Monday, September 15, 2014

VOTE NOW for pick of the week

These are the PICK OF THE WEEK nominees for the week of SPT 14, 2014.

Vote only ONCE in the comment area by listing the NUMBER of the project you are voting for.

This weeks winner will be eligible for the pick of the MONTH and the 12 monthly winners will be eligible for PICK OF THE YEAR and will get a prize.

Remember WE nominate the projects-YOU pick the winner by popular vote.

Check back each week for the weekly nominees-all nominated entries have been picked by our team from Facebook, Blogs, Challenges and the NET in general we do not select entries which are submitted specifically for this contest.

If you have an entry the best place to post it so it will be seen is on our FACEBOOK fan page-please link the entry to your blog, website or challenge page-Thanks

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

NEW, Fun and starting NOW


Bonnie came up with the idea of having a pick of the week contest and we all loved the idea so here is how it works:

Each week from Monday to Sunday each member of the EDT (and I) can pick a project using MY digis that they find on Facebook or on a blog or wherever.

They will then submit this item as a Pick of the week Nominee-the person who is nominated gets the lovely badge (seen above) and will be in the running for the WINNER badge-voting will be held the week after you are nominated and will last for one week when the next group of nominees is announced the winner of the previous week will be announced as well and that person will get the WINNERS badge for their blog, website or Facebook Page.

Each month the 4 (or maybe 5) winners will be offered for votes and a PICK OF THE MONTH winner will be announced-that person will get a special badge and will be entered in the PICK OF THE YEAR contest.

The 12 monthly winners will vie for pick of the YEAR by popular vote and the winner will receive  a special badge and a prize.

This is an extra fun way to thank the designers who use my digis in the projects and get all those nominated projects in one place for you to enjoy.

I will post this weeks nominees on Monday the 15th of September and you can start voting...

Hope you all enjoy this year long contest and remember YOU will be picking the winners!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

COMING FUN AND FROLIC

Be sure to visit here and on my Facebook Fan Site next weekend for a HUGE image rollout complete with contests prizes and more-That will be on Saturday Sept 13, 2014.



The following weekend Sept 19, 20 and 21 we will be working with KIT and Clowder (Alyce) to bring you a weekend of fun including a special free image, a discount code for shopping at ETSY or ZIBBET and a colouring contest-we are VERY excited to work with them and hope to do in the future.

Finally we will once again be sponsoring the 31 days blog hop at Smeared and Smudged-our Airless Chambers Blog will be included as will some of our EDT members.

we hope that we will be doing of FIND of the WEEK program during that period-each member of the EDT and maybe even yours truly will submit a project that they found on the web and YOU will vote on them-there will be a winner EACH week (Find of the Week) the 4 weekly winners will be up for find of the MONTH and finally the 12 monthly winners will vie for FIND of the YEAR and one project will win a fabulous prize.

We also have our challenges on Sparkle and Glitter and LOTS of new things happening at RICK ST DENNIS DIGI FANS AND FRIENDS on Facebook so don't miss any of the fun.

When youre looking for a digi image try my shop at ZIBBET-close to 900 images carefully divided into sections so its fairly easy to find what you want and we are adding new things constantly.

For RUBBER fans don't forget that Smeared and Smudged has several collections of my designs on Rubber in their Rubber Club and I BRAKE FOR STAMPS has LOTS of images including the entire RANDI DANDI catalog and the famous Alice in Wonderland set that was done for Monique!

FALL is my favorite time and I hope all of you have a wonderful fall and winter Holiday season-please spend a part of it with us!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Mermaid Challenge

Four brave souls ventured to navigate the briny waters pg my Mermaid Challenge and it was HARD to pick a winner.

I almost made it a tie but first have a look at the entries:

Gran Margaret

Deborah Frings

 
Teresa Morgan

 
Pauline Pollington
 
 
Each entry had its own certain panache but I looked at all the various compositions and only one person took the instructions and ran with them.

"Take one of my digis and make her into a mermaid."

So Teresa Morgan will be receiving a gift certificate worth $25.00 at my Zibbet Shop-big congrads Teresa !!!

Thanks to all who entered my summer challenges the regular challenges will return next month on Sparkle and Glitter-don't forget I will be having an image roll out this weekend with some comment based giveaways-and you know when we have games they always have a twist-watch facebook beginning in the morning Sat aug 16 (California time).

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

There is a season...

I don't remember when I actually drew AUTOMNE-I love doing allegorical figures and especially seasonal and celestial ladies ...

I was impressed by some amazing hair styles in a THAI stage show and that what led to this design.

HELEN SMITH a friend on face book had done this design in an autumnal palette and I mentioned I had never seen anyone do her blonde and springy-
here are the results:


I believe this is the original Autumn version. (above)

Winter, Spring and Summer below:




Aren't they all lovely?

This just goes to show once again how versatile digis can be and how clever colouring can carry one design through an entire year.

Thanks to talented Helen Smith for her wonderful colouring-you can find her on facebook  at Rick St. dennis digi fans and friends. or at her Facebook Page - HERE

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The one and only...

I am so happy to be working with Kit and Clowder and specifically with Alyce Keegan one of those people whose work makes your jaw drop and you find yourself emitting that, "I wish I could do that" squeak.

Several of my EDT ladies are taking classes over at K&B and loving it and I can see how even accomplished colourists improve.

Alyve was so kind as to colour up one of my images-the very popular Goddess of Moonlight on Evening Fog-one of 1,000 Chinese goddesses series I have been working on.

 
You can find this image HERE in my ZIBBET shoppe.

Look carefully at her technique on the folds and billowing cloth---beautiful.

I hope to be working with Alyce in the future so stay tuned.

Thanks to ALYCE KEEGAN for her glorious work!

Friday, July 4, 2014

My Red White and Blue Challenge

I asked my Facebook fans and friends to submit cards to a personal challenge-specifically a card or project done mostly in RED WHITE AND BLUE in honor of the 4th of July Holiday here in the states but specifically an out of the box card that needn't be Patriotic.

I did receive some entries and as promised I will post ALL of the projects I received here.

Damarys a new member of our EDT kindly did a couple of projects that certainly are winners but of course she cannot compete because she is on the EDT.


Bombshell is one of my newer hat ladies and of course is perfect for a patriotic challenge since she has the World War 2 chorus girl look.


MAE was an interesting choice but works quite nicely in an almost Statue of Liberty sort of way-Thanks DAMARYS for these two great projects.

 
 
Gran Margaret used a BITSY image for the sweet Christmas Card-did you know the during both World Wars Patriotic cards were quite popular?

 
 
Bonnie used one of my earliest digis - this is from the period when I was doing images for PROJECT WRITE HOME.

Linda Kupstas used on of my fashion digis I think its called Christmas gown-this project has a wonderful feeling and I love the way the embellishments compliment the image.

 
Deborah picked a very unusual image and made it work for the challenge, This is TWENTY WINKs-it also comes with a border design.
 
 
 

Tina-Mary also picked an unusual design The Goddess of Moonlight on Evening Fog-one of my 1,000 Chinese Goddesses Collection (by far the most popular). She did a great job on all those folds of red fabric. This card was a strong contender for the win.

I picked a project that used a holiday image, really used the colour palatte in an exciting way and captured the theme without diminishing my image it was also the only entry that used an image from my RANDI DANDI range now available on I BRAKE FOR STAMPS exclusively in both Digis and Rubber.

SO...without further ado the winner of my 2014 RED, White and Blue Challenge who will receive a gift certificate for my ZIBBET shop worth Seventeen Dollars and Seventy Six Cents (1776 get it? LOL)-----



Pauline Pollington's beautifully shaded salute to Celebrating is simple, clean and dynamic and puts the artwork in the starring role-Speaking of Stars I love how her embellies repeat the stars in the girls hair.

Perfect choice of papers, ribbon etc.

Congrads Pauline-please contact me at rickstdennis@yahoo.com to get your prize code

Next up will be my MERMAID challenge - use any of my mermaid images or make an image into a mermaid-get entry details on my FACEBOOK fan page. Prize will be announced in AUGUST 2014.