Monday, 4 June 2012

Design Team Project #1 Featuring .... Darkroom Door & DT News

Good morning everyone ... June is now upon us and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations are under way, hope you are all enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend whatever you may be up to.

This month the Design Team will be working with the fabby stamps from Darkroom Door (and in particular the London collection) to tie in with the celebrations.

Before I share my first project of the week, a huge thank you to you all for leaving such great comments on our PanPastel projects ... Kirsten was our lucky winner who will receive a set of PanPastels.

Okay on with my first project ....

 I started out by painting all of the wooden chest with acrylic paint including the metal hardware, allow to dry before applying second coat.

I then stamped images from Darkroom Door London Collection Vol 1 (DDRS073) with Archival Ink (Coffee). I then used Distress Inks in (Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs & Rusty Hinge) to age the edges of the chest.

I then applied Distress Inks (Vintage Photo) several times to the hardware, again to give it an aged/distressed look. The small compass is from Tando Creative which I have painted with acrylic paint then smooshed with Distress Inks before applying a generous layer of Distress Crackle Paint (Rock Candy)

 I have painted the Ideaology Foundation metal feet with acrylic paint as above, once dry I then swiped some Distress Inks (Rusty Hinge) over the top. I have added some rope adhering with Cosmic Shimer Dries Clear Glue.

so that's my first project of the week but before I go ....................................................


After weeks of having to keep this news under wraps I can finally reveal that the latest member to join the Snazzy Design Team is none other than "The" Hels Sheridan ...... hurrah, hurrah hurrah!!

Now most of you will be familiar with Hels work, Hel's is a Certified Ranger Educator and a very talented artist in her own right, Hel's also appears on Create & Craft for Creative Expressions and is on the DT for Craft Stamper & The Stamp Attic, so we are delighted that Hels could find time to join our fab team. 

Each member of the DT will continue to blog every week as we have done up until now, Hels will appear after Astrids week to blog, then it's back to me for a new months project.

Thank you for all your lovely comments and support here on the DT blog, please stop by and let us know you have been here by leaving a comment ... every month there is candy for some lucky winner, it could be you next. This months winner will receive either Vol 1 or Vol 2 from Darkroom Door London Collection ... the choice is yours :)