Wednesday, October 01, 2014

SCACD Digi Day and 31 Days of Halloween - Day 1

Well HELLO there!!!  I am sooooooooooo excited to see you all again.  It has been much, much too long.  For those of you who are newer to Alex's BLOG, my name is Edgar Allen Crow, and I am the host for your 31 Days of Halloween hopping experience.

Even better, for Day 1, I also have the amazing honor of hosting while it is the SCACD Digi Day.  YES a two-for-one right from the beginning.  What else could a bird ask for?

For your viewing pleasure today, Alex has created a less soft and sweet version of the SCACD Digital image Serenity Fairy.


The tree limbs have been replaced by bones, and the flowers by spiders.  The moon was added in the background.  
 It really is quite fun to watch Alex go all giddy and crazy with this stuff.  She has more fun 'converting' images than anything else.
 She also made up this fun card using the SCACD Digital Image, Mr. Bones, and I think it is pretty fun and fabulous, for a dog and all.  She also used one of the Dies by SCACD - Ornate Hinge


So - you all need to know that it has been a long time, and Alex kept me cooped up WAY too long.  When she didn't participate in 31 Days of Halloween last year, I nearly pecked her eyes out.  Literally.  I am so glad to be back among you all.

Now, onto some of the FUN details.  For the SCACD Digi Day, you can find all the participants listed on the SCACD Store Blog - here.  In addition, there are some prizes and goodies, so I suggest you check it out.

For the 31 Days of Halloween, there are a gazillion and a half partcipants this year.  It is awesome!  They are all listed on the side bar of the blog and the details for 31 Days can be found on Terra's Blog (top of the list)

I am really looking forward to the rest of our month together and will see you back here tomorrow!

Happy Halloween,
Edgar


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Bliss

Recently SCACD released some new images in red rubber.   One of the releases was a sheet of fairy images titled Zen Beauties and included this lovely image named Bliss.



When shopping last time at SCACD I found this fabulous paper pack Papermania Parisienne Blue.  I was excited to get use and it and colored up Bliss to match. After coloring her up, I used a glitter pen and the wings have a gorgeous shimmer that this picture just does not show. 

In addition to the red rubber release, SCACD just released 11 NEW Digital Images.  There are some great ones so be sure you check them out!

Get Inky!
Alex

Thursday, July 24, 2014

SCACD This and That Rubber Stamp New Release Blog Hop


Welcome to another fun showcase of newly released rubber stamps and yes a few new digi from SCACD. You should have come from the Store Blog and if you get lost during the Hop you can always hop back to the Store Blog HERE for the full list. 

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. 

First up 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.

Next up is "HOPE"


Hope is available in red rubber and digi!!
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 creation by SUSAN.

Get Inky!
Alex 

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

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?!?!?

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Alice


SCACD has released 15 NEW Digital Images designed by Carmen Medlin for SCACD. There is a bit of something for everyone in this release. Some fantasy, steampunk, wonderland, curiosities and animals to love. You can find just the right image for that creative spark of yours and let your inner artist out to play.


I am so excited to share Alice with you.  When I first saw this image, it took my breath away.  I just love it and all the detail.  When my six year old niece saw it, her first comment was 'that is Alice!". 

I think that Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll has a TON of fabulous quotes.  I knew that this image had to be created with in my art journal because I needed to use one of them with it.



For the background I used some spray in then some acrylic paint with the stencil Halftone Borders by Crafters Workshop.  I used colored pencils on the image and then tore it out before adhering it to the page.


I have this great mini card deck and yes, I HAD to get the Queen of Hearts and use her here.  Not certain what will become of the rest of the deck now it is incomplete, but certain I will think of something.
The quote I decided to use is written and outlined in paint pens.  It reads: "I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. -Lewis Carroll"


I hope you are seeing all the great creations these past few days being showcased by the SCACD Design Team and some Guest Designers.  FIFTEEN NEW IMAGES!  WOW!

Get Inky!
Alex

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.

Challenges:
A Little Bit Crafty - Birds and Bees
Really Reasonable Ribbon #93 - Ribbon and Monochromatic
SanDee and amelie's - Favorite Technique goes Steampunk
Artistic Inspirations #87 - Monochrome Anything Goes

Get Inky!
Alex