Bugaboo Stamps Friday Freebie… Fab for male cards!!

Ok all you Bugaboostamps fans.. shake a leg and make sure you don’t miss out on this week’s freebie…GUS FISH WHISPERER.

Yup our darlin’ Gus is this weeks freebie.  
You still have time to grab it and enter our Bugaboo Crafty Challenge before the 15th too…. even more chance to snag some fab freebies  from Bugaboo Stamps if you are our random winner.

While you are there don’t forget to check out the New Releases 🙂  I saw a fun new  one of a guy with a lawn mower… another fun male image to grab for those guy cards.

Spotlight Series Day 7 – Rick St dennis MFA


Who are you ? Rick St dennis MFA

RSD_original_2016_zibbet

 

 

 

BlogRick St Dennis MFA

Facebook Group: Rick St. Dennis Digi Fans & Friends

RSDCarnival

 

Etsy Store

Zibbet Store

ibrakeforstamps – Rick St Dennis digis

Amazon Store

 

Where are you ?

SEAL BEACH, California USA (no there are no seals here they have moved up the coast)

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?

I started selling my drawings when I was 15-I designed my first stage production when I was 16, I did sets and costumes for the Whittier Civic Light Opera’s Funny Girl when I was 17

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale?

That was the 1960’s – I don’t have an image anymore-framed art

 

What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

RSD_DOD_book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Day of the Dead – an adult colouring book:

Dia de los Muertes 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who is your inspiration/muse?

Disney, Aubrey Beardsley. Alphonse Mucha. Frank Frazetta

 

How many people work with/for you?

Monique Van Dijk has been my number one support for several years but I have had many wonderful design team members

 

What’s your guilty pleasure ?

Binge watching TV series on the computer and YouTube Videos

 

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

My first job was as a florist when I was 15 so I started designing right at the start

 

If you could hang out with ANYONE in the world ….  who would it be?….and what is the one question you would want to ask them? I have been so lucky to live near Hollywood in Southern California much of my life, My family was in the movie industry so I have met MANY famous folk, I gave VIP tours at Universal Studios from 1976 to 1979 where I escorted people like Jean Genet, Lotte Lenya, Jimmy Carter, Tip O’neil and others through the studio and sometimes to lunch-I also correspond with some celebs via email but all that said I would love to spend an afternoon with Bette Middler and ask her to just TALK…Interesting story when I was a very little boy (about 5) my dad used to take me with him to his studio on Saturdays occasionally and we would have breakfast sometimes with his “OLD FRIENDS” (Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr and sometimes John Carradine) my kid friends never did believe that I had breakfast with DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN and THE WOLF MAN-see what I mean? Lucky…

 

What’s your favorite color?

Mossy Green

 

What was your favorite subject in school…?

ART

 

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be?

I have always wanted a black widow spider on my shoulder but too much of a coward – I did design tats for many people maybe Monique will show you hers???

 

What is your best and worst personality trait?

I cry too easily

 

When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?

2010 I think, I went and visited Crafty friends in YUMA. Arizona for 3 days and we crafted and laughed the whole time (Francine Hill and Dee Moran of Altered stARTs).

 

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?

Sign me up!

 

If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?

CHERNABOG (look it up) – BTW I did work at DISNEYLAND for 3 years as a leather writer carving peoples names on various leather items

 

What’s your favorite horror movie?

Ouch too many to choose- maybe the ORIGINAL “POLTERGEIST”

 

RSD_rhinestones_feathers

 

 

If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life?

A showgirl in the Follies Bergeres in Paris – I love feathers and Rhinestones

 

 

 
When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

YES

 

If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be?

I am ALWAYS Professor Plum (maybe purple is my favorite colour?)

 

Name your favorite cartoon?

Family Guy followed by Bob’s Burgers

 

Favorite quote?

“Art is the stage upon which we play” and I wrote it

 

What is your most popular item in the store/shop?

 

RSD_book

 

 

 

The World of Rick St. dennis: large images from 2005 to 2015 – an adult coloring book

 

 

 

 

 

Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?

Not Telling but No I have never drawn them but we dated for a few months – LUCKY remember?

 

If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?

I would be a tour Escort of some sort

 

How long have you been in business?

officially since 1969 on the internet since 2009

 

What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?

Pigma Micron pens 005, 01 and 02

 

What is the one question you are really glad I didn’t ask ….and dare you answer it anyway?

Do you sleep in the nude? Of course and usually on RED sheets-I love red sheets and I have about 12 pillows

 

If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with ?

A good psychiatrist-I have terrible claustrophobia

 

When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?

Depends, Salty crunchy usually but occasionally Ice Cream

 

RSD_creepy_Creepmas

 

 

 

What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?

The period from Halloween till Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

Would you go cave diving with sharks?

Claustrophobia remember? and I’m allergic to seafood…

 

If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked?

They did LOL…Rick St dennis is my professional name…

 

Which decade do you think had the best music?

1920s and 30s

 

Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so..  was it fun, or a nightmare?

HORRIBLE!

 

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?

Computer Games

 

What should be written on your gravestone when you die?

He Tried. He Cared

 

Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around?

Used to…not for years

 

If you were offered a trip to the moon, would you go..and if so .. which of your images/products would leave on the moon??

I might go but seriously I don’t think I would leave a memento-I don’t have that kind of ego

 

Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?

Too late I am already old-you’d have to ask others about the rest

 

When you are working, what is the view from your window like?

there is no view-I don’t like to be distracted so I work in a room with Blackout drapes-time stops

 

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

70s Disco -still love it

 

Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man?

My Mother

 

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?

Humans are wonderfully complex and they have a great capacity for love-no matter how quirky and irascible people are they will support a person when the chips are down.

 

Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise

gallery_hero_5035848-original

 

 

 

 

2012 Prince of Christmas Santa

 

 

 

 

 

If you were a classic car…. what would you be?

A Duesenberg touring car circa 1938

 

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?

I am VERY fast so it can be less than an hour or it can be DAYS-the longest I worked on a colouring book was Tierra de los Muertes – took weeks…

 

Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?

2012 Prince of Christmas Santa

———————

**Updated COUPON CRAFTCIRCLEFAN20

 

This code is good at the ETSY and ZIBBET shop through JUNE 30-enter at checkout, 20% off entire order – can be used more than once.

Please don’t share outside this site, send your friends here to read the Q&A please -if you don’t use, or forget to use the code, It  can’t be fixed – You need to cancel the order before you get the download codes and redo with the code-BOTH shops are now on download.

 

Crazy, but fun KennyK layered digi stamp project

One of the Club KennyK facebook members issued a fun  “one a day” KennyK digi coloring challenge.. you didn’t have to do them all each day.. but the goal was to do 29 in February… I finished mine up with a 17 digi project piece… LOL

My last 16…. and a bonus image !

I printed this off at 3am yesterday morning… colored till 5am and then finished it off last night.  I had to stop because I was going cross eyed lol.  I’ll double matt this one and hang it on my wall to remind myself what happens when you get a bit over enthusiastic  haha

This image is built in about 20 layers ..  it takes a while to jiggle them around to get them all in the right place and layered correctly.. but worth the effort.

funktastic_sml

Lighting wasn’t great…. but here is the final  image .. there is no toning down the Funk LOLkk_retake

The March Freebie image “SAFARI GUY” is in this motley crew, so be sure to sign up for the newletter.

Images used can be found at http://www.kennykstamps.com

KennyK Safari Guy Chameleon pens & Zig Memory system

safari_guy_wm

KennyK Safari Guy

This one isn’t finished yet, but I have been dying to play with some of the KennyK digis I bought a month or so ago.  I also got my new pens last month, the Chameleon pen set and the Zig Memory System Marker set I got in my latest review box.

Both totally different pen sets; but while I was coloring last night with the Chameleon pens, I realized  that the hair was  just not quite working out the way I wanted it to… enter the Zig chalk pens.


BINGO !! the  white calligraphy pen in the set was perfect for highlighting the hair. I didn’t have a white one in the regular tip in this particular set .. so I made the calligraphy tip work.

 

I can see me having to order a few of these chalk pens for highlighting…. they are perfect to go over the top of darker colors.  I also used it for the highlights on the boot’s.

I am still not a huge fan of handcolored skintones, just a personal preference of mine. They often seem too orange, or too pink to me and I prefer to use the brown tones on the Chameleon set I have and use the blend function to get the correct color. I still prefer to color skin digitally, it seems to have a much softer blend and a better tone for my tastes.

 

But that is the cool thing about digital stamps, you have that option…. I can color the skin tones BEFORE printing and then continue with the hand coloring.

 

Is everyone as excited as I am about the new KennyK site that is coming VERY soon? I can’t wait to see what new stuff they have and what the new site looks like.

 

Don’t forget there is an exclusive coupon code for CraftingAbility.com which gives you 27% off your entire order while supplies last and we now have our 20% ZiggyBoard Exclusive coupon too for all your chalkboard adhesives sheets and labels, magnetic sheets, slate and more….and ZiggyBoard offer FREE SHIPPING.  I’ll be adding that shortly… be sure to check out our older posts and projects by searching for ZiggyBoard in our search bar on the right. Both coupons are valid through December 31st, 2015 while supplies last.

This post contains some affiliate and sponsor links.  I will be compensated for any purchases made through affiliate links.