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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Style is Timeless

Hey there! It's Bonnie here today with the next spread in my Hat Ladies Altered Board book. I've taken a child's board book, gessoed the entire thing, and am creating mixed media spreads featuring Rick's fabulous Hat Ladies. This one stars the image called 1940 Hat (Zibbet shop) but she told me her name is Jenny. I just love how elegant and pensive she looks.

  I coloured Jenny with Prismacolor pencils, fussy cut her, and mounted her on black cardstock. This gives her a lovely black outline which contrasts with any background and strengthens any thinner bits (like the feathers) when I pop the image up on foam tape.

I covered the background with some older Bo Bunny Timepiece paper from my hoard vault...time to break it out! Smaller rectangles from the same collection were edged in Distress inks and layered on both pages. Pattern was added with Jet Black Archival ink through TCW's Tiny Circles stencil. White gesso was applied to the bottom of an old flip flop and used as a stamp to create the cross hatch designs. Flip flops have the most amazing textures on the bottom and they are so inexpensive ($ store) and fun. I just stamped this pattern in two directions to get the cross hatch. Jenny was placed over the large block of solid paper and two clocks were fussy cut from the Bo Bunny paper to anchor the corners of the layered rectangles.

To further the time theme, large chipboard clock hands were adhered, one on each page, and topped off with large gold pearls. Part of the sentiment, Fashions come and go, was computer generated, matted in black and popped up on foam tape. The other letters for But Style is Timeless, are Idea-ology Alpha Parts, Alpha Tiles, and stickers. To complete the design, some punched semi-circles and border left-overs were added to the pages, doodling was done with a black pen, washi tape added, and white dots were created with a paint pen. Jenny approves!

Thanks for visiting today. Jenny 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:

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

Hope to see you there.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Been busy this week

Seems like it has been a while since I've shared my makes on here with you.  I will share my makes starting from last night.

I love doing mermaid cards, but for some reason rarely do them...Why?  Tonight (now this morning) I am showing off  Rick St. Dennis' Pacifica digi image.  The two fish are from a Fred She Said set called Emma The Mermaid Set.  I added some ribbon rosettes, tons of shells, some dies, a sentiment from Create With TLC's Shellabrate Summer set.

The other day I was thinking about the drawer easel cards that I've made.  I thought it would be fun to make a shelf card, one that looks like a dresser with a mirror.  I've never seen one like it so I started playing with some cardstock strips I have laying on my desk.  Here is what I came up with using Rick's Lady Beekham Forsythe ...

The measurements to make this are:
Start with a 3 x 11-1/2 inch piece of card stock.
Score lines are at 3", 4, 6-1/2
Drawers measure 2-3/4" x 3/4"
I added a strip of DP on the shelf that is the exact measurement of the shelf itself 3" x 1"
As for the sentiment, I used a die to cut it out that would add some flare.  I used a tag punch to make the "legs".
Just so you know, this doesn't close evenly (when you close it to put into an envelope), the front will be smaller than the back - the purpose of this is so that the shelf can lay flat, not at an angle.

One last bit of information...You can make a 3 x 7 envelope for this fold of card using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board (or the one from Stampin Up). 

The last card I'm going to share with you today is a fun Steampunk one... We all need this beautiful Steampunk Bride image by Rick St dennis.  She is just so elegant!  Love her!!  The digi paper is from Bearly Mine Designs Steampunk sets.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  I added some clock cogs, a clock face (found at a garage sale), lace, pearls, ribbon and roses.  Super fun!!

Thanks for looking!  Feel free to head on over to MY BLOG to see more of what I've been up to lately!  I'd love to have more followers too.  :)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

To please me

Now then, this is a lady after my own heart. She knows what she likes and she knows what she wants! This is one of Rick's wonderful character ladies, printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers. I then imported the coloured image into Serif where I removed the white on her nightdress. I imported a pretty pink flowery background and placed it behind the image so it looks like she has a pretty nightdress.. For more details please visit my blog. Sue x

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Rick is sponsoring trimmiescraftchallenge

The challenge theme is Based on a Book which I think is a great idea to let your imagination run wild. A couple of us EDT members are guest designers for this challenge so I hope we give you some ideas. It is a chance for you to win a prize from Rick's store.
For your chance to win, just make a project that follows the Challenge theme and rules over at  and link your project in the appropriate spot.
So here are the projects completed by the EDT
Sue using

Bonnie using

I do hope you have a moment to visit and enter the challenge and I wish you luck... there are so many images to chose from in Rick's Zibbet and Etsy stores.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Winner of the Rick St. Dennis Progressive challenge

Hi All, sorry for the late post, but some EDT member are, or soon will be, on holiday.

We loved seeing all the entries and are so lucky we didn't have to pick a winner ourselves, but let Mr. Random do the hard work.

All entries looked great and it was fun to see so many different coloured versions of Nyner you're a winner monster. But there can only be one winner of the challenge, the lucky lady is:

# 3 Jennifer Scull
Congrats Jennifer,  please contact Rick to claim your prize here.

As you probably allready saw, there is no new challenge, we are having a summer break and the Rick St.dennis Progressive challenge will start again September first, theme is anything goes, so that's super easy.

This will be a new start of the challenge again, total challenge will take 2 months, in the first part (September) you can use any Rick St.dennis image you want and all entries will receive a free image from Rick to use in the second half of the challenge starting October 1. Mr. Random will pick a winner again from the entries in October. If you missed the first part (September) you can always purchase the image that is needed for the October challenge in the Zibbet shop or in the Etsy shop. All rules can be found here.

Meanwhile there will still be challenges on facebook on the Rick St.dennis fans and friends pages, here.

There are two actually, one organized by Aletha, it's the first post on the page, you can't miss it, this challenge is bi weekly, see all details on facebook.  The other one is the Rick St. Dennis personal challenge, no Mr. Random there, Rick will pick the winner himself and post all entries on his blog, see here. The theme of the new challenge is Mermaids, and the winner will be announced in August.


Have fun palying in all the challenges and hope you all have a wonderfull summer, don't forget to check this blog and the Airless Chambers blog for inspiration.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Such a pretty hat

I just adore this image and the beautiful young woman looks lovely on a simple background. Just a simple background paper and some faux stitching and a sentiment and I don't think I need to embellish it any further. For more details please visit my blog. Sue x
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