Wednesday, 19 June 2013

One Stamp... Three Ways...

...corrrr... I do love a nice versatile stamp and the one I have been playing with for todays post has gone into the "faves" list already.  So, it is my Darkroom Door DT day and I have been playing with the utterly gorgeous Pressed Flowers Collage stamp.   To see where to buy Darkroom Door stamps in the UK, click HERE... oh and to see the fabby designs that the DT have made, click HERE for the blog.



 Card 1 is most defintely my "confort zone" of neutral tones.  The colours blended onto the background are Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain.  The stamping is in Jet Black Archival ink and the sentiment is from the Bright Blossoms Wordstrip, cut out and coloured with Distress Ink.



Card 2 is a bit more adventurous!  I decided to use the stamp as a resist image.  Starting with applying Ranger's Glue & Seal to the stamp, stamping onto cream card and then zapping with a heat tool to dry the stamping.  I used Crushed Olive and Broken China DI blended over the top of the stamping to make it pop.  The sentiment is also from the Bright Blossoms Wordstrip (did I ever mention I am highly addicted to Wordstrips?)



And finally, Card 3 sees me getting even more adventurous and getting the old Brayer out!  I do love a spot of brayering and it is something I always seem to forget to do.  For the background I applied Crushed Olive, Broken China and Seedless Preserves Distress Stains to my craft sheet and picked up the colours using the Speedball brayer I have... it is nice and big so picks up more colour.  I repeated the brayering on some more card for the mat.  Again, the words... yep, from the Bright Blossoms... did I ever say I LOVE Wordstrips?


And there you have it!  I shall away now... have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!  TTFN

Hels x

24 comments:

Mooffie said...

Love them all, Hels, but the brayered one sings most to me. think I may have to find the wordstrips...I can see why there may be an addiction!! Take care
Fredx

nattyboots said...

Just goes to show how you can change the look, i love them all

Elaine H X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Wow, I love all three cards, and all so very different. Love, love, love, the neutrals, and the brayering looks sooooooo good, love it, and thank you for the tip on the resist with Glue and Seal, will be giving that a try, thank you.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

carol e said...

Hi Hels three great cards and all from one stamp.x

chrissies said...

Three wonderful cards

Love Chrissie x

Aquarius said...

Three great versions of this stamp - I do love versatile stamps and sometimes it is fun to see just how many ways they can be used given time to play of course.

nannapat said...

Such different looks with the same stamp. The last one is my fave - I just love those colours. Pat x

nancyd said...

Morning Hels, three fabulous looks
from one stamp great love versatyle
stamps getting more for your money.
Nancyd xx

Marleine said...


Morning Hels,

Love all three cards. Card number 3 is my favourite, they are my kind of colours. X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, 3 gorgeous cards, love all 3 colour ways, lovely stamp. Hope your feeling better today. Emma

Joanne said...

Most things come in 3s and these 3 cards are wonderful. Now I wish there were 3 of you - 1 living where you are and then 1 in the SW, 'cos there aren't many crafty things and folk to spread the word down there, then 1 up in Scotland 'cos they never seem to get on the map. All 3 of you should travel especially my way.
Having a silly day!!!!!
xx

Helen said...

Well they are all fab - but I love 2 and 3.... have a lovely day.

Rita said...

Good Morning Hels. What a fantastic trio. The stamp is beautiful, but you have put your own mark on it and they are all stunning. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Hels ... 3 gorgeous cards today, I love them all. Love the stamp.
Hope you are feeling better today.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

snazzyoriginal said...

beautiful cards, love the resist idea using Glue & Seal xx

rachel said...

so different from each other Hels - fabulous looks - I love the last one best of all - love colours xx

Gail said...

Gorgeous-gorgeous-gorgeous - all three are gorgeous and luving the word strip sentiments xx GailT xx

Cardgenie said...

Loving the stampin stuff - you deffo are the brayer queen - great cards. Jean

Linda Simpson said...

Love these very much Hels, the backgrounds are wonderful. Did I mention that I love the stamp too? :)

Hugs
Linda xxx

Carole Z said...

Beautiful..all of them! Carole Z X

Karen Petitt said...

It never fails to amaze me how much difference you can make just by using different colours and they're all gorgeous!
Hope you're pain has eased Karen x

Attic crafter said...

Lovely cards and great stamps - you brayer well.....sorry your in pain, hope it is short lived! Linda xx

Craftychris said...

What a gorgeous stamp and three wonderful cards! xx

Rachel Greig said...

Love these cards Hels!! :)

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