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Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Progressive Challenge

Good Morning everyone
We, in the EDT, are hoping that you are enjoying your summer and are all fired up for the second and final part of this progressive challenge. If you joined in with the first part, you will be entitled to claim from Monique the image that is required for this installment. If you didn't.... well it's available from the shop, an image that was originally created for a perpetual calendar and has, to this day, received more than a couple of favourable reviews. We're looking forward to all those variations that you all manage to come up with.

Have you visited our facebook group lately? There's been a few things going on and so many inspirational projects have been seen from you all out there. A sight for sore eyes for sure. It's from this source that the EDT tend to choose their "Pick of the Week" for Rick's little challenge that is ongoing. You all get to choose for yourselves which is YOUR favourite project. The final winner gets the prize.


Now for this month and Team A kick the month off.. Kids not in school and under your feet for another few weeks. You managing to keep them occupied? Nothing works better than a few "art and craft" sessions to spark so many imaginations. Turning bits of "junk" into masterpieces with a few dabs of glue and some paint, or getting the colouring pencils out and have them create a journal about what they have done in their time off. Maybe you have been away on a holiday with them? A scrapbook about their travels will enable them to look back in years to come and relive the magic. This image is just right for the setting to bring those memories flooding back.


                                                       


Mo

Lynda


As you can see - a lot of the EDT had similar ideas but they all look so different.
Let's see your version.
Mr Linky still has his own tab - saves on all that searching, though it would be great if you did go looking back at all the fabulous projects posted this month and leave some love

See you soon

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Original Morning Goddess


Hi, it's Donna here.  Yeah, that's me in curlers, robe and slippers with a cat at my feet and a cup of??? The image is The Original Morning Goddess by RSD MFA and she's still my fave. Look at that 'tude!  Lots more Goddesses though, in Rick's Zibbet Shop.   Be sure to check them out.  She just begged for a snarky sentiment, don'tcha think? I've made a fairly CAS card because of all the flocking and paper piecing I did.  Just some simple matting, some DP and a few buttons for interest.
  

First she's printed on white card stock, with the computer generated sentiment and colored with Copics. I've flocked the robe by then printing the fabric on pink card stock and running it through my Xyron face down.  I find that even when flocking with a color, having the image colored makes for a more even coverage. Then I printed the image in white again and fussy cut the cuffs (including the left hand) and tie belt and ran them through the Xyron as well. One more printing for the left hand again, which I colored with Copics and placed it on top, then I adhered the white parts to the pink and then sprinkled the whole thing with white Fun Flock. It softened the pink color a bit and fuzzied up the white as well but the hand had no adhesive so it remained unflocked.  
This does mute the digi lines, but you can regain a bit of detail using a fine stylus on the lines and I also used some Prismacolor pencils to add a bit of shading over the flocking.  Don't use your Copics or you'll end up with a mess.



Finally, I colored and fussy cut the kitty and flocked him in gray, but added a fussy cut colored bow before flocking him.  Again, I used a stylus to uncover more of the digi details after flocking.  Then I cut a glitter pom pom in half and kept it together by gluing the cut edge with Glossy accents to add to her slippers. OOps, I almost forgot that I added Glossy Accents to her coffee cup, as well. Such fun details.  Gotta love her and all the Morning Goddesses.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Each Day is a Gift ~ art journal page


Hi everyone. It's Bonnie here today. I had a bit of a play the other day experimenting with both Brushos Crystals and Dylusions paints and created a bunch of backgrounds. Totally mindless and completely for fun. I decided that one of the Brusho backgrounds would be awesome to star Rick St. Dennis' image called You're a Gift.


I coloured her with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils keeping the colours in the same palette as the Brusho Crystal background. She was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and matted with black cardstock. This was trimmed out again and foam tape was applied to the back.


The background started as a 6 x 8 inch rectangle of mixed media paper. Ultramarine and Lime Green Brusho crystals were sprinkled onto the paper and then water was spritzed over that. The results are so cool and unpredictable. The page was tipped to create lovely drips and the TH Spritzer tool was used to create the tiny drips off of the main ones. Once completely dry, white embossing paste was scraped through TCW's Tiny Circles stencil with a palette knife. Jet Black Archival ink was used to stamp Hero Arts Painted Circle in several places. White Dylusions paint was added to a bottle lid and used to stamp the smaller circles.


To give this sweet woman a place to stand, two colours of washi tape were cut into flags and overlapped under her feet. The computer generated sentiment was printed on white paper. The word Unopened was matted with green spritzed cardstock and then all tthe segments were matted with black. They were then popped up on foam tape. A SSS star die was used to cut out a green and a black sketchy star, both of which were layered and offset. White pen was used to accent the star on the background. To finish off the page, a black border was doodled around the edges, black Big Brush pen was brushed against the white edge, and a black mat was added to the background.

Thanks for stopping by today. That in itself is a gift! To see more of Rick's fabulous images, check out his Zibbet shop. To be inspired by other fabulous creations, pop by Rick's Fans & Friends page on Facebook. And remember the Part One of the Progressive Challenge is ongoing until the end of this month so you still have time to play along and earn yourself the free image for Part Two next month.

Bonnie

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Precious pinx

Hello!  I'm totally enjoying my camping right now!!!! But before I left I did make a little card that I knew I would be able to share with you here!

 I actually made a card this time.... it had been FOREVER since I had made one lol  I used the super cute  Precious Pinx.  I left this card really CAS because I really wanted the attention to be on the cutie.  She's going to be sent to my MIL who loves loves loves loves rabbits.


I'm really loving how she came up!  You can see 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, July 18, 2015

Manwai's Birthday Card


It is Manwai's birthday tomorrow and I was looking for an image to suit. Manwai is quite tall, very slim  and Chinese and there is nothing on the market for either him or his job. But. These Blokes of Rick's are so expressive and such fun that I made a little photo frame for him and added him onto a card using Craft Artist 2. Perfect..a fun card and something totally different from anything else he received, and it was very much appreciated. I am certainly going to get these images out and coloured again many times.
Printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. I hope you have lots of fun with the Blokes series..each one is priceless! More details are on my blog here

Thursday, July 16, 2015

altered Palette





Stamps (rubber) used: Painting the Roses Red and Off with your head, designed by Rick St. Dennis and available at I Brake for Stamps here.



Here's my Alice in Wonderland inspired project, It was made for the Alice hop Sponsored by Rick, he made a great sheet of Wonderland elements to go with all Alice themed projects, check it out here




the stamp is stamped directly onto the painted wood,  Base coat is gesso, nxt layer white wash americana acrulics, Stamped using Archival jet black and coloured with polychromos pencils.
next is the rennaisance brown and the interference media fluids
the domino is stamped with the white rabbit from de Stempelwinkel
all kinds of embellies added





Wednesday, July 15, 2015

July Progressive Challenge - Part 2

Good morning every one. Here's hoping the day finds you feeling well and able to do what you do what you want to with time enough to fit everything in........including joining in with this month's Progressive challenge. It is an "Anything Goes" challenge but you have to use a Rick St Dennis image. There are so many images to choose from in the Zibbet shop - over 1200 in fact. So many different genres that you'd find it hard not to find something right up your street. If you can't wait for that short time it takes for Rick to email your images then there's always the direct download at Etsy - but not so much choice. There are also some images available at "I Brake For Stamps" in rubber and digi. Why not try something other than a card? We love to see those boundaries pushed. Try an ATC? or fatbook page? How about a page for your art journal? An altered item? The list goes on..........

If you want to see what Team A made again then you just need to click here. You'll also find plenty of inspiration, along with some friendly chat and helpful advice, if you ask for it, over in our Facebook Group. Rick has promised a little party this month - so get on over there and keep your eyes peeled.

Team B are hosting this last half of this month's challenge and, my oh my, they've produced some gorgeous pieces!!
Sue
using Canton Chic 

Mr Linky, as always, has his own spot up-top - so you don'r have to scroll around looking for him

Thank you for joining us and we look forward to seeing those gorgeous projects.
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