Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Distress/Vintage Creative Craft DT Challenge

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Meljens Designs is a lovely little stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins; she illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen Designs has new releases along with new challenges Thursdays and Freebies every Monday, also a Guest designer every month at Meljens Designs Challenge blog Please visit Meljen Designs line of images over at the Whimsy Stamps Store





I made a Mother's Day card for my mom, which she loved! I know Mother's day has come and gone but I didn't think about that we would be posting after that day...oops! Oh well, teehee. I used Bazzill cardstock, and this DP from my stash which had no name on it.

We were given digis from Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles and I chose this vintage shoe; I love it! I used copics to color, and  I embellished with pearls from Hobby Lobby, which I also colored with copics.

I used Spellbinders Petite Oval for the golf mirrored matting and the same for the Doodle Pantry sentiment. On the sentiments I trimmed off the embossed edge so the mirrored cardstock would show.
I used a Cuttlebug die for the deco corner, also using the gold mirrored cardstock.
The border punch is the "Double Arch Punch Around the Page" by Martha Stewart.
I distressed all the edges with SU! Old Olive and Buckaroo Blue combined.
The roses were on clearance years ago in the bridal section at Michael's, before anyone had ever heard of "Primas" They are the only store bought flowers I have. Oops I forgot Diane at Magnolia-licious gave me some larger flowers when I made a purchase at Christmas. I am saving them...a hoarder, yes it is

I popped up the ruffle on the shoe, which does not show well because of my shadowing with C3 copic on the main image. It looks much better in real life. The key ring charm is from my stash.

The artsy angle shows the glossy "jewel" on the shoe I accented.

My second sample card is made with a digi stamp from Meljen's Design

The pic is blurry for some reason..and the tan cardstock looks off white...and the olive green looks beige...aaarrrgg...When I saw the stamp I instantly thought of a black silhouette with a touch of color. I used Bazzill cardstock and colored the image with pastel pencils.
The left black and tan stripes are punched using a Paper Studio edge punch that I love. I found the "Happiness" embellie in my metal stash and thought it would be perfect. Well this is my version of a CAS Vintage card. It looks much better in person and I wish you could see

Thanks you so much for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed your visit.
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As always Hugs and God's Blessings


  1. Hi Debby

    thanks for letting me know about my absent image!!! not sure what happened there.

    You have made the most beautiful card for the have done us proud.

    Sylvia xx

  2. Just love yr mothers day card. The pearls on the shoes are so sweet.