Saturday, February 7, 2009

Let's Go to the Hop!

Welcome to the very first Starving Artistamps Blog Hop! And what's the occasion, you ask? Well, we're celebrating the release of some brand new, very fun new DoodleFactory images...Set the Scene Backdrops! I've used the Rooftops and Tropical backdrops on my cards, and there are two more--Jungle and Country. Keep hopping to see them all!

Kathy Daume' at Pretty in Ink is next in our hop, but you're going to want to check out ALL of our blogs. Besides a collection of awesome cards, there's some blog candy hidden along the way. I don't have it, but one of us does, and you sure don't want to miss your chance!!! There's a complete list of all our blogs a little further down.

The first card I made is an Cocktail Party invitation using the Rooftops backdrop and Rupert from the Creatures collection. I colored this one with Prismacolor pencils and did just a tiny bit of blending with odorless mineral spirits. The printed paper is Basic Grey.

My second card uses the Tropical backdrop, and it's one of the those "just for fun" cards. The other images I used on the card come from the Tropics collection, and this one is colored with Copic markers.

Here's the rest of the blogs on our hop:
Juliana Swanson at Stampin' with Inky Fingers
Lisa Somerville at Splendiferous Creations
Donna Baker at Serenity in Stamping
Kathy Daume' at Pretty in Ink
Lori Tecler at Inking Aloud
Lydia Fiedler at Understand Blue
Andrea Cloutier AndreaScraps
Natasha Trupp at Palm Trees and Pogo Sticks
Heidi Kingery at Sweet Somethings
Leigh O'Brien at Sunflower Studio
Irene Silva at Tales from the DoodleFactory

And, before I go, here's a little something I promised to show a couple of friends of mine. I've been doing some beading off and on, and these are a few beaded bookmarks I've made recently. The one on the right is actually made of pieces from an old necklace I have laying around.

Enjoy the hop!

35 comments:

  1. I love 1/2 the rooftops with Rupert holding a martini! the stair-step card is FABULOUS! I have yet to make one of those!!

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  2. Both are wonderful - love all the detail in the Stair Step one!

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  3. Great cards! Love the stairstep one!

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  4. Your stair step card is so eye catching with that big wave in the front, and I love how you captured the evening light perfectly with your coloring on the cocktail card. The bold white lines in the background really draw your eyes to the card too.

    What Can I say, Donna, you've got me mesmerized!

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  5. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH - THE DRINKS ONE IS KILLING ME!! SPECTACULAR!!! I am totally drawn into that scene!!

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  6. WOW! These are both totally inspiring! Love how you used the urban background as a window scene. And that step card, wow! Love all the details there1

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  7. These are great Donna! The Tropical one is definitely a WOW card! Nicely done!

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  8. love what you did with the rooftops, everybody had such different takes on the stamps TFS

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  9. I really like your accordian fold card, the 3D look really suits the backdrop.

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  10. Wow, I love your fold card - aloha!!

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  11. Love your stair step card--what a great idea for using these backgrounds!

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  12. Great cards, I love both of them. What a great idea to let Rupert have a martini, I'm gonna have to steal that from you....:)
    Very pretty book marks as well, great job!

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  13. These are wonderful! I really love how you did the cocktails one! the colors are so city chic. Reminds me of "sex in the city" and the step card is totally awesome! Lots of WOW going on here!!

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  14. Oh Donna I love those backgrounds!! They are awesome and you've made some great cards!! I especially love the drinking cow? Pig? Hippo? Well, whatever he is, I love him :-)

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  15. I love the cocktail card...love the lil' guy and the patterned paper you chose. I love your Copic colouring on both cards.

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  16. Beautiful creations,love the waves one, cute!

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  17. Awesome cards, especially the one with the drink!!! Thanks!!

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  18. Too cute! Such awesome creations..WOW!!

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  19. I really like your tropical card too cute.

    And those bookmarks you made are gorgeous.

    M.E.

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  20. Super awesome cards -- love them both! The beading is fantabulous!

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  21. Your entire post is wonderful! I love the cards...they're fabulous! Your beading is beautiful! I made beaded Bible bookmarks w/ the two confirmation candidates that I mentored year before last, and a bracelet with last year's. SO fun!

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  22. Fantastic! Your coloring is beautiful.

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  23. Both cards are fabulous, I love the dimension on the 2nd one!

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  24. I love them both, Donna!! Such wonderful and amazing details, girl!! Wonderful job!!

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  25. Oh...I almost forgot to tell you that I love your bookmarks too!! They're gorgeous!!

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  26. Great job on the cards, that tropical one is genious with the layers! Great beading too, that's one craft that I don't have much experience with.

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  27. Nice creations....love the backgrounds...the "jewels" are nice, too...TFS http://nelliesnest.blogspot.com

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  28. I love the way you put together the Torpical card!

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  29. Love The way the backgrounds can be used in so many ways!!

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  30. Your beads are cool! :D

    I love the spin you have on the background stamps. Very cool!!!

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  31. Wow your cards are just awesome. I just love the details on both of them. Your bookmarks are so pretty.

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  32. I love this, Donna! Your city is so well done and realistic. I couldn't figure out what to do with those buildings once I had them on my paper. Great, great job!

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  33. What awesome creations! They are wonderful!

    Kim aka kradaker

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  34. Wow, Donna, you have created some lovely cards! I haven't been to any blogs for a while, so I had quite a bit to catch up on. You have been busy! I love your book marks. I have decided there is nothing that you can't do well.

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