Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Smeared Ink's Design Team's End of Term/New Release Blog hop

It is the end of the DT term over at Smeared Ink.  We'll be saying goodbye to some of our amazing DT'ers, and hello to some rad new Smeared Ink images! Our wonderul Guest DT'ers will be playing along as well. Please be sure to hop along with us as we close out this term with a bang!

Here is the image I was given to work with:

We were challenged to not only create something with our new image, but to combine it with images from at least two other Smeared Ink Stamp Sets.  I chose to add images from the Femdom and the Glam Vamps Digi stamp sets. 

 Here is my creation:

I hope this isn't too "out there" for you gals.  Honestly, the piece took on a life of it's own.  My inspiration came from the Urban Dictionary's definition of Shakari:

Shakari is actually two words made for one perfect fit...Shaka is the term wild, outrageous and full of fire. It also means tough, and high tempered when someone does shaka wrong- she instantly dismisses them..Ari is defined by sweet, beautiful, a sense of awe in presence.. when Ari loves, she loves deeply and has a certain respect for who she loves. Shakari means that this young lady is hot and cold- only if you respect her and love her back. She is born to be a star or a highly known figure in her time...be careful- she just might surprise you in every adventure she partakes in. She is very talented in EVERYHTING she does and is a fast learner. Be careful of how you treat her- she is most likely known to have a best friend called karma.

I combined my images in photoshop to create my final composition.  I then printed out my piece onto Copic X-Press it cardstock and went to town with my copic markers.  I added Glossy Accents to the decantur and glasses as well as Shakari's irises and lips.  I added some bling and mounted my piece onto black cardstock.

Thanks for looking!


 Here is the hop list:

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Have time for a Quickie?

Hopefully auto-post does not fail me. I'm out of town for the weekend so I only had time for a quick post. Here is a project I made using Smeared Ink's Femdom digi stamp set.


Can you say NAUGHTY?!

Have a great weekend!

~Lady B~

Friday, March 25, 2011

HDH MM Dastardly Divas (HDH081)

There is still time to play along with HDH's Macabre Monday!

Here is my submission:

Markers: Copic Sketch
Papers: Digi freebies

Thursday, March 24, 2011

SBS Easter Preview...Day 5

Here comes more Sassy gals!

Although Tilly here is a bit less Sassy, she sure is a CUTIE!! I love everything about this one, her umbrella, he big eyes, her long flowing hair! Just look at her cuteness!

See more projects using this image at the SBC blog!


~ Lady B ~

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

SBS Easter Preview Day 4...Meet Scott!

Here he is!

Tee-Hee!  I had so much fun with this one!  Scott is colored with Copic markers.  I then scanned him into my PC and turned him into a PNG image and plopped him and the skull into this cool dungeon scene I found online.  Now this is my type of Easter Card!

Please check out the projects the DT has created for you over at the SBC blog.

~ Lady B ~

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

SBS Easter release...Preview Day 3

Here is my project for SBS Sweet Gothic Kids' World Easter Release. 

Check out the SBC blog to see what the rest of the DT has created for you.

Here's Sally!

Monday, March 21, 2011

SBS Sweet Gothic Kids Easter Preview Day 2

Welcome back bloggy friends! You are going to love today's preview!

Judy is ready for Easter in her cute Skully dress, Bunny ears, and Easter basket!   I am having trouble making cute Easter cards these days so I chose to goth Judy up a bit.


Check out the lovliness the DT gals have made for you over at SBC.

~ Lady B ~

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Macabre Monday HDH080 - "Alas, poor Yorick" & Delicious Doodles

It's time again for another HDH Challenge.  This week's challenge was to use skulls.  Easey Peasey!  I'll be adding my project to Delicious Doodles Challenge as well.  The challenge at DD was to create a 3-D project.

I used a random human skull found online and tweaked it in photoshop.  I then printed three copies of it and added extra color with copic markers.  I cut out various sections of the skull and popped-up said areas with foam dimensionals.  The cog and wheel frame is from Delicious Doodles and is colored with copic markers.  I added a touch of glossy accents to some areas for a raised effect.  The blood splatter is from Smeared Ink's "Inky Dreams" rubber stamp set.  I used Distress inks in vintage photo, fire brick red, walnut, and black soot in this project.  I also added some clear embossing powder to select blood splatters for a little pop.


~ Lady B ~

SBS Sweet Gothic Kids Easter Preview Day 1

Hello out there! We have an Egg-citing release for you today! Remember the Sweet Gothic Kids? Well they are back and ready for Easter! These cuties are going to be perfect for those Easter cards, crafts, and baskets! Just think of all the fun you can have coloring these funny cuties up! The best part is that these cuties will be available in both Digi and Rubber Friday March 25th! In the meantime we will have a new kid to show ya everyday until release day! Come back tomorrow for more previews... I promise you won't be disappointed!

Well I guess I should get to the showing off eh? So here is the first of the kids Easter style...

Meet Alex:

Poor Alex!  This is what happens when both of your parents drink and your Aunt Esther gets to make your Easter Outfit!  No wonder he looks a bit crazed!  Be sure to check out the SBC blog to see what Betty and the other DT members have created for your viewing pleasure.

~ Lady B ~

Saturday, March 19, 2011

KKKG Challenge #36-ribbons or bows

I love Kenny K images and I try to play along with the Krafty Girlz' challenges whenever I can.  This week's challenge was to use ribbons or bows.  I only used one bow as I don't own too many frilly things.  Hopefully this counts:

Image: Kenny K's "Devastatia"
Background: Moonlight Journey
Markers: Copic

Thanks for Checking out my Schtuff!

~ Lady B ~

Smeared Ink Saturday with the Smeared and Smudged Sketch Challenge

In today's edition of Smeared Ink Saturday with Lady B, I am contributing a project I made for the March Sketch Challenge over at the Smeared and Smudged Forum.

Here is a pic of the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch:

As you can see, I've flipped the sketch and changed the flourish a bit.  I used an awesome Misty Benson image which was made into a rubber stamp set for Smeared Ink.  The set is called "Morbidly Adorable Tarot, set 1 and the image itself is "The World".  It can be purchased at the Smeared Ink Store.

I stamped the image with Memento Ink onto Copic X-Press it blending cardstock and colored it with my copic markers.  As you can tell, I am fond of bold, bright colors.  These divine papers are from Crafty Chaos Designs.  I am in love with the rich purple and greens in this set!  They print out as nicely as you see them on screen.

This month, if you participate in any of the challenges over at the Smeared and Smudged forum, you automatically receive a free digi and will be entered into a drawing for a digital stamp set of your choice from Smeared Ink!

Oh!  More big news!  Smeared Ink is having a Design Team Call!  Find the details here.

Thanks for Stopping By!

~ Lady B ~

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spring is in the Air...almost

It's time again for Smeared Ink Saturday.

Although it's still chilly, spring is in the air.  The winds are picking up and the sun is shinning.  I spotted a robin the other day and saw some early spring flowers starting to poke out of the earth.  Today's project is reflective of spring and summer...bursting with color and romance.

Digital Stamp: Smeared Ink's "Smitten" stamp set
Background: Itkupilli
Ink: Copic sketch markers

Friday, March 11, 2011

SBS Let's Celebrate Challenge

Well hello everyone! So happy to see you here on this fine Friday morning! Today we have a special Challenge over at SBC, it's a Celebration Challenge... what are we celebrating? NEW RUBBER RELEASE!! Woohoo!

Okay onto the challenge...

Today not only do we have a challenge, but we have these cute Sweet Gothic Kids Birthday Line in rubber! You heard me RUBBER! All in stock and all ready to go to a good home that will provide them with lots of ink and play time!

Our challenge is using any SBS image: anything Birthday of course!

Three lucky winners will be chosen to receive 2 Sweet Gothic Kids Rubber Stamps as follows:

Tilly and Wednesday, Judy and Miller or Alex and Sally.

Sorry everyone no substitutions or exchanges what so ever. These will be in Rubber!

For those of you that can't find the time to play, no worries, Betty has some discounts for you on the rubber:

All six Sweet Gothic Kids Birthday Rubber: $36.00 SGKBD36

Three Sweet Gothic Kids Birthday Rubber: $18.00 SWGKBD18

Be sure to check out the SBC blog to see what the other DT gals have come up with.

~ Lady B ~

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Smeared and Smudged Member Blog Hop

It's that time again! Time for the Smeared and Smudged member blog hop.

Our theme this month was a color combo.  We were to use Brown and Green and a stamped image.

Here is some UBER COOL news...Strange Skin, one of our monthly sponsors, has offered to give two digis to one lovely winner of this blog hop!!! To qualify for this prize,  leave a comment on each participants blog.  The comment needs to say something about the project...not just "here's my comment" or anything lame like that!!! Every blogger will receive an entry to win the digis as well!!!

Wanna see the prize?  Here it is:

Here is my take on this month's blog hop challenge:

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday so for this month's blog hop I made a card honoring her.  She's not into zombies, but she knows I am.  I've always been a bit...ummm...different!

This card uses "Zombie Christian" from SBS Zombie Teens collection.  The zombie teens will be released in both rubber and digital forms on April 29th.

Zombie Christian is colored with Copic Markers.  The background uses Ranger Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Walnut, and Black Soot.  The black skulls and skeleton hand are rub-ons from Creative Imaginations.  The "Happy B-Day" letters were die-cut embellishments from a paper pack that I bought at the dollar store.  Sorry.  I don't remember the brand.  I also broke out my MS Drippy Goo punch and painted it with red glittery nail polish.  I hope you've enjoyed what I've created.  Thanks for stopping by.


~ Lady B ~

Here is the hop list:

you are here--->Ladybrayton <---you are here

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Computer ate my Original Project

Sorry for the late posting, but I'm having major computer issues today. I can't even retrieve the final version of my project so instead I will be showing a simple ATC I made. I used images from Smeared Ink's Femdom digital stamp set colored with copic markers and paired with an ATC background from Itkupilli. It is very simple, but I like the contrast between the bold color and the black and white. I feel like this is missing something. Perhaps a border or some dimension. I'll probably rework it. Maybe I'll do that and repost at another time.

Thanks for Stopping By!

~ Lady B~

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

SBS Veronica and Gang Blog Hop!

Welcome to our new Veronica and Gang Blog Hop!  These super fun images were created by Alicia Bel for Simply Betty Stamps.  You can check out all her awesome work on her Deviant Art page :http://aliciabel.deviantart.com/you will not be disappointed!  She has the cutest dolls and art in her Gallery.

   If you have arrived here from Juanita's awesome blog then you are in the right place; however if you have just come to my blog why don't you join in the fun!  The hop starts at the SBC blog so head over there to check out the deals and prizes.

I used Mary Jane and Zoe in my first project:  They are colored with copic markers and mounted on a retro car from Itkupilli.  The background was a free digi, but I can't remember where it came from.  It is colored with copic markers and distress inks.

My second project uses Veronica.  She is colored with copic markers and mounted on a stage ATC from Itkupilli.  The papers are from Crafty Chaos Designs.

Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Linda.

Thanks for Hopping!

~ Lady B ~