Sunday, August 10, 2014

Garden Sprite Giggles

Garden Sprite Giggles

I love,love,love this image. A cheeky little Sprite going about her gardening work so happy to be out in the sunshine. I have printed Giggles onto neenah and coloured her with promarkers. The countryside background is from mcs. The unusual frame a freebie from Craft Artist 2. The stencil, shadow and flowers were also made in CA2For more details please visit my blog. Sue x

Friday, August 8, 2014

August Poppy ~ Altered Board Book

Hi everyone! It's Bonnie Irvine here today. I had a chance to play with another one of Rick's gorgeous hat ladies and my altered children's board book. This is the third spread I've completed with these Hat Ladies representing each month of the year. This one is called August Poppy and can be found in Rick's Zibbet shop along with many other fabulous hat ladies.

I coloured Poppy with Prismacolor pencils along with a few Faber-Castell Polychromos. Yellow acrylic paint was used to dot the centers. She was then cut out, matted in black, and popped up on foam tape. Love her beautiful face and poppies are one of my favourite flowers.

The background was covered with dark gray Authentique designer paper which has a subtle charcoal damask pattern on it. It seemed elegant enough for Poppy. Scraps of other gray and gold papers were cut or punched into circles, squares, and rectangles, and faux stitched with a black Micron. The one long gray striped strip was left unstitched on purpose. I like that it is different and a little unexpected. The shapes were arranged into pleasing (to me) groupings and adhered to the pages, repeating the patterns on both sides for continuity and flow. A larger gray scrap was cut with an Alterations Cameo die to frame Poppy.

White gesso was used to create patten through TCW's Mini Textured Stencil and script was stamped randomly using Jet Black Archival ink. Small red butterflies were punched to create a visual triangle with the poppies on the hat forming the third angle. This helps the eye move around the spread connecting the three spots of red. A chipboard butterfly was stamped with the same script stamp, given a photo turn body, and adhered to the top right corner, bringing the butterfly theme to the second page.

The sentiment was computer generated and printed on white cardstock. Each segment was matted in black and popped up on foam for added dimension. Doodling was used to frame the spread and outline the various shapes. Flat black pearls were added to the punched butterflies.

Thanks for visiting today. Poppy and I both appreciate it. For more inspiration using Rick's fabulous images, fun challenges, and some wonderful sharing of projects and knowledge, come and visit:

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Bitsy on the Beach revisited

Such a little cutie. Bitsy is on holiday and has sent a postcard. Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. Coloured image them imported into Craft Artist 2 where I used the 'Beaches' kit to produce the frame, embellishments, background etc. I hope you have a moment to visit my blog for more details. Sue x

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Garden Sprite Chortles

by Rick St. Dennis

I love this little sprite. I have coloured and framed a set of them already but felt it was time to post about them again. 'Chortles' has been printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers. I imported the image in to Craft Artist 2 to remove the white background. I then used 'Berry Pie' to make the background, frame, embellishments and script.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Esmeralda in the Woods

One of Rick's gypsy ladies. I have coloured this free spirit several times now and each time she looks so different. Esmeralda is printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers. I imported the image into Craft Artist 2 where I removed the background whiteness. I also imported the woodland. The faux stitching, the rope frame and the flowers were added.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Hi everyone! It's Bonnie here. Have you seen the posting on the RSD Digi Fans & Friends Facebook page about the current challenge that Rick St. Dennis is running? His latest theme is mermaidsuse any of his mermaid images or change one of his images into a mermaid to create a project. Well, seeing all of those fabulous mermaid projects being posted on FB has inspired me to play with one myself and hopefully provide you with a little more inspiration. 

I chose to colour the gorgeous image called Lemuria which can be found in Rick's Zibbet shop here or his Etsy shop hereI coloured her with Prismacolor her luxurious hair and scales. I fussy cut her and matted her with black cardstock before popping Lemuria up with foam tape.

The background for the card started with a white card base and a section from Me & My Big Ideas Low Tide stack. This paper has a bit of shimmer in the pearlized writing and starfish. It was matted in black and then loose weave burlap was adhered over the bottom on the diagonal. 

Lemuria was positioned over top and her stash was adhered to the "netting". There is a pocket watch brad, a key charm, a hand mirror charm, shells and pearls. Three sand dollars from paper ribbon were also added to the card as well as three Dew Drop bubbles.

Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate your fine company and Lemuria is always delighted to show off her collection of trinkets from passing and sunken ships. For more inspiration using Rick's fabulous images, fun challenges including the details of Rick's mermaid challenge, and some wonderful sharing of projects and knowledge, come and visit:

our Facebook group
our Airless Chambers blog
our Rick St Dennis Gallerie
our Tuts and Comments blog

Hope to see you there.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Nap Time with extra mice

I'm loving this image... perfect for the busy man in your life. Printed onto neenah, coloured with promarkers then imported into Serif to remove the white background of the main image. The wall of clocks and the floor were also imported into Serif and melded with the main image. The sentiment was then added and the whole thing exported back into my craft studio for a watermark. For more details please visit my blog. Sue x
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