Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Harlequin Art

..ooooh, I is lucky indeedily!  I just received some brand new Darkroom Door stamps to play with as part of my DT... the first one is a gorgeously shabby Harlequin Texture.. which works perfectly either stamped on its own or repeat stamped... and as it is also textured, it add a bit of extra depth to any design.  Being as I was so excited to play with said new stamp, I decided to make a quick card... here it is... and here's how I made it:



I started out by getting all my Darkroom Door stamps out and having a good rummage through them all.  As the background stamp is such a generic diamond design, it will go with just about any stamp... and as you know, I am a sucker for flowers and butterflies so I chose the Full Bloom Vol. 2 set and Wings (which has to be a firm fave with me) and I noticed that the new stamp is the perfect fit for the Wooden Frame... so I added that one to the pile.  After stamping the Wooden Frame twice with Potting Soil Archival Ink, I cut out the base and then cut outside and inside the second image so I could 3d the frame up.  A smidge of Distress Ink over the base of the first image, Antique Linen was used... and then inking the Harlequin with Frayed Burlap DI, stamping and then lightly misting with water to soften the image a bit.



The sprig from Full Bloom Vol. 2 was inked with Hyacinth and Fern Green Archival Inks and stamped off the base frame piece.  I added words that I had snipped from a Venetian Word Strip and coloured with more Antique Linen DI. These were then popped onto 3d foam.  Diddy flowers and Butterflies were stamped in Jet Black Archival, coloured with Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire DI's and then layered onto the frame.  I added a mat underneath the frame - inked with Antique Linen and then the Harlequin was stamped with Stormy Sky for a subtle background.  A relatively simple and quick card... but I so enjoyed playing! I loves my Darkroom Door stamps muchly.  To see more art from the Creative Team, CLICK HERE for the blog... and don't forget, you can check out the website HERE too.



I will be back later in the week with another creation I have made using a different "new stamp"... teehee... I am a tease!   As ever, I hope you have a great day... and thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

26 comments:

Rita said...

Love how you have pot this together Hels. Great combination of textures too. Hugs Rita xxx

Zoe said...

That's a stunning card, I greatly admire all your work xx Zoe xx

Kathryn said...

Ohh fabby Mrs .... Loving the frame ..... I may have to have a go x

Helen said...

wow, that's great - I thought it was a real frame! Always love a harlequin design, and it offsets the flowers perfectly.

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Fabulous stamps, brill card, these colours work superbly, Px

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels great card, the frame just jumps out at you., giving such a lovely feel to the card. Of course butterflies and flowers make it beautiful x

Ruth said...

Gorgeous card, pretty flowers and flutterby. Was sure the frame was real, had to go and check out mthe stamp to be sure!

Stella said...

This is fantastic,Hels.Have a good day.x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Wow, I love this card, especially the harlequin texture stamp and the wooden frame stamp, I have to have those, and the flower sprig to the side is fabulous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

steffi said...

fabbo card Hels. Really liking how that harlequin stamp works in the background. THanks for sharing - it's brightened the morning :o)

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. I love it! The frame stamp is brilliant (on my wish list now ) The Harlequin Texture stamp is great and the butterfly and flowers are so pretty. Love it, love it, love it : ) Take care.

snazzyoriginal said...

Lovely card, Darkroom Door stamps are my favourite. You have made that wooden frame stamp look so real, such dimension xx

Deborah Moore said...

Great colours, lovely card. The frame stamp has just gone on my 'need want must have' list !

nannapat said...

Love this design Hels and the colour of your flowers is lush. Pat x

rachel said...

such a beautiful card Hels - that frame is awesome - I love the fabulous blue and brown combo - fab xx

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous frame and loving the textures and the harlequin design.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Jan Sharp said...

Lovely colour combo-makes it a warm looking card. Must check out those stamps. Thank you, Jan

Sue Balawajder said...

Fab,love the colours. Big hugs to you.X

Lisapmac said...

I lurves this very muchly, must get the frame stamp xx

Carole Z said...

This is stunning Hels, beautiful design & colours, hugs Carole Z xx

stampdiva said...

So beautiful and love that you paired it with the butterflies.
Wishes
Lynne

nancyd said...

Morning Hels, a fabulous card as you
don't usually do cards but it really
is stunning and the stamps are great.
Nancyd xx

Joanne K said...

Hi Hels, another gorgeous creation. Kind regards Joanne K x

Craftychris said...

This is fabulous! The frame is brilliant and combined with all the other DD stamps is a real work of art! I had an email with all the new designs, they are so yummy! My wish list is getting longer! I need deeper pockets! xx

Jackie Trinder said...

This is gorgeous it all goes together so well. Hugs Jackie

Lisette Baker said...

Love this am a HUGE fan of Darkroom Door. I continue to be amazed by what you do with that frame it is sooo lifelike. Love the harlequin too. Interested to see those wordstrips, have wanted some for ages but thought that Venetian meant ..erm.. they were in Italian!!!

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