Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Create Art... Darkroom Door Stylee

...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

Hels x

20 comments:

Deborah Moore said...

Another fab inspirational design Hels, I do like that bottle border down the side x

Buttons said...

The perfect way to showcase Darkroom Door Hels. I love the paired back look to this one. Jenny x

Artfully challenged said...

Gorgeous colours on this,love the stamping

Donna.x

Jan Sharp said...

Brilliant card. I love what you've done with this. Thank you, Jan

catherine said...

This is just fabulous Hels. I must look at some of these stamps
x catherine

Tracy Welham said...

This fab, so good to see something different.

Nikki Acton said...

You maded it well Hels! What great stamps and lush colours x

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful, love the design and the stamps you have used.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Carol Q said...

in love with that set - beautiful Hels.

Redanne said...

Oh Wow Hels, I am in love with that stamp - every crafter should own it! I love the colours you have chosen and the word 'art' stands out beautifully. Hugs, Anne x

Helen said...

And you mustn't start a sentence with and either.. lol!! Love this, those new stamps are way cool!!

rachel said...

ab fab Hels - love it - you are a very lucky lady!!! Hugs rachel x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Hels you are a very lucky lady. You have created an amazing project. I hope you had a good inky play in your room of stash. Hugs Jackie

carol edwards said...

Fab creation Hels, loving all the colours and all those little bottles x

Rachel Greig said...

We are lucky to have YOU on the team Hels!! :) I love this card, you have definitely created art with that stamp ;) !!!

Carole Z said...

Hels, I love this creation...beautifully coloured and the border is fab, hugs Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Hels, Stunning card, especially the bottles down the side, I love everything about this card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jac desordre said...

stunning work, just loves it x

Jac desordre said...

stunning work, just loves it x

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