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Susana Loves Stamps - Oddly Sweet Curiosities - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Oddly Sweet Curiosities – Some Monstrous New Fun!

Happy Friday!  It hasn’t been a particularly eventful week here, but I’m still happy to see the weekend approaching.  I’ve got a few crafty projects I want to get stuck into, and some nice beach walks to go on with the dog!

First though, some fun news!  Today sees the release of some fresh new stamps from the Susana Loves Stamp range at SCACD.  For starters we have the Oddly Sweet Curiosities Set which harbors the cutest little Curiosities with matching sentiments. The second set comprises four wonderful little ladies known as The Little Sassy Crew – definitely full of sweetness and attitude.  We hope you will join us in an inspiration packed blog hop to celebrate the new release!

If you’re in the UK/Europe, you can find the new release at Quixotic PaperieIf you’re in the US/Canada pop on over to Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.

You should have hopped over here from the fabulous DANNI’S BLOG – if not, pop on over there to get started!

I have created a few cards with the new release, because I couldn’t resist.  The Oddly Sweet Curiosities are ideal for fun little notecards like the collection I’ve created, but I’m also seeing lots of potential for other projects too!

Susana Loves Stamps - Oddly Sweet Curiosities - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

I do have a couple of favourites.  The crazy kitty aka Those Days is my absolute favourite, followed closely by the bunny with the balloons aka “Dream Big”.  Absolutely love the sentiments that come with each of these stamps too.

Susana Loves Stamps - Oddly Sweet Curiosities - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The images were all stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.

Susana Loves Stamps - Oddly Sweet Curiosities - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The bunny card is a teeny little notecard, so cute!

Susana Loves Stamps - Oddly Sweet Curiosities - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Papers used are all from my scrap boxes – always nice to get some of those scraps used up.

That’s all from me!  Hope you’ve enjoyed checking out the new stamps.  Leave a comment and let us know what you think and if you have any favourites!

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely DIANNE’S BLOG.  Enjoy!

Susana Loves Stamps - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Hope – Dream Tag

I may have mentioned a few times now that I love the latest stamp release in the Susana Loves Stamp range from SCACD Stamps.  Well, I’m going to say it again!  This release has definitely helped renew my creative spark and has had me delving into the supplies I have long been neglecting while obsessing over markers and colouring!  Once upon a time, I used to play with things other than line art and pens, and I’m enjoying exploring that again and learning some new techniques.  Lucky I reorganised my room so I can actually find all the relevant stash!

In case you missed it, here’s a link to my previous post, which shows off the first make featuring some of the new Susana Loves Stamps – Blank Canvas Collection – stamps.  You may have noticed in my Project Organisation post that my little “Be” tag book is hanging on my die storage drawers, as a constant reminder!

Today I’d like to share my favourite so far, a tag featuring one of the shells from the Susana Loves Stamps – Elements Collection stamp set (also available in the Shells Set without the other elements).  I stamped the shell with Versamark clear embossing ink onto a tag cut from Make it Colour Blending Card, and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then covered the tag in Distress Inks using a blending tool.  I used a few different colours to create the water and sky.  To give the impression of waves, I used a Ranger Acrylic Paint dabber in “Snowcap” very lightly in the area where the blue and orange tones meet.  Pretty cool, no?  I finished off the tag with some gold mica flakes for a gorgeous sparkly sand effect, and added some printed twill ribbon across the middle.

Susana Loves Stamps - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

I always feel calm and somewhat hopeful when looking at the sea, and this tag seems to convey some of that.

Susana Loves Stamps - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Hope you’ve enjoyed stopping by and checking out something a little different!  I’m enjoying “mixing it up” here, and perhaps inspiring you to do the same!

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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!

NOTE FROM QUIXOTIC PAPERIE!

The Eyes Have It! A Gorgeous New Release Just Landed!

I’m particularly excited to share this post with you today, as the release we’re celebrating with this hop has to be one of my favourites for a while!  As soon as Susana showed me the new Susana Loves Stamps range, I fell in love.  Love the style of these images, and they are lots of fun to colour.

The Quixotic Paperie DT has joined up with Susana’s DT to help celebrate the new release, and along with some other fantastic guest designers we have an inspiration packed hop for you today, showing off all the new stamps.  I hope you’ll join us!

Susana Loves Stamps designs are available in the US direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design OR in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie!

You should have hopped over here from the lovely DANNI’S BLOG.  If not, pop on over there as she is the very start of the hop!  If you need to check the full hop list at any time, pop on over to the SCACD Store Blog for all the info.

On my card today I have used one of my favourites from the release – ANGEL EYES.

Susana Loves Stamps - Angel Eyes - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Brush Markers, which you can grab from Susana’s store in the US in handy combo sets.  On this image I used the Caucasian Skin set together with GG1 and GG3 from Shading Set #4 Green Grey to colour the skintones.  For the hair I used Y36 from the Golden Blonde set together with WG1 and WG3 from Shading Set #1 Warm Grey.

As usual I stamped and coloured on Make it Colour Blending Card. The designer paper is from my scrap box and I accented with a Bazzill Jewel Template and some little gems, some Make it Crafty Chipboard flourishes and a Whimsy Fun Life Ticket Sentiment.

Just in case you missed it, the other day I posted a quick video showing one of the new images being coloured with “no lines”!  Here it is again, and the stamp I used is “Come Hither Eyes”.

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous KIM’S BLOG.  Happy hopping and of course, happy shopping! 😉