Saturday, February 1, 2014

Smeared Ink New Release Design Team Blog Hop


Smeared Ink Blog Roll
Shoni - You Are HERE at Crafty Inknik 
Laura B 

Welcome to a wonderful February 1st.  Thanks so much for joining members of the Smeared Ink Design Team, Mixed Media University (MMU) Design Team, and the Art Journal Every Day Design Team (AJED) as we show off some of Smeared Ink's superb new images.  See more of what both teams have to offer over at the Smeared and Smudged ForumKapree just show us her wonderful card and up next is Ike with a wonderful page inspired by a great poem.

All the images you will see along the hop are available now at the Smeared Ink shop.  Enjoy and please let us all know what you think of our projects and the new images.

I was sooo excited to work with some of the new images from new sets Octopus Pie and The Keepers.  I have decided that I am going to make a 2015 Calender, 8 1/2" x 11", using only 2014 New Release Smeared Ink stamps.

I am also challenging myself a bit in that I am going to use mainly colored pencils for images and try to add more doodling to each page.  Thanks MMU and AJED teams for giving me confidence to try and do more!

I think that I am going to finish all 12 months before I put together and complete the calendar.  Just in case I change my mind on what I want to use for each month.  Then again, I just may throw them in a pile and randomly choose.  We will see....Anyway, here are the first two pages:

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Penciled In Deets

Image was printed out onto Whisper White card stock.
Color Pencils, Metallic Color Pencils, and Blender Pen used to color in image.
Fine tip black Sharpie to color in eyes and darken lashes.
Fussy Cut and adhered to back ground page.
Crystal Effects over entire image.
Clear and Pink Micro dots to add texture on legs and head.

Printed a sheet from Smeared Ink called Creepy Tree Digital Paper set onto Whisper White card stock.  Did alter the color in Picasso so it was more ocean looking. 
Used Marina Mist marker to make expanding outline around main image.
Black Sharpie for border.

Image was printed twice at 4" x 6" onto Whisper White card stock.
Color Pencils and Blender Pen used to color in image.
Fine tip black Sharpie to color in hearts on dress and in cage.
Fussy Cut and adhered to back ground page.
Crystal Effects over both cages.
Versa Mark ink over each girl.  Covered each with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

Another wonderful background Smeared Ink digital paper from set Poe Boy.  Printed onto Whisper White card stock.
Markers to write words.  Crystal Effects over each.
Marker to make shadow around fussy cut images.
Fine tip black Sharpie for written words, love and hate, all around fussy cut girls.
Black Sharpie for border.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.


  1. I love both of your pages! Really gorgeous work. And yeah, I think we must have totally been on the same wavelength regarding the octopus.:)

  2. What a cool idea! you're off to a fabulous start. Love both pages and am particularly fond of how you positioned the keeper images and used the gloss over your writing as well. Gonna have to try that. yummy stuff, Shoni! xxD

  3. Oooooo I LOVE both of your pages! The shimmer on your stunning Octopus just pops and your acrobatic Keepers is full of movement and interest!

  4. Fabulous - I just love the shine and texture on the octopus :-D What pen do you use to write on there with coz it looks raised like jello ???!!
    Awesome idea to make a calendar :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. I agree with everyone, love them both!! Never thought to put the keepers on top of each other like that, what an awesome idea! And I adore the color alteration on the creepy background paper.

  6. Two gorgeous pages Shoni, I love the colours on your Octopus page and the ying yang effect on the Keepers page......FAB!