Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September Progressive Challenge, Team B Represents!

Morning all you lovely people. Here's hoping you are all safe and well. There have been a few "problems" going on in the world, to put it mildly and I know quite a few friends are directly affected. Our thoughts are with you, whether the "problem" is on a personal level or on a slightly larger scale. Big gentle hugs to you all and hope you get some "me time" to de-stress and craft.

Whilst my thoughts are on the de-stressing - Rick has announced the first signed batches of the fabulous colouring books are winging their way from California, woooo hooooo! If you've been sleeping through August and missed the news - take a peek over at the Zibbet store. The Rhinestones,  Furs and Feathers book and The Day of the Dead book are both available as collectors items as well as through Amazon without the little extras. Why not join us on facebook to ensure you're updated on the news on a daily basis and it's another outlet to show US what you've been doing. We all love to ooooo and ahhhh over others work after all. The EDT members are normally around as well to answer any questions you may have.

Ok, enough waffle. On with the reason for this post..............

The second installment of the September Progressive challenge

Part one can be found here if you want to go see what Team A made and this time Team B has worked their own brand of magic and produced these beautiful projects for our ANYTHING GOES using a Rick St Dennis image.  Check the Sparkle and Glitter blog to see all that Team B has to offer.  Here is the direct link to enter the progressive challenge.

Pictured below is my make for the Progressive Challenge using the adorably cute "Isabella Trick or Treat" digital stamp drawn by Rick St. Dennis.  

Isabella was coloured with copic markers and scanned to my pc.  I then added her to this door scene from Holliewood Studios "Portals".  This set can be purchased from Mischief Circus.  The "Trick or Treat" sign as well as the mouse on the pumpkin are elements from a digital scrap kit made by Lotta Designs.  Sadly, I can't seem to find her products at Oscraps anymore.



Sunday, September 13, 2015

Steampunk Love with Lady B

Hi!  Lady B here to share some Steampunk love.
Pictured below is a Steampunk make using an image from Rick St. Dennis' Zibbet shop.  Click on the image to enlarge.  Please forgive the horrendous water marks, but sadly they are needed these days.  

The image used in the project above is "Angela the Assassin" and is available for purchase here.  She was coloured with Copic markers on Copic X-Press-It blending card then she was fussy cut and set aside.  I buy my card in the states from Amazon and Oozak.

The background is canvas board and the rocky outer portion is an altered picture frame.

I used the following DecoArt products:
  • Media Gesso in white mixed with Prussian Blue fluid acrylics.
  • Fluid acrylics in Prussian Blue, Titanium White, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Carbon Black, Dark Grey value 3, Medium Grey value 6 and Quinacridone Gold.
  • Modeling paste 
  • Texture sand paste mixed with media fluid acrylics in Dark Grey and Carbon Black.  This saves a lot of time in painting the base coat :)
  • Metallic Lustres in Champagne Ice, Copper Kettle, Iced Espresso, Gold Rush, Black Shimmer and Silver Spark.  The Lustres were applied to the paper gears I designed and cut with my eClips cutting machine.
  • Media Soft-Touch Varnish
  • Brush and Stencil cleaner
Other Supplies:
  • Canvas board.  Mine was 8" x 10"
  • "Angela the Assassin" from Rick St. Dennis
  • Colouring items of choice (pencils, markers, paint, etc.)
  • Kraft Card or card of choice as well as paper or card to print your image
  • Printer
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Darice embossing folder "Steampunk Gears" or any other embossing folder of choice
  • Die cuts or cutting machine
  • Pop dots or adhesive of choice
  • Old frame to alter (I used a frame that holds an 8" x 10" picture)
  • Art knives, metal or plastic.  I used plastic.  Heck, you can even use plastic eating utensils.
  • Paint brushes, palette, water, kitchen towels, baby wipes, etc.  Your normal painting stuff.

Thanks for looking!