Sunday, December 21, 2014

Creepmas Day 11...Almost There!

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 11 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared and Smudged.  
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I made a tag using the Rick St. Dennis digi stamp "Creepmas Witch Tree". I printed the witch onto Copic X-Press it blending card, coloured her with Copic Markers and then fussy cut the image. I made the tag the same way I made my canvas for Day 10. 

DecoArt Products Used:


Other Products Used:
  • Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug embossing folder "Snowflake"
  • Tag (I made mine from an office folder)
  • Copic Markers
  • Copic X-Press-It blending card
  • Printer (I use Canon Pixma MX80 inkjet)
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Kitchen Roll or paper towels
  • Creepmas Tree Witch digi stamp by Rick St. Dennis


How I made my Tag:
  • I coloured my image with Copic Markers.
  • I fussy cut my image.
  • I ran my tag through my Cuttlebug with the "Snowflake" embossing folder.
  • I painted the tag with Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic paint in "Black Tie".
  • I applied Metallic Lustres to the raised areas.
  • When dry, I buffed to a shine.
  • I added Antiquing Cream in "Carbon Black" and allowed to dry.
  • I swiped of the excess with a barely damp cloth and buffed to a shine with a dry cloth.
  • I applied a little more Metallic Lustre and buffed again.
  • I sealed my tag with Primer/Sealer.
  • I added my Creepmas Witch Tree image to the tag with Media Matte Medium.

Happy Hopping!
~ Lady B ~

As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton

Friday, December 19, 2014

Creepmas Day 10 is a bit of a blur

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 10 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared and Smudged.  I had the hardest time trying to get a good picture of my uber glossy canvas. 
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Remember my Zombie Carolers drawn by Rick St. Dennis?
Here is the project I made with them. 






DecoArt Products used:
Media Gesso in Black
Americana Premium Multi-Surface Satin acrylic paint in "Black Tie"
Media Matte Medium
Media Crackle Glaze
Media Interference in green, turquoise, blue, violet and magenta
Metallic Lustres in "fab fuchsia", "elegant emerald", "brilliant turquoise" and "majestic purple"
Media Antiquing Cream in "Carbon Black"
Texture Primer/Sealer
Triple Thick Gloss Glaze

Other Materials:
Canvas Board
Ornate wooden frame
 Medium weight card stock
Embossing folders and embossing machine
Paint brushes
Kitchen Roll or paper towels
Copic Markers
Scissors
Zombie Carolers image or other RSD image of choice.

Assembly:
I started out with an 8" x 10" piece of canvas board.  I cut a piece of medium weight card stock into 4 equally sized pieces and embossed each piece with my Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug A2 sized folders (D'vine Swirl, Sledding and Snowflakes).  I adhered these to my canvas board with Media Matte Medium.  Next I primed the surface with Media Black Gesso.  When dry, I added a coat of Multi-Surface Satin paint in Black Tie.  On top of the raised areas I added various colours of Metallic Lustres as listed above in the products list and buffed to a shine.  At this point things were a little to bright and sparkly for my liking so I added some Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black, allowed to dry, then wiped of the excess with a barely damp cloth so as to allow bits of the black to remain inside the recessed areas.  I sealed with Texture primer/sealer and allowed to dry.  While waiting for things to dry, I colored my image with Copic Markers.  I added a bit more Metallic Lustres to the canvas board, buffed to a shine, and sealed with two coats of Triple Thick Gloss Glaze.

The ornate wooden frame, purchased for one dollar at Michael's Arts and Crafts, fits a 5" x 7" photo.  I painted the frame with Multi-Surface Satin paint in Black Tie.  This paint requires no primer or sealer and is one of my favorite paints to use on wood.  When dry, I coated the surface of my frame with Media Crackle Glaze and added drips of Interference Fluid acrylic paints into the glaze and allowed to dry.  Check out the short video on this technique here.  I wish I had used larger drops of Interference, but live and learn :).  When dry, I sealed the frame with Texture Primer/Sealer and allowed to dry.

I attached my coloured image, which I fussy cut, to the frame with Media Matte Media.  I then attached the frame to the canvas board with a hot glue gun.  I wish you could see the brilliant glass-like shine on this piece!  Although mostly black, this is a very bright and whimsical piece.

Happy Hopping!
~ Lady B ~

As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton

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.

Assembly:
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
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton

Monday, December 15, 2014

Creepmas Day 8

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 8 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared and Smudged.  Click image to enlarge.



I used the image "Dead Santa" by Rick St. Dennis as well as "Creepmas Tree" from the Dark Holidaze set.  You can get the digital set here or the rubber set here.  The images were coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut.  I had trouble with the tree.  A few pieces fell off (oops!) as I was fussy cutting so some pieces may be missing and I'm sure I misaligned some of the pieces when I attached the image to the canvas.  Sorry, Creepmas tree! 

 Anyway, I started with a white piece of canvas board and put a coat of DecoArt Media Gesso in black on it. I made the brick background with the following DecoArt products: Media Sand Paste, Brick Wall Stencil, foam daubers, and various colours of Americana Premium Matte Acrylic paint.  I then sealed with  Texture Primer-Sealer.  For the floor, I found some wood toned paper and did my best to make a wood floor effect with my Copic markers.  I then attached the paper and the images to the canvas board using DecoArt Media Matte Medium.  

I know the bricks and floor boards are a bit large for my images, but I didn't exactly plan on making this scene.  I was just playing with products and ended up with this piece.  If I were to do it over again, Santa would be much larger.  Also, I would have left a bit of white around the Creepmas tree or make the bricks a lighter colour so the tree would pop out more.  I tried to add some white pencil around some areas of the tree.  I'm not sure if I like it or not.  Anyway, if  ifs and buts were candy and nuts we'd all have a wonderful Creepmas!

Happy Hopping!
~ Lady B ~

As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Creepmas Day 7

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.

Pictured below is my contribution for Day 7 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared Ink.  Today is another Smeared Ink day so in honour of that I used an image from the "Dark Holidaze" rubber set drawn by Rick St. Dennis and sold exclusively by Smeared Ink.  This set is now available as a digital set or digital singles in the Smeared Ink Shop!  

I made a Creepmas Coffin.  I will add details later as I must go to bed.  It's way too late at night (or early in the morning) for me.  I'll be back after I get some Zzzzz's.
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Happy Hopping!
~ Lady B ~

I bought my coffin from Michael's Arts and Crafts on clearance, sanded some bits smooth and chipped other bits off.  I then painted my coffin with DecoArt American Multi-Surface Satin acrylic paint in Jet Black.  This paint is awesome because it does not need any primer or sealer.  When dry, I applied DecoArt Weathered Wood  crackle medium and allowed the medium to air dry.  I then painted the top and inside of the coffin with DecoArt Americana acrylic paint in Maroon.  I sealed the crackled surface with DecoArt Texture Primer-Sealer and when dry applied my copic colored fussy cut image with DecoArt Media Matte Medium then sealed once again.

I will be entering this project into the Smudgy Antics ATG challenge.

As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton



Thursday, December 11, 2014

On the 6th Day of Creepmas, Zombie Carolers Sang to Me.

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 6 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared Ink.  Click image to enlarge. 


I coloured "Zombie Carolers 2014" with my Copic markers and scanned it to my pc.  I then added the picture to a digital frame, digital paper and elements from Gothic Inspirations.  Everything was assembled in PSE8.  You will probably see this jolly group again as I'm using them in a mixed media piece.  I'm just waiting for paint to dry.

Happy Hopping!
~ Lady B ~

As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Just Hanging Around for the 5th Day of Creepmas.

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 are my contributions for Day 5 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared and Smudged.  Click images to enlarge.  The scenes are similar, but I couldn't decide which I liked better so I thought I'd show you both.  Once again, today's post is on the DARK SIDE.





Both pieces use backgrounds by Itkupilli and feature Rick St. Dennis MFA's digi stamp "And to all a Good Night".  The image was coloured with Copic markers, scanned to my pc, had the background removed and was added to these two dreary scenes.
Merry Creepmas!
~ Lady B ~

As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton

Sunday, December 7, 2014

On the Fourth Day of Creepmas, Serial Killer Santa Just Missed Me!

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.

Pictured below is my contribution for Day 4 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared and Smudged. 
 Click image to enlarge...if you dare!  

Be warned.  Today's project is NOT for the faint of heart and it is definitely NOT intended for children so if your little tots are near your pc or tablet make them leave.  Now.  I'm not kidding here.  This can be very disturbing for your average adult.  Lord only knows what it may do to a young viewer.  A child seeing this may grow up to be just like me and NOBODY wants that to happen!
Like I said...you've been warned.
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Today's project uses all Smeared Ink digital images and papers.  The only non-smeared ink items are the smoke in the fire place, The skulls on the mantel, the dripping blood on the clever and the blood splats on the carpet.  Those came from Gothic Inspirations.  I guess I'm not the only twisted person in this crazy world ;).  Everything was coloured and assembled in PSE8.

Papers: "Vintage Grunge" digi papers by Smeared Ink.
Images: Serial Killer Santa, Severed leg, Severed arm, Fire place and Santa's bag are all from Smeared Ink's "Serial Killer Santa" digi set.  The cool thing about this set is that it comes with a NON-KILLING SANTA (traditional) as well as an empty Santa's bag so the mainstream folks can make more appropriate holiday cards.

Thanks for stopping by! 
 I hope I didn't traumatize you too much.
Happy Hopping!
~ Lady B ~

I will be entering this project into the Smudgy Antics ATG challenge.


As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton


Friday, December 5, 2014

On the Third Day of Creepmas, Iceplug Pottersnatch Came to Visit Me.

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 3 of the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop hosted by Smeared and Smudged.  Click image to enlarge.


I will attempt to get a better picture tomorrow when all my paint is dry.  I made a canvas using "Iceplug Pottersnatch Creepmas Snowperson digi stamp" from Rick St. Dennis MFA's Etsy shop.  Rick also has a lot of Creepmas and Cute/Traditional Christmas images in his Zibbet shop as well.  As a matter of fact, the Zibbet shop has over 900 images!

I will list colours and such later.  Iceplug was coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut.  I coloured the cut edges with black marker.  The canvas uses a handful of DecoArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic paints, Weathered Wood Crackle Medium, primer and sealer, sponge paint daubers, various DecoArt Stencils (Mod and Safari) as well as the cardboard from a toilet tissue roll.  I added Snow-Tex through one of the stencils for dimension and sprinkled DecoArt Glamour Dust over the wet product.  I'm waiting for this to dry so I will take a new pic after I've had my morning caffeine.

In addition to the DecoArt products, I also used a Stampers Anonymous Spiderweb stamp with Jet Black Staz-on ink and glued on a wooden snowflake for added interest.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Hopping!
~ Lady B ~

As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Second Day of Creepmas 2014

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 2 of the 12 Days of Creepmas hosted by Smeared and Smudged.  Click images to enlarge.






I made another Creepmas ornament for my Creepmas Tree.  I started with the "Sad Frosty" image which was drawn by Rick St. Dennis and is sold exclusively by Smeared Ink as an unmounted 8.5" x 11" deeply etched rubber set named "Dark Holidaze".  I stamped the image onto Copic X-Press-It card stock with Memento ink and coloured it with Copic markers.  I took a plain wooden ornament, carved by a family friend, and painted it with DecoArt Multi-Surface Satin acrylic paint in True Blue.  When dry, I applied DecoArt Weathered Wood crackle medium and allowed it to dry overnight.  Next I painted a coat of DecoArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic paint in Sky Blue.  My camera didn't pick up the crackle effect too well, but it looks great in person.  I sealed the ornament with DecoArt Decou-Page glue/sealer in matte and sprinkled glamour dust glitter over the wet surface.  Lastly, I applied my image to the ornament and adorned the ornament with some skull beads.

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Lady B ~

I will be entering this project into the Smudgy Antics ATG challenge.
As promised, the hop list is below:

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Terra- Hop Hostess
Black Dragon
Maureen
Teresa
Julia
Sue The Nanny
Jane
Susan
Nan
Shell
Kim
Monique
Airless Chambers
Keren
Sarah
Leigh
Lisa
Lady Brayton