Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Smeared Ink Forum & Smudgy Antics Challenges

On the Smeared Ink Forum there is a great Oh! The Horror!! challenge going on all month.  The other challenge is from Smudgy Antics and ends in 4 days!  Get out those stamps and inks and join in.

Oh! The Horror!! - Black, White, & Green OR Yellow (not both just one of the colors).  The inspiration to be from the movie Bettlejuice.

Smudgy Antics -  Use Fussy Cutting in your project.

I have made a bookmark with these challenges in mind.  My main inspiration for this project was the character Lydia Deetz.  I used the colors black, white, and green and fussy cut my main gal.

The first photo (below) is taken in natural light on one side.  The second (below on right) is with the flash of the camera on the other side so you can see the background stamping a little better.


Lydia Deetz
I used a great stamp from Stampotique called Kamona, by Daniel Torrente, for my main gal.  She is stamped in Black Staze On on Whisper White card stock 4-5 times.  I fussy cut head, hair, body, hands, and shoes.  She is colored in with a Blender Pen and the inks Pistachio Pudding and Always Artichoke.

I used the quote, "I, myself, am strange and unusual.", that Lydia used in the movie.  I changed the font to Gigi and printed out on copy paper.
I added stamped images from the Stampin' Up! set Glorious Grunge and used the two green inks from before.

Finishing Touches
Kamona was again stamped in middle with Black Staze On.  Fussy cut layers were added.
I used a black fine tip Sharpie to make the hair longer to resemble Bettlejuice on her shirt.
Layered the card stock and added ribbon.  I put a beetle and coffin as accessories - both are not Stampin' Up!.
Crystal Effects was used on both main gal images.


  1. This is awesome! love your tag..one of my favorite images and this is beautiful.Thank you for playing with me and smeared ink
    susan s

  2. Hi Shoni, I truly love your tag, and the beetle looking spider over the cool looking ribbons! Killer kool senti, and killer kool that it is a quote from Lydia, in the movie!

  3. Sooo cute, Shoni! I adore Winona as Lydia in the movie and you've captured her perfectly. Great background and fussy cutting too. xxD

  4. oh Shoni this is brilliant! Such a great take on the Oh the horror challenge and fabulous fussy cutting!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics x

  5. Such dedication on all that cutting! So worth it for a super bookmark. Thank you for sharing your art with us at Smudgy Antics x

  6. Wonderful bookmark! I love the wording behind your character and you have totally captured the feel of Lydia! Thanks for sharing with Smudgy Antics :)