Monday, June 29, 2015

Christmas Ornament in June.

Howdy All!!!! It's Christmas in June! (So July is the usual - but wanted to share today). 

So I made this with the new stamps from Susana Loves Stamps - Coral Sunflowers Set. When I first saw this set I immediately thought Christmas Ornament.

To do this I stamped the image on silver shiny paper with Versafine, and then embossed with black fine embossing powder. Once it was heated and set, I fussy cut out the two images and added some bling. I added a bit of foam tape between the two images to separate them, and then bent the leaves up. Finished up with a crystal hanger, and BOOM.

So I just got back from (ok a week later) a wonderful Kit and Clowder Retreat. Help with coloring, but also tried a bunch of mixed media as well. I will hopefully share my project later this week. I need to touch up a bit. (perfectionist in me).  

I hope you have a great week! And a wonderful second half of the year!


Friday, June 19, 2015


SCACD celebrates today a newly released exclusive rubber stamp set Eclectic Sea (9 rubber stamps all together). The Eclectic Sea is a twist of sorts in how something land bound might be seen in the ocean; for example a Sunflower that is now a Coral Sea Flower and vice a versa. So check out the collection as these are really unique and elegant. SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin and Susana collaborated on the images and we are so happy to be showcasing them to you now :D

Now available for purchase in the USA HERE for the Eclectic Seas collection.

Our International Friends if interested can email Susana.

You should have arrived from Roni's blog, if you are following the hop. If not, you can start at the Susana Loves Stamps Hearts and Hugs Blog (link below)...

I am sharing Sea Chrysalis.  I have colored with my copics, and tried to bring elements of seashell colors as well as the ocean and seaweed.  The pearls were made using liquid pearls.  The paper is Authentique Treasure.  LOVE it!!!
You should be going next to Alathea if you are lost then head back to the SCACD Store Blog HERE for the hop list.
I really hope you enjoyed my project. I have another surprise project to share with you next week. Kind of a Christmas Present. :-)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Off With Her Head

Howdy Howdy!

How is your week going? It is crazy around here, but hey Crazy looks good on some of us! Or should I say MAD !  

Here is my Mad Steampunked out Hatter. Had a blast coloring him in all the different maroon-y and browns and blues with golds. :-) This image is just so  whimsical. I actually found the paper and tried to mimic some of the colors in the ones I chose to color with.  

To add to the whimsy and the crazy, I paired some gears and flowers together - so soft and hard, organic and metallic. I had the off with her head medallion and teapot in my stash  Added  a bit of ribbon and softened those up too.

I used a lot of different color - normal skin tones (E000, 04, 11, 21, 00), Blues are B39, 37, 34 and 93/91 (I filled a 93 marker with 91, so Um yeah.... It is a 92).  The maroon-y reds are R89, 85, 83, I did use some R39, 27, 24 on the queens dress. The golds are Y19, 15, 11, and the Greens are YG17, 13, 11 with G99 as the darker area. I used E49, 29, 27, 25 fir the browns. 

I am entering this into the Marker Pop Anything Goes challenge.

Have a crazy week!


Friday, June 5, 2015


I am having a great day off, and was able to color this week. WOO HOO.... I have been wanting to color this lovely creature for a while now, and Here she is!!!!

This is Alien Butterfly ready for a gorgeous weekend!!! I colored these with copics in shades of Yellow Green, Yellow Red and Blue Green. All are the 1X family. The Y's were added at the end and are also in the YX family.  Once I colored her, I went in with stardust glitter gel pen (absolutely one of my favorite things ever BTW), and highlighted some areas, so when seen in real life it is a bit sparkly.

This is one of my new favorite images to color. She just looks so very lively.

I am entering this into the following challenge:

Marker Pop Challenge 70 - Anything Goes

I hope you all have a very colorful crafty weekend!!!!