Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm a DoodleFactory Fan

Check out the new DoodleFactory fan button in my sidebar! Isn’t it fun? You can pick one up for yourself at the Starving Artistamps gallery blog. And, since, I’m on the subject already, here’s a little DoodleFactory inspiration for you.

I made this card for Jenn’s sketch challenge. I wanted to make a card that would be good for a little boy, so I went with shades of blue and green for my background papers and for my image.

I started by selecting my coordinating patterned papers. This way, I had an idea of what colors to use on my stamped image. I colored Buttons the bunny with Copic markers, then arranged the cardstock panels to match the sketch. The sentiment was just the right size to fit alongside the stamped image.

In keeping with the boy theme, instead of using flowers as an embellishment, I went with a trio of cream buttons--and perfect for a bunny named Buttons, too. I threaded a piece of brown twine through each button and secured it on the back of the button with a glue dot.

Materials Used:
DoodleFactory Easter set and Easter sentiments (Starving Artistamps); white Choice Cardstock (Taylored Expressions); Tuxedo Black ink (Memento); markers (Copic Ciao); patterned paper (K & Company); Blue Bayou Classic ink, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, and Blue Bayou cardstock, scallop edge punch, corner rounder, Top Note die (Stampin’ Up!); white satin ribbon (Target); buttons (Papertrey Ink); twine (Walmart)

I made this 4 1/4" square card based on this week's sketch at Card Patterns. I made a few changes to the shapes on the layout, but definitely used elements from the sketch as inspiration.

I used Yoop, the cute lamb from the Easter set, as my focal image here. Yoop's shaded and colored a little with Copic markers and I added some white Fun Flock, too. I layered the image on a pair of hearts and stamped the "love ewe" sentiment next to the image. I had room for a cute little heart brad, too (covering a tiny ink smudge . . .)

I layered the heart on a dot embossed circle, then layered the circle on a piece of dotted patterned paper. The corners of the paper are wrapped with coordinating pink ribbon, then layered on the kraft card base.

Materials Used:
DoodleFactory Easter set and Fresh and Funky Farm sentiments (Starving Artistamps); white Choice Cardstock (Taylored Expressions); Tuxedo Black ink (Memento); markers (Copic Ciao); Riding Hood Red Classic ink, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, and Kraft cardstock, Bella Rose designer paper, Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals (Stampin' Up!); Swiss Dot embossing folder (Cuttlebug); white Fun Flock (Stampendous); heart and circle dies (Nestabilities)

This card features the Bluebelle image from the Easter set. I stamped the image twice so that I could cut out the top of the flower and attach it with dimensionals. The image is colored with Copic markers, then coated with some Angel Wings Shimmerz for a subtle sparkle.

I used a monochromatic blue color scheme--what else??-- to show off Bluebelle. The panel on the left side of the card is stamped with the Pretty Background in pigment ink and bordered with a scalloped strip to match the image’s mat.

Materials Used:
DoodleFactory Easter set and Pretty Background (Starving Artistamps); white Choice Cardstock (Taylored Expressions); Tuxedo Black ink (Memento); markers (Copic Ciao); Tempting Turquoise Craft ink, Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy, and Soft Sky cardstock, scallop edge punch, mat pack and paper piercing tool (Stampin’ Up!); satin ribbon (Target); oval dies (Nestabilities); Angel Wings paint (Shimmerz); self-adhesive rhinestones (Michaels)


  1. Ok these cards are so fun and funky I am getting some of these stamps! BR-T

  2. These are all so fun and cheery Lori, just love them!! I am slowly catching up with blogging again - love what you have been up to lately! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  3. Gosh, all three of your cards are so adorable Lori!! Love, love love that you used the heart on the one using the CP sketch - great job using the sketch! Thanks for joining us again over at CP!!! :)

  4. All of these cards are adorable, but I love the one you did with my sketch the most! LOL! BEautiful work!

  5. I love all your cards :) They are all so bright and fun!

  6. Great take on the sketch!! That sheep is soo cute.

  7. love your cards! the cardpatterns card is darling!


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