Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Stampavie - Zoe Gazing at Butterfly

Madge here for another “wonderful Wednesday”.  Today, I’m sharing a card made using  an sweet stamp from  Stampavie called ZOEP1000819 GAZING AT THE BUTTERFLY by Sarah Kay. This must have been a popular one as I don’t see it in Lora’s store at the moment. I purchased it because the image was so sweet, and because my grandmother’s name was Zoe. A perfect combination!
I absolutely love the Xpress it blending cardstock made especially for copics, the color doesn’t disappear, but remains bright and beautiful.  I stamped my image using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored it with copics and then cut it into a rectangle, rounding the corners.  I backed it with a die cut from Marianne Creatibles and backed that with a 6 x 6 Webster’s Page.  I then fussie-cut two side panels from a Webster’s Page and mounted it over top of the matted image.  The butterflies and pearls came from my stash.  I  then mounted it onto a 6” square card base. 
Keeping in the theme of our July Challenge at One Crazy Stamper, I used two papers from Webster’s Pages, One image and three embellishments (butterflies and pearls).  I hope you will join in on the fun at OCS challenge and post one of your creations for a chance to win OCS $$$.
While this is being posted, Art and I will be enjoying sun, salt water, and fireworks. See you next week!
~ Rubber hugs ~siggyhaycock

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

YNS – Pierre from France

Hi all, Madge here once again for Wonderful Wednesday.  Today I chose a stamp from Your Next Stamp called “Pierre from France”. P1000791 Brings back wonderful memories of our visit to France and of the baguettes and Brie cheese (unlike any Brie you have ever tasted, because the French don’t pasteurize their cheeses)(at least not the ones that aren’t exported). This set also comes with a little dog and an Eiffel Tower.  To keep with the recipe challenge at One Crazy Stamper, I’ve added 3 embellishments, (well maybe a couple more than 3), 2 designer papers and 1 image (well, maybe 2). 

I stamped Pierre with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Xpress It blend c/s, colored the image with copic markers, cut it out and mounted it onto SU Confetti Cream.  I also used the Parisian Accents Spellbinders die, a MS border punch, and 3 dimensional accents by Joli. The Designer papers are Websters Pages.

We are all getting very excited about Lora (One Crazy Stamper) opening a brick and mortar store in September…….it means lots more stuff to choose from!!  And a little birdie told us that perhaps Magnolia Stamps are going to be making a come-back.  How exciting is that?  In the meantime, join us in the Recipe card challenge for the month of July for a chance to win OCS $$$.  Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

~ Rubber hugs ~ siggyhaycock


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

YNS – Anika From Holland

Hi everyone! Madge here for a  wonderful Wednesday once again.
I’ve chosen to use a stamp from Your Next Stamp called “Anika from Holland”.P1000788  My Mom was Flemish, and I remember her telling me of her father getting very angry with her for breaking her wooden shoes…….isn’t it funny what sticks in your mind? My Mom also had carrot red hair (natural), so I had some fun with this little image.
The challenge for the month of July at One Crazy Stamper  is a recipe challenge which is 1 image, 2 designer papers and 3 embellishments for a chance to win a gift certificate at One Crazy Stamper….. however I mixed the recipe up a wee bit by using 1 image, 3 designer papers, and 2 embellishments………. I never have been one to use the same ingredients for a recipe. lol

I started out stamping Anika onto Xpress-It Blend Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, coloured her with Copic Markers. I also added a little pattern to her dress with my Copic Multiliner. Spellbinders Oval dies were used to die cut the image and the mat.   The Designer papers are from Bo Bunny, and the mats used are from SU. A Martha Stewart punch was used for the heart border.  Two buttons were added from my stash, adding additional coloring added with a Sakura Stardust Glitter pen.

Hope you like my little "Anika".

~ Rubber hugs ~