Monday, September 12, 2011

"Precious Present" (Sylvia Zet for SCACD!!)

Last week at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, we celebrated the release of "The Adventures of Loli and Poppy"the very first exclusive collection of stamps by artist Sylvia Zet for SCACD! We have all fallen head over heels for Sylvia's sweet style. These images are stunning and perfect for so many different occasions.

This beautiful little fairy is "Precious Present". I paired her up with some older Prima papers as I loved the watercolour look of the designs. (Susana does not have this paper in stock any more, but she does have the new Prima papers HERE, and they are gorgeous!!) All paper edges were distressed with scissors and sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I used my Spellbinders circles to cut the image out. I also used some elements of Spellbinders Parisian Accents. The rhinestone swirls are from the dollar store, but Susana has some similar pearl ones HERE.

"Precious Present" was stamped on Neenah cardstock and coloured with Copic markers. I had tried to colour her dress in a similar style to the papers with pinks and teals, but it was what one might call an "epic failure" lol. It just wasn't turning out the way I had hoped, so I decided to paper piece her dress with a bit of the Prima Paper. Before adhering the paper pieced area, I added shading with my markers to create some depth. (BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, C5, C7, RV000, RV02 and the blender.) My favourite adhesive to use when paper piecing is the Quickie Glue can precisely apply small amounts of glue to the tiniest pieces of paper with it's pen tip applicator. Her wings were given some shimmer with  Stardust Stickles. I had another go at trying to reproduce the look of the Prima paper by creating a background. I started by applying BG10 in blobs and dots (nice technical artsy terms! lol) around the image followed by YG11, B000, BG000, RV000 and copious amounts of colourless blender. Applying the blender in layers of "dabs" with various amounts of pressure helped to create the mottled watercolour look. Just be careful with this method when working close to your coloured image. If applied too heavily, your colours and blender will run into the image you just worked so hard on. So just take care to be light handed near those edges, and don't "push" your ink towards the image. :)

Hair: E50, Y23, Y26, E33, E35, E37  Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20  Paper pieced dress: BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, C5, C7, RV000, RV02, colourless blender  Present: B32, B34, B37, C5, C7, T2  Ribbon: R20, R22, R59, C5, T2 

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The exclusive Slyvia Zet for SCACD stamp collections are available at both SCACD and at Quixotic Paperie so that they are easily avialable to our crafty friends all over the world. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today...I appreciate your visit!



Stamps: SCACD's exclusive "Precious Present" by Sylvia Zet
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Prima
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink
Embellishments: rhinestone swirls, machine stitching
Tools: Spellbinders


heidy said...

Wow Melanie,this is gorgeous!
I love it!
Hugs Heidy

Brigitte said...

WOW, your colouring is perfect!!!! Love the watercolor background.

Sylvia Zet said...

I AM REALLY IMPRESSED by the beauty of this card Melanie!!

Shazza said...

this is stunning, colouring is so beautiful x

Sarah said...

Wow, I'm blown away. GORGEOUS card Melanie and amazing colouring as always! Can yiu come colour with me sometime??

Lorraine said...

OMG, Melanie, your coloring always blows my mind! So gorgeous!!!

Alex said...

Melanie, I think this is the most beautiful card I have EVER seen. It is GORGEOUS!!!

Mary Lou said...

Hi Melanie~~WOW!!! Lovely!! Captivating and beautiful!!!!!
Your dots and blobs (Hee hee) background is soooo pretty :D
Keep inspiring me dear!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!