Friday, August 6, 2010

Simply Betty Victorian Beauties Release Blog Hop

Hey All!
I was lucky enough to win a Guest DT Member spot with Simply Betty Stamps for the month of August.  How cool is that?!  As part of my reward, not only do I get to work with a bunch of talented ladies, but I get to work with some fabulous images as well! 

Today we bring you the Victorian Beauties!  
Here's what Betty had to say:

"Hello hello all! Welcome our Victorian Beauties Release Blog Hop! Today we have six wonderful new digis! I have always tinkered for the beauty and elegance of anything Victorian. So I had to have my own twist added to them! These Victorian Beauties were brought to life for me by a new artist Gretchen Flores. I absolutely fell in love with them when she sketched them out for me! I had them in my head, and started working on them, but ran across Gretchen and adored her style! So I though hey why not have her work on these for me as I work on other images that continue to flow around in my head! I gave her the concepts and she sketched her little heart out! These digis are now available in the shop, and will be made into rubber in just a couple of months along with the Summer Emos! So please check back for rubber updates."

What's a hop with out prizes and discounts right? 
So here it is...

Buy all six new Victorian Beauties for $12.00 using code 06VIC12! Code will expire Sunday August 8th at 11:59 PM PST.

Prizes:
3 Lucky winners will win 2 New Victorian Beauties Digis of their choice by simply leaving a comment on one of our Lucky Blog Hopper's Blog. There is nothing you have to do, just simply comment, and one winner will be randomly chosen. Of course you won't know which are the lucky blogs until we announce the winners! Ha!

2 Lucky winners will win 3 New Victorian Beauties digis of their choice by leaving a comment on any of the blogs as well as here! Those winners will also be chosen randomly!

1 Lucky winner will win all six New Victorian Beauties digis by leaving coming back here and leaving a comment on your favorite card and why. One winner will be chosen randomly to receive all six new digis of the Victorian Beauties!

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More news before we begin the hop... Betty is donating half of the Victorian Beauties Release sales to Ronald McDonald House! We are hoping to sell 100 of these Victorian Beauties images. We would love to have you help us reach that goal! There is a good story behind all this and you can read all about it on Betty's blog!

Now, let's meet the Victorian Beauties!

If you came from Kim's blog, you are on the right track. If not, please go back to Simply Betty! You don't want to miss any of the fabulous creations along the way!  Your next stop on the hop is Linda's blog.

Here is the order of the hop in case you get lost along the way;

Lady B (that's Me!)
Ends Back here; Simply Betty Stamps
Posted below are my creations for today's hop.  
Click the images for a larger view.


My first card features James in all of his finery, waiting for the ball.  He is colored with Copic markers.  I made the flying skull embellies with a bat die and some cool skull beads given to me by my fellow S&S DT member, Sarah K.  The paper is DCWV "Le Creme" stack and you can actually feel the velvet on it!  I kept the card simple as I wanted James to be the center of attention.



Next comes Elaine dressed elegantly, perhaps waiting for her male caller.  Me thinks she may have a thing for James, but don't tell Mina!  She even chose a matching outfit so they'd make quite the impression whilst dancing.  Once again, Copic markers and DCWV "Le Creme" paper.  While creating, I discovered that most of my markers have been sucked dry!  It must have been the copic vampire!  It can't have anything to do with the fact I have been off all summer and coloring like a mad woman!  Anywho, my coloring may be a bit blotchy as a result.  Also, I ran out of all of my grays.  Luckily I remembered that using colors opposite eachother on the color chart makes gray tones.  Ex: red and green, yellow and purple, orange and blue.  That is how I achieved the gray tones used.  Man!  I can't wait to get my refills!  Coloring will be so much faster and nicer!  I used a sheer silk bow and some metal clasps for adornment.  Sorry about the dark photos.  My scanner is rebelling.



Now, time for Mina to make her grand entrance!  Look out for her!  She may have innocent doe eyes, but don't let that fool you!  She didn't get the tatters on her dress whilst saying her prayers!  She is the feisty one of the group.  She uses her hanky to hide her smirk as she eavesdrops on the men's conversations and can often be found flirting with every available man around.  A refined Victorian Lady?  Perhaps not, but she is a helluva lotta fun!
Image colored with Copic markers.   DCWV "Main Street" paper stack used.  The flower was made with my cuttlebug and embellished with a decorative metal button.


Thanks for hopping with us!
Cheers!
~lady b~


30 comments:

  1. All three cards are stunning! Awesome coloring and design!

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  2. Wow! Way to show all of us how it's done! Beautiful coloring of all three images! Gorgeousness!

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  3. Oh WOW - 3 AMAZINGLY fabulous cards! Love your choices of papers! Gorgeous!
    xXx

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  4. jaw dropping GORGEOUSNESS LB!!!

    love ya girl!! these ROCK!!!

    Crafty Hugs!
    Meredith

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  5. Wow you've been busy! Lovely cards, the one with James is my favourite!

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  6. Love them all! Great job woman!!
    I love Mina's dress.I want one :)

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  7. Wow, these are just AWESOME!!!! Fab colors and amazing papers. LOVE them ALL! xxD

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  8. I love all three! But I think your James card is my fave...I love that DCWV stack. The flocking is fab. I really like that you used the skulls from Sarah and gave them wings! Your coloring is fabulous as always, and I am so thrilled that you are the GDT!

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  9. Stunning work, Lady B!! All three are colored so richly, and the flocked paper is a great touch! We're so lucky to have you as a guest designer!

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  10. OH MY!! I love them ALL!! The skulls with bat wings are friggin cool! Your coloring is absolutely amazing!! Great to be on a blog hop with you!! Hugs!

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  11. Lady B! Sooooo happy to have you with us!!!! Yay!!!!! :D

    Okay, three cards?!? You're making us look bad - ROFL! Seriously, they are all amazing. Your coloring and papers are so distinctive and delish! I esp. love James and his skull embellies - gotta get me some of those. Fab-tabulous job! (((hugs)))

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  12. LOL! There are three because I am unemployed until next week! Otherwise there'd only be one. Also, I'm indecisive and didn't know which one to put up. I think I'm currently favoring James!

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  13. Send me your email doll.. I can send you some of my writing :)
    sugarw@q dotcom

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  14. ALL 3 are great cards, but the first one is my favorite.... i LOVE the embellishments on the first card!

    Melia
    wifey7799@gmail.com

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  15. the cards are great but your coloring is amazing

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  16. All 3 cards are great with super embellishments. I have the papers and I'm ready to go - great story lines go with your cards. This was my first visit with you and I'm sure it won't be the last!!!! Great talent!

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  17. Ok the skulls w/ wing are amazing. Great cards!

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  18. wow all cards look freakin awesome ladyB....hugz

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  19. What great cards! I love the skull embellishments on you first card. They are all stunning!

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  20. What stunning work! I love the flying skulls.

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  21. Awesome cards! Fab coloring and love the pink paper.

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  22. I love all of them...the bats are my fave

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  23. wow!! I'm impressed at how you colored so beautifully without all your markers! The last one is my fav!!

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  24. I hear you on the "indecisive" front :D They are all fabulous!!! XXX

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  25. I am totally blown away by your cards i sooo wish i could make creations half as good as these they are the BEST! hugs janet r

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  26. Wow, these are all fab, and GENIUS way to make-up for your grey markers running out :P

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  27. Just gorgeous! I love the way you colored the images, (especially the blackish/gray part of her dress) and I love that dp paper, haven't seen it around here yet :-( The bats and skulls are great!

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  28. You rock. Plain & simple. All three cards are totally fabulous with amazingly wonderful coloring. I hope your refills get to you really fast!

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  29. LB- These are ALL fabulous! Love the colors, love the settings. AMAZING! You are FAAAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS!

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  30. Great Card. Love your colouring!!

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