zaterdag 17 december 2011

Third post as a Meljen's Designs Guest designer

Hi everybody,

Already my third post as a guest designer for Meljen's Designs... boy is this month going by fast!! Today I have two projects to show you. The first I made for my dad who's birthday is today. My dad loves to fish and has done so for as long as I can remember. When I looked through the gorgeous digi's Meljen's Designs has for sale I decided that there wasn't a more perfect image to use for my dad's birthday then the Fisher Moose. Since they aren't the type to leave a birthday card standing around for forever I decided to make him a picture frame:
I know... I wanted to put a picture in the frame of my dad proudly holding a huge fish he had cought but the only pictures I had of him doing that were send to me by my parents and so small that they couldn't be printed so I decided to use this one and he can insert a better picture if he wants to. The cute fish is also a Meljen's digi and she is called Little Fish. Since it's a frame for my dad I wanted to keep it manly so the only things I added are webribbon, and a bit of fishing gear I bought at the local pet store. The wooden frame I bought at a Dutch store named "Blokker" for the Dutch ladies. Sorry for the terrible pictures by the way... I didn't finish this project until yesterday evening and by then the light was terrible and since we went to my dad early this morning I didn't have time to make a better picture. Here is a close up of the Fisher Moose though:
 As always colored with Copics and 3D paper pieced, and so is this cutie Little Fish:
 And this time I didn't forget to take a picture of the little pieces:
And I have a second project to show you this week. I made this tag for the Dutch club, Kaarten maken met Tiets. In the tradition of the fabulous Mr. Holtz we had our own seven tags of XMas and I made this tag as a sample for day three where the challenge was "Winter". Nicole from Meljen's had send me this gorgeous Cozy Winter Wolf Pup and I figured he was just perfect to use for this theme:
 The papers used are brown and white cardstock and very old design paper by My Minds Eye. I've distressed the papers with Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Aleene's Glitter Snow and Platinum Stickles. Here is a close up of the cute Wolf Pup:
Isn't he adorable? I also used my new Tim Holtz Snow Flurries die and decided to treat it as Tim Holtz treated his snowman on his (I think) third tag this year. I didn't like the result though, probably because I used to little Crackle Paint Rock Candy, so after painting it white, painting it with the Rock Candy and distressing it with stains I added Stickles and paper glaze. I love how it looked after that (you can click the picture to see it better):
The fabulous sentiment is by Ann Vento for Whimsy Stamps, the set is called Winter Letter Seals.

Hope you like my two projects!! Love to hear what you think!!

Big hug!!

9 opmerkingen:

  1. Wat is dat toch allemaal schitterend gemaakt Mariska.

    Liefs Riet.

  2. Heel mooi allebei
    En grappig met de foto

  3. The first thing I always do when blogging is check for new posts from you. I really love the way you color and paper piece. Both new projects are beautiful, but I especially love the fishing frame as I love to fish too! Hope your dad loved his present!

    Pragtig soos altyd!

  4. Schitterende creaties Mariska. Vind vooral het fotolijstje voor je vader helemaal geweldig.
    Groetjes Diana.

  5. Hoi meissie. " love" het fotolijstje voor je pa. Echt heel toepasselijk! Je tag vind ik nog steeds schitterend en ik voel me echt bevoordeeld dat ik (bijna) al je projecten in het echt kan zien. Vind je gewoon een topper en een supervriendinnetje! Liefs Diaan

  6. You are incredible! I just love all the intricate detail you add to your projects!

  7. These are both amazing you are so clever xxx

  8. So cute!!! I love it! Thanks for your inspiration! xx

  9. Beautiful.. Love the sentiment stamp... And that TH die... You have made it look stunning!! Adorable image.. :o).. so so Cute..
    Amazing Work!!