HI everyone, thanks for coming by again! Today is a very exciting day over at OSAAT as we have a special prize from a very special sponsor!
Rick St Dennis MFA
Now a much collected pen and ink artist brings his work to DIGI-Stamps!
Designer of over 100 theatrical productions, Rick St Dennis is also the author of 4 books on decorative painting and contributor to at least a dozen national magazines on crafts and art. He has taught design at the college level as well as seminars and classes across the USA and Canada. He is one of a handful of designers to have designed TWO productions of AIDA, Verdi's massive Egyptian opera spectacle. Currently living in the quiet beach communuity of Seal Beach, California he writes restaurant reviews and theatre reviews between assignments for web designs, logos and creating art for local shows. Rick has appeared on such TV shows as Home Matters with Susan Powell, Aileen's Crafts and others. He was Crafts editor for Country Folk Art Magazine and sells his artwork nationally through galleries and shows. Among numerous awards he has won a presidential commendation in 1976 for his contributions to the bicentennial year including the design of the west coast premier of William Grant Still's opera BAYOU LEGEND. His drawings and paintings are in the collections of Diana Ross, Sandy Duncan, Sammy Davis Jr. and Jacqueline Onnasis amongst others. Please check out his links!!
And a few of us were lucky enough to work with some exclusive stamps he has created just for us!! Our challenge this wk is to use your digis, be it paper or images and you can have the chance to win an EXCLUSIVE set of digi stamps designed by Rick for OSAAT, yep the winner will be the only person in the world to own these exclusive stamps WOWZERS!!
I decided to create both a card and matching gift tin to showcase Ricks fabulous xmas bear image and to show the versatility of digi images.
My card was made following the sketch over at a new blog called sparkle dreams who have the added extra of using sparkle and flowers on your creation. My fabulous papers are a digi download from Nitwits again and my fabulous flowers and holly are a mixture of wild orchids and mulberry crafts,my flourishes are Marianne Ds and my little gems from stash. I have distressed all my edges and stickled with golden rod sparkle.
My stunning image has been coloured with Prisma pencils and I have tried to give him a more traditional/vintage look, he was so beautiful to colour! I have distressed the edges with Tea dye distress ink. My little ribbon pieces are American crafts and my mini golden brads are from stash.
I absolutely adored making my tin! Would you beleve that this tin is what you now buy your tea bags in from Starbucks?! I think I'm going to have to lay my hands on a few more of these lovlies! I have again used Nitwits papers from the same range (comfort joy) and have used the same American crafts ribbon and same flower combination. My Chiffon ribbon is from stash and my stunning yellow lace around the top is Prima. I have attatched my tag with chain and jump ring.
I used Ricks image again and photoshoped out the body so I just have the bear head and bow for my tag. I coloured him in the same way with the same distress ink and glitter round the edges. My little adhesive pearls around the top are also from stash.
I loved making this so much and am loathe to give it away now lol, I guess someone will get lucky at xmas!
Now for my challenges! I am entering this into Incy Wincys sparkly glitter challenge, The crazy challenges recycle challenge (my tin is recycled), spoonful of sugars sparkle and shine challenge, Creative card crews bloomin marvellous challenge, Digital Tuesdays ribbon and bling challenge, City crafters hooray for holidays challenge, Fab and funkys use a digi challenge, Glitterbabes anything goes challenge, MAWTT anything but a card challenge, Dutch dares tagalicious challenge, Sarah Hurleys flowers challenge, create 4 funs use a digi challenge, one stop crafts alter it challenge (my tin) and If the shoes fits distressing challenge.
I promise to link up my creations when I get home from work this eve as this is a scheduled post!!! Thanks loads and loads for coming by! Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog to see what the other DT have been creating (there are some gorgeous creations!) and break out your digis for this exclusive challenge prize it's a must!! Hugs to everyone!!!
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