...I am SO lucky you know! I say this all the time because tis true! I am so lucky to be on the Darkroom Door DT again for 2014. Every so often, Rachel releases new stamps and just recently her latest releases went live... HERE are the deets on how to get them. Well, new releases means that I am lucky enough to get some new rubber through the post to play with. This card was made using the brand new Create Art Collage stamp. Isn't it just FAB?!!! So, here's how I maded it:
Because (uh-oh, Mrs Johnson, my old English Teacher would be out with a red pen now, starting a sentence with *because*) Anyways, because the stamp is very detailed, I wanted to keep my card pretty simples and highlight the beautiful design. I stamped it in Jet Black Archival onto cream card, gave it a zap with a heat tool just to make sure the ink was dry and then blended Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs DI's over the card so it had some age to it. Next up I grabbed several Distress Ink pads: Ripe Persimmon, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry and Broken China, squidging the inkpads onto my craft sheet and using a waterbrush to pick up the colours so I could paint in the bottles and brushes. The bottle the brushes are in was coloured with Tumbled Glass - this time I painted a little in around the edges and blended to the centre so it was paler. A zap with a heat tool and then repeat means that you can build up colour and shading without over wetting the cardstock.
I wanted to add a little extra depth to the design so I used the Creativity Word Block stamp, stamping with Jet Black Archival Ink and immediately covering the image with Ranger's Antiquities Frosted Crystal embossing powder and heat setting it. This is a FAB powder, it is matte when set and gives a really lovely texture too - however my photography skills ain't what they could be so it doesn't really show up as well as it could... worth trying though - highly recommend it I do :O) A dab of Glossy Accents onto the word *art* and voila, finished.
If you fancy a quick trip to Australia, CLICK HERE to get to the Darkroom Door blog where my teamies have been creating a lot of gorgeous stuff using the new stamps. Also, HERE are the details for the Darkroom Door website. I shall away now - today I am mostly going to be getting covered in ink as I feeling a little playtime is needed. Hey and guess what? The Room of Stash is still tidy!!! Oh yesh, three weeks later and I am still being positively angelic, putting stuff away after a crafty sesh... I am a reformed character... well, til next time lol Thanks for looking... have a great day! TTFN