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Mesa, Arizona, United States
Hi: It's Merniebug here. Well actually it's Melanie but I answer to a variety of sobriquets. My mother had been reading Gone With The Wind at the time of my birth, thus, I was named Melanie. My friends call me Mel, It was my sister who coined the moniker Mernie when she was too young to pronounce Melanie correctly. It was eventually shortened to Mern. And then later when my nephew came along he called me Melwee because he couldn't pronounce Melanie either. Now my husband of thirty-four years is so confused he just calls me whatever comes to mind first. Actually I was Sweetheart until the day he realized the honeymoon was over. It was my cousin who added the bug to Mernie which is who I've always been to him and who I am on Splitcoast Stampers. So now that we've gotten past the odd name business, who else am I? I'm a child of the King, a wife and a mother to one grown son and five tailwaggin' fur babies. I am a retired interior designer, a rubber stamper, and a wanna be author who is just completing a first novel. I got into scrapping and rubber stamping to fill a creative void after retiring--it's less expensive than redecorating the house every year. LOL

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tom Cat Goes Fishing

Having photo problems today so I scanned for detail  and color and photographed for content.   One version of this Side Step card shows it closed, the other shows it open.  Neither one does it justice.

This tiger striped Tom was printed three times, twice for the layered body and three times for his layered head.  He was colored with Copics.  I used an embossing stylus on the back of the pieces to puff them up and round them out for dimension and each layer was popped up with dimensionals.  I fell in love with this tree when I first saw it on another card, and while I couldn't duplicate it, I sure did copy the heck out of it.  I wish I knew who did it so I could thank them and give them credit here.
Leaves, Sunflowers, Bug & Grass border punches by Martha Stewart.
Flower centers were run through the cuttle bug in an embossing folder
Tree: hand drawn then colored with Copics
 Frosted Designs Tree Challenge


Cheryl said...

This is just the cutest! I love everything about it. You definitely rocked the 3-d challenge.

Dani Pires Vellozo said...

This card is fab!

CraftyGirl said...

Wow! This card is amazing! I love all the layers and colors! Thanks for sharing it with us at Frosted Designs!
Barb :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow this is sooooooooo beautifully made
love it