Sunday, August 17, 2014

Party Lights

Hello and happy weekend. Today I am sharing with you my latest creation using one of the new rubber stamps that have been released. This stamp is Party Lights Border.

I made what I would consider a small party invitation. This was a fun image to color, but it was difficult for me to figure out how to get it to look the way I wanted it to. But once I did, I LOVE the way it turned out.

First I stamped the image twice. Once for the background and once to fussy cut. I used my copic airbrush to color the background image with dark blue and light yellow for the glow. On the second image I colored all the light bulbs. I then did the hardest part of cutting out all of the light bulbs. I ran them through my little Xyron X thingie, and then stuck them on top of the background image.

Once that was done, I added clear sparkles to the bulbs themselves and then gold dots on the rest of the chains hanging.  I cut the image out and glued it down on gold sparkly paper. Then I gut out the wings out of the same sparkly paper using the Steampunk Wings Pair Die. I also ran this through my xyron to get the wings sticky, and then attached to the sides of the stamped image. For this I ran the top part behind the image and the bottom of the wing in front of the image. I then stuck the entire thing down on dark blue paper.

It looked good, then I messed it up and tried to write with my stickles. EPIC FAIL. So I decided to cut out the entire thing and then place it on a small folded card piece to make it a smaller card. The inside can now read anything I want, and it really frames the image. I love it more than the original idea!

I have shared what I have done. I really encourage you all to share your take on this image or any of your other creations with Susana's stamps on our Facebook page Art & Heart with SCACD.

Have a great week!!!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Bliss!

Here's my card, featuring Bliss, one of the four beautiful new fairy stamps in SCACD's Zen Beauties set.


Bliss was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. C00, C0, C1, custom-blended Less than B60, and B60 Copic markers were used to create the cloudy sky behind her. Silver Copic Spica glitter pen was used to add trails of glitter issuing from her fingers and feet, as well as lines of glitter on her wings.

Patterned cardstock from Club Scrap was die-cut with a Decorative Labels Eight Nestabilities die from Spellbinders. This was then die-cut with a Nestabities Labels Eight die to create a frame. The same die  was used to die-cut her image panel, which was adhered inside the decorative frame. This frame was adhered to patterned paper from My Minds Eye, then matted onto silver glitter paper by DCWV. The matted image panel was adhered to the card front made from the same green patterned cardstock from Club Scrap. Gemstones by Kaiser Craft (for sale at 50% off!) were added to finish the card.

Thanks for visiting today! 

 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A little Faith for your day

Hi all. I hope you are having a wonderful week. I had an awesome weekend. Got a new car, my youngest daughter passed her permit test and will NOT be allowed to drive my new car, and I was able to be pretty crafty.  One of my projects was to color Faith from the Zen Beauties collection.   I think I should actually call her Lucy. I saw that movie to this weekend. It was BlackWidow meets the Discovery Channel.

And this pose reminds me of Lucy from the movie at times. Well when she wasn't kicking rear and blood all over the place. I mixed the brown and blue together and added a bit of green. I made her skin the lightest I could to give her a bit of an ethereal look. Once done, I added a bit of the bronze dots. It is not very easy to see here, but there are some dots coming off of her feet and it looks like she is blowing some sparkles. This gave it a bit of movement.

One trick I wanted to share with you all is the curly cues at the shoes, wings and hair. If you want to fussy cut something with trailers and curlies, cut them off. You can't get them to cut. I promise you. What I did here was to stamp the image a second time on the patterned paper. I did this with versafine as I wasn't going to color it. Once done I clear embossed it. I fussy cut out the image, and then taped it down over the second stamped image with the curlies. That way you can get all the detail of the image but not be limited to the white background or a background to color.

I hope you all have a great week and keep coming back to check out the inspiration that the design team has for you.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hope

Here is another form the Zen Beauties in the newly released This and That collection

 "HOPE"


Hope is available in red rubber and digi!!


This entire release is so great.  Some fun and some whimsy!

Get Inky!
Alex

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Faith


This is Faith, one of the four beautiful new fairy stamps in SCACD's Zen Beauties set. Faith
was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. Polychromos colored pencils were used to add some detail to her hair. Gold Spica Glitter pen was used to add sparkle to her hair and fairy trails under her feet. Clear Spica Glitter pen was used to add sparkle to her wings.

Post-It notes were used to create a path for the Copic-colored sun rays, then used to cover the rays so the Copic-colored grey sky could be added.

Here's a close-up so that you can see a bit of the glitter!

The stamped scene was matted with gold metallic cardstock. One of the two dies included in SCACD's beautiful Classic Corners die set was used to die-cut gold metallic cardstock three times. The corners were added to the stamped scene.

I wanted the background to be relatively clean so that the stamped scene would be the focal image. The same Post-It notes were recycled to block out an area along the bottom of the card. Golden Glitz Delicata ink was sponged onto green cardstock over my Bubbles Dylusions stencil. This stencil seems to be sold out, but the others are on sale, so check 'em out!

Green cardstock was die-cut with the Flourish Trim die by Spellbinders. While the cardstock was still in the die, it was sponged with Golden Glitz Delicata ink. The die-cut was placed over the stenciled design at the bottom of the card. Green cardstock was die-cut with one of the ribbons dies from a Blueprints set by Die-Namics. The die-cut was edged with Golden Glitz Delicata ink and placed over the top of the Flourish Trim die. The card front was edged with Golden Glitz Delicata ink then adhered to the card.

Thanks for visiting today!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Serenity

Hi All... this beauty full of zen is Serenity.



She is one of the new Zen Beauties and is actually a very calming image. I colored her with my Copics. My favorite is the blue against the pink petals of the flowers. Really love the pretty flowers on this image. They are so beautiful and dainty.


She is embellished with all sorts of silver dewdrops. She along with Faith, Bliss and Hope are offered as a package deal, or you can buy them each separately.  Come back over the next few days to see some more of the Design teams creations with these gorgeous ladies!!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

HOPE

For the card I am sharing with you today, I used the SCACD new release  image Hope.  I wanted to make her FANTASTICLY vivid... so I used some really basic shades of red blue and green copics (B2x, R2x, YG2x). AS an example of my randomness... I had chosen different paper, and when I was done, the colors didn't match... so I had to go dig through my paper and find something else. WHEW.... lucky me I found these that are close. :-)



I also wanted to add some stuff and I went a bit nutso with the gold dots that I placed on her wings, her armbands, her legbands, her outfit, her hair, her face....etc. etc. etc... you can see those a bit better down below. 

I have to say this is one of my favorite cards that I have done in a LONG LONG time. I will be playing a lot more with the Zen Beauties in the days to come and be working the gold pen more - Love how it works with the blue!

I hope you have been enjoying the projects the design team and guests have been sharing with you. They have been AWESOME!

See you again soon!

Alaine

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Faith in a Kelp Forest


Have you seen the SCACD new release of 9 rubber stamps which are collectively called the “This and That Collection.”? They each can be purchased now HERE.  Each one is AMAZING!!!  I have a couple of them to share with you.
 I am sharing with you "FAITH"   


I combined FAITH with the background stamp Kelp Forest (which also has a coordinating stencil!!).  I filled in the entire image to create a silhouette rather than the line art- which is also gorgeous as you can see below.


SCACD also decided to offer only 3 of these not only in rubber but in digi as well for all SCACD Digital fans. You can see the 3 newest versions at the top of the Digi area HERE  


Get Inky!
Alex 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Steampunking!

This card mixes the digital version of Steampunk Cupcake with the rubber stamped Party Lights Border. Both of these stamps are part of SCACD's brand new release called the This and That Collection.
 

The Party Lights Border was stamped on Neenah cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. The Steampunk Cupcake was reduced using PhotoElements, then printed onto the stamped sheet of cardstock using my laser printer. I also isolated the pinwheel from the cupcake using PhotoElements, then printed it out onto another piece of cardstock. All the elements were colored with Copic markers. The lightbulbs' elements were colored with a Lemon Spica Glitter pen. A dotty background was added to the background with Copic markers. The second pinwheel was fussy-cut, edged with black marker, then adhered over it's counterpart using a tiny screw-topped brad. It really spins!!!

The pocket watch, rivets, and lightbulbs. Several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen was added to the light bulbs, the cupcakes rivets, and the cupcake's pocket watch. Oh! Please note that I had to trim the Party Lights Border to make it fit. It's wider in real life.

Here's a close-up so you can see the glittery and the glazy bits.

The background patterned paper is from Club Scrap. It's rainbow colored in colors that matched the stamped piece. It was dry-embossed using a Gears embossing folder by Cuttlebug. Lightning Black Brilliance ink and Golden Glitz Delicata ink were lightly sponged over the raised pattern and used to edge the embossed patterned paper and the stamped panel. The patterned paper was matted with gold metallic cardstock and the stamped panel was adhered to the card front.

SCACD's Alice's Clock Statement Corner die was used to die-cut gold metallic cardstock three times. The intact corner was adhered to the lower right of the card. The Delicate Chain die by Memory Box was used to die-cut gold metallic paper, which was adhered along the left side of the image panel. Alice's Clock Statement Corner die-cut has two connected gears which were cut from the other two die-cuts, then adhered to the upper corners of the card. The Mini Gears die by Memory Box was used to die-cut silver and gold metallic paper. These small gears were adhered over and around the connected gears and onto Alice's Clock Statement Corner die-cut.

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Bliss- by Special Guest Designer Roni Johnson

Hi Friends and Welcome!  Today I am pleased to say that I have been asked to participate in a new stamp release from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design (SCACD).  

SCACD is releasing 9 rubber stamps which are collectively called the “This and That Collection.” They each can be purchased now HERE. They were inspired by things going on in Susana's life as well as imagery she loves. SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin and Susana collaborated on the images and Carmen did an amazing job bringing these to life!!! We are featuring 4 Zen Beauties as well as 5 eclectic fun stamps today.  On a happy note if you buy the complete set of 4 Zen Beauties at one time you will get an accompanying accessory maple seed stamp as a bonus stamp.


SCACD also decided to offer only 3 of these not only in rubber but in digi as well for her SCACD Digital fans. So you can see the 3 newest versions at the top of the Digi area HERE  


For International Friends you can find the new SCACD Stamps HERE at Quixotic Paperie.

I was lucky enough to be able to create a project using the new fairy - Bliss...the beautiful ballerina fairy and here she is....

SCACD Supplies:
Bliss Fairy
Other: Sandpaper, Distress Markers, Stickles Glitter Glue, watercolor paper, die-cuts, cardstock.
To create the Vintage Mint frame I smeared the modeling paste over the "Art Is" stencil, removed the stencil and let the paste dry.  I then painted the entire piece with the Vintage Mint Silks Acrylic Glaze.  I wish you could see the beautiful shimmer created by the mica in the glaze.   


The background fern mat was created by embossing it with the Silver Fern embossing folder then lightly sanding the high spots.  Bliss was stamped onto watercolor paper using VersaFine ink and colored using Distress Markers with a bit of glitter highlights.


To make the flowery border along the top edge of the card....


I die-cut the Fancy Flower corners several times in both green and white cardstock.  I water colored the white flowers using the same inks as I did on Bliss which I then glued to the green die-cuts.  A bit of glitter was added for some sparkle.  To make the center connecting piece of vine & flowers I cut the left side of the corner die off one of the green die cut pieces then snipped off the right side flower.  I then positioned it in between the two corner pieces tucking the cut ends under the existing leaves. 
Thanks for stopping by - 
I hope you'e enjoyed my version of Bliss.  


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Meet Mr. Bones!

SCACD just released nine new rubber stamps which are collectively called This and That Collection. SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin and Susana collaborated on these new images that were inspired by events in Susana's life and the imagery she loves. We think that Carmen did an amazing job bringing these to life!

The This and That Collection includes the Zen Beauties Collection as well as five eclectic and fun stamps.

Here's Mr. Bones.

Mr. Bones was colored with Copic markers, then masked with a fussy-cut colorless version of himself. Mr. Bones and his colorless twin took a ride through my Big Shot inside a Nestabilities Labels die. They were kept inside the die and a piece of Washi tape was placed across his feet to act as a mask. A background was airbrushed around him. The tape was lifted, the background was covered with Post-It notes, and Old Paper Distress ink was sponged along the bottom to ground Mr. Bones. Bundled Sage Distress ink was sponged over a Burlap Layering Stencil. (It's gone now, but the remaining stencils by the Tim are on sale!). The mask was lifted and the stamped die-cut panel was set aside.

Patterned paper from the Necessities 6x6 pad by MME was layered over a rose-printed paper from an old MME pad. Burlap ribbon was adhered across the card front, then the stamped die-cut panel was adhered.

I grabbed some very old sticker letters and added the sentiment "Just for You!" I sponged Pumice Stone Distress ink over the sticker letters, then removed them, leaving their outline on the wood-patterned paper. Pumice Stone Distress ink was sponged over an arrow and a heart from the Arrows and Hearts stencil by The Crafter's Workshop.

A burlap ribbon bow with two red roses was added to finish the card.

By the way, Mr. Bones has a partner, who is named Mrs. Bones (who is also available as a digital stamp). If you buy Mr. and Mrs. Bones (rubber stamps) together, you will receive a sentiment that says "You're Invited!"

Thursday, July 24, 2014

SCACD THIS & THAT STAMP RELEASE!!!

SCACD THIS and THAT 
RUBBER STAMP RELEASE WITH BLOG HOP!!!

SCACD is releasing 9 rubber stamps which are collectively called the “This and That Collection.” They each can be purchased now HERE. They were inspired by things going on in my life and imagery I love. SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin and I collaborated on the images and she did another amazing job bringing these to life!!! We are featuring 4 Zen Beauties as well as 5 other eclectic fun stamps today. On a happy note if you buy the complete set of 4 Zen Beauties at one time you will get an accompanying accessory maple seed stamp as a bonus stamp. 
Here is an example of one of the 4 ethereal Zen Beauties :) 

SCACD also decided to offer only 3 of these not only in rubber but in digi as well for my SCACD Digital fans. You can see the 3 newest versions at the top of the Digi area HERE  

Now available in the USA are the SCACD July 24 rubber stamp release HERE.  SCACD Digital images for USA and International can always be found HERE.  For our International Friends you can find the new SCACD rubber Stamps at Quixotic Paperie HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!!! You should now be headed off to see the fabulous showcase that the  SCACD Design Team as well as some very talented Special Guest Designers' posted for more inspiration
 
Alex 
Susan


After all the inspiration from the hop, be certain to check out the latest featured products at SCACD HERE including NEW stencils from Crafter's Workshop some of which designed by Carmen Medlin for Crafter's Workshop which coordinate with several of the SCACD exclusive stamps.
So grab a cup of happy and hop with us!!!
Have a fabulous day!

Hearts and Hugs
Susana and the SCACD DT Family

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Owl See You Soon

Hi all.... Here is a new post for a new day.

This is Victorian Steampunk Owl. Isn't she BEAUTIFUL. I had a blast with this. Mainly because I used lots of elements and it is all silvery. I used DecoArt Metallic Lustre on the background of the owl. I love working with it on different items such as chipboard elements, and buttons, but here I used it straight on the paper. It has such a gorgeous look.

All right. Keep checking out the blog for more fun projects!!!!

Alaine

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Curiouser and Curiouser

Here's a card featuring The Hatter, which is a SCACD digi.

  

The Hatter was resized in PhotoElements and printed onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer. He was colored with Copic and ShinHanArt Touch Twin Brush  markers. His goggles, the clock on his hat, and the pocketwatch were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen to make 'em dimensional and shiny.

Teal cardstock was die-cut with a Die-namics frame die. Clock hands from a Spellbinders die set were used to die-cut ultramarine cardstock. Memory Box's  Mini Gears die set was used to die-cut gold metallic cardstock, which were added to the top corners.  A Gold Krylon pen was used to change the color of very old, but very useful, hanger brads, then the brads were stabbed through the cardstock in the lower corners. At that point, I discovered that I did NOT have small gold jump rings, though I had huge ones and small ones in silver, black, pewter, and hot pink. I also did not have a gold chain. Therefore, I put this part aside and worked on the rest of the card. 

Two pieces of teal floral 6x6 cardstock from the French Country Graphic 45 6x6 pad were adhered together. The Gearworks Border* die by Memory Box was used to die-cut gold metallic cardstock and more mini gears from Memory Box's  Mini Gears die set were die-cut. The gears were adhered to a strip of teal cardstock and layered atop the floral cardstock. *The Gearworks Border die is no longer available, but the Antique Gear set or the Deluxe Gear set would work equally well. I have not yet acquired those yet, but I will. *grin* 

The Timepiece die set by Die-Namics was used to die-cut both metallic gold and ultramarine cardstock. The die-cuts were added to the center of the card front. 

First thing today (after coffee), I ran to Michael's and picked up gold jump rings and a gold chain. Then I hurried home and finished the card with the chain and three charms from my stash.

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, July 14, 2014

What's New Monday 7-14-2014

 Deco Art Mixed media has some really, really fun products out and SCACD has them!!!  Take a look HERE for them and a link to a video demoing the use of the Antiquing Creams.  Just a few of the products we have are:





To go along with these fun and fabulous new products from Deco Art, there are several new embossing folders from Elizabeth Crafts.  Two of them are:

If that isn't enough (and is it ever really enough???) there are some new 6x6 paper pads as well.

HAPPY CREATING~!!


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