Showing posts with label Starving Artist Stamps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Starving Artist Stamps. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Get Well on the Chaise Lounge

I'm multi-challenging again - my card today is for theSplit Coast color challenge, da Mudder's Teapot Challenge, Hostess Joan's Doubledog Dare Challenge to make a get well card, and I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch!

So I'm bringing this lovely chaise lounge to help decorate Belassiz's villa so hopefully Bodacious will win her hand. I added a soft comfy pillow and a matching teapot and cup to make it more versatile! (see the Teapot challenge for clarification of this sentence!)

The chaise is paper pieced and the wood part is colored with a copic. The teapot, cup and pillow are up on foam dimensionals.

Thanks for coming by today!

Stamps: Starving Artist Doodle Factory/Classic Decor, Sentiment: Tea for Two - PTI
Paper: vintage cream, sage shadow, close to cocoa, DP K&Co brown & green polka dots, text style - In Bloom - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tea Dye Distress Ranger
Accessories: foam dimensionals, copic E37, tiny dots satin terre Cotta ribbon - PTI, swiss dots cuttlebug folder,

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Come for Tea and a Hair Cut!

This week's Teapot Tuesday over on Split Coast was a wonderful castle teapot. I was inspired by the castle walls and made this card using a fun mosaic tile stamp from Starving Artists that I've had for ages but never inked up yet.(I say that about so many stamps! LOL!)
You ink the stamp with Versamark - then over stamp it in a color using a flower stamp (or whatever) stamp it on card stock - and then clear emboss it. I love how it came out!
The window and sentiment are also from Starving Artistamps/Doodle Factory. The story is that Rapunzle is a hairdresser in the castle and she's trying to drum up business. Hopefully this pretty wall will be inviting to people who walk by and they'll stop in for Rapunzle to cut their hair - ya think??
This also fits the Tuesday Doubledog Dare challenge this week where jdmommy (Anne) challenged us to use some kind of frame on our card. I used a window frame!
Stamps: tile - Starving Artistamps, Window & Sentiment - Starving Artist Stamps/Doodle Factory, flowers - Essence of Love - SU
Paper: white - PTI, Sahara Sand - SU
Ink: Versamark, Ocean Tides - PTI, Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories: clear EP, hot gun, foam dimensionals, labels eight nestabilities, cuttlbbug, xacto knife

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Don't have a Clue???

Gosh - I hope I'm not too late to help solve the crime at Mother Mark's Clue Game Tea Party today - I had to go to the dentist of all things - hey, maybe it was the dentist, in the reclining chair, with the cleaning tool!?!?! But I digress - I found a ton of clues laying around my stamping room so hopefully these will help Inspector Clueso and everyone else solve the dastardly done deed???!!!


I have cleverly hidden several clues on this seemingly innocent 'come hither' card. Can you find them?!?!?


You can find out what the heck I'm talking about here on Mothermark's blog. and it's also posted over in the forums on Split Coast here Come along and help us find the CLUE's!!!


This is also my card for this weeks DoubleDog Dare Challenge - Joan Ervin was our hostess and her challenge was to celebrate Glamour Girls! You can see the members of the Doubledog Challenges on my side bar - click on the logo and it will take you to the gallery with all the DDC cards - come play along!


thanks for coming by today!!


Stamps: Starving Artists Doodlefactory, Lady Silhouette- Erte unknown company
Paper: white, In Bloom: PTI, Basic Black Baja Breeze, DP: SU
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: sticky half pearls, foam dimensionals, ocean tide satin ribbon:PTI, gold spica pen, zutter corner rounder, tag trio spellbinders, paper piercer, ornare template

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Town, A Hero and Some Wedding Pictures!

The Inspiration Challenge this week on Split Coast was a web site of pillows - Boujour Mon Coussin. I chose this town scene pillow for inspiration. And here is the card I created.

My Doodle Factory Rooftops stamp from Starving Artists was perfect for this scene. I embossed it in white on eggplant then cut around the edges and popped it up on the celery cuttled panel. I used the Mesh Cuttlebug folder to give the idea of the weave of the pillow fabric and I sponged it with So Saffon to soften it a little. I mounted the sentiment behind the buildings to look like it was a Billboard.
Stamps: Doodle Factory Neighborhood: Starving Artists, Sentiment: Doodle Bug Starving Artists Paper: Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant: SU, Pure Poppy: PTI
Ink: Versamark watermark stamp (for embossing), Pure Poppy: PTI, So Saffron: SU
Accessories: White EP, hot gun, foam dimensionals, Star & Heart Punches: McGill, mesh folder: Cuttlebug, rectangle nestability, sponge
My second card today was made for the Featured Stamper challenge on Split Coast. I was so excited because the FS was Debbie (DbDoodle) who I know from being on the H&M Design Team with. I chose her My Hero card to case today. My son, Josh, was in the Army and so I made this to give him on Memorial Day - because I am so proud that he chose to go into the military and do his part to protect our country and our freedoms.I changed the colors and altered the design a bit but used the same stamp sets: Hoo-Rah and Hoo- Rah Sentiments from H & M Stamps . I'll be using this set alot for my Memorial Day and 4th of July cards!

And finally - here are a few pictures from my niece's wedding yesterday. We had wonderful weather, the bride was beautiful! the groom was handsome! and the reception held at the Tewksbury Country club was lovely - we couldn't have asked for anything more!
Here are Katie and Greg lighting their unity candle that Katie and I made - stamping their names and wedding date on tissue paper, wrapping the tissue around the candle with wax paper over it and heating it with a hot gun. Then we added ribbon. It came out beautifully. You can see a tutorial on Split Coast for this procedure here.

And here is the bride with her best friends/bridesmaids and sister Christie (to the right of Katie). Aren't their dresses and flowers lovely!?

This is my sister, Marcia, mother of the bride - and me - proud aunt of the bride!


Thanks so much for stopping by - I appreciate your comments!
Stamps: Hoo-Rah, Hoo-Rah Sentiments: H&M Stamps, Stitched Ribbon stamp: Hero Arts
Paper: Kraft, Wild Wasabi: SU, Vintage Cream: PTI, DP My minds eye - 29th Market St - Spirit shining star
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondack Butterscotch, New Leaf: PTI, So Saffron: SU
Accessories: sponge, brads, star brad, oval nestabilities, foam dimensionals, edge distresser: Heidi Swapp, copics, Cuttlebug folder: Distressed stripes, ribbon: New Leaf Saddle stitched: PTI

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hey Dude! Inspired ATC's

As I was looking through the Frenchbull Website for the Inspiration Challenge on Split Coast - I found these Kids Mini Notebooks and knew that my Doodle Factory Stamps would be perfect for this.I made 4 ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) for this challenge. Starting with a 2.5 x 3.5 white panel, I added the designer papers, stamped Yapples, Zot, Skoober, and Mimo on colored card stock - colored them a little with Copics and attached them with foam dimensionals.The sentiments are from Cornish Heritage Farms Little Guy set. I used the Stampin Up large oval punch. I sponged the edges of the sentiment and the cards with So Saffron Ink, punched the corners and added little gold stickers.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Doodle Factory Creatures: Starving Artists, Cornish Heritage Farms: Little Guy
Paper: Artist Trading Cards: Hampton Arts, Basic Black: SU, New Leaf, Spring Rain, Berry Sorget, Summer Sunrise: PTI, DP Urban Prairie Basic Grey Paper pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, So Saffron: SU
Accessories: gold rhinestone stickers, foam dimensionals, corner punch, oval punch: SU, copics

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Almighty and a Friend

I finally got to making my 6x6 page for Challenge 6 of Patter's His Holy Name Challenge The attribute of God this week is ALMIGHTY.I seem to gravitate towards the verses that speak about God as the creator and ruler of our world - and I chose Amos 4:13 to illustrate Almighty. These verses bring a vibrant picture to mind which makes it easier for me to make a card depicting it.

My scene this week is a little whimsical using the fun Doodle Factory country background stamp - I paper pieced the moutains and fields - the 'snow' capped mountains and clouds are puffed with liquid applique. The sun, butterfly, flower and almighty tag are all up on foam dimensionals. I made the black borders using an EK Success scalloped punch.

Stamps: Starving Artists Doodle Factory Background stamp, Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: Aqua Mist & Bitty Dots Basics: PTI, Green DP: SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black: Tsukeniko, Aqua Mist: PTI
Accessories: EK success scallop punch, liquid applique, martha stewart butterfly & flower punches, copics, word window punch: SU, avery label, computer generated verse, gem stones: Hero Arts, foam dimensionals



My next card was for the Clean and Simple challenge on Split Coast - to use punches but keep everything to a minimum leaving lots of open space.I used the flower and fern Martha Stewart punches, a vintage button from Papertrey Ink, one stamp from the Friends till the End Papertrey Ink set and a Hero Arts gem!

Ok - I'm off to bed - trying to catch up on some sleep after a busy weekend!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink : Friends till the end
Paper: white, ripe avocado, raspberry fizz: PTI
Ink: Ripe Avocado: PTI
Accessories: vintage button: PTI, Martha Stewart bakers thread, Flower punch and fern punch

Saturday, December 20, 2008

An Inspired Party and a Box of Nuts

This was one of the fun images Stef showed us on Split Coast for the Inspiration Challenge - a web site of Alexander Girard, a textile designer.

I was inspired by these images because I knew my Doodlebug Factory stamps were PERFECT for this!

Here are Zot, Frozey and Twinkx greeting you and all ready to party! Don't know if you can see it but I used yellow flock on Frozey's head to try and give the look of the yarn on the inspiration piece.

Stamps: Starving Artists: Doodlebug factory, sentiment: PTI It's a celebration
Paper: summer sunrise, white: PTI
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, summer sunrise: PTI
Accessories: sponge, yellow flock, zig glue pen, foam dimensionals, star punch, heart punch, oval punch, copics, sequins

And here is another quick packaging idea for a holiday food gift.


I get these great little boxes from Clearbags.com. The stamps are from the My Punny Valentine set by Papertrey Ink. The ribbon is from PTI also. I used Naturals Ivory and More Mustard card stock from Stampin Up. Inside I just tucked a square of green tissue paper.

And you can see the Sugar & Spiced nuts (Recipe by Denise) tucked inside. This will be included in a bag of treats I'm giving some friends.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Frozey is So Sorry

Here is my funny little 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 card for the color challenge at Split Coast (use blush blossom, close to cocoa, ruby red) as well as the weekly Double Dare Challenge I do with a group of SCS friends. Joan Ervin was the hostess this week and her Double Dare Challenge was to do a 'simple' no layer card. Ha!! NOT SO SIMPLE to do a no layer card - try it!!!I used one of my fun new Doodle Factory guys (Frozey) - who makes me laugh just to look at him! and he really does look So Sorry - doesn't he??? To add a little something to the card - I embossed a frame around him with my Nestability die. I colored him with Stampin Up markers going over it again in certain areas to try and add a little depth to the 'no layers'!!


It is a funny little card - but I'm happy with it!

If you'd like to see the other Double Dare Challenge cards - look here.

And if you'd like to save 10% on these fun Doodle factory stamps by Starving Artists Stamps - check out Donna's blog here. She's the one who 'enabled' me!!!



Stamps: Starving Artist Stamps: Doodle Factory (Frozey), Sentiment: So Many Sayings - SU
Paper: Blush blossom - SU
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Nestability square, cuttlebug, SU markers: Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Almost Amethyst, Prismacolor marker: Cool Grey

Thursday, August 7, 2008

3 Challenges in 1 and Fair Warning of Artful INKables Sneak Peeks!

I should be working on my Sneak Peeks for the Artful INKables new release coming up Thursday August 14th - but I just had to do Kristina Werner's Color challenge and also the Split coast Sketch challenge that I missed yesterday - so my card today covers 3 challenges (!) Yesterday's sketch and todays Ways to Use It (to use Bling or jewels on your card) and Kristina's color inspiration challenge seen here.

And here is the Split Coast Sketch we were to use for this week's challenge.
I used my fun new Starving Artists Doodle Factory Halloween zombie and my new Forest Branch cuttlebug folder. I added the shimmer brad for one of the monsters eyes (ouch!) and some square jewel brads in the corners.
Here's a close up of the cute little guy! The set comes with several goblins, some candy stamps and a sentiment. They have other theme doodle factory guys too - so go check it out!

As I said at the top of my posting - I'm busy working on some sneak peeks for Artful INKables that I will start showing on Sunday so please check back for that!

Kristin will be having 4 terrific new sets on her site on Thursday August 14th so all of us "Ink Girls" (the design team) will be doing sneak peaks Sunday through Wednesday! You won't want to miss it!

Stamps: Doodle Halloween - Starving Artist Stamps, Boo - Savvy Stamps
Paper: basic black, pumpkin pie, rose red - SU, green bazzill
Ink: onyx black versafine
Accessories: prismacolor markers, cuttlebug, forest branches & swiss dots folders, circle punches, foam dimensionals, jewel brads, shimmer brad: Making Memories