Wednesday, March 28, 2012

SCACD Sneak Peeks and Blog Candy..."Classic Eyes"

Hi folks! Did you hear the buzz?? There's a new exclusive release coming to SCACD this Friday!! It's called "Susana Loves Stamps" and there will be two collections available. Here's a word from Susana about these new stamps:

We are thrilled to bring you 2 new collections that will capture your hearts through the eyes of these Beauties!!! I am changing things up by launching some new "branding" for SCACD in this case, Susana Loves Stamps. To be clear it does not mean I personally designed what you are seeing but I did have a part in bringing it forward. Look out for more Susana Loves projects in the works!!!

Eyes of Dreams Collection has 4 stamps and 1 bonus stamp only available when you buy the complete set, plus a sweet discount when you buy the entire set.

Eyes of Beauty Collection has 4 stamps and 1 bonus stamp only available when you buy the complete set, plus a sweet discount when you buy the entire set.

It's my pleasure to introduce you to "Classic Eyes" from the Eyes of Dreams Collection...isn't she gorgeous?? I think she has a bit of a greek goddess vibe with her pretty updo and all that draped fabric. :) The other day, I posted some Bitty Boxes that I had painted with several of the fantastic new Luminarte products from SCACD. I had been working on my non-stick craft mat and rather than wasting the product that was left over, I reached for an Inksentials Manilla Tag and used it to blot up the excess Silks and Micas. This created a fun mottled background. I spritzed it with water from my Mini Mister and blotted it to soften the effect. I then began layer some additional Silks in Honey Amber and Coral Berry applied with a palate knife. I also mixed some Solar Gold Mica with water and gum arabic in a Mini Mister to create a glitter spray and spritzed that over the entire tag. After it was dry, the tag was run through my Cuttlebug with the Hedged Maze embossing folder from Couture Creations and then the edges were sponged with brown ink. I happened to have some old scraps from a glittery paper collection that coordinated perfectly with the colour of my tag, so I sponged them up with brown ink and applied them to the tag. The flourish is part of the paper, but you could easily create something similar with some of the fabulous Memory Box Dies from SCACD...just cut out your shape and coat it with one of the Silks or the Mica Powders. You could even cover them with Glamour Dust if you prefer. :)  To finish it off, I applied a Make It Crafty Chipboard corner that was painted with brown craft paint and topped with some Honey Amber Silk, added a bit of ribbon and a pearl brad. I also added some pearls to the embossed design of the tag with a Viva Decor Magic Pearl Pen.


"Classic Eyes" was stamped on Neenah paper with Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. Her dress and drape were paper pieced with some Bo Bunny papers and shaded with a combination of markers and Conte Crayons. Her drape was edged in Stardust Stickles and the gems in her hair band were topped off with the Magic Pearl Pen. Aren't the eyes on these images beautiful?? They really are fun to colour.


Skin: E000, E00, E11, R02, RV95  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Eyes: B000, B02, B05, B14, B39  Bird: B91, B34, B37, B39, BV29

***Blog Candy Information***
We have some FUN Blog Candy to give away!!!

One stamp, of Susana's choice, from this release will be given away on each Designer's sneak peek blog post this week!!!

To enter for today's Blog Candy you need to leave a comment (only one comment per person) here on my blog before 9 pm (EST) TODAY!!!

A winner will be chosen from the comments on this post here at my blog and then posted on the SCACD store blog, at 9:30 pm (EST) tonight!!! Remember, DO NOT leave a comment on the Store Blog for the Candy as it has to be on the Designer showing the sneak peek to enter!!!

Thanks so much for visiting today, and please make sure to check back with us tomorrow to see more sneak peeks with more chances to win!

Blessings,

Melanie

22 comments:

Erla Maria said...

Amazing tag. Love all the small details and how it all came out. The stamp is gorgeous.

Wendy Thompson said...

She is just beautiful I love how you have coloured her the overall effect is fantastic. Thanks for sharing

Claudia said...

Great creation. The eyes are wonderful.

Hugs

Claudia

Peta said...

she is stunning :)

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Melanie! I love the image and you've colored her and showcased her beautifully!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

WOW! This is a stunning tag! Love it all and such a great image!

Luanne said...

love the tag! great coloring and design. love the glitters

Lisa said...

stunning job Melanie as always!!

slbela59 said...

Nice tag and love your coloring! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Brandi said...

I love the image and the tag you made is stunning! :)

Kim said...

Wow this is awesome! :) can I send you my address so you can send this to me ;) I'm in awe over the stunning beauty Mel! Love it!
Hugs
Kim

Patricia St Martin said...

Great job.. Love your tag. Stamp is wonderful.

CraftinGranny said...

What a gorgeous tag Melanie and your coloring of the image is awesome. Love those eyes!"Hugs"

Kim Kelley said...

OMG that is so gorgeous! You did a fantastic job coloring her! Stunning! HUGS

Alex said...

Holy Guacamole!!! Melanie, this is AMAZING! AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!! WOW!!!

fredalexmom said...

What a gorgeous image and an amazing tag!

Anonymous said...

love this tag and love the stamp.....great job.

Anonymous said...

I just love your work, this is such a pretty tag and stamp. Great job.

Elaine said...

Melanie this is so beautiful ,I love it .Well done Hugs Elaine

Iris said...

Wow this is so beautiful and elegant! Great coloring!

Hugs,
Iris

Cathy F said...

Melanie the tag and of course the new stamp are breath taking. I love the colors. Thanks for a chance to win.

Linda Carson said...

Jaw dropping! You've been blessed with some serious artistic talent!