Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Smudgefest 2014 Day 3

Photo Inspiration

Welcome once again to another Smudgefest challenge.  So fun to wake up and wonder what will be created each day for the week long challenge.  Be sure to check out each day and see what the other fabulous entries are.

I had to think on this pic while I had my first cup of coffee.  The colors and patterns were my main inspirations.  Here is my decorated bag featuring a Smeared Ink digital stamp from the set Calaveras.

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Bag 'O Sugary Deets

Sugar skull image was printed out two times onto Whisper White card stock.
Flower eyes and on petals on top of skull were colored in on one image.
Entire skull colored in on other image, both done with Blendabilities and markers.
Flowers were fussy cut and adhere to second image with dimensionals.
Finished skull was fussy cut and adhered to background.

Smeared Ink Digital Paper from a set called Creepy Tree.  Colors altered to match the photo.
Sponged a darker purple randomly.
Bright Yellow Acrylic paint on large bubble wrap to make spots.
Circle template, sponge and Old Olive ink for second set of circles.
Sanded background stamp (retired) inked with Cherry Cobbler also on entire background.
Old Olive and Blackberry Bliss card stock for layers.

White bag, 8" x 10", from Hobby Lobby.
Circle template and Smoky Slate ink sponged on for circles.
Sanded background stamp (retired) inked with Crushed Curry on background.
Vine looking stamp from set called Chalk Lines ink and stamped with Mossy Meadow.
Old Olive sponged around all edges.
Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz over skull on front.

Ribbon is Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin and Silver 1/8" Taffeta.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.


  1. Hi, A great Bag, love the image and the lovely design.

    Hugs Erin x

  2. Lovely decoration on this bag - well done x

  3. Stunningly gorgeous! Love your Surgery altered bag!

  4. I love sugar skulls, great colors! This is AWESOME!

  5. Love your bag! Fabulous colours on the skull! x