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.


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!!!!


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!!
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.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Dave The Diver Fathers Day Card

Hey ya everyone today I'm sharing another one of Rick St Dennis's Blokes. This digi is Dave the Diver and I have made him into another Fathers Day Card.
I started with a square white card blank stamping Happy Fathers Day on it in red ink and then drawing a border around the card with a black marker.  I then coloured Dave with copic markers and then cut him out. I popped him up with double sided foam tape. For a bit of fun I added some goggly eyes on the swim ring.
Here are the colours that I used:
To find Dave the Diver here is the linkDave the Diver
To see some more of my creations heres the link to my blog Deb Vee's Craft Place

Monday, July 13, 2015

Fathers Day Clive

Have you seen all the new blokes over at Rick St Dennis Mfa? Today Im sharing one of them named Clive. These digi stamps are so versatile for many occasions. Ive made mine into a Fathers Day card. Ive done my usual CAS style as I wanted the image to really stand out. To make my card I started with a square white card blank. I stamped a Fathers Day sentiment in red ink and drew a border around the edge of the card with a black marker. I coloured clive in with copic markers and then fussy cut....yep it was fussy cutting especially around that little daffodil. I then popped it up with double sided tape for dimension.
The colours that I used are:
To find this stamp here is the direct link Clive
 You may want to check out some of my other projects so here is the link to my blog

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Hi all, 

It's Lynda here with my latest card to share. 

I had so much fun today searching through over 1000 images over at Rick St Dennis Zibbet shop. The great thing about it is every time you look you see something new.

I wanted to make something girly and cute and that when I spotted Isabella Dance Recital

If you like Miss Isabella as much as I do you can see her in the Zibbet shop dressed for other occasions too. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Adjust Your Broom

Hi all. It's Bonnie here today. As part of the fabulous digi sheet called Bonnie's Celestial Collection, Rick created this fabulous wind cloud image. I searched through his collection of over 1200 images on Zibbet and found so many that would combine beautifully with it, finally settling on this awesome witch called Dust Witch. I love the story that the two images tell with the wind trying to get the best of her and Dusty standing right up to him.

I coloured both images with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. I chose muted  'dusty colours' for the witch which is unusual for me but seemed to work. They were then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, and matted with black to define them and lend strength when they were popped up on foam tape.

The background began as a  5.25 x 8 inch rectangle of black cardstock which was embossed with a swirl folder to mimic the dust flying about and repeat the pattern on the wind cloud.. The raised embossing was then highlighted with Treasure Silver, Copper, and Gold applied with my fingers. It has a gorgeous gleam and the light reflects off the swirls beautifully.

The black embossed rectangle was matted first with silver foil cardstock and then plain black cardstock. While I find it difficult to capture the shine, it's very cool in real life. The sentiment, a twist on the original which advises adjusting our sails, was computer generated, printed on white cardstock, and edged with Vintage Photo Distress ink to fit in with the dusty dirty theme. The segments were adhered to the background with foam tape and I called it done.

Thanks for joining Dusty, Mr. Wind, and me today. We are happy you dropped by. I can't wait to use more of those fabulous celestial images on another creation..or two...or three...LOL


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Progressive Challenge July

Good morning everyone.
Well summer is supposed to have started. For many of you, if the pics on the TV and facebook are true, I can see it has. Here, in this corner of Scotland, it's been rather miserable. The weather people say we'll get our summer today. How many hours is still up for debate. You never can tell whether the winter coat is going to be needed here even if the rest of the country is sweltering in a heatwave. 
Enough of my ramblings about the weather and on with the announcement that some have been waiting for............
The winner of the last Progressive Challenge, where the image MisterTea had to be used,

Anne Mills 
with this delightful gift Tea bag holder
Please contact Rick with your choice of image from the Zibbet Shop

If you were lucky enough to have been joining in with us on Facebook, you might well have been one of the recipients of Rick's massive freebie giveaway for his colouring challenge. If not , well get on over this month. Bastille Day is a very important date to be putting in your calendar as it marks another very momentous anniversary. Want to know more? Well Facebook is where you have to be to find out....... "wink, wink"

Team A is starting off this next Progressive Challenge and it's another "Anything Goes", as long you use an image from the vast collection that is available. The Zibbet shop has well over 1200 images now and the savings made by using this shop are passed onto you by Rick. If you prefer to use Etsy then that's your choice but the range is not nearly as extensive.
Mr Linky, as usual is on his own page - take a look up top - so no one will have to go searching through loads of posts and there's a whole month for you to dream up and create something. Those that enter this month will get the next month's compulsory image free. What are you waiting for?

Fiona H
using Let It Snow Burlesquephant

Helen/Croms using the one of the skull collection  images and 
images that were previously in rubber - now in digi
Panels that make up a desk tidy

Looking forward to seeing your projects
Thank you for taking time to join us all.
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