Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Who's been painting my white roses red?

Hi there Everyone! Rachel here today to give you some inspiration in the form of a card using Q of H 2015 who is available in Rick's Zibbet store
I just love the look on her face.. she does seem like she's thinking about whether she want's to tell her guards to take off your head!
I'm having fun this month with lots of the wonderland themed digis in store... you may be able to tell ;)
who is next up I wonder?

for more information about what I used to make this card please take a look on my Blog :)
Rachel xx

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Magical Unicorn

I love magical and mystical creatures and Rick St Dennis Mfa has that covered her has so many awesome digs. Today I have chosen to make a card out of his Unicorn. I started out with a mint green base card, and then matted in purple. I then added a glittery butterfly card from Kaiser Craft and added some lace. I then Die cut a purple circle and then another Kaiser Craft paper. I coloured my Unicorn and then fussy cut it out and popped it up with double sided tape. I added a sentiment and a couple of gems to finish off. Im really happy how this turned out, Im going to give it to my sister for her birthday.
Heres the colours that I used:
Here is the direct link to this magical image Unicorn
Also why not check out my blog to see what else Ive been up to Deb Vees Craft Place

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Snow Family - Crafting Vicky

I'm trying to stay ahead of the game!  Yup I know we are only in the month of May but soon enough it will be Christmas.... the big "C" word.... so I did a card for the progressive challenge and today I'm sharing with you another sweet little Christmas card.

For this card I used the awesome Snow family sheet 1 there are so many fabulous images on this sheet!
I thought that she should take the center fold of this so I left this really really CAS!  I think this fabulous snow lady needs to steel the show.

Here's a closer look at  the snow lady barely colored with my copics.
If you want more details on this check out my blog here.

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

Have a fabulous Sunday!!!!


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Coffee Monsters ~ Altered Board Book

Hi all. It's Bonnie here today. I have started yet another altered children's board book using images from Rick St. Dennis. This one will follow a coffee theme and will feature several of Rick's cute monsters because I am a monster without my morning coffee...and I am not alone! Besides, I love these guys. They are so fun!

The star of the first two page spread is the cute monster called Swixtus. He was coloured with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. He was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and then matted with black cardstock. Swixtus was then popped up on foam dots for dimension and Glossy Accents was added to his eyes.

I began by sanding each page as well as the covers and then putting gesso on each spread. That is the tedious part because there is drying time and sometimes multiple coats depending upon how saturated the original colour was. Washi tape was adhered to the center line between the pages and then covered with gesso. For the first spread, brown Neocolor II watercolour crayons were  scribbled over the gesso and activated with water. This didn't give me the depth of colour that I was looking for so I topped that with Vintage Photo Distress stain. Yep, that did it! Jet Black and Coffee Archival inks were sponged through Sheena Douglass' Distress Grid stencil. White gesso was pounced through TCW's Tiny Circles stencil to apply more random pattern.

Coffee themed digital paper was cut into a rectangle and edged with Vintage Photo, then edged with black Big Brush pen. This and a scrap of a corrugated coffee sleeve were layered behind Swixtus and lined with black Big Brush pen. A small fussy cut clock ('cause it's always coffee time) was added to that vignette. To create a nod to  the sentiment, travel themed washi tape was adhered to white cardstock and added to the background. The sentiment was printed on white cardstock, edged with black. It was then attached to a coffee cup cut from French book text coloured using gelatos and Inktense pencil. The coffee cup started as Rick's Pencil Cup image which was used as a template. Another piece of the coffee sleeve was added under the cup and a coffee bean image was fussy cut and layered over both. The page was finished by die cutting a scalloped border from black and red cardstock. This border was split into two sections and adhered to each page. Black letter stickers were added to each section. A little outlining and edging of the pages with Black Big Brush pen completed the spread.

Thanks so much for joining Swixtus and me today. We're happy that you did that...and that you waited until we had our first fill up of coffee. We're so much more sensible after that. Stay tuned for more of Swixtus' friends when I post next week.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Midway Reminder for the May Progressive Challenge

Good Morning everyone
We have reached the half way mark of this first month Progressive Challenge and with that comes Team B (plus a few extras) with their inspirational projects.  I think you'll agree, there are many different styles here, all wonderful.
If you want to see the makes from Team A to remind yourselves, they can be found here.

A bit of C&P from that post, in case you don't make it that far
The normal Art Challenge in our Facebook Group is having a short break at the moment because Rick is hosting his own mini challenge. Rick will judge the entries and the prize will be ONE CUSTOM digi made JUST for YOU!!!! Get out your best colouring and your crafty goodies and make a TAG---it MUST say
"Summer is FINE BUT I'm ready for Halloween"
He will be judging on originality, colour, composition, texture and Outside the box thinking-design elements will get extra points (pockets, windows, shakers etc)-there will be ONE winner announced on JUNE 1, 2015 - OK crafters, start your engines.....
There is a special folder in the groups' picture gallery for your entries to be posted. Looking forward to seeing those entries.

If you need any inspiration don't forget there are another couple of sister blogs,  
Airless Chambers and our "How2blog as well with hints and tips on how some of the EDT created a small selection of their projects.

On to the Progressive Challenge for this month.
The theme is 
Anything Goes with a Rick St Dennis image

Plenty of images to choose from if you don't have one in your stash; both from the Zibbet store (where there now over 1000 images to choose from) and the Etsy store.

Onto Team B's projects
using Lavish- 0n Zibbett and Etsy
Privateer (pirate woman)

So Chic on Zibbet and Etsy



Deb Vee  using Minnau

Just a Note - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Mr Linky is on his own page here

Have fun everyone

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fairytales Do Come True.

Good Morning Fiona R here today with a card I made using this Fabulous Fairy Image from Rick's Zibbet store- Cricket.

I coloured her using copics  then fussy cut and added her to a layer of black cardstock and fssy cut her again to make her pop off the card. For more details on how this came together check out my BLOG.

Fiona xx.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mon Amie ....

.... Good Afternoon.  I'm so, so late with this post - sorry guys!  I'll tell you the story at the end.  In the meantime, here's the card I made today:

Mon Amie - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I've used one of Rick's gorgeous Randi Dandi images that are available exclusively at I Brake for Stamps.  This image is called Mardi Gras Beads and she's just gorgeous.  I decided on a tropical theme for two reasons (1) we're having rather tropical weather here with high temps, lots of humidity and thunderstorms and (2) this fabulous design paper with hot tropical colours and flowers! Full details of the card can be found on my blog - Deborah's Gems

So, the reason this card is late is because I made a silly mistake this morning as I was putting the finished touches to the image!  I coloured the image, cut it out and then decided to add lots of sparkle to the mask and jewellery with my clear Wink of Stella brush.  But, instead of using the clear brush, I used the WHITE brush.  You can see in the photo below that it just didn't work out:

Mon Amie mistake - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

You can see that the mask and jewellery all have a light white coating, almost like a layer of chalk.  So, I have to say sorry to my team mates for the lateness of this post, but I made a boo-boo!  I wasn't able to fix the mistake until now, as I've spent the day with my family celebrating Mother's Day.

I hope that all my US friends have had a wonderful Mother's Day.  That's all for now!
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