Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Day 5 of 31 Days of Halloween with Smeared and Smudged


 ~ Day 5 ~


The hop goes live everyday in October at 9:00 am Pacific time.  

If you are following the blog list, you should have arrived here from Black Dragon's blog. If not, no worries!  Hop in any order you want, but be sure not to miss any blogs as there are prizes hidden along the way. The blog list is on my sidebar on the left. If you want to start from the beginning, click here.


Here is my offering for today:

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Today's project is a hybrid of sorts.  The background is a rubber stamp from Smeared Ink's "Holy City" stamp set.  It comes on a sheet of thick, high quality, deeply etched rubber that measures 8.5" x 11".  I stamped this with Memento Ink on clay coated cardstock.  I colored my image with copic markers, which I wouldn't really suggest on this type of cardstock.  Dye inks would work much better.  The alcohol inks don't absorb properly into the clay coating for blending.  As you can see, the background turned out quite streaky, but I went with it.  It was a bit of a happy mistake because it does look kind of drippy and cool.

I added Druscilla the Demon from Simply Betty Stamps' Steampunk Halloween collection to my scene.  Like yesterday's project, she is colored digitally.  The sizes of these two stamps did not match up.  No problem!  I simply scanned my colored image of the graveyard and enlarged it in photoshop and added Druscilla to the mix.  Doesn't she look right at home in the graveyard?  The pic was lacking a little something, so I added some light effects coming through the trees.  I love technology!  Your next stop on the hop is Jane's blog.

Cheers!
 
 
~ Lady Brayton ~

21 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I love the light effect you added.:)

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  2. wooo hooo another scene pic digi coloring. just love it. great colors for sure. I enjoyed looking at it

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  3. AMAZING work, Lady B!. I love the way the background turned out and I'm gonna have to try that resizing idea for some of my stamps. Ane the light effect, FABULOUS! xxD

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  4. Oh, what can I say.... this is mindblowing !!!! I wish I had that SB stamp - she's amazing and your colouring is to die for :-D
    Hugz
    Ike xxxx

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  5. your art is so amazing! I love how you work!!

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  6. Well, I love the drips and hope I can remember how you got them. Beautiful digi painting again!

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  7. That is truly amazing girl! I mean just wow! I am blown away, It's so beautiful truly I tell you!
    Love it, love it, love it!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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  8. amazing, so beautiful, love it a lot

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  9. that is too cool! they go very well together! love it!

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  10. This is fantastic awesome work
    Luv Jane xxx

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  11. i like the drippy it looks really cool. all together wonderful!

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  12. LB... You are the techno wizard!!! I love your creation and I think your background does look cool, drippy, and like goo!!! It's perfect!!!

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  13. Technology indeed! I do really enjoy the work, the graveyard looks cool!
    Susan

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  14. gorgeous piece! love the vibrant colors.

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  15. Stunning! I love the drippiness and the light thru the trees. Beautiful coloring as always :)

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  16. Absolutely breathtaking! I love the background and the main image!

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  17. this card is beautiful! all the elements are working together so well! I love happy mistakes!

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  18. Love your hybrid project, LB! The effects of the Copics on that paper is pretty cool & perfect for the graveyard scene. You are amazing!

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  19. Oooh, I LOVE the way that background looks, so different and wonderful :D

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  20. FAB! great image and I love the sunlight coming through the trees :)

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