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. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ike's World Challenge #7 - Winter is Coming DT Project

Here we go for Ike's World is Challenge #6 - Winter Is Coming.
I just love how Ike drew these hands and those killer nails!  I made a hang and will eventually have a total of 4 that represent all transitioning seasons.  This came out better than I imagined and I had so much fun creating this hang.

Now, remember that in order to win any prizes for Ike's World Challenges, you must use one of Ike's images from Ike's Art somewhere in your project.  We would love to see your creations! Go and get crafty.

Again I apologize for the flash, it lost the gold (on left) and silver (on right) spritzing that added an extra shimmer to the background.

Here is my offering and hopefully some inspiration for you on the upcoming Winter season and this challenge at Ike's World Challenges.

Passing onto the Deets

I printed the image, NOT the Sistine Chapel, in a blue and dark orange color with my tools on my photo editor.  Then once more on copy paper to use as a mask for the negative and a mask for the hand.

On the left hand, Fall, I used the Stampin' Up! sets Truly Grateful (HC), Gently Falling, Gorgeous Grunge, and Delightful Decorations.
Multiple ink pads of yellow, orange, red, and browns used for stamped images.
Gold Encore pad also used.
Markers and a Blender Pen were used to color in hand and nails.
Entire hand was covered with Crystal Effects.

The right hand, Winter, I used SU! sets Snow Swirled, Festive Flurry (HC), Gorgeous Grunge, and Delightful Decorations.
Multiple ink pads of blues and greys used for stamped images.
Silver Encore pad also used.
Markers and a Blender Pen were used to color in hand, around hand, and nails.
Entire hand was covered with Crystal Effects.

Background was stamped with SU! sets Gorgeous Grunge and Open Sleigh (retired).
Masking was used through out the stamping on each piece.
Gold (retired) and Silver Smooch Spritz was used on each coordinating halves.
White Organza Ribbon for the hang.
Whisper White, Cajun Craze, and Midnight Muse card stock used.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted
HC - Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog August 1, 2013 - January 2, 2014

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Smeared and Smudged Forum November Oh! The Horror! Challenge

Who does not love the movie the Legend of Sleepy Hallow, the Tim Burton version?
If you do then I suggest getting on the Smeared and Smudged Forum and taking on this month's Oh! The Horror! movie challenge.  The rule is, "This will be a free hand challange how ever the only rule is keep it vintage victorian what ever you create."

This is a favorite movie that is a must see at least once a year.  I have created a card and tried to keep it to the Victorian Era.  Just a little fun fact that at that time, many were experimenting with photography and using illusions to make it seem like their head was missing.  I used the main image from Vintage Everyday

Card Front

Card Inside

Hand Full of Details
I used a quote on the front of the card from the book, The Legend of Sleepy Hallow by Washington Irving.  It is written with marker on Smeared Ink digital paper called Branched from the set Honor the Dead.  I altered the color to sepia and printed out on Whisper White card stock (cs).

On the inside of the card, I used another digi paper from the set called Vintage Grunge.  Again printed on cs, cut and adhered for the back panels.

Image was printed 4 times and done in sepia. 
I used the stamp set Pumpkin Faces Inchies by Inkadinkado.  Faces were stamped in Chocolate Chip ink.

Vintage Brads on the front.
Crochet Trim Ribbon on the inside.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Smudgy Antics Challenge - Anything Goes!

For the next two weeks the challenge at Smudgy Antics is Anything Goes!  
We want to see it all.
Got out those stamps, and get crafty!

It is Week 1, so come by and check out all the great 
projects and inspiration that the Design Team has created.

Don't forget to check back next week to see more.
We would love to see you playing along.

For this challenge I have created a notebook Birthday gift for a friend.
I love this digi stamp, Tightrope Girl, from Smeared Ink and guess what?
Smeared Ink is offering the set, Carnies, that this image came from,
for December's Smeared Ink Rubber Stamp Club.  Woohoo!!


Defying Details
Closed this notebook holder measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
I have used Stampin' Up! card stock (cs) and the retired Designer Paper from the paper pack called Bella Blue. 
Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (retired) for the background.
Tightrope Girl is printed onto Very Vanilla cs and colored in with markers and a Blender Pen.
She is fussy cut.  Crystal Effects over the eyes, mouth, hair, wings, corset, arm bands, tears in stocking, feet, and umbrella.

Saying is stamped in Black Staze On.  
It is from a past Smeared Ink Rubber Club offering, Grumpies Occasions.
I cut out and adhered to front with dimensionals.

Other embellishments used:
3 button brads for her from from the Vintage Trinkets.
Small Rhinestone Jewels for the umbrella.
Dazzling Details (like Stickles) for shine on ruffles and wings.
Baked Brown Sugar 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim for the tightrope.
Black web ribbon from stash along left side.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ike's World Challenges - New Challenge!

How in the heck did I get so far behind on things...

Well here I am finally getting caught up.  I have today a sweet little bookmark that is inspired from the Photo Inspiration Challenge #5, at Ike's World Challenges.  

Please check out all the other wonderful projects that were inspired by this seasonal photo.  Great colors to make an awesome entry for this #5 Challenge.  
Get going this weekend and get crafty!


First Side

Second Side 
Stitchy Deets
Card stock and Designer Paper is from Stampin' Up!.  Sweater Weather and the Brights Designer Paper Stack.

Images are from Ike's Art and are the digi stamps Geranium Basket and Stitchy Kats.  Printed out onto Whisper White card stock and colored in with markers.  Fussy cut and adhered to front.

Ribbon is Crumb Cake Seam Binding.

I used the Tulip die (SU! retired) to make the wings behind kitty's.

Button (SU! retired) and some Linen Thread for the top embellishment.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Smudgy Antics Week 2 DT Project - Fire and Ice

It is Week #2 for the challenge at Smudgy Antics.  The theme is Fire and Ice.
We would love to see your creativity on this and have you play along.
Be sure to check this Week #2 inspiration,and if you have missed Week #1 Design Team project, click HERE.

I have 2 projects to share.  The first is to the second part of my Ice from last week.  My Fire is a card for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.  Some creatures prefer human to turkey for this time of year.  So get the pit stoked and the spit greased on this icy, chilly night...gobble gobble.
"take a load off."
"get lit for the holidays."
"gobble, gobble."

My second project is also a card.  I have used a cold as ice Vamp who is smokin' hot.  I apologize for the flash, it took away her icy blue skin tone.

Hot Deets for Card #1
I told you I was having too much fun with the Gross Anatomy digi set from Smeared Ink.  Image was printed out and fussy cut.  I did cut off the arms.
A bobby pin was used for the turning mechanism that the body is on.
Markers to color in body.  Crystal Effects on the inerreds.

Fire/flames were made with Crystal Effects on a silicone sheet, shaped and let dry.  I then used markers to give some color and scissors to make more flame like flows.

Fire pit and background images are stamps from past offerings of the Smeared Ink Rubber Club set Haunted Places (Sept 2013), drawn by Rick St. Dennis.  
Each is stamped with Black Staze On and colored in with markers and a Blender Pen.

Background color is sponged onto a piece of Whisper White card stock. 

Sayings are from the set Occasions Grumpies (Sept 2013), also from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club.  They are stamped in Black Staze On.

Entire card from was spritzed with Vanilla Smooch Spritz.

Cool and Smoky Details for Card #2
Icy Vamp is from a set by Smeared Ink called Glam Vamps digi set.  Printed out and colored in with markers and a Blender Pen.
She is then fussy cut and adhered onto from with Crystal Effects.
Flames on background were sponged in with a stencil.  I then fussy cut and adhered with Crystal Effects.
Background is a piece of Smoky Gray card stock that was previously printed on.  I used one of the new digi papers from Smeared Ink called Slasher.  I used the Marina Mist ink pad directly onto the card stock to give the blue ice color.
A White Chalk marker is the outlining around the flames.
The ice chunks for the frame were a happy accident.  My kids always seem to have those small bouncy balls laying around the house.  I accidently vacumed one up the other day and had to dig it out.  It was broken, in chunks and looked like ice.  So I used it!  Thought it turned out pretty "cool", hahahaaaa...
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Smudgy Antics Fire and Ice Challenge - DT Project

Today starts a new two week challenge at Smudgy Antics.
The theme is Fire and Ice.
Lets see what you can come up with, we would love to have you join us.
Be sure to check out all the inspiration, because there are some awesomely amazing projects up.

I went off the path a little on my project for this challenge by focusing on the Ice part.  
Some heat was involved, meaning a heat gun. 
I just received the Gross Anatomy digi set and have been having waaaayyy to much fun with it.
Don't worry, you will see the Fire part of this challenge next week.

My project is a Freezer made from the new Wood Mount Cases by Stampin' Up!.  It also doubles as a Post It Note Holder.
This person is into daily affirmations that are hung/stuck to the door.  
But the true self is exposed when the door is opened...

Quotes are:
"Sometimes I fee like a vampire."  Theodore Robert Bundy
"We can only learn so much and live." Thomas Harris, Hannibal
"If the blue meanies are going to get me they'd better get off their asses and do something."  The Zodiac Killer
"The tragedy is not to die, but to be wasted."  Thomas Harris, Hannibal

Wrappin' Up the Deets
Freezer Outside
Whisper White card stock crumpled and smooshed.  Flattened out and gone over with sponge and ink.  On back piece (you can see when opened), no ink.
Sayings are enlarged and printed out from Li'l Grumpies Digi Set from Smeared Ink.
I used to different Post It's on front, and wrote a grocery list on one.
Magnet is from stash.
Handle is from tin foil, rolled and shaped.
Brads are SU! (retired).  

Freezer Inside 
Head and heart are from a Smeared Ink digi set called Gross Anatomy.  I changed the colors and did enlarge the heart.  Printed out on Whisper White card stock and fussy cut.
Suran Wrap is around each. 
Versa Mark, White Embossing Powder was heat set to make it look like frost.
Hard to see but used Crystal Effects with some glitter on silicone to shape icicles, which are all over the inside of box.
Dryer sheet folded then taped to look like meat packages.
Note packet and pencils from stash.
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.

Smeard and Smudged Forum Very Sketchy Challenge - Oct

I got my Very Sketchy Card up on the 31st, but did not get the post done until today. 
The Smeared and Smudged Forum has some new challenges up for November, woo hoo!
Here's the sketch we are to use:

My card and entry:

Organic Details
Image is from Rick St. Dennis called Buddy and His Pet Plant.
Image is printed onto Neena paper and colored in with Copics'.  I fussy cut and left the white edging to help pop a little from background.
Small circle clear dimension (for making brads) on eye of plant, from stash.
Background is from a Smeared Ink Digital Paper Pack called Vintage Grunge.  Print was printed onto Whisper White card stock.  I used Strawberry Slush ink pad directly onto card stock for the color.
Saying is from the Carnies Digital Set and originally says 'Friends Forever'.  I changed the color and printed out onto copy paper.  Cut and adhered to front of card with Washi tape.
Midnight Muse Dahlias for the three flowers.
1/2" circle punch for under each flower punched from extra cs of back ground.
 All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.