Tuesday, September 30, 2014

S & S Rock N' Rolla Sept Challenge

Yes!  I made it and got all the September Challenges done over at the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  Next month is going to be busy, being the height of the year for our crazy little community.  So I am happy to get some practice in.

The last challenge I was able to complete was the Rock N' Rolla Challenge.  You can use the song or video to help you create your project for that month.  This month the artist was HUGO and the song, 99 Problems.  I have made a scrapbook page:

No Problem w/ these Deets

I found two images taken from the video on GOOGLE, resized, re-colored, and printed them out.  
Page measures 8 1/2" x 11".

Stamps from sets:
Blood splatters - Inky Dreams a Smeared Ink Past Rubber Club Offering (Oct 2013)
Chain - Max Rocks Set from Visible Image
Gas Mask from Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co.

I cut out nine's from scrap paper, inked and adhered to lower right corner.
Nines underneath are sponged in using negative from scrap paper.
Word was written with marker.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! (SU!) unless otherwise noted.

Monday, September 29, 2014

SI DT Montly Blog Hop

Shoni-Crafty Inknik - YOU ARE HERE

Hello and a happy Monday to you.
So glad to have you join the Smeared Ink Monthly Blog Hop today.
Please be sure to leave a comment for the Design Team members, we love hearing your feedback and hope to get you inspired.

For September the DT had to work with the theme GRUMPIES.  
Smeared Ink has tons of fun Grumpies and I know that we are only showcasing a small amount.  Be sure to get to the Smeared Ink shop to see more.

I have made a card using an image from Love Lil' Grumpies digital stamp set and 4 stamps from the the Smeared Ink Rubber Club set Creepy Lil' Grumpies (Aug 2013).
You can find Rubber Club Past Offerings and order single sets or join the Club!

Lil' Ol' Deets

Digital stamp was printed onto Very Vanilla card stock.
Colored in with Blendabilities.
Gone over with Versa Mark Ink Pen.
Clear Embossing Powder over image and heat set with gun.

Background was sponged in with inks.
Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz 
Black journaling pen to write in words.

Rubber images stamped with Memento Black ink.
Blendabilites to add a bit of color.
Black ink and sponge for background texture.
Marker for words.

Card measures 6" x 5 3/4"
Card base is Whisper White card stock.
 All materials used are current Stampin' Up! (SU!) unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

S&SJunkFunkSept Challenges

It was a good day.  Fingers are dyed and got three projects completed today.  Hope you get to get crafty this week.

This project I think I will label a Fat Book.  I was inspired by two challenges to make this and will be entering my project in each of the challenges.

The first challenge/Quest is at the Quoth the Raven, Nevermore blog.  Quest #36 - Tic Tac Poe.  I have used the row RAVEN/POE/BLACK.  All hail thine Master!  CRAP - missed the deadline.

Second challenge is this month's Junk Funk Challenge on the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  The junk we needed to use this month is coupons or advertisements.

I used a local advertisement flyer which has about 5 pages to it and is newspaper size.  The advertisement was already folded in half, and then folded in half again.  I folded it once more to measure around 5" x 5".  Trimmed off the folded sides and made into a book.  Got the idea to make 'fat pages' from a member on the Forum.  

Lots of pics and info on how made below.  Thanks all!





Short Stories on Deets

When I folded my advertisement, I did staple one side to help hold the pages in place.

Separated pages into 4 groups and then glued together pages with Tombow.
Started by inking all pages with Archival Ink Jet Black.
Then used Walnut Stain Ranger Distress Ink on all pages and blended into areas that the first ink did not get.

Next, I stamped all images from the Smeared Ink set Quoth the Raven (Feb 2013), which can be found in the Rubber Club Past Offerings, in Versa Mark ink.  All images were heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

Went over images and randomly on page with Copper Inka Gold Metallic Rub, for each of the pages.
Once again went over pages with Archival Ink, using fingers to apply.
Repeated again with Rub and then Walnut Stain and last the Archival Ink once more.
Heated images again - this seemed to help bring out images again and burned the Rub a bit to give more definition to stamped images.

Used Washi tape for spine and used same inks and Rub to help blend into front and back covers.  I think Washi is Holtz.

Stamps in background from same stamp set and a background stamp called Hardwood (used on pages 3 & 4) all stamped with Black StazeOn ink.

Black Sharpie to write in bits of quotes from each of Edgar Allan Poe's Short Stories.

Note:  Metallic Rub and the treated wrinkled pages made it hard to read some of quotes in the pictures.  Below is a picture taken at another angle to help you see what is written.

S&S Oh! The Horror! Sept Challenge

My goal was to get all the Smeared and Smudged Monthly Challenges done this month and as of today I am 2 away!  

I have created an Art Journal page for the Oh! The Horror! September Challenge.  This month's feature is a movie called THE MAID.  Check out the Smeared and Smudge Forum to find out more about it!  

I did watch the movie and was inspired by the bits of ash, butterflies, ghosts, and the movie poster.

Shhhhh....Secrets and Details

Base of page was leftover inks from gelli plate.
Heads from Daniel Torrente are stamped all over the background with Black Memento ink.
Butterflies from set Papillion Potpourri, also stamped randomly on page with same ink.  Some of these were colored in with markers.
Black Sharpie used randomly on butterflies.

Image is from Ike's Art called Vamp.  
Image was colored in with Blendabilites, Aqua Painter and inks.
Gold Acrylic Paint on eye, and lots of it to give dimension.
Edges were torn and images was then adhered to page.

Went over entire page with Gold Acrylic paint and paintbrush.

The 'ash' was created by spraying white tissue paper with homemade black spritz (black ink and alcohol) and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.
It was cut up into small pieces and adhered to page.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! (SU!) unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ike's World Challenges DT Project

It's Challenge #22 - Feathered Friends over at the fab Ike's World Challenges blog.  Remember that you must use one of Ike's images which you can find at Ike's Art or use the FREEBIE she has so wonderfully provided.  This is the last week for this challenge.  Please stop by, enter your project, and see what Team A and Team B has made for inspiration.

I have made a card using a digital stamp from the set SHOES SET OF 4

Leather N' Deets

Shoe was printed out 4 times.  Twice on Whisper White cards stock and twice on copy paper.
Colored in Blendabilites.

Silver part of shoe was fussy cut.
Colored in with Silver Marker and Silver Inka Gold rub.
Small Pearls for texture also covered with rub.

Wings were fussy cut out of copy paper and layered on printed shoe base.
Then top silver part of shoe with wings were then adhered with dimensionals.
Wings were gone over with Moonlight Pearlized Smooch ink.
Crystal Effects over top layer of wings w/ glitter.

Colored in area of shoe was gone over with Crystal Effects.
Black Sharpie for shoe bottoms.

Cut a mask from copy paper to cover finished shoe.
Placed Chevron stencil over image and used Pink Pirouette Smooch Spritz (retired).
Black Sharpie for dots in corners and around words.
Silver Marker for lines for frame and words.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! (SU!) unless otherwise noted.

Monday, September 22, 2014

SI Weekly DT Project and ASiD #10

This weeks Smeared Ink Weekly Design Team Project is inspired by the set called Toxic Ballerinas.  I was messing around with those dollar store skellies and loved that I could rotate their arms and legs to any position.  So it reminded me of a ballerina, and there you go. 

Headed off to print my ballerina heads, when ding goes the laundry.  For some reason I like to do whites last and then stuff all the extra dryer sheets in that load.  So I have a lot in there.  Well these would make the perfect "tutu" for my project!

This is a bit dark since my ballerina is a skeleton so thought this project would fit nicely in the A Step In The Dark challenge.  This Challenge #10 is Anything Goes Dark.

This ballerina does have wire attached so that she does hang.

On Pointe Details

As said before I printed off one of the images from the Smeared Ink digital set Toxic Ballerinas onto Very Vanilla Card stock.
Colored in with Blendabilities.
Used a fine tip black Sharpie to hand draw spine.
Old bottle caps were filled with punched scrap paper first and Crystal Effects.
Finished heads were also punched with 1" circle punch and then placed in bottle caps with more Crystal Effects.  Set aside until dry.

Spine and arms of dollar store skellie.
Has sploches of ink from spritz and spray inks.

9 or so layers of dryer sheets, torn and cut.
Poked a hole in center and then stuck spine through.
Used Dylusions and Smooch Spray Inks to color in.  Hard to see but dress is Purple and a Pink/Red color.
Gold Spritz over also hard to see but wanted to give a bit of sparkle.
Dark Brown Spritz to give darker spots on dress.

Red Sticky Strip to hold on bottle cap heads.
Thin wire to hold her up.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! (SU!) unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

DDC#2 and S&SVSScrapbook

October is getting near and I got to start getting projects at least started for 31 Days of Halloween!  More deets to come on that fun event and if you want to know more check out the info HERE.

Today the project I got done was inspired and for two challenges.  The first is a wonderful new challenge blog called Delicious Darkness Challenges.  Challenge #2 is Anything Goes but gots to be Gothic.  Please go and see what this new challenge blog has to offer and to also be inspired by a fab-o top skull fracture of a Design Team.  Delicious in deed!

Next, the September scrapbook sketch from this month's Very Sketchy Challenge at the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  A place I like to call home bloody home.  This month's sketch was fun and I added an extra bit of interaction.  See the pics below to find out...Have a great day and go get crafty!

No Two of a Kind Details

Image is from Delicious Darkness shop called Horrorscope - Gemini.
Image was printed onto Whisper White card stock and colored in with Blendabilites.
Black Ranger Accents on eyes/noses, and Crystal Effects on teeth and white claws.

Scrapbook page is made from two different sheets of designer papers.  One is from Me & My Big Ideas (bottom) and the top a Stampin' Up! dp (retired).
Top dp was sponged on all edges with ink.

Saying "happy together" is from SU! set called A Dozen Thoughts.

Circles were cut from printed Smeared Ink digital image from set called Circus Procession.
The full black ring is cut from scrap paper and colored in with black Sharpie.
The white ring was punched with circle punches and then dotted with Black Ranger Accents.
Clear ring is from stash and cut with scissors.

Fold out is Basic Black card stock.
Ring and punched circle are from the same Smeared Ink digital stamp.
Acetate w/ dots is from a SU! Specialty Designer Paper set called Night & Day (retired).
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! (SU!) unless otherwise noted.

Monday, September 15, 2014

SI Weekly DT Project (9/15/14)

You will be seeing a Fat Page each month in my posts.  These pages measure 6" x 6", have pockets, and lots of fun tags.  One of the fun groups called Swap Shop over at the Smeared and Smudged Forum offers this fun swap each month.  You make a fat page using that month's theme/challenge for someone, and mail it off. 

My Smeared Ink Weekly Design Team Project requires us to use only Smeared Ink stamps.  For this Fat Page I have used the set Voodoo (August 2013).  It is one of the Smeared Ink Rubber Club Past Offerings.  Each image was stamped with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with Pewter Embossing Powder.


A Frightful Tag of Deets

Lots of odds and ends used for this project.
Designer Papers are retired SU!*.
Punches, Dies, and Framelits are all current SU!*.
All ribbon is current SU!*, except for the Orange/Black/White Bakers Twine and Black Crochet ribbon.
Green Washi Tape is retired SU!* and Skull Washi Tape was from stash.
Pearl Jewels on front and back of page.

Tags are embossed only on one side.
There are 4 pockets on the first side of page and 3 pockets on the back side.
*All materials used are current Stampin' Up! (SU!) unless otherwise noted.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Smeared and Smudged Monthly Member Blog Hop, SI Weekly DT, & ASiD #10

Today members of the Smeared and Smudged Forum have joined up for this months Member Blog Hop.  For September, the theme was "I WISH".  We were to interpret this any way we wished and keeping with the Smeared Ink rules, the project must be stamped somewhere.


Shoni- Crafty Inknik - YOU ARE HERE

Please be sure to leave comments on each of the members blog to let them know that their hard work is appreciated.  Thanks and on with the Blog Hop!

I have been watching True Blood like a mad woman trying to catch up before my HBO channels go away.  I thought it very clever when the vamps cry, they cry blood.  I have altered a little box into a shrine for this poor vamp girl who only wishes to be human again.

Hard to see but 'WISH' is written on the left and right side of the eye center on eyeball.
This picture was taken with the light fully on my shrine so that you can see everything.
The little candle in the shrine is on and in the next picture will show you the lit inside.
Pray for more Deets

The  Smeared Ink images I have used are both from digital sets called Eyes in The Dark (wings) and Broken and Bleeding (vamp girl).

The wings are spritzed with Lemon Grass and Squeezed Orange Dylusion Spray Inks.

Girl is colored in with watercolor pencils.
Fussy cut and adhered to inside.
Crystal Effects over eyes and bloody tears.
Illuminate Smooch Pearlized Ink over face.

Box was from stash.  Front was cut out.
Adhered random sizes of plastic eyes on each side.
Pearl jewels on each side of cut front.
Box outside was then covered with Black Gesso and let dry.
Next I used Cut Grass Dylusion Spray Ink on eyes to get color where I missed with Gesso.
Green Yellow and Lava Red Inka Gold Metallic Rubs were both used randomly over outside.

Entire inside covered with Gold Acrylic paint.
Top and sides are from the digital paper set called Cranium.
Electric light from stash, covered with Gold Acrylic paint and written on with black Sharpie.

Head from stash.  
Used Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint randomly over head.  Also bit of the Lava Red Metallic Rub here and there.
Pearl Jewels with black Sharpie on them for eye centers.
Crystal Effects dried into shape of bloody tear and colored in with Blendabilites on eye.

Body, Arms, Legs, Spine/head
All from dollar store skellie. 
Broke apart and used.
Body and arms covered with Gold Acrylic paint and Metallic Rubs.
Legs sprayed with Krylon  Looking Glass paint.
Spine/head random gone over with Blendablility marker.  Black Sharpie on eyes.

Eyeball from stash.
'WISH' written on each side of eye with fine tip Black Sharpie.

Other Bits
Crystal Effects dried into tear shapes then colored in along bottom edge of box front.
Heart is made with White Simply Pressed Clay into a mold.  
Colored in with Blendabilities and gone over with Crystal Effects and Lava Red Metallic Rub. 
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

This project is also my Weekly Smeared Ink Design Team project since only Smeared Ink Stamps and digital Papers were used.
I am also entering this over at A Step In the Dark challenge blog.  Their Challenge #10 is Anything Goes. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Smeared and Smudged Very Sketchy & ASiD #10

Hello there, thought I would start w/ the pics first today.
This wonderful image is from Aurora Wings and is called Zombie Kitty.

I am entering this card in 2 Challenges:

This sweet little kitten has been sitting on my desk waiting to be colored.
Had a chance to and got my imaged finished and so created this card using the Very Sketchy card sketch.

Gnawing on the Deets

Zombie Kitty was printed out onto Whisper White card stock and onto copy paper.
Image was colored in with Blendabilities and markers.
Crystal Effects along with glitter are on eyes and tongue.

Background was made by cutting out kitty image on copy paper and making a mask.
Used skeleton fish stamp from a set called Little Skeletons by Inkadinkado.
All edges were sponged with same ink used for background stamp.

Ribbon is Natural Chevron.
Fiskars hand held bone punch for frame.
Saying from You Little Furball stamped with Versa Mark.  White Embossing Powder over stamped sayings and heat set.

Designer Paper is yellow in color and sponged over 
with Pumpkin Pie.
Card measures 5" x 6 3/4".
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Freaky Freebie Sept & ASiD #9 Challenges

It's the beginning of September and so many wonderful new fun challenges out in cyber world going on right now.  This card will be entered into two challenges today.  Images is called Woodcut Skull and is this month's Freaky Freebie offered over at the Smeared and Smudged Forum.

Card is also going to be entered into the current A Step In The Dark challenge which ends today.  Challenge #9 - Anything Goes and or Steampunk.  So if you have a project that fits this challenge...get it in quick!
Please do check out the Design Teams beautiful inspiration for this challenge.



Eyeballin' the Deets

Freebie image was printed out onto Whisper White card stock in 3 different sizes.
Used Exacto knife to cut out left eye.
Fussy cut the skull that was slightly smaller.
Colored in all three printed images with Blendabilites.
Adhered smallest printed image in the left eye.
Crystal Effects on teeth, and eyes.
Large eyeball is fussy cut and raised with dimensional.

Went over all dots on printed image with Silver marker.
Silver Dazzling Details used on flowers.

Background was made with stamp from Smeared Ink called Candy Is Dandy (July 2014), which can be seen in the Rubber Club Past Offerings.
Randomly used Silver marker to make dots on background.
Sponged with ink on all edges.

Foil placed in Square Lattice Embossing Folder (retired SU!) and then adhered to card base.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Ike's World Challenges DT #21

If you did not know, Ike's World Challenges is back from a summer break.
The Design Team is at is again and up to their wonderful creative projects featuring Ike's Art.

is under way and Team B is here to inspire you this week.

I have created a note pad cover featuring the image THOUGHTS.



Another List of Details

Thoughts image was printed out onto Whisper White cards stock.
Colored in with Blendabilities.
Eyes and hair have Crystal Effects on them.
Face and body has Clear Crackle Paint by Ranger over them.
Background was sponged with inks.
Silver marker for earrings.
Frame was hand drawn with markers and fine tip black Sharpie, which was also used for 
writing the list on inside.

Saying was done on computer using Chiller Font.  Printed out onto copy paper in red.
Washi Tape from stash.
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder used on background.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

SI Weekly DT and LOC #43

This project was created for the challenge blog Crafting By Designs for the Dog Days of Summer Challenge.  Smeared Ink was so awesome to sponsor this challenge and some of the Smeared Ink Design Team was asked to give some inspiration.

This project is also going to be my Smeared Ink Weekly Design Team project and will also be entering this into the current Left Of Center challenge, #43 Alter It.

I have made a little 'days of the week' book to show what my children have been doing the last few weeks of summer before school starts.  I have used Smeared Ink original digital stamp set called Stitchy Situation.  The pages were altered from coasters snagged from a restaurant.

Stitching in the Deets

Stitchy Situation set was printed out onto Whisper White card stock.
Each was colored in with Blendabilities.
Each has Ranger Black Accents on their hair.
Each has a small Pearl Jewel for the pin top in bellybuttons.
Silver marker for accents on eyes.
When dried and finished, each was fussy cut and then adhered to its day.

Used computer fonts to print out days onto copy paper.
Adhered copy paper to each side of coasters.
Sponged all edges and sides with inks.
Used fine tip Black Sharpie to make stitching on both sides of pages and to write in days of the week around/under images.
Sponged all the colors used on front and back pages.
Small Pearl Jewels on front under heading.

Crop-a-dile to make holes in corners.
Binder ring, 1", to hold together.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.