Saturday, March 21, 2015

I'm a Bee-liever


I colored it this time in yellow, but I think I am going to green hornet it next time. :-)

I would have colored it all sheer wings, but it takes full metal wings to hold up all that metal!!!!

The sentiment I printed out to go with the card.

The yellows are Y11, 21, 23, 26.  I used Cool greys C5, 3, 1 and a little E04 in some places for the grey. For the wings I used BV11, YG10, and BG01.  The final touches were stardust gel pen to make it a bit sparkly which you can't really see here very well. Honestly though - this is one of my favorite favorite things... that pen is awesome!!!



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

You are Unique - Just like Everybody Else


Hi there and Happy Tuesday! It is WAY WAY early for me, since I have already driven my husband to the airport, and come back and played with the puppies, and and and... Usually I am not even out of bed at this time, and I am sitting here already ready to go to work. WEIRD. And after all that - husbands flight delayed, so I could have stayed in bed! In fact, as I was typing this, my normal alarm went off. Grrrr... let's change the greeting to Happy Monday 2. 

This is one of the new lovely ladies from SCACD in the Brave Hearts Collection. She is called You-nique. I LOVE her little hat. I immediately wanted her in teals and purples. I think because I thought of Sully from Monsters Inc with her hat.  I put the card together with all the pretty leaves, and then thought Um... I have googly eyes. I will add those near the sentiments. To me it makes it Unique. LOL. 

Blues are BG09, 05, 01, BG78. The purples are the V17, 15, 12, 09. 

I should have another card to share later this week.

Alaine

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Be Yourself


This is the second card I have made with the new Brave Hearts Collection from SCACD. She is called Be Yourself, and she reminds me of both of my daughters. The eldest who won't EVER remove her freaking hats!!!! and the youngest with her propensity to put her hair up in braids of late. 

I chose the colors of purple and black because I think that they are spectacular together, and it is rare to use them any other time than Halloween. :-) Although I wear them all the time... hmmmmmmmmm.

The purples are the V09, V04, V01 and the Blacks are the cool greys. The background die cut was colored with the same copics using the airbrush and a random pattern while the image was still in the die. This gave the white edge around it. As a trick, if you do this and some of the part you wanted white is covered you can use a white marker and go over that to leave it all pretty again. :-)

I hope you all enjoy your weekend. We are heading out to winter guard competitions. WHOOP. 

See you again soon.
Alaine





Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NEW STAMPS!!!!

SCACD is celebrating the 2 recently released NEW exclusive rubber stamp sets. They are the Brave Hearts (a group of 4 empowered gals) as well as Eclectic Collection 2 (a combination of 6 steampunk and ethereal stamps). With the Eclectic 2 collection if you buy the entire set you get 4 FREE date stamp words! 

SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin and Susana collaborated on the images and we are so happy to be showcasing them to you now!

First up here is Be-You! Isn't she adorable!!!!!  I especially love her cute little shirt and Button cap!!!!! I chose the colors based on this LOVELY Authentique paper pad, and went to town. 

The second stamp I want to show off today is from the Eclectic 2 collection, and called Butterfly Chrysalis - Change.


For this one I wanted to kind of show before and after, so I added the Steampunk Wing Set Die cutout behind it and blinged it up. 


All the new stamps are available for purchase in the USA HERE .

Our International Friends can purchase SCACD rubber stamps at Quixotic Paperie HERE.

SCACD Digital images for USA and International can always be found HERE.


You should be going next to Cheryl's blog!!!! If you are lost then head back to the SCACD Store Blog HERE ( insert this link here http://heartsandhugz.blogspot.com/ ) for the hop list.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Crafty Weekend, Crafty Time

So, There has been much traveling, and much well LIFE going on. But this weekend I got to be all crafty like. In addition to making a SLEW of cards for SCACD - Which I will be sharing starting next Monday (hee hee)... I have been - coloring over the past weekend.

One of the items I colored was this lovely fairy from Saturated Canary. I have taken the Kit and Clowder classes on Skin and Hair and Clothing, so this was a big practice piece on the no-lines (ok very faint lines) technique. 

I really like how she turned out. But I think my favorite part - if you can see it on here is the pom poms on her shoe ties. They were a complete accident. I used the dotting technique with BV08, BV17, BV13, BV11. Then it was too dark... so I took the blender pen to try to dot lighten it... but alas I overfilled it, and it put a big BLOB of the colorless blender on there. Boom it made all the colors mix and mingle and spread out. :-)  I adore how it turned out. YAY.

Colors I used are:
Skin - E05, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair - 110, C9, C7, B24
Wings, Shoes, Bow - BV08, BV17, BV13, BV11, BV00
Dress - B99, 29, 26, 24, 21
Bag - E49, 39, 37, 35, 31

Ok. That is it for today. Hope to see you again back here soon. 

Alaine

Friday, January 23, 2015

River of Dreams!

Hi guys! It has been a long time, It has taken me a while to get back into my crafty place (and shhhhh not sure I am all the way there yet) after the holidays and traveling.

I am here to share a couple of images of a foray into mixed media art journaling. Ok... I think I have said this before - I am a little bit of a symmetrical clean lines, precise, color in the lines kind of person. So mixed media is a bit of a stretch for me. And journaling... well... anyway... I had just colored up this lovely fella - "Nancy's Seahorse". 


This is one of the times I had colored something up without a specific purpose in mind. Just to have fun coloring! So after a few days Billy Joel's "River of Dreams" came on the radio, and I thought I want to do something  with the lyrics.  So I took some turquoise paper I had that had glitter in it and I cut it to fit in my journal.  I then got to work being non-specific and random-ish... Ok for me...LOL. 


So I took the Sketch Grid Stencil and placed it on different areas of the page and used Silks Caribbean Mist glaze on it. Then I took the Kelp Forest Background Stamp and stamped it multiple times in different colors all on top of each other across the bottom. The last version I stamped was with black ink. Then I took a couple of colors of Stickles (lime and dark green) and a paintbrush and painted the black stamped kelp.


After that I wrote out several of the stanzas from the song, Then I placed Mr. Horse. After that I thought it needed some bubbles, etc... So I took texture paste  and stenciled it through the Well Rounded Stencil. I also added some Vintage Mint Silks Acrylic Glaze through other areas of the pages. The last thing was to add some ink color to the top of the white texture paste after it dried. 

Voila - Art Journaling page. WHEW.

I hope this has provided some inspiration to you - even if it is to inspire you to try something different and out of your comfort zone. 

Hope to see you again soon!!!

Alaine

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Hummingbird Christmas

Hi all. I have been traveling for work, and so not being all crafty, but I finally got home a couple of days ago. The whole time I was traveling I kept coming back to making a purple and turquoise hummingbird carrying a Christmas greeting. So when I got home, THIS is what I ended up with:





This image is Steampunk Hummingbird . The silvers on the body of the bird are Cool greys. I added a touch of turquoise to the wings and some of the V12 to the tail feathers as well. This gave a little more dimension to the grey. The purples are V12, 15, 17, and the turquoises are BG000, 12, 45, 49 and 78.  When I was done, I colored around the entire image with B39... this is the blue. I knew I wanted to cut this image out, but the dainty stems of the feathers on the wings was going to make it really tough. 

The background was a LOT of fun.  First I took a piece of white paper and laid down a stencil.  I used a stencil brush and added some art anthology mixed media product.  The one I have is a silver. Once dried, I used silks acrylic glaze over it. The one I used was Caribbean Mist.  I took a paintbrush and painted over the entire area. Then I took a damp paper towel and wiped the glaze off. This removed all the shiny turquoise from everywhere except where the original stencil had left areas open. It is all shiny and glittery and beautifully textured. 

Last I popped up the hummingbird, and added this little charm I found at one of the big box craft stores with some fiber I have had in my stash for about forever. The final step before mounting with the navy and white cardstock was to add some glossy lacquer over the entire image to make it shine. 

And VOILA - crafty hummingbird with Christmas greetings. 

I hope everyone has a HAPPY Christmas and a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR! 

See you around the web!