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 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:
Darkroom Door – Sydney Photochips, Sydney Filmstrip #1, Sydney Montage, Journey Word Block Stamp Set, Fun & 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:
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)