Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Simply Betty Stamps and Smeared Ink Zombie Hop!

In case you didn't know, this month on the Smeared and Smudged Forum one of our fabulous challenge sponsors is Simply Betty Stamps. Betty so generously donated some of her newer zombie images for us to work with and we've gotten together with design team members from both teams to showcase these creepy-cute characters! I was lucky to get to work with the Zombie London image.

For my project I decided to try something that I've never done before, and that is printing a digi image onto fabric. I started by attaching cotton fabric to a sheet of paper with adhesive. Then I ran it through my printer, and voila! Instant fabric image.

I used my copics to color it in since I don't have fabric markers. Although I had some bleeding, for the most part this worked to my advantage cause I think it mixed the colors pretty well and made it look zombie-like. IDK, maybe I'm just trying to tell myself it looks good since this isn't my best coloring job, but I think it works for the purpose of a kids shirt. I don't know if this will be washable or not, so I'll probably end up getting some sort of clear fabric sealer for it.

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After coloring, I ironed on some stiff double-sided interfacing and then cut out my image. I left a slight border around the outside of the image. Then I ironed it into the shirt. I finished the image by adding a black fabric paint border. See the smudge by her foot? My daughter got so excited that she touched it before it dried.

To finish off the shirt, I stamped the words "Zombie Lover" using Smeared Ink's Build A Zombie Alphabet set. I colored it in, and then added small green bows to both shoulders of the shirt.

I think it's pretty simple, but super cute! Here's my chicken-pox infected model, complete with tongue sticking out.

Can you tell she's excited and happy with her shirt? So, now that you've seen my zombie lover, head on over to the rest of the gals and check out their awesome projects! Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to sign up for our Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop on June 4th (scroll down a post if you don't know what I'm talking about). Happy Hopping!!

Scrappy Betty:





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  1. Super cute! The shirt AND the model, of course! Great project. I think it looks great!

  2. That is too cute! She looks adorable sporting her Zombie!

  3. so so so so cool love them


  4. You fucking made me get tears in my eyes dude!!!! I miss my Melora so so so much!!!! I miss all the babies, but you know Melora and I had that special something!!!

    Oh yeah, Awesome project!!! It's perfect for her!!!!

  5. What a great idea. You have an AWESOME model. It turned out great.

  6. OMG That is brilliant, love your creativity, and your model is beautiful, she obviously love her new top:)

  7. Awesome shirt! I can tell the wee one LOVES it!

  8. That is AMAZING! Oh my gosh I have to make something like that for my little Jude!

    Thanks for the hop Terra!


  9. Luv the tshirt she makes a great model
    Luv Jane xxx

  10. I LOVE her! I was trying to figure out how to print them on fabric but I NEVER would have thought to try the copics on fabric. And your model is ADORABLE, chicken pox and all! TFS, Paula

  11. Oh Terra, this is just adorable! Your little munchkin sure seems to like her new shirt! Always thinking outside the box.

  12. That is awesome, what a fantastic idea! The shirt is great and looks perfect on your cute little one! Awwwww!

  13. My Baby Girl is such a Zombie lover!!!
    U more than topped this one!
    Not only a great idea for a project - but the model is fab!

  14. ooo what a pretty girl
    nice shirt

  15. Was für eine tolle Idee! Und so ein hübsches Model! Bravo!

    LG Dreja

  16. I can't get over how amazing that top is. YOur little girl is a stunning little model too. Too cool x