Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Progressive Challenge - April - Part 2, Team B

A very good morning to all you crafters out there.  Spring is now officially upon us although the weather in many parts of the world has seen snow showers amid the bursts of sunshine. It's with summer in mind that we bring this little cutie for you all to use this month. The image is called Aloha Nui and available from the Zibbet store here. For those of you that joined in last month for the Easter themed, first, part of the Progressive Challenge, she will be free - just email Monique. For anyone else that wants to join in she is very reasonably priced. For the second part of this challenge the only requirement is that she is used in your project entry. If you need any further reminders on the rules, they are on the right hand side of the Sparkle and Glitter blog.

Don't forget - we're also holding a DT call over in our Facebook group. This is also the place where there are 2 further contests being held. One is just for coloured images and the other is for finished projects. Why not come along and say "Hi!" and join in. Just more ways of winning your choice of one of Rick's fabulous images from the Zibbet store.

Onto the inspiration from Team B of the EDT, as if you need it. I think you'll agree, Aloha Nui looks wonderful in all settings.

Mr Linky has his own tab still - just look for the one labelled "RSD Progressive Challenge-March-Part One and April part Two"
We are looking forward to seeing those entries!

Below is my make using the cute Aloha Nui:


Image: "Aloha Nui" drawn by Rick St. Dennis
Background: Holliewood Studios "Once Upon a Time" purchased from "Mischief Circus"
Everything was coloured and assembled in PSE8

Thanks for Looking!
~ Lady B ~

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tic Tac Poe



Lady B here to honour Poe.  Click image to enlarge.


Image: "Poe 1" drawn by Rick St. Dennis and coloured digitally in PSE8.
Background paper and digital elements:  "Edgar Allan Poe" digital set by Cryztal Rain purchased at "Mischief Circus".  Everything was assembled in PSE8.


I am entering this in the following challenge: Quoth the Raven challenge #43 "Tic Tac Poe".  
I used the middle column of Flowers, Poe and feathers.  The skull is for extra credit :)
Thanks for Looking!
~ Lady B ~

Friday, April 3, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TRUDIE!!! THE BIG 4-0!


Happy 40th Birthday Trudie 
Here is your blog hop 
we adore you to bits and wanted to share the love with you 


Have an amazing day love from us all 


You are here---Lady B---You are here
 Kay


 Ria
Suzi
Kerrie

Click Image to enlarge.

Happy Birthday, Trudie!  May this year bless you with loads of love, a touch of wealth and endless creativity! 


Much love on your Special Day!
~Lady B~ 

I made a digital card using elements and paper from the "Dwelling Hill", "Lovey Dovey" and "A Special Today" kits made by Kitty Designs at Oscraps.  The cute monster is a Rick St. Dennis image named "Fwayt the little monster".  He was coloured digitally in PSE8.  I made a real card with this image, but botched it at the last minute.  Figures!  

Trudie, I can email you an unwatermarked image to print or I can turn this into a real card and send it snail mail, but I live in the states and it will take a few weeks to arrive.  Let me know what you want as you are the Birthday Girl.  Happy Birthday!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Steampunk Rose Bug

I've been playing with my copics trying to learn how to render metal. I found a few tips and tricks and a few pins to help me out. Pictured below is my first project in which I used my markers to render worn, brushed metal with a bit of rust added.  Hopefully, with more practice, I will get good at this technique as I love Steampunk projects.

Forgive the watermark, but it is a necessary evil due to online theft these days.


Credits:

Copic colours:
  • ROSE: 0, C1, C3, C5, C7, E04, E97, YR00, E08 and E31. I used Titanium White DecoArt Americana paint for highlights.
  • WEB: B00, B01, B02
  • JEWEL: R32, R35, R39.  I used Titanium White DecoArt Americana paint for adding highlights.
  • BUG and JEWEL GOLDEN areas: Y11, Y15, Y17, Y38
  • BUG BRONZE areas: Ack! I don't remember.  It looks like E43, E44, E47, E49 and E18.

Assembly:  
  • I printed my image onto Copic X-Press-It card with my Canon Pixma MX860 printer then coloured it with Copic markers. 
  • I dipped a rough bristled stencil brush into copic blending solution and pounced it on my coloured image thus removing some of the colour to give an aged metal look.  
  • I cleaned any ink spread with my Copic blending marker and touched up any areas with more ink where needed. 
  • I outlined some areas with a fine tipped black Sharpie marker and added white highlights with paint as listed above.  I highly suggest using a pigment ink such as the Copic multiliners, but my ink in those ran dry.  Sharpies are alcohol based and will smear if you go over it with your alcohol markers.  
  • I then scanned my image to my pc, removed the background, and made this digital frame scene with the digital elements listed above.  
  • All digital work was done in PSE8 as I still need to learn how to use my "Big Girl" photoshop program.

Cheers!
Lady B

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Progressive Challenge March - Part 2/1

Morning all
How are you getting along with those projects for this month's Progressive challenge? A few in the linky I can see so far.
If you missed the first installment from Team A why not go back and have a look?

The theme is still
SPRING/EASTER
Basically any project with a spring or Easter theme using an image from either of the shops of Rick St Dennis on Etsy or Zibbet will fit the bill.

There is still the Art Contest and the Colouring Contest on-going in the Facebook Group. The Art contest for finished projects the Colouring contest for just a coloured image. Of course using one of Rick's images is mandatory.
 
Pictured below is my contribution for this challenge.  Click image to enlarge.


I used Rick's image "Betsy and the Bunny" found on Zibbet here.  I coloured her digitally in PSE8 and set her in a garden scene from a picture I took.  Be sure to head over to Sparkle and Glitter to see what the other gals have made for your inspiration.

Cheers!
~ Lady B ~

Sunday, February 15, 2015

RSD Progressive challenge - Month two - Midway post

Hello again all you beautiful people out there.
Are you all loved out after yesterday? Or don't you bother anymore?

The EDT have loved working with our little String of Hearts Fairy. If you took part in January's Progressive challenge, you should have emailed Mo by now for your freebie. The first chapter of February began with Team A and a refresher of the rules can be found here.

Entering here of course gives you three bites at the cherry - the chance to win more images from the shops of Rick St. Dennis Zibbet and Etsy, because you can also enter the two challenges currently in progress over in our Facebook group. There's the colouring competition and the art contest (ends Feb 16 before new ones start). You'll have to check out the group for the links after this date.

Team B has worked their magic for you today so be sure to head over to the Sparkle and Glitter blog to check out their gorgeous makes!

My project turned out to be a hot mess, but that's okay.  I can't make great things all the time.  I just hate it when the image in my head can't be realized on paper.  Anyway, I tried my best to use non-traditional Valentine colours which was really hard for me. Reds and Violets are my favourite colours to work with.  I think my mojo took a big hit with those colours being excluded.  Enough excuses!  Time to rip off the band-aid and share my piece.

Click image to enlarge...if you dare!  LOL!


Perhaps I will try to take a pic that isn't crooked later in the day!
Cheers!
-Lady B



Friday, February 13, 2015

BVD DAY 3

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Black Dragon
Julia
Monique
Jessica
Nan B
Jane
Susan S
Susan R
Lisa
Teresa
Leigh
Fiona
Rebecca
Lady Brayton---You are here.
Sharon
Kristy

Hi!  Lady Brayton here.
  Follow the blog roll above to see some Creeptastic Valentine's projects done the Smeared Ink way.  
Warning...there may be blood...and lots of it!
  Welcome to the 2015 Bloody Valentine's Bloghop!
The hop goes live at 0900 PST Feb 11th - 13th 2015.

Pictured below is my contribution for day 3 of the hop.
Today's project is 100% digital using digi paper from
 Smeared Ink's "Slasher" set 
as well as a digital stamp drawn by  Rick St. Dennis.
The stamp name is "Requiem".
I was going to add a sentiment, but I didn't want to take
attention away from the awesome focal image.
Enjoy!
BTW, I will be hopping this weekend to return the love
I've been given.

CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE:


HAPPY BVD!!!
~ Lady B ~

Thursday, February 12, 2015

BVD DAY 2

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Black Dragon
Julia
Monique
Jessica
Nan B
Jane
Susan S
Susan R
Lisa
Teresa
Leigh
Fiona
Rebecca
Lady Brayton- you are here!
Sharon
Kristy

Hi!  Lady Brayton here.
  Follow the blog roll above to see some Creeptastic Valentine's projects done the Smeared Ink way.  
Warning...there may be blood...and lots of it...just not on my blog today.  Sorry peeps.  Minimal gore, but hopefully I will
tickle your funny bone.  I said bone...hehehehe!
  Welcome to the 2015 Bloody Valentine's Bloghop!
The hop goes live at 0900 PST February 11th - 13th.

Here is my contribution for day 2 of the hop.
 It is a hybrid project that features a digital background 
and
2 Copic coloured images drawn by  Rick St. Dennis.
I used "Zombie Stripper" and "Hand Cuffs" digi stamps.
The perky hand cuff gal's sentiment are lyrics from the song  
S and M by Rihanna.

CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE:


HAPPY BVD!
~ Lady B ~

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

BVD DAY 1 OF 3

 photo BloodyValentineBlogHopBanner_zpsddcb6a4c.jpg
Black Dragon
Julia
Monique
Jessica
Nan B
Jane
Susan S
Susan R
Lisa
Teresa
Leigh
Fiona
Rebecca
Lady Brayton
Sharon
Kristy

Hi!  Lady Brayton here.
  Follow the blog roll above to see some Creeptastic Valentine's projects done the Smeared Ink way.  Warning...there may be blood...and lots of it!
  Welcome to the 2015 Bloody Valentine's Bloghop!
The hop goes live at 0900 PST.

Here is my contribution for day one of the hop.  It is a hybrid project that features a digital background and a Copic coloured image
drawn by  Rick St. Dennis.
  The image is "SH Monster Nurse digi".

CLICK THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE.
OK, it's not a TRADITIONAL Valentine's Day card, but what man HASN'T had, or at least read about, a Naughty Nurse Fantasy?  I giggled so hard while composing this piece!  
BTW, due to my brutal work schedule, I may not be able to hop until the weekend, but I promise to stop by and leave love on your blogs.  
HAPPY BVD!
~ Lady B ~

Saturday, January 31, 2015

#Art #Artchain challenge day 2 of 5

I have been nominated by both Monique van Dijk and Tori Searcey to participate in the Art Chain Challenge (#Artchain, #Art). Over the next 5 days I will be sharing some of my work and will nominate others to share their art.  I think most of my friends are already playing, so it may be difficult to nominate somebody. I will get to that part later.

The Art Chain challenge provides those producing creative and artistic pieces the chance to show their favourites over a five day period, while nominating other artists and crafters, and is a lovely way to spread a little love and public exposure. 

Here are my contributions to Day 2 of the #Artchain challenge:

 Using "An Aerocruiser for Lady B" as well as DecoArt mediums, textures and paints.  Image by Rick St. Dennis.  The main image was coloured with Copic Markers and fussy cut prior to adding it to my canvas.  Ribbon, D rings, gems, washers and watch parts were added with Glossy Accents as well as some faux fur for the blanket.  This is one of those projects that needs to be seen and felt in person for full appreciation.  This canvas had a full page spread in "Just Steampunk" magazine Vol. 4 by Scott Publications.


Using "Steampunk Peg" by Rick St. Dennis, background technique from Andy Skinner, TH gears and cogs, and DecoArt mediums, textures and paints.  The focal image was colored with Copic markers, fussy cut and attached to parts of my broken cell phone.  I added a copper wrapped gem for a bit of bling.


Using "Iceplug Pottersnatch" drawn by Rick St. Dennis as well was DecoArt stencils, mediums, textures, paints and glamour dust glitter. The Snowperson was coloured with copic markers and was  fussy cut before being added to this super glittery and textured canvas.

Cheers!
~ Lady B ~