Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Bright Blossoms by Darkroom Door

...cor blimey, I have been having a fun time playing with the brand new Bright Blossoms Vol 1 stamps by Darkroom Door.  It is my day for the DT today and I have a couple of cards that I made using these fabby new stamps.  The first card is a natural looking affair - I wanted to go with the "bright" colour thing but also I wanted to show that even though they are called bright, they don't necessarily need to be (plus, you know how I loves my brown tones)





The first thing I did was glue an old book page onto cardstock using Glue & Seal and once this was dry, I used Jet Black Archival ink to stamp out the first large flower image.  You can see how detailed the images are even when they are stamped onto a "noisy" background.  A few simple layers of kraft and black cardstock and that was the main image sorted... apart from a smidge of embellishing in the form of jute and a few butterflies that are from the Wings Collection.




The sentiment was stamped on the same bookpage, this time I dulled down the writing by smidging a bit of cream paint over the text so the sentiment pops more.  A little bit of tearing to match into the shabby theme and the card was made.



Card 2 uses the other large flowery image from the Bright Blossoms Vol 1 set... this time I stamped it directly onto cream card using Jet Black Archival ink and then spritzed it all over with water and pounced Wild Honey and Seedless Preserves Stains over the top... by wetting the card first, it helps the Stains to blend beautifully.  A quick zap with a heat tool to dry off the image and then some more layering onto cardstock to finish it off.  Oh and I found some old lacey trim that matched with the colours so I wrapped that around the piece too.



The sentiment is the same one, this time I inked the card with Seedless Preserves DI to tone it in.  The ickle butterflies are the same as Card 1 - this time they were stamped onto cream card and then lightly inked with more Seedless Preserves.    And there you have it.  One set of stamps and two cards totally different in look.   Please do pop over to the Darkroom Door blog HERE because the rest of my talented teamies have been making gorgeous creations with the new stamps.  Right I shall away... a to-do list is being ticked off today!   Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

18 comments:

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

These are beautiful. I enjoy knowing the process of an artists work. Thank you
Nicole/Beadwright

inkypinkycraft said...

Some beautiful makes, lovethe neutral toned one...gorgeous trace x.

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

These cards are great. Love the technique with the stamps.
Can'pick which one I like the best, 'cos they are both great for different reasons. X

Fandhmum said...

These are great, I have just got these stamps so now I can't wait to have a play
Rosie x

corinna said...

wonderfully gorgeous cards again, hels, but this is what we expect from your own fabulous self, very much looked forward to every day, even if you don't post every day, (feelings of withdrawal arrive!!) you take care, keep calm and carry on crafting, corinna

Crafting Queen said...

Great cards, very striking.

Cornish Emma said...

Evening Hels
2 gorgeous and totally different cards. Emma

Stamping in Pink said...

Both so different but oh so lovely - I adore how you use browns - they don't look dull when you do use them but they do for me - gorgeous gorgeousness to coin your phrase Karen x

rachel said...

stunning work Hels - looking forward to seeing what you do at Preston tomorrow x

Nan G said...

cool stamps! love these large images. off to see if they are carried by a usa distributor. great samples, hels!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Wow, these are so beautiful, love them both.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nannapat said...

Love the cards Hels, beautiful effects on both. Pat x

Carole Z said...

These are stunning Hels, I love them both! Carole Z X

Minxy said...

Absolutely beautiful x

Gillian .... said...

Love what you have done with those blooms, fab hun. xx

lucretia said...

The first one is my fave. So inspirational.

Night Owl Designs said...

Great cards, those stamps are beautiful.

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