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~!!


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!!
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