..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!