Saturday, April 19, 2014

A little Green Earth for this fine spring day.

Hey there all. Well spring is in the air - at least the pollen is coating everything here in east Tennessee. To celebrate the multitude of yellow gunk all over my car, LOL, I have finished up my Earth Card.


Earth is all about lush flowers and animals, and rainforesty stuff and green was what I chose as my predominant color. And I used SOOOOOOOOOOOOO many green copics, that my desk looked like a grass field had been mowed and the remainders were spread among it. I think I used almost every green there is, so I am not sure what each one is... with the exception of the gila monster / lizard / iguana... sorry not an animal person. That was YG21, 23, 25, 17.

I was trying to go for a theme here with the card, so I used the same basic design as I used on my Water card. I am thinking these will be a gift set for someone.

I hope all of you enjoy your weekend, and come back soon to see what else we have to share.

Alaine

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wise Owl

SCACD has these amazing images called MechAnimals.  They have some in digital and some in rubber.  This Wise Owl is from the rubber release found HERE.  I love this guy and all his steampunkness.


I have paired him up with the Dies by SCACD - Alice's Clock Statement Corner.  It just goes so perfectly.  As does the charm I found in my box of goodies.

Get Inky!
Alex

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

No Mixed Signals - Teresa

No Mixed Signals - Steampunk snail
Howdy folks!

Here's a card I made using a cool image I found at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design:



He comes from a set called No Mixed Signals that's available in digital or rubber format. Here are the links below:
Digital
Rubber (for US customers)
Rubber from the Quixotic Paperie (for all other customers).

I used Copic markers to colour the image, and then sponged some Pumice Stone Distress Ink over the whole image to age it a little. The papers are scraps from my scrap box, and the cogs were cut with my Tim Holtz gadget Gears die. The sentiment was made with Echo Park alpha stickers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Planet Transport - Penny

SCACD Planet Transport
Hey, I am back today with another guest post for SCACD. This time I have made a card using one of the fabulous digital images that Susana carries in her shop HERE, for USA and international customers. I believe that Carmen Medlin is the artist of all the digis, and a very talented artist she is! Love her different types of images--they run from gorgeous to outright quirky. And I picked one of the quirky ones to show you today.

I printed SCACD Planet Transport on X-Press It CS, and colored it with my Copics:

YR30, YR31, E42, E43, E44, R81, R83, R85, T0, T1, T2, T4, T6, T8

Then I added some Spica Silver to the chains and some Spica Clear to the metal on the basket. My finishes on the image panel were Silver Pearl Pen and Distress Ink Antique Linen.

My DP is from the Glitz All Dolled Up collection. I roughened my DP edges and image panel with my Zutter. My die cuts were made with SCACD Alice's Clock Statement Corner. Then I added a bit of ribbon, lace, and pearl trim to the card. I finished the design with the fun sentiment that comes with Planet Transport. That about does it for this post.

I loved working with Susana and her DT! And I always love to shop at SCACD, don't you? Go ahead, you know you want to...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hope your Birthday is ON FIRE

It was my mom's birthday on Wednesday. Since we grew up for the most part in the desert southwest of the US (hello El Paso, hello Tucson)... I thought that this was the perfect image for her card.  I am going to say it was HARD to figure our the colors, but I am really excited about how the flames came out. This is FIRE

I colored them opposite of how I usually do. I used E07 on the very edges of the flames first.  Then YR14 a little farther in, and then Y21 a little farther in and then used Y11 to blend. Once I was done I added a bit of the E81 to them to make them blend in a little better with the hair.  I tried to start her hair one color on one side as roots and mesquite wood, and work over to the flames on the other side.

I am really digging these Elements stamps. They are SOOoooooooo much fun to color, and turn out so beautiful in the end.

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Alaine

Friday, April 11, 2014

Elements Collection - Water - by Kim Dellow

Welcome to the SCACD The Elements Collection blog hop!
It is new rubber stamp release time! YAY! Time to follow the blog hop so that you can get a first look at the four lovely new rubber stamps from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD)
If you hopped on over to my blog from Alex at Paper and String then you are on the right track. If not then start your hopping at Alex's blog or hop to the Store blog for the whole list.
So let me introduce you to SCACD The Elements Collection Water stamp.
Look at me doing some image colouring! I haven't done image colouring for my blog in ages! Ahh but she is too beautiful not to want to colour. It was great fun colouring her and I used my Prismacolor pencils.
I hope that you enjoy checking out the other Elements from the SCACD The Elements Collection, all of them beautiful!
You can find the new stamps over at the SCACD store for USA-based customers or at Quixotic Paperie for EU-based, so go check them out but only after you have finished the hop!
Have a fun hoppity hop!
Catch you later.
Kim

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Elements Collection - Earth

SCACD released four rubber stamps which are collectively called The Elements Collection. They were inspired by nature's four elements. Thoughts of water, wind, fire and earth so powerful in nature captured in these women thru collaboration with SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin. 

The SCACD Design Team and some amazing Guest Designers put together a hop to showcase these stunning images. The complete list of participants can be found on the store blog HERE.


For the hop I got to work with the image EARTH.  Isn't she just amazing?



I stamped the image with Momento Ink and then colored it up with Copics and Prismacolor markers.  After fussing cutting the image, I created the perfect background using the Dies by SCACD Breezy Branches Statement Corner and Dandelion Knoll Statement Corner.

Now available in the USA are the SCACD April 7th rubber stamp release HERE. SCACD Digital images for USA and International can always be found HERE.
For locating SCACD rubber stamps, including the New Release, our International Friends please check out Quixotic Paperie HERE!!!

Get Inky!
Alex

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Elements Collection - Fire - by Guest Cheryl Valadez

Hey, all!  SCACD is releasing four rubber stamps which are collectively called The Elements Collection. The inspiration for them is by all that is going on in nature at the moment. Thoughts of water, wind, fire and earth so powerful in nature captured in these women thru collaboration with SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin.

The fab SCACD Design Team along with amazing Guests Designers has created an inspiring hop showcasing the new SCACD rubber stamps. If you missed part of the hop list then check out all the details at the Store Blog !
Now available in the USA are the SCACD April 7th rubber stamp release HERE. SCACD Digital images for USA and International can always be found HERE.
For locating SCACD rubber stamps, including the New Release, our International Friends please check out Quixotic Paperie HERE!!!
For my card I had the pleasure of using FIRE.  She's such a beauty!  Not sure I did her justice, but I sure had fun trying :)
So happy and honored to have been invited to join this new release hop.  There you're sure to be met with some gorgeous eye candy.  If you lose your way and need to get back on track, just head to the SCACD Store Blog.     
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Until next time, stay crafty!
Cheryl
 

Monday, April 7, 2014

SCACD ELEMENTS RUBBER STAMP BLOG HOP!!!

SCACD ELEMENTS RUBBER STAMP BLOG HOP!!!


SCACD is releasing four rubber stamps which are collectively called The Elements Collection. They were inspired by nature's four elements. Thoughts of water, wind, fire and earth so powerful in nature captured in these women thru collaboration with SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin. 


 

The fab SCACD Design Team along with amazing Guests Designers has created an inspiring hop showcasing the new SCACD rubber stamps. The entire list can be found below.
 Alex   > Kim > Elaine > Penny > Kathi
Now available in the USA are the SCACD April 7th rubber stamp release HERE. SCACD Digital images for USA and International can always be found HERE.
For locating SCACD rubber stamps, including the New Release, our International Friends please check out Quixotic Paperie HERE!!! 
Grab a cup of happy and enjoy the hop!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Home Is Where the Heart Is



It has been a heck of a week. My daughter competed with her high school at the Winter Guard International Championships - which required a lot of driving over the past three days. WHEW... They did wonderful and got their best score of the season. And we saw some phenomenal guards. Just amazing.

But last night driving home was NUTS... I needed armor. The wind was CRAZY, and pushed us all over the road. And when we got out for gas it was COLD. Which made me LONG for sunshine. And the beach and ... well not snails... but he seemed so beachy and warm. This is Home is Where the Heart Is from SCACD Digital.

I used R20, 21, 22 for the coral tones, and YR30, 31 for the yellows. The blue greens are BG70, 72. Then I decided to do the sand and sky. But getting in between was difficult, and I had printed it and cut the original image out in a Strange shape. So I fussy cut it out... which cuts some of the details off.

But... I wanted those details. So I printed it another time same size. . . and I colored the background just in a straight strokes over the sky (B0000, 000) and the sand (E30, 31, 33). I went over the image as well. Then I glued the fussy cut image (after inking it with black ink on the edges) over the second image. So it is very slightly raised.

The main image with background was cut out with a Nestie. I then went through and found some pretty DP and added it as the background and details. Added the sentiment colored in the same tones as the main image.. But it wasn't done... it needed glitter and some dark outlining around the image to make it pop. WHOOP.

Now for some relaxation - Watching movies and basketball and coloring some new images while doing it. I LOVE multi-tasking.

Hope to see you soon,

Alaine

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cyber Chic!




Cyber Chic is one of SCACD's newest digital stamps. As an avid science fiction/fantasy reader, this digi-stamp had to be part of my collection. I think she's fabulous!

Cyber Chic was resized in Photo Elements, printed out onto Neenah cardstock, then colored with my Copic markers. When I was done coloring her, I added some gold gel pen highlights, then coated them with Clear Gelly Glaze pen which was also used to coat her silver rivets. Cyber Chic took a ride through my Big Kick to be die-cut. The dotty pointillist background was added with Copic markers, then Gold Stickles glitter glue was added to the rim of the die cut.

The patterned cardstock is from an old Club Scrap kit. Chipped Sapphire Distress paint was painted onto an Idea-ology Word Band and onto pewter screw head flat back embellishments, then immediately wiped off the surface, leaving the paint in the recesses.

Seam binding was dyed using Copic markers, reinkers, and a metallic gold pen, scrunched, heat set, then used to adhere the Word Band. Gold metallic floss was  used to tie a knot on either side of the Word Band.

The screw heads were attached and I called it done!


Thanks for visiting today.

Monday, March 31, 2014

What's new Monday 3-31-2014

MINI INK BLENDING TOOLS!!!!  
WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!

SCACD has the new Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools in stock and ready to be shipped to your home!  If you haven't seen these you should and if you have seen them you know you need it!

http://www.susanascustomartandcarddesign.com/proddetail.php?prod=Notions-265
 SCACD also has refills!  Might as well get these while you are at it, you are going to need them.
http://www.susanascustomartandcarddesign.com/proddetail.php?prod=Notions-266

And just for good measure, an oldie, but a goodie.  One of my favorite tools, Tack 'N Peel.  This is what I use on my clear blocks and then use that side when I use the red rubber unmounted stamps.  Looooove this stuff!
http://www.susanascustomartandcarddesign.com/proddetail.php?prod=Notions-008

Everyday Wishes with Alien Butterfly

Hi there all. I hope you all had a very colorful weekend. We sure did. It is ALMOST Springlike!!!! ALMOST. We had to go over the mountains this morning... and it was all snowy... and then nice and sprinklike here when we got home. YAY.  Put me in the mood for some happy springlike coloring.

Lucky for me - this Alien Butterfly - one of the new digital images in the store fit the bill PERFECTLY.  Colored her with a bit of Copic markers and then blinged her up some more.  I added little sparkly jewels all over the butterfly in strategic places and then in other areas of the card.I also LOVE the sentiment that goes with it. It is perfect.

I think I like to color butterflies so much as we don't have enough of them here. Whenever we go somewhere that has a butterfly garden I adore going in and hoping that one of the pretty blue ones lands on me. :-) And this is so incredible different and detailed, it made it a lot of fun to go a bit spring crazy with her.

Copic Colors Used:

Y0000,000,21
YG11, 13, 17
BG000, 10, 11, 13
RV000, 00

I hope all of you have an Anti-Everyday Week!!!!
Until Next time!

Alaine

Saturday, March 29, 2014

SCACD Montage Sets

I have a house full of boys/men.  In fact, the cat and I are the only women living here and most of the time that is fabulous.  Sometimes, it is difficult.  The one thing it does for certain is mean that I need to be able to create masculine cards. The January 2014 release of SCACD Montage Sets 1 and 2 made this a breeze!

First up using the Archeological Dig set and Fossilized Sea Shells


I paired images from Fossilized Sea Shells to create the background and Archeological Dig as the focal image.  The result is a card that could be used for many purposes and would be suitable for use with a many of any age.  Even to the little ones that love the fossils and dinosaurs. 




The background for this card is created using a lightly patterned paper with the lily pads from the set stamped randomly.  The focal image has the fish in orange with a light blue ink sponged in for the water they are swimming in.  I am particularly pleased with the look of this card and am loving the colors.

What boys/men do you have in your life that would love to receive a card in this style?

Get Inky!
Alex


Monday, March 24, 2014

What's New Monday 3-24-2014

New stencils and dies......oh my!



From Memory Box are several New Dies and here are just a couple to wet your appetite.

http://www.susanascustomartandcarddesign.com/proddetail.php?prod=MBP-321

http://www.susanascustomartandcarddesign.com/proddetail.php?prod=MBP-324

http://www.susanascustomartandcarddesign.com/proddetail.php?prod=MBP-301


Did I mention  New Stencils?  Oh yes there are, and here are a couple of my favorite ones:

http://www.susanascustomartandcarddesign.com/proddetail.php?prod=MBP-318

http://www.susanascustomartandcarddesign.com/proddetail.php?prod=MBP-305

http://www.susanascustomartandcarddesign.com/proddetail.php?prod=MBP-319



I know you can not resist these!!!  While you are shopping, be certain to check out the new Digital Images.  So many amazing choices and the prices are fabulous!!!


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