Monday, April 7, 2014


SCACD is releasing four rubber stamps which are collectively called The Elements Collection.  The inspiration for them is by all that is going on in nature at the moment.  Thoughts of water, wind, fire and earth so powerful in nature are captured in these women through collaboration with SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin.

The fab SCACD Design Team along with amazing Guest Designers have created an inspiring hop showcasing the SCACD rubber stamps.  If you missed part of the hop list then check out all the details at the Store Blog today!

Now available in the USA is the SCACD April 7th stamp release HERE.  SCACD Digital images for USA and International customers can always be found HERE.

For locating SCACD rubber stamps, including the New Release, our International Friends please check out Quixotic Paperie HERE!!!

I am delighted and thrilled to have been invited by Susana once again to be a guest designer for one of her SCACD new release blog hops.
The piece I designed uses the new SCACD Wind Rubber Stamp Set from the The Elements Collection and includes two stamps - the fabulously gorgeous Wind woman with her owl and a delicately small feather stamp. This feather stamp could be used for accents or perhaps to create a background like I did here.
First she was stamped on Copic white cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and clear heat embossed. She was colored using Copic markers, then "fussy" cut out.  The edges were outlined using a black marker, with the exception of the bottom edges of the image which were sponged with blue ink.
After using a corner rounder punch on another piece of white cardstock, the background was created by randomly stamping the feather with a variety of blue dye inks.  The feathers were lightly colored with Copics, the rest of the background with B000. After the edges were sponged with blue ink, I drew wispy curved lines beside some of the feathers to give the impression they were being blown through the air by the element Wind.  The clouds were created by sponging the top edges of two scalloped punched circles overlapped and taped together..
The feather stamp was also used to create the accents for the piece. After stamping several of them with Onyx Black ink and clear hear embossing, they were colored with Copics and cut out.  I stamped the circle in the center of the fan of feathers by just inking that circle on the Wind Woman stamp with a black water based marker.  This was also colored and cut out. 
The background design paper is from the Papermania Madame Payraud paper stack.
You should have arrived at my blog from designer Kathi's blog HERE with her totally fabulous and inspiring art.  Your next stop along the way of today's SCACD new release hop is the extremely talented Alaine's blog HERE with more elegant creations. 
I hope you are having as much fun as I am with this hop and all the inspiration the SCACD designers and guests have shared today.
Thanks for stopping by.


Susana M said...

Hi Susan - Thanks for Guesting with us again and for sharing your markerrific talent :D Love the use of the accessory stamp as a background element!

Kathi said...

Oh wow! I'm gasping in delight over what you've done with these great new stamps.

"Wind" is colored beautifully. I especially love "Wind" with dark hair and I love what you've done with the little scene at the bottom. You've made it into a daylight scene!

However, what I made me gasp is that dreamcatcher-type embellishment you created with the feather stamp and the circle element from the "Wind" stamp. It's gorgeous! Your feathery background is fabulous too!

Great card!!!

Marnie said...

Beautiful coloring of the image! I love her more each time I see her.

Carmen Medlin said...

This is gorgeous, Susan! Your coloring is awesome on this.

Penny said...

Really, really gorgeous design, Susan! Beautiful coloring on that fab image! Love your use of the feather stamp for bg and embellies! Love the added feathers and beads and your color palette, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Alaine said...

WOW - just wow... Love all of your elements, and the contrast of light and dark colors are beautiful.

Teresa Abajo said...

Wow - I love her with black hair. Fabulous job!