Welcome to the weekend. The perfect way to start your Saturday morning is finding a new creative challenge for you. We, at Rick St. Dennis MFA (RSD), have the perfect one. This challenge is to create something with Rick’s monthly newsletter freebie. What, you do not have a subscription? That’s easy to remedy. Click here to join. If you would still like to join in the challenge, the digi, Priscilla Pilgrim, is offered in Rick’s new expanded site on Zibbet.
For you that are on the RSD newsletter list, the challenge is now live on the Sparkle & Glitter blog. You have until November 23 to post your little piece of art.
I adore all the mice characters that Rick has let pop out of his brain. These were a special request from Monique and I, and he has created some of the most lovable mice that you will ever see. I have challenged myself to get at least 10 Christmas cards done this year, all using Rick’s mice and his other amazing images.
On to my project… I made a 5¾” art card with PriscillaPilgrim. This little piece of art was a lot of fun to make. I got to get my fingers all messed up. First Priscilla was colored with Copics. I then trimmed her with Spellbinder’s large square die. I added Gathered Twigs Distress ink to the edges and layered with Stampin’ Up!’s (SU) Early Espresso and Really Rust.
Priscilla: E21, 23, 25, 27, 29, R02
Pumpkin: YR01, 12, 15, 18, E19
Leaf: G40, 85, 94, 99, and YR12, 18
Acorns: E31, 33, 34, 37, and G40, 85
Cap, Apron, & Shoes: C00, 1, 3, 5
Dress & Bow: V09, 12, 15, 17
Background: W00, 0, 1, 2, 3, and YR01
Now it’s time to get messy. I die cut the mums from Cheery Lynn’s Chrysanthemum Strip in SU’s Elegant Eggplant cardstock. After the shaping, I added some Dusty Concord Distress Ink to the very tips and then I glued all layers together. When they were dry, I added Viva Décor Violet 3-D stamp paint with my fingers to the very tips. I felt like I had better control of the paint.
My leaves were created from Spellbinder’s Classic Leaf die. I cut them from SU’s Early Espresso cardstock. I then added Viva Décor 3-D stamp paint in Moss Green with a sponge. These paints dry almost instantly, so I dipped my finger in the Violet stamp paint and dabbed this on the leaves. I felt like that was still not enough, so I took some Viva Décor Inka Gold in copper on my finger tip and wiped that just on the very tips. I love the look of these leaves, very fall-ish.
I hope that you do join in our November Newsletter Freebie Challenge using Priscilla Pilgrim. After you have entered, please come share your masterpiece with us on our Rick St. Dennis Facebook group.
Zibbet shop. Have a great weekend!