Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Smeared and Smudged Freaky Freebie July & SoSS #13

One day left to get in some projects for July.  Can't believe that this month is almost done.  Well I hope that some of you are getting in some crafty time this summer!

For this post I have a card using the Freaky Freebie July 2014 image from one of the monthly challenges at the Smeared and Smudged Forum.

This card will also be entered into the current Challenge #13 - L is for Layers at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers blog.  You must use a max of 2 layers, no more.

This little guy has been sitting on my desk waiting to be finished.  He is just damn adorable and sending out hugs and kisses to all.

Showing off his sparkle:

The Lovable Deets

Image is from Smeared Ink digital set called Babies of the Damned
Printed onto Whisper White card stock and colored in with Blendabilities.
Journaling pen to hand draw skellie on front pocket.
Small Pearl Jewels colored over with black Sharpie for eye centers.
Illuminate Smooch Pearlized Accents on body parts and tail.
He is fussy cut and adhered to card base with dimensionals.

Card base is Silver Glimmer Paper.
Black Ranger Crackle Paint over center area and let dry.
Saying is from set called Good Greetings (SU!), stamped in Versa Mark ink.
White Embossing Powder over saying and heat set.
 - Hard to see but saying is a bit crackled looking because of paint underneath.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Smeared Ink Design Team Monthly Blog Hop July 2014

 2014 July 
Design Team Memeber Roll

SHONI - Crafty Inknik - You are here  

The last week of July, holy moly how the time flies!  Hope you are having a great time blog hopping this morning.  You should have just arrived from a super teamie, Kapree.  Up next with another fab creation is Creepy Glowbugg.  We all love feedback, so leave a comment and let us know how wonderful (or un-wonderful) we are doing.  

This month the theme was MONOCHROME.  Hum....and another hum....but it all came together once my new sets of rubber stamps arrived.  Get in on the fun and receive a sheet of Smeared Ink original rubber stamps from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club.  

I have altered a plastic case to make a little box to keep shells or jewelery, or what-not in.  I have used the set The Abyss (June 2014) and one of my favorite images, the larger seahorse.

More details below and have a great Smeared Ink Design Team Blog Hop!

Divin' for the Deets

Main Image

Seahorse was stamped onto Whisper White card stock with Versa Mark ink.  Pool Party Embossing Powder over image and heat set.
Colored in image with markers and Aqua Painter.
Covered finished image with Crystal Effects.
Once image was dry, used sponges and three different hues of blue inks to sponge background.
Wiped off excess ink off of image and re-stamped image again with Staz-On Azure ink.
Spritzed with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.
Adhered image to top of finished box with Crystal Effects (CF). CF also re-applied over entire box front.


Alcohol ink and pouncer Holtz tool to apply color to plastic.
I made glue dots with glue gun and silicone mat.
Placed cooled glue dots onto lid and box bottom.
Sprinkled 3 types of beads to help fill in the small spaces.
Covered with CF to help hold everything in place and make smooth. 
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Aurora Wings #5 and Punk You Girl #14 Challenges

A lot of fun joining in the challenges this month.  Today I have made a flower notebook featuring a wonderfully digi stamp from Aurora Wings.  This project will be entered into the current challenge, #5 Sprite Delight - Use an Aurora Wings Sprite.   I have chosen the Day of the Dead Marigold Sprite and was sooo happy with how she turned out.  I only hope that my coloring is acceptable since the inspiration and talent of the Design Team over there is beyond fabulous. 

I have also decided to enter this notebook into the Punk You Girl Challenge.  I was not sure, but I do believe that they are now accepting all kinds of projects and not only cards.  If I am mistaken, please forgive.  The Challenge #14 is Skeletons and Secrets.  I may be reaching with the Day of the Dead sprite, but hey if you don't enter, you don't win.  Please check out their Design Team, who also have put out their best for the rest of us.

No Flash


Side View

Bouquet of Deets

Day of the Dead Marigold Sprite
She was printed onto Whisper White card stock 4 times.
Colored in with Blendabilities on all layers.
Fussy cut, adhered with dimensionals to give depth.

Bottom set of wings were colored in with marker and have Crystal Effects over them.
Small top wings have no color only Moonlight Smooch Pearlized Accents.

Petals on head and bottom have Pumpkin Smooch Pearlized Accents as highlights.
Both areas were also spritzed with Gold Smooch Spritz.

Face has Crystal Effects on eyes.
Necklace is made of small Pearl Jewels.
She was fussy cut and adhered with Sticky Strip to notebook front.

Tangelo Twist and Daffodil Delight card stock used as back and front covers.
Copy paper for the paper inside.
Vellum paper folded and layered on cover.
Largest framelit in the the Floral Frames Collection and all cut with Big Shot.

1" silver ring binders to hold together.
Crop-a-dile to make holes.

Ribbon on rings are White Organza, Basic Black Taffeta, Whisper White Cotton, Bermuda Bay Taffeta, and from stash a Bakers Twine of orange/white/black.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

HDH and ASiD #6 Challenges

Haunted Design House Macabre Monday Challenge is Alien Abduction/Invasion.  I was sooo excited and then had to leave town.  But thankfully I was able to get a project in this week.

One of my favorite top 5 SciFi is the 1956 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  One of my favorite parts is when the human faced dog is shown on the street.  Awesome. 
Then, a movie called Mars Attacks came out in 1996, and I again loved another human headed canine.  So with the wonderful use of alien pods and technology we have some fabulous new creatures. 

My card for this challenge and the Anything Goes #6 Challenge over at A Step in the Dark blog was inspired by these two movies.  You all know I love cats, so had to adjust.

Check out the inspiration and get your creativity flowing by the out of this world Design Teams on HDH and ASiD.

Transplanted Details

Basic Black card stock as base and layers.  Whisper White card stock on front, inside, and layers.  Wisteria Wonder card stock for layers and ink.

Main images stamped with Memento Black ink. 
Head from stamp by Hero Arts.
Body from set called You Little Furball (SU!).
Background speckle stamp from set Gorgeous Grunge (SU!), stamped in Smoky Gray ink.

Head was fussy cut and adhered.
I did restamp with bow with Wisteria Wonder ink, fussy cut and adhered to already stamped body.

Silver Dazzling Details is used on bow center, frame around main image, and accents around front saying.

Stencil and sponge for polka dots.

Saying was printed onto copy paper and cut.  Font used was Agency FB.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Weekly SI DT Project and S&S Forum Very Sketchy Card

Back from a week away from the fam.  Such a great time at the Stampin' Up! Convention and so nice not to cook or clean.

Home now and ready to enjoy the second half of the summer.  Okay, on to the post!

Today is my Weekly Smeared Ink Project which was inspired by the Very Sketchy Card sketch for July over at the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  I had colored in this image before I left and have been thinking on how to use it.  My layers are a bit different but the base structure is there.

The third week after school was out, I kept hearing from my kids that they were so boooorrrreeed.  Well I gave them plenty of options, but always "no."  So this card is for all those kids who have absolutely NOTHING to do during the summer.  =)

The Details Just Lying Around

Image is from a Smeared Ink digital set called Stitchy Situation.  Printed out onto Whisper White card stock and colored in with Blendabilities.  Little guy was fussy cut and adhered onto background.

Background is homemade gelli plate creation.
Journaling pen used to write in "SO BORED"  and some doodling, a sad try at some Zentangle.  Words were colored in with pink Blendabilty.

Bottom words "save me" are made with journaling pen and old scrap of paper from another project.

Bottom paper is from Sizzix Little Sizzles Classic paper pack.
Card base is Chocolate Chip card stock.

Ribbon is Venetian Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, and Burlap Ribbon.
New mini staples from the Handheld Stapler, which will be offered in the upcoming SU! Holiday catalog.
Corduroy button (retired) for embellie.
A sewing pin with a skull from a bracelet on side.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Weekly SI DT Project and QTR #34

Since it is July, America is feeling a little patriotic this month.   Quoth The Raven, Nevermore blog is celebrating its Quest #34 - POE-triotic all month long.  Poe was/is one of America's, and especially Baltimore's, proud writers.

With the stars, stripes, Poe, and a Fat Book Page Tutorial, I have created my project.  The stamps are Smeared Ink.  You can find Quoth the Raven (Feb 2013) and Jack (May 2014) sets in the Rubber Club Past Offerings.  This Fat Book Page was created from a tutorial on the Smeared and Smudged Forum in the Swap Shop.

The Phat Details

Fat page and pockets made from Brights Designer Series Paper Pack (retired SU!).
Real Red and Pacific Point for inks and card stock.
Whisper White card stock on tags.

Fat page background images are stamped in Cherry Cobbler.
Poe is stamped with Versa Mark Ink.  Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder over stamped images and then heat set with gun.

Nevermore and stars are stamped with Pacific Point ink.
Drippy Goo Martha Stewart Punch used to line bottom pocket.
1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon to line bottom pocket as well.

Stars and Stripes are made with sponge and stencils.
Decorative Label and Scalloped Tag Topper punches used for tag ends.
1/4" Cotton Whisper White and Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine on Poe tag.  Adhered with staples.
White Organza Ribbon and1/4" Marina Mist Cotton Ribbon on raven tag.

Aqua Painter and inks on Poe tag.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

HDH and S&S Junk Funk July Challenges

Haunted Design House Macabre Monday Challenge is onto the end of its second week.  I have tried a couple of ideas, but did not work out.  SO I put it aside and moved on.  Then this morning was commenting on some blogs and was re-inspired by an HDH and my fellow Smeared Ink Design Team member.  Thanks Creepy Glowbugg!

The challenge is EERIE INSPIRATION.  There are 9 images that were given.
PLEASE go by and leave some love for the HDH DT's there is some amazing inspiration.

I am also placing my hang in the July Smeared and Smudged Forum Challenge, Junk Funk.  This month, NEWSPAPER must be used somewhere in your project.

My Cracklin' Deets

Found this angel at a garage sale. 
Covered leaves with Black Gesso.
Covered angel with White Gesso.
Hard to see wings, but left them plain as with sash and hair...with the exception of my messy application on other parts.
Once body was dry added Crackle Distress by Ranger.

Eyes were filled in with Black Accents by Ranger.  Then gone over with White Gesso and a paper piercer to blend.
Black fine tip sharpie to make pointy nails on feet.

Some leaves are also covered with Crystal Effects.
Skellie head from online, purchased as a string of skulls.  Black Accents on eyes.

Cymbals in hands have skeletons fussy cut from a Rick St. Dennis digital stamp called Basket of Skulls.
Each was adhered on, Crystal Effects over and then for texture clear microbeads. 
Black Gesso around edges.

Flower is a Framelit Die from set Floral Frames.
Newspaper flowers where then spritzed with Dylusions Spray Ink and home made mixture spritz.

White backing is Waffle Paper (retired SU!).
Used a piece of cardboard for backing base.  White Gesso around edges and front.
White Organza Ribbon for the hang.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Dilly Beans and Crafty Little Fairies July Challenges

Summer is in full swing and so are a lot of challenges.  I am going to enter my card in two today.  When I saw the themes, I could not get the song "Summer Nights" from Grease out of my head.  Hope your summer days are as good as your nights!

First up is the Dilly Bean Challenge blog were the them is Summer Lovin'.  A Dilly Beans image must be used and I have decided on #185 Angel. 

Next is Crafty Little Fairies.  The Challenge is JULY - Summer Fun.

Please check out each of the blog links for some inspiration and see what the talented Design Teams have created.

Driftin' on The Deets

Dilly Beans image was printed onto Whisper White card stock.
Blendabilities to color in.
White Get pen for highlights.
Gold Lame, Moonlight, and Illuminate Smooch Pearlized Accents for some sheen and shine.
Crystal Effects for eye centers.
Angle #185 was then fussy cut and adhered.  

Designer Paper is from set called Pawsitively Prints (retired SU!).
Black Journaling pen for frame and words.
Marker over words to highlight a bit.

Card is Basic Gray card stock.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Oh! The Horror! July 2014 AJpage

On a roll today and was able to get another challenge done over at the Smeared and Smudged Forum.

Oh! The Horror! Challenge this month is based off the 2012 movie Sinister.  Ekk...the boogie man.

I was inspired and so created an Art Journal Page using Black Gesso.

Shhhhh.....or he'll hear the Deets

I started by applying Black Gesso to page in the form of the image from the movie.
Sprayed with water and then smushed the two pages together.  Will think on it some more and hope to get another entry in this month using the second page.

I added some color with inks and Aqua Painter.
Frame around page is with a stamp from the NYMPHS (Feb 2014) from the Rubber Club Past Offerings over at Smeared Ink.
A balloon stamp from Little Buddy Birthday (SU!) was used in lower left corner to make nooses.
Last is a background stamped called Netting (SU!) over entire page.

Black journaling pen to help define features and draw longer noose ends.
Spritzed water over page and smushed again with other page.
 All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Smeared and Smudged Forum July 2014 VS Challenge

New July Challenges over at the Smeared and Smudged Forum have been posted and hope to see your entries this month.

This is a scrapbook page for the Very Sketchy July Challenge.  Summer is on the brain so inspired this page.  I did flip the sketch upside down.

I plan on adding pics of family eating various summer foods and maybe some funny zombie quote to right of my gal about BBQ.

Simmerin' the Deets

Main image is from Oddball Arts.  Image is called Big Eye Zombie Girl #48.  She is printed onto Whisper White card stock.  Colored in with markers and Blendabilities.  Fussy cut and adhered.

Main title is from newspaper.

Background stamps are Dictionary (SU!) and Skeleton Hand by Our Lady of Rubber.

Stamps on banner are from Smeared Ink.  See the Rubber Club Past Offerings for this set called Build A Zombie Alphabet (April 2014 #2).

Ribbon is Mossy Meadow Stitched and Old Olive Bakers Twine.

DP from sets Pawsitively Prints, Blueberry Crisp and Venetian Romance (all retired SU!).

Sandpaper, sponges and glue dots also used.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Smeared Ink Weekly DT Project and ASiD #5

Hope everyone had a wonderful fourth of July!  We were busy camping all week and now I finally get to play with some new wonderful purchases that have arrived while I was gone.  Woo hooo!

For this post I have created an Art Journal Page using Smeared Ink stamps an oldie but goodie technique that involves Clorox Bleach.

A Step In The Dark now has Challenge #5 - Dark Fantasy or Anything Goes up and ready.  Please see the fab inspiration done by their DT this round....WOW!

Sure...these are the Deets....
My Smeared Ink stamps are from the set called FRINGE (May 2014 #2).  You can get this rockin' set in the Rubber Club Past Offerings.  Join the Smeared Ink Rubber Club and receive a unique set each month.

Page was created by using Dylusion Spray inks, two colors.
Once dry, a Dyan Reaveley stencil was placed on the darker side.  With paint brush and bleach, I used a stencil as a guide to take away the darker color.
Again, once the bleach was dry, I used ink that kinda matched my lighter color and colored in with an Aqua Painter.
Placed stencil back over finished leaves and used a black journaling pen to help define shapes.

White Gel pen and black journaling pen to make vines/swirls, and highlights on leaves.

Stamps were inked with Versa Mark Ink and stamped onto dry page.
Black Embossing Powder over stamped images and heat set with gun.

Paint brush and Clorox Bleach once more over embossed images.
Re-painted images with inks.

Orange and leaves more vibrant in real life. 
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.