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SCACD Stamps – Exciting New Release – Elements Collection

I’m not sure I can adequately express how excited I am to finally be able to share the new release from SCACD Stamps and the things I’ve been working on using the new stamps. I know, I’m always falling in love with a stamp (or ten), but this new release makes me extremely happy. It’s a lengthy post today so bear with me, but I am including lots of inspiration for you!

There is of course a fun release hop going on today to show off the new release and to share some inspiration from the SCACD DT and friends. If you’re just joining us, pop on over to the SCACD Store Blog and find out all the info on how to get started. If you hopped over here from my lovely friend Kim Dellow’s blog then you’re on the right track!

I have projects completed with all four of the new Elements Collection stamps, and will be sharing them over the next couple of weeks.  For today’s hop I’m sharing Fire, and I hope you love her as much as I do. Before I share my projects for today, here’s a quick look at the collection:

SCACD Stamps - Elements Collection | Marker Geek

Four beautiful, powerful images created for SCACD Stamps by artist Carmen Medlin.

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)

My main project is a journal page.  This year I’m making an effort to take time to play and create just for me, both to test out the various crafty mediums I’ve collected and also to work through things that are going on in life, in my head etc. The pages I’ve created with these new stamps were a lot of fun to work on – pure play! For a full list of supplies used on the projects in this post, please scroll right to the end.

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.
SCACD Fire Girl | Marker Geek
I stamped “Fire” with Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black before creating the background using Derwent Inktense pencils, followed by some Pan Pastel shading around the image. The image was coloured using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. After colouring the image, I sealed the page with Matt Gel Medium.  Extra colouring was added with Faber-Castell PITT Artist pens for additional contrast. I also stamped the Tim Holtz quote stamp on a piece of torn vellum which I added to the page and framed using the flame accessory stamp and some additional doodling.

Here’s a closer look at the gorgeous “Fire” image.
SCACD Fire Girl | Marker Geek

I’ve definitely been having fun getting to know my Polychromos pencils.  Lots of room for improvement, but that’s a big part of the fun.

The second project I have to share today is a card I created using my marker coloured image.

SCACD Stamps - Elements Collection - Fire | Marker Geek

For even more fun, I also created a quick card using the flame accessory stamp which comes with “Fire”.

SCACD Stamps - Elements Collection - Fire | Marker Geek

Phew!  If you made it this far, well done and thanks for sticking with me. 😉 You may want to grab a refill for your coffee/tea/whatever then hop on over to the next stop which is our guest Penny Mull’s blog. Enjoy!


Supplies for art journal page:
Elements Collection Fire stamp from SCACD Stamps, Tim Holtz quote stamp from Stampers Anonymous Urban Tapestry CMS061 set. Stampendous Alphabet 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.
Derwent Inktense pencils 0230 Golden Yellow, 0400 Poppy Red, 0700 Fuchsia, 0720 Thistle. Pan Pastel Violet.
Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.
Matt Gel Medium.  Faber-Castell PITT artist pens. White paint marker.
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals: Magnolia Magenta Gold, Canna Lilly Burnt Orange, Red Hot Poker Orange.

Supplies for Fire Card:
Elements Collection Fire stamp from SCACD Stamps, Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel – Aged Gold. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads and blending tool.

Supplies for Flame Accessory Card:
Elements Collection Fire flame accessory stamp from SCACD Stamps, Ranger Archival Ink – Red
Lawn Fawn – Milo’s ABCs clear stamp set, Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Stampendous Clear Detail Embossing Powder. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads and blending tool.

WOYWW #252 & That Journal Spread

Today I’ve got a quick snap of my desk to share for WOYWW #252 over at Julia’s Stamping Ground.  For the uninitiated, visit > this page < for an explanation of WOYWW and how to join in.  It’s pretty simple really – it’s Wednesday, post a pic of your workspace link it up, grab a coffee and have a good nose around some others. 😉

My desk isn’t that interesting today, but it is a fairly typical view: markers (today they are Copics), and something I’m colouring, and my Gorjuss mug filled with Green Tea.  I’ve had to be sneaky though and turn over my colouring and cover up part of the journal you can see at the edge of the picture – I can’t show you what I’m working on until next week, although I am absolutely dying to. Really excited.

WOYWW 252 | Marker Geek

Anyway, those of you that have checked in before and seen previous WOYWW posts may be interested to see that I have finally finished “that journal spread”, which first made an appearance in February.



You can see the two previous spreads in this journal HERE.

Supplies used:
Moleskine Sketchbook, Gel Medium (matt), Tissue Paper, Distress Inks, Ranger Blending Tool, Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine Paper, Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix Butterfly Frenzy die, Memory Box Butterfly Delights die, Impression Obsession Leaves die set, Ranger Alcohol Inks, Ranger Glossy Cardstock, Luminarte Silks paints, Faber-Castell PITT artist markers.

Thanks for dropping in! I would love to hear from you, so please do leave a comment to say hi. 🙂

A Fun Hop Celebrating An Exciting New Direction Plus a Special Jubilee Weekend Offer!

I am very excited to be joining in with the release celebrations today for the new release from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design (aka SCACD).  Susana has followed her heart and taken a fantastic new direction with two awesome collections.

You should have hopped over here from DANNI’S BLOG.  If you’re just joining us or you’re feeling a little lost, pop on over to the SCACD Store Blog to get the full hop details and links!

The Release Details!

First is a fantastic new line of dies.  Susana has collaborated on a collection of dies with a timeless, classic feel.  Delicate and beautiful, the diecuts from these high quality wafer thin metal dies will be featuring on your projects for years to come!

Dies by SCACD - available from www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Second is a brilliant new direction for SCACD.  Susana has collaborated on the creation of a new line of Mixed Media stamps.  Let SCACD take you on a new creative adventure with the Blank Canvas Collection.  From the beginner to the mixed media enthusiast, these stamps will have the creative juices well and truly flowing!

Susana Loves Stamps - Blank Canvas Collection - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The Blank Canvas Collection stamps and the Die Collection are available NOW from Quixotic Paperie in the UK

Those of you in the US/Canada can buy direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.

Each set in the collection comprises three looks, perfect for mixing it up with different techniques.  Use the elements set to enhance the blank canvas silhouettes, or use them on their own for gorgeous effects.

In addition there is a fabulous set of word outlines, ready to be customised however you like!  Color them in, doodle, zentangle, paper piece – go wherever your creativity takes you.

The idea is to mix it up and have fun, and that’s most certainly what I’ve been doing.  It has been refreshing to step out of my comfort zone of markers and line art images, and play with a wider range of the products I have stashed away!  I’m by no means planning on throwing the markers out, but I am feeling a little more creative, a little less bogged down and a little more like I might actually work on that art journal I keep putting back in the cupboard.

My Project!

So, on to my project for today!  Instead of creating a card, I decided to create a fun little piece…a little tag book to keep in my desk drawer as a reminder.

Susana Loves Stamps (SCACD) - Blank Canvas Collection available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Look, no colouring!  I used hot press watercolour paper, which I wet with a mister and then painted with Twinkling H2Os in three different colours (one of my very first stamping/colouring loves).  After the paper dried, I stamped the solid profile from the new Blank Canvas Profile Set in Archival Ink and used a Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities die to cut each one out.  Then I outlined the profiles and the edge of the oval with a white gel pen, and added some dots with a Copic Multiliner.  I also used the white gel pen to write on the profile, because that’s what the Blank Canvas Collection is all about!

I created the front cover by stamping the outline profile from the Blank Canvas Profiles Set on to black card with a white pigment ink, and outlining the edge of the oval with the white gel pen again.  I covered some chipboard letters in Gesso, followed by Twinkling H2Os in Ruby Red.  The whole thing is held together with a small book ring (I have hundreds of book rings stashed, which I don’t remember buying!).

Susana Loves Stamps (SCACD) - Blank Canvas Collection available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

You can’t really see on the photos, but the Twinkling H2Os give the coloured sheets a gorgeous, subtle shimmer which shows through the stamped profiles.

Susana Loves Stamps (SCACD) - Blank Canvas Collection available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Susana Loves Stamps (SCACD) - Blank Canvas Collection available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

That’s it from me today!  I hope you can tell that I’m thoroughly enjoying this release and doing something a little different.  I’ve already got a few other completed projects ready to share over the next week, so check back starting on Sunday when I’ll be sharing a card created using one of the new dies!

Your next stop on the blog hop is DIANNE’S BLOG, and I know she will have something fab to share with you!