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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Day of the Dead 3D Art - Rick St Dennis EDT!

Howzit Everyone!
It's my turn to share some Rick St Dennis Elite Design Team inspiration today and I've got a large 3D art piece for you.  I created this one with a colouring page from Rick St Dennis' "Tierras de los Muertos - Day of the Dead 2" colouring book for adults which is available from Amazon HERE!

This one was picked to be Top 3 at

Isn't it gorgeous!  I just love this drawing combining the exotic reptiles with beautiful flowers and skulls.   Please click on all the photos for a closer look at all the details!

This was a freebie page that Rick shared on our Rick St Dennis Digi Fans and Friends Facebook group and I printed it out onto a full sheet of Neenah solar white cardstock and coloured the entire design with Copic markers with some light background shading around the design done with a black Prismacolor coloured pencil.

I then scanned it into Photoshop CS6, printed 3 copies out onto full sheets of Neenah cardstock and then the 3D fun began.  This piece consists of 3 layers, the full base image and then 2 layers of fussy cut elements.  Before assembling each layer I added highlights and little details with a white gel pen.  I curled and rounded each element to further enhance the dimension of the piece and then adhered the elements in place with a combination of pop dots and Scotch quick dry adhesive.  I mounted the finished project onto heavy black cardstock and now it's suitable for framing!  Here's the finished piece showing the varying degrees of depth created by all the layers.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed seeing my latest project!

This one is entered in:
Dark n Daring #1 Challenge Anything Goes
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * Rick St Dennis EDT * Dark Attic Challenges *


  1. Wow! This is amazing work, Leigh! Gorgeous art as always from Rick, but you have really made it pop and come to life with all of that dimension and color! Fabulous!

  2. WOW! This is beyond gorgeous, Leigh! Fabulous coloring and so much amazing dimension. Love, love, LOVE! xxD

    1. Thank you so much Donna, I truly appreciate your kinds words :0)

  3. Hi Leigh, wow this project is simply amazing, ~I love the design and making it 3D is fabulous. ~The colours and your colouring is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dark'n'Daring. We hope you will join us again and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  4. wow very nice. Thanks for joining us at Darn ‘n’ Daring. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  5. What an intricate process for a great piece. Thanks for sharing it with Dreaming In Darkness.

  6. Great creation! Love your coloring! Thanks for joining our 1st challenge at Dark 'n' Daring!

  7. So amazing how you constructed this! So gorgeous! Amazing coloring as always. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream in Darkness!~kim

  8. Nice work; thanks for joining us at Dark & Daring

  9. Amazing piece, love, love, love the 3d you have created. Makes the image so alive. Thank you for joining Dream in Darkness.


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Leigh S-B