Friday, June 1, 2012

Mixed Media = LOVE

Hi Friends~  Welcome to the SCACD Blog Hop!  If you came here from the super creative and fabulous Amanda's Blog then you are in the right place.  If not, click -->HERE<-- to start at the beginning of the me you do NOT want to miss a stop....PLUS we have AMAZING news to share with you all today....Here at SCACD we've been "DIE"ing to mix things up!  So this month we are launching an amazing NEW Collection of stamps AND can you says Dies by SCACD!!!!)  

Grab your cuppa (coffee, chai, soda, whatever suites your fancy), sit back, relax, and enjoy your stop here!  Be prepared this post is a long one....I have lots of excitement and Mixed Media Fun to share today!!!

First I would like to introduce to you
Blank Canvas Profile is a part of the Susana Loves Stamps Blank Canvas Women Collection!  Isn't she awesome?   These NEWEST stamps at SCACD are truly amazing and I love the new direction and versatility that you can achieve with these!  Papers for this card are from the Bo Bunny Enchanted Collection.
When creating this card I wanted to create an inspirational card....whether someone is fighting an illness or just struggling with something general I wanted to make a card that showed how believing in yourself and having HOPE makes you STRONGER!  So what you you think?
I've taken the Blank Canvas Profile stamp and stamped her in Versamark on a piece of black cardstock.  NOTE: This is the outline image stamp in the set.  Then I heat embossed with silver embossing powder, and finally cut around the image.
I mixed the Rays stamp from The Elements Collection along with the Hope stamp from the Words Sentiment Collection to create this customized piece of my card.  Both images were colored with Copics and hand cut.  The Wings on the word Hope got coated with Star Dust Stickles and the Rays got coated with Diamond Stickles.

Copic Colors Used: Y11, Y15, Y17, Y38, W3, W5, and Blender.
WOC flower arrangement consists of a 30mm Cottage Rose, 20mm Roses, 10mm Rose, 8mm Semi-opened Roses4mm Rosebuds, a Poppy, Gold Glitter Holly Berries, and a gorgeous Webster Pages Butterfly Pin.  This Butterfly Pin comes in a Set of 6 and Susana has them in stock -->HERE<--!  Flowers were sparklized with Diamond Stickles.
To accent the corner I've used the NEW Classic Corner Die by SCACD!  LOVE this die!  And you will hear more about this beauty later in the post. (keep reading for more surprises!!!)    :)
I've finally made a little tag that pulls out from behind the gorgeous Blank Canvas Profile.  I LOVE the saying on this tag...and it comes FREE if you order the WHOLE Blank Canvas Women's Collection!!!  Each letter has been accented with my Lemon Spica Pen.  Prima Flowers have been accented with Rhinestones and Diamond Stickles.
Make sure you go and check out the NEW Stamp Collection.  These come in mini sets or one great big collection...which you will get a great deal if you buy all of these beauties!!!  Each set in the collection comprises 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.  Also don't forget about the Fabulous Word Outlines, ready to be customized however you like!  Color them in...doodle........ ....zentangle.....paper piece - go wherever your creativity takes you!!!!.....I dare you to try something new and out of your comfort zone because you never know what gorgeous beauty you will create and in the end you will be so proud of yourself!

Challenges I would like to Enter My Card:
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes

Second is the fantastic new line of dies by SCACD!  
Susana has collaborated on a collection of dies with a Timeless and Classic Feel!  Delicate and beautiful, the diecuts from these quality wafer thin metal dies will be featuring elegance and beauty on your projects for years to come!  And now I have the honor of introducing you to the latest and greatest SCACD products....drum roll please....
For my project I have created a home decor piece using an artist canvas and NEW Natures Tapestry Fan Die and the Classic Corner Die.  Oh my goodness when I found out Susana was releasing her very own die line I knew I was going to be in LOVE with them all!  These EXCLUSIVE beauties are oh so stunning!  I can't wait to order up the rest of them now!!!  AND...if you like my Mixed Media project and didn't know this....SCACD has a whole section dedicated to Mixed Media....there are LOTS of awesome products in this can find them all -->HERE<-- don't be afraid to get messy and try something new because the results you come up with can be truly breath taking!!!  Again, I dare you to step out of your comfort zone and get your "mess" on!
I started off my creation with a blank white can find many different sized canvases at SCACD -->HERE<--.  I then took my Luminarte Silks in Pink Grapefruit, Vaboom Red, and Solar Gold, and started to paint away by blending these colors together on my canvas.  I just picked up a little of each color at a time and kept painting away.  When I liked what was painted on my canvas I let that dry for about an hour.... then I came back to the canvas and brushed on a couple more swipes of each color in various spots to get each particular color to stand out instead of them all being so blended.  Seriously if you do NOT have any of the Silks this is by far a product you NEED to add to your craft supplies....these babies are AMAZING let me tell ya!  The shimmer and shine in each one is astounding!  I love the metallic shimmer of each color....When I was complete with painting my canvas it reminded me of a beautiful sunset!
The Natures Tapestry Fan was cut out on a white piece of cardstock.  To get the gorgeous color of the fan I used my Gum Arabic, Luminarte Clear Medium, Cranberry Mica, and Solar Gold Mica.  On my craft mat I first mixed up equal parts of my Cranberry Mica and Gum Arabic and then mixed in some Clear Medium.  This made a paint which I coated the whole fan with.  Then I mixed equal parts of Gum Arabic and Solar Gold Mica mixed along with some Clear Medium which made me a gorgeous gold paint and very lightly feathered this gold paint on the bottom half of the pan to add a soft goldish tint/shimmer.  The lace that I gathered behind my fan started out get it colored I took my Pink Grapefruit Silk and Solar Gold Silk and painted up the lace so it would coordinate with the rest of my project.  Rhinestones accent the flowers on the fan and Diamond Stickles accent the lace.
The Classic Corner Die was used to accent the canvas corners - these were cut out on black cardstock.  I then took the same Micas that I used to paint the Fan (Gum ArabicLuminarte Clear MediumCranberry Mica, and Solar Gold Mica)and lightly painted the corners.  I love the Micas on dark cardstock.....look at the gorgeous shimmer and sparkle in each of these colors but how different it looks on the black cardstock vs. the white cardstock!  Aren't Micas AMAZING?!  I truly do LOVE all of the Luminarte products!!!
WOC flower arrangement consists of a 25mm Tea Rose, 25mm Rose, 20mm Rose, 8mm Semi-opened Roses, Gypsophilas, 4mm Rosebud, Small Sequin Butterfly, and a gorgeous Webster Pages Butterfly Pin.  Flowers were sparalized with Diamond Stickles.
One more angled view for you to see all that shimmer and sparkled beauty and how beautiful these Luminarte products look with the fabulous NEW EXCLUSIVE Dies by SCACD!  For those of you who stuck with me through this long post......Thank you!!!  I hope you have enjoyed your stop along the hop here!  Make sure you head to the SCACD Store and get your Brand New

Challenges I would like to enter my Canvas:
Crafty Anns Challenge - Butterflies & Flowers
Creative Card Crew - Dimension

For our international friends you can head to Quixotic Paperie to get your SCACD stamps and Dies by SCACD!  :)

Now head on over to ultra fabulous and super talented Lorraine's Blog for your next stop along the hop!

Remember:  Mix it Up and most importantly - HAVE FUN!!!!

Make sure you come back this weekend as I will have some Birthday Candy up for grabs!!!

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥
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Amanda R said...

Kim these are both gorgeous! Love the contrast with the black and white and the shimmer and colors in the canvas are beautiful!

Marti {Pez-A-Doodle Designs} said...

gorgeous projects kim! i love the way you did the HOPE layering and your home decor piece is fantastic! dontcha just love luminarte products! and you can certainly group those flowers girl! i totally lack that ability!

Chrissy D said...

WOW!!! Beautiful work - Sooo many COOL details in here!! LOVE these! Beautiful card - and GORGEOUS canvas...

Anita said...

Two very gorgeous projects. The first is my favorite though - I just love the way that bright yellow pops on that black!

Alex said...

Just gorgeous Kim. Love the painting you did and painting the lace was pure genius! The recipient of that card, whatever the reason, is going to be awestruck and love it.

Mary Lou said...

WOW Sweets~~You little ARTIST you:) These are FABULOUS!!!!!!! I bet you had fun creating these:)

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Kim.

Hugs Riet.xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wowza- gorgeous projects! I too am a lover of Pink...Love your canvas and the fabulous pictures showing all of the shimmer!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh Kim they just POP! The monochrome with yellow is a brilliant look! Gorgeous! Have a great weekend! Kim

Lorraine said...

YOWZA, Kim! Gorgeous creations and always with gorgeous flower sprays! and you know I am so loving what you did with the canvas! Thanks for rocking my morning!

Mary J said...

Oh wow wow wow - these are stunning Kim!!

artjunkie2 said...

Your designs are fabulous, love the pinks, so pretty!

Kathi said...

I loved your long and informative post. After all, that's how one learns, right?

Your projects are both amazingly beautiful.

The color palette on the card just makes the new stamps shine.

The canvas really showcases the new die cuts beautifully. The shimmer shows up really well, but I'm sure it's even more breathtaking in person.

Crystal said...

Oh my word Kim your creations are absolutely STUNNING!!!!! You rocked this new release girl.....LOVE THESE!!!!!!

Danni said...

Simply stunning works of art!!

Patricia St Martin said...

WOW!!!! Kim, These are just stunning.
SCACD sure has got a lot of new things and you have done wonders with them.

Ann Whitfield said...

Absolutely stunning work Kim, thank you for sharing your canvas with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Chris said...

both of your projects are stunning. thanks for sharing them with us at Pile It On.

Lorianna said...

Fabulous card the papers are gorgeous
so is the image a super card
Thank you for joining our challenge
this week at Pile it On

Becky said...

wow, what gorgeous creations. Beautiful colors and awesome details with the dies.

Elise said...

Hi Kim! Wowwww! What GORGEOUS projects! I love the sentiments of both of these and all of your details are .. breathtaking! I am sitting here admiring the flower clusters, the pins, all the shapes of your focal points ... gosh good gracious .. I love them!


Cheryl said...

These are beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

Helen said...

Amazing projects!

Thanks for joining us at Pennys.

Helen x

Kazza said...

Whoa Kim......Fantastic!! You make me wanna go out and stock up on luminarte!! Love all your great inspiration here and those dies are to "die" for!! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls. Kx

Carol said...

Stunning canvas Kim. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol DT x

Iulia said...

Wow! How amazingly gorgeous this is! Haven t seen a canvas in a long time! I see you play with different techniques and I love when I see creative people:)
Love this!
Have a great weekend hun!
Hugs, Iulia

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

beautiful cards! love the colors and the dies you used.



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