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Friday, February 19, 2016

Carnival Time Down South!

Ole Henri (not pronounced Henry!) love gators and carnival!  The beads, the ladies, the floats, and that food! although where it goes I am not quiet sure!  He is dressed to the nines ready to lead the parades down St. Charles Street clear through to Canal Street down New Orleans way.  I have had my fun at many a parade but those days are behind me as I grow old :) but many fun memories of camping out to be first to catch a coconut thrown from the Zulu parade to beads from the celeb riding on the Krewe of Rex!  So although a little past Mardi Gras this year here is a happy nod to a blast from the past!

Of course, Henri has another name given him by Rick St. Dennis who captured our carnival joy perfectly with this image and it is " Voodoo Skullman" and voodoo is still alive and well in New Orleans and the bayou by the way best believe that!  Henri is colored with Prisma colored pencils and a bargain bin stamp was altered a bit to create the "beads" in the background with Inktense blocks and Gelatos.  The beads and gorgeous gator necklace/ornament for next year! were provided by my daughter who went to a safer part of our part of the woods and caught to contribute to this.  That gator better watch Henri...he loves to add a bit or alot to his gumbo!  

Remember our Facebook challenge is still going strong for February with the theme "Add an Arrow, Heart or Both" to any Rick St. Dennis image!  You can enter HERE!  Also, Rick now has his dark side on Etsy and the lovelies on his Zibbet stores so easy to just pick a store that suits your fancy or do like I do, visit them both and have a blast coloring and creating away!  There are also two blogs to follow and be inspired by:  Sparkle and Glitter and Airless Chambers where you can see projects from the EDT to hopefully inspire you as you inspire us on the Fan page on Facebook so keep those posting coming!  Cause it's carnival time as the song says but all year long!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

New Kit at Dragons Lair Designs!

This is my first post for Dragons Lair Designs in quiet awhile as I was waiting for a surgery date that has now been put into another dimension I suppose so it is back to work for me :)  This new kit by Janette "Understated Elegance" is so lovely with its soft almost watercolor like flowers; it is truly beautiful.  I have never ever made a pillow box before but the kit makes it so easy that I wanted to try it first.  And I love the way it turned out!  The flowers can be used in so many ways, different layering, ways I don't even know how to do yet but I am learning!  

So check out this kit and many, many more at the Dragons Lair Design Store and check out our challenge HERE for February.  Also check out our Design Team Inspiration blog and see how my awesome teamies have used these fabulous kits!  

All of our links and please LIKE us on Facebook :)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Love Me?

I have had this little Euro clown for a long time, too.  I have used him quiet a bit and love how a different color combination can change his whole theme.  I had these colors all done when I found out the theme at Rick St. Dennis Digi Fans and Friends Facebook page was "Add an Arrow or Heart or Both" so he wanted to come out and play, too!  His name is "Euro Clown with Flower ".

He is colored with Prisma colored pencils and Stampington & Company had a freebie paper in their magazine designed by Sara Wilkins that I just loved so of course I popped him onto it.  The little hearts were freebies in a card magazine but I cannot remember which one and the sentiment was made in Photoshop.  He seems to so want his Valentine to accept, doesn't he?

Still loads of time to play with us HERE and give us a like while you are there and stay for all the fun!  Rick's amazing images can be found at his stores in Etsy (dark, creep) and Zibbet (cute and those fab glam ladies!) so please take a look and bring some home!  Like this little clown, digital images are not for one time use, they can be used for many projects the only limit is your imagination.  Rick also has two blogs: Sparkle and Glitter and Airless Chambers where you can find tons of inspiration from the EDT. 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hearts Abound

Our Facebook challenge at Rick St. Dennis Digi Fans and Friends page for February is "Arrows or Hearts or Both"!  This gorgeous image "Ring Mistress - Circus Showgirl" has been set aside for a 3D haunted carnival for almost a year now and I did get most of the pieces colored and assembled like my head wanted them to be when I had a collapse of the infrastructure!  So new ideas being given to me and plans still whirling around, I decided she had to come out in different colors for Valentine's.  Also, I didn't realize I was channeling my inner Marvel hero colors into her while coloring but I like them on her! 

She is one sassy Valentine and notice she isn't asking you to be her Valentine...she is telling you how it is :)  Colored with Prisma colored pencils and Faber-Castell markers in places for skin tones, then fussy cut and put onto red cardstock that was stamped once with StazOn Dove Gray ink, then ghosted almost with Black Soot Distress Ink after adding washi tape and stamping the whole first layer with "Spray Webbing" background stamp from Lost Coast Designs with gold gelatos to give it a gorgeous shimmer.  The Black Soot had to be last as it is water reactive like the gelatos.  The edges have a dark golden gelato smeared around and then adhered the mixed media red cardstock to some kraft paper with hearts abounding!  The sentiment was made in Photoshop and I had just popped the top on a lovely bottle of wine and it had the awesome red seal that is placed under the sentiment which is edged with red Nuance Powders (available now at Lost Coast Designs) and has some of the gold gelato from the stamp on it in places.

Such fun working with such awesome images, the choices are mind boggling wanting to work on so many at one time :)  Hope you take the time to visit our Facebook page and like it and a must do is visit Rick's shops at Etsy (dark images) and Zibbet (lovely, fashion, holidays, etc.)!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Mixed Media Pendant

The concept of a mixed media pendant or any jewelry had me pretty lost until I started looking into it.  And then it was such a no brainer :)  I got these fabulous bezels in a bag of mixed pieces from a thrift store and I found a nice scrap of paper and stamped the Eiffel Tower and a key with a bargain bin stamp.  The embossing glue, powders, and some tiny seed beads since I didn't have any micro beads (on my wish list!) then heated with a heat gun.  Note: wear a mask or at least have good ventilation as it does produce some nasty fumes!  The final step was putting some Dimensional Magic on top to seal everything including the tiny golden key that came in that thrift store bag.

Come join us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month which is "Anything Goes" but must be mixed media or altered art.  You can check out the rules and leave us some of your work to inspire us!

Love is in the sea?

So excited to be writing my first post for the Rick St. Dennis Elite Design Team!  I am thrilled and honored to be able to work with these fabulous images and share my humble results with you.  It is Valentine's month, so our Facebook Challenge is "Use an Arrow or Heart or Both".  This poor old siren of the sea has had her heart broken.  Alas, many, many times.  But she sheds her tears for a moment, then she gets revenge!  That pile of bones did not just float down to land under her....she had a hand and fin in that!

She is named "Lair of the Sea Witch, 2015" and is colored with Prisma colored pencils with some marker touches to her.  I stamped a bargain bin arrow with a heart and the heart just happened to land on one of the skulls eyes so I was happy with that. The background is shaded with pencils, a music stamp in tea dye Distress Ink, and some "bubbles" in Nuance blue powder and white pearl acrylic paint. The the top of a Sharpie made some neat small dots. Distressed the edges and inked with distress ink and popped her on top of some sea faring designer paper topped with some netting from a beach shop.  And don't let the brand of pencils or markers stop you from enjoying Rick's images and fab coloring books....Crayola colored pencils can do just fine!

And lastly, the inside of the card says it all!  I think she maybe a little optimistic on this but hey, her heartache, her show.  

Make sure you check us out at Rick's Facebook page and his blogs, Sparkle and Glitter Blog and Airless Chambers.   And always check out Rick St. Dennis's fabulous images on Etsy and at Zibbet, you won't be disappointed :)