Monday, June 18, 2012

Smudgy Antics Weekly Challenge - PRETTY CREEPY

This week's challenge at Smudgy Antics was a tough one for me!

The theme is PRETTY CREEPY.

We were asked to use a dark, Gothic or creepy image and make a pretty, beautiful, classy, or elegant project with it.
My style is definitely NOT pretty, beautiful, or elegant in any type of way and I am definitely NOT classy!  Here is my offering:
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I used the "Plaque" image from Smeared Ink's "As Death" digi set.  I printed the image on 4x6 glossy photo paper and colored bits with my copic markers.  I mounted this on alternating layers of black and pearl metallic paper.  The photos don't show it, but the piece has amazing shimmer IRL.  I used EK punches around the borders.  That's about as fancy as I can get.  I wanted to add some roses, but I ran out of my stash and haven't had time to make any new ones.  Instead, I added the heart with wings charm from Creative Imaginations and two crown charms that I got from the wonderful Andrea.  Thanks, girl!

Head over to the Smudgy Antics blog to get some more inspiration from the DT gals and then glance at the rules and get started on a project of your own!

Cheers!
~ Lady B ~
I will be entering my creation into the following challenges:
Art With No Boundaries: "Anything Goes"...this is something :)
Digi Darla's Challenges: "How do you layer up?"- I used several layers of B&W
Haunted Design House MM: "Eerie Elegance - This is about as elegant as I get
Make it Monday: "Anything Goes"...this is something :)
Poisoned Peas Please: "Goth/Emo" - I think this counts as goth :)


28 comments:

  1. That's really beautiful LB - I love that border. Fantastic creation :-) xxx

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  2. Verry pretty and creepy :-) love the border

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  3. Gorgeous! Love it! Just stumbled upon your blog and cannot wait to explore more. Really love your work. Glad to see more ppl interested in the goth/dark projects.

    Thanx for sharing and for the inspiration!

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  4. It's so pretty!!! Really. That border trim makes it look so lacey!!
    Nice whack at being pretty creepy!!

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  5. You did it! You achieved elegant, pretty and creepy all in the same piece. The lacy borders make a beautiful frame for this image which is perfectly coloured to heighten its creepiness. I love the crowns and heart embellies you added. WoW! Thanks for joining our Art With No Boundaries challenge. Very cool piece of art.

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  6. what an interesting card! I am not one for creepy or goth, but you have acheived elegance with the beautiful lace like trim! Great layers! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's Challenge this week!

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  7. This is different, but very interesting, you have achieved elegance..Awesome job! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's Challenge this week!

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  8. I have never seen this type of card! I love the lacy trims!! Very cool with what you did!! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's challenge this week!!

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  9. You nailed pretty creepy! LOL, thanks for layering up with us this week at Digi Darla's!

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  10. You nailed it LB. Love that lacy border, really adds class to the whole thing. Thank you for sharing at MM @ HDH this week xxx

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  11. love what you have done, that is one of my fave smeared in k images.
    mark x

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  12. wow you really managed to make an elegant card. Even if it is creepy... Just love the technique that you have used printing on photo paper! I'll have to remember that and try it out.

    Thanks for joining us as Digi Darla’s Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

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  13. The image is really pretty creepy but love all your layering, it is absolutely gorgeous! (I think the image is also a good Halloweenie card but I definitely love the LO) I think I prefer blood sucking ALIENS! LOL! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's.

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  14. Brilliant work on this, very elegant with all of the lace. Thanks for playing along with Haunted Design House. x

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  15. Quite artistic ..love the design . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  16. Very pretty and very creepy! the lace and the blood red colouring make it!

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  17. Absolutely FABULOUS!!!! you have nailed this challenge...... everything about this is gorgeous, from the image to the punched edges......Love it! :)

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  18. ...... Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House this week :)

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  19. Gorgeous! Who woulda thunk that shimmery lacy border would play so well with that skullie? Love it! Thanks for sharing with HDH. xxD

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  20. Wow, what a really creepy card!! Kidding aside, a beautiful job layering!! My kind of card, thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!!

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  21. Hey Girl! It may not be your style but OH BOY!!! did you pull it off! Great job. Thanks for joining us at PPP. Please come join us again & again. We LOVE having you there. Hugs~Patti (PPP DT)

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  22. I think you certainly hit the pretty creepy theme! The pretty punched border was really smart and using double rows made it very effective! So glad you linked up at Art With No Boundaries!

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  23. LB,
    Thi sis just stunning! I for some reason think that this digi stamp looks good with red colors around it, lace and sparkly stuff, for some-reason, but it's just IMO ;) All that means that I love your Project, truly beautiful! Love your winged metal heart embllie too! Thank you for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please "Goth/Emo" challenge #4!
    Peace,
    Kristy
    (PPP SrDT)

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  24. I love your creepy theme, it looks fabulous! =) Great layering too! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

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  25. Gorgeous creation, love all the details. Thanks for joining Poisoned Peas Pleas. Hugs, Julia

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  26. This is beautiful! I have got to try photo paper with my Copics. Thanks again, dear Lady B!

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  27. Very powerful creation, I love the white against the red and black. Thanks for sharing this at Art With No Boundaries.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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  28. This is so freaking awesome. The way you layered it up and maded it you focal point. Thanks for joining us at PPP, and hope to see you back.
    Hugz,
    Christine

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