Friday, November 28, 2014

The Mad Tea Party Teacup book ~ The Finale

Hi everyone. It's Bonnie here today to share the last couple of spreads in my chipboard Mad Tea Party book featuring a few of Rick's many fabulous Alice in Wonderland images. Since all of the backgrounds were created in the same general way which I explained here, I won't go into that today. Instead I will jump right in with the third double page spread about Cheshire Cat.

The left side of the spread features one of Chessie's most famous quotes. Although he wasn't part of the chapter in Lewis Carroll's book about the tea party, he was very important to the scene since he directed Alice to it at the end of the chapter before. In keeping with unifying the book, several elements were repeated on this page: the doily; the harlequin washi tape, this time cut into harlequin shapes; the butterfly (Absolom); and the detail on the cup handle. The words are from an Etsy collage sheet and bright blue flower buttons are a nod to all of the gorgeous flowers in Wonderland.

The right page of this spread features one of the many Cheshire Cat images which Rick has in his portfolio. This one is called Stand On Your Head Cheshire Cat and can be found in the Zibbet shop. Chessie was coloured with Prismacolor pencils using the Tim Burton colour scheme rather than the Disney one. He was given turquoise rhinestone eyes and then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border. He was matted in black and popped up on foam tape. Small tree branches were layered together to create a larger branch for Chessie to perch upon. Detail was added with Prismacolor pencils and Big Brush pens. Another blue butterfly and some of the same harlequins plus a computer generated tag finished the spread.

The left page of the next spread features a quote from the book when Dormouse is falling asleep while Hatter is singing his Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat song. The quote was printed on kraft cardstock, edged with Black Soot Distress ink, and matted in black. A tiny sign with the fist part of the song was added as well as more harlequin tape left over from when the diamonds were cut. Piano washi tape popped up on foam tape, and a music note and treble clef brad were added to continue the music idea. A small bat was die cut from Black cardstock and given red Stickles eyes. The finishing detail was the three stars added to the handle of the cup...the regular subject of the Twinkle song.

The right side of this spread features the adorable sleepy Dormouse image found at I Brake for Stamps. She was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and a checkered border was doodled around the image before it was cut out. This ties in with the black and white washi tape. A doily was layered underneath and outlined with black pen.

The image, black arrow, and name were all popped up on foam tape to add dimension and shadow. Two of the circles left when the harlequin tape was punched were added to the Dormouse word and two strips were added beneath the image. The three star detail was added to the cup handle repeating the detail from the other page.

The final page is the back cover which has two Idea-ology letter cards, A and W, adhered to the background. the word "in" was done with a Dymo labeller. A teapot clock image placed on a scallop circle background, a metal key charm, and another sparkly butterfly were added to the page. Hearts were punched from the harlequin washi tape and added in clusters. The ring was fed through the pages and a dotty black and white ribbon was added to the binder ring.

Here are two last pictures, one showing how chunky the book is and the other showing how they are fastened together.

I had an absolute blast creating this book with Rick's fabulous images. Thanks for joining me on this adventure.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Merry Christmouse!

Merry Christmouse to you! and you...and you...

it is nearly there.... the 25th of December is slowly creeping up on us, so I decided it was time for a Rick St Dennis Christmas card- this one will be going to my Mum as she has the same sense of humour as me - and a houseful of cats, so hopefully she will enjoy her card! even though the mice are a little scary I still think this is more 'cute' than scary!

This card uses 'Merry Christmouse' which can be found here,  on Zibbet

Ingredients used in the making of this card:

Copics- G99,G94,G21
N8,N6,N4, N2
R08, YR07, YR14, Y21

Papermania Mistletoe kisses DP- 6x6 
and die cut tag from pack
cardstock - coloured with copics to match colours in image

die cut holly shapes
Ranger Glossy accents
Dovecraft Glitter Glue

Green 10 mm grossgrain ribbon

Have a good day! and try not to let your cat do this at home (i you have one)

Thank you For reading!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Candy Land

by Rick St. Dennis
Isn't this a chirpy little chappie! Printed onto neenah card, coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. Imported into Craft Artist 2 to remove the white background. Embellishments are from the 'Christmas Foliage' collection and the frame and corners are from the 'Frames and Corners' collection.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Rick St. Dennis sponsoring The Outlawz Challenge

Hi everyone! It's Bonnie here today. Rick St. Dennis is sponsoring The Outlawz Greetings Challenge and I have the privilege of representing the EDT as a Guest Designer. Yay! The theme is Anything Goes so I chose to play along using Tipsy Tinpail who can be found in Rick's Zibbet  or Etsy shops.

I coloured Tipsy and Buddy with Prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut them leaving a narrow white border so I could capture the furriness of the hood and pompom. They were then popped up on foam tape to create dimension and shadow.

The card base is a deep red textured cardstock. A blue rectangle was cut for the sky and pattern was added with a swirly embossing folder. Treasure Silver wax was brushed over the embossing to highlight it and create movement in the background. The snowdrifts were cut from sparkly and shiny white cardstock. Each layer was embossed with polka dots and the top edges were inked with gray to allow them to show depth. Once the front two drifts were adhered with foam tape, Tipsy and Buddy were added over that.

Die cut clouds were brushed with Icicle Stickles and popped up on foam tape. Small snowflakes were punched from white cardstock and given pearl centers before being added to the sky. The sentiment was computer generated and printed on white cardstock which was then matted in black. Two lengths of blue and white baker's twine were added to the back of the sentiment which was then popped up on foam tape.

Thanks to The Outlawz Greeting Challenge for allowing me to play along with their Anything Goes Challenge. When you get a chance, pop over to their site to see the other wonderful Rick St. Dennis creations by their talented Design Team. Maybe if we are lucky, some of them will share their delightful projects on our Fans and Friends Facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Azalea and Friends

Hello!  It's Crafting Vicky here with you today I'm here to share with you a Christmas card that I made with a fab image from the zibbet store called Azalea and friends digi stamp

It was so fun to color.  I decided to go with non traditional colors for this card.

And here's a closer look at the image colored with my copics.

I hope you have liked my inspiration for you!!!  Check out all the other fabulous images in the Zibbet store or in the Etsy store!

Have a fabulous Sunday!!!!


Saturday, November 22, 2014


This little chap is being kept so busy this time of the year making sure the rest of the elves can find their way about.As always it is a neenah/promarkers/spectrum noir pencils/craft artist 2 combination.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Birthday Glamour ....

Hello, good morning!  It's Deborah here with you today.  Rick has a wonderful series of elegant Hat Lady images available at his Zibbet and Esty shops; I have several of them on my computer.  I've made a birthday card to share with you today, it features the beautiful Deborah - you can see why I used it :)

I printed the image on to white card - I decided to have the image quite large as I knew it would be the focal point for the card.  I used Copic markers to colour her in.  I'm still learning a lot about colouring digital images, but Rick really helps as he provided shading lines so it makes it look like I can really colour!  Love it!  I coloured her hat green (my favourite colour) and decided to make her jewels red - you know, rubies!!  I added some shimmer to the jewels and to her fur collar with a clear Wink of Stella brush.  I layered her on to a red mat, covered the front of the card with some gorgeous green design paper and finished it with an elegant birthday sentiment.  For full details of the card go to my blog.

This is the second card I've made using one of the Hat Lady digis, and I think I'm going to do some more.  Thanks so much for visiting Sparkle and Glitter - see you again soon.
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