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~!!


Monday, July 7, 2014

What's New Monday 07-07-2014

There is soooooooooo much amazing SCACD stuff to share with you today! 

First, did you know that   Silk Acrylic Glaze is 20% off at the moment  Colors like:


The Fude Pen many of you have seen used by Dina Wakely in her journaling.   
There were requests for this and it is HERE!
 Just below you will also find the Signo Uni-ball white pen which is a staple for any stamper, scrapbooker, art journaler, doodler or anyone just looking for a good white pen.
.The Spellbinders Tool n One looks like the MUST HAVE tool of the season

http://www.susanascustomartandcarddesign.com/proddetail.php?prod=NES-115


Memory Box's latest summer release - better hurry, these go fast!  A couple of them are:

http://www.susanascustomartandcarddesign.com/proddetail.php?prod=MBP-330
http://www.susanascustomartandcarddesign.com/proddetail.php?prod=MBP-333


Last but not least the MFT Dies
http://www.susanascustomartandcarddesign.com/proddetail.php?prod=MFT-006
The Lightbulb

Hope you are enjoying your summer and getting in lots of creative time!!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Victorian Lady

Hi guys!!!! I am posting this a little late, but I was too excited to wait.


This lady was SOoooooooooooo much fun to color. Seriously SOOOoo much fun. This is Steampunk Beauty and she is GORGEOUS and so detailed. So many different nooks and crannies. So many elements. GORGEOUS.  Between coloring the feathers, the ribbon and the hat, to the monocle and her Hair - - OMG coloring the hair was amazingly cool. 

Once I was done, I fit the Die over the image, and realized that part of the hat and the feather weren't fitting, so I cut it out closely and then threaded it through the die and cut out the rest of the image. This technique (Usually referred to as the "out of the box" technique) really works well for images like this with one piece that isn't quite fitting.

Matted it, and then added some blingity bling bling on the top and bottom to give it some interest.

I LOVE coloring these types of images - ones that you don't need a lot of embellishment for on the card, because you want the image to be the focus!!!

I hope you all have enjoyed it. Have a WONDERFUL week.

Alaine

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Happy Birthday cupcake!

Here's a card which uses SCACD's Skullie Cupcake Digital stamp, which is from the latest release of SCACD Digis! If you haven't seen these new digi stamps, you really ought to click on over to check them out! They are a mixed bag of quirky and fun images that I find totally appealing!
Anyway, here's the card!

Skullie Cupcake Digital stamp was resized in PhotoElements and printed onto Neenah cardstock with my laser printer. The image was colored with Copic markers, then fussy-cut. It was hot at my mom's so I was craving citrus and chocolate. Actually, I always crave chocolate. So the colors of my sugar skull cupcakes reflect my cravings!

The patterned papers are from old Basic Grey 6x6 pads. All layers were edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. I used Die-Namics die-cuts for the patterned paper mats. SCACD's Ornate Hinge die (on sale!!!) was used to die-cut solid patterned paper to hold the sentiment. The sentiment die-cut is by Elizabeth Crafts. Vellum was cut using a Nestabilities die by Spellbinders.

Gemstones were used to finish the card!

Thanks for visiting today!



Saturday, June 21, 2014

A little Spring to welcome Summer

Hey there guys!!!! Welcome to SUMMER. OK, so it has been "summer" in my mind for a few weeks. When the temperature is in the upper 80s and 90s - - - I claim summer.  To celebrate I am sharing a card I made for my husband for his birthday this week using the new digital image SPRING.


 I imagined her hair as the sky, and went with the blues as the colors, I think my favorite part of this image was the cloud. I have no idea why - maybe we just need some rain around here, but that for me was what just "made" this image and finished it out for me.

I used a window technique to frame her, and then I used a touch of black at the bottom to make the black solid up to the edge of the window.  Then I added springy flowers to go with it.


I also added sparkles on the "raindrops" as well as on the dragonfly, eyes, feathers, etc.... It makes it shine - like sparkling dew. :-)

I hope you all are having a great weekend!!!!





Friday, June 20, 2014

Space Drone

I am having so much fund with the SCACD Digital images. The variety is just amazing. No matter what my mood, something works!!! This character is the Space Drone. There is a wonderful collection of alien creatures, flowers and other assorted things to just let your coloring imagination go crazy.

After coloring him up, I decided to turn him into a fun any reason type card.  I know some young boys that will think this guy is just the 'coolest'.  He also comes with a fun sentiment, but I ended up not using it this time. 



I am looking forward to coloring him up again, in an entirely different combination of colors. I imagine he will be just as fabulous while entirely different! I love images that let me truly play like this!

Get Inky!
Alex

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Steampunk Skull

HI THERE! I am back to show off my uber colorful Steampunk Skull.

So much fun, so much happy. I thought about coloring it all in metallic colors, but I am really digging the hot pink, pastelly happy colors. Who says Skulls have to be gloomy? Not me!

The colors included Cool greys, RV1x, BG1x and B00 and B12.  I did use a bit of yellow but went lighter than usual when dealing with gold metallic - So I used Y000, 11, 15.  It is hard to see here, but I did use some glitter stardust pen to touch the metallic areas and also the light-bulbs. It gives it a really great shimmer.



Once I finished coloring the skull up I went to choose some pretty paper. I cut two squares of paper - one the DP and one the blue. I made the design paper slightly smaller than the blue. Then I chose two consecutive sizes of circle dies. I cut the design paper first then I glued the design paper to the blue. At that point I was able t o make sure that the inner blue cut was also centered on the circle I had already cut.   The final touch was pink backing.

The skull was put up on foam tape, to make it a bit higher, and then I added gears and the feathers.

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you all are having a great summer so far!!!!

Alaine

Friday, June 13, 2014

Steampunk Siren


One of the recently released SCACD Digital images is this one, Steampunk Siren.  When I first saw the image I was blown away.  The level of detail and creativity drew me in and I had to have it.


I have seen this image colored several different ways and each time I am amazed at how well it works.  I find it to be versatile to any color scheme.  I decided to go more to the warm/fire type colors rather than the cool/ocean colors that were my first inclination and am loving the result.

Have you checked out the variety of images available in the SCACD Digital section. So many choices!

I also know that SCACD has some new products just added to the store.  New colors of the ColorArte Silks, new Gelatos "Steampunk" series and this:


Doesn't that look fun?!?!?

Get Inky!
Alex

Monday, June 9, 2014

What's new Monday 6-09-2014

Have you checked out ALL of the new release in the SCACD Digitals section?  Have you seen these?




And many, many more!  There were fifteen new images in the release.  Yes, FIFTEEN!

To assist in your creative endeavors with these fabulous new images, SCACD has recently added some MFT Dies to the store.  A couple of the ones added are:



There are also a whole bunch of new 6x6 paper pads to chose from, or even just get them all!



Whatever you decide, have fun shopping!!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Before and After...



One of the newest images for SCACD Digital is Before and After Kids. Instead I am going to title my creation as Before and After Vacation. 

Don't get me wrong - my vacation was awesome... and I didn't look nearly as relaxed before it on the before side.... but getting the creeping crud toward the end of vacation - AFTER you have a blistering sunburn.... Well... I would say that the after is definitely representative of how I have felt these last few days. LOL.

This is one of my faves from the new release. One of my favorite things to do is to blend and try to make different things blend together with distinct differences but not a real delineation between the two sides. This allowed me to play like heck with those techniques. I especially liked doing it with the skin.

Because I colored these with two different tones, listing the colors would be - yeah - not such a good idea. Lets just say LOTS. yeah - LOTS and LOTS

Once I was done, I took some 6 x 6 paper and just cut it down to a 5.5 x 5.5 size. I adore working with 6x6 paper. The 12 x 12 is gorgeous - but the images / design on it is so large that you lose so much of the detail. For most of the 6 x 6 paper pads, they keep the same images a lot but just reduce the entire thing... so you get all the design in a smaller space.

The final touches include some flowers to help frame out the image. For those I followed the different color theme and I think it worked out splendidly.

I hope to see you all back here again soon. Going to go take a breather and try not to hack up a lung LOL. Have a great summer guys!!!

Alaine

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

An Underwater Steampunk Scene!

Here's an underwater Steampunk scene featuring SCACD's digital stamps, Steampunk Siren, Steampunk Hermit, and Nancy's Mech Seahorse.



I resized all three digital stamps and created a scene with them using PhotoElements. The scene was printed out onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer, then colored using Copic markers. All the rivets, the bubbles, the compass on Nancy's Mech Seahorse, and the claws and eyes of Steampunk Hermit were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen to add clear dimension to them. I also used this pen to add some air bubbles above Nancy's Mech Seahorse. A Clear Stardust Glitter pen was used to add glitter to the orb in the Steampunk Siren's hand.

The sea and sand background were created with my Copic markers. Metallic white cardstock took a ride through the Big Kick inside a 5x7 Cuttlebug Gears embossing folder. Neptune Ancient Page dye ink and Peacock Feathers Distress ink were sponged over the embossed metallic background using the Mini Ink Blending Tool, then heat set. Silvery Shimmer Delicata and Golden Glitz pigment were sponged along the perimeter of the embossed cardstock.

I roughly figured out where the stamped panel would sit and applied Boss Gloss Embossing ink to the area. Very old Desert Tapestry Embossing powder was heat heat. I used an old Paper Shapers Corner punch on the bottom two corners, then slid the stamped panel into place.

A myriad of Gearworks BorderMini Gears,(both by Memory Box), Gears (Cherry Lynn), and Spellbinders Gears were die-cut from Brushed Silver Specialty paper by FiberMark. These gears were placed over the embossed gears under the stamped piece, then more gears were adhered on top of these gears.

I haven't decided who will get the card for what occasion, so there's no sentiment.

Thanks for visiting today.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Curioser and Curioser

To continue on with the Alice in Wonderland Theme from yesterday, I present to you The Hatter:

The story behind Alice in Wonderland is very interesting, and one that I learned a lot about in Oxford when I was there on business. The Hatter in Alice in Wonderland was based on a furniture shop owner in Oxford, England who wore a top hat around all of the time. Apparently he would chase people down the street asking for payment. (This was said on a tour and I cannot substantiate or negate this fact). 

When I made this card, I tried to go for a mix between old Alice in Wonderland cartoon and the new Johnny Depp look in the dress and hair. I really wanted the purple and green, but it needed something else, so the turquoise was a happy accident.

I hope you check out what all the other lovelies have done / made lately with these FIFTEEN new images. WHOOP!!!!

See you soon! 

Alaine
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