Friday, June 29, 2012


Hey All! Welcome!!!! Today SCACD releases fun and fresh stamps from the Susana Loves Stamps Collections!!! We start off with the Oddly Sweet Curiosities Set which harbors the cutest little Curiosities with matching sentiments. These are Fab and definitely year around fun!!! The second Set are four wonderful little ladies that make up The Little Sassy Crew. Check 'em out- they are the gals that have a sweetness and attitude factor that are off the charts!!! We are also introducing a fun little set of Mixed Media houses called M’s Place that makes them a must have for those that love cute in their Mixed Media. So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the ride!!!

Wasn't Amanda's project WONDERFUL!?  So much FUN!!! (If you didn't arrive here from Amanda's blog, you don't want to miss what our whole DT has in store for you! The Blog Hop starts HERE.

I had soooo much fun with this project. I tried to go OUT OF THE BOX for me and put a little twist on a few things...

Before I get into all of the details, here are the NEW STAMPS I used on this FUN project: The Oddly Sweet Curiosities Set #1 (5 stamps with matching sentiments),  The Little Sassy Crew and More Celebrate Cake (5 stamps plus Freebie Candle),  Little Stargazer, M's Place, Monster Bash

I started using the Technique Junkie Newsletter - Rolled Corners technique. I used the Miss Caroline Howdy Doody  designer Paper Pad on the house and paper pieced the roof and house. I painted the Windows and Sky with Sky Blue Silks Acrylic Glaze. I stamped the Sun and the Monster, and painted them in the Solar Gold Silks Acrylic Glaze. On the Door, Roof, cake and Monster - Vavoom Red Silks Acrylic Glaze.

I painted the Cake with  Inspiration Paints - Caramel and used the Faber Castell - Gelatos - white/ black to create the clouds. I misted the gelatos with water and made a swirling motion with my fingers.

I ran the patterned paper through my Big Shot with the Craft Concepts Daisy Do Embossing Folder.  To finish off the card, I added Viva Pearl Pen Ice White to add a few "gems."

For my second card, I wanted to try to add a little bit of funk. I LOVE techniques and trying to mix up different products on my projects. On this, I used the Technique Junkie Newsletter and the  Simple Whitewash from the August/ September 2009 issue.
I used the Stipple Brush to add a layer of Gesso on the  Kaiser Kraft 6x6 Utopia patterned paper. Susana has such an AWESOME supply of Patterned papers! I could get lost as I shop there with her great prices!!! Best of all, Susana provides a FABULOUS service too!

I stamped the MORE CELEBRATE CAKE image, cut it out and added it to the  Large Circle Spellbinders . I painted it using the Tim Holtz Detailer Brush and the creamy Inspiration Paints: Green Olive, Aqua Marine, Fuschia, Raw Sienna, Pumpkin, Antique Copper, Blush, Evergreen
I added Gold Stickles along the flames. I painted the edges with Gold Inspiration Paint. I added Baker's Twine around the layers of card stock. I used Viva Pearl Pen, Magic Transparent  on the cake and Zva Creative Pearls to add a little flourish!

I hope you enjoyed my projects today! Tomorrow, I will share the idea I had for another MONSTER!!! :) Now be sure to enjoy the hop, the Design Team is going to WOW you with their FABULOUS designs!!!

These are all in the SCACD store and for our International Friends, at Quixotic Paperie!!!

I hope you enjoyed my project today! THANK YOU for stopping by! Happy Hopping and have a FABULOUS weekend!


Chrissy D 


Amanda R said...

Love the paper piecing Chris and how you popped up the image with the pop dots by the cake!

Anonymous said...

you have been busy on these cards really kewl!

Alex said...

Chris- you ROCKED this 100%!! Both creations are FABULOUS and loving the style and mixing up of papers, images, etc. WOOT WOOT!!!

Lorraine said...

Ooh fab mixed media creations, Chris! Loving all of the textures & dimension too!

Susan said...

What great paper piecing you do! Love the mixed media project. And your Sassy thing is way too cute!

Danni said...

You can tell you had fun with these! Awesome job!

Marti {Pez-A-Doodle Designs} said...

these are both fantastic!

Crystal said...

These are totally DARLING!!! I LOVE how you added stargazer and the cake image what a GREAT idea!! Beautiful work!

Kathi said...

Both cards are fabulous.