Thursday, August 23, 2012

Smeared and Smudged August Member Blog Hop







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Lady Brayton ***you are here


It's that time again! Time for the Smeared and Smudged member blog hop. Our hop will be on THURSDAY, August 23rd. at 9:00 am (PST)

The theme is POE-ETIC! Since we're celebrating the great Edgar Allan Poe this month, I thought it would be awesome for our members to create something using one of his poems! It can be a canvas, a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item, an art journal page, etc. Use your imaginations. Also, don't forget the S&S rule that is has to be stamped somewhere (digi stamps are fine) – we love when you use Smeared Ink Stamps, but it is NOT a requirement to participate.

I made two very similar digital pieces, but couldn't decide which I liked best. My inspiration came from the poem "Annabel Lee". This is my favorite poem by Poe and I had all of these grand ideas on how to bring the poem to life. Of course neither project turned out the way I wanted, but such is life! Maybe I will draw my own Annabel Lee scene and paint it one day...but that will be far in the future when I have a lot more time on my side!

Here they are. Which do you like best? You can click the images to enlarge the pics.



 Both of these have the poem written in the left hand side of the piece.  I used background pics that were taken on vacations.  I really wanted a pic with a rocky cliff by rough seas, but I've not visited a place such as that and I didn't feel like browsing the web for hours on end.  The stamps used are "Cross Tombstone" from Smeared Ink's "Build a Graveyard" digi set and one of the goddesses from Smeared Ink's "Elementals" set.  Sorry, I can't find the link for that one.  I colored the stamps digitally in PSE8.  I faded the woman to look ghostly.  Edgar is a pic I found on the net and I faded him out too.  Everything is assembled in PSE8 as well.






Thanks for stopping by! If I don't comment on Thursday, I will definitely be around on Friday to leave some love as that is my well-deserved day off this week! Cheers!

~ Lady B ~




17 comments:

  1. They are both gorgeous!!! But if i had to choose i'd pick the first

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  2. Both are wonderful, Lady B, but the first one speaks to me of Annabel Lee.

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  3. I love digital art.. wish I could do it :P Very nice work

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  4. Both are lovely, wish I could do digital art like you.

    Hugs,
    Julia

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  5. Beautiful digital pieces! Both are lovely.:)

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  6. Both of these are gorgeous. If I absolutely had to pick one it would be the second - it is just the little opening like a grotto; it is so evocative. It is great for me so see such stunning digital projects as I have been having play with Serif and these are very inspiring. Vee xx

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  7. Wow both pieces are stunning...my eye is drawn more to the second piece than the first. You do fantastic digital work!

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  8. Two beautiful pieces LB..... I can't choose between them, so I'll have them both thanks :)

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  9. Two stunning pieces and I love them both. Fantastic job :-) xxx

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  10. Both are stunning!! Oh how I wish I could do digi work like that you rock!!! xxxxx

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  11. wonderful LB I love the way your art is developing..this is stunning.very beautiful.
    hugs,
    susan s.

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  12. Wow they are both awesome could not choice between them
    Hugs xxx

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  13. I know I've said it before, but DAMN you are an AWESOME digi artist! Of course I expect nothing less from you as all your projects are stunning :)

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  14. Love them both, but I do like the first one the best. Wonderful designs and wonderful choice of poems!

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  15. LB, very cool digi work, and I like that you used pixs from your vacations. I don't know which I like better, I think they both look great! So cool!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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  16. I can´t choose one they are both so beautiful with such depth in them. XXlisa

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  17. WONDERFUL, love this I am loving this whole blog hop. I have never seen your work before or the other team memebers but I am so impressed with you all. Very nice work. Great theme love Edgar.

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