Friday, May 23, 2014

Smeared Ink New Release Blog Hop and Challenges

May 2014 
Smeared Ink New Release
Blog Hop


Shoni / Crafty Inknik - YOU ARE HERE

Smeared Ink is at is again with 2 NEW sheets of stamps.  We, the Smeared Ink Design Team, will be using images from each of the new sets, The Abyss and Winged Things, on today's blog hop.  Both sets are available in the Smeared Ink shop in the Smeared Ink Rubber Club

If you just joined, you are at Shoni - Crafty Inknik's blog.  Or you may have arrived from Kapree and the next stop will be Creepy Glowbugg.  We all would love your comments so please feel free to leave some to all the team members.

I have a variety of projects to show.  I will have pictures of each of the projects, then if you choose to find out more please keep scrolling and the deets will be down there somewhere.  I will also list the Challenges I am entering each project in under the titles.  

Thanks so much everyone, and enjoy the hop!

There is some nudity in the projects.  
Please click to the next blog NOW if this may offend. 

The Abyss
Project 1 - Card
A Step In the Dark #2 - Use Some Purple / CardCI1

The Abyss 
Project 2 - Notebook Cover
Smeared Ink Design Team Weekly Project

Winged Things

Winged Things

The Abyss
Project 1 - Card
Blendabilities markers (new SU! alcohol markers) and markers to color in image on Whisper White card stock. 
Designer Paper from Cottage Wall set (retired).  
Ribbon is 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta and Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin (new).
Saying is from a Past Rubber Club Offerings set called Grumpies Occasions (Sept 2013) by Smeared Ink.  Stamped in Versa Mark Ink.  White Embossing Powder over saying and heat set.
White Chalk marker to make lines around all edges of card base.

Project 2 - Notebook Cover
Blendabilities markers (new SU! alcohol markers) and markers to color in image on Whisper White card stock.
Sponged ink around all edges.
Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz over entire cover.
Fiber from stash.
Marker to color in cover base under image.

Winged Things
Project 3 - Art Journal Page
Black Gesso for base, just a smash method.
Blue spritz mixture for spray around edges.
Fine tip black journaling pen for words by me.
Marker for yellow behind Gesso.
Blendabilities markers (new SU! alcohol markers) and markers to color in image on Whisper White card stock.

Project 4 - Scrapbook Page
Designer Paper is from Me & My Big Ideas.  Sponged over with purple ink.  Cut moon from scrap and made a mask.  Moon is original color of page.

Grey marker to make ovals on left side.
Silver 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon to make chevron impression and also used on flower.
Washi tape for jagged strip along bottom.
Vellum paper for rectangles on right side and die cut for base of flower.   Also used Web Embossing Folder (retired) w/ Big Shot on Vellum flower die cut.
Pearl Jewels randomly around winged thing and flower.

Flower petals from Smeared Ink set of digital paper called Vintage Grunge.  Drew petals with pencil and cut out.  Sponged with purple ink and scrunched a bit.
Stem is scrap paper cut and hand drawn with black Sharpies and markers.

Image is colored in with Blendabilities markers (new SU! alcohol markers) and markers on Whisper White card stock.  Fussy Cut.
Moonlight Pearlizied Smooch on eyes, hair, claws, gloves, and garter.
Crystal Effects over body.
 All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Poem by Michael R. Burch
Pale Though Her Eyes

"Pale though her eyes,
her lips are scarlet
from drinking of blood,
this child, this harlot

born of the night
and her heart, of darkness,
evil incarnate
to dance so reckless,

dreaming of blood,
her fangs - white- baring,
revealing her lust,
and her eyes, pale, staring..."


  1. Amazing versatility. The notebook has such wonderful coloring on it. It is almost like you can feel the creaminess of the images. Love them

  2. Everywhere I've been today, I see skellie seahorses!! They are so cute. Love your colouring on all your projects. Thanks for joining us at A Step In The Dark..-good luck x

  3. awww, lovely projects! I fell in love with the notebook cover. x

  4. They are gorgeous.each one is a masterpiece. I especially love your choice of colors..they made the images fabulous.
    The poem is so beautiful could I talk you into a copy?
    love and hugs
    susan s

    1. Always! Found this poem on Google, so your's for the taking. Thought it was so fitting and wonderful as well. Love and back at ya!

  5. I must say it again...gorgeous art and thank you so much for joining us at A Step in the glad you joined the challenge..the other comment was a day late on the blog hop lol
    susan s

  6. Wow, amazing creations you have made! Love all the different colors and styles! =) You did a great job with the new images!
    Hugs, Elenor

  7. fabulous makes, tha ks for playing at HDH

  8. WOW! You are quite the busy gal! Amazing creations, shoni! Love the colors and fab details. Especially love that poem with the last page. soo perfect with the image. xxD

  9. You have been a busy bee Shoni.... all of these projects are gorgeous. The sea-horse card is my favourite.... but all are lovely.
    You are so creative....i am inspired. x

  10. Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining A Step In The Dark this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x