Monday, January 19, 2009

Remix Revisited

I am having so much fun with the images in the DoodleFactory Valentine Remix set from Starving Artistamps. Since I've had some extra stamping time over my extended weekend, I was able to pull out some of the Remix images to use for some blogger sketch challenges.

First, I did Lauren's sketch using the cute little candy image. The image is colored with Copic markers and embellished with a little glitter. I layered it on a pinked circle mat to kind of copy the edges of the candy wrapper.

I stamped the "so sweet" sentiment from Simple Sweet Sayings in the bottom right corner of the pink panel. It doesn't show in the photo, but I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to painstakingly line up the sentiment and stamp it repeatedly in matching pink ink on the panel.

Materials Used:
DoodleFactory Valentine Remix set, Simple Sweet Sayings set, pretty background stamp (Starving Artistamps); white cardstock (Xerox); Tuxedo Black ink (Memento); markers (Copic Ciao); Sweet Blush and Dark Chocolate Palette inks, Sweet Blush and Raspberry Fizz cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Real Red classic ink, Real Red and Close to Cocoa cardstock, Chocolate Chip poly twill, Dazzling Diamonds, scallop edge punch, dimensionals (Stampin' Up!); circle and pinking circle dies (Nestabilities); pink buttons (Walmart)

For this card, I used fellow Great Swaps Girl Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge. Her sketches always have a bunch of layers on them and turn out looking so nice. I created a little scene for the main image panel with Stewie and the small envelope image. I used a cloud template to create the sky and sponged on some grass, too.

I embossed the red panel with the Cuttlebug Heart Blocks folder, then highlighted the embossing by rubbing on some shimmery white pigment ink. The strip across the cardfront is made using a Martha Stewart border punch. I'm not thrilled with this punch. It didn't punch cleanly, so I had to run the strip through it a bunch of times. I'm going to try to sharpen it with some foil and see if that makes a difference . . .

Materials Used:
DoodleFactory Valentine Remix set and sentiments (Starving Artistamps); white cardstock (Xerox); Tuxedo Black ink (Memento); markers (Copic Ciao); Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery, and Real Red Classic ink, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, and Basic Gray cardstock, Dazzling Diamonds, sponge, Real Red and Basic Black markers, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, dimensionals (Stampin' Up!); heart border punch (Martha Stewart); white satin ribbon (Target); Heart Blocks embossing folder (Cuttlebug); Moonlight White ink (Brilliance); heart brad (Making Memories)

And, finally, this card uses Mary Jo's sketch challenge. The cute little bee image is the focal point on this 4 1/2" square card. I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the bee's wings and to the envelope in the bee's "hands."

I used my new Nestabilities hearts to create a layered mat for the bee image. I layered this over a block of light pink paper stamped with the striped background stamp from Starving Artistamps. Kind of matches the stripes on the bee . . . I stamped the "bee my valentine" sentiment in rose ink and punched it out with a circle punch, then added another one of those tiny heart brads as an embellishment. The yellow card base is a little change from the all red and pink valentines--I kind of like it!

Materials Used:
DoodleFactory Valentine Remix set and sentiment, striped background (Starving Artistamps); white cardstock (Xerox); Tuxedo Black ink (Memento); markers (Copic Ciao); Regal Rose Classic ink, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, and Barely Banana cardstock, 1 3/8" circle punch, mat pack and paper piercing tool, Dazzling Diamonds, Regal Rose and Basic Black markers, dimensionals (Stampin' Up!); pink grosgrain ribbon (Michaels); heart brad (Making Memories); 1 1/2" circle punch (EK Success); heart and scalloped heart die (Nestabilities)


  1. Oh my goodness!! These are adorable! Love all of them

  2. lori...these are all've been one busy little lady! thank you so muc for playing with my sketch last week, and i hope to see you again this week!


  3. Lotsa lotsa cute card!!! I love them all, so happy and bright!!

  4. All of them are fantastic Lori...but I'm loving that cupcake!!! Yummy!

  5. All three cards are so fun! I love the doggy with the card what a fun stamp!

  6. Each of these cards are just adorable! I love the bee on the one for my sketch, so cute. Thanks for playing along.


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