Monday, September 30, 2013

Broken Hearted with Smudgy Antics week 2

Welcome back for week 2 of the fortnight challenge with Smudgy Antics!
The theme for this challenge is 

Broken Heart

We have all been there...crying our eyes out because somebody we loved broke our hearts.  If you haven't had a broken heart, I'm sure you helped one of your best friends mend their broken heart or watched your children get their hearts broken. This fortnight we want you ladies and gents to create a project depicting a broken heart or being broken hearted.  

Get creative and don't be afraid to think outside of the box.  We embrace all forms of stamped art and love seeing original and diverse projects.  You may enter cards, scrapbook pages, tags, atcs, altered objects, mixed-media projects, etc.  The more creative you get, the more likely you are to be the chosen winner of the challenge.

After you check out my contribution below, be sure to head over to Smudgy Antics to see what the other DT gals have created for your inspiration.

Click Pics to enlarge:

I made a mini toilet roll album.  This also follows the "Junk Funk" challenge on the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  I'm not quite finished yet as I plan on adding tags to the inside of the flattened rolls.

I used images from Smeared Ink's "Broken and Bleeding" digi set as well as their "Fallen" digi set and the "Within" digi single.  The images were colored with copic markers and were fussy cut and adhered to my paper wrapped tubes with DecoArt Decou-Page in Matte.  I also added a few stickers from Creative Imaginations.  
Lastly, I punched holes with my Cropadile and added rings to hold the album together.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
~ Lady Brayton ~

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Halloween is Coming!!!

Halloween is my favorite Holiday of the year! 
Here is another project I made for the "VERY SKETCHY" Challenge on the SMEARED & SMUDGED FORUM.


Here is the sketch I had to follow:

The "Witchie Burlesque" image drawn by Rick St. Dennis was colored with copics and scanned to my pc. I added her to my sketch scene that I used previously, but I altered the color of the bricks, darkened the background behind the witch and added cobwebs and an extra border and added a new sentiment as well.

Rick has a bunch of Halloween images in his shoppe and the collection is growing day by day.  His style is very eclectic.  He has images ranging from Cute to Beautiful then he switches it up to Sexy and then to Creepy as can be.  He definitely has something for everybody's diverse tastes!

~ Lady Brayton ~

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Playing along with Challenges on Smeared and Smudged

I decided to play along with the Very Sketchy challenge and the Freaky Freebie challenges over at the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  They offer several other challenges over there and it is free to become a member.

Here is my creation:

Here is the sketch I used:

The Zombie pinup is the freebie and can be found here.  If you like the zombie pinups you can buy the digital set here.  Everything in my project was colored and assembled in PSE8.

~ Lady Brayton ~

I'm going to enter my make into the following challenges:
LOC: Use LOC theme or water.  I chose the LOC theme :)
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes
Gloomy Art: Monster...I used a zombie :)
Haunted Design House:  Who are you supposed to be?  A zombie!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Use Embellishments with Smudgy Antics Week 2

This is week 2 of the fortnight challenge with Smudgy Antics!
The theme for this challenge is to

Use Embellishments.

We couldn't have made it any easier on you guys and gals this week!
Just make sure to use a stamped image (rubber or digi), add some embellishments and be sure to read and follow the rules posted on the left sidebar of the challenge blog and you are golden.

Get creative and don't be afraid to think outside of the box.  We embrace all forms of stamped art and love seeing original and diverse projects.  You may enter cards, scrapbook pages, tags, atcs, altered objects, mixed-media projects, etc.  The more creative you get, the more likely you are to be the chosen winner of the challenge.

After taking a peek at my project, please head over to the SA Challenge blog to see what my fellow mates have created for your viewing pleasure.

Here is my creation:
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I made a cute steampunk canvas using DecoArt products, The Gerbil Rider digi stamp from Smeared Ink, freebie images
 from the Graphics Fairy and I believe the admission ticket is 

I turned the freebie images into embellishments and I also used Ribbon at the bottom of my canvas, recycled mesh, staples, and some silver metal bits.  I placed one metal bit in the eye patch of the gerbil and the other is in the center of the compass on the right side of the canvas.  I almost forgot the skeleton key overlapping the admission ticket.  This was a hard challenge for me because I rarely use embellishments.

Below is a pic of the DecoArt products I used.

To make my crackled background, I painted my Acrylic Gesso (TXFP06-51) primed canvas with Americana Lamp (Ebony) Black(DA067) .  The coverage was so good I only needed one coat.  After drying, I applied a layer of Weathered Wood Crackle Medium (DAS8-9) and allowed it to dry naturally.  Next I painted a layer of Americana Antique Gold (DA09-3) and Honey Brown (DA163-3).  The crackle effect was amazing, but the color wasn't going to work well with the original project I had planned so I gave my canvas a wash of Americana Alizarin Crimson (transparent) paint (DA179-3).  The funny thing is I did not end up using my original image that I had colored so my original color scheme would have worked fine.

I painted the silver gears with Glamour Dust Glitter Paint in "Silver Bling" (DGD02-30).  My Gerbil Rider, watch, pointing hand and compass were colored with markers.  All images were fussy cut and adhered to the canvas with Decou-Page Matte (DS106-45).  

Here are some close-up shots of the details:

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
~ Lady Brayton ~

Friday, September 13, 2013

Zombies...Not just for Halloween Anymore!

Hello, blogland! 
 This is Lady Brayton bringing you some weekend inspiration. 
 Now that the temperatures are starting to drop and darkness comes earlier in the day, it is a sure sign that autumn is coming.  I don't know about you, but when I think of Autumn I think of Halloween.
  My favorite Halloween creatures are Zombies!  I am obsessed with Zombies!

 Today I'm also here to demonstrate that Zombie images need not be 
reserved for Halloween alone.  
I use Zombies all year...even in my Birthday and Holiday cards :)

Below is my newest creation using Rick St. Dennis' 
Zombie Newly Deads digital stamp.  I made a wedding card for my nephew, Phil, and his beautiful wife, Emily :)

 Rick is Sponsoring the Left of Centre challenge blog and I was lucky enough, along with Monique, to be a Guest Designer for challenge #14. 

 The LOC challenge theme is No Designer Papers, but if that's not how you roll you can just keep it to the LOC rules.

Below is my contribution.  Click images to enlarge.

The Newly Deads were colored with Copic markers and the background was made with various shades of Distress inks, mounted on white card and mounted again on shimmery black card.

The inside of the card was typed in PSE8 and reads 

True Love Never Dies.
Wishing you a lifetime and beyond of staggering through the world together.
Congratulations on your Wedding Day!

I mounted the sentiment onto the black shimmery card and mounted again onto some plain red card.  Don't hide your Halloween images away, letting them out only during September and October.  Play with them year round and see what kind of clever projects you can make :)

~ Lady Brayton ~

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Simply Betty Facebook Fan Page Challenge August 2013

Simply Betty's Facebook Fan Page has monthly freebies that can be requested for a limited time each month.  The stipulation is you MUST make a project with the image and link it up to Betty's  blog.  Challenges run from the 13th to the 13th.  If you do not use the image, you lose your chance of getting the next freebie OR you can purchase the freebie and be allowed to play in the next challenge.  I think I got that right, but check here to be sure about the rules.

The August 13th-September 13th challenge used the Witch Mercedes and the theme was Halloween Colors and Anything Goes Halloween.

Here is my take on the Challenge. 
 Click image to enlarge.

Everything was colored and assembled in PSE8.  Enjoy!
~ Lady Brayton ~

Saturday, September 7, 2013

September Saturday Freebie Time with RSD

Hi all, welcome to the freebie post for September.

If you've got a subscription to Rick's newsletter you already received the September freebie images. This month the freebies are 2 school kids, Buddy and Bad Bitsy.
Remember Bitsy at the Beach, she had so much fun on her Holiday but now schools have started again.
Buddy doesn't mind he probably spent his vacation preparing for school and studying.
Bitsy has other ideas of fun obviously.

Question is, who is she sticking her tongue out to? Buddy, or her teacher....

The Freebie challenges will start again in October.
There will be no more freebies available on the blogs because of the unkind people that share them on Pinterest.
It was a hard decision to make but digi theft has become a major concern for many artists, not just Rick.
If you want to continue benefiting from Rick's generosity, the subscription to the emailed Newsletter is a necessity. And why not?  It is free to sign up  so go to Rick's blog you will find all info here.

The EDT has made some samples for you, Buddy is on the Sparkle and Glitter blog and Bitsy feels more at home at Airless Chambers.
Check out all the gorgeous coloured Buddies on SNG and the  Bitsies on AC and maybe visit the EDT members blogs, they would love to have you visiting.

See you for the challenges again in October and meanwhile please share your projects using the freebies or other Rick St. Dennis images on the RSD Facebook group here,   we always love to see what you create using Rick's images

Here are my creations using these super cute image.  Click on images to enlarge.


I have colored these two cuties with my copics, scanned them to my PC, and tweaked them slightly in PSE 8 to bring out the colors that my scanner seemed to wash away.  I created two cute scenes using the same sketch, but one sketch is flipped.  The scrap pages were assembled in PSE 8.  Bitsy's page uses a free sentiment that I got straight from the blog of our own Lisa :)  Thanks for the freebie, Lisa!  I hope you've enjoyed seeing my projects.  Be sure to check out the projects and colored images the other DT gals have made by clicking the blog links listed above.  Have a fabulous weekend!
~ Lady Brayton ~

Monday, September 2, 2013

Make an ATC with Smudgy Antics Week 2 of 2

This is the last week to play along with making ATCs with Smudgy Antics so hurry and get your projects linked up with Mr. Linky.

Here is the ATC I have created for the challenge:
(Click image to enlarge)

I used various Smeared Ink rubber available exclusively as past offerings in Smeared Ink's 
Rubber Club.  The sets I used are Heart Wings 
and Urban Decay.

I applied Versa Mark embossing/watermark ink to my stamps and stamped onto black card.  I applied Zing embossing powder in clear (for the heart), silver (for the nuts and the grids) and copper (for the bolts and screws) then I heat set the powders.

Next, I painted my images with a slurry of water and perfect pearls.  I cut a few notches in my atc and applied it to mirrored card, but unfortunately it doesn't show well in the photo.  Next time I won't bother with the notched cuts as my ATC is busy as is and the notches make the ATC look even busier.

Lastly, I did apply a few watch parts to my ATC.  One silver piece is on the heart and two copper pieces (that look like peace signs) are embedded in 2 areas of copper embossing powder.  The first is to the left of the heart between the heart and its wing.  The second is just above the heart between the silver nut and the wing.  Hopefully if you enlarge the photo you can see these better.

Be sure to check out more ATCs for your inspiration over at Smudgy Antics.

~ Lady Brayton ~