Sunday 1 September 2013

A Bit of Halloween Fun with Rick

Hi everyone.  We of the RSD EDT thought we'd give you a touch of inspiration for making your Fall/Hallowe'en projects, maybe a bit of Thanksgiving thrown in for you U.S. peeps. After all Hallowe'en is getting very close, only a couple of months to go and you'll need to be prepared for all those trick or treaters.

The talented DT ladies decided on a couple of group posts using of course Rick St. Dennis MFA's pretty and more cutesy images on Sparkle and Glitter and the scarier images on the Airless Chambers blog. Lots to see, something for everyone's tastes, we hope you will enjoy.

The RSD gang have been thinking about organizing bloghops, you will all be invited to join if you'd like to, and there will be prizes to win. The hops will be on both our blogs, but we think two bloghops a month might be a bit too much, so we were thinking to do a hop on Sparkle and Glitter one month and a hop on Airless Chambers the next.
Please let us know what you think about this, we would very much appreciate your opinion and / or idea's about this. You can leave them  in the comments or if you'd rather email your thoughts and brilliant plans you can contact Monique.

Now before you gazing at the beauty on the blogs, there's maybe some info about Halloween and Fall images that you were not aware of.  Of course you can go to Rick's Etsy shop for the digital images - check out the Halloween and The Crypt sections in particular. Did you know that Rick's images are available in rubber stamps as well? They are available at I Brake for Stamps and at the Smeared Ink Rubber club.

Enjoy the eye candy and please don't forget to leave us a comment with your thoughts on the Blog hops.

My projects
First for Sparkle and Glitter

I altered an old tea light lantern that has been hanging round for a while.
I started off as a kind of rusty grey colour. I removed the broken panes of glass and cleaned it up. Then gave it a couple of coats of a florescent orange paint. Then sponged two coats lightly over it. Terracotta and burnt sienna.
The image is called Trick or Treat.
Printed onto my normal card, coloured in with promarkers and scanned into the PC.
Ready for printing onto vellum. I needed the material to allow light through.

 Some stability added to the vellum using some black textured card

and the door did not go unadorned. A black cat stamped into a die cut. (Prickly Pear) The bats round the other sides are also from Prickly Pear

My next project is for Airless Chambers
Using the new Vampyr Masquerade Male image
again scanned into my pc after colouring on my normal card. This time printed onto tissue paper. The tissue was temporarily adhered to a plain sheet of copier paper to act as a carrier.
When printed, it was cut out and heat set into a candle.
Some red paper was cut with my "drippy goo" edge punch and adhered to the candle. The glistening blood effect being achieved by using red stickles.

Please pop on over to the blogs and leave your comments on the proposed blog hops


  1. Love the lantern but that vampire is to die for

    Gorgeous colouring!!!!!!

  2. Fab projects, Helen! Your lantern looks great and I'm loving the hunk of a vamp on your candle :) The stickles on the drippy blood looks awesome and I will definitely borrow that idea at some point :)