Monday, February 25, 2013

CRUMBLE IT with Smudgy Antics

A fortnight has passed and it is time for another challenge with Smudgy Antics.
The theme for this two week period of creativity is
CRUMBLE IT.

Here is the definition of crumble (verb):

  1. disintegrate, collapse, break up, deteriorate, decay, fall apart, perish, degenerate, decompose, tumble down, go to pieces
  2. crush, fragment, crumb, pulverize, pound, grind, powder, granulate, go to wrack and ruin, break down
The word crumble sounds pretty destructive, doesn't it?  We at Smudgy Antics challenge you to crumble your project in some fashion this fortnight.  If it is not evident as to how you have crumbled your project, please describe your crumbling technique in your post.  Don't forget to use a stamped image (real or digi) in your projects.

Here is my take on the challenge:
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I started with a simple manila tag.  I added a few layers of Dylusions Spray Inks for some quick and vibrant color.  Then I crumbled my tag into a ball, opened it, and crumbled it about three more times until the tag was soft, pliable, and full of wrinkles.  I then used distress inks in mustard yellow, rusty hinge, fire brick red, and black soot.  I rubbed the various inks over the wrinkled and crinkled areas highlighting the textures the crumbling created. 

 After the ink was dry, I ironed my tag so it would be flat enough to adhere my image and embellishments.  I used a die cut from a friend that I colored with copic markers.  The candles were painted with Tulip puffy paint and heat blasted to make the paint puff even more.  The flames were painted with puffy paint as well, but I did not heat them as I wanted the shiny look of the paint.  I glued the die cut to my tag with glossy accents.  

I added a decorative metal button surrounding the hole of the tag.  This was attached with glossy accents as well as the skull at the bottom of the tag.

My stamped image is "Raven 1" from Smeared Ink's "Quoth the Raven" set.  Although I gave you the links to the digital version of the stamp and set, this set comes in rubber as well.  I used the Rubber version in my tag.  I stamped the raven several times and fussy cut it and glued the layers with silicone glue for extra dimension.  It doesn't show well in the photo, but it looks really cool in real life.  Want this set in rubber?  Check out Smeared Ink's Rubber Club to find out how this set and other exclusive sets can be yours.

Head over to Smudgy Antics for more inspiration from 
the Smeared Ink DT gals.

Cheers!
~  Lady B  ~

I am entering my tag into Quoth the Raven, Nevermore's Tic, Tac, Poe.  I went diagonally and used a die cut, Raven, and Metal.

Friday, February 15, 2013

ALL THE THINGS I LOVE with Sparkle and Glitter

The new challenge is up at the Sparkle and Glitter with RSD blog.
The theme this fortnight is "All the Things I Love". 

I used the sassy "Tisha" by Rick St. Dennis.  She has got to be one of my favorite images to color with those sultry eyes and funky hair.  She can be found in the Randi Dandi section of the Shop, but I will give you the link here. I love bright and bold colors, tattoos, and a bit of bling.  I think my triptych card reflects those things pretty well.  I even added heart tattoos to Tisha's neck.  It was my way of covering up the areas where my marker decided to spit-up as it was overfilled, but hey, it fit the theme :)

Tisha and the background are colored with Copic markers.  I don't remember the skin colors as I was waiting on several refills to arrive, but for Tisha's hair I used RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09 and perhaps a bit of R46.  I used G05, G09, G19 for the eyes.  The background is BG05.  I added stickles to her hair for bling and I used shimmery puffy paint on her earrings.



We are being sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps.  They were generous enough to allow the EDT to play with some of their gorgeous images.  I used a fabulous digi by Rebecca Sinz.  The image is named "Sweet Demon".  I didn't make her look too evil.  She reminds me of myself.  She has a dark side and a soft side.  Today I colored her innocent and vulnerable, but next time I may make her menacing...depending on my mood ;)  I love dark images, anything dealing with the preternatural, and fantasy themed images.  I made a gate fold card in tribute.  As you can see, there is still some tattoo influence in this card as well.
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This is the card closed with a decorative sleeve that slips off.  Flowers by Helen.  Stickers by Creative Imaginations.


I didn't add too much to the card because I wanted the image to take center stage.  I added two more stickers and some ribbon trim.  I really need to go shopping for embellishments!  I couldn't get a good pic so I flattened the card and scanned it.  The image is colored with copic markers and the background is distress inks in milled lavender, concord grape, and black soot.  As far as the copics go, the skin was E000, E00, E21, R20.  The dress and wings are V12, V15, V17, and BV08 for the darkest spots.

Be sure to head over to Sparkle and Glitter with RSD for more inspiration from the EDT as well as the prize information.

Cheers!
~ Lady B ~

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bloody Valentine Hop Day 3

Welcome back for the third and final day of the Bloody Valentine Blog Hop 
 You should have arrived here from Wendy's blog.  If you found this hop by accident and want to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Tori's blog.  Your next stop on the hop is Ike's blog.  The full blog roll will be posted below for your convenience.  
The hop goes live at 9am PST. 
Here is my offering for today.  Click image to enlarge.


I used "Zombie-Be Mine" drawn by Rick St. Dennis.  
The zombie has been colored with copic markers and distress inks.  My overfilled marker oozed over the brain so I had to darken the color of the brain and ribbon to compensate.  There are no such things as mistakes in art...just creative opportunities.  Rather than ditching a project, make the best you can out of it.  That is my tip for the day.  The distress ink colors are spun sugar, worn lipstick, fire brick red, and black soot.
Copic colors:
brain and heart R20, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
blood: R22, R24, R46, R56
bone: E00, E53, YR000
Zombie Skin: G0000, YG0000, BG0000, G21, BV00, BV02, E00
Ribbon: V12, V15, V17



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I would like to add this to the Gloomy Art Challenge.  The theme is bloody Valentine.
Cheers!

~ Lady B ~

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bloody Valentine Hop Day 2

If you are doing the Bloody Valentine hop, you should have arrived here from Wendy's blog.  If you found this hop by accident and want to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Tori's blog.  Your next stop on the hop is Ike's blog.  The full blog roll will be posted below for your convenience.  The hop goes live at 9am PST. 



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Here is my creation for day 2.
 Sorry for the poor cell phone pics taken inside at night.  
I used this awesome Zombie Stripper drawn by Rick St. Dennis.  She is colored with Copic Markers and accented with Puffy Paint in purple and magenta.  The background was made with Dylusions Inks and I added organza flowers given to me by a friend (Thanks, Helen).  In two of the photos you will notice that I tucked the ribbon under the tag.  My poor cell camera gets confused and only wanted to focus on the ribbon which gave me blurry pics.  I added the one pic with the ribbon that wasn't too blurry.  I should have used a thicker lined pen to write, but the sentiment reads "My love for you will never die".  Anyway, I loves me some Zombies and this chick is wickedly creepy which makes me smile :)
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I would like to add this to the Gloomy Art Challenge.  The theme is bloody Valentine.
Happy Hopping!
~ Lady B ~



Monday, February 11, 2013

Bloody VD Hop and BEATING HEARTS: Make an ATC with Smudgy Antics

It's just another Manic Monday!
There is a lot going on so get yourself a cuppa and find a cozy seat.
It is time for another challenge with Smudgy Antics.  It is also day 1 of the 3 day 
My projects for today fit the theme for the challenge as well as the hop.

The challenge at Smudgy Antics is to make an ATC that uses a stamped image and follows the theme  "Beating Hearts".  

Here are my ATC offerings:
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Smeared Ink images Succubus 4, Succubus 5, and Hanging Heart.
I used a combination of digi, copics, and distress inks.

I used a combination of digi, copics, and distress inks.

I decided I should have something somewhat dark in nature so I made a last minute all digital ATC.  Paper from Free Vintage Digital Stamps, Heart, Chain Link, and Raven 1 from Smeared Ink's "Quoth the Raven" digi set.

If you are doing the Bloody Valentine hop, you should have arrived here from Wendy's blog.  If you found this hop by accident and want to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Tori's blog.  Your next stop on the hop is Ike's blog.  The full blog roll will be posted below for your convenience.  The hop goes live at 9am PST. 
Cheers!
~  Lady B  ~

Be sure to visit again tomorrow because I have something creepy waiting for you to see :)

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