Monday, September 15, 2014

Progressive challenge reminder

Hi everyone.
 Welcome back to the half way reminder post of our progressive challenge . Same rules as before, you must use an image from either of Rick's Etsy or Zibbet stores to qualify going onto the next round.
 It's an Anything Goes
So, show us what you can do.  Use one of the many images that Rick has in store, there also are some awesome new released images, Link up your project so that we can leave you some nice comments

There are some new ways to win prizes too, Show your work using a RSD image on the Rick St.dennis fans and friends group, or get chosen as pick of the week.

Also Rick will be sponsoring Kit and Clowder next weekend, so check that out as well.

We in the EDT have made up some projects to, hopefully, inspire you.

Karen made this using the new Cindy image

Can't wait to see your creations!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

What A Lot We Got

A lot of new images - all in one day!
Rick St Dennis has been on a mega roll - that pen and he have been smooooooooking. 
How many new images have come into being? 
Well the EDT have been hard pushed to keep up and provide you with some coloured examples for sure. That's one man versus nine gals (loosely termed as we're all young at heart).
Also, have you seen the news that Rick announced on his blog last Sunday? If you missed it hop on over and read it. So much going on, it's no wonder that we're all super excited.

As I said - us Gals of the EDT have been hard pushed to keep up and the images are being released into the shops at Zibbet and Etsy. This is in addition to the four that were released last week as a little tease.
Here's just a taster.............
For your convenience the links are colour coded
Blue for Zibbet
Red for Etsy

If you're seeing this today - Saturday 13th September - head on over to our Facebook group and join in some of the fun where there will be some free images up for grabs

Teresa using Freddie Fullmoon or Freddie Fullmoon

Bonnie using Cindy or Cindy
Bonnie using Tippy TinPail or Tippy Tinpail
Bonnie using Meena Vampyr or  Meena Vampyr

Monique using Freddie Fullmoon or Freddie Fullmoon

Aletha using “Flower Girl” or Flower Girl
Aletha using “Rapunzel” or Rappunzel
Aletha using Cindy or Cindy

Helen with one of last week's roll-out - in case you missed it
Zombie Boy or Zombie boy
Goddess of Youth 0r Goddess of Youth
Icon or Icon
Sadie or Sadie

Monique with 2 images of last weeks roll out, in case you missed them
Krazy Queen 2 or Krazy Queen 2
Halloween Turtle or Halloween Turtle
and the new images
Deborah or Deborah
Debbie or Debbie
Billie or Billie

Karen played with some of the new images too
Here is Cindy or Cindy
Flower Girl or Flower Girl
Freddie Fullmoon or Freddie Fullmoon
Meena Vampyr or Meena Vampyr
and last but not least Zombie Boy along with a card

Lady B using Zombie Boy Or Zombie Boy
Lady B using Aurelia Gardenpatch Fairy or Aurelia Gardenpatch


Thursday, September 11, 2014

1880 Hat

Hi there! It's Bonnie here today. I carved out some time to complete the last two page spread in my altered children's book featuring some of Rick St. Dennis' fabulous hat ladies. All that's left now are the covers and I have a plan!

For this spread I chose to colour this gorgeous image called 1880 Hat which can be found in Rick's Zibbet shop. I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils, dotting the centers of the violets with yellow paint. Marybelle (she told me her name) was then fussy cut and matted in black to help her stand out and strengthen the image for popping up on foam tape.

The background began by adhering textured designer paper to the gessoed spread with gel medium. Text printed designer paper was torn and adhered to the background. White gesso was spread across the paper to knock the pattern back somewhat. Stencilling was done on the same paper with Magenta Hue Archival ink applied with a make-up sponge through Memory Box's Rings and Puddles stencil. White gesso was pounced through a graduated circles stencil. Mini hearts were punched from gold paper which I eventually painted metallic silver and added to opposite corners.

I wanted to frame Marybelle but didn't have a pre-cut frame in the right colour so I flipped one over and added Watering Can Archival ink to it with a make-up sponge. I love how it came out mottled...couldn't have achieved that look on purpose but will gladly accept the happy accident. I matted the inside of the frame with black cardstock and added vellum to mute the background behind her. Four enamel dots were added to the corners and the sentiment was computer generated, matted in black, and popped up on foam tape.

The other sentiment, a quote by CoCo Chanel,  was also computer generated and printed on gray cardstock, matted with black. It was faux stitched, popped up on foam tape, and given two tiny doilies as accents. A harlequin border was cut from gray patterned paper and divided into two segments. Both were faux stitched, inked around the edges, and popped up on foam tape before being adhered to each page.

Three paper flowers attached to the top left corner were given enamel dot centers and tiny leaves to balance out the design and provide a little softness. The pages were completed by adding lots of black doodling, Magenta and Black Big Brush pen to the edges, and some pencil shading next to some of the stencilling and patterned paper.

Thanks so much for joining Marybelle with her 1880 Hat and me today. Please, come back for the front and back covers which will complete this altered book. Did you read all about the big events that Rick and the EDT have planned for the weekend and the coming weeks? You can check it out on Rick's blog post or stay tuned to our Facebook group for more details. We are so excited...hope you'll join us!

Life is good: so is art.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Buttons and Bows

by Rick St. Dennis
I just wanted to try out some ideas today. I love this image and this is part of a very large collection of images, borders and corners all on one sheet and I must say... I have used every single image on this sheet for several different projects. I printed this lovely lady onto neenah and coloured her with promarkers.

Craft Artist tutorial
 The coloured image was then imported into Craft Artist 2 and the white background was removed. I clicked onto Photolab and chose Sepia (It changed the image colours to sepia on the small screen)  then I clicked on OK. A box appeared which read Would you like to commit filters in the trial zone? I clicked on Yes and it brought me back to the workspace, this time with a lovely sepia image. I added a plain brown material behind the image just to show the image off beautifully.
For more details please visit my blog. Sue x

Monday, September 8, 2014

Turtles on Parade!

I've been playing with the Turtle Collection by Rick St Dennis...You may have seen the card I made featuring Artemis The Sunday Painter. He is adorable and has a whole set of friends ready to celebrate different occasions with you. I thought it would be nice to see them all together in one place!
Here's a quick reminder of what Artemis looks like:

He is available here:
On to his friends now...
First we have the romantic Valentine Turtle:

He is available here:
Next is the cute Easter Turtle....

You can find him here:
What about the cheeky Channukah Turtle?....

You can buy him here:
....or maybe the festive Christmas Turtle:

He is available here:
The newest addition to the family is the spooky Halloween Turtle..

He is available here:
There are over 900 images in Rick's Zibbet shop, something for everyone with new images being added regularly.
Don't forget to join the RSD Facebook Fan Group which you can find here. There are fun and games going on over there.
For more information on some of the exciting things coming up, pay a visit to Rick St Dennis MFA.

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