Darkroom Door

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We have been really inspired by a post from the 
this week.  
You can click on the link to pop over and have a look sometime.  
They run fantastic challenges each month and have lots of inspiration from group members.

The project that excited us this week was created by Godelieve Tijskens from
who not only creates amazing work but has also designed stamp collections for Darkroom Door during 2019.  Here are some of her designs for Darkroom Door and some examples created by herself, Rachel and the entire Darkroom Door design team.

Here it is below:
The project that we thought was worth sharing with you all.
Godelieve has taken an assortment of Darkroom Door stamps and teamed them with Ecoline Brush Markers and created these colourful whimsy cards which we just love!!!!

 How fabulous are these colours????
These markers come in an array of vibrant colours and are perfect for brush lettering also.

If ink is more your style, they also make a set of ink pots which have an intense pigment colour.

A great idea whenever you get a new set of pens is to create your own colour swatch so you can see what colours your pens break down to within each colour.
A blender pen is also available and comes with some of the sets.  Look at the amazing effects you can create when blending.

Hope you get our our colour markers and have a play or if you need some new ones, let us know and we will see what we can help you with.  Just call the girls at the shop for help, 3851 2200.

Stay safe, stay healthy.
Karenina and the A Place to Create team. 

cardstock, Couture Creations, Darkroom Door, Mixed Media, shimelle, stencils, tcw, Ultimate Crafts, vicki boutin


How long has it been since you popped over? 
 Not only have we had to move a few things around to fit our in store crops in but we have had loads of new stock arrive and we have now filled it with  so many new goodies.  
We thought you might like to have a look so here’s some pics to help you see what we’ve been up to. 
Remember we will be popping up to Toowoomba Carnival of Crafts on Sunday 28th April 10am – 2pm with a pop up shop at the Showgrounds to say thanks to all our hill folk friends who have visited us and to hopefully meet lots more.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

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Welcome to 2019 and what better way to get back into it than with some great specials. 

These deals are only available 
Wednesday 2nd Jan to Saturday 5th January 
– 4 days only and apply to in store stock. 

Remember our shorter holiday hours for this week are 
9.30am – 2.00pm. 

Free cropping 
in our air conditioned store is available every day, just let us know and we’ll make a space for you. 
Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

brisbane cardmaking, Darkroom Door, distress oxide, frame stamps, stencils

$5 Make and Takes this week with Darkroom Door and oxide inks

This week’s $5 make and take allows you to create your own 
oxide ink background, stamp with the new Darkroom Door frame stamps
and then using Darkroom Door stencils, create a fabulous silhouette effect.
Wednesday 10.30am – 11.00am
Thursday 1.00pm – 1.30pm
Friday 10.30am – 11.00am
Call the store on 3851 2200 to reserve a spot.
Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

classes, Darkroom Door, distress oxide, Mixed Media, Rachel Greig


It couldn’t have been a more fabulous finale for what was an amazing week of fun for the shop’s 7th birthday and first year in the new shop.  Rachel Greig’s classes were loads of fun and all the ladies and gentleman who attended had a fantastic day.   Thanks Rachel for spending a day with us and sharing so much knowledge.

Happy Creating,
and the A Place to Create Team
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Rachel Greig

… is a photographer, rubber stamp mixed media artist and proud owner and designer of Darkroom Door rubber stamps. Rachel has a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree, is a Ranger Certified Educator, and has been involved in the creative arts field for over 20 years.
Rachel was awarded the ‘Master of Scrapbooking’ by Scrapbooking Memories magazine in 2001 and became Photography Editor of My Reflections magazine and Scrapbooking Memories magazine for several years. Her photography articles and craft projects continue to be published in many books and magazines, including Somerset Studio, The Stampers Sampler, Take Ten, and Craft Stamper to name a few. She has appeared on QVC UK TV and makes regular appearances on Scrap It TV.
Rachel loves combining rubber stamps and photography in her projects, using lots of ink, paint, and stamping techniques. She enjoys sharing her ideas and encouraging her students to unlock the artist within! Her work has won many photographic and papercraft awards and has been featured in several art exhibitions. 

To see Rachel’s work and follow her incredible talent, visit any of the following links:

Rachel’s rubber stamp company, Darkroom Door, designs, manufactures and distributes Darkroom Door products within Australia and exports to more than 18 countries worldwide.

Darkroom Door

Rachel will be teaching 3 classes at  A Place to Create on
 Saturday 12th August
and you are welcome to attend one, two or all three if  you can spare the time.

See the Classes | Events Tab to see full details, times and prices.

Hope to see you there. 
Gayle and the Team

Art Journal, Darkroom Door, distress oxide, Dylusions, Rachel Greig, Texture stamps, Travel pages

RACHEL GREIG IS COMING – Saturday 12th August 2017

Rachel Greig
is a professional photographer and rubber stamp artist with a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree, majoring in photography and is well known to the paper craft industry with her ongoing commitment to and involvement in designing, creating and teaching fabulous projects to excite and inspire.
2017 is no different for Rachel as she travels across Australia teaching mixed media and stamping techniques.  Rachel will join us at A Place to Create on Saturday 12th August for a fabulous fun filled day with 3 classes.

The day will kick off with:

9.30am – 11.30am
Love stamping? Love playing with sprays? Love creating cards with a difference? In this class, you will create 4 different cards using Distress Spray Stains and Dylusions Ink Sprays using jumbo size 12 tags as your card base. Rachel loves the distress look and will share loads of tips and techniques using Darkroom Door Collage, Photo and Texture Stamps, along with lots of different ways to use Distress Spray Stains (not just spraying!). You’ll stamp with it, dye with it and more! The techniques shown in this class can be used for art journaling, scrapbooking and mixed media projects. 

followed by:
12.30 –  2.30pm
Take a journey into your art journal with inks, stamps, texture paste, stencils, tags and more! You’ll learn how to create a pocket page to store ephemera, postcards and hidden journaling. Rachel will show you how to build layers in your journal starting from a blank page all the way through to a finished textured piece of art! Please bring along your own journal that has two or more consecutive blank pages to work on. If you don’t have your own journal, talk to us and we will set you up with a journal or some pages you can commence your art journal journey on.
and the day will wrap up with:
3 – 5.30pm
Create an inspirational star book filled with vibrant colour using the new Distress Oxide ink pads and stamps from Darkroom Door! You’ll create interesting mixed coloured backgrounds, learn how to create the ‘oxidised’ effect and colour with these fabulous ink pads! Each Darkroom Door Quote stamp will be a reminder to live a creative and fun life! 


 Please phone the store to book your places in these amazing  classes and learn from one of Australia’s true home grown talents. Ph: 3851 2200
Stay and play all day for $155.00.
All day fee includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch, tea and coffee and 3 fabulous classes.
Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team


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Thanks to all our new followers – good luck with the first of our prize draws for a fab layout kit designed by Cariena Basson from South Africa. 
Have you checked out our SHOP tab and the link to albums you can buy from?  This is the last week of our die and emboss folder special so don’t miss out.  We can post or hold for pick up.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the A Place to Create Team