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SCACD Digital Flash Sale & New Images!

Just a quick post to let you know that there is a FLASH SALE going on over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design on the SCACD Digital range! All digis are on offer at $2 USD each! The sale ends at 6am California time on Thursday 18th September 2014, so be quick.

Two new floral images have been added to the range today:

SCACD Digital - Pansy - www.markergeek.com SCACD Digital - Poppy - www.markergeek.com

Make sure you grab a tea/coffee and have a good look through the range of images, there’s definitely a little something for all tastes and at $2 each they are a steal!

I’ll be back with a new card very soon, hope you’re having a great week! :)

Birthday Sunflower

You wouldn’t really know it from this blog, but I love flower stamps/images. I have a collection of stamp sets and digital images because they are perfect to use for family members who wouldn’t necessarily appreciate cute or quirky character cards. I promise that I’ll try and share a few more floral and other non-character cards here from time to time, in amongst all the character cards!

My Mum’s birthday was on Sunday, so when Susana from SCACD Stamps sent me the new Sunflower digital stamp from the Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital range I knew exactly what to do with it! Mum is a keen gardener and loves sunflowers, so this was perfect. I kept the background simple and bright to create a cheery card.

SCACD Digital - Sunflower - www.markergeek.com

The image was coloured with Copic Markers on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card. The card is 15cm square (approx. 6″) in size.

The patterned paper came from my scraps drawer, and I cut the circle frame out using a Spellbinders Nestabilities die. The sentiment was cut using two Clearly Besotted word dies, which I used to die cut black cardstock and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to add shine and make them stand out from the background a little more.

Hope my sunflower card has brightened your Monday at least a little!

Enjoy with Zen Beauty Serenity

Over the weekend I took a break from work and my epic “To Do” list and had a little crafty playtime “just because”. I knew I wanted to play with one of the new Zen Beauties fairies from SCACD Stamps, so I picked “Serenity” and made the rest up as I went along. ;)

I stamped the image using a pale ink on Make it Colour Blending card so I could colour it using the “No Lines” technique (see end of post for more info and links to other examples). Because I intended to airbrush the background, I also stamped the image in black on scrap paper to cut out and use as a mask.

SCACD Stamps - Zen Beauties - Serenity - www.markergeek.com

I took the Dies by SCACD Breezy Branch corner die and die cut a few from scrap paper to use as masks for airbrushing to create a scene around my stamped image. You can see an example of this using another Dies by SCACD die in my 2012 blog post HERE which includes step by step photos of the process.

I trimmed my scene to mat and layer on a DL size card. I created the mat using a plain piece of white cardstock which I inked with Versamark ink (just on the edges to create a border) and embossed using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in Byzantine Bronze. I used the same embossing powder on the “Enjoy” word die cut (the die is from a TGF set which is now unavailable).

US Readers: Zen Beauties – Serenity and other SCACD Stamps designs can be found at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design along with Dies by SCACD and a host of other products!

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In 2012 I created a step by step tutorial and video on No Lines colouring for Splitcoast Stampers. You can see my 2012 blog post HERE and you can visit the Splitcoast Stampers tutorial page HERE. I like to think my own colouring has changed/improved somewhat since then, but the tutorial covers the technique pretty well. I used ShinHan Touch Twin markers in the video, but the technique is the same for Copics and other alcohol based markers, along with other mediums.

You can see other examples of No Line colouring in the following posts:

Saturated Canary Colouring Fun
It Ain’t Over
Tilda with Big Tulips
A New Love: Lollyrot
A Belated Christmas Post
A Slightly Different Look for Oliver

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you’ve enjoyed my post and perhaps found a little inspiration.

Happy Day Mermaid!

As promised, I’m getting back to my colouring and card-making now that all the new furniture has been delivered and organised. I’ll give you a little tour of my new office/craft space soon, just need a couple of little extras to get it fully organised *cough* Ikea trolley I’ve been admiring for months *cough*.

For now, here’s one I DIDN’T create earlier! The second card to be completed in the new house. Whoo! Several others were completed over the weekend, and I’ll be sharing them in due course.

I’ve been on a bit of a The Greeting Farm (TGF) stamping/colouring binge. They were one of my first character stamp loves, and I have been making some time to play with them because they just make me happy.

I wanted to create a little scene with the adorable mermaid from the TGF Magical Beans kit. My first thought was to use some of the Make it Crafty scene stamps, but my lovely friend Delphine did that so beautifully that I wanted to go for a completely different look. So, I created a blue Distress Ink background over which I stamped the new SCACD Stamps Kelp Forest Background stamp in Archival Ink and painted with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals in a few different colours.

The Greeting Farm - Magical kit Mermaid - www.markergeek.com

I stamped one of the sentiments from the kit on the background in Archival Ink, and used a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen over the black banner area. I also used the Wink of Stella pen on my black mat layer for additional interest.

The Greeting Farm - Magical kit Mermaid - www.markergeek.com

Look at how gorgeous and sparkly the seaweed background is! Love those LSG Magicals!

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If you are looking to stay up to date with all the latest news from my store Quixotic Paperie, I will be adding news updates to my blog posts from time to time and will be updating the store blog Quixotic Inspirations more regularly with new arrivals and inspiration. You can also subscribe to the store newsletter by visiting this link —> Quixotic Paperie store newsletter sign up form.

New Rubber from SCACD Stamps!

Welcome to another fun showcase of new stamps from SCACD!
You should have hopped over here from the amazing CHERYL’S BLOG.  If not, you can pop over to the SCACD STORE BLOG to get going.
 
Susana at SCACD is releasing NINE fantastic new images in rubber –  the “This and That Collection”.
US readers can find the stamps over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.
UK/International readers can find the stamps at my store Quixotic Paperie.
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
 
Three of the new images are also available in digi format for our digi fans! You can find them in the SCACD Digital section.
I’m only just getting settled here in the new house, so unfortunately I don’t have a card or project to share, just some colouring I did for the release! 
Firstly, here’s a look at one of the beautiful new fairy stamps – Faith.
SCACD Stamps - Zen Beauties - Faith
These images are a breeze to colour, making them fun for people who love to colour AND people who don’t.
I couldn’t resist also sharing my favourite images from the release too – Mr & Mrs Bones.  So much fun!
SCACD Stamps - Mr & Mrs Bones
I hope you enjoy checking out all the fun new images available today. I’m the last stop on the hop, so if you haven’t already, head on over to the SCACD Store Blog to wrap it up!

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 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 LISTS:

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.
Vellum.

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.

Some Out Of This World New Images!

Was my last post really made at the end of February? Good grief! I have been a little busy behind the scenes colouring for new releases, doing the dreaded paperwork and generally trying to get caught up so that I can get on with some of the fun stuff I have planned. Bear with me a little longer, I’ll get there!

Today I’d like to share some colouring fun I’ve been having with the new SCACD Digital release, which is available now!

If you’ve been following this blog for a while you will probably be aware that my tastes run from cute to peculiar and everything in between, although really, weird and wonderful is definitely “me”. These new digis cater to that pretty well, so I have had a lot of fun playing with them! ;) Cards and other creations will follow, but for now here’s a look at the images I coloured up.

All the images were coloured with Copic markers on Make it Colour Blending Card .

steampunkNautilusDigital_sm spaceDroneDigital_sm planetTransportDigital_sm oculusDigital_sm octopeepDigital_sm hoverflyDigital_sm freeYourDreamsDigital_sm cyberChicDigital_sm alienlyptusDigital_sm alienButterflyDigital_sm alienBerriesDigital_sm

Out of this world, no? Ha! You can find the digital images over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.

Hope your week is off to a great start! I will be back with some cards a little later in the week.

 

Fly

The tag I’m sharing today came together so quickly and easily, and I love it!

I used a manila tag, which I inked with Distress Inks, flicked with water and then inked some stars randomly with gold ink through a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil. The stamped images were embossed on white cardstock and then carefully cut out and layered.

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The beautiful female silhouette and the wings behind here are from the Susana Loves Stamps range at SCACD Stamps. The woman is available either as part of the full Blank Canvas Collection #1 set or in the smaller Blank Canvas Women set. The wings are available in the Blank Canvas Wings set.

The word “fly” was created using a Stampendous alphabet stamp set. I finished the tag off with some fibres from my stash.

For readers in the US all of these stamps are available direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.

For more SCACD Stamps inspiration, be sure to check out the latest issue of Craft Stamper magazine – March 2014.  On pages 74-75 my wonderful friend Kim Dellow has an article featuring some of the stamps from the range!