Monday, August 5, 2013

Use Fussy Cutting with Smudgy Antics Week 2

Welcome back for week 2 of the fortnight challenge with Smudgy Antics!

The theme for this challenge is to Use FUSSY CUTTING in your projects.
 Get your scissors or razor knives ready, put your spectacles on, grab a cuppa, and be prepared to cut and cut some more!

Get creative with your cutting.  You can make dimensional images with multiple fussy cut layers or you can fussy cut an intricate design.  The more creative, the better.  Let's see if you can use fussy cutting in a way we haven't seen before.  Although you may use die cuts to enhance your project, there must be a portion of your project fussy cut by hand
 If your fussy cut element is not obvious, please state what you have fussy cut in the write-up of your post.

Here is my take on the challenge.  Click images to enlarge.

I used "Specimen Man digi" from Smeared Ink's "Specimen Jar" digi set.
He is colored with Copic Markers and has white paint for highlights in his graying hair and beard.  The background is made from Distress Inks.  I colored and fussy cut extra butterflies and adhered only the center parts to the original picture with glossy accents.  Doing this allowed the wings to pop-up and spread a bit to give the illusion of movement or at the very least to give the butterflies some added dimension.

Be sure to head over to the Smudgy Antics Blog for more inspiration from the DT gals.  Also, Smudgefest starts today and you can find out the details for that on the Smudgy Antics Blog as well!

~  Lady Brayton  ~


  1. This is gorgeous! I love the color saturation and the dimension on the butterflies is awesome! Lemme know if you need my address....

  2. Wow! This is amazing! Love.:)

  3. Gorgeous! He is fast becoming one of my Fav stamps and the way you've added the layers with the butterflies is great xx