Tag Archives: Carmen Medlin

I Have Loved The Stars…

So far, I have shown you two of the SCACD Stamps “Elements Collection” stamps.  If you missed them, you can find the “Fire” post HERE and the Water post HERE.

Today I am sharing some makes featuring “Wind”.

First, here is a journal page I created. You can find a list of supplies at the end of my post, along with the supplies info for the two cards. This page was created in the same 8.5″ x 11″ journal as the previous two Elements pages.

SCACD Stamps - Elements Collection - Wind |Marker Geek

Here’s a closer look at “Wind”, who I coloured with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils on a layer of Gesso:

SCACD Stamps - Elements Collection - Wind |Marker Geek

Just love her…

I of course, also coloured Wind with markers and popped her on a simple card! With an image this beautiful and detailed you can get away with doing very little to the card (or if you’re so inclined, you can go over the top with it too).

SCACD Stamps - Elements Collection - Wind |Marker Geek

Finally, I created a quick card using the feather accessory stamp that accompanies Wind, along with a quote stamp from my stash (I believe this one is from a Flourishes LLC set).

SCACD Stamps - Elements Collection - Wind |Marker Geek

When stamping, the quote stamp came out a little blurred, but I found that I actually quite liked the effect, so I went with it. It seemed to suit the background.

SUPPLIES LISTS:

US Readers: find the Elements Collection over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design International Readers: find the Elements Collection over at Quixotic Paperie (my online store)

Supplies for art journal page: Elements Collection Wind stamp from SCACD Stamps, Canson Mixed Media XL pad, 8.5″ x 11″ journal. Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black and Cobalt. Computer printed words, Grunge Paper. Gesso. Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. Matt Gel Medium.  Faber-Castell PITT artist pens. Impression Obsession Cover a Card – Script stamp. Luminarte Silks – Moonbeams. Prima Marketing Inc Stencil. Luminarte Silks Wine & Roses. Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals – Screaming Banshee Black. Embossing paste & T.H. Distress Paint.  Memory Box Starry Nights stencil.

Supplies for Water Card: Elements Collection Wind stamp from SCACD Stamps, Copic markers, Make it Colour Blending Card, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder – Silver Moon Turquoise.

Supplies for Feather Accessory Card: Elements Collection Wind feather accessory stamp from SCACD Stamps, Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals. Tim Holtz Distress Watercolour cardstock. Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers. Ranger Blending Tool.

WOYWW #253 & The SCACD Elements Collection

Wednesday again! For the second week in a row I’ve got a quick snap of my desk to share for WOYWW #253 over at Julia’s Stamping Ground.  Not bad! For the uninitiated, visit > this page < for an explanation of WOYWW and how to join in.

Here’s a snap of my desk from Tuesday evening. I tidied up after finishing a pile of cards, so a photo taken this morning would be rather dull!

WOYWW 253 |Marker Geek

As you can see, I’ve been doing some die-cutting and card assembling. It was time to turn some coloured images into cards before the pile took on a life of its own.

Now, please do stick with me, I’ve got a journal page and two cards to show you!

If you dropped by earlier in the week you may have seen my post on Monday, featuring one of the new stamp releases from SCACD Stamps. The journal page shown on Monday could actually be glimpsed in my WOYWW #252 pic last week. Today’s page is from the same book and is actually the very first page in the journal.

Full supplies lists can be found at the bottom of this post, for those interested!

Meet “Water”.  She is one of the new Elements Collection stamps, and she is a beauty.

SCACD Stamps Elements Collection - Water |Marker Geek

This page is in a hardback 8.5″x11″ mixed media journal, although I created the main part of the page on a piece of paper from a Canson XL mixed media pad.  I coloured “Water” using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils on top of a thin layer of gesso.

Here’s a closer look:

SCACD Stamps Elements Collection - Water |Marker Geek

I also coloured “Water” with my trusty markers (Copics this time) on Make it Colour Blending Card. Here’s the resulting card:

SCACD Stamps Elements Collection - Water |Marker GeekWater comes with a fun scales accessory stamp which I used to create a quick and simple card together with a fun die-cutting technique I picked up from Jennifer McGuire.

SCACD Stamps Elements Collection - Water |Marker Geek

Thank you for joining me today!  I hope you’ve enjoyed my post.  If so, please do leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you. :)

SUPPLIES LISTS:

US Readers: find the Elements Collection over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design
International Readers: find the Elements Collection over at Quixotic Paperie (my online store)

Supplies for art journal page: Elements Collection Water stamp from SCACD Stamps, Canson Mixed Media XL pad, 8.5″ x 11″ journal. Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black. Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Word Play die, Grunge Paper. Gesso. Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. Matt Gel Medium.  Faber-Castell PITT artist pens. Luminarte Silks – Ice (used as a resist through stencil). Prima Marketing Inc Stencil. Luminarte Silks Wine & Roses. Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals – Time Travel Teal. Ranger Glossy Accents. Stampendous clear alphabet stamp set. Sharpie White Paint Pen. Kaisercraft crackle background stamp. Ranger Archival Ink – Forget Me Not Blue.

Supplies for Water Card: Elements Collection Water stamp from SCACD Stamps, Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel – Shabby White. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads and blending tool. Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals. Ranger Glossy Accents. Prima Marketing Inc Resin Shell. Luminarte Silks. Memory Box Exquisite Coral die.

Supplies for Scales Accessory Card: Elements Collection Water scales accessory stamp from SCACD Stamps, Ranger Archival Ink – Manganese Blue, Stampendous Clear Sparkle embossing powder. Paper Smooches Hello words die set. Sequins.

SCACD Digital – Chicks Rule!

Today I’m sharing a fun little card I created using one of the images now available in the SCACD Digital range from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.  This is the gorgeous “Adventure Eyes”.

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You can also find Adventure Eyes in rubber form direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design or for International customers she is available in the UK from me at Quixotic Paperie along with other SCACD stamps.

The sentiment is from one of the Stamping Bella Christine Grove stamps, I thought it fit this image pretty well! The corners were cut using one of the Dies by SCACD die sets (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).

I printed the image on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).

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Wander, Believe, Imagine with SCACD Digital

Over the past couple of months, I’ve done a lot of colouring and not much else in terms of crafting.  There has been so much going on, that settling down to make cards and other projects is a huge effort.  As a result, I have a huge pile of coloured images all waiting to find their way on to cards/projects so I can share them with you!  I’m getting there, slowly but surely.

Today I’d like to share a piece that has been taking shape for over a month!  First, I coloured the image, then a week or so later I started working on an idea I had for the background.  Then I pulled out some embellishments I wanted to use with the image, and this all ended up sitting in my “In Progress” drawer until a couple of days ago.  Tsk!  The image is just so beautiful that I didn’t want to rush the rest of it.

So, finally, here it is!

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The beautiful image is one of the Carmen Medlin digital images from SCACD Digital – THE PROTECTOR.

I printed the image on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).

ShinHan Touch Twin Markers:

Skin: YR133, BR107, R28, R140 Hair: BR104, BR100, BR102 Dress: PB75, P81, P281
Lion: BR104, BR100, BR102, Y36, BR134, BR107, BR97 Shading: WG3, WG6, WG9

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I cut the image to size with a paper trimmer, and mounted it on a black board.  I then cut my background paper to size and did the same with this.  After embellishing the background piece with twine and metal corners, I mounted it on a larger piece of board. The result is a sturdy piece ready for display.  I also used gold leafing pen on the edges.

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The background paper was created using a piece of DCWV Once Upon a Time 12×12, which I crumpled and then flattened out again before spraying with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst sprays.  I let this dry, then I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals on top to create more interest following the creases in the paper.  The result is absolutely stunning, it’s a shame it doesn’t show up quite as beautifully in the photos as it does in person!

Make sure you take a good look at the Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital range, the variety of images offers something for everyone, with some fun and quirky images alongside some truly beautiful ones like the one I used on today’s piece.  The latest release includes some very fun images just in time for Halloween!

You can also find some of Carmen’s images in rubber both direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design and at my store here in the UK Quixotic Paperie.

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SCACD Digital Release Hop!

Today SCACD is formally premiering the SCACD Digital site by adding over 35 images designed by Carmen Medlin!  Carmen’s range is fun, fresh as well as elegant and will have a little something for everyone. Susana has added quite a few fantastic and never before seen images as well as some classic rubber stamp designs re-released in digital form.

Reminder to Our International Friends: As you know, SCACD has stopped the sale of physical items to international customers.  However, International customers can now purchase SCACD Digital images!

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You should have hopped over here from ALEX’S BLOG.  If not, pop on back there to get started!

On my card I used the adorable WATER BABIES (also still available in rubber both at SCACD and in the UK at Quixotic Paperie). This has been a favourite of mine for some time, and I was delighted to colour her again (see my previous card coloured with Distress Inks HERE).

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I printed the image on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).

The background paper is from the Prima Marketing Inc Sunrise Sunset 6×6 pad, which I recoloured using a Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray (the photo doesn’t show the gorgeous shimmer). The diecut leaves/branches behind the image are the Dies by SCACD Breezy Branches die (see HERE for US), chopped up rather than used as a corner. I distressed all the paper edges with a shimmering gold paint.

Your next stop on the hop is KATHI’S BLOG.  Have fun! ;-)

The Travelers - card by Elaine Hughes www.quixoticcards.com

From The Archives: A Good Companion Shortens the Longest Road

All too often, with the constant new releases, gorgeous older stamps and images get forgotten.  I often look back over my photo folders at cards made over the past few years, and it occured to me that it might be nice to share the experience.  So, I’ll be scheduling a post each week looking back at previous creations which I feel deserve another turn to shine!

First up is one of my personal favourites, originally blogged on 15th May 2011.

The Travelers - card by Elaine Hughes www.quixoticcards.com

This stamp – The Travelers – captured my heart immediately.  I have a soft spot for all things wolf-related, and romantic gypsy images.  I also love how this card turned out with the beautiful Graphic 45 Le Cirque papers.

I coloured the image with Distress Inks, which was quite a labour of love considering I far prefer markers.  Even so, I was pretty happy with the results.  I do have this image on my list to revisit using markers, when I do it will be interesting to compare!

The sentiment was computer generated, and I thought it fit the image perfectly.  I finished the card off with a couple of my favourite embellishments – a Make it Crafty chipboard corner and a bow tied using the Bow-Easy template.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little peek into the archives!

Crafty Friends Challenges – Vintage

It’s still beautiful and sunny here in Dorset with a gorgeous blue sky.  I won’t complain when I’m walking the dog later, although we could definitely use some rain!  I don’t actually remember when it last rained.

Anyway, I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful weekend.  So far I’ve done a lot of “pottering”, getting caught up with chores.  Today I’m going to relax with some “just for fun” colouring – the best kind of therapy!

First though, I’d like to share a card with you!  The lovely Beate Johns asked me if I would like to join in with a new challenge this week.  Beate and some friends are starting a fun bi-weekly stamping challenge: Crafty Friends Challenges and the first challenge begins today.

The first challenge is a nice simple one – VINTAGE.  You could interpret this a number of ways in your project.  I went with a vintage themed stamp, one of my favourites actually and it is a testament to how crazy the last six months have been that she is only just making it on to a card!

The stamp featured on my card is The Georgian from the SCACD Stamps Carmen Medlin range (available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie, available in the US at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design).  How gorgeous is she?

Carmen Medlin for SCACD Stamps - The Georgian - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The image was coloured using ShinHan Touch Twin markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.

ShinHan Touch Twin Marker colours used:

Skintones: YR132, YR133, GG1 Hair: BR9, BR96, BR94, WG4 Outfit: P146. PB75, PB76, BG3, BG5, BR109, BR104, CG1, CG4, CG9

I totally CASEd Beate with this card.  It was entirely her fault that I treated myself to some of the latest Spellbinders dies, and so it seemed fitting!  You can check her gorgeous original card HERE.  Thanks for enabling me Beate, I think these may just turn out to be some of my favourite dies.  Love how the image can still be the focus, but the card is also quite decorative.

That’s all!  I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my card today, and perhaps you’ll find a little fun crafty time to play along with the challenge.  You should definitely pop along to the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and see what the talented team have been up to!

Sunday Favourites (on Monday!)

Typically, I’m late with my Sunday Favourites post this week!  I’ve got a reasonable excuse; I’m currently having a big clear out ready for Spring, so in my spare time I’ve been preoccupied with that.  Actually, today’s post is very much influenced by my “clear out”.  While sorting through drawers and boxes I have of course been rediscovering all sorts of forgotten treasures.  There are many of boxes of things to get rid of, but there are also lots of things (crafty and otherwise) that have been brought out to enjoy once again.

Favourite Products

These are some of my “rediscovered” crafty favourites, stamps that I love, and which have been hidden away in a drawer.

Favourite Craft Inspiration

I haven’t had a lot of time for blog hopping during the last week, between work and the grand clear out.  That said, I do have a few quick faves to share with you.

That’s all from me!  Lots of work to get through today (and the rest of the week), so I will love you and leave you.  I can promise though, there will be lots to see here later in the week, so check back in!

 

SCACD Stamps – Release Hop!

Today sees the release of a fantastic new collection of stamps designed by Carmen Medlin for SCACD Stamps.  The new stamps are utterly gorgeous, and perfect if you need something a little more elegant.

You should have hopped over here from Donalda’s Blog.  If you’re just joining us, there is a complete list of all hop participants at the SCACD Store Blog.

SCACD Stamps are available in the US at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design or in the UK/Europe at Quixotic Paperie.

On my card I’ve used one of the new Yesteryear Collection stamps – The Beauty.  That dress was a lot of fun to colour!

SCACD Stamps - Carmen Medlin - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Truly gorgeous isn’t she?

The image was coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.  Designer paper is Memory Box.  The bow was tied using the Bow-Easy and I layered on Kraft cardstock.

The “Reflections Yesteryear”, “Reflections Fantasy” and “Just Because” stamps are all available at SCACD in the US and at Quixotic Paperie in the UK/Europe. You can purchase the stamps individually, but if you have fallen in love with all the stamps (like me!), you can instead purchase them as complete sets at discounted prices. When bought as sets, both the “Reflections Yesteryear” and “Reflections Fantasy” collections include a bonus accessory stamp.

Your next stop on the hop is Lori’s Blog.  Enjoy!

Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamps - Poppy - available soon at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamps Preview #2 – Poppy PLUS A Surprise!

A quick FYI before I begin – today is the last day for orders at Quixotic Paperie before I take a break.  The store will be closed from 27th August 2011 to 8th September 2011.  So, if you are planning an order, get it in before the end of today!

Right!  Today I am very excited to be able to share the second peek at the upcoming Sylvia Zet stamp release from SCACD Stamps.  If you missed the first peek, check out my card featuring Loli & Shellie HERE.  Now, I’d like to introduce you to Poppy.

Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamps - Poppy - available soon at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Just too sweet, isn’t she?  And so much fun to colour.

Make sure you pop on over to the SCACD Store Blog to get the full details on the release, and to enter for the chance to win some awesome blog candy!  Not too long to wait for these cuties – release day will be 9th September, so Quixotic Paperie will be open for business again just in time! ;-)

WAIT!  That’s not all for today!  Susana has a little surprise release up her sleeve.  We may not have the Sylvia Zet cuties for you just yet, BUT we do have some very sweet fairies that have just flown in on a whim!

On my card I have featured Friendship Rose from the Fall Fairy Collection.

SCACD Stamps  - Fall Fairy Collection - Friendship Rose available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

She was a breeze to colour up, and looks so sweet.  She has three other friends, and if you pop over to the SCACD Store blog you will see a list of the other designers showing off cards featuring the new fairies.

Friendship Rose and the rest of the Fall Fairy Collection are available NOW
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Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design in the US OR at Quixotic Paperie here in the UK/Europe!

Both images today were coloured with Copics on Make it Colour Blending Card.  The designer paper is Echo Park – Playground.  The little postage stamp sentiments are Whimsy Stamps – Everyday Mini Postage Sentiments, cut out with the Shapeology Mini Postage Stamp die.  The gorgeous chipboard accents are from the Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard range.

That’s it for now!  Hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my cards today.  Have a wonderful weekend!