Darkroom Door & Karen Burniston Blog Hop

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Hello! Welcome to the Darkroom Door & Karen Burniston Blog hop! 



We are so excited that you are joining us in what will be a very creative and inspirational blog hop! 20 artists have joined together to bring you projects using Darkroom Door stamps and Karen Burniston metal dies. Over the course of the hop, you will see so many different ways to combine these awesome products together. There'll be videos and step by step tutorials so you can create the projects yourself too!  
 

This is the first stop on the blog hop. At the bottom of this post you will see the entire list of participating artists. All of the posts are now live, so you can now hop from blog to blog to see all of the creative projects in your own time. Be sure to leave comments along the way, as you'll go in the draw to win a prize from either Darkroom Door or Karen Burniston! The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! 


If you ever lose your way along the hop or need to find which artist is next, please come back here to see the list of blogs and the direct links. 

So let's share our first project! This is a tag book by Rachel Greig


This project uses the #1023 Tag Book Pop Up die along with the Fine Butterflies and Fine Flowers Vol 2 stamp sets and Torn Text Background Stamp

The Tag Book Pop Up Die is such a fun die to use to create fun interactive cards! I thought it would be great to show you how to create it too, so you can watch the full step by step tutorial here in this video. 


  

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Fine Butterflies, Fine Flowers Vol 1, Orchids
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Torn Text
Darkroom Door Stamping Blocks
Distress Oxide Ink Pads: Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage, Spiced Marmalade
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Watering Can
Waterbrush 

I hope you have enjoyed this first project! 

Here is the list of participating artists in the hop: (click on their name to go to their blog post)

Darkroom Door / Rachel Greig <--- YOU ARE HERE





Frances Byrne



Shelly Hickox



Mary Prasad



Fran Sabad


Kelly Booth


 

Helen Cryer


 
And we can't have a blog hop without a GIVEAWAY!!!!! (now closed) 

Both Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston will be giving away a prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by Sunday, July 29th, 2018. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop post to enter! 

***WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT***

Congratulations to: 

Ann Barnes commented on Darkroom Door Blog:
What a wonderful collaboration, the KB dies are a great way to showcase the amazing stamps. This tag book turned out awesome, I love the rich colors. 

Joy Meadows Commented on Autumn Clark's Blog:

Beautiful creations! Love the bird stamp set so much and the colors you used for them are just so pretty. the tag pop up is gorgeous, too.


Ann & Joy, please email info@darkroomdoor.com with your mailing address to claim your prize! 

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Your next stop on the blog hop is the Karen Burniston blog

Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back here to the Darkroom Door blog for a complete list to all the blogs in the hop!

Hope you enjoy the creative inspiration! Thanks so much for joining us!

Be You Art Journal Video

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Hello! It's Rachel Greig here today to share an art journal process video using Darkroom Door stencils and other fun supplies in a Dina Wakley Media journal! I've often been asked to show how I do a journal page from start to finish, so I have filmed the whole process so you can watch and create along with me! 

Here's a few close ups of the journal page: 

 

This is the first page in a Dina Wakley Media journal. It has such a fabulous texture is a great surface to work on! I have used the Small Butterflies and Small Wildflowers stencils as the main design feature. 


I've also added some collage for more layers and texture. 


To watch the full process video and create along with me, click on the video here: 


Here's the completed project: 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Small Wildflowers stencil 
Darkroom Door Small Butterflies Stencil 
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Splatter Texture Stamp
Dina Wakley Media Journal 
Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks Set 2
Dina Wakley Media White Gesso
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Peacock, Sedona, Olive, Buff 
Darkroom Door Spritzer Bottle 125ml
Ranger Medium Brayer
Texture Paste Opaque
Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium 
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Leaf Green 

I look forward to sharing more art journal process videos with you in the future! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Rachel

Distress Paint Mail Art

Darkroom Door - Saturday, November 01, 2014

Hi stampers! It's Rachel here today with some mail art to share with you using a variety of Darkroom Door stamps with Distress Paints.

 

 

Here's how I created it:

1. Ink up the Damask Background Stamp with Brushed Pewter Distress Paint. Roll the background stamp over various sections of the black envelope so you only get a portion of the stamp touching the envelope. This gives it a more random look.

2. Repeat the above technique, this time using French Script Background Stamp with Picket Fence Distress Paint, stamping alongside the Damask background areas.

3. Stamp the Paris Postmark (from Montmartre Rubber Stamps Set) randomly over the envelope using Picket Fence Distress Paint.

4. Swipe Brushed Pewter Distress Paint around the edges of the envelope to give it a little border.

5. Stamp the large Tag from the Tags Rubber Stamps Set onto kraft cardstock using Archival Jet Black Ink. Trim around the edges.

6. Stamp the paperclip from Mail Art Rubber Stamps Set a couple of times in the top left corner of the tag. Stamp 'To' (Mail Art Rubber Stamps) onto the tag. Adhere the tag to the front of the envelope.

 

It's now ready for addressing and sending off in the mail!

 

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Damask Background Stamp

Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp

Darkroom Door Montmartre Rubber Stamps

Darkroom Door Tags Rubber Stamps

Darkroom Door Mail Art Rubber Stamps

Distress Paint: Brushed Pewter, Picket Fence

Black envelope

Kraft cardstock

 

Hope this has inspired you to send out some mail art!

 

Boat Helm Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hi stampers! It's Rachel here with a couple of cards using the new Boat Helm Eclectic Stamp! This stamp is such a great addition to the Eclectic Series!

 

 

This card shows a quick and easy way to use the Boat Helm. Simply stamp the Boat Helm onto light blue cardstock using Archival Coffee ink pad. Stamp the sentiment from Seaside Vol 1 Rubber Stamps underneath using the same ink pad. Sponge Walnut Stain Distress Ink around the edges of the cardstock and adhere to royal blue cardstock. Distress the edges of the royal blue cardstock using a paper distresser. Tie a reef knot around the left side using twine. Mount entire panel onto folded light blue card. Lightly tap the Walnut Distress ink pad directly onto the edges of the card to give it a weathered look.

 

Here's another card using the Boat Helm stamp:

 

 

Stamp the Seashells Background onto beige cardstock using Archival Coffee ink pad. Distress the edges with a paper distresser. Wrap brown netting around the centre of the stamped background panel and adhere in place on the back. Stamp the sentiment from the Sail Away Rubber Stamp Set onto beige cardstock using Archival Coffee ink pad. Trim to make a banner. Sponge the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Stamp the Boat Helm onto beige cardstock and trim around the image with small scissors. Adhere onto royal blue cardstock and trim again to leave a small border. Adhere the boat helm to the left side of the background. Adhere the sentiment banner over the netting, tucking it under the boat helm. Adhere the entire stamped panel onto a folded royal blue card.

 

Supplies used:


Darkroom Door Boat Helm Eclectic Stamp

Darkroom Door Shells Background Stamp

Darkroom Door Sail Away Rubber Stamps

Darkroom Door Seaside Vol 1 Rubber Stamps

Archival Ink: Coffee

Distress Ink: Walnut Stain

Paper Distresser

Brown Netting

Cardstock: Beige, Royal Blue, Light Blue

Twine

 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

 

Brushed Christmas Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Hi stampers! It's Rachel here today with a few quick cards using the new Brushed Christmas Vol 1 and Brushed Christmas
Vol 2
Stamp Sets.

 

 

 

These two stamp sets are so easy to use. Usually stampers need to make a larger quantity of cards for Christmas, so here are some ideas that can be created quickly but still give stunning results.

 

 

1. Stamp Christmas Tree from Brushed Christmas Vol 1 stamp set onto kraft cardstock using Archival Olive ink pad.

2. Stamp the small star on top of the tree using Archival Vermilion ink pad. Stamp the sentiment underneath the tree using the Archival Vermilion ink pad.

3. Adhere to red cardstock, then onto a folded green card. 

 

 

1. Stamp the round bauble from Brushed Christmas Vol 2 onto white cardstock using Archival Vermilion ink pad. Stamp it again onto a post it note and trim around the image to create a 'mask'.

2. Place the post it note mask over the stamped red bauble. Stamp a different bauble on the left using Archival Olive ink pad. Lift off the mask sheet and you'll see the Olive ink only stamped around the red bauble, making it look like it's behind the red bauble.

3. Stamp the sentiment underneath the baubles using Archival Olive ink pad.

4. Make a small hole in the bauble hangers and thread silver ribbon through and wrap over the top of the cardstock. Adhere panel to red cardstock, then onto a folded green card.

 

Here's a similar idea, using gold bows:

 

 

1. Stamp the round bauble from Brushed Christmas Vol 2 onto white cardstock using Archival Vermilion ink pad. Stamp it again onto a post it note and trim around the image to create a 'mask'.

2. Place the post it note mask over the stamped red bauble. Stamp a different bauble on the left using Archival Olive ink pad. Lift off the mask sheet and you'll see the Olive ink only stamped around the red bauble, making it look like it's behind the red bauble.

3. Stamp the sentiment to the right using Archival Olive ink pad.

4. Make a small hole in the bauble hangers and thread gold cord through the holes and tie a bow.

5. Use a corner rounder punch to round the bottom left and top right corners. Adhere panel to green cardstock and do the same.

6. Mount onto a folded red card to finish.

 

Supplies used:


Darkroom Door Brushed Christmas Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Brushed Christmas Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set

Archival Ink: Vermilion, Olive

Silver Ribbon

Gold Cord

Cardstock: Red, Green, White, Kraft

 

I hope these cards give you a few ideas for your Christmas creations this year!

 

Darkroom Door and Art Journey Blog Hop Final Post

Darkroom Door - Friday, June 27, 2014

Helllloooo stampers! Who has enjoyed all of the hopping and inspiration this week? It has been an amazing ride, hopping all over the world to see what the Darkroom Door and Art Journey teams have created. Thank you so much for joining us!

 

 

I have one final project to share with you today, using both Darkroom Door and Art Journey Stamps. 

 

 

Instructions:

1. Cover white cardstock with Faded Jeans Distress Stain. Spritz some water into your hands and flick onto the stained cardstock. The water will react with the stain and cause some water droplets to appear. Pat with a paper towel try dry.

2. Gently mist the background with Perfect Pearl Mist. I went a little overboard here and have ended up with a blast of pearly shimmer in some places. Looks like puddles of shimmery rain :)

 

 

3. Stamp the Art Journey 'Water Drops' stamp several times over the background using Cobalt Archival Ink. Squeeze some Glossy Accents onto the water droplets and allow to dry. This will make the water drops look real! Sponge Cobalt Archival Ink around the edges of the background.

 

 

4. Stamp the Darkroom Door 'Dance' quote onto light blue cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Trim out the words into strips, and fussy cut around the larger words as best you can! Adhere to the background using 3D foam adhesive.

5. Lightly tap the edges of a folded kraft card with Cobalt Archival Inkpad to give it a weathered look. Adhere the stamped panel onto the front using 3D foam adhesive to complete! 

 

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Quote Stamp: Dance

Art Journey Stamp: Water Drops

Faded Jeans Distress Stain

Perfect Pearls Mist: Perfect Pearl

Archival Ink: Jet Black, Cobalt

Glossy Accents

Cardstock: White, Kraft, Light Blue

3D Foam adhesive

 

Remember we are having a GIVEAWAY!!!!!
 
Both Darkroom Door and Art Journey will be giving away a few prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by Sunday, June 29th, 2014. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop post to enter! Winners will be announced next week!

If you have missed any of the blog hop posts, click HERE to start at the beginning and see the full list of blogs that are participating! We don't want you to miss any of the awesome projects and inspiration!

 

And if you just 'need' to add any of these stamps to your stash, be sure to check out the Darkroom Door and Art Journey websites!

Hope you have enjoyed our week long blog hop! I'd like to say a BIG thanks to Art Journey for collaborating with us for this blog hop and a HUGE thanks to all of the artists who shared their artwork with us for this hop! Lastly, a BIG thanks to our blog readers for joining us and hopping with us this week!

Darkroom Door and Art Journey Blog Hop!

Darkroom Door - Monday, June 23, 2014
Hello! Welcome to the Darkroom Door and Art Journey Blog Hop!
 


 
We are so excited that you are joining us in what will be a very creative and inspirational week ahead! Over the next 5 days, all 23 members of the Darkroom Door and Art Journey design teams have joined together to bring you creative projects using stamps from both of these fabulous companies.
 
This is the first stop on the blog hop. At the bottom of this post you will see the entire list of artists who will be participating in the blog hop. If you ever lose your way along the hop or need to find which artist is next, please come back here to see the list of blogs and the direct links.

So . . .  before I share my project, I'd like to give you a little background information about the history and friendship between Darkroom Door & Art Journey. When I first opened Darkroom Door and released our first series of stamps back in 2008, we soon heard from Louise, the owner of Art Journey in the Netherlands. Louise wanted to stock our stamps in her Art Journey store in Sleen, Netherlands. Over the next couple of years Louise and I formed a strong friendship and in 2010 I visited her store and taught some workshops at her Art Journey retreat. It was a fantastic experience and I loved meeting all of the Art Journey team, along with students from all over Europe!

 
I also fell in love with Art Journey stamps! They are sold as unmounted red rubber, fabulous quality with amazing detailed designs...   just what I love!!

In 2012, we had the pleasure of welcoming Louise (owner of Art Journey) and Jeanette (from the Art Journey Design team) to stay with us here in Australia. We had a wonderful time together again and enjoyed geocaching, feeding pelicans and showing them the amazing beaches here near the Darkroom Door headquarters! This photo is Jeanette (left), Louise (middle) and myself (right) in the Darkroom Door warehouse.


One of the things I love about working in this industry is the friendships that are created and I really love the rapport we have between the Darkroom Door and Art Journey teams. So it just made sense to bring us all together for one big blog hop! Louise and I traded stamps for our design teams and all the artists have been busy behind the scenes creating amazing projects to share with you!

Enough talking, let's get to the projects! I received the 'Nature Flowers' Art Journey stamps and instantly I knew I wanted to try them out with the brushless watercolour technique.


Instructions:

1. Colour the flower stamp using orange shades of watercolour markers. I used Brilliant Yellow and Butterscotch Marvy Le Plume pens, and Jungle Green for the stem.

2. Lightly mist the stamp using a water mister. Stamp the image onto watercolour cardstock. Without re-inking the stamp, stamp it again to the right of the first image to give a lighter impression.

3. Trim watercolour cardstock to 11cm x 7.5cm. Sponge Peeled Paint Distress Ink around the edges of the cardstock.


4. Using the Jungle Green Marvy Le Plume pen, ink up the quote 'Enjoy Every Moment' and stamp onto beige cardstock. Trim each word out separately and ink around the edges by tapping the edge of the cardstock directly onto the inkpad. Adhere to the stamped image using 3D foam adhesive.

5. Wrap beige embroidery floss around the bottom of the stamped panel a few times, then tie in a bow at the front.

6. Tear some corrugated cardstock to be slightly larger than the stamped panel. Sponge with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Slight sponge over some Orange and Lava Green Inka Gold to give a shiny look to the corrugated card. Adhere stamped panel to the top of the corrugated card.

7. Spray some Mandarin Perfect Pearls Mist onto a folded black card. Adhere entire stamped panel to the front to complete!
 


I've also created a matching ATC using the same stamp set.


Instructions:

1. Colour the flower stamp using purple shades of watercolour markers. I used Scarlet and Pale Violet Marvy Le Plume pens, and Jungle Green for the stem.

2. Lightly mist the stamp using a water mister. Stamp the image onto watercolour cardstock. Without re-inking the stamp, stamp it again to the right of the first image to give a lighter impression.

3. Trim watercolour cardstock to 7cm x 5cm. Sponge Peeled Paint Distress Ink around the edges of the cardstock.

4. Using the Jungle Green Marvy Le Plume pen, ink up the quote 'See the flowers smiling' and stamp onto beige cardstock. Trim each word out separately and ink around the edges by tapping the edge of the cardstock directly onto the inkpad. Adhere to the stamped image using 3D foam adhesive.

5. Tear some corrugated cardstock to be slightly larger than the stamped panel. Sponge with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Adhere stamped panel to the top, adding a hing clip for added decoration.

6. Adhere entire stamped panel to a black ATC to complete!

Supplies used:

 

Art Journey 'Nature Flowers' Rubber Stamps

Marvy Le Plume Pens: Jungle Green,Brilliant Yellow, Butterscotch, Scarlet, Pale Violet
Distress Ink: Peeled Paint
Perfect Pearl Mist: Mandarin
Inka Gold: Orange, Lava Green
Corrugated cardstock
Ranger Watercolour Cardstock
Black & beige cardstock
Hinge clip
Water mister

I hope you've enjoyed these projects!

Here's the complete list of artists taking part in the blog hop and the date their posts will be live. Each day's blog posts will be live at 9am Sydney Eastern Standard Time.

June 23rd:

Rachel Greig
Louise Kolker 
Teresa Abajo
Liesbeth Fidder
Susie Campbell

June 24th:

Godelieve Tijskens
Suzanne Czosek
Corine van Kuilenburg
Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Anette van den Berg

June 25th:

Hilary Kanwischer
Ellen Schrik
Connie Mercer
Willy Duit
Lynne Moncrieff

June 26th:

Joke Schipper
Hels Sheridan
Anneke de Clerck
Belinda Spencer
Dianne ten Hove

June 27th:

Joy Taylor
Jeanette Blok
Robyn Wood
Louise Kolker

Rachel Greig

 

And we can't have a blog hop without a GIVEAWAY!!!!!
 
Both Darkroom Door and Art Journey will be giving away a few prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by Sunday, June 29th, 2014. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop post to enter!

Your next stop on the blog hop is Louise at Art Journey! Click here to visit the Art Journey blog!

Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back here to the Darkroom Door blog for a complete list to all the blogs in the hop!

Hope you enjoy the creative week ahead! Thanks so much for joining us!

Hearts Stamp set ideas!

Darkroom Door - Sunday, October 02, 2011

DDRS079_Hearts

 

Today we are sharing some ideas for using the Hearts stamp set! This set consists of lots of different styled hearts in all different sizes... from simple stitched hearts through to collage flourish hearts! Loads of different ways you can use these, and of course they're suitable for Valentine's Day, wedding and engagement projects, Mother's Day, heart embellishments on scrapbook pages, or any other projects that requires a little heart :)

Onto some projects...

 

DDRS079_RachelGreig

 

From Rachel: This card was really easy to make, I just stamped some of the hearts onto white cardstock using Archival Vermillion ink, then trimmed around each heart. I layered them across the red card base and adhered all the smaller ones just with double sided adhesive, but used foam adhesive for the bigger one. Stamped the 'love' sentiment at the bottom right with Archival Jet Black ink to complete it.

 

Godelieve has created an amazing card which turns into a lantern... it's so beautiful! Check this out:

 

DDRS079_Godelieve_1

 

From Godelieve:

-I stamped a large heart with Archival Ink #Vermilion on the front and the back of a regular card
-I scored a line above and below the heart, so I could fold each side in two after cutting around the right side of the heart

 

DDRS079_Godelieve_2
-Smaller hearts and the French Script background are stamped with Distress ink
-"Love" is stamped with Archival Ink #Plum


DDRS079_Godelieve_3

-I sponged with Distress Ink #Barn Door, taped the card together and decorated with ribbon and a metal tag.

 

DDRS079_Godelieve_6

-This can be sent in a regular envelope, but when you unfold it you can put it over a (battery operated) tea light.

 

DDRS079_Godelieve_4

 

Isn't this amazing!! Here is the back of the card too showing another heart...

 

DDRS079_Godelieve_5

 

So there's just a couple of ideas using the Hearts stamp set! Hope you enjoyed them!!

 

Calendar Stamp set ideas!

Darkroom Door - Saturday, November 28, 2009

As another new year looms around the corner, it's a great time to start thinking about those 'calendar style' projects. So I thought I'd share some ideas using our Calendar Stamp set.

 

DDRS007_Stamps_Calendar

 

This set was one of our first stamp sets that we released in 2008 and it is still a very popular seller, especially at this time of year as everyone gets ready for their yearly projects! The set can be used in lots of different ways, from scrapbook pages, journal pages, homemade calendars, birthday books and diaries. Loads of uses!!

 

When you first purchase the set as a full unmounted sheet, you need to cut each month out individually. As for the date section, this can be cut in two different ways, depending on how you prefer to use it.

 

First option: Leave the numbers and lines together as one whole stamp. Like this:

 

Calendar_1

 

Second option: Trim the numbers and lines separately. This is the option I prefer as it gives you more versatility in the stamp set, which I'll explain later. But here's what it looks like when you trim them apart: (keep the numbers in a full row like shown, otherwise they will be far too fiddly to work with.)

 

Calendar_5

 

But first, let's look at the first option of having it all together as one stamp. You'll notice the numbers on the left are the right way up and the numbers on the right are upside down. When you stamp the first lot of numbers, don't ink the numbers on the right hand side. Just ink the left numbers and the lines. Then stamp.

 

Calendar_2

 

Next, turn the stamp around so now the numbers 17-31 are the right way up. Ink those numbers and the lines, then stamp underneath your first set of numbers & lines.(you may need to mask the 1-16 numbers as they may still have ink on them)

 

Calendar_3

 

If this is the only way you want to use this set, then having the numbers and lines together is an easy way to go. But! if you trim the numbers away from the lines...  you can use the stamps in more ways!

1. To stamp the numbers and lines together, just place the numbers next to the lines on the acrylic block and stamp the same as I mentioned above. When you're done, just take off the strip of 1-16 numbers and replace with 17-31 to stamp the next lot as required.

 

Calendar_4

 

2. Having the line stamp separate means it can be used as a journaling block! Just take off the numbers off the acrylic block (if they were on there like in the photo above), and use the lines by themselves. Super easy to use on scrapbook layouts or to create your own notepaper or diary. Here's a layout where I've just used the lines as my journaling block:

 

ZoeDotDot

 

3. Use the line stamp to create a grid. Simply stamp the lines horizontally, then turn the stamp 90 degrees and stamp vertically to create a criss cross effect. Godelieve did this to create a crossword puzzle effect, then stamped the numbers separately down the left hand side. Then added the month at the bottom. Great for specialising birthday cards:

 

Godelieve_20

 

4. Or just simply create a grid background with the lines: (Another card by Godelieve.)

 

Godelieve_18

 

5. Do a layout a month, using the Calendar set as the place to jot down notes of what you did each day. It fits perfectly to fit a 12x12 layout. Here's one I've created:

 

Calendar_Layout

 

6. Create a birthday book! Check out this gorgeous book Godelieve created: (Can you tell she loves this stamp set?)

 

Godelieve_11_Front

 

Godelieve_14

 

So there you have it... lots of ideas for the Calendar stamp set! I hope this has sparked some inspiration on how this stamp set can be used in your 2010 projects... remember, the new year is just around the corner! (yikes)

 

Unlock the artist within!

Scrap-N-Crop Retreat Photos - Malaysia

Darkroom Door - Friday, May 22, 2009

Hi everyone! We're back from our trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where I taught at the Scrap-N-Crop Art Retreat! To sum it up in a few words - very hot and very fun!! All of the ladies were so much fun and really got into the different techniques that we used in all of the classes. Here's a photo of the Royal Selangor Club (the black and white building on the left) where the retreat was held:

 

Club

 

RoyalSelangor

 

And opposite the club was the clock tower of the supreme court:

ClockTower

 

The retreat was held in the Presidents Room:

 

PresidentsRoom

 

And here's a few pictures of the classes:

 

Demo_2

 

Demo_1

 

Notice the nice white Malaysian tablecloths? They weren't white for long!!!! haha. I think Distress Ink added a nice touch to them!

 

Here's the stamping table before it was attacked by the students:

 

StampingStation

 

I don't have an 'after' photo of the stamping table, but rest assured, it didn't look this neat and tidy!! Too much fun happens at this table, that's for sure.

 

VintageDistress

 

Everyone was presented with an award at the end of the retreat:

 

Awards

 

And here's a group shot of the Saturday students. I even taught 9 year old twins!

 

Group

 

A big thanks to Val and Penelope from Scrap-N-Crop for organising such a great retreat and for asking me to teach. I had so much fun meeting everyone and sharing all the products, techniques and ideas!!! Thank you to all of the students for your enthusiasm, karaoke, inspiration and friendship! I had a fabulous time and hope to see all of you again sometime.

 

For more photos, visit the Scrap-N-Crop blog here.