Thursday, September 12, 2013

Challenges Galore...Smeared Ink Forum, Left Of Center, and Smudy Antics

I can see the floor in my room and am finding places for all of my crafting "stuff".  So fun to unpack boxes and see things that I have not seen in over a year.  When did I get so many ink pads??

By the end of the week I hope to have my "area" done, the closet and majority of my desk.  Sh!t, today is Thursday...okay all done by Sunday.

Unless I get sidetracked with making some projects...Like today's!

This is a 6" x 6" page for the Smeared Ink Forum.  We get to use a FREE image from the Smeared Ink shop on/for our project.  This month features a sweet gal called Sex Kitten from the ZOMBIE PINUPS set.

I think I have enough time to get this into Left of Center's challenge that ends in an hour,#13- Girly.

Yes and one more...Smudgy Antics just started their new challenge, Embellishments.  I have decided that this page can fit into all three. 

Meow have fun, join some new challenges, and go get inky!

First Photo is WITH flash and the second is NO flash.

Sometimes you lose the depth of your embellishments (flowers, hardware, jewels) when you use flash.
I also am trying out new layering techniques.  This month you may see a little more of this in my projects.

The base is the cardboard from Stampin' Up!'s Designer Paper packs that is included to help keep the DP from bending.  I cut it into 4, 6" x 6" pieces.

I printed out Sex Kitten, meow, and then used white Gesso on my base and on her.  Adhered and let dry.

Used a wet cloth to clean off excess paper once dried.  The image is the flip of the original.  I then used markers to color her in.

When finished I went over her with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed main image with Clear Embossing Powder.

I then stamped and added all other embellishments.

Stamps used
Skull in moon - Morte, June 2013, Smeared Ink Rubber Club
Wings - Daniel Torrente, Stampotique Orginals
Happiness saying - Stampin' Up (retired), set Warm Words
En Franicas - background stamp

saying hardware - from stash
flowers from Blossom Party Die on Comfort Cafe DP
Ribbon is Rich Razzleberry Stitched (retired)
Jewels are I ROCK.


  1. Fabulous mixed media project you did with Sexy Kitten! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  2. WOW! FAb canvas, Chickie! You are so right about the flash thing. The embellies stand out so much better without. Love this. Keep wanting to try one. xxD


  4. wow..wonderful mixed media project. Thanks for joining us at Smudgy Antics this challenge.
    susan s

  5. Awesome mixed media creation! The zombie pin-ups are a favorite of mine :) I love your use of color and your embellishments are fab! Thanks for playing along with us at Smudgy Antics this fortnight :)

    BTW, thanks for stating what products you have used. I've never done an image transfer before and heard it could be done with gesso, but thought the gesso had to be clear. It is good to know it will work with white gesso as that is the only kind I own. I will totally give image transfers a try now :)

  6. That is a wicked cool mixed media creation for sure, love all the interesting layering and the of course the embellishments ;0) Thanks for joining us over at Smudgy Antics!!