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Monday, June 23, 2014

Art Journey & DarkRoom Door Hop!


This week the Art Journey Design Team and the Darkroom Door Design Team are hopping together all week. That means 5 days of fabulous artistic inspiration!  For all the details go to the Darkroom Door blog or the Art Journey Blog.

I decided a series of ATC's would be a fun way to mix in the different stamps and give me a chance to play with all of the different images.

My first ATC used a misted background in yellows and grays which inspired the colors on the card.  I stamped the beautiful Art Journey Baroque Swirl using the Ranger Archival - Watering Can around the edges.  I added the clock form the Darkroom Door Tick Tock set along with the sentiment.  I finished the ATC with a pair of butterflies from the Darkroom Door Butterfly Collage.

My next couple of ATC's were inspired by the Art Journey - Postcard stamps.   I started with a leftover piece of inky background created with shaving cream.  I stamped the bird and the postmark onto part of the inky cardstock. I cut an ATC sized piece of the background.  I stamped the postmark along with the postcard using the same gray ink.  I cut out the bird and the letter along with the postmark to pop dot and attach to the front of the ATC.  I stamped the pencils and pen nibs from the Darkroom Door Vintage Office along the sides.  I added highlights using Signo White Gel Pen.

This ATC went back to the first background of yellow and gray glimmer mists.  I stamped the Post Card images first and added the image of the little girl writing her letter.  I added the pen nibs along the bottom and a few more splotches of inks around the edges. 

For my final ATC I switched up my accent color and used the pretty Ranger Archival Ink - Cornflower to stamp some of the images and the Versafine Toffee.
The background is a mix of stamped images from Darkroom Door Tick Tock, Vintage Office and New York Volume II along with the Art Journey Postcard set. 

Darkroom Door and Art Journey will be giving away a few prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by Sunday, June 29th. Lots of chances to win some goodies, just leave a comment on this post to enter!
 
Your next stop on the blog hop is the talented Corine van Kuilenburg!
 
Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the Darkroom Door blog (http://www.darkroomdoor.com/Blog) for a complete list to all the blogs in the hop!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Suzz
 

67 comments:

  1. Awesome ATC's Suzz!! Love the layering and techniques! :) Thanks for being a part of the blog hop :)

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  2. These are amazing!!! Beautiful every one of the

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  3. I love these ATC's, Suzz! The colors are great; I especially like the blue one.

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  4. Such beautiful, inspiring ATCs Suzanne! A wonderful set, showing the beauty of Darkroom Door and Art Journey stamps together.

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  5. Neato. I love them all--couldn't pick a favorite. Just the right balance, which I find so hard to do with collage work, but I do admire it when I see it.

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  6. Beatiful,lovely atc's..............

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  7. Hi Suzanne
    I just love your ATC's, They are stunning. The combination of Art Journey and Darkroom Door work very Well and your coulours and compositions are great! Thans so much for your work! I Will come Back to see more of it in the future.
    Louise Kolker
    Art Journey

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  8. you have a great way of using colors. wonderful ATC's

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  9. These are really great ATCs. Love your colour combinations and your mixture of elements.

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  10. What a fabulous set of ATCs.... I keep looking at them trying to choose a favourite & I can't they are all so beautiful. I have to say that I especially love the colour combination of the last card. Just goes to show how brilliantly these 2 stamp manufacturers' products work so well together hand in hand

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  11. I love all of them. Great work. !!

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  12. I like it.. love them all.. great ideas..
    i get..

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  13. Wow...these all look fabulous Suzz...I have some of these stamps and you have given me some great ideas!!!
    Dot x

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  14. Such lovely cards...almost scenery's Suzanne! Gorgeous.
    greetings, Alie

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  15. What a lovely set of atc's! Very inspiring.

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  16. What a great set of ATC's. I love the layering.. and the colors you have used ! So nice to see your work !

    gr. Dianne ten Hove

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  17. all your atc's are fabulous! all the details and dimension.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  18. Lovely cards, with great stamps !

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  19. Great mix of stamps and lovely backgrounds! The first one is my fav! greets Miranda

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  20. Great ATC's! Love the fine colouring. All little peaces of great artwork!

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  21. Wonderful ATC's Suzz! I think my favourite is the last one, but they are all so lovely, it's actually hard to choose. Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

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  22. great ATC cards, I love them

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  23. I'm a big fan of atc and they are grand.
    Marie-Anne Raeman

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  24. What a beautiful set ATC's!!

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  25. What lovely ATCs, I really love the colour schemes you have chosen. There are some stamps there I am seriously hankering over, love those paintbrushes and you have persuaded me I need the Cornflower Blue ink pad now too! Great inspiration for projects and the shopping list too! Elaine x

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  26. Beautiful ATC Sue! They are all so different and the colours are wonderful. Fabulous stamping!!

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  27. These are gorgeous! I think the first one is my favorite. :)

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  28. Really terrific job of mixing different images and having them work so well together on your card creations. Very very nice!!

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  29. Amazing collection which certainly showcases both stamp companies to perfection.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  30. Lovely use of colour to accent your ATCs.

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  31. I love your backgrounds on all of these!

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  32. Your ATC's are stunning Suzanne....I love the depth you have created with those wonderful stamps and fabulous colours. Thank you for sharing
    Annie x

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  33. Oh wow. These are fantastic. Nothing more needs to be said. Love them

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  34. So nice to see these lovely ATC's. Miniature masterpieces.

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  35. Yess I agree, fabulous stamping!! Love your ATC's!

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  36. Ohhhh!!! just loving your delightful postcard designs, such detail and fab colour schemes !

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  37. love these ATC's! Wonderful muted colors and gorgeous details. TFS!

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  38. Adorable ATCs indeed! I see you have done hundreds of them...

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  39. What fabulous ATCs, Suzz - I love the greeny blue pigeon post one, and the first one is so glamorous in gold. Lovely showcase for those fab stamps.
    Alison x

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  40. Your atc's are all just great! Love the colors you used too.

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  41. These are all fabulous but the Butterfly one is my absolute favorite!! I love the colors and the flourishes are also quite delightful! Absolutely GORGEOUS! TFS!

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  42. Very Cooool DD & AJ ATC's, Suzanne! Each ATC was so unique and fun to look at! Wonderful blog hop creations!! Thanks for making our hop so enjoyable!! XOXO-Shari

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  43. Hi Suzz. Love the ATC's. The stamps are great. Take care.

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  44. Beautiful ATC. Love the stamping. Thanks for sharing Anneke.

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  45. I love all these ATC's and such a wonderful mix of stamps and great designs. x

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  46. What a lovely set of ATC's! Great use of the stamps, I like the colours you have used too.
    Jenni

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  47. Love the soft colour palette you use. Nicely done.

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  48. Fabulous Cards!! Love the one with the dove! Thanks for hopping!

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  49. A beautiful set of ATC's ! I love the backgrounds !

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  50. Love these little works of art which showcase both DD and A j so perfectly.

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  51. Wow wow wow absolutely awesome ATCs, very inspiring :-) Kezzy xxx

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