Friday, September 30, 2011

Holiday Peekers at SCACD!

We have a special treat for you today at  Susana's Custom Art and Card Design! Susana is releasing four beautiful "Holiday Peekers" by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD!! It may only be the end of September, but the Christmas season will be here before you know it! So now is the perfect time to get a jump start on your holiday crafty projects before the hustle and bustle of the season begins. As always, you will be able to purchase each stamp individually. However, you may instead choose to purchase the Holiday Peekers as a complete set and receive an exclusive "set bonus"...our very own SCACD sister Carolyn Bounds has designed some teeny tiny Christmas accessory stamps that work perfectly with the Holiday Peekers! 

The SCACD design team have been busy in their craft rooms working on some gorgeous projects featuring the new Holiday Peekers to share with you today. You will find a complete list of links to their blogs over at the SCACD Store Blog.

For my card today, I used "Reason For The Season Peeker".  I love the Christmas season...yes, I even love the snow! lol  However, it often becomes a very busy season for many of us and I think sometimes it's easy to loose sight of "the reason for the season". I LOVE everything about Christmas...the caroling (although I'm a terrible singer!), the decorating, the baking (when I have time), the get-togethers with friends and families, wrapping the gifts...but all that pales in comparison to celebrating the birth of our saviour Jesus Christ. I immediately fell in love with "Reason For The Season Peeker" family has always put our Nativity Set under the tree, even though our cats are FOREVER knocking over the figures! As the pretty packages start to pile up under the tree, our Nativity set remains front and centre as a visual reminder to us to stay focused on the true meaning of Christmas. This sweet young girl illustrated by Elisabeth reminds me of both myself (in MUCH younger years, lol) and my daughter...both of us loved to arrange and rearrange the figures of the Nativity Set. :) I used some older papers from last year. The wired ribbon was tied with my Bow Easy. The little acrylic snowflake was from the dollar store. It was glittered up with a Hologram Glitter Liner from Viva Decor and centred with a little flat backed rhinestone. A bit of machine stitching was added for a finishing touch.

"Reason For The Season Peeker" was stamped on Neenah cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured with Copic markers. I sponged around the image with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Shirt: R22, R27, R46, R59, C5, C7  Pants: B91, B93, B95, B97, C5, C7  Tree: YG00, YG63, YG67, G20, G21, G99, C5, C7 

The Holiday Peekers are available exclusively at SCACD and at Quixotic Paperie for our friends in the UK.

For more inspiration featuring the adorable new Holiday Peekers by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD,  please make sure to visit the SCACD Store Blog. :)

Oh, and make sure to check out all the fabulous Holiday Papers Susana has in stock...after all, you're going to need some new Christmas papers to go with your new Holiday Peekers, right? ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I really appreciate your visit!



Stamps: SCACD's "Reason for the Season Peeker"
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Echo Park
Embellishments: Wired Ribbon, Acrylic snowflake, Rhinestone, Viva Decor Holographic Glitter Liner, machine stitching


Anki said...

Stunning Melanie! Love the way you make the highlights in her hair - it looks so real. You should do a tutorial on this. Fab card! Have a wonderful weekend! Kramis - Anki

Oliwiaen said...

Oh yes, a tutorial on those incredible thin strokes on hair/pine! I can't believe you did it with markers :-)
Lovely Christmas card :-)

Alex said...

So, so pretty! I love the depth of your coloring. One day I am going to have you teach me your techniques. So, when some strange person knocks on your door with markers in tow, it just might be me :)

Kim said...

Melanie this is usual ;) Your coloring is amazing and breath taking! Love what you have done with this cutie pie! Gorgeous work my friend! Peeker Fever Rules! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Lorraine said...

Melanie, you have breathed life into this peeker! Your card design and awesome coloring evoke such special feelings of joy & warmth that surround Christmas!

Shazza said...

love, love, love your card, your colouring always blows me away x

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi Mel!!! You are sooooo talented!!! LOVE this card! Your coloring is sheer perfection, my friend!! I drink in every single thing you do. I hope you realize how much of an inspiration you are to all of us out here! Thank you for sharing your amazing talents with us!
hugs, Sharon

Crystal said...

Absolutely ADORABLE Melanie, LOVE LOVE your coloring of this SWEETIE!!! BEAUTIFUL!

Bananastamper said...

Just beautiful! Love the colouring as always and the bow & snowflake are perfect!

Colleen Holmes said...

Ah Melanie she is GORGEOUS! Totally stunning and a pleasure to see! Love your coloring!