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Friday, August 28, 2015

Plumage Matallique

I loved taking my time colouring the carriage with sparkly gel pens and I was so frustrated when my scanner didn't pick up on all the glittery gorgeousness. Hubby came to the rescue in a kitchen cupboard with his trusted box brownie and da dahhh..... sparkles. So now the sparkles have a little frame of their own.
This is such a fantastic steampunk image, so elegant and yet so very steampunk.
Printed onto neenah and coloured with a few promarkers and loads of gel pens. Then into Craft Artist 2 for the removal of the white surround and the addition of some steampunk stuff.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

School Days

Morning!  It's Deborah here with you today.  I've made a good luck card for my daughter, Kathryn.  She's off to Northville High School today for orientation.  She's sort of excited about going, but a bit nervous too, so I thought this fun card would help:

School Days - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

You can find full details of the card on my blog, Deborah's Gems.  I love the cute little witch - Night Flight.  You can find her at Rick's Zibbet shop.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Watch Out World ~ Mixed media spread


Hi everyone. It's Bonnie here today. I had some fun combining three of Rick St. Dennis's images to create this mixed media spread. I love combining images to tell a story.I love the image Bad Bitsy where she is making the classic teasing gesture. I can almost hear her saying the Na..na..part. Who doesn't remember both being the sender and receiver of that message? Bitsy needed to be higher than whoever she was bugging. It's far more effective when you are up on a "stage" looking down at the person...don't ask me how I know this. Ha!I decided to use the tree stump and mushrooms from Rick's Wonderland Elements Set One for Bitsy's soapbox.


All three images were coloured with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. They were fussy cut singly leaving a narrow white border. A small slit was cut in the trunk so that Bitsy's shoe would tuck in behind it for a more realistic look. The three images were tacked together where they overlapped and then the entire new image was mounted on black cardstock and trimmed again before foam tape was placed on the back to create added dimension.


The background, a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of mixed media paper, was coloured with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress ink for the sky and Shabby Shutters plus Peeled Paint Distress inks for the grass. Both of the darker colours were applied through Sheena Douglass' Distress Grid stencil. Water drops were flicked onto the background and then mopped up with paper towel to create light spots. Text stamp was rolled onto the background with either green or blue ink. Bottle top lids were used to create paint rings with Hey Pesto or Inky Pool Fresco Finish Chalk Paint.


The image was adhered to the background and white embossing paste was scraped through TCW's Tiny Circles stencil. The sentiment from Create With TLC seemed like the perfect choice for Bitsy. It was printed on white cardstock, matted with black cardstock, and popped up on foam tape. Two lengths of baker's twine were added to make it look like a hanging sign. Short lengths of washi tape brought the pink up to the top half of the spread. Na...na was stamped with Forget-Me-Not Archival ink around Bitsy...just for fun! To finish the page, a black border was doodled around the edge, Black Big Brush pen used to ink the edges, and black cardstock used to mat the page.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you know that Bitsy's sassy gesture is not directed at you...or me for that matter! You must admit, she is enjoying her attitude :) And by the way, have you seen the two fabulous Aadult colouring books which Rick has published? They are amazing...Rhinestones, Furs, & Feathers and The Day of the Dead. Check them out!

Bonnie

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bal Masque ....

.... Hi, it's Deborah here with you today, it's been ages since I posted here - sorry!!!  I made a card earlier this week to give to a friend who is having a bit of a tough time, but we think she's awesome:

Awesome - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I think this image - Bal Masque is absolutely beautiful, and I've had her printed for some time, but only finished her on Wednesday.  You can find full details of the card on my blog - Deborah's Gems.

You can find her and over 1,200 other images at Rick's Zibbet shop.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Outhouse fun :) - Crafting Vicky

While I was out camping I was choosing the images that I would be showcasing this month :)  And I just HAD to share this one because I thought it was just PERFECT for a camping book.

Let's be honest if you have seen my camping pictures you will know that I camp in luxury.  And one of the things that is SUPER important to me is the washroom facilities.  So when I saw 2011 Mendencino Outhouse I knew this would be the perfect decoration for my page.


I do have to admit however that this little outhouse has more charm than the ones I remember as a youth using when going to a cousin's cabin.  But I'm pretty sure that the smell would still be awful bwahahahah SO no thank you for me :)

You can see a bit more details on my blog.

Hope you like my inspiration. Check out all the other fabulous images in the Zibbet store or in the Etsy store!

Have a fabulous Friday!!!!

Vicky

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Archie - Crafting Vicky

Hello!  Now I'm totally missing out my camping trip.... It went way too fast and now it's over.... but I do have a bunch of memories from it.

I used some of my digis and one from RSD to immortalize this moment in my camping book.  I have been doing a smash book for the past few years where everyone writes down their memories of the day for the 2 weeks we are gone.  It's fun to see the handwriting change and what the kids have remembered from their days :)  Hopefully those will be some great mementos of their family life later on.

In this case I used the great Archie.  I have to admit that he did look like a few fellows that I met at camping.... oops did I write that out.... lol
Isn't he fun with the great napkin that I found at a dollar tree??!? You can see a bit more details on my blog.

Hope you like my inspiration. Check out all the other fabulous images in the Zibbet store or in the Etsy store!

Have a fabulous Tuesday!!!!

Vicky

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Progressive Challenge August part 2

Morning all
How is everyone? Enjoying your summer still? I bet the kids can't wait to get back to school now, and they probably aren't the only ones wanting the new term to begin. Some of you will be celebrating the results of exams, some maybe not. Some of your offspring will be off to college or university. Here's wishing everyone gets what they desire.

Have you been watching the news that's been told in our facebook group? Rick has produced yet another book. This time it's colouring books for adults, available from an Amazon website near you. Just do a search for Rick St Dennis in the Amazon site and see what pops up.
Rick is also selling 100 limited edition copies of this first one, "The Day of the Dead", from his Zibbet store.
Each hand signed and numbered copy will also feature a hand coloured section AND a little hand done sketch so your book will be a special one of a kind memento commemorating the first of Rick's colouring books.
Book number two is well under way as well - Rhinestones, Furs and Feathers - this will be a little spicy in a Parisian way according to the man himself.
Get on over to facebook for the news as it breaks and there's a freebie colouring page to be downloaded for your personal enjoyment as well.

Onto this month's Progressive challenge......
Using the specified image "Helen's August Mouse" we'd love to see your projects linked to Mr Linky so that we can come visit your blog. Those of you that took part in the first part in July should have had your free copy by now. For those that missed out - you can still buy her from the store.
Team B are hosting this last part and they have produced some wonderful pieces to inspire.
If you want to see Team A's versions from the beginning of the month - click here.

Sue 

Crafting Vicky


Donna









Fun in the Sun - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


Mr Linky's tab is to be found at the top to save everyone having to search for it.
Have fun
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