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.


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







Karen C

Lady B


Rick has a new collection at his Zibbet site! So many beautiful characters, pretty young ladies with gorgeous clothes to settle down before Halloween kicks off! Here is Rick's Rapunzel, with lovely, extra long, curly hair and a very special gown with a belt adorned with jewels. For more details please visit my blog. Sue x

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

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