Monday, May 14, 2012

Smudgy Antics Weekly Challenge - MASQUERADE

The Smudgy Antics Weekly Challenge theme this week is 

Feel free to interpret this theme in any type of way you see fit.  We love to leave the themes flexible enough to allow your artistic expression to flow freely.  For those that have trouble coming up with challenge ideas or need a little guidance, see the examples below:

Create a project depicting a masquerade ball or party.
Use an image that has a mask or costume in it.
Create a mask for a masquerade.
Use a masking technique in your project.

Here is my take on the challenge:
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I used an image with a mask and did some masking in the background.
Image: "Luna" from Smeared Ink's "Women of Power" digi set.
This is currently my favorite set to play with!  Luna was colored digitally in PSE8 and printed on a 4" x 6" piece of glossy photo paper.

The background was made with Ranger's "Dylusions" Spray Inks.
This was my first time playing with the inks and I LOVE them!  I added depth to the background with masking.  In some areas I spritzed water over my stencil and blotted dry leaving a lighter impression of the stencil. In other areas I spritzed ink over my stencil.

When dry, I attached my photo to the background and mounted the background onto black cardstock.  The black border seemed too plain so I doodled the border with white marker.  I doodled some lines in the white marker with a black fine point sharpie marker.  I was going to doodle around the stenciled areas, but I was afraid I would screw up my project so I stopped.

For more inspiration, head over to the Smudgy Antics blog to see what the rest of the DT made for your viewing pleasure.

If you like the Smudgy Antics challenges, you should check-out the Smeared and Smudged forum where we have monthly challenges, ATC swaps, mixed-media classes, and blog hops.  

~ Lady B ~


  1. I totally adore this! gorgeous colours! xxlisa

  2. This is very beautiful, I just love your work!

  3. wow this is just stunning LB, fantastic colours and the BG is awesome, the image is awesome too
    it's great using the Dyslusions sprays isn't it, you probably get addicted just like me :-)


  4. Gorgeous coloring and that background it FABULOUS! I'm dying to get some of those sprays. You rocked this! xxD

  5. This beautiful LB..... your digi colouring is always gorgeous, but this is superb :)

  6. the colouring of the image and background is gorgeous, awesome piece

  7. LB - you rocked this one for sure. You now know I'm going to have to get some of those dylusions and try them. Love the doodling as well :) A Gorgeous piece xxx

  8. OMG - the colouring on this beauty is totally AWESOME in the extreme. FANTASTIC creation. I am bowing in awe :-) xxxx