Tuesday, June 30, 2015

You Look Delicious .....

Good morning - it's Deborah here with you this morning.  My card today is much darker than I normally make, although I've still kept it fairly clean and simple!

You Look Delcious - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Do you like zombies?  I love Rick's zombie images.  This one is called Strega2 - the one with the slightly less scary eyes.  You can find her (and lots of other zombie images) at Rick's Zibbet shop.

I was going to go with a greenish zombie, but decided to make her purple with green hair - I love to play with these images.  I think the sentiment goes perfectly with that slight mad, longing look in her eyes.  You can find full details of the card on my blog - Deborah's Gems.

That's all for now.

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Dark Side of Wonderland Presented by Lady B

Hi, all!  Lady B here to show you my creepy cute vision of Wonderland.  I've made two projects to share today.  I hope you enjoy the scenes!

Wonderland is NOTHING without Alice.  In my version, Alice has definitely changed.  How?  You'll see!  Click on image to enlarge.

It seems as though a random Zombie must have been roaming around Wonderland, got a bit peckish, and took a wee bite out of Alice.  Her complexion has definitely changed as well as what she likes to eat at tea time!  I used "Alice Revisited digi stamp" drawn by Rick St. Dennis MFA.  The image was coloured digitally in PSE8.  Be sure to check both Zibbet and Etsy for more of Rick's wonderful images.  BTW, for those across the pond, if you purchase from the Zibbet shop you can avoid the VAT!

The spiders, skulls and bones are from the "Edgar Allan Poe" digi kit made by "Crystal Rain" and purchased from "Mischief Circus". The background paper, lanterns and tree stump with checkered base were from a digital kit "Down the Rabbit Hole" made by "Holliewood Studios" and purchased from "Mischief Circus".  Everything was assembled in PSE8.

Round 2.  This doesn't feature an actual Wonderland character, but I think "Cabaret M C for Lady B" would make a great addition for tea time entertainment!  Click image to enlarge.

Once again, "Cabaret M C for Lady B" was drawn by Rick St. Dennis MFA and was coloured digitally in PSE8.  All other images and the sentiment were from the "Down the Rabbit Hole" digital kit made by "Holliewood Studios" and purchased from "Mischief Circus".  Everything was assembled in PSE8.

I'm sorry if my scenes aren't scary enough for the Airless Chambers blog, but they are a bit too extreme for the Sparkle and Glitter blog. I figured AC would be the best place to post my work.

Be sure to check out the fabulous coloured images that are being coloured by several folks in blogland and on Facebook.  Many in Rick's Facebook Fans and Friends group were lucky enough to score free images to colour.  The freebies are gone, but you can see the fabulous images by clicking here.  More images are being added daily.  Remember, membership has its privileges!

Don't forget to play along with the Progressive Challenge part 2 using "Mr. Tea".  You still have a few days to play along!

Thanks for looking at my work!
Lady B ~

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Cave of Skulls, Lair of the Sea Witch

It's Donna here today with some spooky inspiration from the DEEP.  I've created an underwater scene using Cave of Skulls and Lair of the Sea Witch. The cave is actually one of the scenes Rick created for the Carnival De la Nuit, but I thought it made a perfect hideaway for the terrifying Sea Witch, don't you?  The rest of the Carnival De la Nuit stamps are fabulous as well, so be sure to check that category from the pull down menu top left in Rick's Zibbet shop

I kept the scene very dark with die cuts in black of Memory Box Oceana Corner and Poppy Seed Stamps Weeping Willow Branches (that I turned upside down to make kelp) against the dark teal gauze paper from DCWV.  I've added mica flakes to the floor and skittles (remember those, I've still got a TON!) as rising air bubbles.  "The Deep" is done with Label Letters from Tim Holtz.

For more pix and info please visit my BLOG.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Demon Hoover

As soon as I saw this Demon Hoover in the Rick St Dennis Zibbet shop, I had to have it and make a card. Actually the sentiment I thought of came before I had even made the card. I made the sentiment just on my computer. I started with a square red base card and then matted it with a wallpaper type paper that I found in my stash. I distressed all the edges. I drew a black border around it in a fine marker. I coloured Mr Hoover with copic markers and then fussy cut him out and then popped him up with double sided foam tape. To finish off I added some flower soft for him to hoover up!
The colours that I used are:
To see some more of my makes hoover on over to my blog at Deb Vee's Craft Place

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Zombie Hat Lady Time Flies

Hello everyone!  I have a special post today for you I wasn't supposed to post today... but yesterday I finally finished my altered piece of furniture a Jewelry box that's fairly big and was perfect for my craft room....   Perfect except for the colors lol So what's special about this post?!?  Well I'm taking over on the Sparkle and Glitter as well to post part of this piece because I used a nice side and a not so nice side with the passage of time as my inspiration.  So if you want to see the other part of it you have to go to this post.

 For the make on this blog I used a few digis  I wanted something that would remind people of the  February Violet which is on the nice side so I used Zombie Hat lady  I made her with similar colors but in a more faded tone since she's very much DEAD.  I used initially the great Zombie face on the middle drawer but after sharing the pictures with Rick he came out with a fab new design for me!!!!  YAY I'm sure that it will be in the store if you ask :)  And it's called Time Flies.  It was the perfect digi for the in between.

So here are the before and the after painting of the furniture piece. You can see that it wasn't really much of a reflection of me the before....

That distressing was a new technique for me... I wanted a crackled finish and used some glue to make it.  What I didn't realize at the time is that when the piece is standing up it makes a huge puddle of goo at the end.... so the front drawers came out better than the side....
 But I wasn't discouraged I reapplied some paint in pale lavender and used some Deco Weathered wood for the crackle it came out nice but was too light.... so I used some watered down black acrylic paint on top to make it darker.

After doing this I realized that I should have put the time higher up.... but it was already done oh well lesson learned.
Here's the initial version for the front.  I thought it looked pretty awesome as well
But I'm loving the next version a lot more!  What do you think?!?

I'm really loving how this piece came up!  Very different from my usual makes   Now don't forget to check out the Sparkle and Glitter blog for the other part and my blog for more details.

Hope you like my inspiration. Check out all the other fabulous images in the Zibbet store or in the Etsy store!

Have a fabulous Thursday!!!!


Monday, June 15, 2015

Countess von Finnbair

So here  is a Finnabair inspired alterd tray, well the back of the tray is the part that got turned into a canvas :-)

The digital image is a digi by Rick St. dennis specially made for these kind of projects, you can find her here, this pretty lady is called Countess Von Finnbair .

Deco Art products used:
Americana Acrylic Gesso , Modeling Paste and Americana Acrylic in Lamp black.  Media Fluid Acrylics Interference paints in the colors: Violet, Gold, Turquoise, Blue, Magenta and Green. Andy Skinner stencils: Shedded and Snake's webMetallic lustres in : Silver Spark, Majestic Purple, Elegant Emerald, Cosmic Blue. Glamour Dust Glitter paint in Black Ice

you will also need  a wooden tray, plastic bugs and some dies: Tim Holtz; Gadget Gears and Tatered florals, Graveyard and a movers and shapers Bat. The web is from Memory Box

I started by colouring the image, I used Prisma Color pencils ( the 75 yrs anniversary set, it has the 50 most popular colours in it so a bit different than the 150 I was used too, but turns out 50 is enough lol)

So just colour up the Countess and cut her out, the big bold head will be covered with all kinds of stuff sooo just have fun with this
Meanwhile I had gessoed the back of the wooden tray and used the stencils and modeling paste to create some texture. (tip  make a mask the shape of the head so that part of the canvas gets no modeling paste on it, makes it easier to glue the image on)

Let dry.

Next paint everything black, (you can also use black gesso and black modeling paste both also by Deco Art). the trick with the interference paints is that they show up much better on a dark background so that is why I painted everything black ( all bugs and stuff that is glued to the head was also gessoed and painte black first)

So now it is time to go crzy with the interference paints, they are like magic, shake the bottle and put a bit on a pallete, and you will see no matter which colour you take, what comes out of the bottle is white and you see a shine in the colour that is on the bottle. When you paint this over (dry) black paint the colour comes out and the shine, soo much fun.

 just add the different colurs randomly, if you dont like the result, use black paint to cover, let dry and start over :-)

Next is is time to collect emmbelishments, I used die cuts and some keys, bugs light bulps , skulls and Skellie hands, charms, flowers anythingnyou like, I painted everything before glueing it on.

the spiderwebs in the cormer are made from black cardstock covered with Metallic Lustre in different colours. I used soem Silvdr to adde to the gears and the flowers (made of die cuts and embossed before painting them, to give them a metal look, I used the sizzix embossing folders diamond plate and riveted metal)

Glue the head in the on the canvas and make a nice composition with all embellies, (take a pic with your phone, so you now where you have put everything and start glueing)

Hope you like the result,

BTW check out the RSD fb group Rick is asking for your ideas for rubber stamps, so all input is welcome, if you would like to see Rick's darker images as a rubber stamp please go here and let him know what you are interested in.

Also check out the awesome new skulls in the Zibbet shop and today is the second inspiration post for the RSD progressive challenge on Sparkle and Glitter

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Mr Shadows

Such a creepy little chap. Printed onto neenah cardstock and coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. I imported him into Craft Artist 2 where I removed the white background and added candle light and a spooky background. More details are on my blog.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

De Bokkerijder

The first time I heard of the legend of the bokkerijders (Buckriders) I was 9 or 10 and I read about them in a comic book called Suske and Wiske. (yah Dutch so I don't a lot of readers will know about it). Anyway Buckriders are thiefs they made a pact with the devil and they rode on flying goats through the sky. (read about it here)

A few years later an attraction in the Efteling was based on this legend (see here),

In Zuid Limburg (the most southern part of the Netherlands, the part that sticks out between Belgium and Germany) are some monuments to rembember the people that were believed to be Bokkerijders and  were executed ( a lot like witch hunts),  There is some more info here, sorry in Dutch but maybe Google translate can help out if you are interested.

Sooo I asked Rick if he could draw a Bokkerijder and he did. I think it turned out awesome and has some nice Dutch style houses, which look inspired by Anton Pieck (he designed the Efteling and has some awesome darker images), so I tried to colour it in the style Anton Pieck would do, I love his drawings of night time scenes, I love the colours he uses to ge a bit gloomy athmosphere in his work.

Sorry for the long story, thought to explain a bit bout this image and the why I used the colours I used :-)

The background is made using the Gelliplate the paint used is Americana Acrylic paint by Deco Art (colours used:True blue, Red Alert, Titanium White, Lavender and Lilac)  The quote is written using Glass Paint markers in White and Black). The image is called "de Bokkerijder"and can be found here, also check out the awesome new skulls in Zibbet here and here  , If you are looking for a fathersday image, the new "Blokes"images are perfect

here a closer look at the image, it's coloured using Faber Castell Polychromos

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A warning to messy children

Hi there, Rachel with you today, to show you a little hybrid make of mine... Sue helped me a little as I'm not very Craft artist Savvy.. so thank you Sue!

the story behind this is that I HATE cleaning house with a passion... and I fall out with my hoover a lot. it eats stuff. 

I also have two very messy children who also hate to clean house. 

therefore I asked Rick for a demon hoover.. and he obliged (thanks Rick!)
you can find him hanging out in Rick's Zibbet store , when he isn't eating people's mess and clutter...

so let this be a warning to my kids.. or any other messy ones... the demon hoover will eat your stuff if you leave it out.. and he will enjoy doing so!



Monday, June 8, 2015

Snailain greetings ....

.... Morning!  It's Deborah here with you today.  I've been playing with one of Rick's monster digis and made a birthday card - Snailian is actually kind of cute!

Happy Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

This little chap is called Snailian Digi and you can find him and several of his friends at Rick's Zibbet shop.  I had lots of fun colouring him with Copic markers, cutting him out and then adding lots of sparkle - he really shimmers in the sun!!  See the photo below:

Happy Birthday detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Full details of my card can be found on my blog - Deborah's Gems.  That's all for now - see you soon.
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