Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Offerings ...

.... Hi, good morning, it's Deborah here with you today.  I made a card using one of Rick's fabulous skull images:

Today - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

This image is called Offerings and I just think it's gorgeous.  I used Copic markers to colour the image.  I used the cool greys to colour the skull, the very palest did make the printer ink move a bit, but I think it adds a bit to the image - sort of a red tinge!  I made the flowers bold and bright and added lots of sparkle with a clear Wink of Stella brush. 

Today detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

You can't see the sparkle in the main photo, so I took a close-up and deliberately blurred it - this way the shimmer seems to show up so much better.  For full details of the card check out my blog here.

If you like this image you can find it here.  Rick has lots more skull images at both his online stores - Zibbet and Esty - have fun!!

Just a quick reminder that we're looking for a few people to join our Facebook Design Team - full details can be found here.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Goth Vampire Nurse

Good Morning Fiona R here today with a card I made using the fabulous Goth Vampire Nurse available in Rick's Zibbet Shop.
I coloured her up with copics, scanned into photoshop then added the blood splats and Rick's Common Grave stamp from the morte set available at Smeared Ink as a backdrop to the text and main image. Printed out and inked the edges and attached to an 8x8 card base.
Hope you have been inspired by my make today.
Have  a funfilled creative day.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Eeny Meeny

Hello!  It's Crafting Vicky with you today and I'm doing something different for my usual cards....  Because of the fabulous Bonnie I have started Journaling...and got SOOOOOO hooked that I actually got up to sketch it up before I would forget about it.

I had the fabulous image Eeny Meeny to craft with and I thought it was the perfect image to use for my Poker make.  I purchased a poker set for the kids to play with during the spring break... and my hubby well he though it wasn't the best idea and that it would gather dust and not be used.... but low and behold the kids LOOOOVED it!

So here's my journal page to put the memory down.

I used my Nesting square rounded.  I added some Pan pastel a bunch of cards and some bingo chips to add to the balance.    I figured that when you have a near perfect hand you have to decide what you want to do... if you want to play or not....

Here's the look with the card with the story out.  I used a regular card with an index file and some American twine to pull it out.

Here's a closer look at the page with the digi

Here's a closer look at that Pierrot making decisions... I colored him with my copics.

What would you do with an hand like that?!?  Would you bet it all?!?

I hope you have liked my little inspiration for you.

Have a fab day.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Steampunk Rose Bug with Lady B

Hi!  Lady B here to share some Steampunk Love.  I know this isn't a creepy or scary post, but since my project is within the Steampunk Genre, I decided to post it here.

I've been playing with my copics trying to learn how to render metal. I found a few tips and tricks and a few pins to help me out. Pictured below is my first project in which I used my markers to render worn, brushed metal with a bit of rust added.  Hopefully, with more practice, I will get good at this technique as I love Steampunk projects.

Forgive the watermark, but it is a necessary evil due to online theft these days.


Copic colours:
  • ROSE: 0, C1, C3, C5, C7, E04, E97, YR00, E08 and E31. I used Titanium White DecoArt Americana paint for highlights.
  • WEB: B00, B01, B02
  • JEWEL: R32, R35, R39.  I used Titanium White DecoArt Americana paint for adding highlights.
  • BUG and JEWEL GODEN AREAS: Y11, Y15, Y17, Y38
  • BUG BRONZE AREAS: Ack! I don't remember! It looks like E43, E44, E47, E49 and E18.

  • I printed my image onto Copic X-Press-It card with my Canon Pixma MX860 printer then coloured it with Copic markers. 
  • I dipped a rough bristled stencil brush into copic blending solution and pounced it on my coloured image thus removing some of the colour to give an aged metal look.  
  • I cleaned any ink spread with my Copic blending marker and touched up any areas with more ink where needed. 
  • I outlined some areas with a fine tipped black Sharpie marker and added white highlights with paint as listed above.  I highly suggest using a pigment ink such as the Copic multiliners, but my ink in those ran dry.  Sharpies are alcohol based and will smear if you go over it with your alcohol markers.  
  • I then scanned my image to my pc, removed the background, and made this digital frame scene with the digital elements listed above.  
  • All digital work was done in PSE8 as I still need to learn how to use my "Big Girl" photoshop program.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Skullkabob Bookmarks with Fiona.

Good Morning Fiona R here today with a set of bookmarks to show you using Skullkabob from Rick's Zibbet Store. You can find details of how these came together over on my blog here.
Skullkabob Bookmarks.
There are over 1000 images in Ricks Zibbet store and still growing so I do hope you will go check them out.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Perfect the way I am ...

....  Good morning!  It's Deborah here with you this morning.  If you follow our sister blog - Sparkle and Glitter - you will have seen that I've been making a series of elegant Hat Lady cards.  Today's card is another Hat Lady, but she's being shown here as she's not quite alive!  In fact she's a zombie!  A very elegant zombie though:

Perfect - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

You can find full details of this card on my blog here.  This wonderful lady is called Zombie Hat Lady and you can find her at Rick's Zibbet shop.  Did you know that there are over 1000 digital images at Rick's Zibbet shop - lots to suit all tastes from cute to very dark!    Here's a close-up (out of focus to show the sparkle) of this lovely zombie showing all her fabulous sparkle:

Perfect detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I know that she's a zombie and I could have made her really dark, but I decided that she should keep an air of elegance - albeit with somewhat grubby clothes and bits of flesh falling off!!!  She fits in very well with my series of Hat Lady cards - check them out here.

That's all for now - see you soon.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Zombie chamber maid

Heres a little darling called Zombie Chamber Maid by RSD MFA. When I made this card I had a dress up party in mind which is why I used the sentiment Lets Party. I coloured this spooky gal with copic markers I then fussy cut her out and popped her up with double sided foam tape. This is the first time Ive coloured a greyish type skin. I started with a black base card then matted that with blue and a patterned paper that I had in my stash.....I wanted it to look like wallpaper. I then used a chandalier stamp and a chair stamp to decorate. I distressed the edges of my paper and blue card to give it a worn look. Im really happy with how this turned out.
Heres the list of copic markers that I used:
Heres the link to this gal: Zombie Chamber Maid
heres the link to my blog if you want to look at some more of my work Deb Vee's Craft Place

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Countess van bloot with Rachel

Good morning everyone...
Rachel here with you today, to share my latest project using the fantastic 'Countess Van Bloot' 
I love her dress with it's mesh panels, and the sheer 'bat wings' I don't think I would look half as good in it as she does though! 

I recently got a replacement Scan 'N' cut machine , as my other one went to the doctors because it had the plague (It would not cut properly) and instead of getting her back, I was sent a new one... so I have been playing with some different shapes on my cards 
For a full list of products and the copics used, you can check out my blog 



Sunday, March 1, 2015

Any Complaints?

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I was in the mood for something a bit creepy and as it is Dinner time I decided to visit the kitchens. Rick takes creepy to a whole new level!
I printed this image onto neenah card as I find it works well with both my promarker pens and spectrum noir pencils. After I had coloured him I loaded him into a computer program called Craft Artist 2 where I was able to remove the white background and add his kitchen. I'm afraid 'fussy cutting' is beyond me now so this is about the only way I can add a scene to my project. 
I hope you like my project. More details are on my blog, I hope you have a moment to visit me..
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