Monday, October 1, 2012

Smudgy Antics, The 31 Days of Halloween, other challenges, and a NEW RELEASE!

I'm Lady Brayton.  Welcome to my blog!
This is a combined post so please forgive the length.  I promise tomorrow's post will be MUCH shorter!

I am participating as a wicked blogger for THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN blog hop hosted by the Smeared and Smudged Forum
I will be posting a new, stamped project everyday during the month of October dealing with the theme of Halloween and Day of the Dead. 
To learn more about the 31 Days of Halloween and to find out how non-bloggers can win prizes, click this link. There will be multiple prizes daily and a HUGE GRAND PRIZE at the end of the month!

 For your convenience, I will keep the blog roll posted on the left side bar of my blog.  The hop goes LIVE everyday in October at 9:00am PST.  

Not only is today DAY 1 of the 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN, it is also Monday which means it is time for a new challenge on the Smudgy Antics Blog.  Smudgy Antics is the weekly challenge blog for Smeared Ink.  
The theme for this week's challenge is 
"DANCE WITH DEATH".  

I am combining my Smudgy Antics DT piece with  
Day 1 of the 31 Days of Halloween.
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I decided to make a scrapbook page.  I used one of Smeared Ink's NEW RELEASE images "Dance with Death 1" which will be available in the shop soon.
I also used "RIP Tombstone" and "Cross Tombstone" from Smeared Ink's "Build a Graveyard" digi set and "Bat 3" from Smeared Ink's "A Little Bit Batty" digi set.
Everything was colored and assembled in PSE8.  The light effects and glowing pumpkins, as well as the papers, are from a digi scrap kit from oscraps.  I believe the kit designer is Lotta Designs.

I used this sketch from Bird is the Word:
Your next stop on the hop is Lindsay.
Be sure to check out the Smudgy Antics challenge too and don't forget about the New Release at Smeared Ink!  For all you wicked bloggers, Smeared Ink has several digi stamps that are perfect for this hop!

 For those that don't know, Smeared Ink also has a forum (Smeared and Smudged) that has monthly challenges with prizes as well as blog hops, ATC swaps, and project swaps of all kinds.  They are the ones hosting this hop :)  If you join the forum, you are sure to make new friends and be able to network with many talented individuals.

Thanks for Looking at my work!
~ Lady B ~

I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:
Bird is the Word: optional sketch and use the word TOUCH.  I've used both.
Corrosive Challenges: Villains and Monsters.  I used the Grim Reaper.
Sentimental Sundays: Use a sentiment and 3-2-1 of something.  I used 3 digi papers, 2 tombstones, and one bat.
Quirky Crafts: Use a Monster.  I used the Grim Reaper.  If he doesn't count as a monster then I'm sorry.  Feel free to delete my entry.  No hard feelings.
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes.


31 comments:

  1. WOW! That is an awesome page. I love the glowing effects and I definately have to build me a graveyard. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Gorgeous! Great project, Lady B! Happy October!

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  3. what can I say LB sniffing glue dots is one of my favorite places to be..the art is always amazing. love the background and always so perfect..happy day one.
    hugs,
    susan s.

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  4. Hi Lady, this is a perfect project! I love how you watermarked some pumpkins in the BG behind the cross on the R side. Love your digi coloring, it's just so wonderful! Great job!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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  5. Hope it is not the wrong thing to say but this is a very beautiful piece. The colouring (paint shop?) is astonishing the light effects are great too. your work is fabulous. Vee xx

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  6. OMGOSH...I agree with Vee...this piece is beautiful!! I would proudly display it anywhere in my Halloween home!!

    Regi ^_^

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  7. Awesomeness! You do wonders with digi my lady!

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  8. Hey, we don't have to comment on our own projects, do we? LOL! Lady B, interesting work :)

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  9. great scrapbook page
    love the bat he looks like hes ready to fly away

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  10. Fabulous scrapbook page!! LOVE the Smeared Ink image!!!

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  11. Hey Lady B, it is interesting work! So much detail it almost defies description but I do adore your painting skills! Must get together for a lesson!!

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  12. Once again you have totally blown me away with your work!! You are such great source of inspiration to me. Thanks for being so awesome!! xxx

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  13. wow another awesome piece, you rock LB

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  14. Awesome work love the new images
    Hugs xxx

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  15. Good looking digital card. Great work.

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  16. Great card, I wish I could do digital like this. Those ne images from Smeared Ink are great.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  17. Awesome card. I love your take on the template with the butterfly and flowers to tombstones, bat and grim reaper.

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  18. Great images, I need to check those out! This is great!

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  19. This is awesome! Nice combination of images and a very polished look! I love the subtle jack-o-lantern faces peeking through, nice touch! And the bat really pops off the page!

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  20. the grim reaper is ghastly! lovin it!

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  21. Wonderful layout. Those floating jackolantern faces are wicked!

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  22. OOhhh!!! Super spooky! Love the images. xxD

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  23. Absolutely stunning, I love the background with spooky faces and the sentiment is fabulous
    Lindsay xx

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  24. HI.. well this certainly is very creative and a fabulous use of the word touch.. and thanks for joining in at BITW!!

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  25. Totally stunning - magical creation Lady B xxxxxxxxxx

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  26. Gorgeous Creation LB! I love how you are able to do things digitally! You Rock, Love ya, and Hugs!

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  27. Stunning card. Love the layout and whole drama. Thanks for joining us at sentimental sundays challenge this week.
    Hugs,
    Archana
    www.craftycity.com

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  28. Fabulous Digi Layout, thanks so much for joining the fun this past fortnight at Quirky Craft Challenges and Good Luck!
    Danie xx Guest Designer

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  29. That is simply incredible. I love it. Thank you so much for joining in with us at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

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  30. Fabulous page,thanks for joining in at BITW!!

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  31. Love it, super scarrrry!Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Challenge! new one starts tomorrow evening, hope to see you there!
    (Lyn)

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