Monday, 4 June 2012

Design Team Project #1 Featuring .... Darkroom Door & DT News

Good morning everyone ... June is now upon us and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations are under way, hope you are all enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend whatever you may be up to.

This month the Design Team will be working with the fabby stamps from Darkroom Door (and in particular the London collection) to tie in with the celebrations.

Before I share my first project of the week, a huge thank you to you all for leaving such great comments on our PanPastel projects ... Kirsten was our lucky winner who will receive a set of PanPastels.

Okay on with my first project ....

 I started out by painting all of the wooden chest with acrylic paint including the metal hardware, allow to dry before applying second coat.

I then stamped images from Darkroom Door London Collection Vol 1 (DDRS073) with Archival Ink (Coffee). I then used Distress Inks in (Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs & Rusty Hinge) to age the edges of the chest.

I then applied Distress Inks (Vintage Photo) several times to the hardware, again to give it an aged/distressed look. The small compass is from Tando Creative which I have painted with acrylic paint then smooshed with Distress Inks before applying a generous layer of Distress Crackle Paint (Rock Candy)

 I have painted the Ideaology Foundation metal feet with acrylic paint as above, once dry I then swiped some Distress Inks (Rusty Hinge) over the top. I have added some rope adhering with Cosmic Shimer Dries Clear Glue.


so that's my first project of the week but before I go ....................................................

AND NOW FOR THE DESIGN TEAM NEWS .................

After weeks of having to keep this news under wraps I can finally reveal that the latest member to join the Snazzy Design Team is none other than "The" Hels Sheridan ...... hurrah, hurrah hurrah!!

Now most of you will be familiar with Hels work, Hel's is a Certified Ranger Educator and a very talented artist in her own right, Hel's also appears on Create & Craft for Creative Expressions and is on the DT for Craft Stamper & The Stamp Attic, so we are delighted that Hels could find time to join our fab team. 

Each member of the DT will continue to blog every week as we have done up until now, Hels will appear after Astrids week to blog, then it's back to me for a new months project.

Thank you for all your lovely comments and support here on the DT blog, please stop by and let us know you have been here by leaving a comment ... every month there is candy for some lucky winner, it could be you next. This months winner will receive either Vol 1 or Vol 2 from Darkroom Door London Collection ... the choice is yours :)

TFL X

72 comments:

craftimamma said...

Phew! Thank goodness our fabby news is at last out of the bag. I can now brag to my buddies, lol! Seriously, it is fabulous news that Hels is joining our lovely team and I've followed her blog since she was first spotlighted (er, spotlit??? ;-)) by Craftstamper and love her work. Welcome to the team Hels!

Now on to your gorgeous chest Gillian. I love the nautical theme especially after today's pageant and the faded, washed out, distressed look is perfect for this. Great idea to add the rope edging. Fabulous project to kick off this month.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Totally LOVE your chest Gillian (soz, couldn't resist that!) Thank you for your lovely kind welcome, tis an honour indeedily to be joining such a fab team for a fab shop. Can't wait to play! xx

Helen said...

Great chest Gillian!! (Just to continue the predictable comments!)
And a massive whoop to Hels for joining the team. Can't wait!

Aquarius said...

I imagine there will be plenty of 'chest' comments - seriously though this is a brilliant project and would grace any display of 'objets d'art'. Good news that Hels is joining the team - look forward to seeing more of her work alongside that of the other team members.

Paula Whittaker said...

A wonderful 'project' Gillian...great use of the stamps.And great news regarding Hels joining the DT - shall look forward to seeing her work.

Astrid Maclean said...

A huge big sigh of relief that the news is finally out and a big warm official welcome to Hells to our great team!!!

Your box is stunning Gilly, totally adore that white shabby look and it fits those stamps so well. After all the red, white and blue that has been appearing everywhere, it's great to see something different, LOVE IT!!!!

Gabrielle said...

Tee hee! I so wanted to admire your chest too! Tis lush! Huge congrats to the lovely Hels - I know you'll all have a fab time!

Disco Queen said...

Hi Gillian, Stunning project. I absolutely love these stamps. The detail is incredible & what a great way to use them. I particularly love the white wash effect.
Fab news about Hels joining the team. I am a huge fan of her work, avid reader of craft stamper & follower of her blog.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Paula (PEP) said...

Delightfully shabby with the white & brown & I love the topical theme. Birlliant news with Hels too.
Paula (PEP)

Minxy said...

As all the chest jibs have been done i'll go with 'your project isn't to shabby' in fact it's blooming marvellous.

Finally the cat's outta the bag, A big warm welcome to the lovely Hels, so glad your my teamie once more xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Fab project Gillian!! Love the driftwood feel to the paint effect, great colours, just right for the 'feel' of the stamps xx

Also great to finally welcome Hels, it's a wonder we didn't all explode with the anticipation lol!

snazzyoriginal said...

Great project Gillian! Love the shabby driftwood of the paint effect against the detail of the stamps xx

Also great to welcome Hels - it's a wonder we didn't all explode with the anticipation lol xx

Julia Smith said...

Gorgeous box Gillian, great effects, those stamps are gorgeous

Redanne said...

A wonderful project, beautifully finished, very shabby chic. Great, fantastic, wonderful news about Hels!

Buttons said...

Blimey what a talented lineup!! Gotta follow your blog from here on, especially now Hels has joined too. Lurve that casket. Fit for royalty. Hugs, Buttons x

Claire said...

Beautiful box there Gillian. The DT looks fab, I'm the blogs newest follower, Claire x

Jude said...

What a beautiful chest! Love your design of this Gillian.
Fabulous news about Hels joining the Design team, looking forward to her lovely creations.

Hugs
Judex

isisimaginings said...

It's great news about Hels joining the DT.
The chest is really gorgeous, I love the compass.

Sarah said...

Love that project, super laid-back colours. And FAB news that Hels is joining the DT - lucky you (and us!). Sarah x

Sue said...

This chest is beautiful, love it!x

Suzi B said...

What a fabulous chest .. love it. looking forward to seeing Hels designs.
suzi b :)

Brenda Brown said...

This is sheer genius Gillian, such a fabulous way to alter the box which is beautifully adorned.
TFS.
hugs {brenda} xox

Rachele Dennis said...

I'd never have thought to use the stamps on a 3d project like that, love it.
Can't wait to see what everyone else does with these stamps as I'm loving the London themed projects.

sam21ski said...

Fantastic xxx

hazel said...

A fabulous project, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

inkypinkycraft said...

Fab project! Great news about Hels x hugs trace x

Pat said...

lovr this box. I can never resist a box my husband despairs. I am always saving any little box that comes my way saying I'll do something with that it's just the right size. He rolls his eyes and smiles. Great news about Hels too. The snazzy design team blog is so inspiring.

Craftychris said...

ooh the chest is gorgeous! Also fab news about Hels. So looking forward to seeing what you will all be doing with the fab stamps. You are all so talented xx

Beryl said...

This is a fab collection of stamps to be working with in the first place and this chest is amazing. Thank you for sharing how you brought it all together.
So pleased for you that Hels is now on the team. Such a talented lady - good for us too as there'll be even more inspiration on here.
Beryl xx

Kate said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!. I love the papers and embellishments! What a fabulous piece of inspiration.

veronica said...

love the faded antiquey finish to the chest - these stamps are great, definitely on the wish list!

Christine B. said...

A fantastic project, love the shabby antique feel and the stamps look brilliant on it. Glad to hear that Hels is on the team. Hugs x ChrisB

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this box, the white works so well, particularly over the hardware, and the stamping is perfection,

Lucy x

Pat said...

Love these cards Lesley
Pat x

Sue C said...

Gorgeous box Gillian, love the stamping and the twine across the top is fabulous ! Sue C x

Elaine said...

Great project, with loads of interesting detail. Wonderful news that hels is joining the DT, will really look forward to seeing her work for the DT. Elaine

Crafting Newbie said...

I loved these stamps as soon as I saw them, but was not sure how versatile they would be. Having seen a number of projects from you talented girls I am truly inspired. These are definitely a must have for any crafty stash.

Titbelsoeur toute seule said...

Theses stamps are outstanding !! I wish I won one set !
sorry I can't say more since my English isn't rich enough :-(

TAM said...

Wow what a fabulous set of projects so far for the DD stamps - how versatile are they.
Should be getting ready for work but just popped by via Astrid's blog having seen her brilliant work and have spent ages browsing the posts for this month.
Congratulations to Hels on joining this fantastic D.T. - looking forward to seeing what you've done with these stamps.

Netty said...

Fabulous altered chest. Annette x

Ellie said...

WOW, I've seen a lot of the projects done already with these beautiful stamps! They're gorgeous and inspiring! Thanks for a chance to win...

Titbelsoeur toute seule said...

this collection is amazing ! and this project is gorgeous !!
I wish I won one !!!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Congratulations to Hels! She does amazing work consistently! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Caz said...

Wow - that's a fantastic chest!!
Good news that we'll be able to see Hels' artwork on here now too!

Neet said...

Love shabby chic and this is what this is to me - a fantastic project and one I would love to own.
Love this blog.
Hugs, Neet x

TonyR said...

really lovely transformation on the box -- the colour is lovely and the stamps are a must-have!!
glad to see the lovely hels on board!!
xx tonyR

Dots Dabbles said...

Great to see Hels on the such an awesome team! This chest is gorgeous, I love the shabbiness and the softness of the stamping...the colours work sooo well together. The rope is a nice touch of the sea to go with it.
Dot x

Julie Short said...

Your chest Gillian is fabulous- what a special keepsake it will be for all your lovely treasure.
It is also great to see Darkroom Doors fabulous stamps being used so well.
And now there is another place to see the lovely Hels fabulous art. Doesn't get any better than that.

Esther said...

What a fantasic project! And, as a bonus, Hels has now given me an awesome new blog to follow (new to me anyway, lol) I am really looking forward to upcoming posts.

Barb Cady said...

Great news that Hels is coming, I am one of her biggest fans . Also I love this project, so clever to use the stamps this way, it looks marvelous!

Jane Willis said...

what a stunning project - I love those stamps. I've followed Hels over here

rachel said...

fabulous project - I've come over here from Hels too! Hugs Rachel xx

Julia S-W said...

Beautifully 'shabby' project (sounds so rude but you know what I mean!!). I'm here via Hels' blog too and have my fingers crossed to win those amazing stamps!
Juliaxx

Elaine said...

Love this stamp set. The chest is gorgeous with all the images and Hels' piece is fantastic. Looking forward to seeing some more!

Joanne said...

What a fantastic project. You made perfect use of those stamps and now have a gorgeous treasure box. I am also thrilled to bits to be able to have another site where I can 'oodle' over the things that Hels will produce. Yippeee!

Gisèle said...

i am thrilled to have found your blog...i am loving the work and all the explanations of how to...
gorgeous treasure box !!!

Cardgenie said...

Thanks to Hels for pointing me to your fab blog. Have spent ages looking at the fantastic projects and comments. Would love to win some candy. Jean

artyfartykat said...

Wow! what an amazing project and even fabbier stamps! More to add to my must have list!

Carole Z said...

Oh my oh my I'm speechless! What an amazing creation! Must thank Hels for linking from her blog! Carole Z X

Keren Howell said...

OOOH this is LUSH! Thanks to Hels for sharing the link to the blog, love this style!

M said...

Another one over from Hels' blog - gorgeous work! M x

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Maggie said...

Fabulous altered chest,love boxes to alter and you have acheived great effects using this set of stamps, welcome to Hels looking forward to your projects Hels.

Maggie

Maid in Cornwall said...

Wow. Just found your blog via Hels' and so glad I did. Full of inspiration. Your altered chest is brilliant. Have just started to stamp and play with inks and realising so much to learn. Well done. Have subscribed so that I don't miss a thing. Avril. xxx

Lynn said...

Oh, wow, that chest is amazing! Beautiful work :)

butterfly said...

The chest is gorgeous... love altered boxes, and the stamps look amazing. I've got Darkroom Door on my wishlist, and now I've gotta get me some of that Coffee Archival Ink too!

nerllybird said...

I love these stamps, they've been on my wish list for a while. Have now bookmarked your blog - this is my first visit, having come here from Hels' blog. :D

Saintly Lisa said...

I love these stamps & the samples just get better & better. I love them all. It's great to see Hels' work on here now too x

s4rah said...

What a gorgeous project, I am most envious of your skills. Thanks for the chance to win!

sue said...

love the work girls
fab-ul-ous!!! x sue x

Ginger said...

Nice project, and cograts Hels' a nice additon to the DT.

Pat said...

Wow Hels what fab projects. These Darkroom door stamps are so detailed really gorgeous
Pat xx