Sunday, August 28, 2011

Orange, Black, and White ATC's.

Recently I hosted an ATC swap at Inkurable Stampers for it's 3rd Birthday. The theme was the Inkurable colours - orange, black, and white. We had people join in from all over the world!

Here are the 2 different ATC's I made for the swap:

For this one I used stamps from Darkroom Door, Stampotique, and Martha Stewart. The background features Gothic book text, Distress ink, and Alcohol ink splatters.

This time I used stamps from Stampotique, Darkroom Door, and I think the cat was a Hero Arts one.

All the ATC's in the swap were awesome - you can check out the whole collection here.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Saturday, August 27, 2011

My new pen...

I saw a pen the other day and I just had to have it. Check it out:

$18 later and it was mine.

Here it is in all it's glory:

So awesome.

Goes so well with my favourite handbag.


Friday, August 19, 2011

Steampunk Baby Card.

Recently I've been playing with the new Wordblock stamps from Darkroom Door. One of my favourite creations was this Steampunk inspired baby card:

Darkroom Door Products used:

* Baby Wordblock stamp.
* Little Dreams stamp set.
* Steampunk stamp set (the top hat and the cogs).
* Scratches Background stamp.
* Alphabet Medley stamp set.
* Small & Large Manilla Tag.
* Distress Ink -Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet.

I created the background by sanding gloss cardstock, sponging with Tattered Rose Distress ink, and then stamping the scratches background stamp with Victorian Velvet Distress ink. I then stamped the baby wordblock stamp onto the background with Old Rose Versacolor ink, and added some vintage look lace.

I stamped "Girl" onto a small manila tag with the Alphabet stamps, and the "Little" and "Baby" comes from the wordblock stamp. To avoid getting the placement wrong, I actually cut those words out of the wordblock stamp and stamped them individually. Don't worry - I cut them with one line so that I can slot them back in when I need to use it as a full stamp again! The tag was then sponged with Tattered Rose distress ink and threaded with a dusty pink ribbon and mounted to the card with foam tape.

I stamped the lay and the hat onto a large manilla tag and sponged them with the tattered rose distress ink. They were cut out, and edged with Vintage Photo Distress ink. I then stamped the cogs from the Steampunk stamp set onto the lady's body with Timber Brown Stazon. To finish, I added some raw chipboard cogs from Twiddleybitz - LOVE these!!

I'll sare the other cards I created here soon - but if you want to check them out now you can see them on the Darkroom Door blog here. While you're there, leave a comment for your chance to win a Wordblock stamp of your choice!