Monday, March 7, 2016

Darkroom Door Buttons card with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about making your own background. We're using Darkroom Door products, if you have them we'd love to see them used in your project, if not, that's okay too. We're looking forward to see your gorgeous background projects.

For this challenge I made a background with the Buttons stamp from Darkroom Door. When I saw the stamp, I thought it was so awesome! It's a background stamp and I wanted to use it for background. I stamped with Archival Ink Jet Black, and it's quite a busy and bold background, but also very cool.


With Prima Marketing Watercolor pencils I colored a few of the buttons. The pencils are very subtle and that's exactly what I wanted, because the stamp was already intense enough. For some reason it seemed as if the ink reacted with water, but it shouldn't because it's a waterproof ink. Probably the ink wasn't completely dry yet.

I'm now in a phase where I use black aquarelle pencil everywhere to apply shadow effects, and with a little White Gelly Roll Pen as accents. Because the theme, I used my sewing machine and sew around the edges. Love that look, but it's such a hassle to get out the machine that I hardly do it.

See below for the video of the entire process. Unfortunately, I occasionally was out of frame. Learning moments...


To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, I love all of the sewing details, the button background is fabulous and the dressmakers dummy looks awesome! al of the details tie in with each other so well and I love the stitching too! :-)

Lols x x x

D.Ann C said...

Cool buttony background!

Maura said...

Love how you used that button stamp, Sandra! It is the perfect background for your dressmaker's form!

Sandy said...

How in the world do you come up with all of these ideas. The background is on the busy side but you have really managed to tone it down with the dress from and word. The tan color draws the eye down while the dark form holds it down! Very creative!
sandy xx

Elena said...

I love this background with the buttons!!!

Stephanie said...

Lovely buttons background! I like how you made it distressed...quite a bit more realistic, actually!

Simon Says Stamp!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I adore notions and buttons and all things sewing-related (even though I can't really sew to save my life)! This brought such a wonderful nostalgic feeling to me of growing up at the feet of my mother and grandma who ARE seamstresses. Thanks for the inspiring trip down memory lane!

Barbara said...

HAppy to see one video every week!!! Love your videos! This card is gorgeous, stamp background is wonderful and your soft coloring absolutely beautiful! love the little ribbon on your dressform! barbara

Macarena said...

Sandra, I'm addicted to your videos and the music you put on. I really love them! This week's card has an amazing background. Great calm colors with sweet pink dots popping up from behind te black/craft project. Great job, as always! Hugs, Marzena

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE the pop of pink with the tape. Great card, and totally loving the videos.

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your great tutorial video, Sandra. The card you created is gorgeous! :)

Catherine said...

Love the button background, Sandra and how you subtly colored some of them. I enjoyed watching the video to see how you put everything together!

Kath Stewart said...

Love your beautiful stitching much detail and the button background is gorgeous...thanks for sharing your how it all came together video...hugs kath xxx

Emma Williams said...

This is gorgeous and is packed full of wonderful details and once again, texture! It's just fabulous, Sandra and I love it... Hugs

Amber Sheaves said...

This is beautiful.I love all the layers of it.

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card Sandra! Love the button background!

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

Such a beautiful project! The textures and details are out of this world!
So awesome hugs x zOEY