Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Isabelle with puppy – Sara Kay – Stampavie

Hi all, Madge here for another wonderful Wednesday showcase.  I’ve chosen to use a wonderful little summer image of Isabelle with puppy by Sara Kay for Stampavie.

I love these images as they are loaded with so much detail. 


I wanted my image to literally “pop” off the page – so I cut out the main image and layered it onto the same stamped image, leaving all the fussy details in the background.   The background was pre-colored by sponging with Tim Holtz Distress Inks  (Broken China and Peeled Paint)P1000977 copyI added highlights for the grass and flowers.

I had colored this image a while back, so the search was on for the DP’s to match.  I found them in my 6 x 6 stash from “A Walk in the Park” collection.

Supplies used:  Xpress It blend cardstock; Memento, Tuxedo Black ink; Copic Markers; Tim Holtz Distress Inks; EK Success Border Punch; DP’s from “A Walk in the Park;  Flowers and Ribbon from stash; Misc SU Cardstock.

OCS is only days away from opening an actual Brick and Mortar Store!!!!!  That means LOTS more “STUFF”………Prizes will be given away to celebrate!!!!  Become a follower of OCS and there will be wonderful surprises in store for some persons!!  And there is still the opportunity to join the OCS challenge for the month of August “Fun in the Sun” to win additional free stuff!! 

Til next time.

~ Rubber hugs, inky wishes ~


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Banjo Maya – La La Land Crafts

And a Wonderful Wednesday to all.  Madge here, with a La La Land Crafts image called Banjo Maya.    I must admit, this one had me stumped – but here is what I came up with. 

I stamped the image onto Xpress It blend cardstock (especially for copics), and dug in with my copics. sC0; C1; C4, W0; BV23; BV25; BV29; BV31; R00; R95; Y18; G07; and BG24.

The Designer Paper is from a Bo Bunny “Ad Lib” 6 x 6 pad which I thought my Maya needed to brighten her up.ssss 


I decided to make a run for crazy colors to change her from drab to “fab”!  lol  When I got finished with the pleats on her dress, I thought she looked drab, so I drew in some polka dots and colored them to match the paper.   Excuse the pun – but Cow-a-bunga!  Just what Maya needed.

Supplies used:  Xpress It Cardstock, copic markers, SU Cardstock, BoBunny DP, Spellbinders Scalloped Circles and Circles dies

Thanks for looking, and don’t forget to get in on the Fun in the Sun challenge at One Crazy Stamper for the month of August


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cordelia – Kraftin Kimmie

Hi all, Madge here for another Wonderful Wednesday!
The stamp of choice for today is Cordelia from Kraftin' Kimmie. P1000957 copyIsn’t she a sweetie!!??  Coloring her was sooooo much fun.  The camera doesn’t pick up the iridescent highlights, but they are there.  I used Copic Markers toP1000955 copy color the image. 

I sponged a DP cut from Spellbinders Labels 17 for the background and a couple of DP’s from Echo Park “Splash collection” to fit into the Fun in the Sun theme for OCS this month. As this card will be mailed, I tried to keep the dimensionals to a minimum, using “dap” sealer for popping the fish, fins and bubbles away from the background.  The seaweed is another Spellbinders die which was sponged to give it some “pop”.
Hope you will participate in the August challenge at OCS – for a chance to win OCS $$$.  ~ Rubber Hugs ~

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Seaworthy Edwin

Hi all Maggie lovers!  It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a Maggie – even though I’ve been making cards.
This card is for our son’s birthday and in keeping it on a more masculine theme, it is a circle easel card, sans lace and flowers.  He loves to sail and since we all spent some time at the beach two weeks ago his Dad and he did some sailing.
I used Edwin with binoculars (although it looks like a telescope) (sometimes the P1000948 English translation gets a little lost…  I sketched a Sea background onto white cardstock, and covered it with a round frame to look like a porthole.  The rivets were made from stacked circles of Silver paper, glued together to give dimension.
Edwin was colored using Copic Markers:  R00; R20; R37; R39; C4; C2; BG72; BG75; BG78; & BG99.
I used a Marianne Creatable die for the large scalloped circle and edged it with sponged punchies from an older EK Success Corner punch.  .
P1000951Since I am entering this into the Magnolia-licious Highlights challenge using “paper only”.  I made an accordian chain to pop Edwin away from the background.
The compass “stopper” is an SU stamp, stamped and layered to make it dimensional.
Here is a close-up of the little cutie Edwin……P1000952  I am trying to get the hang of folds and creases – I still need lots of practice!
Hope you enjoyed looking at my card –  I appreciate each and every comment, they make my day!
I am entering the following challenges:
Magnolia-licious DT Challenge – paper only
Simon Says Stamp Special Monthly Challenge – anything goes
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 176 – No Designer Paper.
ATS Magnolia Challenge - summer
~ Rubber Hugs, Inky Wishes ~

Monday, August 1, 2011

Whiff of Joy – Willow in Summer Breeze

Hi all, and a wonderful Wednesday to you!  Today, I have “P1000941 Willow in Summer Breeze” to show you from Whiff of Joy stamps.
I stamped Willow on X-press it blend cardstock, colored her with copics, cut her out and mounted her onto a shape punched from a Martha Stewart punch-round-the-page. To give the shapes some definition, I ran copic markers around the edges.
DP’s are from Bo Bunny Ad Lib Collection and the sun and card front are from my stash.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch to make paper lace and wove a pink ribbon through it, shaped it into a bow and added flowers to the center.
We are still at the beach, and I inadvertently forgot that today was the beginning of the challenge week!!!  YIKES!  Good thing I brought some stuff to play with!!
Rubber hugs, inky wishes