Scraps of thoughts, photos and art

Starving Artistamps

I met with my ATC (Artist Trading Card) Club this past weekend. Those girls are SO fun! We laugh and trade stories of our lives over the past month or two since we last met. It’s boggling what can happen over that short period of time!

Our August theme was Victorian and our September was Bling. Since there is only 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ to work on, small stamps and images work best. It is the ultimate to use up those small scraps and embellishments that hang around your work space! I can’t tell you how long I’ve had the self-adhesive hand-dyed silk that served as the backdrop for the chandelier – TOO LONG! I had just enough to make 5 ATCs!

Anyway, take a peek and be inspired by these small marvels!


Victorian Vignettes digital image
Lace and buttons
Starving Artistamps/DoodleFactory Chandelier rubber stamp and sentiment
Kaisercraft bling
Ranger Stickles

Artist Trading Cards (ATC), ah yes, those little pieces of art! I recently got some great background and backs for ATC’s from Lost Coast Designs Stamps. Thanks to the Spring Virtual Convention on Rubber Stamp Chat, I got a great deal on them with free shipping! Thanks to Linda for the sale and prompt service!

I haven’t used them yet, hahahaha, gotcha! I used some stamps from Starving Artistamps and Faerie Song Stamps to create my Mardi Gras beauty. I double embossed the background with the gem bezels and harlequin. I stamped and embossed the gems first then stamped and embossed over them with the harlequin pattern in a different color. Neat effect isn’t it?

Mardi Gras ATC

Starving Artistamps stamps
Faerie Song Art Stamps
P K Glitz embossing powder

I got a little crazy with recipe pages this month! I wanted to capture some of the recipes that were recently sent to me PLUS take advantage of the swaps offered on Cindy’s Recipe Swap Yahoo group.

So, the result is below! I was so excited to use up a bunch of scraps that I had AND stamps that I hadn’t used in awhile. LOVE to use up stash!

Recipe page

Stampers Anonymous and Lasting Impressions with Panache stamps

Recipe page

Starving Artistamps DoodleFactory stamps

Recipe page

Starving Artistamps DoodleFactory and Sugarloaf stamps

Recipe page
Stampers Anonymous and Stampin’ Up! stamps

I just had to ink up this recent DoodleFactory set “Arctic” from Starving Artistamps for a couple reasons.

1. It’s been flippin’ cold out and even though it hasn’t snowed, it sure has been colder for a longer period of time since I moved here.

2. The Winter Olympics are on in Vancouver!

3. I wanted to join a card swap on FL Stampers where the theme was “winter scene”. Do you think this qualifies??

DoodleFactory Arctic

DoodleFactory Arctic from Starving Artistamps
Tsukineko ink
Copic markers
P K Glitz glitter
Karen Foster patterned paper
Stampin’ Up! cardstock
Card Positioning Systems sketch #154

I’ve had this stamp from Starving Artistamps for maybe a year now and I just LOVE coloring it with Copic markers! The image is a great size – perfect for the face of a card. I needed a card for a 1:1 swap on Florida Stampers, so this is it!

I stamped the image with Memento Black ink then proceeded to color with R85, Rose Red. The center was done using YG00, Mimosa Yellow and the outline was W3 Warm Gray. The stamens were detailed with Brown Flower Soft. The yellow was then finished off with a glue pen and Crystal glitter from P K Glitz.


Starving Artistamps stamp
Tsukineko ink
Copic markers
P K Glitz glitter
Flower Soft
SEI patterned paper
Prism cardstock
Card Positioning Systems sketch #151

I wanted to give a big shout-out to Tracey at Starving Artistamps. If you ever need DoodleFactory, horse, nature, flower, ocean, background or  practically any kinds of red rubber unmounted stamps, check out

Starving Artistamps

for great quality and great deals. You’ve seen many of my stamped projects include her images and you’ll continue to see them since I love them so much!

Thank you Tracey!



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