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.

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
Sue The Nanny
Airless Chambers
Lady Brayton


  1. Gorgeous, Lady B! Love the background and fun little lights. Fabulous! xxD

  2. Love it Lady B! Poor Santa gives me a headache with that ax in the head! Love the sentiment tag and the coloring and those lights are just right! Really a lovely lovely picture! So what I expect from you!! Hugs

  3. This is gorgeous! I love the muted colours with the fab lights contrasting across the bottom :)

  4. More tiny lights! Can not resist.
    I hope poor Frosty can regenerate

  5. Love the tiny lights and the background is awesome

  6. So gorgeous LadyB. Love your scene and thanks for writing how you put it altogether! Wonderful!~kim

  7. This is a wonderful piece! I love how you have painted and treated the base board and the frame.

  8. Love this creation - Sad Frosty is one of my favourites! Super little elements everywhere!