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.

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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!

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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!

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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

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Alex

Monday, April 07, 2014

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 SCACD Design Team and some amazing Guest Designers have put together a hop to showcase these stunning images.  I am the first stop on this hop and 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.

You next stop on the hop is the super talented KIM and her post is HERE.

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

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Moments

HELLO!!!!

I have been a bit absent from posting here lately.  I am not sure what happened.  It was January and then suddenly, it is March!  WHAT HAPPENED TO FEBRUARY???  Wow!  Time is just flying.

Based on this realization that life is just moving so fast, I thought that this image, Moments, from The Oddly Sweet Curiosities Set #4 was appropriate. A bit of a reminder to stop and enjoy in the midst of the hustle and bustle.


The image and sentiment come together or, of course, you can get the entire set.  I just love these Oddly Sweet Curiosities -all of them!  They always make me smile and there is an image and sentiment for everyone.

Have an absolutely FABULOUS day!  Be certain to slow down for just a moment and enjoy.

Get Inky!
Alex