Monday, March 7

Darkroom Door: Make your own Background

Hello Monday! Glad you stopped by my friends! Are you ready for a new challenge? We are using Darkroom Door stamps, and they have an awesome collection, so be sure to check them out!

This week we are all about creating our own backgrounds using Darkroom Door stamps. I went a little wild with the stamps, and used them for everything, and had so much fun doing it, I forgot to take process photos. 

I love this saying from Darkroom Door - "Do more of what makes you happy"! Yes, thank you, I will. I love to create, stamp, paint, craft, so why not focus on what makes me happy?!

I stamped the paint tube stamp on glossy paper and went over the image with ink. I cut extra bits to make it look like the paint is coming out of the tube.

I just had to add a few paint drips...

I took one of my old paintbrushes, added some more paint to get it good and messy, then dipped it into the pink paint and set it aside to dry. Tied the tag with some hand dyed ribbons.

Stamped the background in white on the black tag, used a scrap of the glossy paper on the side, added in a bit of pink paint, and yes, now I am happy!

We would love to have you join us in the challenge! Get out your Darkroom Door stamps, or use what you have to create your own background. I look forward to seeing what you create!

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  1. Fabulous work of art Maura! I love the colours and the quote, the whole design makes me happy! ;-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Gorgeous! Love the paint dripping off the bottom!

  3. Bright, vibrant and deliciously texture-y, Maura ... and what a fabulous sentiment ... words to live by! Anita :)

  4. Gorgeous tag and such a great & positive sentiments!! Love it!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  5. What a fantastic explosion of color and creative inspiration! I am diggin' that ribbon so much and I love the incorporation of the paint tubes at the bottom. It's a totally unique way to arrange the images and elements and those pops of color make me happy. This just goes to show what a clever colorful mind you have and this was a joy to see!

  6. MAsterpiece! Love every every single detail of this work! stamps, color combo, the way you added the brush, ribbon multicolor... Absolutely stunning! Barbara

  7. Lovely project! Especially love the colors on the ribbon and the brush. And I should order this fabulous stamp with this great sentiment. Hugs, Marzena

  8. This is such a fun and fabulous creation, Maura. Love the delightful colors! :)

  9. Love the colors, Maura! So many details and I love the addition of the paint brush.

  10. I can tell you had such a fun time creating your amazing tag...hugs kath xxx

  11. Fabulous tag, Maura! love the bottom edge of the tag, such a fun detail! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  12. Gorgeous tag, full of colour and beauty and great minds think funny that we both used the paint brush dipped into shocking pink paint! :)

  13. Wonderful tag Maura! Love the paint coming out of the bottles and the stunning paint brush.

  14. Maura, this is another stunning piece! I might create something like this as well!! I love love love it!


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