Thursday, 28 June 2012

DT Project 2 Darkroom Door London Plate 2 by Astrid

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Snazzys DT blog.

I’m sure that by now you will know how much the DT love the Darkroom Door London stamp sets. If you are a regular here you will have seen some amazing projects already over the last few weeks. Remember, you can win the set of your choice by leaving a comment on Gillian’s first post here
For my second project, using the stamps I decided to do a kind of mini lay out that could either stand by itself or be used as a cover for a London travel journal.
I started by stamping the Westminster Abbey stamp first on a piece of smooth white card and then on a mask created from a post it note. As you can see I also punched out a circle mask as I wanted it to look as if the moon was rising behind the building.


Next I sponged Weathered Wood Distress Ink all around it and then removed the masks.

I then used a water brush and some more of the distress ink to add some shadows and just a bit of an indication of buildings in the distance. I then used this stamped piece as the focus of my lay out for which I used my favourite Prima Almanac Collection, both papers and elements. We show cased these a couple of months ago and they belong to my all time favourites!!


The final stage was to embellish the lay out still with some roses and black pearl swirls from my stash.


Well I hope you enjoyed my second project. I just know you will all want to come back next Monday when the wonderful Hels Sheridan will show us her first post for Snazzys

17 comments:

Sandie Edwards said...

I love the techniques you used to complete this and those stamps are gorgeous. Beautiful project Astrid.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous work Astrid, loVe what you have done here, so much for the eye to see...Mel :)

Ephemera said...

Hi Astrid this is stunning, love the beautiful scene you have created with the DD stamp and all the gorgeous finishing touches. XX

Paula Whittaker said...

a wonderful overall effect youve used using the stamps and the Prima papers.

Von said...

Blown away by your creation so much attention to detail, just beautiful :)
Von x☺x

Aquarius said...

This is superb and would indeed make a great cover for a travel journal - love it

snazzyoriginal said...

A great explanation of a simple but very effective technique enhanced by such clever details. Love the idea of this as a cover for a London journal xx

georgina said...

This is amazing,i just love the way everything goes together i struggle with so many bits and bobs and admire how its done, luv Georgina x

Disco Queen said...

Love it!

Craftychris said...

ooh this is amazing! So many elements which go so well together - inspiring! xx

craftimamma said...

Wow Astrid, this is stunning! I love how you gave the effect of shadowy buildings on your image. It's a beautiful layout and I agree with you those Prime papers and embellishments are definitely at the top of my list of favourites. Wonderful work!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Minxy said...

Absolutely gorgeous work Astrid, elegant and beautiful x

Neet said...

Just absolutely love love love this. Astrid is truly an artist!
Hugs, Neet x (off for another peek/drool)

Netty said...

Fabulous hanging, love it, Annette x

Netty said...

daaah just realised the above comments were for the hanging below......sorry about that, but I adore this journal cover as well. Knew I would get there in the end.....lol Annette x

Maggie said...

Fabulous layout using the DD stamp plate to great effect - love the papers too

Maggie

city said...

thanks for sharing.