Thursday, 30 April 2015

progressive challenge

Time to play with yet another stunning digi from Rick St Dennis.  This time I had to choose the gorgeous Cassiopea.

Just couldn't resist this image, I mean wow... what hair! The first option was to be subtle tones throughout, but really? me and subtle?  I used a cream 8x8 card blank and added some Anne Marie Designs canvas card and pattern card in co-ordinating colour tones. Before adding the top card I used a Sue Wilson die to give the effect of a lattice type window just behind Cassiopea.  The ivy die is also from Sue Wilson. and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The image was coloured in limited colour tones using pro-markers.

Please come and visit the Sparkle and Glitter blog, or if you prefer the darker side of craft, then come over to Airless chambers.

Entered into the following challenges;

Monday, 27 April 2015


Time for my blog post over at Airless Chambers and the excuse to use one of Rick St Dennis macabre digi's called STREGA who can be found here.

I had great fun with my pro-markers and Spectrum noir pencils.  A Tim Holtz die was used for the gravestones, which also had a mixture of rock salt, sand and acrylic paint added for texture..Such a pretty girl she is .... remember you can come and join the facebook group for Rick , simply click here.

I'm entering this into the following challenges.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Sparkle and Glitter

Well I've just blogged for the first time as a member of the Elite Design Team for Rick St Dennis.  If you've come here from the blog I explain a bit more about the items used.  

If you have yet to visit Sparkle and Glitter please click here.  To purchase 'Il Segreto' she can be found at the Zibbet store.

I normally colour with pro-markers and then give some definition with the pencils.  So this was new to me.   I used an 8x8 card blank, added some Graphic45 embossed and sanded card stock, then some of Anne  Marie's polka dot card.  The flowers and leaves were bought pre-made from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The swirls of green gems are from Scrapberry's and the larger green pearls are from a necklace I had.

I would like to thank my craft friends/family who have already started to get some of Rick's digi's and support my DT position.. don't forget you can join in the fun at the facebook group.

Saturday, 18 April 2015


I am so happy to have been asked to join the Elite Design Team , to showcase the totally stunning and original work by Rick St Dennis.  From cute, to quirky, to theatrical to the macabre, an artist who wears many a crafting hat.

The image I used for my recent make is called 'Musetta', such a stunning image.  To get hold of her yourself, please find her here.

The image was such a joy to colour.  To start I had a cream 8x8 card blank, I then added a texture paper, that also had a bit of a bronze gleam to it.  Distressed paper was added, along with some Tim Holtz ephemera.

Musetta was coloured using my faves, pro-markers with a touch of black pencil on the hair.  Bronze items were added to give a bit of different texture on the card along with the fibres under the topper.

I didn't want anything on the card to subtract from the main image, which I believe is a stunner of a digi.
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