Wednesday, July 30, 2014

There is a season...

I don't remember when I actually drew AUTOMNE-I love doing allegorical figures and especially seasonal and celestial ladies ...

I was impressed by some amazing hair styles in a THAI stage show and that what led to this design.

HELEN SMITH a friend on face book had done this design in an autumnal palette and I mentioned I had never seen anyone do her blonde and springy-
here are the results:


I believe this is the original Autumn version. (above)

Winter, Spring and Summer below:




Aren't they all lovely?

This just goes to show once again how versatile digis can be and how clever colouring can carry one design through an entire year.

Thanks to talented Helen Smith for her wonderful colouring-you can find her on facebook  at Rick St. dennis digi fans and friends. or at her Facebook Page - HERE

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The one and only...

I am so happy to be working with Kit and Clowder and specifically with Alyce Keegan one of those people whose work makes your jaw drop and you find yourself emitting that, "I wish I could do that" squeak.

Several of my EDT ladies are taking classes over at K&B and loving it and I can see how even accomplished colourists improve.

Alyve was so kind as to colour up one of my images-the very popular Goddess of Moonlight on Evening Fog-one of 1,000 Chinese goddesses series I have been working on.

 
You can find this image HERE in my ZIBBET shoppe.

Look carefully at her technique on the folds and billowing cloth---beautiful.

I hope to be working with Alyce in the future so stay tuned.

Thanks to ALYCE KEEGAN for her glorious work!

Friday, July 4, 2014

My Red White and Blue Challenge

I asked my Facebook fans and friends to submit cards to a personal challenge-specifically a card or project done mostly in RED WHITE AND BLUE in honor of the 4th of July Holiday here in the states but specifically an out of the box card that needn't be Patriotic.

I did receive some entries and as promised I will post ALL of the projects I received here.

Damarys a new member of our EDT kindly did a couple of projects that certainly are winners but of course she cannot compete because she is on the EDT.


Bombshell is one of my newer hat ladies and of course is perfect for a patriotic challenge since she has the World War 2 chorus girl look.


MAE was an interesting choice but works quite nicely in an almost Statue of Liberty sort of way-Thanks DAMARYS for these two great projects.

 
 
Gran Margaret used a BITSY image for the sweet Christmas Card-did you know the during both World Wars Patriotic cards were quite popular?

 
 
Bonnie used one of my earliest digis - this is from the period when I was doing images for PROJECT WRITE HOME.

Linda Kupstas used on of my fashion digis I think its called Christmas gown-this project has a wonderful feeling and I love the way the embellishments compliment the image.

 
Deborah picked a very unusual image and made it work for the challenge, This is TWENTY WINKs-it also comes with a border design.
 
 
 

Tina-Mary also picked an unusual design The Goddess of Moonlight on Evening Fog-one of my 1,000 Chinese Goddesses Collection (by far the most popular). She did a great job on all those folds of red fabric. This card was a strong contender for the win.

I picked a project that used a holiday image, really used the colour palatte in an exciting way and captured the theme without diminishing my image it was also the only entry that used an image from my RANDI DANDI range now available on I BRAKE FOR STAMPS exclusively in both Digis and Rubber.

SO...without further ado the winner of my 2014 RED, White and Blue Challenge who will receive a gift certificate for my ZIBBET shop worth Seventeen Dollars and Seventy Six Cents (1776 get it? LOL)-----



Pauline Pollington's beautifully shaded salute to Celebrating is simple, clean and dynamic and puts the artwork in the starring role-Speaking of Stars I love how her embellies repeat the stars in the girls hair.

Perfect choice of papers, ribbon etc.

Congrads Pauline-please contact me at rickstdennis@yahoo.com to get your prize code

Next up will be my MERMAID challenge - use any of my mermaid images or make an image into a mermaid-get entry details on my FACEBOOK fan page. Prize will be announced in AUGUST 2014.