Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Smeared Ink's blog hop for June 2010

Yes, my lovelies, it is time again for yet another Smeared Ink Blog Hop!  This month's hop includes some of Smeared Ink's Design Team Members as well as some very talented ladies that follow Smeared Ink's Blog.  The only requirement is that the project must contain a stamped image somewhere.  Other than that, one can feel free to express one's self!  We see projects ranging from cute to creepy and sweet to sinister.  The Smeared Ink Ladies are very supportive of all artistic styles and skill levels.  Everyone brings something unique to the table and the experienced and novice artists alike learn from and inspire each other.  Enough talk!  It's ROLL CALL time!




Ladybrayton71:  (ME!)










Here is my submission for the blog hop.  I used ching-chou kuik's "Flowing in Blue" rubber stamp purchased from Sweet Pea Stamps.  I colored her in a vivid color scheme.  I probably should have toned down the green a little, but unfortunately I need refills on just about every marker color I own.  I was lucky to have enough ink to finish this piece of lovely!  I think she still turned out pretty well.
The background was made with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in a watercolor fashion.  FYI...I found out, accidentally, that distress inks, when dry, are compatible with copic markers.  Whodathunkit? I used watercolor 140 pound paper, misted it with water, and smeared my distress inks (firebrick red, rusted hinge, and marigold) in different areas.  I put the ink pad directly to the paper.  I misted the inked areas and rubbed a wet cotton applicator over my areas to blend slightly.  I did this with the paper at a 45 degree angle so the ink would flow downward and a watercolor fashion.  It turned out pretty cool!  I then dried my paper with a heat tool as I tend to be impatient when it comes to crafting.  I then stamped autumn leaves with Staz-On ink (red and brown) and matted my watercolor paper as well as my colored image.  The brown floral paper is from deja-vu I believe.  I got an 8 inch stack at Archiver's for $1.50 USD!!!  I love a deal!  The circle sentiment is from the same paper stack.  I just added a little lock and key embellie and Bam!  I have a card!
Thanks for looking.  I hope you've enjoyed what you've seen.  Click the links under Roll Call to see what the other talented ladies have made for the hop.


  1. LB - this literally jumped off of the screen at me because of all it's amazing intensity, energy and sheer fabulousness.

    And for the record, I LOVE the green.

    Stunning job my friend!

    Crafty Hugs-

  2. Lady B, this is absoulutely stunning!!!!!!!! No, the green should not be toned down! It's so vibrant and amazing! I LOVE the background. It is beee-u-tiful!!! But really, the way you colored your Sweet Pea is mezmerizing. You should be VERY proud of this beauty!

  3. WOW! Love the vibrant colors you used on your Sweet Pea! Her skin positively GLOWS! Fab job, I LOVE it! xxD

  4. holy cow! she is beautiful! I love her vibrant green skin and the depth in her hair is amazing. i love everything about it. i bow to you - oh great queen of markers!! you rock.

  5. Wow... this is amazing! I love the vivid colors... which you've blended wonderfully (love love LOVE her hair!).

  6. Gorgeous Gorgeous and stunning even!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the green. See, it's so amazing you're making me speak in threes...
    You've inspired me to go get some more distress inks (i only have 2), I've got to try that background technique because you ROCKED IT!!!!

  7. Stunning! I don't think anything about it needs to be toned down.

    Your Copic coloring is fabulous and so is your Distress Ink technique.

    Yeah. I love this card!!!

    Isn't it great that the Distress inks play well with Copics?

  8. WOW IS ALL I CAN SAY <your work always is wonderful.Hugs Sarah

  9. I echo others views - no should not be toned down - this shouts WOW at you

  10. Awesome lady!!! That is one fine fairy!!

  11. NO toning down the GREEN! Fairies are often in pastels so I LOVE when they are nice and bright!!!
    The multiple layers are FABULOUS!

  12. Gorgeous! Great job and I love the green, looks like she's glowing.

  13. As usual you have made my jaw drop.... this piece is so amazingly vibrant , yet the faerie still looks delicate... how the hell do you pull that off?
    AMAZING as always.... love it.

  14. love what you did, great job with the inks!!!! great card!