Friday, October 19, 2012

The Countess at RSD

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to our 2nd challenge at Sparkle & Glitter, a Rick St. Dennis (RSD) Challenge Blog. We have another fun one for you. Because this is October (and almost time for one of my favorite holidays) our theme is “Sweet or Spooky Halloween.” Your deadline is November 1, at 7 p.m. PST. Plenty of time for you to create whatever your heart desires. We accept all kinds of art as long as you stick with the theme.

For my project I decided to use an over-sized tag that I had in my stash. The background is completed with a color technique that I accomplished using paints and inks. There is a photo tutorial that I created over at the paid-access site, StampingScrapping Techniques & Tutorials. I hope you all join us. This site is well worth the cost and your time.

I have completed my project with Rick’s unique digi, The Countess. She was screaming at me to put her on a tag. This is not something I would usually do, but I am really enjoying the creation part of these tags. You can find this image and more Halloween images at Rick's Etsy shop.

I have colored her with Copics (Cs & Ws) and then tweaked her hair with a white colored pencil. The dies are Spellbinders Spider web and Cheery Lynn’s Designs Lace Corners.

The roses are from my stash. Did you see the tiny dragonflies caught in The Countess’s web? Those are from Frost Creek Charms, where I purchase the majority of my favorite charms.

Did you know that we, at RSD, have several online groups. We have one on Facebook, Rick St. Dennis Digi Fans and Friends. One other is at Paper Craft Planet, Rick St. Dennis and Friends. We would love it if you stopped by whichever group you want, and show us your little pieces of art featuring Rick’s eclectic range of digi styles.

The Countess is on her way for a visit at:
Inky Impressions - Anything But a Card
The Paper Shelter - Use a Charm
LEJ Designs - Goth/Dark
Art with No Boundries - October/Halloween (this is my second entry)
Cupcake Crafts - Two of something (dragonfly charms)
Fashionista Challenge - Anything Goes

Get in the Halloween mood and join us for our 2nd Challenge at RSD’s Sparkle & Glitter blog. You have finished here, now head over there and check out all the other little pieces of art created by Rick’s Elite Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great and creative weekend!
Aletha Jane


monique said...

Gorgeous. You coloring is amazing. Love how you added a bit of red in the white of the eyes. Make it look super scary. Fab project

Beverly G said...

This is a great oversized tag. The purple in your background sets of the red roses and your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for entering at Art With No Boundaries.

Rick St. Dennis said...

I love how you did this image-she just suddenly came to life and the shading on the hair----sublime-
Thanks for being such a valuable part of my EDT!!!!

cotnob said...

Great tag, fantastic colouring - you've certainly made her look scary.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Mummy lade said...

really gorgeous!

Trina said...

LOVE the hair and those die cuts!

Glenda Atkins said...

That is some tag, wow, love your colouring and the hair is fabulous! Quite like the spider web and flowers in the background too! Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs!

Rina said...

WOW! This rocks!

Thank you for joining the Fashionista's this is wonderful to have you and hope you will join us again!

DT Coordinator~~ Rina

Carly said...

almost to scary to look at! what a wonderful project .... very spooky!

Thank you so much for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons for our Spooky Challenge.

Love your card and great colours too!

xoxox Carly

Tonya said...

This is so fabulous. Your coloring looks awesome. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is fantastic, I love your colouring skills they are amazing, Love Hazelxo

Paper Tails said...

Wow your coloring is fabulous!!! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week.


Babette said...

What a stunning project.
Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Roxann said...

Aletha, this is eerily gorgeous! Love it!

Marie said...

Just brilliant! Such drama! Just perfect! Thanks for joining us in our charming challenge over at the paper shelter this week.
Love n hugs

Tracey said...

This is fabulous, so creative :)
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

Sandi's Samples said...

Hi Aletha can you please send me your e-mail address? You have been selected to be a guest designer on TTCRD

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