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