Category Archives: Darkroom Door

Shaving foam postcard

This month I had fun with shaving foam to create a background for my postcard for the UK stampers forum swap.I chose this red and pink print I made using alcohol ink and the shaving foam. Then I stamped the Gorjuss Girl on to it.

I then paper pieced the girl onto separate card and glued it onto the card.

Next I added the edge stamping and the sentiment. Then I thought it needed sealing so it could go through the post. So I added three layers of clear embossing. Then mounted it onto navy cardstock.Love how this looks.

Happy crafting!


Distress oxide class

Tonight I’m welcoming friends to my house to play with distress oxide inks. I am in love with these inks and am sure they will love them too! 

Here are the samples I have made for the class … 

Distress background technique….


Blending and splatters…


Heat emboss resist…

Yes of course I couldn’t resist adding an ATC into the mix.  A fairly ambitious set of projects for a couple of hours but hopefully we will get there fairly easily. 

Will post with the results of the class another day! 

Happy crafting! 


Lindsay Mason ATC swap – masquerade 

Oh my …. my blog was mad busy yesterday… maybe i should write about strictly more often! Ah well back to the usual sedate number of visitors today I suspect. I’m actually off work today with the poorly princess who is sporting a high temperature and horrible cough. Hopefully a day of snoozing and snuggles and she will be on the mend quickly.  So I can at least blog early on in the day.

I missed a month or so of Lindsay Masons ATC swap but I joined in again in September and here are my ATC’S with the theme of masquerade.

The first one I used a scrap of corrugated card that I distressed, gessoed and painted with fresco finish paints.  I used some stamps to add pattern and then added the Byron quote.  The butterfly was painted and then has some shimmery ink added on top to make it shine.  I mounted it onto a white ATC and then doodled to finish it off.

The second is a simple quote stamped (darkroom door) then onto an acrylic ATC I stamped the Paperartsy Hot Picks image in stayzon. I then added some colour to the back using Promarkers. 

Then I fixed them together with a little bit of sewing.  

The third one… 

The background was made with paints, mainly fresco finish paint. I used stamps and stencils to create the patterns. 

I then hand drew the masquerade mask in black Indian ink. Then I added the glass gel bead medium to it carefully so that it was only on the mask.  Once it dried this created a lovely texture and shine for the mask. 

Loved making these.  Looking forward to seeing what I get in return. 

I am also entering this last one into the More Mixed Media Challenge as I’ve used orange in the background of the ATC. 

Happy crafting!