Thursday, August 29, 2013

Smeared Ink Forum Freaky Freebie August Challenge

We have been moving all month long.  Everyone's rooms got done and now I have to sort out mine!  I have left my husband 1/2 of a closet and one's his own fault for not buying a house with  more rooms!  I just cleaned off my desk and got the computer up and running yesterday.  When I got back this afternoon I decided to create a little something instead of organizing and putting away stuff...oh and laundry (sigh).

I hope by the end of next week to have the majority of the room finished and back to having fun creating and stamping!!

My entry for today is for the Smeared Ink Forum Freaky Freebie August Challenge.  We get to use and download a free image from the wonderful site full of great digital stamps, Smeared Ink, to use in our project.  This month is Anya from the Glam Vamps set.

I saw this image and thought wow, she is fashion!  Then I saw the hair in her hand and that quote "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful" popped into my head.  So I took this and ran with it...

I printed out Anya lots on copy paper and semi fussy cut each.  Then used the Aqua Painter to color in all of the outfits and hair.  
I had the 80's in mind so kept to a lot of neutral colors with splashes of color.  
Main or big Anya has gold marker accents, red lips, and is outlined with a black Sharpie.
I found some images of Pantene bottles online.  Printed out and fussy cut.
Words are done in AR Darling font.
DP is from a set called Soho Subway, 8" x 8".  
Stamps on DP are En Francias and Sunflower.
Saying at the bottom is written in brown journal marker.

All items used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

DAY 7 Smudgefest Final Challenge

Once again I must apologize for the quick post.   For some reason the computer is not liking my SD card which shows all the makings of this project.  Once I get my computer back I will revise the posts from the past few days.

(!) Freebie (!) called Goulipop.  He must be used in your project.

I created a candy holder for this last project.
Smudgefest I will miss you and look forward to next year.
So ready for Halloween now!!

The Sweet Innards

I printed out image on copy paper then colored in with markers and Blender Pen.
Cherry Cobbler Details for sparkle in eyes.
Crystal Effects over entire image with some glitter.
Fussy cut and used Sticky Strip to adhere finished images to Tootsie Pops.
Color pop holders black with Sharpie.

I used a Folders plastic coffee container.
Fire Engine Red Acrylic Paint was smeared on.  I then pressed old dryer sheets to make the skin like texture.  
Entire container was spritzed with Maya Red Mist.
Letters and sayings were die cut and cut from Stampin' Up! Designer Papers from the set called Witches' Brew found in the Holiday Catalog.
Washi Tape on lid.
Poked holes in lid then placed the pops in.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Smeared Ink's Smudgefest Day 6 & Forum Challenge

On the lap top, but do not have much time.  Have a group of hungry movers that I need to go feed.  But on to more important things (heheheeee...).

It is a Sketchy day and I have somehow managed to merge two sketched into one project!  And I woke up this morning with no idea on what to do.

This first sketch is the sketch challenge for Smudgy Antics blog.

Smudgefest Day 6 - Sketchy Saturday - "It does not have to be exact, but we must be able to tell that you got your idea from the sketch."

I used Washi tape for the diagonal stripes.  Dr. Doctor is the digi image from Creepster in the Smeared Ink shop.

This second sketch is from the Smeared and Smudged Forum for the August Sketchy Challenge.  This month we were able to use this sketch on anything (usually its a card or scrapbook page).

Patient Information:

I had this lovely metal flower holder (?) that I thought needed a make over.

For the drips I used Burnt Umber Acrylic paint.  My hang-ies are some needles on thread.  Barb Wire is replaced with measuring tape.
The stamp "yippee - skippee!" is from Stampin' Up! and stamped in Black Staze On.

Doc is printed onto Whisper White card stock.  I used a silver marker to out line him.  An Aqua Painter and inks Cherry Cobbler and Cajun Craze to color in the background.  His hands are slightly fussy cut to help show how long and sharp they are.

Scissors are from a sewing kit and have red Sharpie marker on ends.

Thanks for looking and can not believe I am getting these done!!
Hope to see you Sunday.
The Doc has left the building.

Friday, August 9, 2013

DAY 5 of Smudgefest

I apologize for not including any links.   I came home today to find that my husband moved the majority of our room,  which included all computers.  I am attempting this post with my phone so hopefully this will work.   Remember that card for the bi-polar challenge?   Really feeling the red and blue sides.

I will revise this and probably tomorrow's post, hopefully by Monday.   I am not including deets but will put them in when I revise.

DAY 5 CHALLENGE - Flowing Friday - create a project using a flowing medium.

This was a challenge.   I started my main image this morning but was not happy with it.   Left the rest for when I got back and had all day to get an idea of what I wanted to do.

I started with my Aqua Painter and watercolor paper to start the flowing medium background.   I wanted to attempt a shadowy figure reaching out.   I reworked and reworked and then had to set aside because it was not coming out how I wanted it to.  

I moved on to try something else.   On a silicone mat I squeezed Crystal Effects onto it and moved it around to make drips, use of liquid glues.   Then added Tombow glue to give a little more texture and color.   I set this aside to dry and left the house for the day.

When I got back,  I ended up using both of these ideas and turned them into a note book.
I used the stamp sets from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club.
Skull and background skulls - Morte, March 2013
Saying - As Death, October 2012
Barbwire on pages - Urban Decay, April 2013

Click link below for Smudgefest Day 5:

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Smudgefest Day 4 & Smudgy Antics Challenges

Smeared Ink offers so many creative and fun challenges.  I hope that everyone is enjoying this weeks Smudgefest and the challenges on Smudgy Antics and the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  If you have not already checkout out these challenges, DO IT!

I woke up in a bossy mood this morning and it was unleashed in my entry today for:
Smudgefest Day 4 - Twisted Thusday
Make an ATC with a "twist"  You can interpret "twist" any way you want to.  ATC size: 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Smudgy Antics - Use Fussy Cutting in your project.  A portion of your project must be fussy cut by hand.

I have a lot of pictures for this ATC, so keep scrolling to get to the deets.
My twists on this are:
1.   Responsible, plain lady by day and crazy, uninhibited woman by night.
2.  I have a fussy cut images on one side of ATC and tag.  Sayings on other side of ATC and tag.  You have to "twist" each to see the other side.


The Unleashed Deets
I used stamps from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club, Femdom - January 2013.  Each was stamped with Black Staze On onto the Designer Paper (DP) and Shimmery White card stock.

I added a small magnet to the back of main image before adhering to front of ATC.  I had a magnetic doll kit that I found at the Dollar Store and used one of the dresses in there for her "day" outfit.

Dimensionals were used to make the pocket on the ATC.

I added Crystal Effects to the image on tag so that it would not catch when sliding from pocket.

Ribbon is Crochet Lace.

Words written in a black Sharpie and gone over with marker on tag.

All materials used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
DP - Etcetera (ATC) and Mixed Medley (tag)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Left Of Center and Smudgy Antics Challenges

I was not sure if I would make the closing time on the Left Of Center Creative Challenges blog, but Yes (!), it does not close for another day.  And I am also in time to get one more in on the Smudgy Antics blog, {sigh}.

I had this image printed out and somewhat colored, then got side tracked with moving, Smudgefest, and   laundry...always laundry. it finished.

Left Of Center Challenge #11 - Creepmas in July or any LOC theme

Smudgy Antics - Use Fussy Cutting in project

There are so many wonderful entries and projects by the Design Teams in each challenge that if you got a minute you've got to check them out.

Even goth girls enjoy Christmas.  My gal is writing her wish list to Santa.  I have fussy cut her body, her head (2x), and her list (2x).  First picture is a straight on shot, and the second is one from the side so you can see the fussy cutting.

Details, Details

Digital Stamp is from Pur Imagination/Lacy Sunshine.  Click HERE for link, you may have to scroll down a bit, she is called Abby Love Letters.  Hard to see, but I used a fine tip black Sharpie to change the letter on her letter to Dear Santa.

I used a Blender Pen and Stampin' Up! inks to color her in.  An Aqua Painter was used around all sides with Basic Gray ink.

She is printed out on copy paper 4 times, then colored and fussy cut.
Layers are adhered with dimensionals.

Other stamps are from Stampin' Up! sets Christmas Lodge - greens, and More Merry Messages - sentiment.

The jewel and skull eyes is Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.  Her dress filling also has Dazzling Details on it.

Feather is from Hobby Lobby.

I did use an Embossing Folder, Plenty Petals on the Basic Black card stock card base.

Smudgefest Day 3 & Smeared Ink Forum Challenge

3 Days into Smeared Ink's Smudgefest, on the Smudgy Antics Blog, and still going strong.  Today's entry is going into 2 challenges offered by Smeared Ink.  
1.  Smudgefest Day 3 - Wicked Wednesday - Color Challenge

2.  Smeared Ink Forum Smeared and Smudged - Junk Funk Challenge - Bottles

The kids were at grandma's for a couple of days this spring.  Hubby and I took a little too much advantage.  Somehow an old bottle of Boone's Farm made its way into the kitchen.  When I say old, I think this bottle was at least 12 years old, so I think you get the idea of how drunk we were.  This bottle has been all over with us and I wanted to keep and make it into something.  

I wanted it smashed and when I saw the Junk Funk challenge for this month, I knew that this was the project.  I glued the glass, ribbon, and cut skull images.  This took a couple of days to dry and had to add more Crystal Effects to pieces that were still moving around.

When Smudgefest Day 3 Challenge was posted this morning I got my inks (picture below) and spritzers ready. 

Get ready for ONE DRUNKEN NIGHT:


Smeared Ink Rubber Club
Church Image - Holy City, May 2013
Skull in name - Morte, June 2013

Stampin' Up!
Background stamp - Netting

Cut skulls around bottle - Creepy Creatures Cling

All stamped images are on Whisper White cardstock.
The skulls around the bottle are heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder.
Ribbon is from stash as well as straw material.
I used the inks above and an Aqua Painter to color in main label, skull, and tag.
I used 2 framelits from Stampin' Up! -  Chalk Talk (tag) and Ovals (main image on bottle).
4 spritzers are made from re-inkers and alcohol; 1 is a Gold Shimmer Smooch Spritz.
Words on tag written in black Sharpie.
There are 2 cereal boxes glued behind for support.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Found out that I am a winner.  
A number 1 winner even!  
Huge shout out of thanks to Punk You Girl for a fun Creepmas in July Challenge (#2) and to Lily Chivers at The Octopode Factory for the sponsorship this challenge.  
Thanks again and...WOOOHOOO!!

Here is the winning card I created for the entry and click HERE to take you to the blog post.

Check out those blogs and get your game on!

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.

Smudgy Antics: Smudgefest Day 2

Are you playing along with this week long fun?  If not, I hope you are enjoying the entries and checking out all the players entries and visiting blogs.  I know I am!

On to Day 2 of Smudgefest.  Terrifying Tuesday - Create a project that showcases your favorite scarey Smeared Ink image. 

For today's project I have created a small wall hang called Whispers.  The main image stamp (girl/or kid) gave me the creeps from the day it arrived in my mailbox.  I have been wanting to stamp/create and when this challenge came along, inspiration sprung.  I hope this whispers something to you...

Deadly Details

Both are from Smeared Ink's Rubber Club sets.
Main Image - Prints, March 2013
Skull - As Death, October 2012

Stampin' Up! sets:
Flames - The Great Outdoors
Texture dots - Glorious Grunge

Main image was stamped in Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White card stock.  Then colored in images and added definition with color pencils.  I cut out the white space to somewhat of a window.  When finished I used both a Blender Pen and Aqua Painter.  I tore all edges and then sponged.  The entire images was then Versa Marked (inked), sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder, and then heat set.

Background skull image was stamped in Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White card stock.  Flames were stamped on the left side and gone over with an Aqua Painter.  Aqua Painter also used to add some darker color to skull.  Mini silver Brads for eyes.  Hard to see, but there is Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz on background.

Main images was adhered to background with dimensionals.  I then added some great ribbon (thanks again Creepy Glowbugg!) to help frame and and more texture.  This was sticky striped to a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.  Final piece measures about 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".

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

Monday, August 5, 2013

Day 1 Smudgefest - Manic Monday & Punk You Girl #3

Woohoo, it's Day 1 of Smeared Ink's Smudgefest!  Smeared Ink's blog, Smudgy Antics is where all the fun is at this week.

Manic Monday - Create a bi-polar project that showcases two opposites.

I am also entering this card in a new blog called Punk You Girl.  This challenged just started so you have plenty of time to get this one done.  Punk You Girl Challenge #3 is Dark Humour.  

Visit those blogs and see what those gifted Design Team members have created.

We just bought a house and are now in the process of moving.  So the stamp I chose had more to do with the "bi", plus multiple feelings that are going on right now.  The saying is probably how my husband and I are feeling about each other right now.
I named this card, Moving.

Packing in the Deets

Main image from Smeared Ink's Digital set called Venice.
Background stamps from Stampin' Up! are Netting and Dictionary.
Skulls are from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club set called Morte created by Rick St. Dennis.
Saying is from a set called "Say It How It Is" by Dylusions from Ranger.

Card base is 6" x 6" from Basic Black card stock (cs).
Images is re-sized to 5" x 7" and printed onto Whisper White cs.
CS was sponged first and then stamped.
I used my fingers to apply ink to cut main image, then used markers to help define lines.
A silver marker was used for the eyes and teeth.
Saying is stamped then cut.  All cut pieces are adhered to background with dimensionals.
Crystal Effects on eyes and cut sayings.
I did use an Illuminate pad on the edges of the card base.


Join the fun this week and get smudgy with Smeared Ink's Smudgefest!
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