Sunday, November 22, 2015

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Hi!  Lady B here on this cold and frosty day. We had our first snowfall in my part of the world yesterday.  It inspired me to make the digital piece below.  Click on the image to enlarge the picture.

Digital Stamp: "Winter Friends" drawn by Rick St. Dennis MFA.
The image can be found both in Zibbet and on Etsy.  Etsy has instant downloads.
I coloured the digital stamp in PhotoShop and added it to this sketch by Kitty Designs.

I used digital papers, digital embellishments and a sketch from Kitty Designs.  Her work can be found at Oscraps.  The digital kit I used was "Christmas Story" and is currently on sale for $1.

Rick has the most fantastic selection of images a his Zibbet and Esty shops.  As well as single digital stamps, Rick has also produced some fabulous colouring books!  The latest book is called Creepy Creepmas and you can find it here.  It is also available on Amazon.

Rick's colouring books have a little something for every taste. Click this link for the full listing of Rick's colouring books.  Details about the books and where they can be purchased are on the same page.  These colouring books would make great Christmas gifts for any fan of colouring.  Throw in some coloured pencils and your gift will be the highlight of somebody's day...even if that somebody is you buying a gift for yourself!

~ Lady Brayton ~

Sunday, November 15, 2015

RSD Progressive Challenge November, Part 2

Good morning everyone
We hope that everyone and their loved ones are safe and sound following the events of the weekend.

Veterans/Armistice day has been and gone for another year, but the fallen will not be forgotten.
Will they?

On a lighter note - Thanksgiving Day is nearly upon us when some of us will be gathering together with family and friends. The beginning of the holiday season for many.

Have you been visiting our Facebook group lately? If so, you will have seen the news that Rick has another colouring book published. This time it's a Christmas one. Creepy Christmas. Available from zibbet or Amazon. Have a look at all the books available on Amazon. There's also a couple of designs made into counted cross stitch kits for those of you that like to use a needle and thread.

It's time for the second part of the first installment of the progressive challenge. This is the part that you get to use any image that you have of Rick's from the extensive selection  that exists in the Zibbet shop or from the Etsy shop. 
Team B's turn to show us all what they've made.  Go to the Sparkle and Glitter Blog to check out team B's makes.  For more inspiration, click here to see what Team A has made for your inspiration.

I went for cute.  Yep.  Ms. Lady Brayton Darkart used the "C" word.  Everyone needs to step out of their comfort zone once in a while.  I used RSD's "You Make Me Blush" digital stamp which I coloured with Copic Markers and fussy cut.  I added the wee cutie to this very cool box card which I purchased from The Dreaming Tree.  This was the "Scarecrow" box card, but I replaced the SVG scarecrow with Rick St. Dennis' scarecrow.  For extra interest, I dry embossed various paper pieces.  I hope you enjoy my make!

Your turn now - Make a project - ANYTHING GOES using a Rick St Dennis image - and using Mr Linky.  We are looking forward to seeing those inspirational pieces.
Thank you and stay safe!
~ Lady B ~

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween. Eat, Drink, and Be Scary!

I'm writing a quick post to say HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all my friends and family, online and in real life.  I hope your Halloween is (or was, for those overseas) FANGTASTIC!
Below is a digital piece I made for your viewing pleasure.  I tried to add as much texture as possible so even though this was a digital project, it took quite a while to complete.

 I used the "October Creepy Calendar" topper from Rick's Zibbet shop.  He has creepy versions for all 12 months and each image comes both with and without the month printed on it so you can use the calendar header as just a digital stamp if you wish.  For those with a tamer taste, Rick has an ADORABLE MOUSE calendar collection as well.  These, combined with printed 2016 calendars and bound in some way would make great Creepmas or Christmas gifts.  After all, who doesn't LOVE a handmade gift?




Click on the image to enlarge, if you dare!

One of my wishes for this piece would have been to add more highlights and shadows to the candles to add realism, but I was too tired and Photoshop was being a brat last night.  Ok, I'm still new to CS6 so I haven't sorted everything out yet ;)  Luckily, being a digital project, I can go back to this piece later (after I learn some more skills) and adjust it to my liking.  That's what I love about digital art! 

Digital items used:
Happy Halloween!
~  Lady B ~

Friday, October 23, 2015

I'm Hosting on Airless Chambers for the 31 Days of Halloween, Day 23

It's that time again for Airless Chaimbers Crew to join in the creepiest bloghop of the year, the 31 days of Halloween. Organized by Smeared Ink. The AC crew will be using Rick's awesome Halloween digis and / or rubber collections. You can find the digis at his Etsy or Zibbet shop. Rubber is only available at I Brake For Stamps.

The Blogroll is in the side bar on the Airless Chambers blog.  Enjoy the hop, if you dare.

Lady Brayton here to join in the Halloween fun.  Today I bring you two projects using the same digital stamp so you can see how different a scene or card can look with the same focal image.  I've used Rick's digital stamp "Hell Hath No Fury".  Click on the images to enlarge, if you dare.  Also, keep the kiddos away from the screen, especially for the second image.  You've been WARNED!  I will give you a few minutes to get the kids away from the screen.


Hell Hath no Fury was coloured with copic markers and scanned to my PC.  I removed her from her white background and enhanced her colour as my scanner washes the colour off my images if I forget to turn the brightness down.  Next, I added my image to the scene above which uses digital paper from "Crystal Rain's" "Hotel Hell" paper pack as well as elements (skulls, spider webs, bones, coffin) from her "Edgar Allan Poe" digital scrap kit.  Enjoy!  

Now the really bad one is coming and I don't want you or your children to be traumatized for life so feel free to skip the second pic if you wish.  It was just for fun, but I think I actually like the composition and imagery better in the first pic anyway.


Here is "Hell Hath no Fury" again.  Same as above, but with different colouring.  This time I added her to this creepy bathroom scene which is a digital page from "Crystal Rain's" "Abandoned Places" paper pack.  The gruesome skeleton and bodies were created by "FineCraftedDesigns" and "Holliewood Studios" "Ode to a Muse 2" collaboration kit.  All digital elements from both projects can be purchased from "Mischief Circus".  Their darker kits work so beautifully with Rick St. Dennis MFA's Halloween and creepy digital stamps!

If you find you are still in the Halloween mood after the 31 days, Rick sells colouring books now and one is The Day of the Dead.  I highly recommend it, especially for pencil lovers!  HERE is where you can find information on buying ALL of Rick's colouring books, in several different countries.

Rick is currently culling some of his images from both his Zibbet AND Etsy Shops and offering them at a major discount.   But act fast!  When you see it and you want it, BUY IT!  Once they're gone, they're GONE for GOOD. This is an ongoing process and takes awhile, so visit often, you never know what you'll find.  

Thanks for looking!
~ Lady B ~

I will be entering my two makes into the following challenges:

Thursday, October 15, 2015

RSD Progressive Challenge part 2 of 2

Good morning all

Wow this month is flying by!
Our sister blog, Airless Chambers has been busy with the 31 Days of Hallowe'en and it's wonderful to see all the different things people are making for this little celebration. Please go visit and have a look through all the wonderful projects the team have made. Maybe join in the hop for a chance to win a prize from Smeared Ink who are organizing it again.

How's your project coming along using our Alice image? She will have been sent to you by Mo for free if you took part in the first part last month and if you requested it. If you still want to take part for the opportunity of winning then she can be obtained from the shop.
The team have really shown the versatility of our Alice as you can see both here and on the first installment here.

Here is my take on the challenge:
(click on image to enlarge)

I first printed my image onto Copic X-Press-it blending card.  "Alice" was colored with Copic markers then scanned to my pc.  I played in PhotoShop a bit to create a 3D puzzle piece effect with my Alice colouring.  Lastly, I created a digital scene using papers and elements from Holliewood Studio's "Down the Rabbit Hole" digital kit which can be purchased from Mischief Circus.

Mr Linky is still on his own tab here. Please post your projects so we can come along and see what you have done with Alice.

Have fun!
~ Lady B ~

Monday, October 12, 2015

Halloween Doesn't Have to be Creepy or Scary

Lady B here to share a little project I made to represent the prettier and less scary side of Halloween.

Rick St. Dennis Images: 
"Katie the Pin Up Witch digi stamp" can be found on Zibbet and Etsy.
"Morgana's Castle Scene digi stamp" can be found on Zibbet.

The background and all images were coloured with copic markers.  I added some random branch stamps around the border of my scene.  I then scanned the images to my PC and added Katie the Pin Up Witch to the castle scene and added two digital clouds and a digital crescent moon.
See...Halloween doesn't HAVE to be SCARY. 

 If you WANT to see SCARY stuff, head over to Airless Chambers.  The EDT is participating in a month long Halloween and Day of the Dead blog hop.  An added bonus...people browsing the participating blogs can win prizes!

~  Lady B ~

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!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Halloween Themed Domino Book

Hi!  Lady B here to show you a little domino book I recently made.  I used Rick St. Dennis MFa's "Common Grave digi" and his "Voodoo" stamp set.  I used Versa Mark embossing ink, Zing embossing powder in black, Copic markers, DecoArt Paper Effects (which is a fine tipped dimensional paint suitable for paper) and DecoArt Liquid Glass.  Click the images below to enlarge.

This is a picture of the book closed.  The ribbon tie keeps the book shut.  I added Zing embossing powder to the sides of the dominoes and heat set for shiny and durable opaque edges.

This is one of the images that shows when the book is closed.

This is the second image that shows when the book is closed.  I used some of the Paper Effects on this one.

This picture shows the open book and the backside of the accordian book.   I added bead spacers for feet.  DecoArt Liquid Glass was added to the top of the dominoes to seal them and give a nice sheen.

Here is the inside view of the book.  I used Rick's "Morte Common Grave" stamp and coloured the images with Copic markers.  I used silicone household glue to adhere the paper and ribbon to the dominoes.

Here is the open book standing.  The domino fronts were coloured with Copic markers.
Thanks for Looking!
~ Lady B ~

Saturday, August 15, 2015

RSD August Progressive Challenge Part 2 Team B

Morning all
How is everyone? Enjoying your summer still? I bet the kids can't wait to get back to school now, and they probably aren't the only ones wanting the new term to begin. Some of you will be celebrating the results of exams, some maybe not. Some of your offspring will be off to college or university. Here's wishing everyone gets what they desire.

Have you been watching the news that's been told in our facebook group? Rick has produced yet another book. This time it's colouring books for adults, available from an Amazon website near you. Just do a search for Rick St Dennis in the Amazon site and see what pops up.
Rick is also selling 100 limited edition copies of this first one, "The Day of the Dead", from his Zibbet store.
Each hand signed and numbered copy will also feature a hand coloured section AND a little hand done sketch so your book will be a special one of a kind memento commemorating the first of Rick's colouring books.
Book number two is well under way as well - Rhinestones, Furs and Feathers - this will be a little spicy in a Parisian way according to the man himself.
Get on over to facebook for the news as it breaks and there's a freebie colouring page to be downloaded for your personal enjoyment as well.

Onto this month's Progressive challenge......
Using the specified image "Helen's August Mouse" we'd love to see your projects linked to Mr Linky so that we can come visit your blog. Those of you that took part in the first part in July should have had your free copy by now. For those that missed out - you can still buy her from the store.
Team B is hosting this last part and they have produced some wonderful pieces to inspire. Go to the Sparkle and Glitter Blog to see their makes
If you want to see Team A's versions from the beginning of the month - click here.

Pictured below is my make for the challenge:
(click image to enlarge)

I printed the mouse onto Copic X-Press-IT blending card and coloured her with copic markers.  I then scanned her to my pc and added her to my quirky scene.  I used digital elements and papers from Holliewood Studios "Ode to a Muse 2" and "Once Upon a Time" digital scrap kits.
Thanks for Looking!
~ Lady B ~