Thursday, 30 March 2017

Darkroom Door - Fine Flowers Vol 2

Hi Everyone

Fine Flowers Vol 2 is another of Darkroom Door's recent release which I've had a little play with.  I have 4 cards to show you, but will split them into 2 blog posts.

The first card starts with a base of Bazzill Pansy and I've added Sweetheart and Colour Copy 200gsm paper.

I stamped the flower using Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and blended around the edges with Salty Ocean Distress Ink Pad. 

I coloured the flowers with V12, V15, RV52, RV55, YG63 and YG67.  I finished the card by tying a White Satin ribbon around the card and added a bow.

The second card starts with a base of Bazzill Lily White, Dotted Swiss Irish Eyes and Neptune. 

On the Colour Copy paper, I stamped the flowers using Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and coloured them with Copic Markers V12, V15, V17, B12, B23, B24 and the background with BG000, BG01.

When colouring the flowers, I flicked the markers from the centre with the purples and the outer edges with the blues until they joined in the centre. 

In the centre of the flowers, I added a dot of Enamel Accents - Glacier White and allowed it to dry.

I added words from Simple Sayings (DDRS119) which I embossed with Wow Opaque Bright White embossing powder and adhered to the card.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Darkroom Door - Fine Butterflies

Hi Everyone

I've finally had time to sit down and play with the new Darkroom Door Fine Butterflies (DDRS175) and WOW what a fun stamp set to play with.

Here's a couple of cards I made using this stamp set.

For the first card, the base card is Kaisercraft Burnt Orange followed by Bazzill Lily White, Beetle Black and Pear.

On the Pear card, I stamped one of the smaller butterflies, added a little Peeled Paint Distress Marker and Glossy Accents to the centre of the butterflies.  I also stamped the words 'Thinking of You' from Darkroom Door's Simple Saying set (DDRS119) with Versamark and embossed it with Wow Opaque Bright White embossing Powder.

After adhering all of the layers of the card, I added the large butterfly which I coloured with Copic Markers (E18, R27, YR02, YR00, G14 and G28).

For the second card, I used a base of Bazzill Dotted Swiss Neptune, Lily White and Pear.  On the Pear card, I stamped smaller butterflies with Versamark and the words are from Simple Sayings (DDRS119) stamped with Archival Jet Black ink pad.

The Butterflies were stamped on Lily White card and then onto Colour Copy 200gsm card and coloured with Copic Markers BG09, BG05, YG09, YG06 and E18.  After colouring the butterflies in, I cut them out and adhered them to the card and added a little Glossy Accents to the bodies of the butterflies.

My last card uses on of Darkroom Door Quote stamps - Dreams (DDQS015).

This card has a base of Bazzill Pear layered with Beetle Black, Lily White and Colour Copy 200gsm paper.

On the Colour Copy paper, I stamped the small butterfly with a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and coloured the background with YG03 and YG11.  I coloured the butterfly wings with YR02, YR00 and YR000 and the body with YG03 which, I'm sure you're surprised, I added Glossy Accents to (yes, you might be seeing a trend here).

After adhering this to the base card, I stamped the Dreams quote on Lily White card with Archival Jet Black and adhered to the Beetle Black card and adhered it to the front of the card with mounting tape.

Hope you like these card ideas, it's certainly a great stamp set.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Sunday, 26 March 2017

February and March Class Kits are now available

Hi Everyone

Our pre-stamped, pre-cut class kits are now available on our website.

The kit includes 5 cards with colour instructions ready for you to make at home.

You'll find the kits for $25 on our website -

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn 

Friday, 24 March 2017

Welcome to the World

Hi Everyone

In our March class, we made an Owl card and wanted to share this variation on our card with this baby card.

This is from the Sizzix Owl Fold-a-long die set 661138 and can be so much fun.

For this baby card, I started with a base of Bazzill Romance card which was cut to 15x30cm and folded in half.  Line the large die up with the fold line and cut the three owls in one step.

I then cut the additional shapes from Bazzill Fawn, Petunia, Pinecone, Cantaloupe, Beetle Black and Lily White.

On all of the Owl's I stencilled the Tim Holtz Argyle stencil using a Brushed Corduroy or Victorian Velvet ink pad.  I also cut an Oval from Lily White card and stamp the words from Darkroom Door's stamp set - Baby Vol 1 (DDRS037) using an Archival Jet Black ink pad.

Time to start assembling the card.  I leave the card flat until all of the shapes have been adhered to the card.  Adhere the Fawn body to the centre Owl and the words on top.  Add the Pinecone foreheads and then the beaks which have had Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink Pad blended around the edges. 

For the wings, after cutting them, I traced another set onto Fawn card, so that they had a layer inside them.  I blended around the edge with Victorian Velvet and adhered the 6 wings to the card.

The last step is to add the eyes.  Just a tip, point the highlight in the eyes towards the eyelashes so that you don't end up with googly eyes later on.

Once the glue has dried, fold the card and score the edges with a bone scorer or something similar.

Hope you love our Owl cards as much as we do.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Lavender Fields

Hi Everyone
In our March class we made a lavender card from Power Poppy's Lavender set.  Today I wanted to show you another card made using the Lavender set which we hope you like.
Starting with a base card of Bazzill Lily White I added layers of Heather and Pansy.
On the left of the card I added two strips of Scalloped Lace cut from Bazzill Lily White and a strip of Heather which I stamped the single Lavender stems using an Archival Deep Purple ink pad.
I cut a tag (My Favorite Things) from white card and stamped the bushel of Lavender using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and then the words to the left of the bushel from the stamp set.
I then coloured the image with Copic Markers E40, E41, E43, G24, G28, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV17 and BV08.  I then tied a ribbon through the top of the tag and adhered it to the card with mounting tape.
Hope you have a great week.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Thursday, 9 March 2017

March Classes

Hi Everyone

It's time to kick off the March classes and we are ready to go.

Here's a little sneak peak of this month's 5 cards.

Classes are from 9am to 3pm and are on the following dates:
Thursday 9th March
Friday 10th March
Saturday 11th March
Monday 13th March
Saturday 18th March
Sunday 19th March

We still have seats available, so if you haven't already booked in, please give Robyn a call on (07) 3888 2462.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Calendar Project: March 2017

Hi Everyone

Autumn is here and it's time for our March Calendar. 

On my ideas board is a card that Jill Foster made and I wanted to use this idea in this month's calendar.

I started with a base of Bazzill Lily White, followed by Whirlpool, Beetle Black and Colour Copy 200gsm paper.

On the Colour Copy paper, I blended Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick and Dusty Concord.

After blending the colours, I stamped the Darkroom Door French Script over the background using an Archival Watering Can ink pad.

Next it was time to stamp the butterflies from Penny Black's - Butterfly Trio 40-473.  I stamped it on white card using an Archival Jet Black ink pad and blended Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers in the centres of the butterflies.  I then cut out the butterflies.

I stamped the butterflies again on the main page and then mounted the wings of the images I had cut out and adhered the bodies to the page with glue.

To finish the butterflies, I applied Black Enamel Accents and set aside to dry.

I coloured the word 'March' from Scrap Matts with Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint and adhered it to the page on top of a thin strip of black card.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

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