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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Lamplighter

This little chap is being kept so busy this time of the year making sure the rest of the elves can find their way about.As always it is a neenah/promarkers/spectrum noir pencils/craft artist 2 combination.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Birthday Glamour ....

Hello, good morning!  It's Deborah here with you today.  Rick has a wonderful series of elegant Hat Lady images available at his Zibbet and Esty shops; I have several of them on my computer.  I've made a birthday card to share with you today, it features the beautiful Deborah - you can see why I used it :)


I printed the image on to white card - I decided to have the image quite large as I knew it would be the focal point for the card.  I used Copic markers to colour her in.  I'm still learning a lot about colouring digital images, but Rick really helps as he provided shading lines so it makes it look like I can really colour!  Love it!  I coloured her hat green (my favourite colour) and decided to make her jewels red - you know, rubies!!  I added some shimmer to the jewels and to her fur collar with a clear Wink of Stella brush.  I layered her on to a red mat, covered the front of the card with some gorgeous green design paper and finished it with an elegant birthday sentiment.  For full details of the card go to my blog.

This is the second card I've made using one of the Hat Lady digis, and I think I'm going to do some more.  Thanks so much for visiting Sparkle and Glitter - see you again soon.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Mad Tea Party Mixed Media Book Part II



Hi everyone. It's Bonnie here today to share the next couple of spreads in my chipboard Mad Tea Party book featuring a few of Rick's many fabulous Alice in Wonderland images. Since all of the backgrounds were created in the same general way which I explained here, I won't go into that today. Instead I will jump right in with the next two pages about The Mad Hatter.


The left page which is the backside of the Alice page was used to feature a quote from Hatter as well as a few related embellies. The quote, taken from the Lewis Carroll book, was computer generated and printed on kraft cardstock, matted in black, and popped up on foam tape. A hat tag was printed from an Etsy file, matted in black, and tucked under the quote. A small whimsical teacup button was attached to the right side of the saucer with a scrap of cheesecloth added for the steam. Small circles were punched from the harlequin washi tape attached to white cardstock. This pattern repeats throughout the book, lending continuity.


The right page uses the Mad Hatter  image which can be found in Rick's Zibbet shop. It was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Goldenrod Stickles were added to the hat pins for a little sparkle. It was fussy cut leaving a white border, matted in black cardstock, and fussy cut again. before Hatter was adhered to the teacup with foam tape.


A small doily, another recurring detail, was placed behind him. A tea party ticket from Vectoria Designs was matted in black and tucked underneath him. More of the washi/white cardstock tape was added to give him a place to stand and bring that pattern to the page. A hat brad with its legs removed was adhered to the washi tape with foam tape.


The next 2 page spread is dedicated to the March Hare. The left side contains one of his quotes from Lewis Carroll's book. This was printed on kraft cardstock, the edges of which were distressed, and then edged with Vintage Photo Distress ink.


It was then matted in black and a scalloped border was punched from the washi tape/cardstock combo. A narrow pink ribbon was layered over that to bring some of the pink from the image to this page. Stars were punched from the harlequin pattern, edged with Black Pitt pen, and adhered to the page. Cheesecloth was added beneath the two corners of the quote layer. The final touches were to add a tiny piece of black scalloped border, three black enamel dots on the handle, and a resin hand pointing to the quote.


The right page of this spread features the March Hare, one of my favourite RSD images which can be found in Rick's Zibbet shop. I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut him leaving a narrow white border. He was then matted with black cardstock and then popped up on foam tape.


The March Hare was also layered over a small doily and a length of the harlequin tape was used to ground him. More small stars and a scalloped border were punched and adhered in order to tie the two pages together. yellow enamel dots were added to the cup handle and a clock charm was added to the bottom of a tea time sign.

That's it for those two spreads...can't wait to work on the next ones! Thanks for visiting today. Hatter, Hare, and I are delighted you did.

Bonnie

Monday, November 17, 2014


 This gorgeous elf is part of a whole sheet of Christmas elves which is such amazing value as each one is beautifully drawn with such expressive little faces.
 I have coloured each one of these sweeties and made the most wonderful Christmas cards and little stand-up figures which I bring out every year. I highly recommend this wonderful collection. Printed onto neenah card and coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. More Elf fun can be found on my blog Sue x

Sunday, November 16, 2014

RSD's November Showcase - Winter

Welcome to our second Rick St. Dennis MFA (RSD) Showcase. Some, and sometimes all, of Rick’s Elite Design Team (EDT) will be showcasing projects completed with some of Rick’s amazing digital images. Rick will be giving us a monthly theme and we will picking our own images from his vast collection of images in his Etsy and Zibbet shops.

Onto the October 2014 RSD Showcase with our theme of “Winter…”


Deborah using Winter Friends
Season's Greetings - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


Bonnie using Palm Court Hat Lady
which can be found in Rick's Zibbet shop


Aletha using Snow Buddies
which can be found in Rick's Zibbet shop.



There’s a lot happening within Rick’s camp. Are you participating in our monthly Progressive Challenge going on at our Sparkle and Glitter BlogYou have a couple of weeks to participate. The theme is “Anything Goes” and you must use an RSD image. Come check that out and hopefully you will join the fun. Also, in our RSD Facebook group our bi-weekly art contest has started again. If you missed the current one (you still have 24 hours to enter), don’t worry, a new contest will be posted tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by. We hope that you will visit these EDT members’ blogs and leave some inspiring comments.

Elite Design Team of

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Progressive Challenge Nov. part 1 take 2

Hi all,
WOW - What a month so far!!

I'm sure that most of you are aware that we've been having a DT call during October. Well, we had a tough time choosing from the fabulous makes that were entered, but the lucky few that were chosen are now on board. Some of those lucky ladies are going to be sharing their first projects today, some on 1st December for part 2. Others - you have to go and visit our facebook group to see what delights they have conjured up. Whilst you're there, Aletha has posted about the Facebook Art Contest - that's anything goes as well. Check it out!
The full EDT listings can be seen in the sidebar if you want to go visit and leave some luuurrrvvveeee.

I hope you're enjoying the crisp weather. Just right for cozying up in your craft room with a Rick St Dennis image, from either the Etsy or Zibbet shops, and get making something for our progressive challenge.
Part 1 is "Anything Goes", for part 2 you have to use a specified image, and all that enter this month will get it FREE. It will be sent out towards the end of the month. You will need to enter your projects in the linky here to qualify.

So here are Team B's makes to, hopefully, inspire you




Fiona Randall using NimbleKnees Gherkin Creepmas Elf


Monique using Owls



Dia De Los Muertos - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems



You have another 2 weeks to get those "Anything Goes" projects made and linked here

Friday, November 14, 2014

Mr & Mrs Claus


Aren't these just the sweetest couple so full of Christmas joy. Printed onto neenah card, coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils then uploaded into Craft Artist 2 where the white background was removed and new Christmas papers from the 'Christmas Foliage' collection and embellishments have been added.I hope you have a moment to visit my blog for more festive friends. Sue x
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