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Friday, June 19, 2015

SCACD Eclectic Sea Rubber Stamp Release Hop

SCACD celebrated today a newly released, exclusive rubber stamp set called Eclectic Sea which consists of nine rubber stamps.  The Eclectic Sea is a twist of sorts in how something land bound might be seen in the ocean; for example a Sunflower that is now a Coral Sea Flower and vice-versa.  So check out the collection as these are really unique and elegant.  SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin and Susana collaborated on the images and we are so happy to be showcasing them to you now.

Now available to purchase in the USA for the Eclectic Seas Collection.  Be sure to visit the store to see all of the amazing stamps in this collection!  They are all absolutely stunning!

**International Friends, if interested, can please email Susana.**

I was really excited to get to play with the large and small Coral Sunflowers stamps.  And, the best part for me was challenging myself to use them in different ways, especially on a mixed-media project and in my art journal.  Plus, I love making ATCs (artist trading cards) so I knew that I had to make one of those as well. ;-)

A mixed-media canvas -  Large Coral Sunflowers stamp colored in with Copic Markers.

An Artist Trading Card - Small Coral Sunflowers stamp colored in with Copic Markers.

Art Journal page - Large and Small Coral Sunflowers stamp colored with Tim Holtz Distress Stains.

You should be going next to visit Cheryl to see the fabulous creations she has made.  If you are lost then just head back to the SCACD store blog here for the hop list.  

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you enjoyed the projects that I created with these beautiful stamps!  Be sure to visit the SCACD site to see all of the amazing stamps that Susana has to offer!

Take care!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

It's ICAD time!!!

And here we go with ICAD2015!!! I could ramble on and on about how neglected my blog is and all that jazz, but I'm not even going to bother. lol  Let's just jump right in with right now and right now it's all about ICAD which is short for Index-Card-a-Day.  First of all, if you're wondering what that is...please visit Tammy's site to learn all about it then come right back here because I have lots to share!

This is my fourth year participating and it has become one of my favorite times of year.  I mean seriously, just go look at the ICAD Facebook group and you can't help but be amazed at all of the awesome art but what's even more incredible is thinking of all of these people around the world who are creating a little something, turning a plain, old index card into a work of art, and sharing it with others.  How cool is that?

Before ICAD started up on June 1st, I thought it would be fun to do a video flip of each years worth of cards that I have created.  I don't think that I have actually made it all the way through the June and July with a card for each day, but that's okay.  I created when I could and enjoyed every second of it and that's what's important.

You can see those videos here:

ICAD 2012 Flip

ICAD 2013 Flip

ICAD 2014

I absolutely love creating on these little cards!  They are a bit bigger than an ATC (Artist Trading Card which is 3.5"x2.5") and they aren't as big as a journal page.  Plus, they are cheap!  You don't feel bad about "ruining" them or creating something that you don't like on them because it's just a small piece of paper.  They are a great place to practice on with new supplies that you have or ones that you've had forever but haven't ever used.  I also really love to recycle things onto my cards.  Things you wouldn't think of too like the part of a mesh bag that lemons/limes come in to flat cotton balls.   I think one of the things that I enjoyed the most about doing the videos with all of my cards from the last three years was seeing how much my style has grown and changed into something that's truly me.  I have learned so much from just experimenting with my art supplies on these little cards!

Today is June 6th, so here are my cards that I have created so far as well as a link to a YouTube video of my creating that card.  I am hoping to be able to video creating as many cards as I can.  If I don't, there will always be photos of the cards here.
Title Card

Day 1

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5
click here to see the video

Day 6

 Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to keep things updated here with my daily card shares!  I have been doing TONS of creating since my last blog post and I'm really wanting to share some of those projects bit by bit as we go through the summer months. :-)

Take care!