Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween. Eat, Drink, and Be Scary!

I'm writing a quick post to say HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all my friends and family, online and in real life.  I hope your Halloween is (or was, for those overseas) FANGTASTIC!
Below is a digital piece I made for your viewing pleasure.  I tried to add as much texture as possible so even though this was a digital project, it took quite a while to complete.

 I used the "October Creepy Calendar" topper from Rick's Zibbet shop.  He has creepy versions for all 12 months and each image comes both with and without the month printed on it so you can use the calendar header as just a digital stamp if you wish.  For those with a tamer taste, Rick has an ADORABLE MOUSE calendar collection as well.  These, combined with printed 2016 calendars and bound in some way would make great Creepmas or Christmas gifts.  After all, who doesn't LOVE a handmade gift?

WARNING!  THIS MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR YOUNGER VIEWERS, THOSE AFRAID OF ZOMBIES, AND TO THOSE PRONE TO NIGHTMARES.

YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!

Click on the image to enlarge, if you dare!


One of my wishes for this piece would have been to add more highlights and shadows to the candles to add realism, but I was too tired and Photoshop was being a brat last night.  Ok, I'm still new to CS6 so I haven't sorted everything out yet ;)  Luckily, being a digital project, I can go back to this piece later (after I learn some more skills) and adjust it to my liking.  That's what I love about digital art! 

Digital items used:
Happy Halloween!
~  Lady B ~







Friday, October 23, 2015

I'm Hosting on Airless Chambers for the 31 Days of Halloween, Day 23

It's that time again for Airless Chaimbers Crew to join in the creepiest bloghop of the year, the 31 days of Halloween. Organized by Smeared Ink. The AC crew will be using Rick's awesome Halloween digis and / or rubber collections. You can find the digis at his Etsy or Zibbet shop. Rubber is only available at I Brake For Stamps.

The Blogroll is in the side bar on the Airless Chambers blog.  Enjoy the hop, if you dare.

Lady Brayton here to join in the Halloween fun.  Today I bring you two projects using the same digital stamp so you can see how different a scene or card can look with the same focal image.  I've used Rick's digital stamp "Hell Hath No Fury".  Click on the images to enlarge, if you dare.  Also, keep the kiddos away from the screen, especially for the second image.  You've been WARNED!  I will give you a few minutes to get the kids away from the screen.

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Hell Hath no Fury was coloured with copic markers and scanned to my PC.  I removed her from her white background and enhanced her colour as my scanner washes the colour off my images if I forget to turn the brightness down.  Next, I added my image to the scene above which uses digital paper from "Crystal Rain's" "Hotel Hell" paper pack as well as elements (skulls, spider webs, bones, coffin) from her "Edgar Allan Poe" digital scrap kit.  Enjoy!  

Now the really bad one is coming and I don't want you or your children to be traumatized for life so feel free to skip the second pic if you wish.  It was just for fun, but I think I actually like the composition and imagery better in the first pic anyway.

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Here is "Hell Hath no Fury" again.  Same as above, but with different colouring.  This time I added her to this creepy bathroom scene which is a digital page from "Crystal Rain's" "Abandoned Places" paper pack.  The gruesome skeleton and bodies were created by "FineCraftedDesigns" and "Holliewood Studios" "Ode to a Muse 2" collaboration kit.  All digital elements from both projects can be purchased from "Mischief Circus".  Their darker kits work so beautifully with Rick St. Dennis MFA's Halloween and creepy digital stamps!

If you find you are still in the Halloween mood after the 31 days, Rick sells colouring books now and one is The Day of the Dead.  I highly recommend it, especially for pencil lovers!  HERE is where you can find information on buying ALL of Rick's colouring books, in several different countries.

Rick is currently culling some of his images from both his Zibbet AND Etsy Shops and offering them at a major discount.   But act fast!  When you see it and you want it, BUY IT!  Once they're gone, they're GONE for GOOD. This is an ongoing process and takes awhile, so visit often, you never know what you'll find.  

Thanks for looking!
~ Lady B ~

I will be entering my two makes into the following challenges:


Thursday, October 15, 2015

RSD Progressive Challenge part 2 of 2

Good morning all

Wow this month is flying by!
Our sister blog, Airless Chambers has been busy with the 31 Days of Hallowe'en and it's wonderful to see all the different things people are making for this little celebration. Please go visit and have a look through all the wonderful projects the team have made. Maybe join in the hop for a chance to win a prize from Smeared Ink who are organizing it again.

How's your project coming along using our Alice image? She will have been sent to you by Mo for free if you took part in the first part last month and if you requested it. If you still want to take part for the opportunity of winning then she can be obtained from the shop.
The team have really shown the versatility of our Alice as you can see both here and on the first installment here.

Here is my take on the challenge:
(click on image to enlarge)

I first printed my image onto Copic X-Press-it blending card.  "Alice" was colored with Copic markers then scanned to my pc.  I played in PhotoShop a bit to create a 3D puzzle piece effect with my Alice colouring.  Lastly, I created a digital scene using papers and elements from Holliewood Studio's "Down the Rabbit Hole" digital kit which can be purchased from Mischief Circus.

Mr Linky is still on his own tab here. Please post your projects so we can come along and see what you have done with Alice.

Have fun!
~ Lady B ~

Monday, October 12, 2015

Halloween Doesn't Have to be Creepy or Scary

Lady B here to share a little project I made to represent the prettier and less scary side of Halloween.



Rick St. Dennis Images: 
"Katie the Pin Up Witch digi stamp" can be found on Zibbet and Etsy.
"Morgana's Castle Scene digi stamp" can be found on Zibbet.

The background and all images were coloured with copic markers.  I added some random branch stamps around the border of my scene.  I then scanned the images to my PC and added Katie the Pin Up Witch to the castle scene and added two digital clouds and a digital crescent moon.
See...Halloween doesn't HAVE to be SCARY. 

 If you WANT to see SCARY stuff, head over to Airless Chambers.  The EDT is participating in a month long Halloween and Day of the Dead blog hop.  An added bonus...people browsing the participating blogs can win prizes!

Cheers!
~  Lady B ~