Sunday, May 12, 2013

613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog and RSD

Happy Mother's Day to all! I hope you are having a fantastic day. We all deserve it!

Rick St. Dennis MFA is the sponsor over at 613 Avenue Create challenge blog. The theme is Anything Goes with a Twist. That twist is no squares or rectangles allowed, but you can create an easel type project. I have the honor of being their Guest Designer for this challenge.

I took the easel route and created a Steampunk themed easel card. The image I used is Victoria McSteeme, from Rick’s EtsyShop. Take a peek at all the other lovely ladies that he has created.
Copic colors;
Skin: E000, 11, and R20;
Hat, corset, ruffles: YG 91, 93, 95, 97;
Blouse and skirt wrap: E71, 74, 77, 79;
Boots and gloves: E23, 25, 27;
Hair, feathers, boots and gloves accents: E07, 09, 19;
Background: W0,1, 2, and E17.

This was a an easy easel card to create. After my image coloring with Copics was complete I used a Spellbinder’s Grand Decorative OvalOne die on that image. I cut out the center part of that die with the image and accented with Frayed Burlap Distress ink.  I used the same die for the copper cardstock frame and attached the center part. The cogs on that section are from a chipboard collection by Make It Crafty. I used Viva Décor Inka Gold in copper and lava green to try and make them look a little more like metal. This new Viva Décor Inka Gold is a dream to use. It is a beeswax base which allows you to buff for a wonderful shine.

The bottom of the easel card was created with Spellbinder’s ovals and a smaller die from the Grand Decorative Oval One set. My collection of metal embellishments came in handy for this project. You can never have too many metal embellishments, right?

I hope you join us at 613 Avenue Create. Wait until you see what their design team comes up with using Rick’s images.

Last minute announcements…don’t forget about the contest that is going on right now at Sparkle and Glitter. For this contest, you must use the freebie Rick gave us. You can still pick it up here. After you have completed your little piece of art, link your project and blog in our contest page.

Need some more inspiration…come join us on our Facebookgroup and at our Paper Craft Planet group. There’s always something there to get your mojo going.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful week. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Aletha Jane
RSD Elite Design Team


  1. This rocks! Love how you colored her, and love that frame!! You did a great job here!

  2. this is gorgeous! Beautiful Card!

  3. Aletha,

    Thank you so much for being our GDT this week at 613 Avenue Create! I always look forward to seeing your stunning creations! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love the design and layout of the easel. Hope you'll be joining us again :)



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