Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Meljen’s Designs– Victorian Boot Daisies

Hi all!!  Are you enjoying the last days of summer??  Warm water, summer breezes and visiting with company.  The days are getting shorter once again, and it breaks my heart!
I have two designs to show you today with an encore of  Meljen’s Designs Victorian Shoe Daisies.
This image is so easy to color with very minimal effort.  My first card is a 5 1/2 “ x 5 1/2”.  The image was stamped onto Copic White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink then colored with C4, C7, R05, G25.   The daisy centers were  coloured with a Viva Décor Gold pen. The  daisies were colored with a whte painty pen.   Before removing the oval die I sponged the area with TH Antique Linen Distress Inks.  The background Lace was punched using a MS Border/Corner punch.
I mounted the die cuts onto Cajun Craze Cardstock, adding the two prima flowers with a clear glitter center.


Stamp:  Meljen’s Designs Victorian Shoe Daisies
Coloring Media:  Copic Markers:  R24, R27, T3, T7, G82, G85.   TH Spun Silk Distress Ink.
Glossy Accents!!!  (love Glossy Accents)  Flower Centers, Boot Buttons, Leaves.

The second card is an Graduated  Z fold Card

As you can see, the card has 3 folds that give lots of Real Estate for stamping and Sentiments!

Basic Card Materials and Instructions: 
Cardstock:  12” x 5 1/4”  and 4 1/4” x 3 3/8”.  (mine is matching (green)).              Score along 12” edge @  3/8”, 4 1/4”, 7 3/4”   (this leaves 4 1/4” on right end)  Use a bone folder to compact the creases…….  Valley, Mountain, Valley folds.
Lay your 12” x 5 1/4” piece of cardstock flat and mark( with a pencil) the following:  Measure down 1” on the  3/8” score line,  and 1”on the 4 1/4” score line – Join the two with a light pencil line.

From the 4 1/4” score line to the 7 3/4” score line measure down 3/8” and join those two marks.  The lines on the top of the card will give you a stair-step effect. 

Place your cardstock on a cutting mat and cut along the lines you just created with an exacto knife, being careful not to cut beyond the score lines of each section.  Snip down the score line to the cut line.

Adhere the 4 1/4” x 3 3/8” piece of cardstock to the 3/8” flap you created.

You now have the basic “Extended” and graduated Base Card. To embellish as you wish.

Supplies:  Meljen’s Designs Victorian Shoe Daisies, cardstock for mats, white, dk green, med green,  TH Green Distress Ink,  Spellbinders Die, Button, and organza bow.   Coloring Media:  Copic markers:  G82, G85, (leaves), BG90 (boot), White Gel Pen (flowers).  Viva Décor Pens (gold – flower centers), (copper – boot heal, toe and buttons). 
I masked and stamped the daisies from the Victorian Shoe Daisies, along the outer edges of the inner mats and colored the flowers, then sponged the edges using TH Green Distress Ink.  A Sentiment was stamped on the two facing inner mats.
I hope this inspires you to “Stamp up a Storm, Ink Up a Whimsy” and send it to someone to brighten their day!
Rubber Hugs, Whimsy Wishes,


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Try It Out Tuesday

Hi all,  I have two designs to show you today - I've used an image from Meljen's Designs called Victorian Shoe DaisiesP1020961 copy  The one on the left is simply stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with White.  A black Sharpie pen was used to highlight the toe and heal of the boot, and darken the leaves.  A Gold Viva Decor pen was used to add the centers to the daisies and an Ice White Viva Decor was used for the buttons on the boot. The picture does not pick up the black sharpie highlights under the boot to "ground" it.








The image below was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Vanilla.  Once again I used a Black Sharpie to color the boot heel, toe and buttons.  Copic markers were used to color in the leaves and the main boot.  (E40, E31, E33) (YG91, YG93, YG25).  The boot was pounced with a rag saturated with colorless blender to give a suede effect.  The layers of vanilla cardstock were sponged with Tim Holtz "Old Paper" Distress ink. 

  P1020964 copy

I hope this inspires you to stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to put a smile on someone's face.

Til next week.

Rubber hugs, Whimsy wishes,

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

*Wanted* - Try It Out Tuesday #24

Hi all.  We are finally back to normal at home after attending a wonderful wedding of our Granddaughter.  It was absolutely wonderful and the weather cooperated perfectly.  Beautiful setting, beautiful bride and lots of "happy tears".  My little "C/J" got married.

I've done a Scrapbook page for this week's project.  A decade ago, when I started scrapbooking, I had a wide format printer - which did not adapt to my new computer, so I had to use 8 1/2 x 11 format...and change it by piecing paper. 

We had three sons, 14 months, and 28 months apart.  It was a handful at times and a ton of fun and adventures.  The three of them would play endlessly with cap guns, water pistols and roping their spring horse.  Unfortunately my pictures have not aged gracefully and enlarging them did not help.  But I thought the idea was cute.

Materials used:  Giddy Up, RED stamp set of 6P1020958 copy, Cowboy Die Set, Cardstock, jute, Silver Embossing Powder, TH Antique Linen Distress ink, words computer generated.  Til next week, "Stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to make them smile.

Rubber hugs, Whimsy wishes,

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