Sunday, December 2, 2012

13 Days of Creepmas with Rick St. Dennis - Day 2

Well, Day 1 was certainly fun - seeing what all of us came up with! I loved seeing how others on the Design Team used some of the same images that I have waiting in the wings. Doing only the RSD hop, I really didn't find it all that confusing which blogroll to use to stay on this hop. I made it most of the way through the Smeared and Smudged hop as well and will try to finish what I missed tomorrow. The Official Creepmas Hop confused me as most of the blogs I visited did not have a blogroll posted and I kept having to go back to the main page and forgetting where I had been - sort of like when I try to do counted cross-stitch.
Now, after that in depth analysis, let's get to my Day 2 project:


The first shot was my original idea and I had hoped to include Vanessa as well as Vlad drooling over the carolers but the design got a little crowded so I decided she would be just arising from her coffin in the background. This was so much fun to bring my vision to life with Rick's fabulous digital stamps! The book that the house came from is Victorian Houses - A Treasury or 100 Original Designs by David Spelling.


The Euro Carolers were the most time-consuming to color and I wanted to feature them in this little Creepmas box. I printed them in layers on ink-jet printable shrink plastic (which shrinks quite a bit more than they claim as these guys were supposed to go nearly all the way across.) There are four layers - the cat is the top one. I hope that's somewhat perceivable! One of my worst nightmares about Christmas as a child was that Santa would really know how bad I'd been and there would be sticks for presents - thus the "creepy" sticks in the box.
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I hope you are all enjoying seeing Rick's digital stamps colored up and in projects and getting lots of ideas of your own on how to use them. Have fun on the rest of the hop and don't get lost!

13 comments:

Rick St. Dennis said...

I love both projects but Vlad and the carolers is just pricelss-love your colour choices-FUN FUN FUN

Caroline said...

Hi Sharon,
What a great card you've made. So funny with Vlad and the Carolers. And the coloring is great. Greetings, Caroline

Pauline said...

Amazing creations, Sharon... I love that you've adorned the Carollers with flowers, and the stick story is adorable! LOL I was always frightened of receiving an orange wire hair slides (that's what my Mum used to get from her StepMa). I always tried to be so good to avoid them!
hugs,
Pauline

Andrea C said...

You are spoiling us with two projects. Both brilliant x

Miranda said...

fabulous pieces, both of them, but if I had to choose 1 I would go for no 1, love that
hugs
miranda

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wonderful projects. Love them all!!!

scrapunzel said...

I agree that the coloring is fantastic!

DonnaMundinger said...

Hilarious! I spit out my coffee when I read the sentiment on the first. Top notch coloring as usual and wow! layered shrink plastic. I'm in AWE! xxD

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW your projects are lovely, I really like Vlad looking out the window at them, Ohhh they are in for a shock when the door opens, Love Hazelxo

monique said...

wow love m both but the vlad one is hilarious, made me laugh

brilliant

Ellis said...

STunning creations, they are both funn but the first is my favorite with the chilled cocktails! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

yep - you spoil us Sharon!! what fabulous projects - Vlad and his dinner plans is genius but then the shrink plastic is a wonder as well. That 3 of us used the same image on totally different projects really is funny in my eyes xxx

~Lady B~ said...

Two brilliant creations! Did you need to do anything special with your image prior to printing on the shrink plastic? Is desaturating the color of the image necessary? I tried shrink plastic once with a photo and my olive skinned niece looked African American when it was finished. Anyway, fabulous work! I adore the scene and the sentiment on your first piece as it made me literally LOL!