Wednesday, October 31, 2012


I'm Lady Brayton.  Welcome to my blog!

I am participating as a wicked blogger for THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN 
blog hop hosted by the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  
Today is the last day of the hop!

 For your convenience, I will keep the blog roll posted on the left sidebar of my blog.  The hop goes LIVE everyday in October at 9:00am PST. 
Your next stop on the hop is Lindsay's Blog.

Today is Day 31 of the 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN.
Here is my offering:
(click image to enlarge)

  I know many that think digital coloring is quick and easy, but it takes a lot more time than most would guess.  I actually color much faster with markers, but I like the look of digi and it saves money on copic refills ;)  I can't even tell you how long I spent on this sucker, but I wanted it to look immense!
I used "Don't go in There" by Rick St. Dennis. 

 Rick has been one of our sponsors for the 31 days of Halloween this year and last.  He has been generous enough to give a whole stamp collage sheet away daily!  I just wanted to give Rick the props he deserves.  You can check out his blog here.  Rick also runs a challenge blog called Sparkle and Glitter.  You should really check out the challenges!

I colored and assembled this creepy scene in PSE8.  The floor, ceiling, and outer walls were created by parts of photos I had manipulated.  Everything else is the stamped image including the ooze coming from underneath the door and the stone bricks surrounding the door.  It's a very detailed stamp!

You really, REALLY, don't want to see what's behind that door!
I was so inspired by this image.  I didn't feel as though it needed to be on a card or have a sentiment.  I think the image speaks for itself 
and I hope I helped bring it to life.

I was going for a creepy look.  Did I succeed?

~ LADY B ~


  1. It doesn´t look easy at all! I love all things about it, super great job! thank you for all the wonderful inspiration during the 31days! :) x

  2. Lady B. There is nothing easy about these projects you have presented. You have opened my eyes to something totally new and that opens the door (not this one) to many opportunities. Thank you for sharing all the work you did during the past month, it was inspirational and gave me some good ideas. Thank you for the fun and I hope you will visit my blog again as I will be visiting yours.

  3. Yes, this is creepy!

    I don't think digital colouring is quick or easy. I would love to play around with this medium and your cards have inspired me to give it a try.

  4. Congrads for finishing the 31 days blog hop and thanks for making your finale my image-it looks super-well done you!!!

  5. Another awesome card I love your digi work. I have loved seeing your projects this 31 Days
    Hugs xxx

  6. your digi work is awesome LB, love this one, the guy looks so scared.

    thanks for sharing all your awesome projects in the 31 days

  7. I actually leave you for last in case I want to linger awhile -that's Mama Cass, isn't it? Oh, wait, you probably don't know! I think your project today is bleeping amazing! When we start trading tips, I need to know how you do the wonderful non digi part! Real, is that called real? You combine them so well! Your painting on the image is so spot-on - wonderful color sense, texture on the rocks and jeans. You are so, so good!

  8. Another great project.
    I really had fun hopping around and looking at all the wonderful creations.
    Thanks for sharing your art with us.

  9. oohhh that coloring job is amazing! I cannot even imagine. I have a hard enough time editing basic photos! Love this and it definitely is creepy!

  10. FABULOUS! Don't worry, I KNOW how time consuming digi colouring can take and fully appreciate the time and effort put into this wicked cool creation!

  11. LB - you are simply amazing!! Both your digi work and your "normal" colouring are out of this world and this piece is no exception - LOVE it xxx Thank you

  12. Man your just marvelous LB! Love how you colored this project! I have really enjoyed looking at your art all month! Thank you for sharing with us all, for 31 days! Happy Halloween!

  13. Absolutely brilliant image and the colouring looks amazing, I wouldn't know where to start with digital colouring so you have my admiration
    Lindsay xx

  14. Lady B, I would never call what you do easy! The depth of color is rich and alive! I have never tried Copic markers and would love to learn!
    I loved getting to know you this month and will be following you! Thank you for sharing yourself and for all the lovely and encouraging comments!

  15. I'd say you immensely suceeded! Wonderful project. I am always in awe of your coloring abilities, both in digi work and with markers. Love love love visiting your blog! Happy Halloween!

  16. Well, my dear, immense it looks, alright! I can't even imagine how you get all the texture and dimension in your digi work. thanks for the inspiration all month long. You rock! xxD

  17. I love this!! you are so talented and make every single piece you make seem to come alive! you really are such an inspiration to me and I have loved stopping by every day to see your work, I'm just sorry I didn't have chance to stay and leave a comment every day. Love n hugs xxxx

    you could enter this piece into our current challenge over at Tuesday Alchey