Friday, June 28, 2013

How to creepyfy a cute image (without getting kicked out of an EDT LOL)

This fun little friendly challenge started on facebook, our Boss, Rick introduced a new image on the Rick St. Dennis Fans & Friends Facebook page.
the image is a real cute little baby boy sleeping together with two adorable little kitties.

Here a pic of the card I made using the image "Cat Nap"

Now how cute is this??.....................................

Alison and Gloria started a discussion with Rick about the possibilities to zombiefy the poor little kid. Alison and Gloria agreed that the possibilties were endless.............
Rick suggested to change the name of the image to "dreaming of dismemberment" but once these ladies see a chance to change cute to creepy, no one can stop them.
But days went by and nothing happend,  then I posted a little peek of my card and Gloria challenged me to creep the kid up,  that was a challenge I couldn't refuse. And because Allison also had plans for the little guy (who btw was still dreaming sweet dreams) she was in too.

Long story but here finally the results you all have been waiting for , now the following pics may be shocking for some of you, so looking at them is at your own risk.

here are Gloria's creepy mutant kitties

next is Alison's monster baby  

and finally mine, let's call him Chuckie, LOL

what I did was change the the boy's and the cats' sleeping eyes to eyes that were open,. Changed the boys nose and mouth, gave him evil eye brows and pointy ears, added some wounds to them all, and gave them a chopped of hand to play with, O, and colouring the face green helps too.

Hoping we have not scared you to much, maybe we even made you smile a bit anyway we hope you liked our little challenge,  we had lots of fun playing with this image.

For those of you who wonder how we got away with this, Well it's simple our Boss is the best boss ever and lucky for the three of us he can see the fun of this .............
at least that's what we hope for,......... if not there will be 3 spots available in the Rick St Dennis  EDT ............


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Robotics 2 // Out of this world and a Tutorial

Hello Everyone!
I'm sharing today a very simple technique for creating backgrounds using acrylic paints and plastic wrap tissue paper. Many crafters use this technique, but I am sharing how I do it, and hope that you will try it.
Tissue paper
Gel Medium
Mini canvas
Acrylic paints: Bronze and Turquoise
Painting Brush
  • Give a base coat of bronze acrylic paint to mini canvas.
  • Tear white tissue paper and crumple.
  • Open gently, you don't want to loss all the fabulous folds.
  • Cover the canvas with gel medium.
  • Add the paper, careful to maintain the folds.
  • Seal the paper with gel medium, be gentle with the brush, we don't want to tear the paper.
  • Allow to dry.
  • Paint this complete surface with bronze acrylic paint.

  • Color the raised surface with a turquoise Gelatos.
  • Add a little turquoise paint, I like to use my fingers, feel that I have more control of the amount of paint added.
  • Allow to dry.
  • Adhere your colored image and Sentiment with gel medium.
  • Add your decorations.
Here is the final project:
Image used: Robotics 2 // Out of this world
You can find additional details of this project on my Blog.
Hope you liked the tutorial and have fun creating.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Winner Announcement

Happy Tuesday! We have the winners for RSD’s June Freebie Contest here at Airless Chambers. Rick’s Elite Design Team (EDT) did the voting. There is no involved. Believe me when I say, we had a hard time deciding, but our decisions were made.

Drum roll please…
For First Place, chosen by Rick’s EDT, goes to:

Congratulations Kristy Lee! We all loved your little piece of art with Rick’s Voodoo Skull Man. You win three digis of your choice from Rick’s Etsy shop. Please email Rick with your choices. In the subject line please post “AC June, lst place.”

Now for our Second Place Winners. Yep, I said winnerS, more hard decisions. There were two that tied for Second Place. With a tie, there will be no Third Place winner. Each of the 2nd place winners will receive two digis of their choice from Rick’s Etsy shop. Email Rick, and the subject line must read “AC June, 2nd Place.” 

Our Second Place winners are:


Congratulations to all three. This was a great turn out for our monthly contest. We are so pleased with all the amazing entries. We have another great contest starting July 6, and with another freebie. We hope you all join us again.

RSD’s Elite Design Team

Smeared inks Design team throwdown # 6 Dance Macabre

So excited to finally show you our projects for the new Design Team Throwdown challenge organized by Smeared Ink, check out all details here.

We were the lucky winners in last challenge, to all off you who voted for us, thanks so very much.
Because the winners have to choose the next challenge theme we came up with "Dance macabre", we hope you have had as much fun making projects with this theme as we did.

here our projects:

Miranda made an awesome accordeonbook, using of course Rick's awesome digi dancers. It's real fabulous with great colours, gorgeous feathers and beautifull embellishments. For all details and more pics, see Miranda's blog.

you can find the images here

Suzi made an amazing mobile also using macabre dancers and the Reaper  
all Rick St. Dennis digi's. Look at all the macabre dancers dangling.
For more details and pics check out Suzi's blog

the images are for sale here

My project is a jewelry box, complete with twirling ballet dancer in pink tutu, dance macabre style. The Ballet dancer is a Rick St. Dennis Digi and can be found here . Here some pics, the details how I made this and more pics on my bloggie

Hope you like the the projects we made for this challenge, don't forget to vote for your favorite project here

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Coloring skin with Glowbugg

Hi! Creepy Glowbugg here, to share some Copic skin coloring
techniques and ideas with you.
I have chosen to use the lovely RSD Sparkle and Glitter freebie image for June, 
Desdemona .
I begin by printing her on white Papertrey Ink paper. I pretty much use
Papertrey paper exclusively. It's great for blending Copics.
I start with E02 in the darkest shadows, like the cheekbone, inner ear,
side of nose, breast cleavage, under lip,and under the jawline.

Next, I use E01 to blend out the shadow a bit.
I basically go over the same spots, but blend out a bit with the new shade. 

Now I use E00, using the same technique. Just keep following the 
other colors, while blending out into her face more with each new color.

Finally, I use E000 to fill in all the highlights and to blend all of the
layers together.
This basic technique is how I color all of my faces.
Regardless of the color scheme, this is how I always color, going dark to light.
I may come back in with another darker shade (in the same color family) to
add more depth and shadow, if I'm not getting enough contrast.   

Here is Desdemona in (my favorite) YGs - 17, 23, 03, 01, 00, 000 
and Warm Grays - 6 thru 1. I use the colorless blender as might lightest shade
to blend all of the grays for an even and smooth blend.
You can click on the pics to see them closer if needed.

Using B06, 04, 02, 01, 00, and E39, 37, 35, 34, 33, 31, 30.

Using (another favorite) BG15, 13, 23, 11, 10, 000 and 
RV14, 13, 21, 10, 00.

And lastly we have Desdemona in V17, 15, 04, 12, 01, 000 and
in R29, 27, 24, 22, 21, 20.
She reminds me of a character from the old Star Trek episodes 
I used to watch with my Dad. I think that lady was either blue or green. 
The colored skin gives her an entirely different look each time.
Very exotic! And kinda alien-like.

I'll be back soon, with another tutorial on her eyes and make up,
and finally, a third tutorial on coloring her gorgeous hair.
Stay tuned!
If you have any questions regarding this post, please email me directly at

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Happy Weekend everyone! 
This is Lady Brayton here to give a reminder that some of Rick St. Dennis' darker images will be available in deeply etched sheets of unmounted red rubber measuring 8.5" x 11".  That is the size of printer paper!  The stamp set, Morte, will only be produced and sold by Smeared Ink's Rubber Club.  

If you can already do amazing things with Rick's digital images, just think what you can do with rubber!  Embossing, masking, using the images in clay, using the stamp with embossing ink for resist techniques and using the images directly on a project with no fussy cutting needed.  Oh, the possibilities are endless!

For those that do not stamp well with rubber or are allergic to it, no worries.  You may not be able to get the Morte set, but you can get plenty of skull images here and even more creepalicious images here.

Here is a project I made with one of the images from Rick's rubber set.  The image is named Autumn Window.  BTW, these images will only be available to the public in rubber form.  These will NOT be sold as digis.

Click image to enlarge. 

~ Cheers ~

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Say cheese!

Creepy Glowbugg here, with my newest creepy creation.
As you may have already surmised, I enjoy life on the darker side.
I love scary movies, both classic horror and the gory stuff. 
I grew up on 80's Splatter Horror. Can't get enough of it!!
But in order to get your dark card, you must enjoy the very classic 
of the classics, Nosferatu

I have used this amazing image from Rick St. Dennis,
aptly named," Nosferatu"
I used a tombstone Spellbinder nestie shape for his cryptic image,
and colored it using a sponge dauber and Fired Brick Distress ink.
I coupled him with a witty little saying from Ginger's House.
Nothing more confusing than a smiling Count Orlok.

And lastly, I added this vintage tooth chart to carry out the 
toothy theme. I printed it onto kraft stock, and then crumpled and 
distressed it a bit with Vintage Photo Distress ink, 
and highlighted the teeth with a white pencil. 

If you have any questions regarding this post, 
please contact me directly at glowreahhh(at)gmail(dot)com.
Keep it Creepy!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop

Welcome all you skull lovers to the Airless Chambers blog first participation in Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop organized by Smeared Ink.
The blog roll is below the pics.

Well I guess you probably know by now that June 4 th is the official international day of cranial love, the one day a year we show the appreciation of our beloved skull by featuring handmade projetcs that spotlight the skull.  More info here.

This year the Rick St. Dennis MFA's Elite Design Team is excited to join in the hop, and to show you the fabulous creations they all made using Rick's awesome images, you can find them in the Skull part of Rick's etsy shoppe here,  and the rubber skull stamps are available in Smeared Ink's rubberclub
Enjoy the skull candy below,

Hazel Using Stamp from Smeared Ink Rubber Club (and a special ATC Size one from Rick.

Hazels ATCS and Card Holder will be given away to someone who comments on her blog post about Skull Appreciation Day. :) 

Suzi using a digi version specially provided from the June rubber set available from Smeared Ink

Croms using a digi version specially provided from the June rubber set available from Smeared Ink

Aletha using Rick's digi Parfum du Morte

Alison using Pirate Nayja, Going, Going, Gone, SkuLl with Roses (sans the roses), Treason, Monument,  and I Have My Eye on You from the Smeared & Smudged Rubber Club

Lady Brayton using a digi version specially provided from the June rubber set available from Smeared Ink 

Gloria using Queen of Skulls image available in the Etsy shop.

Enjoy the rest of the hop:

Rick St Dennis
Airless Chambers
Lady Brayton
Black Dragon
Creepy Glowbugg
Leigh S-B Designs
Donna M
Donna W
De Stempelwinkel
Evil Edna
Bombshell Stamps
Movie Magic Monthly Blog
Little Black Kitten
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