Saturday, February 28, 2015

Needing a much bigger handbag ladies...

I do love this lady. I printed her onto neenah card and coloured her with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. At the moment I love to make backgrounds for the images and this one I built up with items from Mischief Circus developed in Craft Artist 2. There are more details on my blog if you have a moment to visit me. Sue x

Friday, February 27, 2015

Carnival With Paint and Feathers

Hi, Croms here with a little project. Well, not quite so little. A 30x40cm canvas.
Painted with DecoArt paints and products featuring the gorgeous Carnival 2015 image.
and a close up of our sparkly beauty
for details on how I made this - feel free to visit my blog

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Russian Style ...

...  Hello!  It's Deborah here with you this morning, here's another in my Hat Lady series.  I think these images are just fab and I have so much fun colouring them, here she is:

Hello Friend - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

This image is called 1914 Russian Style Hat and you can find her at Rick's Zibbet shop.  You can find many more glamorous hat ladies at both Zibbet and Esty.  I tend to keep these cards quite clean and simple in design, with pretty papers and allowing the image to be the focal point.  For more information about this card - go to my blog here.

If you've not been to the Zibbet shop for a while - it's well worth a visit - the thumbnails displays are so beautiful - check them out!  That's all for now.  See you soon.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Twighlight Fairy Wishes

Hi everyone today Im sharing a card that I made using the Rick St Dennis MFA image Twighlight Fairy. I started off with a purple base card and then matted it with an orange/red paper from Kaiser Craft, I then added a scenery paper from Do Crafts Papermania. I printed out my fairy and then coloured her with copic markers in my favourite colours and then fussy cut her out and popped her up with foam tape. To finish off I added some mushrooms from Kaiser Craft collectables and a greeting attached with purple organza ribbon.
The copic markers that I used are, E000,E00,E02,R20,BV11,BV13,BV17,BV20,BV23,BV25,BV29
To find this image here is the link Twighlight Fairy
You may also want to check out my blog Deb Vee's Craft Place

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Morning Goddess Deb I hate Mr Alarm Clock

Introducing a Rick St Dennis Stamp made for me by the name of Morning Goddess Deb - I hate Mr Alarm Clock. Rick had a contest for a new goddess and he liked my idea.
To make this card I printed the Deb Goddess twice, and then coloured with copic markers I fussy cut one of the images out so I could pop it up with foam tape. I started with a pearl coloured base card then matted in blue and then with a happy birthday paper from cre8tive. I then cut a strip of pink card  and matted it with some pink dot paper and some clock paper from kaiser craft. I then tied some pink floss around that and stuck all this to the base card. I matted my goddess with blue card and stuck that to my card with double sided tape. I made the sentiment on the computer, added some gems and put some flock on the slippers so that they would be fluffy.
These are the copic markers that I used:
Here is the link for the image: Morning Goddess Deb
and heres the link to my blog Deb Vee's Craft Place

Friday, February 20, 2015

Palm Court Hat Lady

Today I have a traditional card to share with you.  I totally LOOOOOVE Rick St-Dennis' hat ladies.  I just think they are so very elegant.  And they make some great cards that can be offered for so many different age group.

The one that I'm sharing today is Palm Court Hat Lady and I went all out with this card!  Over the top embellishments compared to my regular style... But I kept this fairly monochromatic so I think it really worked.  And I used colors on her that I would not normally use...

I love coloring those faces!!!  They are so beautiful and elegant.  This one was done with copics :)  Yup can't seem to use anything else...

What do you think?  Is she elegant?  Did I do her justice? If you want to see how I made it check out my post 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  Friday!!!!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Flowers & bees Mixed media ATB

Hi there. It's Bonnie here today with a mixed media artist trading block. I have been fascinated with these since I first saw them. They are cubes of different sizes with five or six (if you do the bottom) slices of real estate for altering and showcasing wonderful RSD images. This particular one is 3.25" on all sides...I knew just what I wanted to feature, too.

I coloured all of the images with Prismacolor pencils, adding in a few Polychromos for the skin shading. The flowers are from the Clippings series: Clippings Rose B; Clippings Rose C; Clippings Daisy, Clippings Shasta Daisy. The bees are Standing Busy Bee Kid and Seated Busy Bee Kid. The flowers remind me of Alice in Wonderland's garden and the bees just make me smile. I fussy cut them all and then matted each in black cardstock trimming them out a second time. The wings of the bees were coated with Diamond Stickles for a little sparkle.

The ATBs that I purchased came as 2 flat, scored, and cut pieces of mat board. I spritzed the good sides with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays in Hottie Patottie Hot Pink, Marigold Yellow Orange, and Yellow Rose of Texas. The colours were allowed to blend and drip which I facilitated by tipping the mat board in different directions. I also picked up some of the over spray off my craft mat to create splotches.Great shimmer from these inks. I love being messy! Background stamping was done with some texture stamps and Ranger Magenta Hue and Brilliance Rocket Red Gold. White embossing paste was scraped through TCW Halftone borders stencil. Then the pieces were folded along the score lines, the edges coloured with Big brush pens, and the flaps glued in place to create the cube.

Originally I was going to place one image on each of the six sides but I couldn't bear to choose an image for the bottom which would be hidden. Instead I combined the two roses on the top section. Green grass was die cut and applied to the bottom of each side so the images were grounded (pun intended). A few punched flowers were added to the grass on each side and the centers were dotted with black Pearl pen. TH rub-ons were added to the bee panels. Some black splatter dots were stamped randomly on each side to finish them off.

I love this fun little ATB. The bees make the flowers happy, the flowers make the bees happy, and they all make me happy. I can't help but smile when I look at it. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope they made you happy, too.


Monday, February 16, 2015

vintage card

I have made a card using one of Rick's Hat ladies, she is called 1935 hat (yep I agree not a very ladylike name lol)

anyway thoght vintage ws the best way to go, so distressed and made it look old, gave it some pearls and feathers bcause I thought the hatlady would like that and voila, a vintage card it is

the image is coloured using faber castell polychromos pencils

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Progressive challenge - Month two - Midway post

Well the gremlins in Blogger ate the work of last night and I've got to remember all that I typed in then .....arrrgghhhhh.    Oh well ... here goes

We're into the final stretch of the Progressive challenge - it began with the Anything Goes back in January and those that took part in that chapter would have received this little cutie for February. Only if they'd emailed Mo for it though.  The recap of the rules can be found in the right hand sidebar and the first post of this month's EDT inspiration.

Don't forget the other bites of the cherry to win more images .....
Over in the Facebook Group there are currently two other challenges - the Colouring challenge and the Art challenge. The current ones are due to end on the 16th February but more will follow. You'll just have to go join us in Facebook to find out more, find out the newer links and to enter your art.

Time for the second post with Team B and their inspirational projects using the String of Hearts Fairy image. You can find it in Rick's Zibbet and Etsy shops. Whilst you're there, why not check out the other fairies, they're adorable.


Fiona R

Lady B

Fly High - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Mr Linky is still sitting in his own page to make it easier to find him. So go back up to the top and find him. Looking forward to seeing those projects. Have fun

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Buttons and bows- vintage dress form

Hi there everyone, Rachel with you here today with a sepia monochrome make !
This card uses the fabulous 'Buttons and bows dress form- available on Zibbet. 

I coloured the dressform entirely using copics and made a vintage style card with it. for a full range of products used you can check out my Blog
thanks for looking!


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Love is all you need

Hi all. It's Bonnie here today with a Valentine's mixed media piece using one of Rick's new motifs. These are so fun to colour. You could easily make it look different each time you coloured it. This particular one is called Valentine Tangle - elements digi. How fabulous would this look on a card, too.

I coloured the motif with Prismacolor pencils and added some dots with a white paint pen and black Micron. I fussy cut the image leaving a narrow white border, then matted it with a black border as well as a white one, fussy cutting in between each layer. Yep! Lots of Foam dots were applied to the back of the image.

The background began as a rectangle of white mixed media paper. I was experimenting with some new colour combos of Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays so I combined Witch's Potion Purple, Autumn's Maple Crimson, and Hottie Patottie Hot Pink along with a little water. I tilted the piece every which way to get blending and drips. After drying the first layer, the background was dipped into the over-spray numerous times, drying between dunks. White embossing paste was scraped through Memory Box's Stars Starry Night stencil and allowed to dry thoroughly. The stars were outlined with a black pen.

Because I was humming the song referenced in the sentiment on the image the whole time I was creating, I had to add some torn pieces of vintage sheet music to the background. It just seemed so fitting. I smeared a little gesso over the sheet music to embed it a little but also used a Stabilo pencil to outline parts so they were on top. The image was adhered over the top with a length of cheesecloth sandwiched between the image and the background. It provided awesome texture, framed the image,  and provided a bit of white to rest the eyes from the busy piece. A white chipboard heart was stamped with some distressed dots and tucked under the image.

To finish up, a border was doodled with black pen and dotted with white to repeat the dots in the image. More of the song lyrics were added with a Dymo labeller. After adding black Big Brush pen to the edges of the background, mats of white and black were added to repeat the matting around the image as well as providing contrast and a neutral border for the eye to take a break from the busy bits.

Thanks for popping by today. I appreciate your awesome company. Be sure to check out our Progressive Challenge here on Sparkle and Glitter as well as our Facebook contest. We would love to see what you are creating with Rick St. Dennis images.

Friday, February 6, 2015


Eek (parachuting mouse)
Fred (Little mouse on the right
Lovely peace and quiet. Printed onto neenah card and coloured with promarkers. The background is from Mischief Circus who have a section of the most amazing papers.. I adore these rooms! Just one little scene frames Rick's gorgeous images beautifully...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Rick's facebook group
Isn't she fabulous!!! This lady is dancing like no-one is watching... complete beauty and confidence.
I always use neenah card when I print off digital images as I find it works well with promarkers. I always use a computer program called Craft Artist 2 to finish off my projects as I am hopeless at fussy cutting and I'm sure I would end up trimming off a finger or two.
I hope you have a moment to visit my blog where I post all my projects. Sue xx

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Original Morning Goddess ....

....  Morning all - it's Deborah here with you today.  Most of my recent cards have either featured the elegant Hat ladies or the fun turtles; I like how Rick draws images in sets.  Well, I found another of Rick's sets recently and I had lots of fun with her:

Rule the World - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

This image is called The Original Morning Goddess - and she's great!  You can find out full details of my card at my blog, here.  You can find this image and several variation on the Morning Goddess theme at Rick's Esty and Zibbet shops.  I used my favourite colours on the image and then found paper from my stash to match. 

I think part of the reason I like this image so much, is that she reminds me of me!  The first thing I do in the morning, well okay second, is to make a large cup of coffee.  I don't function well without that shot of caffeine!

I think you're going to see more Morning Goddess cards - they really are fun!  That's all for now - see you soon.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Progressive Challenge - month two

Well, by now most of you know how this little Progressive challenge of ours has been working. For those that need a refresher, it's really easy - the first month has been "Anything Goes" and those that entered into that part got the necessary image to be used free of charge. Those of you that are wanting to join in for the second part - the image is available to buy from the shop. At the end of the second month, those people that entered into the fun will be put into the hat and Mr Random will do his bit and choose a prize winner. For those that joined in part one and are yet to receive the image, please email Mo.
The members of the EDT are in two teams and Team A will bring you their version in the first part of the month, Team B in hot pursuit on the 15th with yet more inspiration (if you find yourself needing it).

Don't forget about our Facebook Art Challenge. The current one ends 2nd February and another will be following soon after. Also news of another, very exiting challenge is coming - one where your skill will be tested, our RSD Coloring Contest. No Mr Random involved. Get on over to the Facebook group  and click on the Events tab for all the info.

So Team A's turn, with some of the Facebook EDT joining us as they couldn't resist this little cutie
(it's the beginning of the second part)


Aletha Jane




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