Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"Couture Avenue"...an SCACD Sneak Peek!!

We're gearing up for a release this Friday at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design!! (This release will also be available at Quixotic Paperie for those of you living in the UK.) There will be two new stamp collections by artist Victoria Case for SCACD..."Street Views" and "Classic Retro Divas". There are a total of four great stamps in each collection. The stamps will be available for individual purchase or as complete sets. If bought as sets, you will get to take advantage of a discounted price and will also receive a bonus accessory stamp.

Now, we didn't want to keep you in complete suspense until Friday so we thought it would be fun to share a few sneak peeks featuring the "Street Views". :)  Danni shared a fantastic sneak peek yesterday, I'm up for today and tomorrow will be Kim's turn! The best way to keep up to date with all the happenings at SCACD is of course to become a follower over at the SCACD Store Blog (Follow Your Heart). You will most definitely want to pay a visit to the Store Blog as there is some Sneak Peek Blog Candy being offered this week...but more on that later. ;) For now, let's take a peek at one of the new release stamps!  

This is "Couture Avenue", one of the new stamps from the soon-to-be released "Street Views".  I thought that this stamp featuring some fun stores would be perfect for housing a gift card to send a friend on a little shopping spree. I used a Kraft card base and some pretty papers from the MME "Blink of an Eye" 6x6 pad. The image was cut and matted with Spellbinders Labels 8. I sponged the edges with some brown ink, added machine stitching and some pearls for finishing touches.  The image was stamped on Neenah with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured with Copic markers. (I have to apologize for not having a colour list for you today.) The sky was sponged in with blue ink and a hand-cut cloud template.


I had intended to cover the glass window with some Glossy Accents, but didn't remember until I went to snap the photo. My shadows could have been developed a bit more as well. There are a few placed that I actually shifted the location light source a bit...apparently I must have had a short attention span while colouring that evening. lol Let's call it "artistic license". ;)

Here's a shot of the inside of my card. I included a pocket to hold a gift card. Oh, and here's another example of my "short attention span".  My computer generated sentiment is not centred at all!! lol All papers are from MME "Blink of an Eye".


***Sneak Peek Blog Candy***

Make sure to visit the SCACD Store Blog and read THIS post for details on the blog candy Susana is offering during the sneak peeks!! You can also check out Danni's sneak peek from yesterday and then Kim's preview tomorrow.

Mark your calenders for our Release Day Blog Hop this Friday!! Remember, we are only showing previews of three of the new stamps by Victoria Case for SCACD...there is still one "Street View" stamp and all four of the "Classic Retro Crew" stamps that will be staying under lock and key until this Friday. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Your visit is much appreciated!!

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: SCACD's "Couture Ave"
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, MME
Embellishments: Machine stitching and pearls
Tools: Spellbinders Labels 8

4 comments:

Colleen Holmes said...

Ahhh Melanie this is totally gorgeous! What a cool idea for a gift card or money!! Love your coloring and awesome design!! Hugz!

Lorraine said...

OMG, Melanie, this is gorgeous! Love everything about it! What a couture scene you have created!

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous Melanie! What a wonderful scene!

alethea said...

I think your colouring is fantastic!!! And this image is fab!! Love the new images!! hugsxx