During the month of September, Darkroom Door are sponsoring a prize on the Scrap Around the World blog and once again the design team have been invited to participate. This time the challenge image was certainly challenging with no clearly related Darkroom Door products to feature – it really caused me to put my thinking cap on for something different!
This was the beautiful challenge image, put together by Amy Voorthuis. I ended up being inspired to create two projects.
I created this layout to feature a few photos from our recent visit to Hobbiton during a family holiday in New Zealand. The design was inspired by the books and brown/grey neutrals of the challenge image. Hobbiton was an amazing place, so true to the imagery described in the books. As a huge Tolkien fan in my teens it was fabulous to visit. We took 340 photos during the morning of our visit and I printed 100 – only another 97 to scrap!
This layout was started with a spattering of watery Distress paints to give some colour and texture to the black cardstock. The Paint Splats were ‘inked’ with picket fence Distress Paint then stamped all over the page. The ruled lines are from the Calendar set and tore around the edges, inked and then stamped with the Coffee Stain stamp. I also ripped some text paper into smaller pieces and did the same thing to age them a bit. I’ve kept my Scratched Alphabet whole so it was a little painstaking to ink each letter with white Distress Paint but the effect was worth it.
A coat of Distress Crackle added some instant texture and helped the letters stand out a bit. Before adhering the photos, I stamped the Stone background stamp in a few spots with black ink. A quote from The Hobbit finished it off.
- Darkroom Door stamps – Scratched Alphabet, Paint Splats & Calendar sets; Coffee Stain Eclectic stamp; Stone Background stamp
- Ranger Archival ink – coffee & black
- Distress Paint – pumice stone, iced spruce, vintage photo, walnut stain & picket fence
- Ranger Distress Crackle – rock candy
- Sharpie white paint pen
My next project is completely different!
This page was inspired by the soft pinks and greys of the mood board, the idea of fairy tales & fairy godmothers & the fantasy of an inanimate object (the dress form) coming to life.
To start this page I scribbled with some pink toned Gelatos in a vague backwards L shape and spread the colour with white gesso. The gesso lightens the tone of the Gelato colour and adds some permanency to the water-soluble product. A touch of grey Gelato added another dimension to the background.
Layers were built with patterned paper, paper doyleys, stamped tissue paper (French Script & scissors), fabric, buttons and other ephemera. The focal image was collaged from the stamped dress form (Dressmaker set) and a butterfly (Butterflies set) – it looked so sweet accented with tiny pearls!
- Darkroom Door stamps – Dressmaker & Butterflies stamp sets; French Script Texture stamp.
- Ranger Archival ink – black & watering can
Thanks for stopping by! You can see the full post on the Scrap Around the World blog here – it features projects from other Darkroom Door girls.