Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SCACD showcase ... Cyber Chic

Today the sweet Friends of SCACD  group and the SCACD DT are showcasing Fall images even some with a twist.

If you want to see all the peeps presenting their inspirations today not to mention a shot at some yummy blog candy and Susana's offering a sweet FREE digi image thru 10-5 head to the SCACD Store Blog for details.

I am very happy to be participating in this showcase and created a mixed media project using the digital image, Cyber Chic available from SCACD.  She is totally and utterly fabulous .. love her x 
She is colored with copics, silver pencil, silver marker and white gel pen. I made the background by first using gel medium to glue down the diecut cogs, then I added a layer of gesso and then used Dylusions sprays. Such a lovely, juicy blue / purple mess .... Dont worry, the ink will come off my fingers ....eventually ! LOL I added a coat of white spray as well as I wanted to lighten up the centre to add the image to.
 Cyber Chic was a labor of love to color in. I wanted her to look vaguely human, not alien like in greens etc. She was a really fabulous image to color, I felt she came to life .... here she is mid-coloring. I then fussy cut her ... yes, all those little details are fussy cut. I did remove the outer images, the planets and so on. As great as they are, sometimes its nice to customise an image to fit your purpose ...
 The wording was handwritten in silver marker.  "Just believe and be" relates to believing in yourself and things will 'be' - kind of like a self fulfilling prophecy. The definition of a cyborg is someone whose abilities are greater than the abilities of normal humans. So if you believe in yourself, that you have some power and abilities you will be stronger. I think we all doubt ourselves at some time or other, and maybe feel unworthy. Self belief can make such a difference, so if you believe, then you can be ..... With this image, I imagined someone dressed up as for a Halloween Party, feeling strong and confident in her pseudonym of Cyber Chic.
 The final step was to add some inka gold in old silver to the cogs. Everything was sealed with a layer of fixative.

Thank you for visiting, if you feel so inclined, please leave me a comment
Nikki x


  1. Just beautiful, Nikki! Such a fabulous bg on this! The image really pops! Love the die cuts with the added shine! So cool! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. It is gorgeous, Nikki. I especially love the silver with the blues and purples.
    Corrie x

  3. Wonderful, I love your background and the silver Cyber Chic. x

  4. Stunning Nikki! This would be amazing on the wall to look at and be reminded daily.

  5. As I said before I love her & everything about this card! Do you do your fussy cut with scissors or what & just how do you get into those little areas i.e.: earring and tubes?

  6. Fabulous! Beautiful vibrant colors.

  7. This is an amazing creation - love the steampunk feel and great image - great texture and colour!

  8. Just amazing. Love your background and the fabulous image.
    Hugs, Patricia


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