Hello wonderful crafty friends and welcome back!
Today I have such a fun post as I have had the incredible opportunity to create with images from an amazing artist by the name of Rick St. Dennis. If you've heard of him, I need not say another word, if you haven't....Oh my word...check out his Etsy Store here!!!
My hope was to create something 3D with these elaborately detailed images and so here is my matching gift set of an ornament and card using the fabulous EEK A Mouse digital stamp.
The process began by sizing it, printing it out 8 times in black and white and then coloring each of them one after the other to duplicate the look. Yes, I could have colored one and then copied it, but seriously...something this fun needs to be colored manually.
Cutting out two Stampin' Up! Apothecary Accent frames as the ornament base, I then fussy cut around 2 of the colored images and double foam mounted them to the ornament base; creating the front and back of the holiday gift.
Then the fun and tedious part of deciding which aspects of the image to decoupage, I cut out each section from two extra colored images and applied them with crystal effects and then repeated on the opposite side.
(Santa's hat and leg, Snowman's hat, Elf's face and knee, little mouse and the golden star were all decoupaged)
Once the decoupaged pieces were in tact, I punched out the holiday greenery using the Tim Holtz Festive Greenery in a soft blue and then inking with Old Olive Ink. Gluing the greenery into place on the front and back, I then added the red Stickles for berries, frosted the snowman with crystal effects and the fluffy white trim on Santa's outfit with Snow-Tex.
Since this is designed as a gift, I wanted this ornament to have a sentiment on it, so using the Cameo Silhouette machine, I cut out a banner shape and then designed the sentiment to fit the scenery.
The wording was applied with clear crystal effects and the edges of the banner were inked in Antique Linen.
Last bit was to attach a bit of vintage red wire so that this gift will hang from a tree proudly.
Here is the card that I've designed to match the ornament, also decoupaged, but with flatter surface area so it's not too difficult to fit into an envelope.
There you go...
Project one for Christmas, but.....
Now to another holiday using even more incredible images from Rick St. Dennis.
Here is a fun little 3D Haunted Mansion to sit on the entry table come All Hallow's Eve
using the following images from Rick St. Dennis himself.
Colored up in nearly every Copic marker I have and then carefully using the X-Acto knife to remove the glass panes from each window.
Picking out a simple 3D house form on my Cameo Silhouette, I cut out a black house that would be used to transform the flat image into a workable 3D lighted image.
Below to the left you can see that I've attached the black 3D form to the inside of the haunted mansion and then re-cut the windows again. To the right below, you'll see the actual folded house that I'll bend and wrap the colored mansion around.
Setting the mansion, the resident and the unsuspecting trick or treaters to the base of a flipped lid with glue, I then sprayed the base with TH Dylusions black ink.
Below you can see how the white turned to the perfect shade of hazy, creepy, gray.
Introducing the resident of the spooky mansion....
How awesome is she?????? Totally awesome!
Here's our little Trick or Treaters all ready to receive their surprise....mhwahahahaha
To add a few elements of eerie ambiance to this incredible mansion, I cut out a few trees, gated pieces, and hanging bat by light of moon as well as the required quota of tomb stones in the yard and then glued bits of moss and dead grass as well.
The image above is how it appears when under indoor lighting and just about to be transformed into the most fun nightlight and topic of conversation for our Halloween callers....
If you love the holidays and you love the ability to color images from cute to creepy then I highly recommend the wonderful works of Rick St. Dennis.
Thank you SO very much for your visit and I appreciate all your time and comments truly.
Hugs n' Happy Crafting,