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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, December 2, 2010

Let It Snow

Our challenge for the DIGI DOODLE SHOP this week was to let it snow.   It was easy to get in the mood for this one as old man winter has finally arrived here in Arizona.  We even had to cover our tender plants at night since the temperature dropped down into the freezing range the last three nights.  "BURR."
I started with a distressed navy panel that I stamped all over with an old snowflake stamp I picked up at Michaels in their $$ bin.  I stamped this in white then embossed with an irredescent powder to create the starry, snowy night time sky.  Next I created the image panel by stamping the Christmas Door Image by Digi Doodle, coloring it with Copics, then finishing it off with punched foliage, beads,  puffy liquid applique and two kinds of glitter, fine and chunky for the snow.   This door image was cut out then mounted on foam tape for a raised diminsional effect. The card was finished with a bow and large punched snowflakes,and gold cord with two mini jingle bells.   The last thing I added was a few stray  white plastic snowflakes.  What a fun fun project.  I love those two little bells, they really do jingle.

What I Used On My Card:
Christmas Door Image: by Digi Doodle
Snowflake background stamp:  Michael's $$ bin.
Foliage Punch:  Martha Stewart
Snowflake Punch: Marvy Uchida
Ribbon, gold cord, jingle bells, beads and plastic snowflakes: Michaels
Glitter by Barbara Trombly's Art Glitter Faux Snow

                                        Digi Doodle Shop's Christmas Door


KarinsArtScrap said...

angela this is gorgeous, what a beautiful christmas card.
your coloring is great.

greetings and hugs from karin

Diane said...

This is fabulous, Mel and I love the way you've created the night sky effect!
Diane x

Sara said...

Oh man, that is GORGEOUS! Love the night sky, very very pretty!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Mel this is gorgeous. Fabulous colouring and layout.


Julie said...

Beautiful card! That front door looks so inviting!

Dana said...

Wow Mel!!! I just love the red door!! I'm using this one in an upcoming challenge and I like yours so much better : ) No way am I redoing it.. your's is perfection!!

WeirdCat said...

I would so love my front door to look like this at Christmas!! Great card, lovely deep colours,
Ruth x

Karen said...

Gorgeous Mel and you bow is fab.

Tracy said...

This looks fantastic Mel! I love the way you colored the door and the touches of snow are perfect! Beautiful Card!

Jóna said...

This is so beautiful Mel and you have made so much out of the image, by adding all this extra on it. Love it.
Hugs, Jóna

Anonymous said...

Fabulous background.Makes the colours on the image glow.Love all the details.
Lisa x