Saturday, February 7, 2009

New Doodlefactory Release Backdrops!!!


Welcome to the Starving Artistamps Design Team first ever blog hop with our NEW release!  I hope you traveled to my blog from Lisa, but if you didn't - you will want to start at the beginning to be sure you don't miss anything!  Remember, you need to visit them ALL** (see below for a complete list of blogs to visit), because somewhere there is info on entering to win some FREE stamps!!  

One of the reasons I fell in love with Starving Artistamps' Doodlefactory Collection last year, was the uniqueness of the characters; Irene the illustrator draws thick lines and each of the characters has a name and usually funny-looking eyes.  It's so easy to tell a story with these unique stamps and since I love to make scenes on my cards, these images are right up my alley and the NEW Set the Scene Backdrops are PERFECT to go with ALL your DF images (and possibly more!?) I couldn't have been more excited about this new possibility for card (and scrapbook) making!!

In my first card, I use the awesome mysterious JUNGLE BACKDROP complete with huge corral snake (but I didn't color it the traditional colors of red & black)** Disclaimer -some of you hate snakes but I LOVE 'em!!  This snake will NOT harm you, and you will not spontaneously combust if you use it on your card or color it with pretty colors**

I'll never forget the first time I had a python wrapped around me and the owner said that she thought the snake liked me since it looked right at me.  One of these days I would love to own one but since my loved ones are against it, it hasn't become a reality (plus, I don't want to risk it killing one of our cats-yikes!).  I used Pogue from The Great Outdoors because he looks absolutely frightened he sees a snake in the jungle!  But seriously, doesn't the sweet smile on the snake make you feel a little better??? I colored my images with peerless watercolors and the 'not!' is american crafts thickers.  I used the paper-tole technique on some of the leaves.  
  
My next card uses the ROOFTOPS BACKDROP (it also comes with 2 pigeons but I did not use them on my card (other DT members will, though!)  On my card, I whipped out Guaco from Urban who is planning to gather his friends for a night out on the town - of course, to PAINT it RED (from Urban sentiments #2 I chose not to color the backgound buildings to make Guaco and his spray-painting stand out. 

My 3rd card uses the TROPICAL BACKDROP - so fun for all your Summer cards!!  I used Frozey from the DF Creatures and made him some swim shorts & matching surfboard from some dp.  The sentiment is from Tropic Sentiments 1  Special thanks to my awesome DH John who really loves my DF stamps and was willing to help me come up with ideas for these cards (it was his to use Frozey & give him swim trunks, but he wanted the sentiment, "wish you were here" but I don't have that so I went with Hang 10 Dude - after all, that's surfer talk, right??

My last card uses the COUNTRYSIDE BACKDROP and DF Animal Basel (Mama & Baby) who lost their way from the flock & their shepherd and are trying to find their way back.  I paper-pieced the WHOLE scene, which really was not that hard, just a lot of planning because of the different patterns I wanted to use from Basic Grey Urban Prairie (isn't that fitting, since it's the countryside?) 

I didn't have room to put my sentiment on the outside of the card - so here is a picture of the inside - the sentiment is from DF Outdoors.

So there you have it, samples from all 4 new BACKDROPS!   Please tell me what YOU think, which is your FAVORITE backdrop and which card is your FAVORITE that I made, k??   Don't forget if you'd like to purchase these new DF stamps, you can save 10% at checkout by putting SAVETENDB in the coupon code box & recalculate!  

**Here is a complete list of bloggers for your HOP - once again, be sure to visit them ALL because somewhere (I'm not even sure of where) there is blog candy to be won!  woohoo! 

Donna B (me)
Irene (the DF illustrator extraordinaire) 

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52 comments on "New Doodlefactory Release Backdrops!!!"

Darlene L said...

Love the country backdrop with those wonderful sheep. What a way cool card!

Shannon on 9:34 AM CST said...

My favorite background is the Tropical one!! Very cool....and I need some warmth right now, although it's actually above freezing today. My favorite card of yours would have to be the little lambs! Way too cute!!!

Donna on 9:38 AM CST said...

OMGosh, Donna...those are all just fabulous! I LOVE the Frozey in his board shorts...too funny!

The Doodle Factory on 9:38 AM CST said...

OMG so many things to comment on, I feel like a kid on christmas today.

1. We both used the Great Outdoors set in our jungles AND pulled out the "Feeling...Lost" sentiments. Great minds think alike eh? *wink* I was even thinking Pogue would be the perfect character to encounter a snake, but he's not one of my favorites (am I allowed to say that?)

2. Frozey's board shorts are cracking me up. I love it - she looks like she totally surfed here from the 70s.

3. Your paper piecing is to die for in the country scene. + Big and Little Basel - so much cute.

4. I can't believe you gals who did all four. Amazing.

Lydia on 9:48 AM CST said...

ACK - These are GREAT!!!! I love the little lost sheep and the wacky mountains! Awesome job!!

Natasha on 9:49 AM CST said...

These are awesome! I love that you did paper piecing for the country scene, I had considered it and love seeing it in action! That urban one is awesome!, Love the red spray paint! Awesome work!

Heidi on 9:51 AM CST said...

These are absolutely fantastic Donna! I love the paper piecing on the countryside! And Frozey looks like such a natural born surfer!

Andrea on 10:09 AM CST said...

Love the painting the town red! Great job!

Lisa Somerville on 10:13 AM CST said...

All of your samples are fantastic!

Diane H on 10:14 AM CST said...

The Urban jungle already caught my eye and your painting it red cinched it, gotta have it!!!! TFS

Melyssa on 10:15 AM CST said...

Holy cow your cards are just fantastic!! I love them all!! Can't choose just one.

Lara on 10:17 AM CST said...

How adorable!!! I love my doodle factory stamos and can't wait to get the backgrounds!! I think the beach scene you made is my favorite!The swin trunks crack me up!!

Sam on 10:19 AM CST said...

I rather like the rooftop one!

Zarah on 10:19 AM CST said...

SO amazingly pretty cards - and that "let's paint the town red" is so BRILLIANT and soooo cute. LOVE it! :D

jacque4u2c on 10:36 AM CST said...

Wow Donna - just stunning, amazing and beautiful!

Lori on 10:37 AM CST said...

These are fabulous! Love how you used the rooftop scene--the red "spray paint" really pops! And the paper pieced trees in the country background are fantastic, too.

Lauri on 10:40 AM CST said...

I am SO glad they came up with these!!!! Tropical and Tropical are my faves!

Muffin on 10:53 AM CST said...

OMG, these are just awesome! They are all sooo great, and it's completely impossible to choose a favorite! YOU ARE AMAZING! Excuse me, I have to pick my chin up from the keyboard...:)

T on 11:00 AM CST said...

Very impressive D! Most definitely a set of WOW cards! I would be hard pressed to tell you which is my favorite because each is so uniqely brilliant! Big props to you Donna!!

Craft Addict on 12:10 PM CST said...

They're too cute... I had never seen these stamps before so I'm totally glad to have found your blog! My fav is the jungle backdrop :)

Kay on 12:18 PM CST said...

The jungle backdrop is just adorable, but my favorite has got the be the countryside. I love the paper piecing on that. Great stuff!

Carolina on 12:56 PM CST said...

Eek! You are seriously the queen of scenes! Amazing and such fun cards. I felt like I was visiting a different part of the United States with every card - love it!

Stefanie on 1:03 PM CST said...

Wow Donna, you really rocked this release! I love the countryside one best I think, but my favorite card that you just made was the paint the town red one. How cute and perfect for the sentiment!

Angie Tieman on 1:25 PM CST said...

Very cute cards! I always love those little monster stamps!

KindredEsprit on 1:30 PM CST said...

Oh my! Very funny, imaginative cards!
My favourite backdrop is Countryside. I love your Paint the Town Red! I love how you only have the red where the fella' sprainted. Very fun!

Chris on 1:37 PM CST said...

Fabulous cards and I love your creativity in using different techniques for them all.

Nina on 1:37 PM CST said...

WOW !! Those cards are just STUNNING! Love them all - and got to have those stamps ASAP! :)

Maureen on 2:17 PM CST said...

All of them are totally awesome, but I have to pick the countryside as my fave scene and card - all of your paper piecing is unbelievable!! Great job!!

ribenaruby on 2:25 PM CST said...

Wow! What brilliant samples, I especially oved the jungle one. Fab work!

Jessie/knightrone on 3:31 PM CST said...

Completely adorable Donna...these are so COOL!

Nancy on 3:42 PM CST said...

Such awesomeness...these are great stamps!! My favorite one is the rooftops and your card with the spraypainting is priceless!!

catdidit on 3:50 PM CST said...

OMG, Donna! YOU so rock!! I am loving these scenes! And if I HAD to pick a favorite card you have done, it would be the jungle scene with Progue..because I sooo know how he feels! hahaha! Im sorry, no snakes have a sweet smile to me, rofl. And my favorite so far is the country scene...being the hick that I am, lol!!

About Cr8ive ME on 4:16 PM CST said...

Wow. What great cards. I think I like the paint the town red card the best though. Although I do like the lost card a lot too.

M.E.

JAR on 4:36 PM CST said...

My fav background is the jungle, but my fav of yours is the country one with the sheep! Darling!!

Deb on 6:39 PM CST said...

ALL of these are so wonderful! My favorite background is the tropical one because we lived in Hawaii and now live in Florida...but I really love your first card w/ the outdoors because it is so *NOT* for me also! TFS!

Laura on 6:47 PM CST said...

I think countryside is my favorite background/card, but they are all wonderful!

Christy Dillman on 8:28 PM CST said...

Love all your cardsm your coloring is fabulous! I love the one that says "Paint the town red."

Rose Ann on 10:52 PM CST said...

Oh my gosh...favorites??? They all ROCK, Donna!! Of your cards, I have a tie between the Hang 10 and Countryside Basels (great paper piecing!) I love how you did the "paint the town" spray too!! I love all of the backgrounds too, but I think I would be able to get the most use out the the Countryside Background.

Angie on 4:19 AM CST said...

OMGosh,I love ALL the backdrops and want them ALL, but I think my favorite is the jungle one (even though snakes give me the willies) but my favorite card of yours is the countryside one! I have to try that paper piecing of the whole image thing. THat looks SO neat!

Diane on 7:20 AM CST said...

These are so cute! My favorite has to be the Countryside Backdrop...and I love those little sheep...so this has to be my favorite all the way!!! TFS...on to "hop" some more!
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Julie.G on 9:02 AM CST said...

My favoirite is the countryside stamp. I love what you did with that, Love the Basic Grey papers too.

Juliana on 9:33 AM CST said...

Donna, How did I miss you yesterday!?! I am very sorry!!!

These just rock!!
Each one has its own nugget of BRILLIANCE!!
Frozey is just CRACKIN' me up, though!!

Fabulous cards!

Monika/Buzsy on 10:01 AM CST said...

Girl! These are fantastic! Great scenes and coloring. TFS!

Jana Weaver on 12:03 PM CST said...

OMG, these are amazing! What a brilliant idea!! I absolutely love them!!! I think my favorite backdrop is the jungle (my girl is big into animals!) but my favorite card is your one with the cityscape...just too cute!!!

ChristlMC on 1:56 PM CST said...

I love the rooftops background with Guaco - I have the urban set and that background gives so many more possibilities. But I love how you paper-pieced the countryside background.

Christl

Pandessa on 2:00 PM CST said...

I LOVE the jungle background, your water color is AWESOME!

Sunshinecoastgrl on 2:42 PM CST said...

Hi i think The countryside backdrop is best!!

Jerusha on 3:30 PM CST said...

What a cool concept! I love all four of your cards using the backdrop stamps. Amazing!!! The paint the town one made me LOL!

StampinCathy on 3:38 PM CST said...

Fabulous cards. I'm lovin all this eye candy.

Leigh O'Brien on 4:26 PM CST said...

These are amazing, Donna, and the paper piecing...uh, WOW!!! They're all just PERFECTO!

Radical Stamper on 11:24 PM CST said...

they are all great...but my fave of the cards is the painted red! Great job with the new stamps!

Kim aka kradaker

Mel M. M. McCarthy on 8:16 PM CST said...

I can't even tell you how much I love your cards. These should all be framed. They are soooooooh drool-worthy! I have a list as long as my leg of Doodlefactory stamps all because of your work. Now I just need the budget to match, LOL. Thanks for the stunning inspiration! :O)

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