses for a sweet touch.



Safe Journey Card:



This was a quick card to make thanks to the lovely Art De Fleur photochip background, which was layered over a distressed and punched strip of the Blush paper. Add in some scrunched seam binding and Prima flowers and finish with a strip of the Wilderness wordstrip for an easy title.



The Places You'll Go Layout:



This was a very quick layout to put together using the Prague photochips as a background over some neutral Basic Grey paper. I adhered them into place, roughly sewed over them and then created a sweep of white through the middle using texture paste. Once it was dry I sprayed the area with some Shimmerz My Bleeding Heart colour spray and added some Mandarin Shimmerz paint as well, allowing it to run up the page for interest. Over the top I’ve added parts of a Basic Grey Doily paper and finished it with some American Crafts lettering and Prima flowers.



Woo Hoo - amazing stuff, right? Louise has rocked our products! a HUGE thanks to Louise for creating these projects and for sharing them with us! They're awesome!

Don't forget to check out Louise's blog to see more of her artwork.

Guest Artist - Louise Williams

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, November 01, 2011

LouiseWilliams_profilepicName: Louise Williams
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Lives: in the beautiful Whangaparaoa Peninsula, Auckland, New Zealand.
Known For: lots of layers and details in my scrapping, as well as adding in some mixed media techniques. I’m also a Prima Educator as well as a Shimmerz Educator and am on the design teams for Aussie Scrap Source, Twiddleybitz plus am a Design Diva for Scrapbook Creations magazine.


Loves to: Scrapbook! I’m totally addicted
Loves to create: lots of different things, apart from scrapbooking I knit, crochet, make jewellery and sew

Favourite Darkroom Door product: Loving the Background Stamps, so versatile!
Let’s say you’re invited to come into our darkroom for a day. What would you bring with you? A large case to take all the goodies I wouldn’t be able to resist home with me!


We are so excited to have Louise as a Guest Artist here at Darkroom Door this week! Her style is just beautiful, so many layers and textures and details! Let's take a look at her projects...

Explore Layout



I started with a neutral Basic Grey background and lightly stamped using the French Script background stamp to add interest. Before spritzing and spraying with various Shimmerz inks, I added some roughly sewn on and distressed strips of the Meadow paper. I added a layer of the Art De Fleur filmstrips behind the photos and punched and added a strip of the Legato paper. The bird image from the Lovebirds stamp set was stamped onto some of the remaining Meadow paper and finished with some distress stickles. Hints of papers from Websters Pages, a book plate from Tim Holtz and some flowers scattered through the layout add a bit of dimension and the layout was finished with the word stamp also from the Lovebirds set.




The details are just amazing!!

Onto the next project...

Art Journal:



I created this journal with an acrylic album and a lot of Gesso and Shimmerz. I stamped with the Darkroom Door “Little Door Photo Stamp“ using Stazon ink onto the back of cover, so that if I made a mistake with the front I could safely remove it without ruining my stamping. Then, taking my cue from Anna Dabrowska-PÄ™kocka’s work, I layered lots of little items found around my junk jars and painted them with layers of gesso and Shimmerz paints to create an interesting cover for what is now my art journal.



Love, love LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing these with us Louise! Your work is really amazing!

We have more projects to share with you tomorrow, so make sure you drop by to see what else Louise has been creating! In the meantime, please leave a comment here for Louise, we know she'd love to hear from you!

Guest Artist - Gina Rodgers Part 3

Darkroom Door - Thursday, September 22, 2011

Today we have two layouts to wrap up Gina's Guest Artist appearance... and what two fab layouts they are!! First up, check out this cheeky one:


How fun is this!

Darkroom Door products used:
    Alphastrips: red
    Filmstrips: blank
    'Meadow' and 'Robot Dots' papers
    Artist Stamps (ink splodges)



Gina has a fantastic way of combining all sorts of elements together to create her artwork - it looks fabulous!

Here's another layout:


Darkroom Door products used:
    'San Marco' paper from the Venetian Collection
    Wordstrips: Prague Vol 1
    Alphastrips: Black
    Montage: Art de Fleur
    Mail Art stamps (clip)




We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to Gina for sharing her artwork with us this week! It's been so fun having you here on the blog!

Please take a look at Gina's own blog to see what else she's been up to and other proejcts she has been creating! And don't forget to leave a comment here for Gina too :) We all love reading those!

Guest Artist - Gina Rodgers Part 2

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hi everyone... we have more great projects to share with you today by Gina Rodgers! Check these out:


Darkroom Door products used:
    'Legato' paper from Music collection
    'Robot Journal' (stars), 'Robot Stripes' (strips) and 'Robots' papers
    Barcode from paper strip
    Alphastrips: brown
    Filmstrips: blank
    Alphabet Medley stamps
    Mail Art stamps



Love how Gina has used the @ in the word Art (from the Alphabet Medley stamp set)

Gina has also created a set of ATC's...


Darkroom Door products used:
Art De Fleur Montage images
Mail Art stamps
Wildflower Vol 1 stamps
Prague Vol 2 Wordstrip






These ATC's are so fabulous!! Look at all the texture :) Just makes you want to run your hands over it to feel it. 

Please leave some love here for Gina - and don't forget to drop by tomorrow as we have a few more of Gina's projects to share with you!

Guest Artist - Connie Mercer Part 4

Darkroom Door - Friday, June 03, 2011

Today we're sharing some layouts from Guest Artist Connie Mercer! She's created 5 pages using a variety of Darkroom Door products. Check them out:




On this layout I used the Art De Fleur Filmstrip as a border to the photos.  Added the perfect color to the page. Also punched out some butterflies from the Art De Fleur Montage. The base papers are San Marco and Blush. The word is from Art De Fleur Wordstrips.



This is one of my favorites. I cut the Robot Filmstrip into triangles and made a banner out of it.  Then I used the rest of it to make a mitered frame.  Just perfect for this "little" guys photos. Also used Robot Stripe and Dots paper, and the Robot Journal paper for the journaling block and yellow star stripe. Robot Wordstrips and Black Alphastrips were used for the title.




On this layout I cut the Venetian Filmstrip down the middle and using at the top and bottom of my photos, it added a nice border for the photos. Papers are San Marco and Esplori for the background, the rosette was created from Robot Stripe and Robot Dots paper. Used more Black Alpahstrips for the title, and cut a piece of Prague Photochip for an embellishment.




I used the Robot and Venetian word strips on this one and the cool Robots, Robot Dots and Meadow papers. The papers were perfect for these photos!!




This is my favorite layout!! I loved how my dad made all those "old timers" smile!!!  Love the Photobooth products~ all of them. They were cut out and placed onto the Blank Filmstrip. Also used Legato and Music Journal papers, punched shapes out of Art De Fleur Montage, and the title was created with Black Alphastrips!


Phew - what an amazing assortment of scrapbook pages! Thanks so much for sharing these with us Connie!


If you think that's it... think again! Connie has one last lot of projects to share with us tomorrow... be sure to stop by for the finale!

Guest Artist - Connie Mercer Part 3

Darkroom Door - Thursday, June 02, 2011

We've enjoyed reading all of your comments over the past couple of days - it seems you're all enjoying Connie's creations as much as we are loving sharing them with you!


Here's some more... Connie has shared some descriptions about all of the projects too.




Photochips: Art De Fleur
Stamps: Big Numbers
Alphastrips: Black
Montage: Art De Fleur


These are little 4 X 4 cards. I sewed the photo chip on and then decorated.  I love these because you can also tie then to a gift bag. a big plus!!!




Used the numbers set on these. Kinda of did a play on words with the 2.





Here's another fun set of cards using the Robots series of paper:




These are pocket cards. I thought these would be cute for a child's birthday.  I used the Big Numbers stamp set on these too.




These were fun to make and what a cute card~even can hold a candy or two.




Fun and fabulous Connie!!!


We have more to show you (yes, Connie has certainly been busy!) so be sure to come back again tomorrow :)

Guest Artist - Connie Mercer Part 2

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, June 01, 2011

We have more of Connie Mercer's fabulous projects to share with you today! Let's take a look:





Photochips: Viva La Flora
Wordstrips: Full Bloom
12x12 Paper: Blush



Connie says: I had in mind a very simple but clean set of cards. The photo chips are perfect.  The images are beautiful!!! I used the Blush paper to decorate the inside of the envelopes.




Just stunning!


Here's a card set created with the Love Birds stamp set and Music papers:




Connie says: These were a ton of fun to do. I love the "love bird" stamps!!  Love the way they stamp ~ so clean.






We love these projects Connie! There's more to show... so make sure to stop by the blog again tomorrow!


Guest Artist - Connie Mercer

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ConnieMercer Name: Connie Mercer

Zodiac sign: Leo

Lives: Belmont, Texas USA

Known for: Pecans!!


Loves to: go junk'in, or better known as 'antique shopping'

Loves to create: scrapbooking layouts using ephemera

Favourite Darkroom Door product: The number rubber stamps are really cool. The texture of the finished imprint makes them look really old - I love that!!!!

Let’s say you’ve been invited to come into our darkroom for a day. What would you bring with you? My credit card!!!




We are so excited to have Connie as a Guest Artist here at Darkroom Door! She has created a bunch of projects... we're going to be sharing her projects all week here on the blog! So exciting!!! Let's take a look at the first one...




Notes from Connie:

My idea on this "vintage tag book" was to use the entire book as a gift.  It was designed with that purpose in mind.  What a cool gift~when ever they need a gift tag for a present they can grab one from their ring of beautiful tags!


This is the pocket tag that is the first tag in the set~making it clear when it is given as a gift.
I folded one of the manilla tags and made a pocket for the flower (Prima).




Next up are three of the vintage tags that are on the ring.  I decorated them each differently so they would work for both men or women.






Lastly, these are the last three tags on the ring.  I used vintage lace and buttons to compliment the Darkroom Door products!!






Darkroom Door supplies used:
Photochips: Venetian
Wordstrips: Prague Vol 2, Art De Fleur
12x12 Paper: Meadow, Legato, Esplori,
Photobooth: Ladies
Alphastrips: Black


Thanks for sharing this with us Connie! It's fabulous!!


Be sure to check back again tomorrow to see what else Connie has created :)