Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Starving Artistamps Classic Decor Blog Hop

Come on in! You've found the Starving Artistamps DoodleFactory Classic Decor Blog Hop. We're celebrating the release of some brand new, very fun DoodleFactory images...Classic Decor and a set of sentiments to go along with them! I've used some of the images on my cards, but there are more, and there's blog candy hidden somewhere, so make sure you visit all the blogs in our hop. I'm the second stop, so if you didn't come here from the Starving Artistamps Company Blog, you should head over there first.

Juliana Swanson at Stampin with Inky Fingers is next in our hop. Juliana is an amazingly brilliant designer AND she's turning the big 40 today, so you'll definitely want to stop in over there to see her cards and give her a shout out for her birthday! There's a list of all the blogs in the hop at the end of my post...just in case you lose your way.

I've got some pretty awesome cards for you (if I do say so myself), but before I get to them I want to tell you about the awesome special that Tracey is offering on the new set. For 3 days only (July 8th-10th), buy both the complete collection of stamps and the coordinating sentiments and get enough cling cushion to mount them FREE.

OK...now for my cards! This one is paper pieced with Basic Grey Offbeat papers and kraft cardstock. The black accents are done with a glaze pen so that it looks like laquer, and colored accents are done with Copic markers. I thought this one would be a nice way to present an Ikea or Crate and Barrel gift card.

Next is another room scene using Basic Grey Marrakech paper with Copic marker coloring. Don't you just love that cuckoo clock?
And, here's another room scene that doesn't use any printed paper at all. All of the images are colored with Copic markers, and I made my "wallpaper" with the Fern Leaf Tooled Leather background stamp.


Now for the grand finale! What in the world is Yapples up to now?!? You just never know where he's going to turn up! This one is colored with Inktense pencils on watercolor paper. I embossed the chandelier, wet the paper with a mister, then used a waterbrush to pick up color from the pencil tips to create the tie dyed background. The rest is basic watercoloring, and you can't see in the photo, but I added Stickles to the chandelier to make it sparkle.


Blog Hop List
Starving Artistamps Company Blog
Me
Juliana Swanson
Donna Baker
Kathy Daume'
Lori Tecler
Lydia Fiedler
Andrea Cloutier
Natasha Trupp
Irene Silva
Dawn Mercedes
Jenn McMillan
Nina Aaslund
Laura Davis
Kazan Clark
Tracey Berkey

43 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Donna! These are all fabulous!!!

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  2. WOW! They are all FABULOUS!! I love the colors and patterns!! AND the fact that Zot (aka Little ME) is framed!!

    Wonderfully done, Donna!

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  3. You really did an amazing job with these. I LOVE the papers you chose for your upholstery!

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  4. Love these! I like the colors and the stamp sets and yes, every once in a while I swing from the chandaleirs here at home;)

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  5. Wow! Your paper piecing is amazing! I think your 4th card with the chandelier is too funny! Great color and paper choices too. :)

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  6. Awesome cards Donna!! And Yapples does seem the type to swing off chandeliers!!

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  7. You are so creative, thank you for the eye candy! Hopping on to the next one!

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  8. These are all stunning cards!! So much amazing detail! I love what you did with the frames! That chandelier is fantastic!

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  9. Beautiful cards! Love them all.

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  10. Donna, I truly love your cards! That first one is so well coordinated and the perfect classy look to kick off this release.

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  11. WOW! love your cards, especially the one with mini Zot - Come for Coffee, clever to mix those!!

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  12. Lovely cards, amazing work!

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  13. OMG - love your cards!!

    What fun! Thanks for being part of the cool blog hop. I love seeing all of the talent and inspiration from everyone.

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  14. Oh my! These cards are simply fabulous! I just love all the paper piecing. TFS!

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  15. What FUN artwork! Fabulous detail & fabulous creativity!

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  16. wow, i am already falling in love with this set--the sentiments are PERFECT!

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  17. Lovely examples of paper piecing. Beautiful way to use the new set!

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  18. wow! what striking cards you've made! awesome display of the new collection! I'm love it!

    Clouds :D

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  19. Aww, I love chair stamps! Your samples are beautiful...as usual! Fun fun little scenes. So many possibilities with these sets, huh!

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  20. These are fantastic ... love those paper pieced rooms.

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  21. Great job! I love everything about the cards!

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  22. What fabby cards. Love the new stamp set and those sentiments are great.

    M.E.

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  23. Fabulous, Donna! The Basic Grey papers work so well with these images, don't they? I love the framed mini Zot image!

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  24. Wow, Donna, your cards are absolutely stunning! I just LOVE the cards with Basic Gray-papers - they are GORJUSS!! :D

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  25. Basic Grey works so well with these images. Very elegant and inspired!

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  26. Wonderful cards - I especially love the Yapples one with the chandelier! Great images, too!

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  27. Wow - so detailed! I love all your cards! The last one is hilarious :)

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  28. what cute cards, I love them all!

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  29. Donna, these cards are great! I adore the chandelier one!!! :)

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  30. These stamps are fun, fun, fun! love the cards you made!

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  31. What fun, cute cards!! Love the rooms you designed!

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  32. Your cards are lovely! I especially like the first one!

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  33. These are just fablous and oh so elegant. I love the wallpaper that you made yourself and all those rooms so nicely decorated...I wish my house looked like those rooms.

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  34. OH MY GOSH!!! These are the most adorable cards EVER!!! I think my heart just skipped a beat! Yum, Yum, Yum:)

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  35. Oh my gosh!! These are FABULOUS!! I love all the paper piecing you did and how you snuck in the DF creatures!! Awesome!

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  36. Wow, you have such beautiful cards and all the detail is outstanding.

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  37. You create such stunning scenes! Way to rock the CPS sketch this week.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  38. Love the paper piecing. Such a fun way to use your stamps. Your project is just fabulous.

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