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S&S Bloody Valentine Hop: Day 2

Welcome, welcome! It’s Day 2 of 3 for the Smeared & Smudged Bloody Valentine Hop. I personally hate Valentine’s Day. I think it’s a bullshit holiday, so I normally avoid it as much as possible. Now that I have kids, I need to pretend to be “in the spirit,” but, you’ll probably still catch me in green that day. ;)

Even with my distaste for V-Day, I do enjoy making cards for it. Any excuse to make a card, I guess! Here I used a Simply B Stamps image. This is a zombie Betty…which I think was available on the PCP group. I had the perfect sentiment in my head for her….

Isn’t she fab? I love how voluptuous she is! My sentiment (which I created using a Just Rite alpha stamper), reads: “I love you more than zombies love brains” and I added a “xoxo.”

So I colored my zombie with my markers, and then….I chalked over her completely. I know, I know…that scares some of you. To work so hard on coloring, to then basically hide all of the details with chalk??? But the effect was just what I needed! It made her look perfectly grungy.

I used a single spritz of Candy Apply Red Glimmer Mist (stirred, not shaken), and a mess of ink colors for a bit more distressing. I also inked up my lil’ button heart.  I do wish I had a stamp of a brain though. That really would have completed this card perfectly… I may have to go on a quest.

And now it’s time for you to hop along t the rest of the Bloody Valentine Bloggers. The complete list is below. Thanks for stopping by! Have an inspiring day!





Alison (me!)



Black Dragon




Lady Brayton






Susan G.

Jamie S.






Happycrafter said…
Love this, what a fab image! the senti is great :) Shell x
ike said…
She's wonderful - awesome colouring and I like the idea of chalking over it. Might try that !! :-D xxx
MaRyKaY said…
awesome card and your coloring still floors me. That is a cool image for sure. The sentiment is perfect too.
Beautiful card Alison..... Great image, beautifully coloured (as always) and I love the inking in the background :)
KC said…
your coloring is awesome! I love that you chalked it what a great idea!
I love the colouring on this fab image - but then you always did excel at this. A super card
Sandi said…
Chalking over it all hmm didn't know about that and yet makes perfect sense for the look! Great card!
monique said…
the colouring is so fabulous, love the sentiment and the zombie stamp (i have a brain stamp, but no zombie LOL)
~Lady B~ said…
Girl, you know I love this! Your coloring is just so fabulous and that image is to die for!
Julia said…
Fabulous work.
Steph said…
Amazing coloring, love the grunginess (is that a word?) and your sentiment is perfect! fab job!
Susan said…
Alison this is WICKED! I love everything about it!
Jenn Borjeson said…
ROFL I absolutely love it!
ldfdesign said…
your coloring is great! i think when you add chalk or ink it can really help the colors pop more! great job!

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