Sunday, July 31, 2011

GLUTTONY


My challenge this week on Collage Obsession-#2 in the 7 deadly sins series.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Digi SAMPLES from Elite Design Team Members










I wanted to share with you a few samples that Elaine Lienhart and Carina Hella=lots of the ladies asked for the MORNING GODDESS design and COCO the little french coquette has been selling well.




I have several great new witches including HEDWIG HALLOWEEN part of my series of crazy fashionistas with holiday names.




Enjoy thesee beautiful projects-I'm sure there will be more soon and I will add them as they come in!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

ItKuPilLi's Paintbox - Honeysuckle




Our fearless leader has given us this week a challenge of colour rather than subject.

She chose a pantone color swatch which is quite popular called "Honeysuckle".

Borrowing and twisting a bit from a haunted mansion I thought of this phrase, "When honeysuckle twines in dark places".

E Voila! This weeks offering-hope you enjoy it---it was actually quite a challenge to make something so candybox sweet go a little musty and sour.

Friday, July 22, 2011

The world turns to NORWAY...


In the city and country where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded; in a country that hosted a beautiful Olympics in the recent past; a country celebrated at Walt Disney World's EPCOT World Showcase---only about 5 million people in the entire country, less that metropolitan Los Angeles...in this peaceful place terrorism has killed an as yet unknown number of people many of them children at a youth camp.

I am particularly attached to Norway because I have long been associated with the ELCOA a branch of the Lutheran Church which has many Norwegians as followers.

When I began my digital stamp business it was the largest scrap booking group in Norway that helped support me and gave me advertising via their newsletter.

I still sell to MANY crafters that came from that promotion, many of them in other countries but many in NORWAY proper.

When terrorism strikes it affects us all no matter where we are in the world.

Gaining power by cruelty and killing the innocent whether it is Oklahoma City, the streets of Beirut, New York on 9-11 or Oslo touches each of us and behind the fear a great anger brews against all those groups who use terrorist tactics under the delusion that it is right and proper.

No one yet knows exactly why Norway was targeted today.

Was it an internal problem targeting their president and the Labor Party he represents or was it an attackin retribution long promised for the cartoons that portrayed images which offended the Muslims?

Whatever the reason we must all stand together against such random acts of violence and destruction which resound around the globe and compromise everyone's quality of life and peace of mind.

Please take a moment to send good thoughts to the people of Norway-this wasn't an earthquake or a Volcano that shook their world...this was a man or a group of people with a grudge...an agenda that they chose to advance by first bombing a government building but then turning on the children of Norway and killing them in cold blood at a summer camp.

One can imagine an island in a lake with terrified young people literally swimming away from the island (as has been reported on the news here) to escape a gunman who spoke fluent Norweigen and whose agenda has yet to be disclosed.

Apparently this man was also seen in Oslo shortly before the explosions there.

The media is saying this is the worst terrorist attack since London in 2005 and the worst attack on Norway since WW2.

My heart goes out to all the people of Norway but also to all the people across the world who are touched by terrorism or have been touched because when something like this happens it reawakens those feelings we all try so hard to put aside.

Only by joining together and refusing to succomb to the pressures of terrorists can we ever hope to have a world at peace.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I BRAKE FOR STAMPS-HALLOWEEN




My good friends at I BRAKE FOR STAMPS let me know that my newest rubber stamp designs, HALLOWEEN COSTUME BEARS are up on my exclusive page HERE!

Della and her hubby do such a great job with my artwork and are so meticulous about their products.

I am proud to be exclusivly represented by them in the hard stamp market.

Also remember that the designs they sell are available ONLY from them-I don't sell digis or other products with the designs they produce.

Let Della know how you like the new designs or what kind of designs you would like to see from me added to their line-posetive feedback is also welcomed!

Thanks for your continued support of my work...

Rick

CLICK HERE to go to I brake for Stamps website.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Behind the Sunset - Collage Obsession



In the land behind the sunset-where dreams go to die, heros face their fears and goddesses evaporate-where the land is burnt and hope is forgotten-where darkness is but a moment away and the morning light drains out into a new day's dawning...

RSD 2011



Eila's Challenge - July 17, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

VAMPYR



God's mercy on my suffering
Dian's Collage Obsession Challenge
July 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Thw WIZARD of OZ



Dorothy and friends wander down the streets of Emerald City for Tiffany's challenge to do an interpretation of the WIZARD OF OZ-I see it like a rock concert production number with robots and live animals-Enjoy!

Collage Obsession - OZ challenge - Tiffany