Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Eiffel Tower - Darkroom Door

I've had a wonderful time playing around with another new Darkroom Door photo stamp - Eiffel Tower.  I've used Lesley Riley's Transfer Artist Paper (TAP) to transfer the Eiffel Tower image onto fabric and then stamped the remaining images from Darkroom Door's Tour Eiffel stamp set directly onto fabric.  I embellished the floral Eiffel Tower fabric with scraps of lace, ribbon, silk, a button and a paper flower.  

This work was then incorporated into a bag that I stitch from a lovely piece of silk.  

My romantic dream of visiting Paris one day continues to grow stronger!  But for now I'll enjoy the pleasure of working with this wonderful image!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Canal - Darkroom Door

I'm hoping to explore and discover some of the wonder of Venice one day.  As a child, I was mesmerised by my parents recollections of their time visiting this amazing place.  When I received 'Canal', a new photo stamp by Darkroom Door, I thought it would be the perfect backdrop to use with Darkroom Door's Venetian Vol 1 stamp set.  Nearly all of the stamping was done on only one layer of card.

The only layered pieces are in the top right corner where I've layered a sentiment from Darkroom Door's Venetian wordstrip, an inchie from Darkroom Door's Travel Inchies stamp set (which have both been mounted onto dimensional tape) and a compass sticker (Tim Holtz) affixed to a button with a strip of ribbon and gemstone.  To finish this piece off I've added a strip of black ric-rac along the bottom section of the card.