Thursday, December 25, 2014

MERRY CREEPMAS!

CREEPMAS IS HERE!
MERRY CREEPMAS TO ALL
AND TO ALL A GOOD FRIGHT!

Here is a canvas board I made using "Creepmas Bones" sentiment and "Thornbush Yellowsnow" digi stamp by Rick St. Dennis.  The digis were colored with Copic markers then applied to the previously painted canvas board with DecoArt Media Matte Medium.  The canvas board was created using DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin acrylic paint in "Sky Blue" and DecoArt American Premium Matte Acrylic paint in "Williamsburg Blue".  I used the DecoArt Americana stencil "Tie Dye".  I still need to seal this, but I wanted to get it posted.


Cheers!
~ Lady Brayton ~

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The 12th Day of Creepmas!!!

Hello!  I'm Lady B and I'm last on the hop list.  You should have arrived here from Lisa's fabulous blog.  If not, or if you found my blog by accident and want to start at the top of the hop list, head on over to Terra's blog.  I have posted the entire hop list below in case anyone gets lost along the way.

Pictured below are my contributions for Day 12 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared Ink
Can you believe I still have a project or two I haven't posted?  
Come back Creepmas Day to see.  Today is a Smeared Ink Day so I have one creation using rubber from Smeared Ink's rubber club and I just had to share one last RSD project.  You will understand why ;)
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For my Smeared Ink project, I made a paper lantern using a cut file from SVG Cuts "Spooky Soiree".  I adjusted the papers to fit in with the Christmas season and used stamps drawn by Rick St. Dennis and sold exclusively by Smeared Ink in both rubber and digital sets.  For my purposes I used rubber from the Morte set, the Voodoo set and the Dark Holidaze set.

Rather than Vellum, I used clear acetate and applied alcohol inks to one side and when dry I stamped on the opposite side with Staz-on ink in Jet Black.  I love the way that ink smells!  It was hard to get proper pictures, but I hope you get the general idea of how my lantern looks.  I definitely need a new battery operated tea light or votive to brighten up my lantern.  I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.  At first glance it looks like a traditional Christmas lantern, but when the inner light glows and the creepy images come to life, one definitely knows it's time for Creepmas!  Perhaps I should add some spiders to the lantern?  What do you think?



Pictured above is my Creepmas finale.  I used  "To all a Good Night" digi stamp by Rick St. Dennis.  The image was coloured with Copic Markers and fussy cut.  I used DecoArt paints and mediums on the tag, but didn't keep track of the items.  Sorry.  I added recycled mesh from a fruit bag, staples, a wooden snowflake, a mini Christmas tree and some twine to mimic the noose.

I hope you've enjoyed the Creepmas hop.  Thanks to all who have looked at and commented on my work.  Your comments mean the world to me and gave me encouragement to keep plugging along with projects even when I was sick in bed.  You rock!  
Creepmas hugs to all xx.

~ Lady B ~

As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Creepmas Day 11...Almost There!

Hello!  I'm Lady B and I'm last on the hop list.  You should have arrived here from Lisa's fabulous blog.  If not, or if you found my blog by accident and want to start at the top of the hop list, head on over to Terra's blog.  I have posted the entire hop list below in case anyone gets lost along the way.

Here is my contribution for Day 11 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared and Smudged.  
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I made a tag using the Rick St. Dennis digi stamp "Creepmas Witch Tree". I printed the witch onto Copic X-Press it blending card, coloured her with Copic Markers and then fussy cut the image. I made the tag the same way I made my canvas for Day 10. 

DecoArt Products Used:


Other Products Used:
  • Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug embossing folder "Snowflake"
  • Tag (I made mine from an office folder)
  • Copic Markers
  • Copic X-Press-It blending card
  • Printer (I use Canon Pixma MX80 inkjet)
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Kitchen Roll or paper towels
  • Creepmas Tree Witch digi stamp by Rick St. Dennis


How I made my Tag:
  • I coloured my image with Copic Markers.
  • I fussy cut my image.
  • I ran my tag through my Cuttlebug with the "Snowflake" embossing folder.
  • I painted the tag with Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic paint in "Black Tie".
  • I applied Metallic Lustres to the raised areas.
  • When dry, I buffed to a shine.
  • I added Antiquing Cream in "Carbon Black" and allowed to dry.
  • I swiped of the excess with a barely damp cloth and buffed to a shine with a dry cloth.
  • I applied a little more Metallic Lustre and buffed again.
  • I sealed my tag with Primer/Sealer.
  • I added my Creepmas Witch Tree image to the tag with Media Matte Medium.

Happy Hopping!
~ Lady B ~

As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton

Friday, December 19, 2014

Creepmas Day 10 is a bit of a blur

Hello!  I'm Lady B and I'm last on the hop list.  You should have arrived here from Lisa's fabulous blog.  If not, or if you found my blog by accident and want to start at the top of the hop list, head on over to Terra's blog.  I have posted the entire hop list below in case anyone gets lost along the way.

Here is my contribution for Day 10 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared and Smudged.  I had the hardest time trying to get a good picture of my uber glossy canvas. 
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Remember my Zombie Carolers drawn by Rick St. Dennis?
Here is the project I made with them. 






DecoArt Products used:
Media Gesso in Black
Americana Premium Multi-Surface Satin acrylic paint in "Black Tie"
Media Matte Medium
Media Crackle Glaze
Media Interference in green, turquoise, blue, violet and magenta
Metallic Lustres in "fab fuchsia", "elegant emerald", "brilliant turquoise" and "majestic purple"
Media Antiquing Cream in "Carbon Black"
Texture Primer/Sealer
Triple Thick Gloss Glaze

Other Materials:
Canvas Board
Ornate wooden frame
 Medium weight card stock
Embossing folders and embossing machine
Paint brushes
Kitchen Roll or paper towels
Copic Markers
Scissors
Zombie Carolers image or other RSD image of choice.

Assembly:
I started out with an 8" x 10" piece of canvas board.  I cut a piece of medium weight card stock into 4 equally sized pieces and embossed each piece with my Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug A2 sized folders (D'vine Swirl, Sledding and Snowflakes).  I adhered these to my canvas board with Media Matte Medium.  Next I primed the surface with Media Black Gesso.  When dry, I added a coat of Multi-Surface Satin paint in Black Tie.  On top of the raised areas I added various colours of Metallic Lustres as listed above in the products list and buffed to a shine.  At this point things were a little to bright and sparkly for my liking so I added some Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black, allowed to dry, then wiped of the excess with a barely damp cloth so as to allow bits of the black to remain inside the recessed areas.  I sealed with Texture primer/sealer and allowed to dry.  While waiting for things to dry, I colored my image with Copic Markers.  I added a bit more Metallic Lustres to the canvas board, buffed to a shine, and sealed with two coats of Triple Thick Gloss Glaze.

The ornate wooden frame, purchased for one dollar at Michael's Arts and Crafts, fits a 5" x 7" photo.  I painted the frame with Multi-Surface Satin paint in Black Tie.  This paint requires no primer or sealer and is one of my favorite paints to use on wood.  When dry, I coated the surface of my frame with Media Crackle Glaze and added drips of Interference Fluid acrylic paints into the glaze and allowed to dry.  Check out the short video on this technique here.  I wish I had used larger drops of Interference, but live and learn :).  When dry, I sealed the frame with Texture Primer/Sealer and allowed to dry.

I attached my coloured image, which I fussy cut, to the frame with Media Matte Media.  I then attached the frame to the canvas board with a hot glue gun.  I wish you could see the brilliant glass-like shine on this piece!  Although mostly black, this is a very bright and whimsical piece.

Happy Hopping!
~ Lady B ~

As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Creepmas Day 9

Hello!  I'm Lady B and I'm last on the hop list.  You should have arrived here from Lisa's fabulous blog.  If not, or if you found my blog by accident and want to start at the top of the hop list, head on over to Terra's blog.  I have posted the entire hop list below in case anyone gets lost along the way.

Here is my contribution for Day 9 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared and Smudged.  Today is another Smeared Ink Day.  I used Dark Holidaze Sad Frosty.  This set was drawn by Rick St. Dennis and is for sale EXCLUSIVELY by Smeared Ink.  The Dark Holidaze set now comes in digital as well.
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I coloured Sad Frosty with copic markers, scanned him to my pc, tweaked him a bit in PSE8 to add texture to his scarf and to get rid of my many ink bleeds.  It was late and my colouring was less than perfect.  Lol.  I removed him from his white background and added him to this Itkupilli digi scene.  I don't know if she makes this particular collage sheet anymore, but she has a lot of cool kits.

The frame was painted with DecoArt American Premium Multi-Surface Satin acrylic paint in "Night Sky".  This paint is great because it requires no primer or sealer. When dry, I added a layer of DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze.  After the glaze dried, I added a layer of DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream in "Carbon Black".  When this layer dried, I wiped back the excess with a slightly damp cloth then sealed the frame with DecoArt Textured Primer-Sealer.  I added a couple of close-up pics to show the crackle.

The base of my project is a piece of 8" x 10" canvas board.  I painted the base with DecoArt Media Gesso in black.  This gesso is great because it gives full coverage in one coat.  I sealed this with DA primer/sealer and when dry applied a coat of  DA Americana Weathered Wood Cracking Medium.  More drying time.  Next I painted a coat of DA Americana Premium MS Satin acrylic paint in "Sky Blue".  After drying, a coat of Texture Primer/Sealer was added.

Assembly:
I glued the frame to the canvas board with a hot glue gun.  My stamped scene was printed at 5" x 7" and attached to the frame with double sided tape.  I hand wrote a sentiment and attached it to a TH Alterations piece I bought on clearance last year.  I attached it with DecoArt Media liquid glass and added some faux pearls to the holes in the sides.  I stung some plastic light charms (These have been in my stash for 3 years now and I finally got the opportunity to use them) with flexible wire and knotted the wire between each bead so the beads would just clump together. Perhaps in the future I will have a jewelry welder so I won't have to tie knots.  Did you hear that, Santa?  Anyway, as a final touch I attached the string of light beads to my project with my hot glue gun and attached some faux pearls on top of the hot glue for a more polished look.

Happy Hopping!
~ Lady B ~

As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton

Monday, December 15, 2014

Creepmas Day 8

Hello!  I'm Lady B and I'm last on the hop list.  You should have arrived here from Lisa's fabulous blog.  If not, or if you found my blog by accident and want to start at the top of the hop list, head on over to Terra's blog.  I have posted the entire hop list below in case anyone gets lost along the way.

Here is my contribution for Day 8 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared and Smudged.  Click image to enlarge.



I used the image "Dead Santa" by Rick St. Dennis as well as "Creepmas Tree" from the Dark Holidaze set.  You can get the digital set here or the rubber set here.  The images were coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut.  I had trouble with the tree.  A few pieces fell off (oops!) as I was fussy cutting so some pieces may be missing and I'm sure I misaligned some of the pieces when I attached the image to the canvas.  Sorry, Creepmas tree! 

 Anyway, I started with a white piece of canvas board and put a coat of DecoArt Media Gesso in black on it. I made the brick background with the following DecoArt products: Media Sand Paste, Brick Wall Stencil, foam daubers, and various colours of Americana Premium Matte Acrylic paint.  I then sealed with  Texture Primer-Sealer.  For the floor, I found some wood toned paper and did my best to make a wood floor effect with my Copic markers.  I then attached the paper and the images to the canvas board using DecoArt Media Matte Medium.  

I know the bricks and floor boards are a bit large for my images, but I didn't exactly plan on making this scene.  I was just playing with products and ended up with this piece.  If I were to do it over again, Santa would be much larger.  Also, I would have left a bit of white around the Creepmas tree or make the bricks a lighter colour so the tree would pop out more.  I tried to add some white pencil around some areas of the tree.  I'm not sure if I like it or not.  Anyway, if  ifs and buts were candy and nuts we'd all have a wonderful Creepmas!

Happy Hopping!
~ Lady B ~

As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Creepmas Day 7

Hello!  I'm Lady B and I'm last on the hop list.  You should have arrived here from Lisa's fabulous blog.  If not, or if you found my blog by accident and want to start at the top of the hop list, head on over to Terra's blog.  I have posted the entire hop list below in case anyone gets lost along the way.

Pictured below is my contribution for Day 7 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared Ink.  Today is another Smeared Ink day so in honour of that I used an image from the "Dark Holidaze" rubber set drawn by Rick St. Dennis and sold exclusively by Smeared Ink.  This set is now available as a digital set or digital singles in the Smeared Ink Shop!  

I made a Creepmas Coffin.  I will add details later as I must go to bed.  It's way too late at night (or early in the morning) for me.  I'll be back after I get some Zzzzz's.
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Happy Hopping!
~ Lady B ~

I bought my coffin from Michael's Arts and Crafts on clearance, sanded some bits smooth and chipped other bits off.  I then painted my coffin with DecoArt American Multi-Surface Satin acrylic paint in Jet Black.  This paint is awesome because it does not need any primer or sealer.  When dry, I applied DecoArt Weathered Wood  crackle medium and allowed the medium to air dry.  I then painted the top and inside of the coffin with DecoArt Americana acrylic paint in Maroon.  I sealed the crackled surface with DecoArt Texture Primer-Sealer and when dry applied my copic colored fussy cut image with DecoArt Media Matte Medium then sealed once again.

I will be entering this project into the Smudgy Antics ATG challenge.

As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton



Thursday, December 11, 2014

On the 6th Day of Creepmas, Zombie Carolers Sang to Me.

Hello!  I'm Lady B and I'm last on the hop list.  You should have arrived here from Lisa's fabulous blog.  If not, or if you found my blog by accident and want to start at the top of the hop list, head on over to Terra's blog.  I have posted the entire hop list below in case anyone gets lost along the way.

Here is my contribution for Day 6 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared Ink.  Click image to enlarge. 


I coloured "Zombie Carolers 2014" with my Copic markers and scanned it to my pc.  I then added the picture to a digital frame, digital paper and elements from Gothic Inspirations.  Everything was assembled in PSE8.  You will probably see this jolly group again as I'm using them in a mixed media piece.  I'm just waiting for paint to dry.

Happy Hopping!
~ Lady B ~

As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Just Hanging Around for the 5th Day of Creepmas.

Hello!  I'm Lady B and I'm last on the hop list.  You should have arrived here from Lisa's fabulous blog.  If not, or if you found my blog by accident and want to start at the top of the hop list, head on over to Terra's blog.  I have posted the entire hop list below in case anyone gets lost along the way.

Here are my contributions for Day 5 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared and Smudged.  Click images to enlarge.  The scenes are similar, but I couldn't decide which I liked better so I thought I'd show you both.  Once again, today's post is on the DARK SIDE.





Both pieces use backgrounds by Itkupilli and feature Rick St. Dennis MFA's digi stamp "And to all a Good Night".  The image was coloured with Copic markers, scanned to my pc, had the background removed and was added to these two dreary scenes.
Merry Creepmas!
~ Lady B ~

As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton

Sunday, December 7, 2014

On the Fourth Day of Creepmas, Serial Killer Santa Just Missed Me!

Hello!  I'm Lady B and I'm last on the hop list.  You should have arrived here from Lisa's fabulous blog.  If not, or if you found my blog by accident and want to start at the top of the hop list, head on over to Terra's blog.  I have posted the entire hop list below in case anyone gets lost along the way.

Pictured below is my contribution for Day 4 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared and Smudged. 
 Click image to enlarge...if you dare!  

Be warned.  Today's project is NOT for the faint of heart and it is definitely NOT intended for children so if your little tots are near your pc or tablet make them leave.  Now.  I'm not kidding here.  This can be very disturbing for your average adult.  Lord only knows what it may do to a young viewer.  A child seeing this may grow up to be just like me and NOBODY wants that to happen!
Like I said...you've been warned.
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Today's project uses all Smeared Ink digital images and papers.  The only non-smeared ink items are the smoke in the fire place, The skulls on the mantel, the dripping blood on the clever and the blood splats on the carpet.  Those came from Gothic Inspirations.  I guess I'm not the only twisted person in this crazy world ;).  Everything was coloured and assembled in PSE8.

Papers: "Vintage Grunge" digi papers by Smeared Ink.
Images: Serial Killer Santa, Severed leg, Severed arm, Fire place and Santa's bag are all from Smeared Ink's "Serial Killer Santa" digi set.  The cool thing about this set is that it comes with a NON-KILLING SANTA (traditional) as well as an empty Santa's bag so the mainstream folks can make more appropriate holiday cards.

Thanks for stopping by! 
 I hope I didn't traumatize you too much.
Happy Hopping!
~ Lady B ~

I will be entering this project into the Smudgy Antics ATG challenge.


As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton


Friday, December 5, 2014

On the Third Day of Creepmas, Iceplug Pottersnatch Came to Visit Me.

Hello!  I'm Lady B and I'm last on the hop list.  You should have arrived here from Lisa's fabulous blog.  If not, or if you found my blog by accident and want to start at the top of the hop list, head on over to Terra's blog.  I have posted the entire hop list below in case anyone gets lost along the way.

Here is my contribution for Day 3 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared and Smudged.  Click image to enlarge.


I will attempt to get a better picture tomorrow when all my paint is dry.  I made a canvas using "Iceplug Pottersnatch Creepmas Snowperson digi stamp" from Rick St. Dennis MFA's Etsy shop.  Rick also has a lot of Creepmas and Cute/Traditional Christmas images in his Zibbet shop as well.  As a matter of fact, the Zibbet shop has over 900 images!

I will list colours and such later.  Iceplug was coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut.  I coloured the cut edges with black marker.  The canvas uses a handful of DecoArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic paints, Weathered Wood Crackle Medium, primer and sealer, sponge paint daubers, various DecoArt Stencils (Mod and Safari) as well as the cardboard from a toilet tissue roll.  I added Snow-Tex through one of the stencils for dimension and sprinkled DecoArt Glamour Dust over the wet product.  I'm waiting for this to dry so I will take a new pic after I've had my morning caffeine.

In addition to the DecoArt products, I also used a Stampers Anonymous Spiderweb stamp with Jet Black Staz-on ink and glued on a wooden snowflake for added interest.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Hopping!
~ Lady B ~

As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Second Day of Creepmas 2014

Hello!  I'm Lady B and I'm last on the hop list.  You should have arrived here from Lisa's fabulous blog.  If not, or if you found my blog by accident and want to start at the top of the hop list, head on over to Terra's blog.  I have posted the entire hop list below in case anyone gets lost along the way.

Here is my contribution for Day 2 of the 12 Days of Creepmas hosted by Smeared and Smudged.  Click images to enlarge.






I made another Creepmas ornament for my Creepmas Tree.  I started with the "Sad Frosty" image which was drawn by Rick St. Dennis and is sold exclusively by Smeared Ink as an unmounted 8.5" x 11" deeply etched rubber set named "Dark Holidaze".  I stamped the image onto Copic X-Press-It card stock with Memento ink and coloured it with Copic markers.  I took a plain wooden ornament, carved by a family friend, and painted it with DecoArt Multi-Surface Satin acrylic paint in True Blue.  When dry, I applied DecoArt Weathered Wood crackle medium and allowed it to dry overnight.  Next I painted a coat of DecoArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic paint in Sky Blue.  My camera didn't pick up the crackle effect too well, but it looks great in person.  I sealed the ornament with DecoArt Decou-Page glue/sealer in matte and sprinkled glamour dust glitter over the wet surface.  Lastly, I applied my image to the ornament and adorned the ornament with some skull beads.

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Lady B ~

I will be entering this project into the Smudgy Antics ATG challenge.
As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton

Monday, December 1, 2014

The First Day of Creepmas!

Hello!  I'm Lady B and I'm last on the hop list.  You should have arrived here from Lisa's fabulous blog.  If not, or if you found my blog by accident and want to start at the top of the hop list, head on over to Terra's blog.  I have posted the entire hop list below in case anyone gets lost along the way.

Here is my contribution for Day 1 of the 12 Days of Creepmas hosted by Smeared and Smudged.  Click image to enlarge.



I used "I am too Santa" drawn by Rick St. Dennis MFA.  This cute guy was colored with Copic markers, fussy cut and added to a wooden sleigh ornament that was previously painted with DecoArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic paint.  Some golden mesh, a Christmas ribbon and a wooden snowflake were added to embellish my ornament.  I can't wait to decorate my Creepmas tree this year!  I will see you on December 3rd for the Second Day of Creepmas.
Cheers!
~ Lady B ~
I will be entering this project into the Smudgy Antics ATG challenge.

As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton

Saturday, November 15, 2014

November's Progressive Challenge with Rick. Part One, Take 2

Hi all,
WOW - What a month so far!!

I'm sure that most of you are aware that we've been having a DT call during October. Well, we had a tough time choosing from the fabulous makes that were entered, but the lucky few that were chosen are now on board. Some of those lucky ladies are going to be sharing their first projects today, some on 1st December for part 2. Others - you have to go and visit our facebook group to see what delights they have conjured up. Whilst you're there, Aletha has posted about the Facebook Art Contest - that's anything goes as well. Check it out!
The full EDT listings can be seen in the sidebar of the Sparkle and Glitter blog if you want to go visit and leave some luuurrrvvveeee.

I hope you're enjoying the crisp weather. Just right for cozying up in your craft room with a Rick St Dennis image, from either the Etsy or Zibbet shops, and get making something for our progressive challenge.
Part 1 is "Anything Goes", for part 2 you have to use a specified image, and all that enter this month will get it FREE. It will be sent out towards the end of the month. You will need to enter your projects in the linky here to qualify

I'm Lady B and below is my make for your inspiration using Rick's "Winter Friends" Digi Stamp. This entire project is digital including the colouring and the papers.  Everything was coloured and assembled in PSE8.  I love digi work, but it takes me a long time since I'm self taught.  Other than Rick's fabulous image, I used papers and elements from Kitty Designs which were purchased as a kit from oscraps.  The kit name is Christmas in my Heart.  BTW, if you ever want to dabble with digital work, Oscraps has many kits and elements for a low cost or even FREE.

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Cheers!
~ Lady B ~

Monday, November 10, 2014

Betty's 40th Birthday Blog Hop! Happy Birthday, B!

Today is Betty Roberts 40th Birthday!!!  Yes, the BIG 40 so we thought we would make Betty's Birthday as special as we possibly could!  The Awesome Rachel Sharp drew us an AMAZING image to use for Betty's Special Day!!  A whole bunch of AMAZING, SUPER TALENTED ladies have done some UNBELIEVABLE projects for you to see.  They have all been mailed out to Betty so she should get some AMAZING mail, but we thought you folks in blog land would like to see these FANTASTIC projects for yourselves.

I'm Lady B and I'm last on the hop list.  You should have arrived here from the Fabulous Blog of Leadonna.  If not, or if you found my post by accident and would like to start from the top of the hop list, head on over to the blog of the Amazingly Talented Corinne.  I will post the entire hop list at the end of this post in case anyone gets lost along the way. 

Below is my card for Betty.  I have known Betty for years through blog land and she is one of the sweetest and most generous ladies I have ever known.  Happy Birthday, Betty!  I wish you a year filled with love and laughter, top it off with good health for you and your family and sprinkle endless creativity on top of it all! Much Love, My Dear Friend!  Now...go party like a rock star!.

Betty, here are some pics of the card I made for you.  I hope you like it. Click images to enlarge.







As promised, here is the hop list:
Corinne also has wonderful cards by Leanne, Cynthia Cole, April, Cat, Dena Rachel Tanya Lucy Irene Anne Emily Lisa H. Patricia Anita Rita Dorinda Marie Louise Jackie Rakoski Stephanie Katya Vicky Darcy Melissa D Sian H Robin Ashley Jackie Randolph Michelle Ruza Andrea Chris S Lisa N. Kitty Nia Sharette Sam Julie R. Lizzy Rebecca Bridgette Sharman Regan Jackie Maunder Fernanda Helen Jo Walker Tanja Kay Celina Bettina Wendy Rhonda Miller Elisabete Erin Jill Jo McKelvey Kerrie Sharon B Holly Hughes Floss Olivia Rochelle Leadonna Lady B