Wednesday, July 13, 2011

YNS – Anika From Holland

Hi all!  Here it is wonderful Wednesday once again.  If you were here on Tuesday, wasn’t that a fantastic tutorial shown by Dana?  That gal has so much talent! She’s a hard act to follow!

I’ve chosen to use a stamp from Your Next Stamp called “Anika from Holland”.P1000788  My Mom was Flemish, and I remember her telling me of her father getting very angry with her for breaking her wooden shoes…….isn’t it funny what sticks in your mind? My Mom also had carrot red hair (natural), so I had some fun with this little image.

The challenge for the month of July is a recipe challenge which is 1 image, 2 designer papers and 3 embellishments for a chance to win a gift certificate at One Crazy Stamper….. however I mixed the recipe up a wee bit by using 1 image, 3 designer papers, and 2 embellishments………. I never have been one to use the same ingredients for a recipe. lol

I started out stamping Anika onto Xpress-It Blend Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, coloured her with Copic Markers. I also added a little pattern to her dress with my Copic Multiliner. Spellbinders Oval dies were used to die cut the image and the mat.   The Designer papers are from Bo Bunny, and the mats used are from SU. A Martha Stewart punch was used for the heart border.  Two buttons were added from my stash, adding additional coloring added with a Sakura Stardust Glitter pen.

~ Rubber hugs ~



  1. Gorgeous card, the colouring of your image and the DP is so pretty! granddad used to be a wooden shoe maker!
    xxx Margreet

  2. this is super pretty! I love the stitching details.

  3. Awww, you're so sweet! I love the story about your mom! Your coloring is superb!! Look at her dress, it just shines in the sunlight!!