Saturday, November 15, 2014

November's Progressive Challenge with Rick. Part One, Take 2

Hi all,
WOW - What a month so far!!

I'm sure that most of you are aware that we've been having a DT call during October. Well, we had a tough time choosing from the fabulous makes that were entered, but the lucky few that were chosen are now on board. Some of those lucky ladies are going to be sharing their first projects today, some on 1st December for part 2. Others - you have to go and visit our facebook group to see what delights they have conjured up. Whilst you're there, Aletha has posted about the Facebook Art Contest - that's anything goes as well. Check it out!
The full EDT listings can be seen in the sidebar of the Sparkle and Glitter blog if you want to go visit and leave some luuurrrvvveeee.

I hope you're enjoying the crisp weather. Just right for cozying up in your craft room with a Rick St Dennis image, from either the Etsy or Zibbet shops, and get making something for our progressive challenge.
Part 1 is "Anything Goes", for part 2 you have to use a specified image, and all that enter this month will get it FREE. It will be sent out towards the end of the month. You will need to enter your projects in the linky here to qualify

I'm Lady B and below is my make for your inspiration using Rick's "Winter Friends" Digi Stamp. This entire project is digital including the colouring and the papers.  Everything was coloured and assembled in PSE8.  I love digi work, but it takes me a long time since I'm self taught.  Other than Rick's fabulous image, I used papers and elements from Kitty Designs which were purchased as a kit from oscraps.  The kit name is Christmas in my Heart.  BTW, if you ever want to dabble with digital work, Oscraps has many kits and elements for a low cost or even FREE.

Click image to enlarge:
Cheers!
~ Lady B ~

Monday, November 10, 2014

Betty's 40th Birthday Blog Hop! Happy Birthday, B!

Today is Betty Roberts 40th Birthday!!!  Yes, the BIG 40 so we thought we would make Betty's Birthday as special as we possibly could!  The Awesome Rachel Sharp drew us an AMAZING image to use for Betty's Special Day!!  A whole bunch of AMAZING, SUPER TALENTED ladies have done some UNBELIEVABLE projects for you to see.  They have all been mailed out to Betty so she should get some AMAZING mail, but we thought you folks in blog land would like to see these FANTASTIC projects for yourselves.

I'm Lady B and I'm last on the hop list.  You should have arrived here from the Fabulous Blog of Leadonna.  If not, or if you found my post by accident and would like to start from the top of the hop list, head on over to the blog of the Amazingly Talented Corinne.  I will post the entire hop list at the end of this post in case anyone gets lost along the way. 

Below is my card for Betty.  I have known Betty for years through blog land and she is one of the sweetest and most generous ladies I have ever known.  Happy Birthday, Betty!  I wish you a year filled with love and laughter, top it off with good health for you and your family and sprinkle endless creativity on top of it all! Much Love, My Dear Friend!  Now...go party like a rock star!.

Betty, here are some pics of the card I made for you.  I hope you like it. Click images to enlarge.







As promised, here is the hop list:
Corinne also has wonderful cards by Leanne, Cynthia Cole, April, Cat, Dena Rachel Tanya Lucy Irene Anne Emily Lisa H. Patricia Anita Rita Dorinda Marie Louise Jackie Rakoski Stephanie Katya Vicky Darcy Melissa D Sian H Robin Ashley Jackie Randolph Michelle Ruza Andrea Chris S Lisa N. Kitty Nia Sharette Sam Julie R. Lizzy Rebecca Bridgette Sharman Regan Jackie Maunder Fernanda Helen Jo Walker Tanja Kay Celina Bettina Wendy Rhonda Miller Elisabete Erin Jill Jo McKelvey Kerrie Sharon B Holly Hughes Floss Olivia Rochelle Leadonna Lady B

Saturday, October 25, 2014

31 days of Halloween day 25 with Lady B

The blogroll is in the side bar on the Airless Chambers Blog.
Airless Chambers is also a Cryptkeeper in the Halloween countdown 2014, for the complete list of 192 Cryptkeepers joining the countdown to Halloween, see link here.

Hey all!  We are almost to the finish!  How excited are you for Halloween?!  I'm Lady B and I have a hybrid project and a sneak peak of a project I have in the works.  First up is my hybrid project. Click image to enlarge.


I used the digi stamp "SH ENFORCER" drawn by Rick St. Dennis MFA.  I colored him with Copic markers and scanned him to my pc.  I then added him to a scene I created in PSE 8.  The background is Itkupilli and the other digi elements (pumpkin, black cat, bats, light effects) are from Lotta Designs on Oscraps.

Below are some pics of a project I'm working on.  I'm making a Witch's House.  The cut file is from SVG Cuts from their "Haunted Forest" kit.  Forgive the poor lighting as I craft very late at night. I would have finished this, but I ran out of glue.  How can one run out of glue?  Click pics to enlarge. The stamped images are portions of Rick's "Voodoo" and "Morte" stamp sets sold exclusively as "Past Offerings" by Smeared Ink's Rubber Club.  The good news is now you can buy deeply etched red rubber without being a member of the Rubber Club!





Here are pics of two of Rick's Rubber Stamp Sets used in my project above:
"Morte"
"Voodoo"
If you prefer rubber to digital stamps, here are more of Rick's Rubber Stamp Sets sold by Smeared Ink:
"Dark Holidaze"
"Haunted Places 2"
"Haunted Places 1"

Of course, for digi lovers like myself, be sure to check out Rick's Zibbet (with over 900 images) and Etsy (with instant downloads) Shoppes.  

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!  My personal blog is not in the hop so if you found my page by accident or just stopped by to leave some love, please head on back to the Airless Chambers blog to be directed back to the hop list.
~ Lady B ~

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day 21 of Halloween Representing Airless Chambers

Welcome to day 21 of the 31 days of Halloween organized by Smeared and Smudged,
The blogroll is in the side bar on the Airless Chambers Blog.
Airless Chambers is also a Cryptkeeper in the Halloween countdown 2014, for the complete list of 192 Cryptkeepers joining the countdown to Halloween, see link here.

Hiya!  Lady B here for day 21 of the hop.  I'm sorry, but there is no way my projects can compete with Monique's AMAZING project from yesterday, so if you didn't see her make I suggest you do :)

I made two projects for today. Click images to enlarge.


I had a lot of fun with this first project.  I used FRANKEN BRIDE from Rick St. Dennis MFA and colored her with Copic markers.  I then scanned her to my pc and added her to this cool background by Itkupilli.  The wee spider and lightening bolt are digital elements from Kitty Chen on Oscraps.

My second project was super fun, but I had the hardest time getting a good picture of my finished piece.  It gets dark way too early nowadays so me thinks I need to break down and buy a light box so I can get decent pictures of my projects.  The pictures are below. Once again, click any image to enlarge.




Here is a close-up of GOING, GOING GONE SKULL digital stamp.

For project number two I used an SVG cut from the Haunted Forest Kit.  To embellish the hat upon the pumpkin, I used GOING, GOING, GONE from Rick St. Dennis MFA.  The gruesome heads, in various stages of rot, were colored with Copic markers, fussy cut, then attached to the hat with glue. I also used DecoArt Glamour Dust Glitter Paint in Black Ice to add shimmer to the brim of the hat and I added Ranger Stickles in black diamond along the seams of the hat.  I added a blinking light to the inside of the pumpkin and took a video, but blogger is being a pain so I had to leave that part out :(

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!  My personal blog is not in the hop so if you found my page by accident or just stopped by to leave some love, please head on back to the Airless Chambers blog to be directed back to the hop list.
~ Lady B ~

Sunday, October 19, 2014

RSD's October Showcase

Lady B here.  The RSD EDT is having our very first Rick St. Dennis MFA (RSD) Showcase over on the Sparkle and Glitter Blog.  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 be picking our own images from his vast collection of images in his Etsy and Zibbet Shoppes.

Our theme for October is Christmas/Creepmas.  Click here to be taken to the Showcase.  My individual project, using Iceplug Pottersnatch Creepmas, is below.  Click image to enlarge.


I colored Iceplug Pottersnatch with Copic Markers.

Arms: Y11, Y15, Y17, YR16, YR27.
Scarf: BG000, BG01, BG05, BG07, RV63, RV66, RV69.
Hat: C3, C5, C7, C9.  
Pitchfork Handle: E53, E57, E59.
Pitchfork Tip: C1, C3, C5, C7.
Rat Fur: W00, W1, W3, W5, W7.
Rat Tail and Ears: R20, R21, E04.
Snowman Nose: Y17, YR04, YR07, YR09.
Snowman Body: W00. W1. W3, BV000, BV00, BV01 and I think I added some BG000 and BG01.
Around the Snowman's eyes I added RV69.

The background and skull are from Itkupilli.  The hanging ornaments and faux blood splat are from Kitty Chen.  It was from one of her kits I purchased from Oscraps.  BTW, Oscraps has a huge selection of freebies.

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.

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



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Final part of the RSD 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.  My piece is below, but be sure to visit the Sparkle and Glitter blog to see what the remainder of the EDT gals have made.

Front of card with "Shutters" closed.

Front of card with "Shutters" open :)

My coloured image.

The inside of my card.
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.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

31 days of Halloween day 12 with Lady B

Welcome to day 12 of the 31 days of Halloween organized by Smeared and Smudged.
The blogroll is in the side bar on the "Airless Chambers" blog.
Airless Chambers is also a Cryptkeeper in the Halloween countdown 2014, for the complete list of 192 Cryptkeepers joining the countdown to Halloween, see link here.

How are you folks doing?  You've almost made it to the two week point so a huge CONGRATULATIONS is in order for making it this far through this fun, but grueling month long hop!

I made another hybrid project today.  I used Rick's "Snake Woman" image which can be found in his Zibbet Shoppe here.  There is a huge fall release in Rick's Etsy Shoppe and Rick's Zibbet Shoppe has over 900 images ranging from cute to quirky to Gothic and eerie.  There is a little (or a lot) of something for everybody!

Here is my project below.  Click image to enlarge.



I colored the "Snake Woman" with Copic makers and added her to this digital scene I created using elements from Itkupilli and Lotta designs (from Oscraps).


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!  My personal blog is not in the hop so if you found my page by accident or just stopped by to leave some love, please head on back to the Airless Chambers blog to be directed back to the hop list.
~ Lady B ~

Monday, October 6, 2014

Day 6 of the 31 Days of Halloween with Lady B

Welcome to day 6 of the 31 days of Halloween organized by Smeared and Smudged.
The blogroll is in the side bar on the "Airless Chambers" blog.
Airless Chambers is also a Cryptkeeper in the Halloween countdown 2014, for the complete list of 192 Cryptkeepers joining the countdown to Halloween, see link here.

Lady B here today to represent the RSD EDT.  I have made a scrap page of sorts.  The digi stamps were coloured with Copic markers, scanned into my pc, the image backgrounds were removed and the images were added to my digital scene.  The background and elements are all digital.  Hybrid projects can be fun :)  Pictured below is my contribution.  Click image to Enlarge.




Below is a close-up of the scene I've created using Rick's images:

I used "Hedwig Halloween Witch and Rick's "Hexology" digi stamps.  "Hexology" can also be found in Rick's etsy shop here. The cauldron and bubbles are from Kitty Chen and were purchased from Oscraps.  The sketch is one of Kitty's as well.  The sentiment was a freebie from "My Other Creative Side".

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!  My personal blog is not in the hop so if you found my page by accident or just stopped by to leave some love, please head on back to the Airless Chambers blog to be directed back to the hop list.
~ Lady B

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Zephyr McBroom with Kit and Clowder!

Here is some BIG news that I copied from the Sparkle and Glitter with Rick Blog:

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, by visiting the Sparkle and Glitter Blog.

Below is my first coloured version of Ms Zephyr McBroom, but I plan on colouring her in a few different colour schemes this weekend.  I will post those pics when I'm finished.
(click image to enlarge)
Cheers!
~  Lady B  ~

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sparkle and Glitter with Rick's September Progressive Challenge Reminder

Hi everyone.
 Welcome back to the half way reminder for Rick's 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.

The challenge is Anything Goes.
So, show us what you can do.  Use one of the many images that Rick has in his stores.  There are some awesome new released images as well.  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.

Here is my make for this week:


I used Rick's Payaso de muerte image which was coloured with Copic markers and scanned to my pc.  I then used digital papers and a sketch from Smeared and Smudged's "Very Sketchy" sketch challenge and ended up with this ultra bright and ultra busy piece.  Be sure to head over to the Sparkle and Glitter with Rick blog to see more inspirational pieces from the EDT gals.
Cheers!
~  Lady B  ~