Darkroom Door’s Creativity Quote

Kemperjournal09082013Love this new Creativity quote stamp from Darkroom Door… I used it on a journal page that’s been stamped and stenciled with lots of paints and inks.  I also used some of Tim Holtz’s Remnant Rubs and Wendy Vecchi’s black embossing paste.  The large compass is another new release from Darkroom Door… it goes so well with Tim’s compass Rub.

I’ll add this to the  Anything Goes challenge at Frilly and Funkie and the Forgotten Things challenge at Our Creative Corner.  That ledger stencil in the background had gone missing and was recently found. Love that one, and I’m glad to have it back in my playlist.

The next two weekends I will be teaching classes in Connecticut (9/14 – Great American Stamp Store), New Hampshire (9/20 and 9/21 – Eclectic Paperie), and Massachusetts (9/22 – Absolutely Everything).

Click here: Marjie’s Teaching Schedule for details and project videos.  I’d love to meet you at any of these classes. Thanks for the visit!


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Great quote and I love your arrangement of stamps and stencils on this card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

  2. Jane Simons says:

    Love your colour palette!

  3. Great use of Seth’s stencil! Love the colors too:)

  4. Love these images! Gorgeous color too Marjie, as always!

  5. Love your use of color…makes me think of the trees in my back yard where the sunlight filters through the leaves. One of my favorite sights. Great quote and so many fun elements, Marjie…this one makes me happy!

  6. Another delicious & amazing page!! :))

  7. Very cool! I would LOVE to see your collection of stamps & stencils – it must be totally awesome!!

  8. As soon as I saw this thumbnail I knew it was yours Marjie! Just love those colours and the way all the images work so seamlessly together. Would love to take one of your classes but so far away. . . .So glad you found your missing stencil (I have that one but haven’t used it for a while. . . . ).
    Hope you are well.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner for this challenge.

  9. Lovely piece Marjie, have fun with your classes! Valerie

  10. So well suited for a journal page and as always, amazing use of colour and stencils.
    A wonderful sense of positive power exudes from this page.

  11. A great AJ page Marjie, great details and stamping

  12. Adding this to my favorite quotes, Marjie! Love the black in contrast with those strong vivid colors–really make them pop!

  13. I love all of your pages. What type of paper are you using, manila cardstock?

    • Marjie Kemper says:

      Thanks! That spread is in one of Dyan Reaveley’s art journals which has a mix of manila and matte card… I don’t recall which pages I used but they are gesso’d in any case so it wouldn’t matter on this one.

  14. I agree – a brilliant quote, and I’m so glad you found that lovely ledger stencil again – what a beauty. Glorious page altogether, with that steampunk hairstyle too… Lovely to have you play along at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison xx
    Hope all the classes go brilliantly too.

  15. This is yummy Marjie! Gorgeous colours to go with that fab quote! x

  16. That is a great quote. I love it. I love all the depth of colors on your pages. So pretty.

  17. Love your piece!!

  18. Yes, it’s a wonderful quote. Also your card looks fantastic, love the bright colors again.

  19. Wonderful composition and fabulous colours Marjie and I love the added embossing paste. As ever, a gorgeous journal page. Thanks so much for joining in our Forgotten Things challenge at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Anne x

  20. What a fun journal page! Love the way you’ve built this composition! I’ve seen your class promos and your students are in for a treat!

  21. A fabulous quote and displayed beautifully on your great coloured background.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  22. Now that IS a great sentiment Marjie. Love the feeling of being on a journey through this journal page. Thanks so much for entering the challenges at Frilly and Funkie and Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x

  23. This is gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors and the chevrons!!!

  24. Awesome journal page Marjie! Love the colors and how you’ve put it all together 🙂

  25. Nice stamp fun page with a lot of yellow, so sunny. Will miss you next weekend I have the VB again. xox

  26. Fabulous Marjie x Stunning colours and wonderful layers x TFS

    Hugs Annie x

  27. I love all the cool stamping and patterns going on here. The stamps go so well together. And I love that steampunk lady!

  28. Stunning! Fantastic new DD stamp, what a great quote and I totally love how you have used it with the other elements and stamps. Fab colours too!

  29. Great quote, and how perfect for the whole steampunk motif.