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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

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Don't Forget Our Men

For this weeks Digi Doodle shop's best Challenge we were reminded to not forget our men.  I don't know about you, but manly cards always seem so hard to do.  However, once started I always seem to enjoy doing them.  With a Digi Doodle Image it's actually fun.  Their images are always so easy to work with.  For my Image this week I chose Mallard Ducks. After coloring with copics i distressed the image layer and two other layers  then added three embossed layers.  I finished the image layer with a few more sprigs of the folliage for dimension and added an extra mallard mounted on dimensional foam tape.  The card was finished with twill tape and brass brads.  The extra space above the image is just perfect for that special sentiment (I left it off until I know how I''m going to use this card.)

What I used on my card:
IMAGE: Digi Doodle Shop
Colored with Copics
Cuttlebug Embossing folders
Back ground sponged with Tim Holtz distrssed Ink Sky sponged & homemade Sky/Cloud template
Twill tape
Brass Brads


KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a great men's card melanie.
beautiful card.

greetings karin

Anonymous said...

Just love the deep teal colours with the brown.The twill and brads are great additions.Looks like we used the same folder too!
Lisa x

Julie said...

Your card is fabulous! I love the brwon and teal together and the embossing!

Dana said...

Wow Mel!! This is gorgeous! I love all those distressed layers and your twill.. but of course, your coloring of that beautiful image is the show stopper!

Tracy said...

I love all the texture on this card Mel and the coloring is so beautiful. Wonderful card! It would be perfect my my hubby uncle, the duck hunter. :)

Karen said...

Very nice Mel.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow this is lovely. I could image myself feeding these lovely ducks.


Judy said...

Hi Mel,

Beautifully done card, and is perfect for a masculine theme. Very nicely done!


Katja said...

Lovely card!


Annika said...

When I first looked at your card I was absolutely convinced you had used watercolours. Then I saw a mention of Copics - can I just say I am in absolute awe! Gorgeous work!!

Diane said...

Great card, Mel and I love the way you've used the twill tape! I always hesitate to put ribbon on a man's card but that tape seems the perfect answer!
Diane x

WeirdCat said...

Those ducks look so real, I want to feed them!! Great card
Ruth x

Jóna said...

Beautiful card, awesome coloring and color combination.
Hugs, Jóna