Monday, June 30, 2014

Smeared Ink June 2014 Design Team Monthly Blog Hop

June 2014 Design Team

Shoni / Crafty Inknik - YOU ARE HERE
Happy Monday and last day of June to all of you hoppers out there today.  Here at Smeared Ink we, the Design Team have such wonderful stamps and papers to work with it is hard to choose a project each month.  
You may have arrived from Kapree, and I hope you have left her some input on her wonderful project.  We all love to have feedback and so appreciate and welcome any comments.  Up next is Creepy Glowbugg, who always has such creative inspiration.
I have decided to work with the Lil' Grumpies set, which I immediately fell in love with the first time I saw them.  I believe they were also the first full set of digital images I purchased from Smeared Ink.  This week we in the states celebrate the 4th of July.  I have made a little table display, Grumpie Style.
Have a great week and be sure to "Party like a Grumpie."
The Nutty Deets
Lil' Grumpies are printed onto Whisper White card stock.
Each was colored in with Blendabilities and markers.
Fussy cut as best I could because I wanted to make sure I got all the hair strands.
Crystal Effects on each.
Pinwheels were from a Paper Pumpkin Kit (SU!).
Eyes from stash and adhered on with dimensionals and glue dots.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted
Metal dish from stash.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Delicious Doodle Challenge #93

Just making the cut today!  Delicious Doodles The Challenges blog has a great challenge that will be ending in about 30 minutes.  So I better type fast!  The challenges are weekly and by the time I usually get my project done, I have missed the deadline...soooo trying to get one in this week!

I have created an Art Journal page for #93 Challenge - Make a Scene.  This page is inspired be the Hispanic story Llorona (images below).  Scene is by the river among the Aspen trees.

Where Are....Oh, Here Are The Deets!

Main image is from Smeared Ink new Rubber Club stamp set which will be aviliable in July, called Llorona.
She is on Whisper White card stock.  Colored in with markers and Smooch Pearlized Accents.


Blue is ink on a pair of a toy wings.  Spritzed a bit with water.
Used distressed ink (green) on tree template, spritzed with water, then pressed onto page.
Distress ink and inks for ground and water.

Hand stamps from a Past Rubber Club Offering by Smeared Ink, called Prints (Mar 2013).

Doodling on each side and saying is done with black journaling pen.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ike's World Challenges #20 - Christmas in June DT Project and SoSS#10

Christmas has seemed to roll around again this June here at Ike's World Challenges.  Get your fix and join in Challenge #20 - Christmas in June.  Get some great images at Ike's Art or use the FREEBIE Ike is offering for this challenge.

The Ike's World Challenges Design Team has some merry inspiration and don't forget to check back next week for more!  You have 2 weeks to get your entries in and can't wait to see some creative festive entries.

This project is also going to be entered at the fab Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers blog.  Their Challenge #10 is G is for Glitter.  Wonderful inspiration by the DT!

I have a little 3D Surprise Box and tag that features HONEY.  She has had a bit of a stressful holiday and to top it off, her boyfriend of 8 years still has not proposed.  Poor thing is at her wits end.  Let's just hope there's a Christmas miracle and boyfriend gets his butt in gear!

Uh Oh, No Ring and Some Deets

Honey was printed out onto Whisper White card stock.
Blendabilities and markers to color in.
Silver and Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to make dress glitz and sparkle.
Ranger Black Accents for shoes.
Silver Marker for knife.
She is fussy cut and adhered to belly band of box.

Box is called Surprise 3D box.
Cherry Cobbler card stock as base.
Designer Paper from set called Be Of Good Cheer (retired).
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Monday, June 23, 2014

ASiD#4 and HDH-666

So many FREAKY FUN challenges going on right now people!  
I have not decided exactly what I want to do with this page...maybe a nursery rhyme/song book gone wrong, maybe a fun little calender, or just a book to do with animals on the dark side...hummm so many fab possibilities!

I am going to enter this lovely little lamb into A Step In The Dark who has a their Challenge #4 - Anything Goes or Zombie theme if you need some direction.

Over ripe lambkin is also going to have a go over at Haunted Design House Macabre Monday Challenge Blog.  They have an challenge that the devil himself would love, 666 - The Number of The Beasts.    

The internet never ceases to amaze me.  I wanted a zombie lamb poem or rhyme and so by the power of GOOGLE, I found this lovely little ditty that fit PERFECT with my lively morbid piece of dead fluff.  Poem is below picture and click on the name to take you this poets blog.

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece not white you know;
Cause everywhere that Mary went,
The lamb was sure to go.

And so much worse than any dream,
She took it into school;
It made the children cry and scream,
To see this lamb so cruel.

The teacher tried to put it out,
But lamb did eat her hand,
As blood did fall, the kids did shout,
But Mary took a stand.

“Why does the lamb eat teacher's flesh?”
The little students cried.
"A Zombie Lamb needs meat that's fresh,"
She said as teacher died.

Blaze McRob

Bloody Chops and Deets

Image is from Odd Ball Art Stamp Co.  
It was printed out onto Whisper White card stock.
Blendabilities and markers to color in. 
Fussy cut and adhered to background.
Crystal Effects over eyes, heart, stitches, and hooves.  

Poem by Blaze McRob was printed out on copy paper.
Background is a digital paper from the Smeared Ink set called Cranium.  I did alter the color match my coloring on lamb-ie.

Base is Whisper White card stock and all edges are roughed up. 
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

HDH - 666 The Number of the Beast

Calling all Beasties...
Woohoo, Haunted Design House now has a challenge going on where all devils, beasts, 666, etc. is welcomed.  666 - The Number of the Beast.
I for one am IN!
Please go see the fabulously nightmarish creations that the DT has conjured up...AmaZing!

For this challenge I have made a bookmark in hopes to keep the nightmares alive 24-7.

In the Belly of the Deets

Stamp is digital from Delicious Doodles,   Horrorscope - Cancer
Printed onto Whisper White card stock.
Colored in with new Blendabilities (SU!) and markers. 
Fussy cut, then covered with Crystal Effects.

Background is Smeared Ink digital paper from set Vintage Grunge.  It is printed out and sponged with blue ink.  Homemade blue spritz also sprayed onto printed paper.

Candy dots for embellies.
Chalk marker for letters on Early Espresso card stock.  Crystal Effects over letters.

Ribbon from SU! (retired) and fibers from stash.
Crop-a-dile to punch holes.

SI Weekly DT Project and S&S June Freaky Freebie

Today I have a little booklet made from three different sheets of designer paper (retired SU!).
My Smeared Ink Weekly Design Team Project includes an image from the digi set Calaveras, and the upcoming NEW Smeared Ink Rubber Club set called Llorona, which will be offered in July.

The Calaveras image is this month's Freaky Freebie image at the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  Get your free image when you join this free forum.

Bone-In Deets

The Calaveras image was printed onto copy paper.
Colored in with markers, ink and Aqua Painter.
Once dried, Versa Mark ink over finished image.
Heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.
Fussy cut and adhered onto front of booklet.

Llorona were stamped, then faces cut out, on Whisper White card stock.
Each was colored in with markers, ink and Aqua Painter.
Fussy Cut and adhere to sugar skull with dimensionals.

Pearl Jewels as embellies.
Lost Lagoon 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon to bind booklet.
Crop-a-dile to punch holes.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ike's World Challenges DT Project

Well, I hope you all are having a great June.  I have been slightly confused for the majority.  Some how I managed to print off three June calendar's all with different dates.  I try to keep a calendar for each of my groups (Design Teams, kids/fam, and Stampin' Up!).  I think I need to come up w/ a better system!  I managed to lose a week and so missed my normal DT posting date for Ike's World Challenges, eeeek!

So, here is my card a little late but you still have time to join Challenge #19 - Monochrome.  I have chosen to work with an image from Ike's Art called Face On, in the shades of green.

Hope you join this and please leave some comments for the wonderful projects that the Design Team has created to inspire you.  Thanks!

" There is no exquisite beauty...without some strangeness in the proportion."
Edgar Allen Poe

Pullin' Out the Deets

Face On was printed out onto copy paper.

I used 5 different shades of green ink pads, markers and Aqua Painter to color her in.

Edges are sponged.

White area is stippled with a light green.

Words and handwritten with marker.  Oops, just noticed I spelled proportion wrong on my card.  SIGH.

Crystal Effects on eyes and teeth.

Finished image is layered onto 2 different green card stocks.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Smeared Ink Weekly DT Project

This week I have made an Art Journal Page using Smeared Ink stamps from the Rubber Club Past Offerings and the wonderful Prompt #25 Acrylics by Susan Salyer from the Smeared and Smudged Forum.

"Faster, faster ever faster
and yet faster now they race,
winding, whirling, ever swirling
in the frenzy of their pace
and they shimmer in the moonlight
as they spin themselves through space."

Tune Full of Deets

Stamps are from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club sets Danse Macabre (Jan 2014 #1) and Jack (May 2014 #1).

Background is from the AJED Prompt #25.  I used blues, brown, and gold acrylic paints.  White Gesso as my base.
Stars stencil and blue and white acrylic paint for sky.
Black StazOn ink with stars stamp.
Gold Encore Ink for music swirls.

Skeletons inked and stamped with Night of Navy ink pad.  Main Skellie inked and stamped with Versa Mark Ink then heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder.

The full version of the poem can be found HERE.  Poem is called The Dance of the Thirteen Skeletons from Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep by Jack Prelutsky.

Journaling pen for doodles around edges and black Sharpie for words.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Smeared & Smudged June Member Blog Hop and ASID #3

Alter A Found Object
 "No cards or scrapbook pages allowed, your item must be 3-D and must have started out as something you found at a thrift store, on the side of the road, in the back of your closet, etc. Show us how you can truly change up that ugly old lamp, or re-cover that forgotten recipe book, the possibilities are endless! Also, don't forget the S&S rule that is has to be stamped somewhere (digi stamps are fine) – we love when you use Smeared Ink stamps, but it is NOT a requirement."


I will also be entering this project at A Step In The Dark, the new Challenge #3 - Anything Goes.

I hope you have been enjoying the hop.  You should have arrived from Teresa and up next is Dominike.  Please leave your comments for all members and let us know what you think of how our projects turned out.

I did find this wonderful Raggedy Ann doll in the thrift store for $3.  When I saw this I knew at once I wanted to try to put on the face from the digi image Angry Annie by Rick St. Dennis.  More details below on how this sweet innocent doll turned into a murderous miss.



Don't Piss Her Off Deets

Angry Annie by Rick St. Dennis, was cropped to just the face.  Printed onto Very Vanilla card stock.  Markers and Blendabilities (new SU! alcohol markers) to color in.  Face was then fussy cut and and sewed onto doll face.
Crystal Effects on eyes and teeth.

I took off dress, cut off apron and lace collar. 
Dress was turned inside out and apron to the back side.  Each was spritzed with homemade spritz and Maya Red Mist spritz.  Lace collar was also spritzed with homemade mixture.
Dress was cut and torn along bottom.
Hand sewed dyed collar back onto dress.
Replaced finished clothes.
Used black Sharpie to write  "A + A = 4evr" inside heart on apron.

Button eyes were cut off from head.
Cherry Cobbler marker and water for blood stains on legs and arms.  Also used on shoe laces.
Hand sewed black stitches just above hand.
Stamp that says "Poison" from set called Piece of Poison (retired SU!), stamped with Black StazOn on upper arm.

Knife handle in apron is broken and does not have a blade.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Weekly SI DT Project and HDH#190

Yes, summer is here and how the time flies!  Allergies are killing me and the kids are always wonder my crafting time has been cut in half.  At least I got to play a little bit and so created my Weekly Smeared Ink Design Team Project for the week.  I have for you an Art Journal page that has sets from the Rubber Club Past Offerings of the Smeared Ink Rubber Club and the main image is Daemon Horse 4.

I have also used the Haunted Design House Challenge #190 - Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble - Recipe of Black, Purple, Green, Metal and a Flourish that also inspired this page.  Check out the DT for some inspiration and get crafty!

Out of this World Deets

Daemon Horse 4 is printed onto copy paper.  Colored in with markers and Blendabilities (new SU! alcohol markers) and fussy cut.

Moon is cut from scrap paper and sponged with Perfect Plum ink.  Ink then on stamp from set Urban Decay (Apr 2013) and stamped over moon.

Stars are punched from green metal sheet and adhered onto page.

Frame is a black journaling pen that was hand drawn.

Flourishes and lady in lower right corner are from the Smeared Ink set called Nymphs (Feb 2014), stamped in Momento Black Ink.

Background is Black Gesso watered down and dripped onto page with paint brush.

Poem is written with plum marker and author is unknown.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.