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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Rebekah - wow look at these beautiful creations, now you know what to ask Santa for this year STARBUCKS COUPONS haha..your creations are as good as your taste in men!! haha (go team edward lol) thank you hun for being such a special part of our team :)
Big wow hun these are beautiful
hugs Mandy xx
Fabulous combination. Both absolutely gorgeous!
Thanks for doing a spectacular job with my images---your work is clean, crisp, professional and does me proud-I love it when an ARTIST makes my digis look better than what I actually drew!!! Well done you!!
Rick St. dennis
i love this card and tin. Although i am not a teddy fan - i do admit to liking this one lol I love the traditional colours
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Such a pretty card and I love the gift tin! Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x
oops forgot to say thanks for joining us at Sarah hurley too
Wow Rebekah this is stunning work, what a beautiful project I love what you are showing here the image is gorgeous.
Wow Wow Wow....I love love love the image and your colouring,papers,embellishments are all just perfect to compliment it....and what can I say about the tin just gorgeous..yes please I'd love both for Christmas..lol..Fab work as always...
Lovely pair, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!
Rebekah what a lovely card, but that tin if fabulous! Great project.
Gorgeous gift set Rebekah, beautiful colours and sweet image.
great Christmas set ... love the tin ... so pretty ... thanks for joining us at CCCB
Amazing christmas project!!! I love your tag and christmas card.
now this is one very stunning, happy and fun card! definitely made me smile. and i'm smiling even wider because you shared it with us at glitterbabe's challenge. thank you.
Great creations hun as always....mmmm starbucks lol will have to pop in and see what they have xx
Thank You for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Hugs Shell xx
Lovely project and love the way you work those prisma pencils! Wow! everything is gorgeous.
This is just too cute.. I love that image..
Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!
WOW these are fab,love the image you used.Thanks for joining us at DDCC.
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it love it love it!!! A lovely image and so beautifully coloured in and I love the tin too - its amazing!! Beautiful work hun, (((((hugs))))) love me x x x x x x
Wowsers! these are just stunning, love the DP and those cute images ♥
What a beautiful gift set! Love the image, it's so cute and happy! Beautiful flower arrangement with flourish too.
Thank you so much for joining us at digital tuesday this week!
Wow what a beautiful card. Love all of your lovely touches. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Card Crew!
Wow, Fantastic work.
Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.
This is amazing! love all the little details you added to your creations, the colors are wondeerful, the images are too cute and your coloring is great! thanks for joining us at Glitterbabe´s challenge this week, hugs!
Wonderful project! Thanks for joining us at DDCC: great tag!
What a fabulous set, great little ted image. Thanks for joining us this week over at MAWTT, hugs Heidi xx
wow, this is gorgeous...i just love your box and matching card. the bear stamp is super adorable, and you have colored him beautifully! this is just beautiful, you must have spent alot of time on this! Thanks for joining us at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT!!!
Rebekah, what can I say??? This is just a stunning project, both the card and the tin are absolutely fabulous. That tag on the tin is a fabulous idea, it's certainly something I wouldn't want to give away if I had created it.
Thankyou for sharing this with us for the Anything Goes Challenge at MAWTT.
.....and great job from me.
Luv Brenda xxxxx
This is a fabulous gift set Rebekah. I love the cute bear and the colours you've used are gorgeous.
Great image and wonderful set!! Thanks for sharing at Glitterbabes!
what a cute gift! Love all the twilight stuff on your blog too ;) Thanks for joining us at MAWTT!! x
Great card and tin - love the distressing and your colouring is fab!
Crafty Creations by AJ
Wow what a fantastic card, love the tin as well, thank you so much for playing along at Sparkle Dreams, hugs, Solance xx
These are gorgeous! thanks for playing at Sarah Hurley Challenges!
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