Monday, July 2, 2012

Smudgy Antics Weekly Challenge: ANYTHING GOES

This week's challenge theme is:

We love when you guys and gals think outside of the box.  The more creative and inventive, the better!  You know those projects you WANT to make, but would be shunned from mainstream sites?  They are accepted here!  We get down and dirty.  We like it real, raw, and in your face!  Let your artistic expression fly freely!

Here is my project for the Smudgy Antics' Challenge:

I love this gorgeous image and I felt like making something super colorful this week. I used "IO" from Smeared Ink's "Women of Power" digital stamp set. She is colored with Copic markers and I added a little rub-on tattoo to her arm as one of my overly-full markers decided to drip and I wanted to cover my mistake. The tag (Ranger) is colored with Dylusions Spray Inks. I love the vibrant colors! I did some stamping with
various Smeared Ink rubber stamps (Quoth the Raven, Candy is Dandy, and Urban Decay). Unfortunately, Smeared Ink's rubber is retired in the States, but the images can still be found in digital form with the exception of "Urban Decay". I added a little mesh bit for the tag's tassel, but I'm not really feeling it. I will probably remove the mesh and add a different topper.

Head on over to the Smudgy Antics' Blog for more inspiration and then get yourselves in gear and get crafting!


~ Lady B ~

I will be entering this into the following challenges:
OOZAK Challenge Blog: Use Bright Colors - I used bright, vibrant colors
Crafty Bloggers Network: Anything Goes
Marker Pop (iCopic Challenge): Fur/Hair Colouring, must use copics - I colored hair, fur, and used Copics.
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Spray, Spritz, or Stencil - I did all three on the background of tag.


  1. WoWza - totally awesome and your colouring is outstanding. She is one fabulous image and I adore this creation :-D xxxx

  2. I really like this project, Love your coloring on it! Beautiful and great work!

  3. wow LB your coloring is so amazing, loooove it. I think the tattoo is cool

  4. Gorgeous image LB and you have coloured her beautifully (as always), love the tat on her :)

  5. I wouldn't change it, I love the colours, its such a striking piece, I thought the tat was part of the image till I read on. great work, mark

  6. thanks for popping by, the ink holder you were asking after is made by i got it from ebay. there is also an ink pad holder made by Tando-creative. I saw it in the local craft shop last week, its flat pack chip board/thick card and looks great, ready to be altered. if you need more details on tando let me know and ill dig around. mark x

  7. wow - what a stunning image and piece! I love what you've done - and so glad you shared with us over at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Now, I need to go look again because I just really am so taken with your tag. Glad I found your blog too.

  8. I have never seen a tag like this before. So beautiful! I found you over at Make it Mondays. Candice -

  9. Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
    I saw this on Make it Monday!
    These are my entries: # 129, #158, #160, #162, # 250 and #252 (Candy Alert) would love it if you could visit.

  10. Cool creation lol...amazingly spectacular. Saw it on MIM..x

  11. Lady B....your tag is amazing! I love the bright colors and your design! Love the tat! Don't you love it when those happy accidents happen? Your coloring of this strong woman with your Copics is perfect! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  12. wow...such an amazingly beautiful tag. Love the delightful colors and pretty background. Thank you so much for sharing at MIM.... :)

  13. Wow, that is pretty! Thank you for helping us kick off the new Markerpop blog!!

  14. Wow - not only hair but hair and feathers! Gorgeous.

    Thank you for joining us at MarkerPop! We appreciate seeing our wonderful creativity!


    Marie XX

  15. Great job with the bright colors and your coloring is truly wonderful!! Thanks for playing along at!! :)