Simply Betty Blog Hop

Simply Betty is celebrating the release of some brand spanking new Summer Teen Zombies and the Smeared Ink Design Team have joined the Simply Betty designers to showcase them in a blog hop today!

Simply Betty Summer Teen Zombie, Miller

I chose to work with the Summer Zombie Miller digi.  The finished size here is 6″ x 6″.  I printed him at 3.5″x5″ on white Georgia Pacific cardstock.  His skin tones began with a beige Sharpie. layered over with a blue colored pencil from Crayola, with purple shadows added in.  His trunks, flippers and pal are colored with Sharpies, while his hair, exposed muscles, goggles, snorkle and brain are colored pencil.  He was cut out and edged with black marker.  His towel is a scrap of a party napkin (Transformers).  The background began as bare chipboard, that was coated evenly with Plaid Acrylic gesso.  After that dried, the word “pool” and the arrow were stenciled on and colored in with marker.  The “floor” is 2.5″x6″ of gray cardstock, colored with Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage photo using an ink blending tool & direct to paper on the edge where it meets the wall.  This was adhered to the chipboard and drybrushed with the gesso.  No fancy techniques here but Miller wants you to know (written in black ultrafine Sharpie on the floor) that “SO WHILE THE VAMPS AND THE WEREWOLVES FOUGHT, THE REALLY HOT CHICKS DISCOVERED ZOMBIES, AND THE REST, AS THEY SAY, IS HISTORY.” ;). Hope you enjoy him–he’ll be back with teen zombie insights soon. 

There’s a whole gang of summer teen zombies and regular teen zombies to enjoy. AND Simply Betty has been kind enough to sponsor some challenges at the Smeared and Smudged Ink forum ( for May so IF you play along, you could win a few zombies of your own.  Check them out at , and see what they’ll get into at your house.  But first, check out the fabulous creations here:




Black Dragon:

Lady B




Paula (you are here!)






9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alison
    May 18, 2011 @ 09:30:01

    This is hilarious!!!!!!!!!!! Brilliant idea! I think it’s fang-tastic what you wrote on this. Love your coloring. The napkin for a towel was a great idea. You rocked this!


  2. Nicole
    May 18, 2011 @ 09:40:44

    WOW…SO fun and love that Miller gets a towel! Hehe I used him too!


  3. Jennifer
    May 18, 2011 @ 10:54:24

    Great sentiment. Love it!


  4. lady b
    May 18, 2011 @ 13:47:35

    Totally Brilliant! I love the card and the coloring and I especially love that awesome sentiment! Perfect!


  5. Betty Roberts
    May 18, 2011 @ 13:54:20

    OMG you girls are cracking me up over here! All your sentiments are hilarious! Awesome work too!



  6. Kelli
    May 18, 2011 @ 15:11:31

    Oh my, I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you wrote!!!! Totally “fang-tastic” as Alison said!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the whole project!!!!!


  7. Jane
    May 18, 2011 @ 15:53:14

    Fantastic card great colouring
    luv Jane xxx


  8. Carla
    May 18, 2011 @ 23:52:26

    OMG! Your sentiment is perfect for the zombies! Great coloring,


  9. Dianne
    May 19, 2011 @ 00:16:23

    As Alison said this is fang-tastic Paula! love how you used a napkin for Miller’s towel & the senti had me giggling (I’m a Twilight /Vamp Diaries addict) . Super job on this!


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