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MelJens Designs: Raggy Puppy

Happy Monday! First things first: The Ribbon Winner! I had pick a number out of the comments from the week and the winner is….

Lynn R!!! Congrats!!!

I leave behind the weekend with a bit of an accomplished feeling….I got to log into my cpanel and check the mysql database wp-config.php file, find a user name and reset the id to match the admin login. How’s THAT for sounding smart? I’m learning by leaps and bounds with WordPress…and have become some sort of tech support for crafty bloggers lately too! Broken blogs? Bring em on. (KIDDING! haha.) But…I did get more things tidied on the Operation Write Home site – including the discovery of a rogue post that seems to be the cause of a lot of my email. I’ve had so many people say, “I saw somewhere that you don’t need envelopes and you like to tuck. But other places it begs us to send them tucked. What gives?” No one was able to point back to it – but when I started going through link by link (I’m working my way through the glossary now), I found the post. From 2009. When we had recently received 5000 donated envelopes. Apparently I was silly enough to put in writing that people could send cards without envies…and never got rid of that post. Eeep! All better now though 🙂

I also got the first vlog posted in a while…enjoy, and share if you wish! It’s a pretty good basic top five list of things I’ve learned since starting OWH in 2007.

On to what you’re here for! I have a missing you card…and it’s a digi – I haven’t used digis in a long while! But I found a stash of images that I went through, and decided to give lil Raggy Puppy a try. I used a very common design layout, and my ribbon feature today is layered ribbon – a couple scraps of thinner ribbons, with some ricrac wrapped around it. (All are adhered with ScorTape). The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Circle of Honor set…I love having an extra missing you in my tool belt! By the way – the nesties don’t have a thin die (the dark brown) so I cut that by hand. Don’t look too close 🙂

I’m particularly proud of what I accomplished here – I had colored him in 2 shades of orange first, then after I had the dimension worked out, I added dark stripes to make the lighter shade corduroy – and polkadots on the darker reddish sections to be a complementary fabric! Copic colors: YR07 with YR04; R37, R14, and R59 together.

21 thoughts on “MelJens Designs: Raggy Puppy

  1. […] been back to coloring digis long ago printed out….and I decided to pull a Raggy Puppy on miss Ciara  I matched her up with a little October Afternoon paper, a May Arts ribbon banner, […]

  2. […] woodgrain paper is the reverse side of the Sassafrass aper I used in my card here – can you believe it? Sometimes it makes me wonder what they pair with what! lol. But I do […]

  3. DITTO to all of the comments above, I couldn’t say it any better!

    Unbelievable coloring. Mind blowing. Inconceivable.



  4. Sandy, you did such a great job with your coloring. I can actually imagine feeling the texture. Brings back memories of my childhood stuffed toys. I know what you mean about the nesties, I also find this frustrating at times when I don’t want a large border. Becca from Amazing Paper Grace gave a trick that she does on her blog awhile ago. She traces the outer border of the die she used to cut the die on her mat paper and then cuts it by hand. This gives it a thinner border. I would probably glue down the cut piece on the paper, line up the die with the cut piece then trace around the border that way I know I would get it even.

  5. Raggedy Pup has a def. awwwww factor! Love the way you made him corduroy and polka dot. Congrats to the very lucky Lynn R!! Enjoy!

  6. Loved the Vlog. Your coloring of the puppy is fantastic.

  7. I SOOOOO thought you’d paperpieced that puppy! Excellent, most excellent!

  8. DAAARRLING PUPPY! Wonderful, creative coloring. It’s obviousl you love to do it. 😉

  9. You absolutly should be proud of this card. He is an adorable pup, but your addition of “textures” really makes the digi special. Thanks again, Sandy.

  10. WAAAAAHOOO!!!!! You just made my day-week-month!!! I am sooo excited! Oh, whew! Got to regain composure. LOL! You know I never really quite know what to do with these digis and I have to say that one might make me really have to give it a serious try. The corduroy look is fantastic! I’m bookmarking this one for sure! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway and for sharing your amazing talent! (PS I’ve got a new address)

  11. Sandy, This was an awesome Vlog. I learned some things about OWH that I hadn’t known. Thank you so much for taking time to do everything you do. It is greatly appreciated. Loved the card,too

  12. This card is so stinkin cute… makes me go Awwwwwww! MelJen has such cute digis and you really added the wow factor to this puppy. Thanks for the coloring tips, they are good ones. Great fussy cut mat too.

    A big congrats to Lynn, you lucky girl!

  13. Your card is so cute. I just love the adorable image.

  14. I love everything about that card! I want to learn to color as well as you! And fussy cut too! You always inspire me to want to do better. That’s what good leaders do.

  15. I love the image. Like how you colored him too! Very cute card. What a neat idea on the use of ribbon! Good tip! Congrats to Linda R for being the ribbon winner! I must say I’m a bit envious…or I’m over it…enjoy your ribbon Linda!

  16. Cute, cute card. I love the digi and how you colored it and how you did the ribbon. Congrats to Lynn!

  17. Congrats to Lynn! Great card–I really like how you colored the puppy–I will have to try that.

  18. I love how you colored your puppy! I am going to try to CASE him. I had to cut a mat by hand for my shaped card for the ODBD challenge, yours is smoother than mine.

  19. I’m not a fan of digis, but WOW, you did a fabulous job of coloring this cute little guy! This made an adorable card.

  20. Your coloring is awesome! What a steady hand you must have to make those stripes and the effect is so cool. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Wow — Lynn R is one lucky lady. Congrats to her — what a wonderful prize. Enjoyed your vlog — I’ve written all 5 down and will keep the list posted in my craft room. Your card is adorable — I really like how you color things l– as I’ve said before you bring them to life. And thank you for all that you do for us OWH card makers – you are an inspiration. Hope you have a good day.

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