Jul 30, 2017

Darkroom Door Stencil Blog Hop


Welcome to the first ever Darkroom Door stencil blog hop!  I am so thrilled to see this company expand its boundaries with even more products for the mixed media artist and cardmaker!


Just check out these amazing new designs!


Today I'm sharing a sweet mixed media card with you featuring the fabulous Small Stencil - Wildflowers.


One of my favorite things to do is to stencil backgrounds with texture paste and spray with inks, letting the colors blend and pool and drip.  I love the shadow effect the stencil makes with the inks.  I stamped a partially inked Mini Calendar and Crackle texture over the panel for more interest.


I splashed on more ink and layered the Butterfly Eclectic stamp over a few paper flowers and a bundle of string.  A little quote sticker and dyed loopy bow finish the card.


For my second project I went a bit CAS and did some stencil bumping with the Small Stencil - Ferns.  If you've never heard of this technique, basically you stencil one color of paint and let it dry, then go back over with a second color of paint only slightly shifting the stencil to create a shadow.  Here I used kraft stock with white and green paint and stenciled my ferns randomly all over the panel.


I finished the card with a circle stamped with the Wander Quote Stamp and some splattered gesso in white and black.  I hope you like these and will check out the collection of stencils on Darkroom Door website.



Now it's time for a giveaway!


Be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment. Five lucky winners will will receive 3 stencils of their choice! Winners will be drawn from comments left across all the blogs, so be sure to leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win! Comments received before midnight Friday 4th August are eligible to be in the draw. Winners will be announced Monday 7th August on the Darkroom Door blog and Facebook page.

Hop along to the other blogs here:
Darkroom Door: http://www.darkroomdoor.com/Blog
Teresa Abajo: https://thetamarisk.blogspot.com
Belinda Spencer: http://happyscrapspace.blogspot.com
Autumn Clark: http://sewpaperpaint.blogspot.com
Godelieve Tijskens: http://stampingmathilda.blogspot.com
Anneke De Clerck: http://somefiddlingonthekitchentable.blogspot.com
Robyn Wood: http://purplesalt.net

Thanks for your visits in advance!

73 comments:

Wiebine said...

great things you've made with the stencils!

Lisa said...

These are both so gorgeous, Autumn!! You've showcased the stencils so perfectly!! The first card is stunning!! I love the colors and texture!! The second one is so beautiful!! I love the stencil bumping technique - need to try that!! Love these, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful colors and textures! Love the stencil designs! Can't wait to get some of these!

Ellen said...

Really beautiful! Love these stencils!

Rein said...

stunning cards!

Lieve said...

Two beautiful cards using these great stencils ! I love the colours of your first card; and thank you for explaining about the shadow in your second one (I'm new at stencilling).
Summergreetings from Belgium.

Suman Pandit said...

I just adore the first mixed media creation, love the colors and the awesome stencil !! Thank you for the giveaway !! !https://kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

Immi said...

Love the techniques you've shown- very inspiring!

cheryltownley said...

Two fabulous projects here, both really inspiring. I like the colour bumping idea, with its off-center look. Thanks for sharing.

Danielle said...

When I saw the fern stencil I did not think I was wanting to have that one. When I look at your inspiration card I definitely do :-) Great!!

Maria Pujol said...

Beautiful cards!

Susan said...

Beautiful!

Cheryl Johnson said...

These examples are great. Really like the "not all who wander...."

McStamper said...

Beautiful cards. The wildflowers card is just awesome.

Mikaela Persson said...

Wow, amazing products and wonderful art. I especially love the kraft card with leaves.

Gunvor said...

Stunning! I really love the technique you used with tthe flower stencil. I use that too but it was some time ago now so I will have a go at it again! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah said...

Your second card I like a lot. Nice is your background and beautiful is the text. What a nice bloghop!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous cards both of them, but my favourite has to be the first.... that stencil looks super!

Roz M. said...

Thanks for sharing these amazing cards, Autumn. I really like the CAS look of your second card (the white and green are perfect against the kraft) and am in love with the gorgeous inky stencilled background of your first card: beautiful work!

Heather Miller said...

Wonderful projects! I have never thought to simply splatter gesso.. makes sense, why not! 😉

Scrapmate said...

What a stunning card you have created with the fern stencil. I love the contrast of the shadowed leaves and the kraft card.

Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous colours and technique on the first card and yes the shadows and the effect of the stencil and paste is really gorgeous and unique every time. Eye catching CAS card and loving this technique too x

NanW said...

These stencils are super. Thanks for sharing two beautiful projects.

Wanda Hentges said...

Fabulous, Wonderful cards!!!

Mia said...

I love your pretty cards, Autumn. I love the background in the first one and the beautiful colours in the second. Kisses, my friend.

Lauren said...

Lovely work!! I really like the ethereal layers of the butterfly friendship card!

emilia in Taiwan said...

Beautiful projects! Thank you for sharing the tips...I will give it a try when I get my new stencils! :)

Vicky said...

The wildflowers set of stamps has always been one of my favourites, and now I can't wait to get my hands on the matching stencil, thanks for sharing these great projects.

Michelle said...

Great cards!

Ronnie I said...

Wonderful techniques, indroduced to new products and wo derful creative people, the morning couldn't get any better thank you

Michelle said...

Really great cards! Thanks!

Debbie Macdonald said...

Lovely work. I think wildflowers is my favourite stencil. I know it is my best used stamp set.

Sharon Montalbano said...

Love the layering that you have going on with that wildflower project

Marion Ginbey said...

I have never heard of the stencil bumping technique before so thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous work and inspiring me to create!

Lainie P said...

Oooh, another clever lady using my favourites - the Butterfly Eclectic stamp and my favourite Tolkien quote! Thanks for the great post and ideas to consider. :)

Linda said...

Those wildflowers are gorgeous!!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL cards!
LOVE the colours and textures!
Thank You for sharing your INKY AWESOMENESS :)

Camille Short said...

Wow! Beautiful work!

Rachel Dutko said...

Such fabulous projects! Thanks for the inspiration

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous projects Autumn, I particularly love the soft colours and design using the wildflowers stencil, it's beautiful xxx

Me said...

Love these nature themed cards! And those stencils look awesome!

Peg Hewitt said...

Love your cards, they are gorgeous, and what fabulous new stencils!

Maxine D said...

Love these Autumn - especially the flower one - I must try creating a background like that :-) - you have inspired me.
Blessings
Maxine

butterfly said...

I've been admiring the new stencil line, and obviously the wildflowers are high on my hit list... I love what you've done with them here, and the colours are just glorious. Love the shadow effect of the stencil-bumped ferns too. Beautiful work!
Alison x

Regina de Koning said...

Wow nice tecniques en what a wonderful colors. Great cards. A love them all.

craftytrog said...

These are beautiful cards Autumn!

Cynthia said...

Thanks for showing the shadow effect of the stenciled fern card, cool! I also like that you used the mini calendar stamp in the background with the flower stencil; they work well together.

Hazel Agnew said...

Fabulous products and fabulous creations Autumn! Xx 😊

Donna Ellis said...

Fabulous creations, Autumn! Thanks for the explanation of how you let the paints do the work in the texture-creating. BEAUTIFUL cards. I especially like the new flower and fern stencils. I hope to remember to use them more often. The blue string under your butterfly looks marvelous! Great design idea!

I do love your ferns... and NO, I had not seen that shadowing technique done before. Thank you for presenting it in such a beautiful application! Have a great day, Autumn, and thanks for the inspiration.

hugs,
de

Cathy Frailey said...

Those wild flowers are awesome! I, too, like working with sprays & that pooling affect - beautiful!

Enny said...

Your projects are so beautiful, and I've learned a new technique, thank you ! Those stencils are amazing ! Greetings, Enny

Linda Kunsman said...

such beautiful cards and creative use of the stencils, which BTW I LOVE! Hooray for Darkroom Door spreading their wings and sharing this wonderful giveaway.

Susan said...

Beautiful cards! Your usual amazing color schemes. These are great stencils!

Sari Hänninen said...

Stencils are all the rage for me right now... I like to brush on some ink through them, in order to make smashing backgrounds...
These look like a whole lot of fun to play with :)...
http://thenorsugirlcrafts.blogspot.se/

Sue said...

Gorgeous examples Autumn, and what lovely stencils xx

Helen Gullett said...

Autumn, your mixed media projects are gorgeous with those stencils and colors. Love the details and texture on each of them.

Coco said...

Two really gorgeous samples with these great stencils Autumn, I love especially the first one in a more mixed-media style :) and yippee for the blog hop!! :-)
Thank you for the chance to win maybe one of these fantastic new stencil designs.
Hugs and love,
Coco

Lianne said...

Love these stencils and your cards are gorgeous.

Megan J said...

Hi Autumn, two wonderfully different projects, love the fern card with the layered stencil and its shadow, a new to me technique. Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win some lovely prizes... have a wonderful week... Megan

Majo said...

A beautiful job with the wild flowers, love your creations!

Marty Fishman said...

So nice to see that DD has stencils now - love what you've done with them, Autumn! Love both projects, but especially the canvas and your color palette - awesome as always! Hugs :-)

Jackie P Neal said...

Autumn- that first piece is spectacular!! i mean beyond gorgeousness!! Well done my friend!
love your color pooling! heehee
Thanks for always being such an inspiration- you are awesome!
Happy #NationalGirlfriendsDay !
hugs,Jackie

Sarah Anderson said...

Really beautiful

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous shadow effect on that first project and really love the offset stencil on the second.

Iva Peková said...

Beautiful projects,lovely stencils,Iva

Daria said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing them.

Nota Bene said...

These are lovely cards!
Nele

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Your cards are so lovely! Love the pretty wildflowers and the gorgeous color used there.

Sara Barker said...

Oh, dear me, I feel like it's Black Friday at Walmart, and I'm here to elbow my way in the door! Since I am here anyway, I must take advantage of this blog hop! BUT, your cards are amazing my friend! I love both--you have really done wonders with those stencils on this project and your journal pages, so I must have them! Ha! Ha! And I'm loving what you did with the fern stamp--CAS, but oh, so stylish! Fingers and eyes crossed ! Hugs!

Sara Barker said...

Oops! I meant to say stencil, not stamp! Duh!

Joi at RR said...

Oh wow - both of these are wonderful Autumn. What a great blog hop for Darkroom Door. Hey - please think about entering some of your fabulous card in our weekly challenges at Through the Craft Room Door Magazine!! I would love to see you there :) Xj.

Valerija said...

Oh, these are gorgeous - love your backgrounds and colours.

Angela Radford said...

I so love a stencil and your fabulous projects. Will have to come back and join in the hop. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

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