Monday, January 13, 2014

Weekly DT Project and Anything Goes January Challenge

Did get some cards finished and one of them is for my Weekly Smeared Ink Design Team Project.  I have used one of my favorite Smeared Ink Rubber Club stamps for the card I am sharing today.  Smeared Ink has some great little characters in both digital and rubber form called Grumpies.

Since my card only contains Smeared Ink stamps, I am also going to show it off in the Smudgy Antics Anything Goes Challenge on the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  Check out the free Smeared and Smudged Forum for more Challenges, Mixed Media and Art Journal groups, and unique projects posted for you to be inspired by.

I have succeeded in making a home made gelli plate and now have tons of awesome background pieces.  Acrylic paints, along with a Brayer and brushes have made up the background for my card today.  More deets below...


Finding All The Deets

I stamped my ghost Grumpie from one of the past offering Smeared Ink Rubber Club stamp sets, Creepy Lil' Grumpies (August 2013 set #2) with Black Staze On.
Stamped images where then fussy cut out of one side of inked background.
Stamped images again on cut ink background that I used on the card.
Used marker to color in eyes of each cut Grumpie to help them pop a bit more.
Dimensional used to give more dimension to the cut Grumpies which were adhered to the card front.

Layered card stock onto card base, Midnight Muse card stock.
Wrote words with pen, cut and layered.
Used dimensionals to adhere to left side of card front.

Crystal Effects over words and eye centers of Grumpies.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.


  1. OOOOH, another FAB background and I adore how you've used the Grumpies. So much FUN! xxD

  2. This is so wickedly cool! Brilliant idea!

  3. This is wonderful - I LUV that background and Grumpies have always been my faves. Gorgeous colours on this piece :-)

    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. I am just in LOVE with this gelli plate technique, and your project features it so well! Awesome background and this card has a very cool concept behind it. Thank you for showcasing our Grumpies!