Saturday, May 31, 2014

SoSS #9 Guest Designer and SI Weekly DT Project

The new challenge is up for those crafty ladies of the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers today.  The #9 Challenge is R is for Ribbon.  Use some ribbon on your project.  I am obsessed with ribbon and thankful for this opportunity to Guest Design for this challenge.  I have tried to use the ribbon in a new and fun way.

My images are also all Smeared Ink and so will be using this project for my Smeared Ink Design Team Project.  The main image is from the Venice Digi Set.

Below will be all the details on how I created the ribbon frame and made this wall hang.

Thanks again to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and be sure to get your ribbon projects in!

Punching out the Deets

Main mask image was from Venice Digi Set.  Printed onto Very Vanilla card stock, colored in with Blendabilities, and fussy cut.
I used Silver Dazzling Details for bells, face, and highlights on front.
Crystal Effects over entire image.

My base is a card board box that held CapriSun's. 
I used a nail to punch holes around each side.  Then did one more inner row.
For the metallic look, I had some Kyron Mirror Spray Paint which I then covered my base.
Red StazOn ink and En Francias background stamp (retired) were stamped to help frame the main image a bit more.
Rhinestone jewels were also added for some glitz.

I used the color of ribbons that I used in image.
Each ribbon was cut to around 4".
I started using a lollypop end to get the ribbon through the punched holes, but the stick ended up bending.  I then found a plastic large sewing needle that was a lot easier to push the ribbon through.
There are at lease 3 different ribbons for each color, besides the black and gray in the corners.  All ribbon is retired SU!.
Some ribbon ends were trimmed.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

You can click on pics to enlarge.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ike's World Challenges DT Project #18

Welcome to Challenge #18 - Song / Film Title Challenge.  We have all been inspired at one time or another by a song or film.  Here at Ike's World Challenges the Design Team have some wonderful inspiration to help get closer to winning the prize.
I have a card that uses an image from Ike's Art that for some reason spoke to me for this challenge.  I was inspired by WOLF 3 and the song Little Red Riding Hood by Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs.  I am a sucker for any songs in the 40's, 50's. and 60's.    This song was released in 1966 and has always been a favorite.

Thanks Ike for you wonderful image and just so happy to hopefully inspire you to join in this round.

Riding the Deets

WOLF 3 was printed onto Whisper White card stock and colored in with markers, inks, and Aqua Painter.
Once done and dried, high-lighted with Crysta effects and glitter.

Background is a Faux Patina technique with metal sheet, acrylic paints, and sanding paper.

Card base is Soft Sued.

Silver Marker to add lyrics of song.

Cajun Craze marker for eyes and sploches on wolf.

Soft Suede Taffeta ribbon and Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (retired) on background area. 
 All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Smeared Ink May Design Team Blog Hop

Shoni / Crafty Inknik - YOU ARE HERE
This month's theme is Alter Something
 This is a frame with a metal tray that has been turned into a magnet board.
Metallic Details
Designer paper for the base.
Metal sheets that have embossed with Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (retired).
Black Taffeta ribbon.
Images are from Smeared Ink's digital papers called Poe Boy. I cropped, enlarged and printed out.  Each was fussy cut and inked.
Skull also is stamped with a rubber stamp from Danse Macabre (Jan 2014) Smeared Ink Rubber Club Set.   

Flowers were also embossed, sanded, and die cut out of metal sheets.  

Frame was sanded a little and Silver Inka Gold rub added to inside area of frame.

Maya Mist spritz on back ground.

All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Smeared Ink New Release Blog Hop and Challenges

May 2014 
Smeared Ink New Release
Blog Hop


Shoni / Crafty Inknik - YOU ARE HERE

Smeared Ink is at is again with 2 NEW sheets of stamps.  We, the Smeared Ink Design Team, will be using images from each of the new sets, The Abyss and Winged Things, on today's blog hop.  Both sets are available in the Smeared Ink shop in the Smeared Ink Rubber Club

If you just joined, you are at Shoni - Crafty Inknik's blog.  Or you may have arrived from Kapree and the next stop will be Creepy Glowbugg.  We all would love your comments so please feel free to leave some to all the team members.

I have a variety of projects to show.  I will have pictures of each of the projects, then if you choose to find out more please keep scrolling and the deets will be down there somewhere.  I will also list the Challenges I am entering each project in under the titles.  

Thanks so much everyone, and enjoy the hop!

There is some nudity in the projects.  
Please click to the next blog NOW if this may offend. 

The Abyss
Project 1 - Card
A Step In the Dark #2 - Use Some Purple / CardCI1

The Abyss 
Project 2 - Notebook Cover
Smeared Ink Design Team Weekly Project

Winged Things

Winged Things

The Abyss
Project 1 - Card
Blendabilities markers (new SU! alcohol markers) and markers to color in image on Whisper White card stock. 
Designer Paper from Cottage Wall set (retired).  
Ribbon is 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta and Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin (new).
Saying is from a Past Rubber Club Offerings set called Grumpies Occasions (Sept 2013) by Smeared Ink.  Stamped in Versa Mark Ink.  White Embossing Powder over saying and heat set.
White Chalk marker to make lines around all edges of card base.

Project 2 - Notebook Cover
Blendabilities markers (new SU! alcohol markers) and markers to color in image on Whisper White card stock.
Sponged ink around all edges.
Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz over entire cover.
Fiber from stash.
Marker to color in cover base under image.

Winged Things
Project 3 - Art Journal Page
Black Gesso for base, just a smash method.
Blue spritz mixture for spray around edges.
Fine tip black journaling pen for words by me.
Marker for yellow behind Gesso.
Blendabilities markers (new SU! alcohol markers) and markers to color in image on Whisper White card stock.

Project 4 - Scrapbook Page
Designer Paper is from Me & My Big Ideas.  Sponged over with purple ink.  Cut moon from scrap and made a mask.  Moon is original color of page.

Grey marker to make ovals on left side.
Silver 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon to make chevron impression and also used on flower.
Washi tape for jagged strip along bottom.
Vellum paper for rectangles on right side and die cut for base of flower.   Also used Web Embossing Folder (retired) w/ Big Shot on Vellum flower die cut.
Pearl Jewels randomly around winged thing and flower.

Flower petals from Smeared Ink set of digital paper called Vintage Grunge.  Drew petals with pencil and cut out.  Sponged with purple ink and scrunched a bit.
Stem is scrap paper cut and hand drawn with black Sharpies and markers.

Image is colored in with Blendabilities markers (new SU! alcohol markers) and markers on Whisper White card stock.  Fussy Cut.
Moonlight Pearlizied Smooch on eyes, hair, claws, gloves, and garter.
Crystal Effects over body.
 All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Poem by Michael R. Burch
Pale Though Her Eyes

"Pale though her eyes,
her lips are scarlet
from drinking of blood,
this child, this harlot

born of the night
and her heart, of darkness,
evil incarnate
to dance so reckless,

dreaming of blood,
her fangs - white- baring,
revealing her lust,
and her eyes, pale, staring..."

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

HDH#189 and SoSS#8 Challenges

There are so many wonderful challenges going on right now!  I have entered my magnet into two challenges that you still have time to get your craft on and enter.

First is the Haunted Design House Macabre Monday Challenges.  This week we have Challenge #189 - Ripped to Ribbons.  Got to use those ribbons somewhere on your horroriffic creation.  THANK YOU DT for your outstanding inspiration!

Next, the sisterhood.  Oh these ladies are fabulous!  The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers are onto the next challenge.  Challenge #8 - C is for Crap.  WTF did I buy that for???  Yep, we all have said that one time or another.

On my base, besides the magnet, is a small bit off the ribbon I have purchased over the years.  Hence, WTF did I buy all that ribbon for???
Because I am a ribbon HOARDER.

In this project I believe that are are 10 - 12 different white/vanilla/natural ribbons.  That is not even close to the amount of rolls in that color scheme.  Then there are all the other colors...

Just as my guy says, "We all have demons.  I just choose to feed mine."

Deets With a Side of Fava Beans

Image is by the awesome Rick St. Dennis called This Is For You.  You can find more images either on his Etsy shop or on Zibbit.
Printed out onto Vellum paper.
He is colored in with Blendabilities (new SU! alcohol markers), and markers.
I did fussy cut and edited out a little friend he had by his feet.
There is Crystal Effects over horns, eyes, teeth, hands, and "food" in the box.
He is adhered on to ribbon mat with red Sticky Strip.

Saying was randomly found and am not sure who it is by.
Wrote in black journaling pen on extra backing from a previous project.
Highlighted with white chalk marker.
Words are torn around edges and adhered with dimensionals to ribbon backing.

Ribbon is mostly retired SU!
Current ribbon used is:
5/8" Organza
Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
7/16" Trim
Whisper White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain
Natural 5/8" Chevron

Back of woven ribbon is taped so it will not move.
I used red Sticky Strip on magnet and adhered finished ribbon mat to magnet. 
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Queen for a Week!

That's right everyone!
You too can be a Queen, just join the great challenges over at 

Thank you so much for the crown for Challenge #7 - Y is for Your Momma.
Wonderful entries by all and shout out to 
for the two Princesses.

If you are up for playing, check out the ongoing challenge:

Get your craft and snark on this week!  

Thursday, May 15, 2014

SoSS#7 and ASITD #1 Challenges

Some new challenge blogs that I have been eying and waiting to start...

Sisterhood Of Snarky Stampers challenge blog is so fun and love the sayings and sentiments that these wonderful sisters come up with.  Check out the challenges and see what the DT has to inspire you.  I am entering my card in the #7 Challenge - Y is For Your Momma.

A Step In The Dark has their new DT and are set to get you going and win some prizes!  See what this fab DT has done for the first challenge.  #1 - Anything Goes / Skulls.

Whacking into the Deets

Image is called Coffee Deprived from/by Wonder Strange.
Lizzie is printed onto Whisper White card stock.
Image is colored in with markers, alcohol markers, inks, Blender Pen, and Aqua Painter.
Silver Marker for knife blade.
Moonlight Pearlized Accent Ink from Smooch is on eyes, teeth, and lace edging.
Fine tip black journaling pen for name and flowers on cup.

Background is Whisper White card stock.
Large stamp and stamp inside card are from Morte (June 2013/Rick St. Dennis), a Smeared Ink Rubber Club set.
Border stamp is also a Rubber Club Past Offerings, Killer Bo Peep (Mar 2014).

Card Inside
Written words in marker from the beginning of an old rhyme about Lizzie Borden.
Saying "It's you day." is from set Occasions Grumpies (Sept 2013).
Sentiment is from SU! retired set, Something To Celebrate.

Designer Paper from stash.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

SI Weekly DT Project and QTR #32 Challenge

I have my Smeared Ink Weekly Design Team project here to inspire you.  I also have used a set from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club, that never ceases to amaze me.

My little book will also be an offering to the Master of Quoth the Raven, Nevermore for this month's #32 Raving Ravens challenge.

Beating out the Deets

All stamps are from the Rubber Club Past Offerings found at Smeared Ink:
Quoth The Raven (Feb 2012)
Inky Dreams (Oct 2013)

Cherry Cobbler card stock as base.
Raven was stamped with Versa Mark ink randomly all over. 
Black Embossing Powder over stamped images and then heat set.
Two different stamps with two different inks to give more texture to background.
Sponged around all edges.

Raven is inked with Versa Mark ink and stamped onto Vellum card stock.
Black Embossing Powder over image and heat set.
Fussy cut and adhered to heart and book front.

Heart is stamped onto Whisper White card stock with Versa Mark Ink.
Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder over image and heat set.
Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities (alcohol markers) to color in.
Fussy cut and adhere to book front.
Fine tip journaling pen to write in "My Hearts Desires)

Ribbon is Raven Trim Lace (retired).
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ike's World Challenges DT and Junk Funk S&S May Challenge

Amazing inspiration done by the Ike's World Challenges are headed your way!  A new challenge has started and for the next two weeks you have a chance to win when you enter your project inspired by either this picture or color combo.

Challenge #17 - Photo Inspiration

We love to see your entries!  In order to be eligiable you must use an image created by Ike.  Either past freebies, other companies, or from Ike's Art, as long as it is by Ike.

I will also be entering my card into the May 2014 Junk Funk Challenge over at the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  You must use a Paper Towel somehow in your project.

I got this image as a freebie.  One of my favorite books is It by Steven King.  I just finished reading the book, so it was a given that I was inspired to use this image.  Wanted to give a bit of the vintage feel and these colors were perfect.

Drain full of Deets

Image was printed onto Very Vanilla card stock.
Colors used were markers, Blendibilities (new alcohol markers by SU!), Blender Pen, and White Chalk Marker.
Crystal Effects on eye, nose, and tongue.
Ranger Distressed Crackle Paint Linen on teeth.
Fussy cut and sponged.  Used dimensionals to adhere to card front.



Inked a paper towel with Hello Honey ink.  Sprayed with water. Pressed my Whisper White cards stock onto paper towel to pick up the pattern and color for the textured background.
Inked balloon stamp from Your Amazing stamp set and covered card stock.
Wrote words with Black jounaling pen, "We all float down here"
Finger and Hello Honey ink to high light the words.
Sponged and layered onto card front.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Smeared Ink Weekly DT Project and Very Sketchy S&S Challenge

Wishing all you Mum's out there a wonderful Mother's Day.

Made a card using this month's card sketch for the Very Sketchy Smeared and Smudged May 2014 Challenge, on the Smeared and Smudged Forum.

All stamps are from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club.  Grumpie and saying is from a Past Rubber Club Offering set called Creepy Lil' Grumpies (Aug 2013).  So this card fits with my Weekly Design Team project that only uses Smeared Ink stamps.

The Bits and Pieces
Grumpie and saying are stamped with Momento Black ink.  Colored in with SU! new Blendabilities Markers, alcohol based.
Silver Marker for bolts and eyebrows.

Flower layering embellie is from stash.  Crystal Effects on heart.
Washi Tape black polka dot down center of card.

Paper from Etcetera Designer Paper pack.

Cut and made my own arrow.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

SI May 2014 Member Hop & Aurora Wings #2

Member Blog Hop
May 2014

Shoni aka Crafty Inknik - YOU ARE HERE

If you have already been at Erin's blog, and those before, you may already know that the challenge for this May Member Blog Hop is WATER.  We get to interpret this any way we would like.  If this is your first stop, Ike is up next and the Blog Roll is listed above.

Members of the Smeared and Smudged Forum have a chance each month to show off their mad skills.  I am so happy to have 7 other fellow members join me this month.  Please leave some love because I know each one of them have worked very hard in a short amount of time. 

I am also entering this wall hang into the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog.  The theme for Challenge #2 is Monochromatic.

For this project, I had no idea what I wanted to do.  I was looking for tutorials using paper towels and somehow found this wonderful picture of a fish that was made from toilet paper rolls.  It looked a lot like Quilling, just on a bigger scale (hehe...).  So I decided to try it out with card stock.  Below you will find more pictures on the beginnings of my fish.  I am so happy to share this with you and very pleased at how it all turned out.  Enjoy!

Gut Full of Deets

8 different card stocks were used.  I cut up into 3/4" x 8 1/2" and 3/4" x 12" from all different blue toned card stocks.

Used a Bone folder/pencil/paintbrush end to help curl the strips.

Sticky Strip to help hold it all together.  Mini Glue dots to help the swirls stay in place. 

Once the fish was completely done, I flipped it over and used Crystal Effects over as many edges as I could.  Then flipped it back and adhered to my finished background.

THE SEA aka background

Background is made from two pieces of cardboard backing that comes in the SU! Designer Paper packages.  They measure 12" x 12".  Used a piece of packing tape to hold them together.
I really wanted these bubbles to stand out.  I stamped bubbles with the darkest blue I had, Night of Navy, then used Clear Embossing Powder and heat set on the stamped images.  Each bubble was colored in with Pool Party and Marina Mist markers to help add depth and pop a bit from the rest of the background.

Ink layers, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, and Marina Mist were then brayered on.
Homemade spritz with re-inker and alcohol randomly over entire background.

Different colors of blues inked onto two sizes of bubble wrap to make background textures.

Crumb Cake ink and a background stamped called Netting for more texture.

Other stamps used:
Smushallaum and Octopet are by Daniel Torrente from Stampotique
Rising Bubbles and Leafy Sea Dragon from Designs By Ryn
Stamp from set Dedicated to Art (Dec 2013) from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club

Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz on entire background.

Tore the right and lefts sides.  Inked and sponged torn edges and all sides with Night of Navy ink.

Crystal Effects over embossed bubbles and randomly around fish.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.