Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Smeared and Smudeged Fourm February Very Sketchy Challenge

The Smeared and Smudged Forum has fab challenges this month.  This is my scrapbook page entry for the February Very Sketchy Challenge. 

Found some funny pics of the kiddos dancing, or something like dancing.  Poor guys, both the hubs and I have absolutely no rythem what so ever.

I still need to add a title or a saying, but have not decided what I want it to be yet.

Fellin' the Beets and the Deets'

Base and picture frames are Basic Black 12" x 12" card stock.
Designer Paper is from Me & My Big Ideas and I just used scissors to cut shapes.
Photos are printed onto copy paper in black and white. 
Vellum paper for the extra layer.

Stamps are from Smeared Ink Rubber Club set Danse Macabre (January 2014), which I just received and had to use.
Stamps are inked with Versa Mark ink. 
Silver Embossing Powder over each and then heat embossed w/ gun.

Fringe Scissors to make the fringe.
Black buttons (retired SU).
Silver 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon above fringe on center piece.
Silver Marker used on button centers, on fringe, and to make music notes.
Black Sharpie to make music notes.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Smeared Ink Monthly Design Team Blog Hop


Shoni aka Crafty Inknik - You are HERE

Welcome to the February Smeared Ink Design Team monthly blog hop!  
This month we have been given the theme of REDRUM as are muse to do with as we wish.
Please enjoy what we have created for you and visit the Smeared and Smudged Forum for more inspiration from us and other members.
I have made a framed piece using the Gross Anatomy digi set from Smeared Ink.  I was inspired by the bathroom mirror scene in The Shining by Steven King.  Just some images of what is on the other side of the mirror at an old haunted hotel... 

Sliced and Diced Deets

Frame was purchased at Walmart.
I took out the glass and sprayed with Krylon Mirror spray paint with 2-3 coats.
Once spray paint was dry, I scratched the word in the paint.

I used Cranberry Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint for the red areas.

Gross Anatomy images were printed out and altered just a bit with my Picasso software to help darken a bit to see through the paint.

Placed and adhered images to backing and re-framed.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

HDH Challenge #182

Haunted Design House has a Macabre Monday Challenge that is up soon, sooo you better get your buns over there and join the freaky fun!

Challenge #182 is Frightening Fairies.  Remember these fairies are the opposite of Tinker Bell.  You need to check out the awesome projects done by the design team, outstanding!!  WEEK 1 and then WEEK 2 have such inspiration to get you going.

I have merged two of the wonderous Rick St. Dennis images to make my Frightening Fairy.  This fun and fancy free fairy is often misunderstood and so earns a page in my Ladies Art Journal, where I know she will feel right at home.

Mouth Full of Deets

The two Rick St. Dennis images are BUBBLE Bubble Toil and TROUBLE, and Summer Faerie.  Summer Faerie was a July 2013 Freebie on the Sparkle and Glitter blog.

I printed out each on Whisper White card stock.  Fussy cut the face from witch.  Used an Exacto knife along hair line of Summer Faerie.  Slipped other face in under cut hair line and adhered.  Waala...my Frightening Fairy.

She is colored in with markers and Blender Pen.  Fussy cut.
I did use a stamp from Stampotique Originals called Spider Wings by Daniel Torrente.  They are stamped with Black Staze On over her already printed ones.
Silver Details over wings to give some sparkle.

Background was made with acrylic paints and home made gelli plate.
Red beams with inks and Aqua Painter.
Cut Grass Dylusions Ink Spray in upper left corner with die from stash.

She is outlined with Black Sharpie.  Pen also used for hand written words.
Ranger Black Accents on teeth and eye centers.
Crystal Effects over face and yellow flowers on dress.
Dazzling Details on star on wand.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Smeared Ink Weekly DT Project & Chromatic Craze Challenge #7

What I made for this weeks Smeared Ink Design Team project was a home made puzzle.
I also used this round's of Chromatic Craze colors Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Buckaroo Blue (retired), and Mellow Moss (retired) to color in my wonderful Smeared Ink heart image from the new set Monster Hearts.
Once again, I apologize for the Flash photo, may have to take another picture tomorrow in real light to see the colors a bit better.

This project will be also up over at the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  Please head over there to see more wonderful weekly inspiration from my fellow Smeared Ink Teammates.

Chromatic Craze Challenge #7 has great colors this round and please also stop to see the design teams wonderful creations and to enter your project.

Cut Up Details

Heart from Monster Hearts digital set was printed onto copy paper.
I cut around image and glued to cardboard box.

Cut out heart with a cardboard edge.
Inks and Aqua Painter to color in image.
 Black Sharpie to color in eye to make a bit darker.

Once dry, inked entire image with Versa Mark ink.
Clear Embossing powder over all areas.  Heat set with heat gun.

Cut out the pieces/shapes of the puzzle.
Sanded edges of all cut pieces.
Used Crystal Effects on all edges.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Ike's World Challenges #11 Design Team Project

How sweet was that exclusive image called Puppy Love that Ike was so nice to share in Challenge #10?  Well I hope you all are ready for the next two weeks and to get creative with us for the next Challenge.

Use any of Ike's images from Ike's Art or past freebies to be able to win a great prize.  We here at Ike's World Challenges love seeing every one's talent and appreciate when you enter any challenge.

This Challenge #11 is a Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  Dig out those tools and get down to work.  Use any 3 in any row, column, or diagonal and an Ike's image to be eligible for the goodie.  Good luck and please use our wonderful Design Team projects for some inspiration.


I have made a card using the last column on the right:  Embossing, Die Cuts, Brads
Here is my card with the Ike's Art image, Robot - 2.

Tacking on the Deets

Card base is Whisper White card stock.

I used Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and Big Shot for the impressions on the Always Artichoke card stock.

The next layer is Glossy card stock.  Background is made with re-inkers, alcohol, and cotton balls.
Flower image is from My Friend stamp set.  Stamp is stamped with Versa Mark ink and then heat embossed with heat gun and White Embossing Powder.

Robot - 2 is printed onto copy paper and fussy cut.  I did go over drawn lines with Midnight Muse marker.
Paper piercer for small rivet holes on chin, forehead and down center of face.
Mini Silver Brads for down center of face.

Key pieces are a Tim Holz die from set called Hardwear Findings.
Smoky Grey card stock which is then inked with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede inks.
Copper Inka Gold rub used on hardwear pieces.
Brads from Vintage Trinkets accessories used on keyhole piece.

Silver Inka Gold rub used on card base, edges, folder embossed layer, and on printed image.
Fine tip black Sharpie for hand written words, "You are the key".
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Bloody Valentine Hop - Day 3


Day 3
Blog Hop Roll 
Shoni aka Crafty Inknik - YOU ARE HERE

I am so sad that this Hop is over, but know that I can go back and look again at each of the three days at what creative and wonderful projects that were created.

You may have just seen Wendy's Poe inspired Bookmark.  If not, the blog roll is just above for you to start where you wish.  Next is Ike who as done wonders with a beast.

For today's project, Day 3, I was inspired by one of the Valentine Bloggers who is doing a spell theme and the idea of pulling petals from a flower to see if your crush loves you, or not.

This unique jar has a love spell upon it and will bestow its power unto any who seek love.
But as anyone of us knows, it comes with a price.

"If it's true love you seek,
then let thine heart be true.

Fill your mind and soul
with the beloved one.

Take care for only a single
chance you have.

For what is drawn,
the desired heart will obey
three score and no more.

Accept thy fate for
True Love's sake."

Fated Hearts

The Ill-fated Details

Hearts are from a past offering stamp set called Quoth The Raven (February 2013) from Smeared Ink Rubber Club.
Each is stamped with Versa Mark ink onto Whisper White card stock.
Black and Cherry Cobber Embossing Powders over stamped images.  Heat set with heat gun, then fussy cut.
I wrote "Thee Love Me" and "Thee Loves Me Not" on the back of each randomly.

Poem was made up by yours truly and written in Word.  Printed in red.
Torn on all sides and inked with ink pads.
Used Netting background stamp (SU!) and heart stamp with Sahara Sand ink for background.
Sewing pin to hold onto heart below. 

Jar was from stash probably bought at Walmart.

Used Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch on Cajun Craze card stock, trimmed and adhered to inside edge of jar.

1/8" Black Taffeta and Cherry Cobber Seam Binding Ribbon tied around rim.

Skull head from stash.
Medium Rhinestone Jewels for eyes.  I am probably going to go back and color them in with red Sharpie.

Heart was hand cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock, scrunched and inked.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

for such a wonderful 3 day Bloody Valentine Hop!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Smeared and Smudged Bloody Valentine Hop - Day 2

Are you ready for some more Valentine inspiration, the Smeared and Smudged "Way"?  Well I hope so because I loved yesterday and can not wait to see what the wonderful talented ladies have created today.
Forgive the long post today but have two project to share today also.  Deets and more pics below for those of you who like reading my ramblings!
You should have just seen Wendy's Day 2 amazing digi work and next up Ike with more bloody Valentine for your peepers.


Click HERE to see my Day 1 post and to catch up with the rest of Day 1 entries.

Blog Hop Roll 

Shoni aka Crafty Inknik - YOU ARE HERE


I have made a little Love Note Notebook for today's entry.  I would have loved this in my teen angst years...okay who am I kidding, I love it NOW!  Nothing like jotting my husbands' demise or quick notes down on some bloody hearts.  And the best thing is that I can always print out more paper when I run out!  Enjoy today's hop and I so appreciate your kind, funny, and wonderful comments.

My second project is a hang, Clutching Love, I have done for Ike's World Challenges Day 2 of the Hop.  I just love her hand images, which of course can be found at Ike's Art.   More details about this project below.

Murderous Thoughts and Unsavory Deets

Love Note Notebook

Heart front and back covers are from The Octopode Factory.  Image is from a set called Edgar Allen Poe.
Image is printed onto Whisper White card stock.  Markers and inks with Aqua Painter to color in.  I spritzed the marker areas with water and let run to give the bleeding look.
Used Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger over bottom 3/4's of heart.  I wanted to leave the top clean to make it look like the top part of heart was being squeezed, so no cracks.

Paper is from a Smeared Ink digital set called Poe Boy.  I did alter it a bit with my Picasso program to make it just a tad lighter so that I could write on it.
I printed out on both sides of copy paper.
Cut out heart shape and used Crop-a-dile to make circle punches to hold my office rings.
Distressed edges and inked with Cherry Cobbler to make edges of pages look bloody.  Spritzed with water to make inked edges bleed and more crumply.

Backsides of covers is another digital paper from Poe Boy.
Printed onto copy paper and adhered to back of covers.

Crop-a-dile for punched holes on covers.
Linen Thread for wrap around hearts on covers.
Marker on thread to make bloody.

Clutching Love Hang

This was an evolving piece that I was even surprised at how it ended up.

Hands are from Ike's Art, called I Want You.  I printed out twice, then flipped the image and printed out again. 
Inks, markers, and Aqua Painter to color hands.  Fussy cut and adhered the pairs together.
Since the fad is to color one fingernail a different color, I used Black Ranger Accents on the pointer fingers.  Then Cherry Cobbler to color in the rest of nails then added Crystal Effects for shine and dimension.
Netting background stamp (SU!) over all sides of hands to give some more texture.

I cut out two hearts from Cherry Cobber cardstock.  Smushed and crumpled, inked and sponged.  Tore the top heart in the center and added designer paper from stash in tear.
Layered back heart, hands, Sweater Trim Ribbon, and top heart.  All adhered with Sticky Strip.
Added Crystal Effects to tear in heart for blood drips.

Hanging hearts are fussy cut hands from another Ike's Art image, Face On.    When I first saw this image I immediately saw the hands and how they could make a bone shaped heart.
The image was printed out as big as I could two times.
Hands were fussy cut and adhered together.
A small heart punch was used with the extra scrap paper, same as in main heart, and dental floss to hang from center of bone hands heart.
I tried to make Crystal Effects blood drips with re-inkers, but used too much re-inker.  So just smeared what I had randomly on bone hands. (Shown in above picture on silicone sheet.)
Did make super small hand drawn hearts in between open areas of images with fine tip black Sharpie.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Smeared and Smudged Bloody Valentine 2014 Blog Hop - Day 1

February 11th - 13th

 Blog Hop Roll

Shoni aka Crafty Inknik - YOU ARE HERE


What better way than to celebrate this special day of love Smeared and Smudged style!  Bloody, bloody, and more bloody.  I for one am very excited to see what everyone on the Blog Hop Roll has created.  

To find out more information on the event see Terra's Blog.  She is one of the hard working ladies behind the scenes. 
You should have just seen Wendy's dripping ornament and next up is Ike, who is seriously stepping up her game with multiple entries.  Have fun, get inspired, and get crafty!

I also have an entry with Ike's World Challenges on this blog hop as well.  So I will have the details for each below.  

Pinned & Bloody is what my little project is about:

Ike's World Challenges Entry - Claws of Love:

Pinned & Bloody Deets
I printed a heart from Smeared Ink's digital stamp set Monster Hearts onto Avery Fabric Transfers.
Images was colored in with Copic markers.  
Trimmed and then ironed onto Stampin' Up! fabric (Candy Cane Lane set - retired).
Fabric was trimmed and sewed. 
Heart was then stuffed with dryer sheets and the fluffy layer used for sewing.
I used Paint Splats from Quick Kutz to make my blood puddles as my base.

Claws of Love
Kitty is from Ike's Art.  Image is called Bauble Cat
Images is printed, colored with inks and Aqua Painter, fussy cut, Versa Mark inked, and heat set with Clear Embossing Powder.
Paint Splats from Quick Kutz once again used as blood puddles under kitty.

Negatives from cut Paint Splats were placed randomly on insert from designer paper pack and sponged in with Cherry Cobbler ink.
Ribbon is Real Red Stitched Grosgrain.
Eyes are fussy cut from Face On image found at Ike's Art.
Markers for eye centers and around eyes to help pop them out a bit.  Crystal Effects over each eye center.
Marker to make hearts randomly on background and to highlight eyes and words in poem.

Poem is from I Could Pee On This by Francesco Marciuliano, hand written with black Sharpie.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Smeared Ink Weekly DT Project & Freaky Freebie February Challenge

February is here and starting tomorrow is the Bloody Valentine Blog Hop that Smeared Ink is hosting.

The Smeared and Smudged Forum is loaded with great monthly challenges.  I have been wanting to use this months Freaky Freebie, Smoky, for some time and sooo happy to have created a card for my Smeared Ink Weekly project and join the challenge.

I have combined this project with my Smeared Ink Weekly Design Team project in which I can only use Smeared Ink stamps.  I have also used Poe Boy background scraps from another project, and my new Carnies stamp set from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club past offerings.

Feet Full of Deets

Smoky is printed out onto copy paper.  
Colored in with inks and Aqua Painter.  
Fussy cut and adhered to card front.
Silver marker for eye centers.
Markers for finer details on eyes, ears, and cigarette.
Crystals Effects on eyes, nose, cigarette tip, and lucky human feet.

Lucky Human Feet
Feet are from the past offerings of the Carnies (December 2013) Smeared Ink Rubber Club set.
Stamped in Black Staze On onto Whisper White card stock.  Fussy cut.
Paper piercing tool for hole and then strung onto Silver Elastic cord (retired SU!).

Card base is Whisper White card stock.
Cut up scraps of printed Poe Boy background and adhered to card front.
Dripped water sploches from Aqua Painter randomly on background to make more grungy.

Black Sharpie hand written onto scraps from printed image. 
Cut and adhered to card front with dimensionals.

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


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Ike's World Design Team Project - Challenges #10

Ike's World Challenges has a new 2 week challenge for you to get creative and crafty!
Remember in order to win the prize you need to use one of Ike's images.  Check out Ike's Art or use the Freebie!

Be sure to check back on the 11th for more fabulous inspiration from the rest of Ike's World Challenges Design Team members.  Have fun and hope to see your entry!

Yes, that day dedicated to love is just around the corner and we hope to get you inspired for this day.  For my IWC Design Team project I have made a card using one of the new release images from Ike's Art called Zip It.

Infinite Details of Love

Zip It was printed out onto Whisper White card stock.
Markers to color in image.
Gold Marker for eye, zipper, and bits on light piece.
Black Sharpie to go around edges of cut image and card base.

Scrap designer paper for the piece in zipper opening.
Fine tip black Sharpie for hand written words.

Card base is Crisp Cantaloupe card stock.
White Dylusions Spray Ink on sides.

Crystal Effects over random swirls, light piece, and eyes.
Glitter over Crystal Effects areas.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Weekly Smeared Ink DT Project and Junk Funk Feb Challenge

February is going to fly just as quick as January I believe!  Lots of projects up ahead for you this month and am getting excited for the Bloody Valentine Blog Hop that Smeared Ink is hosting once again. 

The Smeared and Smudged Forum is loaded with great new challenges all month long and I was so happy to already have an entry for the Junk Funk February Challenge which is using Bubble Wrap in some way.

I have combined this project with my Smeared Ink Weekly Design Team project in which I can only use Smeared Ink stamps.  Which is not a problem because I just got my sets from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club and am only tooo happy to get crafty with them.

I participated in the Kickstart You Art Challenge this past week and for some reason can not stop.  So in an un-offical Day 8, I have another page for my "ladies journal" to share.

No Flash


Inseperatable Details

Image is from a Smeared Ink Rubber Club past offerings stamp set called Carnies.
Black Staze On ink used to stamp image onto white tissue paper.
Color on images was markers.
Fussy cut as best I could and used Crystal Effects to adhere down onto art journal page.
Crystal Effects on top to help adhere edges down and give the see through look.

Acrylic paints, brayer, and homemade gelli plate.  
Bubble wrap for texture and impressions of the circles.
Stamp from Voodoo (August 2013) past offering Smeared Ink Rubber Club, used with Azure Staze On.
Cut a small tear drop shape from extra rubber from set and stamped with Black Staze On.
Fine tip black Sharpie to go around stamped tear drip and make swirls inside each.  Also used for writing around girls.
Medium Rhinestone Jewels randomly placed for sparkle.
Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), which is along the left side.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Kickstart Your Art Day 7

Easy Water Blotting Background
Click HERE to see Day 7 and to find a wonderful tutorial by Laura B.

If you missed this week long challenge, start from Day 1, and see what this event was all about.

Thank You Smeared Ink, the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  Special big THANKS to the hard working ladies from the Art Journal Every Day Design Team for the challenges, prompts, tutorials, and the beautiful pages they created to help and inspire.

I am so happy to have added some new pages to my "ladies journal" this week.  What's even better is that I have now more inspiration and techniques that I can now apply to future projects and pages.

My last page was inspired from my Smeared Ink Rubber Club stamp set I just received called Carnies.  I also mixed this page up a bit and tried Basic Black card stock as my base.



Big Top Deets

Elsie the Strong Girl is from Whimsical Circus set from The Octopode Factory.
Printed out on Whisper White card stock.
Markers and Blender Pen to color her in.  Fussy Cut and then adhered onto page.
Crystal Effects on bar bells and eyes.

Used paintbrush and Acrylic Paints to make circles onto Basic Black card stock.
Found 3 items to make designs/imprints using the Water Blotting Technique.
Spritzed tickets from stash with Dylusions Ink Spray and adhere to page.
Used black Sharpie to go around fussy cut image.  Fine tip black Sharpie to maker her little stand and the random stars on background.
Spritzed White Dylusions Spray Ink onto page.
Stamped sayings, from Smeared Ink Rubber Club set Carnies (December 2013), a past offering, with Red and Black Staze On ink.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Kickstart Your Art Day 6 - Texture


Click HERE to start from Day 1, what the Rules are, 
see daily winners, and see other amazing projects.
I am not sure what I am going to put in for what she is thinking and also wanted to show the texture of the background on this page before it was covered up.


Layers of Details

Stamp from Stampotique Originals called Kamona, by Daniel Torrente, for my main gal.  She is stamped in Black Staze On on Whisper White card stock.  
Colored in with markers and Blender Pen.  
Fussy cut and adhered onto page.
Crystal Effects over Kamona.

Used homemade gellie plate.  I think I did 5 - 6 layers of Acrylic Paint.
Embossing Powders used were Cherry Cobbler, Silver,  and Clear.
Stampin Up! Stamps used:
Everything Eleanor - Versa Mark ink and heat set with Cherry and Silver EP
En Francias background stamp - Versa Mark ink and Clear EP
Sanded background stamp (retired) - Violet Staze On ink

Smoky Gray Candy Dots with fine tip Black Sharpie markings.
Banner Punch (SU! 2014 Sale-a-bration).
Extra gelli creation scrap paper for punched banners.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Smeared Ink New Release Design Team Blog Hop


Smeared Ink Blog Roll
Shoni - You Are HERE at Crafty Inknik 
Laura B 

Welcome to a wonderful February 1st.  Thanks so much for joining members of the Smeared Ink Design Team, Mixed Media University (MMU) Design Team, and the Art Journal Every Day Design Team (AJED) as we show off some of Smeared Ink's superb new images.  See more of what both teams have to offer over at the Smeared and Smudged ForumKapree just show us her wonderful card and up next is Ike with a wonderful page inspired by a great poem.

All the images you will see along the hop are available now at the Smeared Ink shop.  Enjoy and please let us all know what you think of our projects and the new images.

I was sooo excited to work with some of the new images from new sets Octopus Pie and The Keepers.  I have decided that I am going to make a 2015 Calender, 8 1/2" x 11", using only 2014 New Release Smeared Ink stamps.

I am also challenging myself a bit in that I am going to use mainly colored pencils for images and try to add more doodling to each page.  Thanks MMU and AJED teams for giving me confidence to try and do more!

I think that I am going to finish all 12 months before I put together and complete the calendar.  Just in case I change my mind on what I want to use for each month.  Then again, I just may throw them in a pile and randomly choose.  We will see....Anyway, here are the first two pages:

No Flash


No Flash


Penciled In Deets

Image was printed out onto Whisper White card stock.
Color Pencils, Metallic Color Pencils, and Blender Pen used to color in image.
Fine tip black Sharpie to color in eyes and darken lashes.
Fussy Cut and adhered to back ground page.
Crystal Effects over entire image.
Clear and Pink Micro dots to add texture on legs and head.

Printed a sheet from Smeared Ink called Creepy Tree Digital Paper set onto Whisper White card stock.  Did alter the color in Picasso so it was more ocean looking. 
Used Marina Mist marker to make expanding outline around main image.
Black Sharpie for border.

Image was printed twice at 4" x 6" onto Whisper White card stock.
Color Pencils and Blender Pen used to color in image.
Fine tip black Sharpie to color in hearts on dress and in cage.
Fussy Cut and adhered to back ground page.
Crystal Effects over both cages.
Versa Mark ink over each girl.  Covered each with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

Another wonderful background Smeared Ink digital paper from set Poe Boy.  Printed onto Whisper White card stock.
Markers to write words.  Crystal Effects over each.
Marker to make shadow around fussy cut images.
Fine tip black Sharpie for written words, love and hate, all around fussy cut girls.
Black Sharpie for border.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.