Darkroom Door

Hi, crafters. Today I am sharing a blog post featuring Darkroom Door. They are a company I design for and I love the variety of products that they offer. Here is an overview of the company and the founders:

Darkroom Door was founded in 2007 by professional photographer Rachel Greig and graphic designer Stewart Yule. While traveling throughout Europe in their blue Kombi van, Stewart and Rachel brainstormed an idea that would combine their love of art, design and photography into a range of art rubber stamps and paper products for the stamping and papercraft industry. From humble beginnings in Rachel’s photography studio, Darkroom Door moved its headquarters in 2009 to a larger studio and warehouse where they design, manufacture and distribute Darkroom Door products within Australia and export to more than 18 countries worldwide.

Rachel has a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree, majoring in photography. She has worked with many magazines as a photojournalist and photography editor. With a love of all things paper, Rachel turned her photographs into a range of quality handmade greeting cards which have sold worldwide for over 15 years. Rachel’s photographs have also been featured on home-ware products for Jason, NZ. Her work has won many photographic and papercraft awards and has been featured in several art exhibitions. Rachel teaches workshops in photography and rubber stamping at conventions and stores worldwide. View her website here: http://www.rachelgreig.com.au

Stewart has over 15 years graphic-design experience, specializing in both advertising and publishing. He has worked with clients such as Jaguar, Revlon, Foxtel, Chanel, Accenture and Scholastic Australia. He has also designed many novels and picture books in children’s publishing. Stewart was awarded The Australian Publishers Association Best Designed Children’s Picture Book for 2008 and shortlisted for 2010.

Some of the products provided by Darkroom Door includes Rubber Stamps, Photochips, Montage sheets, Wordstrips, Filmstrips and Alphastrips.  Many of the products feature Rachel’s photography and they are beautiful.

I love that the collections encompass the different products and feature the same images. Here are photos of the Sydney collection:

The Rubber Stamps:

The coordinating Photochips:

The Montage

The Filmstrips:

 The Wordstrips that go along with the collection:  

I love that you have the flexibility to pull together elements from the stamps to the cardstock items, and that it’s so easy to mix and match.

The Wordstrips and printed images make it simple to create a card quickly. and the stamps allow you the ability to mix in your own inked images with different colors.

Here is a project created with the Sydney Montage, Filmstrips and Wordstrips:

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Products Featured:

Darkroom Door – Sydney Photochips, Sydney Filmstrip #1, Sydney Montage, Journey Word Block Stamp SetFun & Games Stamp Set; .Too Marker Corp. COPIC Markers; Advantus Tim Holtz Idea-ology Plaquettes, Hinge Clips and Metal Word Bands; bottlecap, chipboard book

Here is another project I made using a mix of stamps and a photo image:

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Products featured:

Darkroom DoorPhotoBooth – Ladies, DarkRoom Door – Vintage Office; twine; Advantus Tim Holtz Idea-ology Philosophy Tags, Brads and File Label Holder

Rachel at Darkroom Door has graciously offered up a Darkroom Door prize package valued at $78.30.  It includes:

Bright Blossoms Vol 1 Rubber Stamps

Bright Blossoms Vol 2 Rubber Stamps

Bright Blossoms Montage, Photochips, Filmstrips and Wordstrips

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post before June 17th at 11:59 PM CST.  We will randomly select a winner to receive this wonderful prize package! The winner will be announced on the morning of June 18th.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzanne Czosek from Suzz’s Stamping Spot (www.suzzstampingspot.blogspot.com)

31 thoughts on “Darkroom Door

  1. These stamps look wonderful.
    So much detail in them and
    all the products look very nice.
    Would love to win. Thanks!
    Carla from Utah

  2. Great post – hearing how craft businesses start up is inspirational. Love the Vintage Office set. I’m obsessed with typewriters!

  3. Love all of Rachel’s products. Recently did a class with her using the Bright Blossoms and would love to win this package

  4. These stamps are amazing – I have yet to buy any, (mainly die to my location) but I am constantly in awe of their product. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  5. I love Rachels products and have quite a few tins of stamps and montages etc but don’t have that range so I would love to add them to my collection. Thank You for the chance.

  6. Darkroom Door is my favourite stamp company. I love the way the stamps and graphics all work together so well. Fabulous!

  7. I love Darkroom door products, I have some stamps with words and the word strips. They are a great Aussie company! Keep up the great products.

  8. I have a number of Darkroom Door stamps but not these ones, well not yet anyway. I love it how Rachel shares so many ideas with us and I always look forward to her posts.

  9. Wow, I love these stamps, they are so vibrant and almost look alive!!! Just thinking of all the marvellous things I could make with these.

  10. Rachel you have outdone yourself again with a beautiful range of stamps and paper products that mix and match. You are so generous with product and the personality to match. Gotta be in it to win it. Thank you

  11. Just love the stamps…and the chance of being able to have the entire set of coordinating “stuff” to go with them makes my head spin with ideas…and the shared art if fabby.

  12. Dark Room is new to me, I love their products, so artsy. And I love your samples too. TFS and for the chance to win.

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