Wednesday, July 27, 2011

SCACD Sneak Peeks...Introducing "Partners In Peeking"!

Welcome to day four of the sneak peeks at SCACD! "The Peekers Collection 2" is an adorable set of little girls designed exclusively for SCACD by artist Elisabeth Bell and they will be available for purchase this Friday!

Today, both Danni and I are sharing sneak peeks of "Partners in Peeking"!

I am absolutely in love with The Peekers Collection 2...and how adorable is this little girl with her puppy??!! Elisabeth Bell has such a remarkable talent for capturing the innocence of childhood. Her images are always so sweet. :) The paper is from Basic Grey Sugar Rush . All paper edges were distressed with my scissors and then sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I stepped way out of my comfort zone on this one by sewing wonky, curvy lines of stitching with my machine...on purpose!!! lol Usually I'm very concerned with my stitching being as close to straight as possible, but I have seen this look on many cards around blogland and I really like it! I used some Prima flowers...Susana doesn't have this exact colour, but she does have a couple of packets of Prima Hydrangeas in purple and tan. (these hydrangeas are still some of my favourite flowers...you get a ton of them in the package!) The flower centres are some jewelry spacers topped off with a Dark Brown Viva Decor Pearl Pen. I also added a trio of little pearls created with the same Viva Pen. Those chipboard swirls are none other than the fantastic Make It Crafty Lasercut Chipboard that Susana carries...you can find it HERE. I just painted the chipboard with some acrylic craft paint, but there are so many possible treatments for this chipboard...it's such a great finishing touch to any project. The little sentiment is from the "Beachy Sentiments" set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Partners In Peeking was stamped on Neenah cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copics. I was trying to recreate the look of a real wood door...but I didn't quite make the cut on this one. lol I kind of struggled a bit with the wood grain effect. Guess I'll need to tweak that technique a bit for next time. :) (I also forgot to add a deeper shadow on the door edge right under her arm and the puppy's face, as my light source was from the upper right hand corner.) I did crop the image a bit when I cut it out with my oval Spellbinders...the entire image actually includes a bit of a wall on the right hand side. Here's a closer look...isn't she just a doll??!!


Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59 Shirt: RV000, R81, R83, R85, B000, BG72, C5 Puppy: W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, C9, R20 Door: E25, E30, E31, E33, E37, E59, E97, E99, Y23 Handle: Y17, E33, E35, E50 Background: T2, BV00, BV02

How would you like to win "Partners In Peeking"?? All you need to do is leave a comment on my post here and also over at Danni's post featuring this adorable new stamp! Just read below for full details. :)

***PEEKER BLOG CANDY**** Susana will be giving away one of each Peeker stamp being previewed this week!! To be eligible, you must leave a comment on the personal blogs of the DT members who are sharing sneak peeks for that day (not on the store blog...those comments won't count!). Susana will draw the winners from those people who have left comments. Make sure to pop by the store blog Follow Your Heart each day for links to the talented ladies who are sharing the sneak peeks! All five winners will be posted on July 28, 2011 at 11:00 pm EST on the store blog Follow Your Heart.

If you missed any of the previous sneak peeks, you can still pop by to leave comments for those designers on their personal blog posts featuring The Peekers Collection 2:


  • Sunday (Secret Garden Peeker): Elaine and Janiel

  • Monday (Mama's Purse Peeker): Kim

  • Tuesday (Bubble Bath Peeker): Alex and Lori


    • The Peeker Collection 2 will be available for purchase this Friday at SCACD and at Quixotic Paperie for all our friends in the UK.

      So, if you haven't visited with Danni yet, make sure to head over to her blog next...you are going to love what she's created with Partners In Peeking!

      Blessings,

      Melanie

      Stamps: The Peekers Collection 2 from SCACD "Partners in Peeking", "Beachy Sentiments" from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
      Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Basic Grey
      Ink: Memento, Distress Ink, Copics
      Embellishments: Make it Crafty chipboard, jewelry spacers, Viva Pearl Pen, machine stitching

      43 comments:

      Jacoline Fitzgerald said...

      Oh my gosh she is sooooo adorable and I totally love your creation of this card. Can't wait til all the Peekers are out on Friday

      bernshwag said...

      Gorgeous card Melanie, I love your color combo! The wonky stitching is a perfect addition....

      Hugs,
      Candi

      Brigitte said...

      OMG, she's adorable and your wood door looks perfect!!! TFS
      brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

      alethea said...

      OMG your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Your colouring is amazing and the papers you used are just perfect!!! Hugs xx

      slbela59 said...

      oh she is so cute!! Your card is gorgeous! and your coloring is wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

      Alex said...

      Oh Melanie- this is just lovely. The entire card is so pretty, but the way you colored the door is FABULOUS!

      Vanja said...

      Stunning card! I love the image, fabulous colouring.
      hugs
      Vanja

      Tracey said...

      A stunning card Melanie! Just gorgeous!!

      Sue D said...

      Beautiful card and she is so adorable peeking behind the door.

      Rhonda Miller said...

      What a sweet card.

      Mae said...

      Great card Melanie. Love your color combo!

      Kirsty said...

      My but you do hair fabulously -- the card is gorgeous and the wonky stiching really adds a nice touch - I myself always try (unsuccessfully) to sew a straight line - I love the card!

      jancpe5 said...

      Melanie, She is so cute. I really like the sewing technique and the colors.

      Betty said...

      Oh my word this is adorable! Love the image and the colors and the papers and just everything about it :)

      Renkata said...

      Super duper amazing card.
      The image is awesome.

      Patricia St Martin said...

      Your coloring is STUNNING!!!! You have a way of bring your images to life and that is a wonderful talent. All of your creations are outstanding.
      Hugs, Patricia

      Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

      Such a darling little image.......colored beautifully! Lovely card!
      Huggies ~
      Sharron♥

      Danni said...

      Your coloring is just amazing! What a simply precious card!!

      Kim Kelley said...

      WOW your card is gorgeous! What great coloring! Love the image!

      sharman said...

      Beautiful card. Your coloring is beautiful. GREAT job. Love the image.......

      Rachel said...

      Such a cute stamp! And your coloring....WOWZA...A M A Z I N G!!

      Tracy said...

      Love your coloring on this image, it is amazing. Such a cute stamp too. Can't wait for the release, thanks for the peek!

      Cibele Glazer said...

      Your card is fabulous! I love the colors and your coloring is fantastic!

      Sharon in Arizona said...

      Such a beautiful card, Melanie!!! Love how you have colored the puppy. Aren't these new peekers just the cutest!!! I love them all!! Hugs, Sharon :o)

      Colleen Holmes said...

      Gorgeous!! It's totally gorgeous!

      Mary Jean said...

      omg! beautiful!!

      Kimberly said...

      So very cute. Great colors.

      Susana M said...

      Hey Melanie
      Just wonderful card art :o)
      Hearts and Hugs
      Susana

      Crystal said...

      SOOOO SWEET Melanie, Absolutely LOVE how you colored this image!! FABULOUS!

      CraftinGranny said...

      The door looks good to me and like real wood. Don't be so hard on yourself. Love the new image and your LO. Purple is one of my favorite colors and this is just gorgeous. "Hugs" Carol

      Sharon Peele said...

      Wow awesome coloring!! I think you did a wonderful job!! Beautiful card!! Thanks for the peek!

      Holly AKA KopyKat said...

      your coloring is so fabulous!!!! LOVE this to peices, she is so adorable.

      Brenda Lee said...

      Absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors you used for this adorable Peeker.

      Mary Lou said...

      Hi Melanie~~Hope all is well with you:) This card is Beyond Adorable for sure!!! Love the wonky sewing:D-cool-- and that image is so precious!! Beautiful coloring--you must get sick of me saying that--but it is so TRUE :)
      Hugz and blessings

      Shazza said...

      amazing card, love the papers and stitching. Your colouring looks perfect to me x

      Suzi said...

      Wow! how fabulous is your colouring of this cute image. It's stunning, as is the papers and design.
      Hugs
      Suzi x

      Ardilla said...

      Ohhhh... very cute!!!! Love the image, your coloring and the flowers you used :)

      I couldn´t leave a comment in the Dami'w blog, the pop up window is not working today for me...

      Iris said...

      Wonderful card and super cute image!

      Hugs,
      Iris

      Karen said...

      Yes, I have caught the peeker fever, sooo cute can't tell which I like best...love your colors on your card, coloring is exellent, thanks again

      terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

      Ah, very cute.

      -Agnes- said...

      Love the distressed feel of the background and the way the flowers match the girl's shirt!

      Stacie (craft-princess) said...

      Darling image! Love your coloring!

      shirl2 said...

      Oh so cute. Love the colors you used!