Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Bloody Valentine's Hop with Smeared and Smudged Day 2 of 3

Hi!  Lady Brayton here.  I'm joining in the Bloody Valentine's Hop with Smeared and Smudged.  Although I'm posting early, the hop officially goes live at 9am Pacific time on Feb. 11th, 12th and 13th.  Be sure to hop along as you are sure to see some
 bloody good work :)

If you have arrived here from Violent Kitty's blog, you are on the right track.  If you found my blog by accident why not start at the beginning with Shell's blog?  After viewing my little offering, your next stop on the hop is Samara's blog.

My offering today is another card.  My original version was very clean and simple.  After my 12 hour shift I decided to add some dripping blood from the head that the "SH Enforcer" (drawn by RSD) is holding.  I envisioned the drips of blood pooling on the ground forming an abstract heart shape.  It would be gorgeous in the only way that blood can be.

 Oops!  Yep.  I made a big boo-boo of a mess! 

 They say in art there are no mistakes...just creative opportunities.  I say I had to get VERY creative to fix my mistake.  I tried white India ink, white paint and finally a white sharpie paint marker.  Nothing was getting rid of my unwanted blood stains.  Darn Copic markers!  Darn R89!  I didn't want to scrap the card and I didn't have time to start over.

What do you think I did?
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OK.  I won't keep you hanging.  I had printed another version of the image and cut out the negative space by the head and the Enforcer's leg and boot.  This worked well, but I now had a seam of paper that wasn't flattering.  I had to get creative again.  By this point my brain cells were actively dying and I needed to sleep, but I am stubborn and I was going to finish this card even if it killed me.  Thankfully, the light bulb in my brain turned on again.  I took scraps of the DP and used my Devil's Drippy Goo punch and added a border to part of the side as well as the bottom of my card.  My blood and my seam were now covered.

I have never been so happy to finish a card!
In fact, I was so happy I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the card.  D'oh! Anyway, the inside reads:

"Honey, I know you said you wanted a skull for Valentine's Day, but don't worry.  The flesh will rot off this one soon enough."

Baahahahaha!

 Click the image to enlarge.

Below is the Blog Roll:

Lady Brayton (you are here)
Samara
Have fun hopping!
~ Lady B ~

14 comments:

  1. Fabulous!!! I love that image and your drippy goo works fabulously on there! Like it's meant to be! hope you got a good sleep after that! mo xxx

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  2. made me scream! damn sam awesome LB ..creepy though
    hugs
    susan s

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  3. Nice cover up and don't know how you do it. Your mind is awesome and love this card. Killer saying and perfect with the image. Who knows maybe a special shawl or hat with that extra skin....hum....heheee.
    Love your coloring.

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  4. Tee Hee a severed head. I always love to wake to a good severed head in the morning

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  5. Would never have known you were trying to cover up boo boo's. This card cracks me up!!! Nicely done!

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  6. Oh my very creepy....wouldn't want to be his valentine! LOL

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  7. Hiya M'Lady, Brilliant image and I love your colouring. I seem to have a stack of images which haven't gone quite to plan... I leave them for a while then go back with fresh ideas. I haven't heard of Devils Drippy Goo before.

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  8. Outstanding...you put the bloody in my Valentine! Great coloring, stamps, diecuts and layout. You have left me speechless!

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  9. I think you can do it in your sleep! crazy woman :) cool project. xx

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  10. Looks perfect to me - I would never have guessed it gave you fits! Making the gift into a nice meaty soup would probably eliminate months of icky odors!

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  11. Absolutely stunning! Amazing colouring as always LB and it all turned out perfectly!

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  12. wow just an amazing image! Your coloring is unbelievably stunning. I'm wondering if you are copic certified because your shading is just beyond the beyond! The image and the head is soooo creepy and scary. I am so glad I discovered you!!!!! hugzzzz samara xoxoxox

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    1. Nope. I'm not Copic certified. I learned to color by making mistakes ;) Thank you for your kind comments. Mwah!

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  13. Just brilliant !!! This little story did make me laugh and I think you pulled off the most awesome save !!! xoxoxox

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