Monday, February 27, 2012

Smudgy Antics Weekly Challenge: BLACK and BLUE

The new challenge is posted at Smudgy Antics.
  
This week's theme is BLACK and BLUE

 Here is my take on the challenge:
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My image is from Smeared Ink's "Chicks Dig Guns" rubber stamp set.
This set is currently on sale for $15.00 until supplies run out.  The set comes on a plate of 8.5" x 11" deeply etched, heavy weight unmounted rubber.  I stamped my image with Staz-On jet-black ink onto clay coated cardstock and painted my image with Distress Inks and my aqua brush. The webbed frame is a cricut cut.  My papers were DCWV.

Please check out the Smudgy Antics blog for more inspiration from the Smeared Ink DT.

Cheers!
Lady Brayton

Monday, February 20, 2012

Smudgy Antics Weekly Challenge - Wicked With Wings

There is a new challenge over at Smudgy Antics this week.  


The theme is "WICKED WITH WINGS".


Here is my creation.  Can you believe it...?  I made a non-digital, purely hand-crafted item this week and I have the ink-stained fingers to prove it!




I used a rubber stamp from Smeared Ink's "As Death" set and stamped clay coated paper with Staz-on jet black ink.  BTW...Smeared Ink is retiring this rubber stamp set and it is currently on sale for $15.00.  It comes on a thick sheet of deeply etched rubber measuring 8.5" x 11".  If you want this set in rubber you'd better hurry before the supply runs out!  What?  You prefer digital images?  No problem.  You can get the set in digital form here.

I painted the image with distress inks and my aqua pen.  I am so loving my aqua pen!!!  I added copic opaque white to a few areas as a highlight.  I then smudged distress inks all around the image and stamped some branch tips around the edges.  I mounted the image on black cardstock and mounted that onto some awesome echo park paper that I got from my secret santa.  I smudged more distress ink onto the paper and mounted the whole thing on more black cardstock.  It has a wee ribbon on top, but that got chopped off by my scanner.

Be sure to check out the Smudgy Antics Blog for more inspiration from the Smeared Ink DT.

If you like my work and want to meet more like-minded crafters, check out the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  They have monthly challenges, blog hops, atc swaps, and more! 

Cheers!
~ Lady B ~

Monday, February 13, 2012

Smudgy Antics Weekly Challenge - Red Hot

It's time again for another weekly challenge over at Smudgy Antics.
The theme for this week's challenge is

RED HOT!

Here is my take on the challenge:


I used the Dance image from Smeared Ink's "As Death" digi set.  
For you rubber lovers out there, this set also comes in rubber and is on sale for $15.00 while supplies last.  I own this set in rubber and let me tell you...it is some of the thickest, most deeply etched rubber out there and comes as an 8.5" x 11" unmounted plate.  Click this link to get the set in rubber because once stock runs out, so does your opportunity to get this set in rubber.

I used the card sketch from Smeared and Smudge's February "Very Sketchy" challenge.
I colored and assembled the image in PSE8 and used digi papers from Crafty Chaos Designs.


For more inspiration from the DT,  check out the Smudgy Antics blog.

Cheers!
Lady Brayton


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bloody Valentine 3 Day Blog Hop with Smeared and Smudged - Day 3

Welcome back for day 3 of the Bloody Valentine Hop with Smeared and Smudged.  I am Lady Brayton.  This is the final day of the hop.  I hope you've all had as much fun as I have!

If you have arrived here from Monique's blog, you are on the right track.  If not, click here to start at the beginning.  I will post the full hop list at the bottom of this post in case you get lost.

Unfortunately, my hand crafted projects are not quite finished so I am once again going digital for your viewing pleasure.  Here is my creation:
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The exposed bricks and trash can are from Make It Crafty.
The wall and street are papers that I skewed a bit for perspective.
The hearts are from Smeared Ink's "Monster Hearts" digi set.
The cat is from Smeared Ink's "Heebie Jeebie" digi set.
The "blood" splatter is from a random scrap kit I purchased.

Your next stop on the hop is Kelli's Blog.

Here is the hop list in case you get lost:


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Blog Roll
you are here ---> Lady Brayton <--- you are here



Cheers!
~ Lady Brayton ~

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Bloody Valentine Blog Hop with Smeared and Smudged - Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Bloody Valentine Blog Hop with Smeared and Smudged.  I am Lady B.  Although I am posting early, the hop goes live at 9:00 am PST.

If you have arrived here from Monique's blog you are on the right track.  If not, click here to start at the beginning.  I will post the blog roll at the end of this post in case you get lost along the way.

I have two digital creations today.  Here is the first:
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In this first project, I used a paper freebie from Vintage Digital Stamps.
All the stamped images are Smeared Ink.
The hands holding the heart and the sentiment are from the "Bloody Valentine" set 
The vampire is from the "Glam Vamps" set.
The chain link is from the  "Quoth the Raven" digi set
Everything was colored and assembled in PSE8.

Here is my second project:
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The stamped image and sentiment are from Smeared Ink's "Monster Hearts" Digi set.  This particular heart is "Sweetie Heart" and can be bought as a single.  This set was drawn by Terra's daughter.  Isn't she a talented lass?!  I colored and assembled this whimsical image in PSE8.

Your next stop on the hop is Kelli's blog.

Here is the hop list in case you get lost along the way:

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Blog Roll
you are here---> Lady Brayton <---you are here
Dianne


Cheers!
~Lady B ~



Friday, February 10, 2012

Bloody Valentine Blog Hop with Smeared and Smudged

Welcome to the most awesome blog hop ever!

We at Smeared and Smudged do things a bit differently than most.  We like the darker side of things.  On our forum you will see a lot of gothic, vintage, and alternative art utilizing stamped images.  This Valentine's we are celebrating with a hop done OUR way!

This is your warning.  

You may encounter adult content.  There may be something so terrifying you'll be afraid to turn off the lights at night.  Perhaps you will view something so funny you will pee your pants. There may be blood and lots of it because we are having a Bloody Valentine Blog Hop!

If you arrived her from Monique's blog, you are on the right track.  If not, the hop list is posted below and you can click on Tori's blog to start at the beginning.

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I will be posting early, but the Hop goes LIVE at 9 am PST.  If you are hopping earlier and posts are not up, please check back after 0900 PST.

Blog Roll
you are here---> Lady Brayton <---you are here
Dianne



Here is my creation:
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I used the corpse from Smeared Ink's "Gross Anatomy" digi set as well as the hanging heart image and love sick sentiment from Smeared Ink's "Bloody Valentine" digi set.  The vintage lady is an image from Itkupilli.  


I actually merged the hand holding the heart to the lady's arm to make it appear as though she is pulling her dead lover's tiny little heart out of his chest.  Perhaps in his next life the bastard won't cheat.  Despite his transgressions, the poor lass still loves the gent.  Sure, she may have killed him in a fit of rage, but she felt the need to preserve his heart so she may always keep it close to her own.

Your next stop on the hop is Kelli's blog.


Cheers!


~ Lady Brayton ~

Monday, February 6, 2012

Smudgy Antics Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes!



It's challenge time again!


 It's anything goes over at Smudgy Antics this week so you stampers out there in blogland have no excuse not to play!

Here is my Creation:
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I used paper from  Free Vintage Digital Stamps and I used Smeared Ink images from the "Dead Dancer", "Quoth the Raven", and "My Bloody Valentine" digi sets.  Everything was digitally colored and assembled in PSE8.

Be sure to check out Smudgy Antics for more DT inspiration and to see the prize giveaway for this week.  While you're at it, why not head over to the Smeared and Smudged Forum for more challenges and fun?!

Cheers!
~ Lady Brayton ~

Friday, February 3, 2012

Challenge Time

I actually had some free time and have finally found my missing mojo.  It's been a good day!   In celebration, I decided to make a project to enter into some challenges.

Here's my creation:


Papers: Crafty Chaos Designs (Under a Blood Red Moon set)
Image and Sentiment: Smeared Ink's "My Bloody Valentine" Digi set
everything was colored and assembled digitally.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Forever Night Challenges #25: color scheme black, white, grey, white as well as the theme "alternative girls".
  I used the color scheme and have a goth-chic's hands holding a bloody heart.  I hope it counts!

Smeared and Smudged's "Very Sketchy" challenge...I followed the scrapbook sketch.

CRAFT challenge...colour combo...I used the reds.

Digi Doodle Shop Challenges....love is in the air (I used Love sick senti with a hand holding a heart)

Pals Paper Arts (PPA128)...color challenge...any reds...I used a ton of red!

Sassy Studios Designs...Valentines (110)...I made an alternative VD card.

Outlawz Twisted Thursday...Valentine's/Love (TT020212)...Use pencils or other mediums of your choice.  ONLY 50% or less of the project can use alcohol ink markers.  My project is all digital.  I hope it counts.


Cheers!
~ Lady Brayton ~


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Strange Skin New Release Blog Hop


Strange Skin New Release Blog Hop


It's been quite a while since the dynamic duo (Pam and Jorge) of Strange Skin released some new images, but boy, has it been worth the wait!  Today Strange Skin is releasing 4 new sets that are going to help you get your freak on.  They've got something for everyone with this release, even if having a bit of the creep factor isn't your cup of tea.  Trust me when I tell you, nobody has images like these!

We have one heck of a hop for your today!  There are gals from all different circles, using all different styles.  You are sure to love everything you see!  The hop will start at Pam's Blog so if you haven't been there yet, please head on back to check her out.  The complete blog roll is listed below (under my project pictures).  To shop the new images, visit Strange Skin's etsy shop HERE.  Don't forget!  Today is the last day that you can get ANY of Strange Skin's ORIGINAL digis for HALF PRICE!!!.  Yup!  50% off of any of Strange Skin's original digi sets.  

Please note, the new release items from today are not included in the sale.

There will be a prize for a randomly selected comment!  One person will win 2 of the new images (Pam's choice) so be sure to comment on everyone's blog for a chance to win.  Pam will post the winner in a couple of days.

Here is my creation:
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I made this wicked pendant.


Here is another view


I tried to get my cat to model the pendant.  That didn't work so well.


My little bat was an okay substitute, but he is way too short to model.


I used my awesome Strange Skin Beetle (from the "buggin' out" set), colored him digitally in PSE8 and added him to an Itkupilli background.  I printed this out onto glossy photo paper, squeezed out a touch of glossy accents onto the photo, then applied the plastic pendant directly to the glossy accent coated photo, making sure to press out any air bubbles.  After it dried, I cut the excess photo paper off with an exacto knife and sealed the back of the photo with more glossy accents.  I added a few beads and cording, and I had an awesome pendant!

Here is another creation I made with Strange Skin's Beetle image:
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The beetles are from Strange Skin, the background and creepy girl are Itkupilli, and the saying is mine.

Here is the blog roll:

(you are here) Lady Brayton (you are here)
Then head back to Pam's blog after you've finished hopping and let her know what you think of her images.

Here are the sets being released today:

"Buggin' Out":

"Sweet Treats":

"Wonderland Souvenirs":


"Heartbreakers Gang":


Thanks for hopping!
~ Lady Brayton ~