Saturday, January 4, 2014

January 2014 Saturday Freebie Challenge

Good morning everyone! We at the RSD EDT would like to wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Crafty New Year!

Did "Santa" bring you loads of crafty goodies? Have you had a chance to play with them yet?  You, like so many, have probably been too busy gathering with friends and family over the Holiday season to do much crafting. Hopefully, now that the excitement has dwindled, you will get that chance. What better way can you think of than to join us with this first challenge of the year?!  As usual, it's an "Anything Goes" challenge with only one rule - the Freebie that came with the January Newsletter from Rick St Dennis MUST be used.

If you don't yet subscribe to the Newsletter - why not?  It's free and there's always the freebie image for these little challenges of ours. All is not lost though, Baby Bacchus is available in Rick's Zibbet shop so that you can join in and be in with the chance of winning more of Rick's wonderful images. 

If you did get some new crafty goodies, why not use them here?  No extra brownie points, but we do like to share in others' good fortune (and we're nosy!).  While I have your attention, did you get a chance to have a look at all the Christmas projects The EDT lovingly made during December?  The Tuts and Comments blog featured some amazing gift ideas, some of which can be adapted for a birthday gift and for those lovers of the alternative - there was the Airless Chamberscontribution to Creepmas 2013.

Below are my contributions using the "Baby Bacchus" Freebie image.  He is just too cute!  Be sure to head over to the SNG blog to see what the rest of the DT gals have made for your viewing pleasure.  The Inlinkz for the freebie challenge will be on the SNG blog this month as well.  Click images to enlarge.

My first project is a clean and simple card.  My image was colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut.  I inked around the stark white cut edges and then mounted him to this ultra cool DP by DCWV.  I love the the appearance of texture within the paper design.  This was then mounted to  5" x 7" black card.  If you include the image, there are only 3 layers to this card.  Forgive the multitude of watermarks, but after playing on Pinterest yesterday I saw way too many stolen images.

Above is my second project using this darling image.  "Baby Bacchus", drawn by Rick St. Dennis MFA, was colored with Copic markers and scanned into my pc.  I tweaked his color a bit as my scanner tends to wash out the color in my images.  I made "Baby Bacchus" into a png element by removing the background so only the delightful sweetie would show.  I found a gorgeous picture of Blue Mountain Winery in Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada.  I used just a portion of the photo, added "Baby Bacchus", and then added the sentiment "Drink and be Merry" in PSE8.

Can't you just see this little guy on invitations to a wine tasting party or a wine and cheese party?

~ Lady Brayton ~


  1. Love how you did the bg of the card

    And your digi work rocks as always just as your colouring

  2. Cute but this is the God Pan not Bacchus. Do a Google image search.

    1. I did not name the image, but thank you for the information.

    2. from google image search ;)

  3. Love both your projects LB - fabulous as always xxxxx

  4. Hi Lady,
    Super coloring on "Baby Bacchus" and love both of your digi pages too!

  5. LB, this is so cute. I love how you colored him.