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Sunday, October 19, 2014

RSD's October Showcase

Welcome to our very first Rick St. Dennis MFA (RSD) Showcase. Some, and sometimes all, of Rick’s Elite Design Team (EDT) will be showcasing projects completed with Rick’s amazing digital images. Rick will be giving us a monthly theme and we will picking our own images from his vast collection of images in his Etsy and Zibbet shops.

Our theme for October is Christmas/Creepmas. Onward to the October 2014 RSD Showcase…




Aletha using Zerbina Christmas
You can find Zerbina Christmas in Rick's Etsy shop.

Helen/Croms using Godarkly Gingercrumb

Bonnie using Chester Christmas
which can be found in Rick's Zibbet or Etsy shops



There’s a lot going on in Rick’s camp. We have a Design Team Call until Oct. 31. For all the details please visit our RSD Fans and Friends Facebook group. Rick is looking for designers for Facebook and our blogs, Sparkle and Glitter and Airless Chambers. We also have a monthly Progressive Challenge at our Sparkle and Glitter Blog. Come check that out and hopefully you will join the fun.

Thanks for stopping by. We hope that you will visit these EDT members’ blogs and leave some inspiring comments.

If you want to be a part of the EDT or our Facebook design team check the DT call here.

Elite Design Team of
Rick St. Dennis MFA

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Final part of the Progressive Challenge with Belle et Bete

Well here we are, at the final stage of the progressive challenge that started back in September. The image that everyone has to use this month is Belle et Bete that you have already had sent to you - if you took part in the first part and emailed either Helen or Monique or, alternatively, purchased from the store. All instructions are here
To save you searching, the link to enter your Belle et Bete projects is here.

The EDT started the month with some examples and the rest of the gang are joining us today with some further inspiration.

Sue


Mo

Aletha

Lady B



Also there is still the DT call in progress
DT Call

Facebook Design Team

We are looking for a small team of enthusiastic people to work with and promote RSD images in our FB Group. You don't need a blog to apply (but if you do, that would be great). What we need are people who will produce both coloured images and finished projects across the range from creepy to cute. You must be active on FB and willing to meet and greet new fans, provide supportive comments, and share and promote on your own timelines and in other crafting groups. The post is all about spreading the word and increasing our visibility on Facebook.

Elite Design Team

We are also looking to add some talented people to our EDT. You must have a blog for this position and be able to create and upload projects to both your personal blogs and our Sparkle and Glitter With Rick, and Airless Chambers blogs. As with the Facebook team you will be expected to be active on FB, sharing your projects on your own page and within our Facebook Fan Group.

Terms and Conditions

The terms will last for 6 months, you are welcome to reapply at this time if you wish to stay on the team.
You will be provided with images to work with, and of course may use any that you already have in your collection. You must be able to produce 2-3 projects a month minimum.

To apply, we would love you to make TWO projects (doesn't have to be a card - journal pages, altered items, 3-d work are also great) - one cute, one darker themed featuring RSD images. Upload them to the DT Call photo album on our Facebook Group here. Please comment on your entries with which team you are applying for (you may also leave a link to your blog if you have one).

Closing date is 31st October.

We look forward to seeing your applications, please feel free to ask any questions.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Progressive Challenge Part 2 ......and a DT Call!

Good morning everyone
WOW so many gorgeous entries into the first part of this progressive challenge. It brought a tear to our eyes to see such wonderful projects.
To all who entered to get your free image for this month's stage,
, please contact Helen or Monique for your copy.

As you can see, the EDT have been busy with their "colouring in" and have come up with some examples to show you "Belle Et Bete". If you missed the first instalment of the challenge, you can still enter and be in with a chance of winning - just head on over to the store and pick her up because for this stage you must create something with this image.

Teresa




DT Call

Facebook Design Team

We are looking for a small team of enthusiastic people to work with and promote RSD images in our FB Group. You don't need a blog to apply (but if you do, that would be great). What we need are people who will produce both coloured images and finished projects across the range from creepy to cute. You must be active on FB and willing to meet and greet new fans, provide supportive comments, and share and promote on your own timelines and in other crafting groups. The post is all about spreading the word and increasing our visibility on Facebook.

Elite Design Team

We are also looking to add some talented people to our EDT. You must have a blog for this position and be able to create and upload projects to both your personal blogs and our Sparkle and Glitter With Rick, and Airless Chambers blogs. As with the Facebook team you will be expected to be active on FB, sharing your projects on your own page and within our Facebook Fan Group.

Terms and Conditions

The terms will last for 6 months, you are welcome to reapply at this time if you wish to stay on the team.
You will be provided with images to work with, and of course may use any that you already have in your collection. You must be able to produce 2-3 projects a month minimum.

To apply, we would love you to make TWO projects (doesn't have to be a card - journal pages, altered items, 3-d work are also great) - one cute, one darker themed featuring RSD images. Upload them to the DT Call photo album on our Facebook Group here. Please comment on your entries with which team you are applying for (you may also leave a link to your blog if you have one).

Closing date is 31st October.

We look forward to seeing your applications, please feel free to ask any questions.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Altered Hat Book ~ the Finale


Hi there! It's Bonnie here today. I have been altering a children's board book using Rick St. Dennis' elegant hat ladies and today I completed the covers using the final two images that I chose for this series. I have loved every moment of this project and can't wait to start another one.


I began by colouring two of the three images in the Hat Shoppe set using Prismacolor pencils. The third image is destined for another project which you'll see soon. I coloured both using a similar palette because I often display my books standing up so that the front and back covers are visible together.


I fussy cut the images leaving a narrow white border, knowing that I was mounting them on black cardstock cut with TH Cameo die. The white allowed them to pop and added strength to the tiny or narrow details like the hat pin or feathers when I popped them up on foam tape.


The background began as a piece of embossed designer paper to which I added white gesso scuffs and stencilling with Memento Peanut Brittle ink through TCW's Netting stencil. I cut the paper to fit the front and back but not to wrap over the spine because then it would be more apt to buckle. Instead I added Scor tape to the spine and then layered gray dotty washi tape over that. It created a tight seal that remained more flexible than paper would have. The edges of the front and back covers were darkened with both Peanut Brittle ink and Green-Gold Big Brush pen.


The sentiment and flags on the back were computer generated on white cardstock, trimmed, and inked with Black Soot Distress ink. Once they were matted with black cardstock, the sentiment was popped up on foam tape and the flags were adhered flat to the covers. Two fancy corner pieces were added to opposite corners to balance the design and move the eye through the covers, so they read as one.


Here's a couple of shots of the book as I usually display it. It can be viewed from all sides and becomes quite a conversation piece just waiting for someone to pick it up. I love altered children's books!


Thanks for stopping by today. I hope that you get a chance to have a creative play soon. There are just a ton of fabulous new images in Rick's Zibbet and Etsy shops, not to mention the amazing array of  other images he has for every taste, project, or occasion. Check out our Facebook group as well...not only is it teeming with inspiration from Rick, the EDT, and our friends who have joined but we have a lot of laughs there, too.

Bonnie

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rick St Dennis Is Sponsoring Cute Card Thursday!

Today sees a new challenge begin at Cute Card Thursday, sponsored by Rick St. Dennis.
The theme is Die Cuts and Punches, and a couple of members of our EDT were kindly asked to make some projects as Guest Designers.

Please click on the links to go visit our EDT members' blogs for more details, and if you fancy winning a prize yourself then why not visit Cute Card Thursday's blog and enter.


Karen using one of the Busy Bee images

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Esmeralda 2

Since I love all Disney movies this Esmeralda image  certainly appeal to me. She is so delicately drawn that further decorations aren't really necessary :) She was the perfect choice for my contribution to this week's challenge at Allsorts where the theme is Based on a film title.

Coloured with distress re-inkers Black soot and Fired Brick.


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Zephyr McBroom with Kit and Clowder

Well here comes the third piece of big news we have to share with you all.

The first being the mini roll-out of new images, the second was a massive 30 new image roll-out - both with some fun and games going on in our Facebook group.

Now we have  Rick St Dennis and Kit and Clowder teaming up this week for a special promotion.
A give-away and colouring challenge that will take place over on Kit and Clowder's Facebook group and on the Rick St. Dennis Digi Fans & Friends group.
So, as you might imagine, Facebook is the place to be this week.
What do you have to do to get in on the action?
Well, firstly, you have to be a member of the Kit and Clowder group to be able to get this image for free - for a limited period only - Monday to be precise. That's 3 days. Then she will be available to buy in the shops. (links will be available when she makes an appearance there)
All that is being asked is that you submit your (watermarked) coloured version into the challenge folder that will be set up in Kit and Clowder. Don't forget to share over at the Rick St Dennis group as well.
There will be a discount code announced to go spending in the store. You're already a winner just by finding this.
Then, as an added bonus, there will be a selection made for the bigger prizes - Mr Random will pick one winner to win a choice of THREE digis, Rick himself will pick another winner - again with a prize of THREE digis  - then on top of this there will be three random picked to win 1 digi.
Remember - we will be picking based on originality and creativity and not skill level - never feel like you aren't good enough to play along!
Want to win some more???
Comment on what image(s) you would get using the discount code and a random winner from the comments will be picked to get a further TWO digis! 
WOW - did you get all that? - so many chances to win!!

The EDT have been colouring already and you can see their versions of our cute witchy -
Ms Zephyr McBroom

Sue

Helen


Teresa

Bonnie

Aletha

Monique

Karen C

Lady B

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