Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Smeared and Smudged Junk Funk December Challenge

Phew, I think this is the last one for today.  Nothing like trying to get these all in at once! 

I am enjoying creating my Art Journal pages.  Looks like this AJ is going to be full of bad girls thinking and doing bad things.  So this may be a never ending journal!

The Junk Funk Challenge this month on the Smeared and Smudged Forum is using CUT OFFS.  Which are those extra bits of card stock, designer paper, or whatever was cut off that you did not use in a previous project.  I also had inspiration from on the prompts in the Art Journal Group to use lots of torn up pieces to add to your project as well.

My bad girl is a Smeared Ink digital stamp from the Glam Vamp set.

Drawn Up Deets

All pieces for background are from stash.

Glam Vamp digital set is where vamp girl is from in the Smeared Ink shop.  Markers to color her in, then fussy cut and adhere to dried page with Crystal Effects.

White Gesso and Crystals Effects used.

Black Sharpie for words, crosses, and to outline vamp girl. 
Saying is "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way."  Jessica Rabbit.  (Sorry the light reflecting took the words away)

Dark Red Acrylic Paint around edges and smeared on page.

Paper piercer and red marker to make bit holes.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Weekly Smeared Ink DT Project and Smeared and Smudged Oh! The Horror! Challenge

I have decided to get my Weekly Smeared Ink Design Project in today along with another challenge on the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  I almost missed last week and want to try to be a little more with it this week.  Stop laughing, at least I am trying (smile). 

My Design Team project can only have Smeared Ink images, which is hard because I have to choose what I want to use!  I have made a tag and used sets from past offerings of the Smeared Ink Rubber Club to hopefully get across the theme of the movie Nightmare Before Christmas, which is the Oh! The Horror Challenge this month on the Smeared and Smudged Forum.

By The Light Of The Moon Details

I used Basic Black card stock as the base and Whisper White card stock to stamp on.
Sponged Soft Sky ink over entire tag.  Then used a torn piece of scrap paper to sponge Marina Mist ink to try to make snow mounds.

I cut a spiral shape out of scrap paper to use as a mask to make the moon, with Cajun Craze ink and sponge.

Smeared Ink Rubber Club stamp sets:
Heads and die are from stamps in the Voodoo (August 2013) stamp set (drawn by Rick St. Dennis), inked with markers then stamped.
Tree is from Dark Holidaze (November 2013) stamp set (by Rick St. Dennis).  Inked with markers then stamped.

Hill is cut from scrap paper then inked with Black Staze On, but pressed lightly to give a different texture.

Words are hand written with fine tip black Sharpie.  Quote from the movie "Say it once, say it twice, take a chance and roll the dice.  Ride with the moon in the dead of night."

All edges are sponged with Smoky Gray ink.
Ribbon from stash.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Smeared and Smudged Forum Rock N Rolla Challenge

Once again it is the end of the month and I had a couple of hours to finish up the projects I have been working on.  I am looking forward to the kids being back in school, less company, and more time to get crafty!!

Lots of posts today and all for the December Challenges on the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  Remember this is a free forum and please check out all the great groups, tutorials, challenges, and talented members.

This post of for the Rock N Rolla Challenge that is featuring a song by The Killers called Don't Shoot Me Santa.  Perfect for this time of year, no?  Well for some of us anyway.  This was a challenge and I finally had an idea that I think came out pretty neat-o.  Here is my entry, a 6" x 6" page:

Dead On Details
The main image, in black, is part of a napkin.  I peeled off the white backing, then cut out the piece I wanted to use.
I then stamped the cross hair, bullet marks and tarantula's on the napkin front.  I used stamps from my ongoing membership to Smeared Ink's Rubber Club stamp sets - Chicks Dig Guns (November 2013) and Killer Bo (not available right now).

The backing for this is on Very Vanilla card stock cut to 6" x 6".
I used a marker for the border, and the saying under the napkin - "Don't shoot me Santa Clause...I've done everything you asked me to."  A quote from the song.
I then glued the napkin to the card stock.
I used Coarse Gel Texture around the frame.  Let dry.
Spritzed with Log Cabin Smooch Spritz.
Added Stitched Felt Winter Wishes embellies (retired SU!).
Medium Jewel Rhinestones for eye centers.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Weekly Smeared Ink DT Project and Quoth the Raven, Nevermore Challenge #27

Christmas week was super busy and had to only minutes to keep adding and trying to finish projects.  Got a good hour in today and finished up my Smeared Ink Weekly Design Team project, which only uses Smeared Ink images/stamps and have had Quoth the Raven, Nevermore Challenge on my brain.  So I combined the two and sooo happy with how it turned out.

My oldest son has been into Origami lately, and when I saw the QTR Challenge #27 - Ho Ho Poe - Merry Christmas, I knew what I wanted to attempt.  I asked him to find a raven looking bird, which he did, made, and then showed me how to make.  In my 3D Banner project I used one he made and the one I made.

I tried some different letter dies, but did not like how they turned out, so ended up just drawing my own and cutting them out.  Edges are suppose to be uneven and rough.  Have I mentioned how much I love the  new digital papers from Smeared Ink??  Well I do and this new set, Poe Boy is AWESOME!!  Alright enough out of me until the deets.....

Non Dreary Deets
Letters were done in Basic Black card stock and had drew with pencil.  Cut out.  Used over printed images and traced.  Papers for printed images from Smeared Ink are Scratched and Raven Pattern from the new Poe Boy digital paper set.  Cut and adhere to cut black letters.

Ravens were from random paper then folded. 
I used Black Gesso over most of the main areas.  Let dry.
Sprayed with mixture of Basic Black ink and alcohol to get the parts missed with Gesso.  Let dry.
Spritzed over each with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.

Embellies are from Stampin' Up!, Stitched Felt Winter Wishes (retired).
Cherry Cobbler Sweater Trim Ribbon (retired) for bow.
Fishing wire/line to hold the banner together.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Ike's World Challenges - #8 New Year and New Beginnings

End of the year is upon us and I have had the best year meeting new and wonderfully creative and talented people. 

I am enjoying my time as a Design Team Member for Ike's World Challenges and all the great images at Ike's Art.  The challenges and inspiration from my fellow team members is amazing.  Please stop by and check out this round of creative projects.

I tend to lean to the darker side of this world and so did my project for this #8 Challenge of New Year and New Beginnings.  I have been experimenting with a small Art Journal and have been having a blast.  My project is a page for that Art Journal using one of Ike's Art fab images called Scheheredaze.

 Will post details soon...

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Smeared Ink Weekly Design Team Project

Between holiday parties for my three kiddos, two of them had birthday's this week as well.  But, I was able to squeeze my project in and help take my mind off real life for a bit of time each day.  We pretty much have presents all ready to go and are awaiting a few which I hope will be delivered next week. I hope that you are having a great week and remember to take a break and get crafty!

Being part of the Smeared Ink Design Team has been such a privilege and just love creating with such fun and creative stamps.  If you would like to see more, please check out the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  On the Forum you can see more wonderful samples of Smeared Ink digi images and rubber stamps done by other Design Team members and members.  This is a free forum and I hope you stop by.

For my Weekly Design Team project, which uses only Smeared Ink digi or rubber stamps, is a tag card.  Yes, I just made this up.  It is like a tag, but given as a card...make any sense?  It's okay if you don't, not completely sure I buy this either,  =).

This digi stamp is a new one from the Smeared Ink shop called Twice As Evil Snowman.  I was inspired by the 6 year olds that came over and were fighting over toys and whatnot every other minute!


Sharing the Details

Snowman digi stamp, Twice As Evil Snowman, is printed out on Neena paper.  Copic's to color in.
Crystal Effects on faces and hats.
Coarse Texture Gel on body.  Hard to see but gives a rough crystal like texture (Picture 3).
Exacto knife to cut along fingers to slide candy cane through.

Tag Card Front
Real Red card stock.
Black Sharpie for words.
Stencil for snowflakes sponged in with Silver Encore Ink.

Tag Card Back
Whisper White card stock.
Real Red card stock.
Black Sharpie for words.
Stencil for snowflakes sponged in with Silver Encore Ink.

Crop-a-dile for hole at top.
Whisper White Sweater Trim Ribbon (retired SU!) for top bow.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Smeared and Smudged Forum Freaky Freebie December Challenge

Is Christmas really only a week away?!  Ekkk...I need to get those cards done and mailed out.  The hard thing is that I keep getting distracted by all the great challenges. 

Want an early present?  Get over to the Smeared and Smudged Forum, sign up for FREE, and get the awesome Santa from Smeared Ink's shop a new set called Steampunk Christmas Digi Set.

Join the group called Challenges on the S&S Forum and get loads of inspiration and enter to win a prize each month from wonderful sponsors.  For the Freaky Freebie Challenge you must use the free digi  somewhere in your project.  Join and see what wonderful projects others have created.

I had a lot of fun with this project and got to use up some bits and pieces that are some how taking over more and more bins.  Love that when you shake the frame, it jingles and the little light in the lower right corner high lights image.  More details below and thanks all for looking!

Believe in the Deets


You can see a bit under the paint that the original frame was a light blue color.
I used Engine Red Folk Art Acrylic paint first and applied with a brush.
No, I did not wait for it to dry...you know I hate waiting!  Added Pure Gold Folk Art Acrylic paint over with a sponge.
I set aside to start drying.
Pulled out all the bits and pieces I wanted to glue down. 
Punched out some cog card stock pieces with the Cog Punch from Stampin' Up! (retired).
Large and medium Jewel Rhinestones for a bit of sparkle.
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details for the red spots/dots randomly around.
Brads, wire, bells, screws, plastic pieces and all other bits from stash.
Light from an old yoyo that the kids broke and I broke more.
Adhered all pieces and set aside to dry.

Smeared Ink Santa Image
Santa from Steampunk Christmas digi set and printed out onto Neena paper.
Colored in with markers and Copics.
Flash in picture took some of the color, but did stipple Marina Mist ink for background.
Gold and Silver marker used on metal images.
Crystal Effects to highlight certain areas.
Saying is a combination of two sayings, "happy birthday." and "lets get lit for the holidays.", from a past Smeared Ink Rubber Club stamp set, Occasions Grumpies (September 2013).   Words are stamped with Basic Black ink.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Smeared Ink Weekly Design Team Project

Every week I will be posting a Design Team Project using only Smeared Ink images, rubber or digital.
You can also check out my team mates wonderful work as well.  They are listed on the left side under About Me section.

This project can also be seen on the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  I so encourage you to join this wonderful community and free forum.  I am inspired pretty much every day by all the talent and out of the box creations there.

I have recently been trying to attempt an Art Journal (AJ).  I love to get my fingers inky and it seems that this is just the thing for that.  My project today is two pages in my AJ.  These pages have been inspired from a group on the Smeared and Smudged Forum called Art Journal Every Day.  It is Technique #3 from the Mixed Media University Group (on Forum), where you use your left over paint.  I cheated a little and used new paint, but the applying process was the same.

Smeared Ink just came out with a new images called It Could Be.  So gorgeous and had to use.

First photo is with flash

Second photo is no flash

Hands On Deets

Top Page
Technique #3 was used and then let dry.
White Guesso for under the words was put on with a paint brush and let to dry.
I used stamps from past offerings of the Smeared Ink Rubber Club set Prints (March 2013).  Large hands stamped with Black Staze On. Small hands around border are stamped with Silver Encore Ink.
Black Sharpie fin tip pen used for words.
Markers for the bits of red.
Entire page was inked with Versa Mark ink and then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and set with heat gun.
Blue eyelets from stash and Crop-a-dile to set eyelets.

Bottom Page
It Could Be image was printed onto Whisper White card stock.
When background, using Technique #3, was dry I used White Guesso to printed side of image and on background.  I then pressed image side down and let dry.
When dry, I used a wet cloth and got rid of the extra card stock by rubbing off.  Image stayed.  This technique was also found on the forum.  (I rubbed a little to hard and pieces of the image did come off, so be careful!)
She is colored in with markers and Blender Pen.
Hand stamps from past offerings of the Smeared Ink Rubber Club set Prints (March 2013).  Small hands around border are stamped with Silver Encore Ink.
Black Sharpie pen used for words.
Entire page was inked with Versa Mark ink.  Embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and set with heat gun.
Eyelets from Stampin' Up! (retired) and Crop-a-dile to set eyelets.

All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Smeared Ink's December Blog Hop


The holidays are upon us and yet the 12 of us were able to squeeze in this hop.  Crazy, insane, or just too much time on our hands??  Who knows, but what I do know is that there will be some wonderfully creative projects for your viewing pleasure.  Please leave a comment if you can, I know I appreciate your thoughts as do others.

I have the list of Hop Members below if you like to jump around, or are lost.  You should have arrived from Evil Edna's blog.  You are now at Shoni's aka Crafty Inknik.  Next up is Maureen.  Have fun and enjoy.

The theme for the Blog Hop was Anything Goes, so here we go....
I have been making/sewing these wonderful hand bags for friends and family.  I think I have about 7 done so far.  This was my first ever bag that I made and just love it.  I had a flower that was suppose to go on but...when I saw the set of images, Eyes in the Dark, from Smeared Ink, I had to use the Great Horned Owl.


Downy Deets

This bag pattern is called Runaround Bag #111, by Lazy Girl Designs.  I took a class at the beginning of the month at a local shop.  I am not sure of the fabric, we were able to pick out our own two fat quarter colors.

Image was printed out on Neena Paper.  
Colored in with markers and Blender Pen.
Gold Marker for eyes.
Crystal Effects over entire image.
Fussy cut and then adhered to a pin.
Crumb and Early Espresso Tulle ribbon (retired SU!) behind and pinned.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Smeared and Smudged Forum Challenges - Very Sketchy Card & Anything Goes

So happy to take a little break from all the sewing I have been doing this past couple of weeks.  I am trying to get a jump on some Christmas presents, how are you all fairing w/ yours?

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for Smeared Ink's December Blog Hop and you will see what I have been making.

I have made a 'Get Well' winter card following the Very Sketchy Card sketch on the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  I switch up the layers a bit and so love this guy.  I have also only used Smeared Ink images for my card so will also be entering this in the Anything Goes Challenge.  These challenges last all month long, so get crafting people!

The Not So Feelin' Well Deets

Got out my new Smeared Ink Rubber Club November stamp set, Dark Holidaze, drawn by that kool kat Mr. Rick St. Dennis.  Snowman image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neena paper.  Markers and Blender Pen to color in.
Fussy cut and adhered to designer paper.
Small Pearl Jewels colored with Black Sharpie for eyes.
Dazzling Details on sword blade and star.
Sliver marker on sword handle, hat, and arrow feathers.
Image is outlined with Smoky Gray marker.

Card base is Whisper White card stock.
Snow Flurry Embossing Folder used on entire card.
Scallop Frame Bigz Die (retired SU!) for designer paper oval and frame.
Baked Brown Sugar Stretch Ruffle Trim on sides.

Card Inside
Designer paper is from pack called Winter Frost Specialty (SU! Holiday Catalog).
Word Window punch used for three ovals under stamped words.
Words are also from a past Smeared Ink Rubber Club stamp set called Grumpies Occasions (Sept. 2013) and stamped with Black Staze On.  Cut and adhered.
Small Jewel Rhinestones for embellies.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Winner at Quoth The Raven, Nevermore Challenge Blog

for the wonderful badge and the prize for

Here is a pic of my winning entry.
Blog Post HERE for more info.

Ike's World Challenges #7 - Christmas is Coming

Today there is a new fun challenge over at Ike's World Challenges.  Check out the blog, win some prizes, and get crafty.  Remember to read the rules and make sure you are meeting all the requirements to get the goodies.  Ike's Art, her shop, has more wonderful images for you obtain.  Get going and come play along.

Challenge #7 - Christmas is Coming.  Check out all the fab projects that the Design Team has done for Week 1.  I am also in this group and have decided to use Santa Hunk, so fun.  My card has a bit of a surprise, like Santa's gifts on Christmas morning.  I did alter Ike's awesome image so that Santa was bringing me something special.  I also believe that there are some boxes of chocolate in that sack!

This card is called a Hidden or Secret Door Card.  I will post a tutorial by the end of the week so you can make one too.

Card Closed

Card with Front Panels Open

Fold the inside together and reveal a Hidden/Secret panel

Hidden/secret panel Open
OH my I can't wait for Christmas...or the Deets!

Card is Old Olive cards stock.
White Organza Ribbon for bow on front.
Designer Paper is from the pack Season of Style, Stampin Up!
A White Chalk marker for the written words on picture #2.

Santa Hunk
Printed out on copy paper.
Markers, inks, and Blender Pen to color image in.
Fussy cut the other items in sack out.
Used Vellum Paper and markers to make wine bottles.
Marker for written words.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Delicious Doodles Challenge #64

I was perusing the challenge blogs and came across Delicious Doodles The Challenges.  Check out some of Teri's wonderful images at her Delicious Doodles Shop.

I had to enter the Challenge #64 - Inspired By A Movie!  I have used the image Horrorscope - Pisces.  Be sure to check out all the Zodiac Signs, they are awesome!
I was inspired by all of the Alien movies.  They are mostly dark colors or black, but I wanted to be able to really see the drawn artwork so I lightened up the color.  The pink I used in my last post must still be in my brain.
I made a pencil topper.  I know that most of them stick over the end of the eraser, but I made it so that the topper can slide up and down the pencil.

Hair Raising Details

I made a second opposite copy of image and printed out each on Neena paper.
I used Copic markers to color in.
Fussy Cut.
Smoky Gray to color in the backs of cut images.
I used Duck Tape to make the circle holder for the pencil.  This was then adhere onto each cut images with Sticky Strip.
Crystal Effects on both sides.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Musically Challenged #14 and Anything Goes S&S Forum Challenges

I have 2 challenges that I am entering this project in today. 
I am trying out an Art Journal, so you may see more AJ pages in the next couple of months, and hopefully longer.  I am new to the whole AJ thing, and what is funny is that I hate journaling.  But that is what fonts, magazines, and die cuts are for!

Musically Challenged, Challenge #14 is a video/song by Falling In Reverse - Bad Girl's Club.  Your project can be anything, but must be handmade and inspired by the current challenge video. 

Anything Goes Challenge on the Smeared and Smudged Forum - You have to use ONLY Smeared Ink images/stamps on your project, which can be anything (card, scrapbook page, altered item, etc.).

Dukin' Out The Deets....
I did finish this last night, took a pick (second pic w/ flash), but wanted to show page in natural light (first picture).

I tried to represent the good girl/s in pink fighting/spanking the bad girl/s.

DP from stash torn and punched to make background.  Base is Very Vanilla card stock.
Black netting from a bag that held my creepy crawlies from a previous post.
Black stitches plastic string is from the glow sticks that you are suppose to tie around for a necklace.

Main image is stamped with Black Staze On and from a past Smeared Ink Rubber Club offering called Femdom (January 2013).  DP is from stash. 
Markers to color in hair on each and outline.
Clear Embossing powder over stamped image.

Letters I cut from random magazines. Black Sharpie for outline.
Polka Dot Washi from stash.
Coarse Textures Get from Basics on lower right area.
Pink Pirouette Smooch Spritz, White Linen Dylusions Ink Spray, and my mixture of Black ink and alcohol spray used.
Crystal Effects over edges and on letters.

Retired ribbon on side from SU!
Eyelets from stash.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Smeared and Smudged Forum Offerings

FREE to join!

Smeared Ink is saying a fond farewell to their Smudgy Antics Challenge Blog.  But not to worry because now all of Smeared Ink's challenges can be found in one place, on the Smeared and Smudged Forum.
 The challenge will still be called the "Smudgy Antics" Challenge and will be found in "The Challenger" group on the forum. 
 We will continue to offer a prize from the Smeared Ink Shop
 The Smudgy Antics Challenge will now become a monthly "Anything Goes" challenge.  Find out more details on the Smeared and Smudged Forum 

We highly encourage those who are not currently members of the Smeared and Smudged Forum to come on by and check us out.  Network and socialize with other stampers.
  Learn cool techniques in the newly revised Mixed-Media University, find out how to craft on the cheap side in the "Cheapskate Crafter" group, and express your feelings through art in the "Art Journal Everyday" group.  There are many other challenges offered (with prizes) as well as monthly member blog hops, monthly ATC swaps, a Birthday Club, and so much more!  
Many thanks once again to all our followers here on the SMUDGY ANTICS BLOG.... we sincerely hope you'll come and join us on the forum. BDx - DT Member
Black Dragon (BD) worded this so well.
I do hope you join us!

Late Post for Smeared Ink's 12 Days of Creepmas!

Want to know more??
click HERE
This event is a month long blog hop to get you in the 
Creepmas spirit!
Happy December everyone. 

November Smeared and Smudged Forum Challenges

Wow, Thanksgiving was here and gone!  We had a great time seeing both sides of the family and I hope that you all had a great week/day as well.

This post is going to have 3 different challenges that the Smeared and Smudged Forum offers each month.  Each challenge is a month long, so please go check them out.

Starting this month the Forum will also offer an Anything Goes Challenge.  I will have a separate post to let you know all the new and fun stuff going on over the Smeared and Smudged Forum.

Also, Smeared Ink is offering a wonderful discount of 25% off all digi stamps and papers, use coupon code CYBERMON2013 AT CHECKOUT today for Cyber Monday!! 

First up is the Freaky Freebie Challenge.  This challenge allows us to use one of Smeared Ink's wonderful digi stamps in our projects.
This image is called Hand of St. Nick.  He is such a giver!
An ATC I am offering.  Image was printed out onto copy paper.  Markers and Blender Pen used to color in.  Crystal Effects on hand, bow, and headstone.  Candy dots in corners.

Next we have the Junk Funk Challenge.  The junk or recycled item was Halloween Leftovers.

 I have always wanted to make a buggy wreath and so did with some left over creepy crawlies that I did not manage to use in the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop.  The wreath I also got and was going to alter, but again did not have a chance. 
Picture is of wreath before I dismembered it.  Image and saying were both stamped with Early Espresso ink on Whisper White card stock, and sprayed with Melted Chocolate Dylusions Ink Spray.
Stamp is from a Smeared Ink Rubber Club past offerings stamp set, Quoth the Raven (February 2013).
Letter is saying from retired SU! stamp set, Alphabet Lower (2002). 
Crystal Effects over entire skull and letters.

The third and final project is for the Rock N' Rolla Challenge.  The Rolling Stones- Doom and gloom was the song/video that we had to take inspiration from. 
This is going to be the cover of my Art Journal.  So happy to have a great group, Art Journal Everyday and a new Mixed Media University to help me expand my learning.  The Smeared and Smudged Forum seems to offer something for everyone!
Base is a study piece of cardboard.  Images are stamped onto Whisper White card stock and then adhered to base.  I did use Crystal Effects on all edges.
Also around edges an on bomb clouds to highlight is Silver Inka Gold Metallic Rub.
Rock Candy Distress Crackle is on finger nail and randomly.
Marker used for bomb cloud and to help define finger.
As Death (October 2012) is a past offering from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club.  The image from this set is in the lower left corner, the dancing skellie and demon lady.
Hard to see stamped images:
3 Smiles and Tree - both from Daniel Torrente at Stampotique Originals.
Netting (background) and sploches (Gorgeous Grunge) - current Stampin' Up!
Kiss, S.W.A.K., burst behind demon lady (Affection Collection) and question mark - retired SU!
Retired hinges and brads from SU! for the hardware.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Quoth The Raven and Smudgy Antics Challenges

Quoth the Raven blog has a fun challenge this month.  Quest #26 - Colour BingPoe.  Click on the link to see more wonderful projects by the Design Team that use other color combinations.

I am also going to enter this magnet over at Smudgy Antics.  Their Anything Goes Challenge is going on right now.  Come over and play!

I have decided to use the bottom row, Mint, Olive, and and Sage.  I have used current and retired inks from Stampin' Up for this project.

Forgotten Deets

I have used images from Smeared Ink.  The images are all stamps from one of the past offerings of the Smeared Ink Rubber Club set, Quoth The Raven (February 2013).

Images are stamped on Whisper White and fussy cut.
Exacto knife on Poe's shoulders and wings stuck in and adhered.
Used fine tip end of Old Olive marker to eyes darker.
Sponged around sides of background.
Masked Poe's face and stamped background.
Crystal Effects on stamped saying, Poe's face, skull eyes and nose.

Magnet piece is from a larger rectangle that you get w/ your phone book.
Top picture is the completed magnet hung on my filing cabinet.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.  

Smudgy Antics Anything Goes Challenge DT Project Week 2 and Smeared and Smudeged Forum Challenge

Where did that last week go??  Well I hope that you all enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday this week.  Football (GO Packers!) and Turkey....heaven!

Lots of time for you create a little something for the Smudgy Antics challenge.  It is Anything Goes, Week 2.  Get your craft on and lets see what you can create.  For more inspiration or if you missed the post, check out what the Design Team did for Week 1.

I just love these Grumpies from Smeared Ink.  There are so many in digi form and lots of great sets from the past offerings of the Smeared Ink Rubber Club.
The two I have used on my 12" x 12" scrapbook page are from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club Past Offerings set Grumpies Occasions (September 2013 #3), as is the stamped saying on the lined paper.  The layout is following the layout from the Smeared and Smudged Forum Very Sketchy Challenge.

Still can not believe that the new year is only less than a month and a half away!

Woohoo, Deets!
Designer Paper is from Doodlebug and from stash.
Ribbon is Black Chevron, Black 1/8" Taffeta, White Baker's Twine, Whisper White 1/4" Stitched, and White Organza.
Card stock is Whisper White and Basic Black.
Silver Details all around edges, on hat, toy, glass, and on scallops next to numbers.
Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die for numbers.
Images and saying stamped with Black Staze On.
Ranger Black Accents Details for eyes and confetti on stamped Grumpies.
Smoky Gray marker use on each stamped Grumpie.
Pearl Jewels under the word "smile" and on number 3.
Small Scallop Rotary Cutting Blade used on Whisper White card stock (bottom layer under chevron ribbon)
Basic Black and Whisper White, all sizes, Neutral Designer Buttons.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.