Monday, December 2, 2013

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.


  1. how cool! I love the transformation on that wreathe it is fabulous! your other projects are great too :D

  2. My good ness! Got all 3 in in one shot. busy gal and they all came out so cool! Love, love, LOVE the wreath especially. xxD