Thursday, December 13, 2012

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

We made it!! Today is the very last day of the new RSD Creepmas Hop. I hope you've enjoyed seeing all of the wonderful Creepmas art on our blogs. It has been fun rolling out all of the new images, both on the Design Team blogs and every day on Rick's Airless Chambers blog!
I chose to lean toward traditional for this project but Rick said people seem leery of Santa Puppetier so maybe that's creepy enough. Personally, I wish everyone would love this image as much as I do - it's fantastic!


I took a picture of some of my dolls on shelves since I know lots of people think that's pretty creepy and spent yesterday afternoon messing with them in Photoshop. It's no secret that sometimes when you're working in Photoshop you have no clear idea of where you're going and the way you play during those times is how you learn more. There were some steps I took first like turning the photo into a stamp and then putting it over the image but what made this work was a blending mode I've never used before called Linear Burn. I know, I know...you don't know anything about Photoshop but isn't it a little intriguing that you can take an ordinary photo and turn it into a stamp?
Now enjoy the last few minutes of the hop and if you aren't ready to give up Creepmas yet, Smeared and Smudged's 12 Days of Creepmas goes alternate days until the 23th. Monique, Helen and Lady Brayton will have a blogroll for that hop on their blogs so check it out!!

14 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

His puppet looks EXACTLY like one hanging in my living room as we speak! In fact it hangs there all year. Love, love, LOVE this Sharon! This is a must have for sure! xxD

DonnaMundinger said...

I'm pretty sure Santa Puppetier is a new image today too. xxD

Caroline said...

Hi Sharon,
Great Santa you've made! The coloring is again fantastic. Wish I could make those wonders with my computer! Lol.
And you do have lovely shelves with dolls!
Thanks for all the great projects I've seen these days! Greetings, Caroline

monique said...

love what you did to this santa, looks great (and I am one of the people that thinK porcelain dolls are scary LOL)

Love crafts forever said...

Wow! You have nice collection of Dolls. I collect Dolls too, but many of them Ballet Dancers lol.
Beautiful work on last Day of Hop.
Hugs Nat

Aletha J. Williams said...

I love this Sharon. I love that image too! I just purchased PSE11 and really anxious to get started. You have captured just the way Santa looked before he hung himself in Rick's image. LOL
Hugs,
Aletha

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love what you have done her, Santa looks great and Oh I wanna come play with your dolls they look fabby, Love Hazelxo

Miranda said...

fantastic creation and i love this image, wonderful

Rick St. Dennis said...

You did a wonderful job with this iamge as always-thanks for a great finale o the hop

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Best til last again for you - Absolutely STUNNING. I can't see why Santa can't be pictured with puppets - he left loads in my stocking as a child xxx

Ellis said...

Stunning card you made, the coloring looks great and I like the image! =)
Hugs, Elenor

~Lady B~ said...

Awesome finale piece! I will have to try that linear burn blending mode. Isn't it fun learning new skills?! Superb colouring and fantastic project. BTW, I've been browsing your doll collection. I'm so jealous, but so inspired!

Ellis said...

Thanks for the comment on my challenge entry! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Baarlo said...

Oh, Santa is fabulous -- mostly due to your superb coloring, I think! His face is wonderfully subtle... did you do that with pens or in Photoshop? And I love the blending of the stars on his suit! I love that you got your dolls in the background... great way to work them in and it looks very natural. (I have no idea why this is now calling me Baarlo instead of Dieverdog.... I must have changed something when I started Baarlo's blog).