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Friday, November 26, 2010

Rick St Dennis Is In The House!

It's challenge time, again, at Stamping With The Dragon. and we have a special sponsor, with a special prize, this time!

We're being sponsored by none other than Rick St Dennis, and he's giving the winner an awesome prize! There will only be ONE LUCKY WINNER for this week's challenge. That winner will receive a Once in a Lifetime Digital Sheet of the 3 dragons images used by the Design Team, as well as several other images that fit the theme.

For those of you not familiar with Rick St Dennis, here is his bio:

Now a much collected pen and ink artist brings his art to DIGI-Stamps!
Designer of over 100 theatrical productions, Rick St Dennis is also the author of 4 books on decorative painting and contributor to at least a dozen national magazines on crafts and art. He has taught design at the college level as well as seminars and classes across the USA and Canada. He is one of a handful of designers to have designed TWO productions of AIDA, Verdi's massive Egyptian opera spectacle. Currently living in the quiet beach community of Seal Beach, California he writes restaurant reviews and theater reviews between assignments for web designs, logos and creating art for local shows. Rick has appeared on such TV shows as Home Matters with Susan Powell, Aileen's Crafts and others. He was Crafts editor for Country Folk Art Magazine and sells his artwork nationally through galleries and shows. Among numerous awards he has won a presidential commendation in 1976 for his contributions to the bicentennial year including the design of the west coast premier of William Grant Still's opera BAYOU LEGEND. His drawings and paintings are in the collections of Diana Ross, Sandy Duncan, Sammy Davis Jr. and Jacqueline Onnasis amongst others.

Our challenge theme is fantasy. Rick St Dennis gave the DT three awesome dragon images to work with, for our fantasy theme. I was soooo excited, too, because I've always loved fantasy themed things, so this was right up my alley!

For my DT project, I decided to try something new, and alter a clock. This is my first attempt, so I was a little nervous about it, but I'm very happy with how it turned out.

My friend, Dan, loves fantasy themed things as much, if not more, than I do. So I thought this clock would make a perfect Christmas gift for him!

I used this awesome dragon image called, "Late Knight Snack," by Rick St Dennis, and colored him with my Promarkers. Glitter and sparkle were adding to the image with a Clearstar Gelly Roll pen. The blue DP is embossed with silver stars and seems to fit perfect with the image and theme. The silver numbers are cut out and then matted on green cardstock.

This was such a fun project to make, and I love how it turned out!

I am entering this christmas gift in the following challenges:

Challenge #110 Handmade Christmas Gifts at The Secret Crafter
Gearing Up For Christmas at Catch The Bug (Bugaboo)
C4C64 Circles at Crazy 4 Challenges
Challenge #30 Circles at Speedy The Cat's Friends
Challenge #86 A Time For Giving at Stamptacular Sunday
Evergreen at Keep It Simple
Challenge #19 Wait "Time" at Scrappekammeret
Jungle Jungle at By The Cute And Girly
TD06 Anything But A Card At Tiffany's Doodles
Challenge #41 Food (Dragon is Holding a sandwhich) at Critter Challenge
Challenge #71 Feeling Blue at Pollycraft
Cut It Out at Papertake Weekly
Decoration at Tuesday Taggers
Challenge #118 Shapes at Everybody Art
Challenge #42 Anything Goes at I Love Promarkers
Tip Top #11 Layer Upon Layer at Tip Top Tuesday
Challenge #131 Anything Goes at A Spoon Full of Sugar
Challenge #50 Go With The Flow at Fab N Funky
Challenge #97 Old & New (Old paper, New digi) at Passion For Promarkers
Challenge #24 Clean & Simple at Paper Pretties
Hump Day Inspiration #24 Anything Goes at Inktegrity
Challenge #78 Christmas Gift at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #4 Anything Goes at Hodge Podge Shop
Challenge #30 Anything With Wings at I Did It Creations
E is for Embossing (embossed stars on DP) at Alphabet Challenge
Challenge #115 Gift Items at Mami Doodles
Challenge #41 Wrap It Up at Wags 'n Whiskers
Challenge #47 Stars at Paper Play
Challenge Yourself-Try Something New (altered clock) at Stamp Insanity
Challenge #28 Photo Inpsiration (colors) at Crafty Ann's


  1. love what you have done with this gorgeous image, beautiful colouring and awesome presentation
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. What a fantastic take on your challange!! Love what you did and all the gorgeous details!

    Thank's for joining us at Scrappekammeret!

    Linda K

  3. Your friend will be thrilled to receive this awesome clock. Nicely done.

  4. oops forgot to say thank you for sharing with us at the SCSC this week
    Hugs Kate x

  5. Wow, this is gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

  6. Sammi your friend is one lucky guy! Love this clock it's amazing. x

  7. Ooh, your altered clock is fabulous! Love the dragon and great colors! Thanks for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you will come and play with us again next week!

  8. This is fantastic!

    Thanks for joining us at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next week!

  9. Fabulous gift

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  10. I was so impressed that you went the step beyond and did a clock rather than papercrafts-well done you!!!

    I wish you best of luck with your design team application-I am about to form my elite DT of only SIX top designers-watch my blog for the sign up date.

    Rick St dennis MFA

  11. Fab clock, love the dragon. Thanks for joining us this month over on BTC&G. nnalorac.xx

  12. Fabulous altered clock!
    Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  13. Awesome job! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  14. What an awesome clock. Thank you for joining Speedy's Friends.

  15. wonderful project! I think it will be a perfect Christmas gift for your friend. thanks for playing the Critter Sketch challenge.

  16. Sammi - this turned out WAY TOO CUTE!!! :)
    Thanks so much for playin' along with this week's Catch The Bug "Gearin' Up for Christmas" Challenge using Bugaboo Stamps!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  17. That is wicked. Absolutely fantastic. It looks brilliant. Love it. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  18. Sammi, this is flipping brilliant! and such a lovely gift too, thanks for joniing us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  19. wow this is stunning , thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week

  20. OMG! OMG!! OMG!!! I don't know what else to say, this is simply smashing!!! I'm beyond impressed!!! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Gearing Up for Christmas challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

  21. Wow Sami this is awesome!! thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!

  22. Wow this is just wonderful! Love that you shared with us.Thank you for joining us this week at
    Hope to see you real soon.

  23. Fantastic clock, what a great gift. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge this week. Sharon x

  24. wonderful work!!
    thank you for joining EAC this week.
    hugs tina46

  25. your clock is absolutely fabulous, Thank you for joining in with us this week at C.R.A.F.T Challenge
    Kevin xx

  26. Fantastic and creative. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ promarkers.

  27. What a really nice watch. Really wonderful :)

    Thank you for joining us at IDIC.

    Hugs Gurkiss

  28. Love the clock Sammi if your friend doesnt like it i do LOL ;)

    Hugs Janette
    Stamping Dragon Designs

  29. fabulous clock sammi.the image is fab and i love the colours and sparkle.
    thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck :D

    xx coops xx

  30. Such a neat project! It's adorable! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!

  31. Wow! What a wonderful job you have done on this clock! I love it!
    Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our Gift challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)♥
    Sprytebyrds Spot

  32. This is fabulous. I just love all of the sparkle. Thanks for sharing with I Did It Creations.

  33. This is fabulous Sammi ! I'm confident it will be a huge success ! Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

  34. Wow such a fabulous clock.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  35. great work

    Thank you for joining uns at EAC

    Hugs Cleo EAC-DT

  36. Gorgeous clock Sammi . Thanks for joining our special PfP challenge and blog hop. good luck.
    Hugs Tracy x

  37. Hi Sammi, what a stunning altered clock. The image is adorable and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our special challenge and blog hop over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x

  38. What a fabulous, one-of-a-kind clock! Thanks for joining Tiffany Doodles "Anything But a Card" challenge! Good luck!

  39. Fab image and great colours! Thanks for sharing it with us at PFP this week. Juliexx

  40. A wonderful entry for TT this week, amazing work and a wonderful decoration. Thanks for joining in with TT challenge
    x Michelle

  41. Wow! This fabulous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's, I love your take on the photo inspiration.
    Ann x

  42. What a wonderful piece of artwork you have made. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight. Hope to see you back again very soon, Best wishes, Kym xxx

  43. WOW fabulous!!... :0)..thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

  44. What a awsome gift this is. I love it!! Thanks for joining SISC.


  45. Wow! Brilliant project, what a gift! Love the image & colours. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

  46. WOW! This is so awesome! I would put this up!! :) Fantastic! :) Thoroughly *thankful* that you chose to Challenge Yourself and share your work with us at StampInsanity!! (:

  47. Great Christmas Present, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  48. This was a first for me to submit into so many challenges...what a job!! You won...way to go!!! Great clock work! Tootsie

  49. Wow, its beautyful. Thanks for joining at scrappekammeret, hug Linda W

  50. Wow, your friend will love it! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

  51. Oh wow, what an awesome clock!
    Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles

  52. Awesome clock! I totally love it!