Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Smeared Ink Forum Oh! The Horror and Smudgy Antics Challenges

I have been trying out some new layering techniques and I am pretty happy with the way this one page came out.  Below are the two challenges that I am entering this 6"x 6" page into.
Smeared and Smudged Forum
Smudgy Antics  -  September Challenge Embellishments

The Smeared and Smudged Forum had month long challenges going on and it is a great way to get those fingers inky.  This page is for the Oh! The Horror challenge featuring the movie Transylvania 6 - 5000.  The plot is for two reporters to go to Transylvania to find out if Frankenstein is real or not.  While there they meet a crazy scientist, a humpback family, vampiress, something in a swamp, a hairy man, and Frankenstein.  It is a comedy about finding out if these "monsters" are real or not.

This got me thinking about how each of us views our areas of our life.  Then the big one, death.  I found a great quote by Lao Tzo, "Life and Death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides."  We can choose to embrace one or the other or each.  The important thing, I think, is that you have an open mind and are willing to embrace everything all that comes with both Life and Death.

What side do you see for Frankenstein?  The Monster or the Man?  Life or Death?

No Deep Thoughts in these Deets!

Stamps from:
Smeared Ink Rubber Club
Quoth the Raven, February 2013
Holy City 2, July 2013

Stampin' Up!
Off the Grid
Everything Eleanor

Stampotique Originals
Heads from Daniel Torrente

Embossing Powders are Clear, Black, Pewter, White
Embellishements are Pearls, die cut flower, ribbon from stash, Linen Thread, washi tape.

Spritzers, markers, black Sharpie, White chalkboard marker, Staze On inks and Aqua Painter used for background.


  1. I absolutely LOVE this one!!! It's so eerie, I love the layering and imagery! Wicked cool! Thanks again for joining us over at Smudgy Antics!!

  2. WOW! this is amazing! It's a bit too early in the morning for me to ponder the philosophy, but the piece is immense! Fabulous, Shoni! xxD

  3. love your AJ page. So much thought and the whole effect is thought provoking. Thank you for sharing your art with us at Smudgy Antics

  4. FABULOUS and a very interesting quote - certainly gets the brain thinking :-) Sitting here with my coffee pondering now :-D LoL
    Brilliant page and full of stunning imagery :-D I LUV this.
    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. Terrific quote and your page is so full of great imagery and creativity.

  6. Shoni,
    Great quote, I read it to my mom and she was like WOW. I think that everything is a matter of perspective. Everyone sees things differently. Totally love your 6x6 page, it so rocks!