Friday, May 30, 2014

SCACD Digi Release - Steampunk Hermit

SCACD has recently  released 15 NEW Digital Images designed by Carmen Medlin for SCACD. There is a bit of something for everyone in this release. Some fantasy, steampunk, wonderland, curiosities and animals to love. You can find just the right image for that creative spark of yours and let your inner artist out to play.





This cute little character is one of the new SCACD digital releases called Steampunk Hermit.  The fun sentiment "Life is Beachy" comes with him. 

I had fun coloring him with Copic markers after printing him out on a piece of GP 110 white cardstock.  He was colored to look like copper, bronze and gold. The blue green is oxidized copper.

The background was created using stencils.  The water was made by sponging The Crafter's Workshop Mini Texturized Stencil with Stampin' Up! Pool Party and Bermuda Bay dye inks. Since the stencil has 8 different mini patterns on it, the sand was created by using a different pattern on this stencil as well as using the Tim Holtz layered stencil Speckled Background.  These stencils were sponged in a variety of brown and reddish brown Ranger Distress and Stampin' Up! dye inks.  Both areas were then completely colored over with Copic markers.  Blue greens for the top and blue green and browns for the sandy ocean floor.  The little strips on the side are some scraps I had left over from trimming the main image piece and from the Cajun Craze cardstock mat. The other mats are Bermuday Bay and Tempting Turquoise cardstock from Stampin' Up!.

The coral was made using Susana's Ornate Hinge die colored with Copics.  The gears are from the Memory Box Dies Mini Gears and Gear Works Border, which I cut apart.  These were also colored with Copics.  The design paper used in the background is from the Prima 6" x 6" Seashore Paper Pad.

Be sure to check out the rest of the fun new digital images over at Susana's.  I'll be back in a few days with another one of the fabulous new digital images she recently released over at her shop

Thanks for stopping by.
The weather is supposed to be gorgeous here, so I am looking forward to a fantastic late spring weekend.  I hope yours is super too.
Susan

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fabulouse New SCACD Digi Release - STEAMPUNK SIREN

SCACD has released 15 NEW Digital Images designed by Carmen Medlin for SCACD. There is a bit of something for everyone in this release. Some fantasy, steampunk, wonderland, curiosities and animals to love. You can find just the right image for that creative spark of yours and let your inner artist out to play.

 
 

Two of my favorite themes to stamp are Steampunk and the ocean.  This new SCACD digi Steampunk Siren combines them both so I had lots of fun working on this piece.  I started by printing her on Copic X-Press It white cardstock and coloring her with Copic markers.  I used a technique with tiny blue green dots to give the impression of scales in several places on her skin.   I kept the color scheme for this piece to blue-greens, copper/rust and gold/brass.  In fitting with the steampunk theme, I colored her gorgeous flowing hair a coppery red with bits of blue green to look like oxidized copper.  The coral is also copper as is the ball she is holding. 

The background is colored with blue green Copics and then colored over again very lightly with criss-crossing horizontal lines to look a bit like shimmery water.   The background paper is from the Prima Seashore 6" x 6" pad.

Three of Susana's SCACD dies are used for this piece.  The Top left corner uses one of the Garden Corners dies that is heat embossed with Ranger's Antiquities Verdigris embossing powder.  I thought it looked a bit like a steampunk version of seaweed.  The bottom left uses her Ornate Hinge die, which is heat embossed with Ranger's Antiquities Rust powder. I think it looks a bit like steampunk coral made from copper.  The bottom right corner uses her Dandelion Knoll Statement Corner die heat embossed in Verdigris.  The gears are Memory Box Mini Gears and Gearworks Border embossed in copper and gold.  The dandelion die combined with the gears looks a bit like steampunk sea anemone might look.

Be sure to stop over at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and check out the rest of the fantastic new digital images she just released.  I'll be back in a few days with a couple more of these great new releases to share with you.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.
Susan