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This Blood’s for You: Day 3 of the S&S Bloody Valentine Hop

It’s Day 3 of the Smeared & Smudged Bloody Valentine Hop. I’m sorry to say that it’s over already, as I was having a good time making a bit of a mockery of this silly holiday. But, have no fear! I may just have a few other anti-Valentines up my sleeve. If there’s time, of course.

So for today’s offering, I have card that features another Strange Skin image. I realized that I had never used this one before…and I don’t know why. Being a vampire fanatic and all. So this one was drawn by Jorge, and I really like it. Oh! And I used this month’s Very Sketch Challenge from S&S for the layout of the card.

This is the Fangtastic Vampire Girl. She’s sort of reminiscent of Strange Skin’s Cameos, which is why I am now totally nutty for her. Those Cameos are amazing.

This pic is a little out of focus, but at least you can basically see the coloring I did on her. I think. I actually used 10 markers to color her in, so I hope you can see the shading.

I did something new in Photoshop! All by myself! For those of you that really know me, this is truly a feat. I made my own sentiment!!! Go me!

I kept the sketch the same, except for turning it on it’s side and adding my faux staples, which I made with Liquid Pearls. I wanted real staples, but didn’t want to lif my patterned papers and risk ripping them…and I hate when you can see them on the inside of a card…so I opted for the Pearls.

So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed the Bloody Valentine Hop! Here is the full hop list. Please make sure to stop by and say hi to everyone. Thanks for popping in to say hello to me! Have an inspiring day!





Alison (me!)



Black Dragon




Lady Brayton






Susan G.

Jamie S.






Jenn Borjeson said…
Fabulous, Alison! I wanted to play but I didn't have time to prepare - next time for sure! :)
ike said…
Really GORGEOUS - she IS lovely. I love the distressed edges on here. Great faux staples too. :-D xxxx
Sharon Sahl said…
Awesome card, Alison! The image rocks, the black oversets (nails?) are a great element and congrats on using PS for your senti!
Alison I love everything about this.... from the rose background to the image to the dripping blood.....FAB!
monique said…
this is so awesome, love how you did the dripping blood but I love everything on this card
MaRyKaY said…
gorgeous work awesome image. I dont have any of theirs.
I am totally with ya on the photoshop thing. I own photoshop elements 9 and cant do anything with it yet. we will learn.
Happycrafter said…
Fab card loving that image and the layout works brilliantly :) Shell xx
~Lady B~ said…
Looks awesome, girl! I love that image...really must get it soon! Fabulous take on the sketch too!
silvia said…
LOVE,LOVE LOVE your image!!!
Steph said…
Beautiful card and I'm lovin' that image! awesome sentiment, lol. The sketch is suepr cool too.
ldfdesign said…
i like the pearl staples! the image is great and you made a wonderful background for her!
KC said…
awesome senti! I'm so proud of you! your coloring is amazing as always and I love that rose romantic!
Susan said…
LOVE IT!! she looks so demure, BWHAHAHA!! watch out guys!

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