Thursday, June 9, 2011

Celebrating with Quixotic Paperie!!!

Some of the SCACD Design Team have the pleasure of joining Quixotic Paperie today to help celebrate their 2nd Anniversary, and also to throw the spotlight on SCACD Stamps, which are available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie!

Today, designers from both the SCACD Stamps and Quixotic Paperie teams are showing off creations featuring some of the gorgeous images available through SCACD Stamps. 

It's not a hop, so feel free to dip in and out of the list of blogs however you please!

Here's the list of participants:

As you may be aware, SCACD Stamps is run by the lovely Susana of Susana's Custom Art & Card Design in the US.  The SCACD Stamps range is available in the UK exclusively at Quixotic Paperie.

There are three fantastic artists in the current range from SCACD Stamps - Carmen Medlin, Elisabeth Bell and Victoria Case, each with a different style.


As part of the celebrations and the spotlight today, there is a PRIZE GIVEAWAY!  Visit the Quixotic Inspirations blog for details and to enter!

For my card, I chose to use one of the beautiful stamps from the recently released "Natural Beauty Collection" by Carmen Medlin for SCACD, which can be found HERE at Quixotic Paperie. This beauty is called "Dances with Dragonflies". She is colored with Prismacolor markers and all the lovely shimmer on her dress is from Creative Inspirations paint...Autumn Wheat and Ivory. The background was created using the Dreamweaver's stencil "Vertical Dragonflies" and Viva Decor Champagne Modeling Creme. I couldn't resist using the stencil since it coordinates perfectly with this image. If you are interested in learning how I did it, let me know in the comments section, and I will whip up a photo tutorial for you. All I can say is easy peasy lemon squeezy...hope you like to get a wee bit messy;)

If you look closely, you will see that I used some sparkly gold spritz over certain areas of the card...this was created using my Gold Creative Inspiration Paint. I recycled an empty spritz bottle, but you can also use the Mini Mister by Tim Holtz as well. Then, you add approximately 20% water...80% rubbing alcohol...and a few drops of paint...I add everything into my spritzer (which looks a lot like the Mini Mister) with a recycled medicine dropper. I always begin with the fewest amount of drops...spray a test sample to determine if I like the color...then, I add more paint if I need the color deeper or richer. It is always best to start out small and work your way up, this way none of the paint is can always add more; but once it's mixed with liquid, you cannot take it out.

Well, I have gone on and on enough. Thank you for joining us, we hope you enjoyed checking out SCACD Stamps with us today! Have a wonderful day!!!!

I am also playing along in the following inspirational challenges:
Blessings & Hugs!!!

Card Ingredients:
Stamp: by Carmen Medlin for SCACD Stamp Co., Card Stock: Papertrey Ink (kraft and cream) and Bazzill (powder pink), Dreamweaver stencil (Vertical Dragonflies), Viva Decor Modeling Creme (Champagne), Creative Inspirations Paint (Ivory, Autumn Wheat, Gold), Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pen (Blossom), Bazzill Chips "Flourishes," Nesties (Peony, Labels 4), Magic Mesh (Gold Fine Weave), Kaisercraft rhinestones (soft pink), Martha Stewart adhesive pearls, Tim Holtz Idea-ology "Adage Tickets", Hobby Lobby pearl sprigs, eyelet lace from stash, Scotch adhesive, dimensional adhesive


Crystal said...

WOOOWEEE Carolyn this is soooo breathtaking and GORGEOUS!!!!!! LOVE LOVE all your fabulous details and colors!! Your coloring is soooo over the top hun!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow what an absolutely stunning card, I love the background idea, must get my stencils and paste out from the back of the cupboard! I also love the colour scheme - my favourite colours. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

Alex said...

wow Carolyn, this is STUNNING! All the shimmer and creative work really, really come through. WOW!

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous card love the stencil embossing and layers it is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge. Thank you for putting our logo on your side bar. To qualify for the draw we look for the shop logo and a link to Hope you do not mind my mentioning it. XOXO Zoe

hazel said...

Gorgeous card. I love your background done with the embossing paste. I also love all the layers and the lovely flower. Thank you for joining us Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with The Daring Cardmakers for our Roses and Honeysuckle challenge this week

Heide said...

Stunning, I love the layers and beautiful soft colors. Thanks for joining us at SCH.
Hugs, Heide

Nikki Byrne said...

I love how you have created the background and it all goes so well withthe image. Thank you for joining our first challenge at Craft room challenge. Nikki Dt

Danni said...

Gorgeous!! Wow...I just keep staring at this work of art and finding more and more fabulous details! Stunning!

purple_pea_fran said...

Lovely flower and colours. Thanks joining us at The Daring Cardmakers this week.

Sue from Oregon said...

Woahhh Nelly...this is just outstanding Carolyn...such wonderful vintage dimension!

craft-roomjulia said...

A fabulous card I love the Dreamweaver stencil background. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again.
Julia xx

marsha said...

This is just gorgeous! I love all the bling, pink lace and the gold spritz. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this week, hope you will come back and play again next week!

Lorraine said...

Oh this is so pretty!

Debi said...

Lovely card Carolyn thanks for joining us at CRC Debix

Sharon Basel said...

Very beautiful! I love the wonderful textures you've created and all the pretty embellishments. Thanks for playing at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Sharon :)

Anita said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the gold and pink together, and that flower is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)