Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Willow with Flower Basket

Hi, Madge here.  Today I’ve chosen to use a Whiff Of Joy stamp called Willow with P1120191Flower Basket.  I love the simplicity, yet beauty of these stamps – and Lora, at ONE CRAZY STAMPER, has such a wonderful selection and fantastic prices to go with them.
My friend Wendy, (thank you Wendy!) sent me this double-sided card Creatable – I chose to use copics to match the paper. I’m sorry, I did this card a week ago and have misplaced the list. 
I used the following:  Xpress-It Blending cardstock, Memento, Tuxedo Black ink, Copic Sketch Markers, Pearls , SU Lacey Border Punch, and miscellaneous cardstock and ribbon from stash.
This is the last week to take part in the April “Flower” Challenge for the chance to win a very nice gift certificate to One Crazy Stamper.  Someone will win, and it may as well be YOU.  Can’t wait to see what you create!!
~ Rubber hugs, Inky Wishes ~siggyhaycock

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Magnolia-licious Easter-Spring Extravaganza Contest entry

Side view of card
Side view of card to show dimension. 
This is a very long post – so if you’re going to read it to the end – go potty, grab a cuppa and be prepared to sit for awhile!
Front of Card
Front of Card - I used the lattice punch to build the trellis.  Happy Tilda  has socks -- which I converted to shoes.

My entry was ready two weeks ago…then reconstruction took place….one week ago…more reconstruction….and finally today. I have de-constructed s-o-o-o-o much,  I decided, enough is enough. 
Angel Park card
I’ve been told that this is a Concertina card??  I have no idea.The above picture is really squished up to fit in. It is a double interlocking layer. It looks huge – when in all actuality it is only 5 1/4” wide  x 5 3/4” high  (outside perimeter of lattice) and 5/8” deep.  It ties neatly with a ribbon and can fit into a bubble envelope for mailing.
First page
I stamped Tulip Walkway, bleached out the background and stamped over top. Tilda Picking flowers was cut out and popped on with 3-D dots.  Flower Soft was used for her bouquet.
Front inside
Tilda with Curls has a Flower Soft Bouquet, and Leaning Tilda (image swap) were used.  On the inside front I wrote:
“Welcome to Angel Park,
where Magnolia children play.
They hike, they swing, ride bikes, pick flowers,
or simply enjoy the beautiful day.
Friendly critters scamper,
darting here and there.
Everyone is happy,
Spring is everywhere! “

I made this type of a card 4 – 5 years ago – spurred on by a creative friend who showed me one that she made.  It was absolutely gorgeous, so I had to try it.  Totally different card back then (vintage collage), but I’ve been dying to have a go at it once again and the Magnolia-licious contest gave me the reason.


At the back of the card (inside) I wrote another sentiment:
“Hoping you liked your visit,
to Angel Park today.
Isn’t it a wonderful place,
to enjoy the beauty of a Spring day.
Magnolia Angels speak from the heart,
never having to make a sound.
This card was made especially for you,
to feel the happiness around.”
Girl on Swing / Girl on Bike
The swing is made using jute with Cherry Tilda popped up on 3-D dots. Tilda with Bike has a Bouquet of Flower Soft.
Girl on Bike / Hiker
Jungle Tilda is colored in "Spring" Camouflage.
Hawaiin Flower / Lamb / Straw hat / Flowing hair
Tilda with Hawaii Flower  / Tilda Carrying Lamb, Tilda with Straw Hat and Tilda with Flowing Hair:  White Flower Soft was sprinkled onto the lamb and colored Flower Soft onto the bouquet and basket of flowers.
  It was so much fun creating this ……ideas kept mushrooming…...  some frustration and a lot of indecision, but mostly fun, now that it’s finally the way I want it, I am pleased with it and ecstatic that I can get on with another card!!
The gigantic problem?? Which Magnolia stamps to choose……..believe me, that is one tough decision!!!!!  They are all so sweet and cute. If you had 100 children – which 14 would you choose??  lol 
Straw Hat / Flowing Hair / Butterfly Jeans / Bunny
Tilda with Butterfly Jeans is sitting on a fence with a cloud background (image swap).  Tilda and her bunny is so sweet, the tail on the bunny has Winter White Flower Soft sprinkled on it.
The initial card construction was easy-peasy, creating the scenic ambiance was fun and “interesting”.  The stamped background is Orchid Park (Alota Rubber), which I stamped, masked and stamp-ma-jigged to create a continuous scene.  That was lightly colored  with copics as I didn’t want it to distract from the main focus of the Magnolias.  All  Magnolia images were colored with copics…..  (what fun!!  like a kid in a candy store).
The lattice was cut from a EK Success punch and the hundreds of tiny flowers for the front were from an edger punch. I cupped them with my stylus, and dotted the centers with yellow. The leaves are from an older vine punch.  The magnolia blossoms that you see are all from the Open Gate.  I colored them, cut them from the fence, added glossy accents and then fussy cut them.  They cover a multitude of glue faux paux.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my creation and would love to hear what you think.  If there is enough interest I will do a pdf file for a tutorial at a later date.

Also, Thank you to the gracious and very generous  Diana from Magnolia-licious for sponsoring this contest.  It blows me away looking at all the talent this group has…….. I have my four choices for voting all ready  (until the deadline, then I may change my mind) 
Please support all the wonderful talent of this group, by casting your vote – and I don’t mean for me, (not that it wouldn’t be appreciated) but for the cards and projects that you absolutely L-O-V-E. 
~ Rubber hugs, inky wishes ~Madge sig copy

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tilda is “Just sitting here waiting”.

Two posts in one day!!  Really unusual for me.  I can’t keep away from those sweet little Magnolia’s from Diana's store, Magnolia-licious.
A friend has a Birthday coming up, and I thought I’d make her a card with a daffodil – Here is “Tilda holding a Daffodil.  P1120169
I have been squandering a piece of Basic Gray paper from the “Porcelain collection” and decided to use it for a Pink and Green Challenge, the sketch is from Mojo Monday, Sketch 186.    


Here is a close-up of Tilda. As you can see, she is wearing pearls (added with white pearl pen), and the daffodil has glossy accents added.  The “bench” she is sitting on is an MS punch, punched back-to-back.  These little people are getting cuter and cuter……….and I love practicing with my copics……. practice makes perfect, right?
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
Magnolia-licious colour challenge # 6 - pink and green
Mojo Monday - Sketch 186

~ Rubber hugs, inky wishes ~


Windows to the World

Hi all,  Madge here.  I’m late posting today because I had a sticky situation with glue.  First it wouldn’t dry – and then I knocked my finished card smack dab in the middle of it – face down!  Do you ever feel like it is just not your day??  It wasn’t my night.  I finally packed it in and started all over again this morning. P1120164 copy

This stamp is from a Flourishes stamp set called “Windows to the World”.  April is “flower” month at One Crazy Stamper – so I thought “flower soft” would fit in quite nicely.

I chose to do a gate-fold card to keep the image in the focal point.P1120165 copy


The beauty of polymer stamps is the storage, seeing where your image is going to be stamped……….and flexibility!!!  The “Wish you were here!” is in a straight line.  I thought curving it to match theP1120166 copy arch of the window would fit into the design better…….  and yes, it did. 

List of supplies used:

Copics, Designer Paper, Xpress-It cardstock (especially for copics) Spellbinders Large Labels die, Flower Soft, Memento Ink, misc cardstock and distress inks.  All available at One Crazy Stamper with prices that cannot be beat. 

I hope you’ve entered the April OCS challenge for a chance to win $$$.  Can’t wait to see what you enter.

~ Rubber hugs, inky wishes ~siggyhaycock

Friday, April 1, 2011

One Crazy Stamper April Challenge

HAPPY, HAPPY HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!!  No pranks or jokes today – – Lora at One Crazy Stamper doesn’t have any either  -- but she does have the best prices in town!!.  You will be amazed at all the stuff she has on sale (everything!!!!!)!!

Don’t you just love poppies and daisies together…they are signs of spring. P1120161 copy A friend has a backyard full of these blossoms and it is a  beautiful field of Red and White in the spring.

Today I’m showcasing a card made with Sheena Douglass’s beautiful “Poppies and Daisies” stamp set.  The images were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto X-press it Cardstock and coloured with Copics.  Lora recommended I try X-press-it Blend Cardstock made for copics  and I am so glad I took her advice!!  Copic colours “pop”, blending so easily.  I think the reason they blend so well is because the Copics stay wetter longer. 

Liking to add variety of card formats, I decided to make a Stair Step Card. P1120163 copy I stamped the poppy image onto X-press it C/S, masked it, then off -stamped the sentiment to make it appear in the background. Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink was used to sponge the outside perimeter.   The daisies were cut out and popped onto the side steps. The rest is self explanatory.

Hope you will join us at One Crazy Stamper with your submission of “flowers” for the whole month of April.  There will be a $25. prize awarded to some lucky person.  Someone has to win – it may as well be YOU.  Looking forward to visiting your submissions!

Keep stamping!   ~ Rubber hugs, inky wishes ~    siggyhaycock