Monday, 23 June 2014

About Time


Welcome to the Art Journey and Darkroom Door blog hop! All 23 members of the Darkroom Door and Art Journey design teams have joined together to bring you a 5 day creative extravaganza! Each artist will inspire you with a project using stamps from both of these fabulous companies.


'Time Flies' when you're having fun!  
And I've had so much fun preparing these pieces for my first ever blog hop.  I hope you enjoy your visit here!

In this first piece, I've combined stamp images from both Art Journey and Darkroom Door and discovered just how beautifully they work together!

To begin with, I created a background by layering a number of different scrapbooking papers to create the base of this collage.


Art Journey's 'Fabric' stamp provided the perfect textural effect for the 'grass'.  I used dark green ink with the 'Fabric' stamp, along with two different green background papers and fussy cut around the edges.  I also stamped Art Journey's 'Newspaper' stamp on the base paper, right at the bottom of the piece and then added a section of the sentiment from Art Journey's 'Clocks' stamp set.


I created a bird body and wing shape with some patterned papers and then stamped Art Journey's 'Newspaper' on the body and Art Journey's 'Clock' background, from their 'Clocks' stamp set, onto the wing.  I added some metal embellishments to the wing and an eye with Dimensional Magic.  I covered the wing with Dimensional Magic to add a glossy effect.  The 'Key' from Art Journey's 'Clocks', was stamped onto paper, coloured with a Distress Marker and received the Dimensional Magic treatment too!  The gorgeous 'Top Hat' is from Darkroom Door's 'Steampunk' stamp set.


Here's a couple of embellishments I created using the Art Journey 'Alarm Clock'.  I cut away the clock face from one clock, added butterfly wings and a glass pebble to the face.  With the other, I punched a face from Darkroom Door's Photobooth 'Gentlemen' collage images using a circle punch, layered it onto the alarm clock and added Dimensional Magic to give it a glassy appearance.

I've also added a number of 'Cogs' from Darkroom Door's 'Steampunk' stamp set here, in softer more subtle colours to tie it all together!


With this larger Art Journey 'Clock Face', I added some metal arrows and then used Darkroom Door's 'Alphabet Medley' stamps to create the 'Time Flies' wording, curving below the face.  'Explore' from Art Journey's 'Clocks' was a lovely addition here too.


'Time After Time'

Here's an ATC I created with Art Journey 'Clocks' stamps.  I added some metallic elements (including stitching) to add interest to this piece.  Once again, I've used a Darkroom Door Photobooth 'Gentleman' image as the central piece of Art Journey's 'Alarm Clock', adding Dimension Magic for the glassy effect.  

Products I Have Used:
Art Journey - 'Newspaper & Fabric' and 'Clocks'
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets - 'Alphabet Medley' and 'Steampunk'
Darkroom Door Collage Images - Photobooth 'Gentlemen'

And here's some very exciting news… 
There's a Giveaway to go along with the Darkroom Door and Art Journey Blog Hop!!

Darkroom Door and Art Journey will be giving away a few prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by Sunday, June 29th. Lots of chances to win some goodies, just leave a comment on this post to enter!

Thank you for 'hopping' by to check out my blog.
I hope you have enjoy today's Darkroom Door/Art Journey blog hop!  I'm the last one on the hop for today.
Your next stop on the blog hop is Godelieve Tijskens.
Please visit her amazing blog tomorrow to see her stunning art work!

Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the Darkroom Door blog (http://www.darkroomdoor.com/Blog) for a complete list to all the blogs in the hop!


81 comments:

Carol said...

Lovely work Susie.I loved the bird you made it was cute.

shellpole said...

Such an interesting take on the flight of time. Beautiful stamps.

Peta Cave said...

I love the bird. Those texture stamps are amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rein said...

Wonderful art work,
I love the bird.

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous, love the colours

joukje S said...

Wauw beatyfully!!!!!!!!!

Renje said...

a summer feel is what I get looking at this. very pretty!

Sid said...

Beautiful style and colours, the design works so well !

Gerrina said...

Great project! I hope you'll enjoy the hop aswell. Love how you did the grass; something I will try one time!

LyndallA said...

Love your work, Susie. Colours are beautiful and I love your theme and time flying!!

cosie said...

So much inspiration here. Makes me what to create.

Regina said...

Wow lovely! The bird is so Nice. Great work!

Elaine said...

I really like the clever ideas you have woven into your project Susie. The woven fabric for the grass is brilliant, I love the threads from the butterflies and all the great little touches and steampunk elements, like the bird with it's top hat and key! Really great. Elaine

Linda said...

Lovely bird and gorgeous colors! TFS!

Gerrittina said...

Beautiful!! I love your bird. You really made time fly.

Claire Boyd said...

What fabulous projects in lovely summery, uplifting colours. The bird is just beautiful & you would never guess that the green fabric at the bottom is indeed a stamp ! Just goes to show the amazing quality of these stamps.

Louise said...

I have really enjoyed this steampunk flavored blog hop today and I adore your cute little bird

Danuta said...

Beautiful projects. The bird is great

Suzanne C said...

So charming and whimsical! I love the scene you created it brings a smile to my face!

Ev said...

Lovely work Sue

JPScraps said...

Awesome projects! The collage is so fun!

Alida said...

great card

Lillian Child said...

I simply ADORE your style of whimsey! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Scrapbookdoll said...

Like this lovely page
Marie-Anne Raeman

Connie Mercer said...

Thought I reconized you from some where~PDCC. More awesome work!!! Beautifully done!!!

Joan said...

Very funny :) Love the Colors.

Willy said...

What a great journal/collage, love all the beautiful details!!

ginalovesdave said...

Wow those are great projects! I have to agree with the others who love that bird!!! :-)

Corrie Herriman said...

Great whimsical project !
Corrie

rachel said...

oh so cool - love both these projects - but especially the first one - love it x

Godelieve said...

Wow Susie, how beautiful are these! I love your first piece especially. Love how you mixed Darkroom Door and Art Journey stamps here, just fabulous!

Astrid Maclean said...

Super projects both of them!! Great stamping and stenciling!!

Louise said...

Susie I just love how you used our stamps in your artwork. It was lovely to see how you "look" so different to the stamps than that I do. I never would have thought to cut out the clock face ect. Thanks for inspiring me and to look at my own stamps differently. Hope to see more of your work in the future.
thanks and take care
Louise Kolker
Art Journey

Christine Kiehl said...

Very nice! Like everyone else, I too like the bird! But, I also like your style! Thank you for sharing with us hoppers!

joy said...

So delightful, Susie! I love this whimsical and happy piece of art. Thanks for your inspiration.

Shari Trumbull said...

Congrats on your first ever blog-hop, Susie! May you have many many more, because I'm LOVING your style and can't wait to see what else you'll be doing with DD and AJ!! Love the bird and the butterflies and the vintage photos--Everything! Fabulous blog-hop creations!! XOXO-Shari

Elena C said...

I love your imagination...I can tell you really love art!!! what a wonderful gift!

jusaweecatnap said...

I love all the details-really fun collection.

Juut said...

Love the bird.

Kelly Harms said...

These are really great. Love the textures.

dragonflyer said...

great great great great ... love it..
that Time flies ont his way
great

dragonflyer said...

great great great great ... love it..
that Time flies ont his way
great

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

This is a hit on Pinterest already :-)
A lovely make!
greetings, Alie

Ellen said...

They're both great pieces of artwork! I love the colours!

Dianne said...

What beautiful creations you've made Susie.. I just love it !

gr. Dianne ten HOve

stamping sue said...

I like it! your sample it's a bit weird but cool!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Miranda said...

What a great combination of stamps! Like the texture and that birdie is great! Miranda

Francine said...

Nice job for your first blog hop Susie! I can't get over that fabric stamp, I really though you had actually used fabric for the grass! Love your project.

Carol Woodley said...

Inspirational. I can't wait to try some this.

Denise Bryant said...

The stamps do work beautifully together! Love your piece with its great textures and colors!

laura said...

Very beautiful and i like teh style veru much. Thank you for explaning the card!! xxx from Holland

laura said...

Very beautiful and i like teh style veru much. Thank you for explaning the card!! xxx from Holland

Annie said...

Wow!!! I adore this make. Wonderful layout and the stamps are fabulous. Thank you for sharing
Annie x

Jacqui Blondel said...

Love the fabric stamp. Fantastic project

Närrin said...

wow wonderful

Darlene said...

what a great project !!!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Susie
I adore this so much.
You had me fooled as I thought you had included green fabric, never imagining it was a fabric stamp.
Wishes
Lynne

Anneke said...

Two beautiful pieces, love it!

butterfly said...

Completely delicious - a whimsical delight... I adore those wires twining their way around the place, allowing the bird and butterflies to take time for a little flight!
Alison xx

Suzanne Crowther said...

Beautiful work I love everything about it the bird is stunning

Kathy Eddy said...

How fun and quirky is this piece! Great job!

barbara macaskill said...

Love this whimsical piece! TFS!

Mrs B said...

Hi Susie. Lovely, the bird is so cute : ) Take care.

catherine said...

Such fabulous work Susie. thanks for the blog hop
x catherine

Ros Gavan said...

Great!!!!

Karen R said...

Time flies would make a lovely 12 x 12 scrapbook page

Pat said...

What a clever piece of work and the bird is so cute. x

Jenni said...

Wow, what a lovely piece! I love it :)
Jenni

Jeannette v.D. said...

Lovely work !

Ellie Fraser said...

Wow! I love this. Its so cute without being girly. It's really made me smile.

Frances said...

Love your collage work. Very stimulating in telling a story!

Frances said...

Love your collage work.

JackieP Neal said...

Susie, What fun pieces you have created! i love the bird! And the clock/time references! Super!

Lieve said...

So much to discover on your card ! Great !

Macarena said...

LOVE it! This is so cute, delicate and optimistic. Great collage! Love the bird and the small photo in the clock. Great ideas!

Craftychris said...

Wonderful work! I particularly love the bird, it's so cute! xx

Annette Goodey said...

What great creations, they must have taken an age to prepare.

carol edwards said...

Love the bird, very cute and the colours are lovely x

Kezzy said...

Wow awesome creation, love it :-) Kezzy xxx

Anonymous said...

Another great card sue, love the little hat on the birdie, great colours. T x

Night Owl Designs said...

Gorgeous work as always Sue ;-)