Monday, August 25, 2014

Smeared Ink DT Monthly Blog Hop & ASiD #8


Shoni - Crafty Inknik (YOU ARE HERE) 

This month the Smeared Ink Design Team had the theme VINTAGE.
Please be sure to stop by each blog and share your thoughts.  
We have some wonderful projects for you today and to get you all in the crafting mood! 
To see more fab work by our team please check out the free Smeared and Smudged Forum.  We would love to see you there.

I have created a vintage box with a great little topper that I have altered from one of my kids old toys.  I believe that this was from a Happy Meal from McDonalds. 
The Smeared Ink sets I have used are:
Circus Procession Digital Set
Jack (May 2014) - Rubber Club Past Offerings
Carnies (Dec 2013) - Rubber Club Past Offerings

This project will also be entered into A Step In The Dark blog challenge:





Hurry, Hurry, Hurry for the Deets

Digital stamps from Cirus were resized and printed out onto Very Vanilla card stock.
Mixture of inks, water, and alcohol inks to add aging to images, randomly on box, tickets, ribbon, cloths pin, bakers twine, watch trinket, and doily.
Images were fussy cut, sponged with inks around edges and then adhered to finish box.

Box was made with WeR Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board.  It measures 4" x 4" x 4".
Paper is from Me & My Big Ideas.
Gold Encore ink for stamped stars.
Cajun Craze ink for words.
All edges are sponged with ink.
Alcohol ink for random sploches.
Gold Smooch Spritz on all sides and top.
Topper Body
Found a great tutorial on Split Coast Stampers using foil papers to make chipboard or 3D items vintage.  It called for foil paper already w/ the sticky stuff on the back, which I did not have.  I used average foil from my kitchen and sticky strip.
Toy was covered with sticky strip and cut up foil pieces.

Black Gesso over entire covered toy.  Let dry.
Holtz Alocohol inks (Butterscotch & Latte) and Blending Solution with sponge over entire toy.  This helped take off some of the Gesso and color the foil.
Added some Lava Red Inka Gold Metallic Rub for a bit more color.

Head is a digital stamp resized and printed twice and fussy cut.
Adhered together, sponged around edges, used alcohol inks to give a bit of color, and then Crystal Effects.

Collar is Chantilly Crochet Trim Ribbon (retired).
Metal button is a brad from stash.
Cloths pin has washi tape and was inked and sponged.
Tickets are from stash and inked up and distressed.
Safety pin is from stash.
Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine which was inked.
Metal Clock from Tea Time Trinkets (retired) was also inked.
Sewing pattern for layer on top of Doily.   
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.


  1. Ack! So creepy and vintage! Love how you used that toy to make your creepy clown body. Great technique!

  2. Such a fantastic project, love it! thanks so much for sharing with us at ASITD this time - god luck and hope to see you again x

  3. Fabulous creation you made, can't believe that's a kids toy you used! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  4. LOVE your Jack in the Box! Awesome idea and great job!

  5. Fabulous Project! It turned out wonderful! You Rocked this one!!! Hugs!!!