Tuesday, August 26, 2014

RnRAugS&SF and SoSS #15

Lots of pics on this project.  A mini family album inspired by the Rock N' Rolla August Challenge and Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Vintage seems to be the theme this week so I will roll w/ it!  On the Smeared and Smudged Forum the Rock N' Rolla Challenge this month is the video The Fox by Ylvis.  It features lots of people dressed as animals or have animal heads.  Found some fabulous photo shop images of vintage images with animal heads on dressed up bodies.  

I found so many and wanted to include all the images.  So a mini family album tutorial was just what I came up with.  K is for Kraft - Challenge #15 is offered over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and just perfect for this project.

Get ready for lots of pics.  I did end up moving the "f" from one of the pictures because it was being covered by the lid.


SIDE 1 & 2

SIDE 3 & 4


Rooting out the Details

Images were found on Google, resized and printed out onto Very Vanilla card stock, cut and adhered.

Crumb Cake card stock for Mini Album base, box, and lid.
All edges were sponged with same ink.

Background stamps were all stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe and Crumb Cake ink.
Stamped used:
Chalk Lines (SU!)
Off the Grid (retired)

Stickers and letters from stash.
Pearl Jewels 
Butterfly Punch
Designer Paper from stash.
Melt Art to make embellie on box lid.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Smeared Ink DT Monthly Blog Hop & ASiD #8


Shoni - Crafty Inknik (YOU ARE HERE) 

This month the Smeared Ink Design Team had the theme VINTAGE.
Please be sure to stop by each blog and share your thoughts.  
We have some wonderful projects for you today and to get you all in the crafting mood! 
To see more fab work by our team please check out the free Smeared and Smudged Forum.  We would love to see you there.

I have created a vintage box with a great little topper that I have altered from one of my kids old toys.  I believe that this was from a Happy Meal from McDonalds. 
The Smeared Ink sets I have used are:
Circus Procession Digital Set
Jack (May 2014) - Rubber Club Past Offerings
Carnies (Dec 2013) - Rubber Club Past Offerings

This project will also be entered into A Step In The Dark blog challenge:





Hurry, Hurry, Hurry for the Deets

Digital stamps from Cirus were resized and printed out onto Very Vanilla card stock.
Mixture of inks, water, and alcohol inks to add aging to images, randomly on box, tickets, ribbon, cloths pin, bakers twine, watch trinket, and doily.
Images were fussy cut, sponged with inks around edges and then adhered to finish box.

Box was made with WeR Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board.  It measures 4" x 4" x 4".
Paper is from Me & My Big Ideas.
Gold Encore ink for stamped stars.
Cajun Craze ink for words.
All edges are sponged with ink.
Alcohol ink for random sploches.
Gold Smooch Spritz on all sides and top.
Topper Body
Found a great tutorial on Split Coast Stampers using foil papers to make chipboard or 3D items vintage.  It called for foil paper already w/ the sticky stuff on the back, which I did not have.  I used average foil from my kitchen and sticky strip.
Toy was covered with sticky strip and cut up foil pieces.

Black Gesso over entire covered toy.  Let dry.
Holtz Alocohol inks (Butterscotch & Latte) and Blending Solution with sponge over entire toy.  This helped take off some of the Gesso and color the foil.
Added some Lava Red Inka Gold Metallic Rub for a bit more color.

Head is a digital stamp resized and printed twice and fussy cut.
Adhered together, sponged around edges, used alcohol inks to give a bit of color, and then Crystal Effects.

Collar is Chantilly Crochet Trim Ribbon (retired).
Metal button is a brad from stash.
Cloths pin has washi tape and was inked and sponged.
Tickets are from stash and inked up and distressed.
Safety pin is from stash.
Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine which was inked.
Metal Clock from Tea Time Trinkets (retired) was also inked.
Sewing pattern for layer on top of Doily.   
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

SI Weekly DT, Junk Funk Aug, & HDH

Got at least one project done today.  Where in the heck did the summer go?  Well I guess that just means that Halloween is just around the corner, heheeeee...

I have for you today my Smeared Ink Weekly Design Team Project.  I have used a Smeared Ink image called Smokey.  Smokey was a FREE image that I received from a past challenge over at the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  Sorry, he is not available for sale.

I was inspired to create this for some other challenges.  The first is the August Junk Funk, on the Smeared and Smudged Forum, which you have to use toothpicks in some way on your project.  The next is a challenge for Haunted Design House Macrabe Monday.  You have until Sunday to get your Ferocious Furballs in.  You MUST see what the Design Team has created, wow!

This bad ass bunny is either going to be a box top or a hang of some sort.

Puffin' On the Deets

Smokey and saying were printed onto copy paper.
Saying is from Smeared Ink digital set called Love Lil' Grumpies.

Image was inked with black fine tip Sharpie, shaded in and cig-ie end colored with  Blendabilities. He is fussy cut and adhered to background.

Background is stamped with Smeared Ink stamps from a Rubber Club Past Offering set called Chick's Dig Guns (Nov 2013).  Silver Encore ink was used.

Random words in saying were cut out and adhered to give a bit more texture.
Background layer is outlined with Blendability.

Black layer is Black Gesso applied to cut cereal box.

Base or bottom layer is also cut cereal box.  It was punched with paper piercer in the upper left and lower right corners.
Toothpicks were broken in half and inserted into punched holes.
Entire base was spray painted with Krylon Looking Glass Paint, to give a metallic look.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Smeared Ink New Release Images and Weekly Smeared Ink DT project

Smeared Ink has released a new Rubber and Digital Stamp sets!
I have made 2 projects using stamps from each set.  First up is the new Digital Stamp Set called Hallocuties.  I altered a Calander a Day Suduko to make a holder for all the great images I am wanting to get colored.

My second project is a search and find card.  See how many images you can find in this wonderful Zentangle Rubber Stamp Set called Autumn's Pencil.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dilly Beans, PYG #15 and LoC #40

Dilly Beans Challenge blog - A Project Based on You

Punkyou Girl #15 - Anything Goes

Left Of Center #40 - Anything Goes Dark Themed

My card uses the Dilly Beans image #422 Heart Monster.  I love Halloween and all of those odd and wonderfully creepy creatures that stalk the 31st.  Black and white seem to go with everything and who can resist stripes?

Deets Full of Love

#422 Heart Monster is printed out onto Whisper White card stock.
Colored in with Blendabilities.
Crystal Effects on eye and heart.
Glitter on heart as well.

Background made by masking main image.
Halloween stamp is from a Smeared Ink set from a Rubber Club Past Offerings called Creepy Lil' Grumpies (Aug 2013).
Journaling pen used for stitched on upper right and lower left corners.
Card base is Basic Black.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Day 7 of Smudgefest 2014

Hello!  Last day for Smudgefest and it has been a fest indeed.  Congrats to all the winners this week and a quick post today since we are headed out early this morning.

I have an art journal page featuring today's Challenge - SYNONYMOUS SUNDAY.
I will re-edit this post by Tuesday with full details.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Smudgefest 2014 Day 6

Day 6 Challenge - Saturday Splatter - Create something splattery, oozing, drippy, or gooey.

I believe this blood thirsty bunny is a descendant from The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog whom is mostly known for its small part in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  Nothing says 20th century more than a pink hoodie!


No Flash

Tis' But A Flesh Wound of Deets

Smeared Ink digital stamp called Vampire Bunny.  This was an image that was for free from a past Freaky Freebie Challenge on the Smeared and Smudged Forum.

Printed onto Whisper White card stock and colored in with Blendabilities.
Fussy cut and adhered to background.
Crystal Effects over eyes, nose and teeth.

Background was made with water color paper, Faber-Castell Gelatos, and Kosher Salt.
Followed a tutorial from the Art Journal Every Day group by the lovely Laura B, Technique #29 - Salt and Watercolors, on the Smeared and Smudged Forum.
Maya Mist Red Spritz on background.

Drips were made with glue gun then left to dry.
Peeled off of silicone mat and colored in with Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities.
Crystal Effects used to adhere drips over main image and onto water color background.

Card base is Real Red card stock.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Smudgefest 2014 Day 5

Today got down and dirty with an art journal page for Day 5 of Smudgefest.

If you have missed out on the haps see Day 1 for the deets and be sure to check out each day for tons of inspiration.

Day 5 Challenge is Flight of Fancy.  Incorporate wings somewhere in your project.


No Flash
Flyin' Away w/ the Details

Used brush and White Gesso on blank page.  Let dry.
Distress inks w/ water and brush.
Circle stencils with Dylusion Ink Sprays.

Smeared Ink stamps are from a Rubber Club Past Offering called The Keepers (April 2014).
Stamped with black Momento ink.
Images are colored in with Blenabilities and markers.

Smooch Pearlized Inks to give sheen, which can be seen in the Flash pic.
Silver Dazzling Details on wings to give texture and depth.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Smudgefest 2014 Day 4

Toil & Trouble - Use three of the listed ingredients on your project.
I have chosen Black, Ribbon, and Foil

This is a topper for a storage case.

Picture of lid in the sunlight

Topping off the Details

Main image is a Smeared Ink Rubber Club set.  This stamp is from the set Morbidly Adorable Tarot (Jan 2014) and can be seen in the Rubber Club Past Offerings.

I inked the stamp with Versa Mark Ink.  
Stamped onto foil, found in my kitchen drawer.
Used Pearl Ex colors and paint brush to color in image.
Used Crystal Effects over entire image.

Once dry, I inked up stamp again with Archival Black Ink.
Re-stamped over first image on top of dried Crystal Effects.
Used Butterscotch Alcohol Ink and Blendabilities (alcohol markers) to go over areas in image to help stand out a bit.
Adhered finished foil piece to Basic Black card stock.

Adhered ribbon (from Michael's) to back.
Once done adhered finished piece to top of lid.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Smudgefest 2014 Day 3

Photo Inspiration

Welcome once again to another Smudgefest challenge.  So fun to wake up and wonder what will be created each day for the week long challenge.  Be sure to check out each day and see what the other fabulous entries are.

I had to think on this pic while I had my first cup of coffee.  The colors and patterns were my main inspirations.  Here is my decorated bag featuring a Smeared Ink digital stamp from the set Calaveras.

No Flash


Bag 'O Sugary Deets

Sugar skull image was printed out two times onto Whisper White card stock.
Flower eyes and on petals on top of skull were colored in on one image.
Entire skull colored in on other image, both done with Blendabilities and markers.
Flowers were fussy cut and adhere to second image with dimensionals.
Finished skull was fussy cut and adhered to background.

Smeared Ink Digital Paper from a set called Creepy Tree.  Colors altered to match the photo.
Sponged a darker purple randomly.
Bright Yellow Acrylic paint on large bubble wrap to make spots.
Circle template, sponge and Old Olive ink for second set of circles.
Sanded background stamp (retired) inked with Cherry Cobbler also on entire background.
Old Olive and Blackberry Bliss card stock for layers.

White bag, 8" x 10", from Hobby Lobby.
Circle template and Smoky Slate ink sponged on for circles.
Sanded background stamp (retired) inked with Crushed Curry on background.
Vine looking stamp from set called Chalk Lines ink and stamped with Mossy Meadow.
Old Olive sponged around all edges.
Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz over skull on front.

Ribbon is Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin and Silver 1/8" Taffeta.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Smudgefest 2014 Day 2 & Oh!TH! August

See what Smudgefest 2014 is all about here starting with Day 1.
Today's Day 2 Challenge is Terrifying Tuesday - Showcase a project using your favorite scarey image.

I have chosen the head from a Smeared Ink digi set called Gross Anatomy.  I am showcasing a book/notebook that was also inspired from the Oh! The Horror! Challenge for the month of August at the Smeared and Smudged Forum.

The challenge has you create a project inspired from a movie, which is World War Z.  The whole world is affected and the main character must infect himself with the zombie disease in order to save the last of the human population.  This movie was also based off a great novel by Max Brooks.

This is a notebook for charting the disease and how it is taking control of the human body.  See the pulsing infected veins and the last bit of humanity in the eye?  Lets hope all the books being written and science can save us from a Zombie Apocalypse!

Book Cover

Side Angle of Book Cover

Book Inside w/ Pages

Book Back

Details for All Nations

Main image was printed out onto Whisper White card stock.
Colored in with Blendabilities and fussy cut.
Eye was cut out.  Small circle mirror behind eye.  Cut eye re-adhered to center of mirror.
Crystal Effects over eye and all veins on head.
Book title written with black journal pen and markers.
Crumpled up old phone book page to give dimension to head.
Head adhere with sticky strip to book cover.

Book Cover
Front and back covers are 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" pieces of cardboard from the SU! Designer Packs of paper that they place in there.
Each side is covered with Typeset Designer Paper (SU!) cut to the same size.
Designer papers were sponged and stamped.
Stamps used were from SU! sets called The Open Sea and Backgrounds Rule.
Stamps from Smeared Ink are from a set in the Rubber Club Past Offerings called Inky Dreams (Oct 2013).

Book Pages
Pages are Smeared Ink Digital Papers from a set called Cranium.  I changed the colors on each and printed out on front and back of copy paper.
Pages were cut to 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" to fit just inside of book covers.
Book contains 12 pages.

Book was lined up and a Crop-a-dile used to make holes to hold pages together.
Brads and arrow from retired SU! called Game Spinners.
Binding on book is backside of Typeset Designer Paper, which is inked.
Sticky Strip and Tombow glue to hold binding in place and keep brads from getting loose.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Smudgefest 2014 Day 1 & QTR #35


It is Day 1 for Smudgefest and the challenge for today is:
Mixed Media Monday -
You must use at least 3 different kinds of mediums in your project
at least 1 Smeared Ink image to be entered into the grand prize drawing

I have an art journal page for today's entry.
I am also going to enter this page at Quoth The Raven, Nevermore.

As you probably guess, this page uses the Smeared Ink stamp set Quoth the Raven (Feb 2013).
I was also inspired by an Art Journal Everyday tutorial from the wonderful Julia Vasquez.  The technique is #27 Making Marks
Once my marks were finished, it reminded me of a wall.
So I wrote some quotes from The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe.

Filling in the Deets

Mediums Used:
Black Gesso
White Gesso
Blendabilities (alcohol markers)
Distress Inks - Holtz

Quoth the Raven (Feb 2013) a Smeared Ink Rubber Club Past Offerings
Summer Silhouettes (SU!)

Journaling pen for words.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Smeared Ink Weekly DT Project, ASiD #7, & PYG #15

This is going to be one busy crafty week so be ready for lots of posts!  Hope to get you inspired and get going on some of those projects that you have been wanting to finish up or just to sit/stand and get creative.

I have for you today another Fat Page featuring that sweet baby set from Smeared Ink called Babies of the Damned.  Over at the Smeared and Smudged Forum there is a Swap Shop area where each month you made a Fat Page for someone and then mail it off.  How fun is it to get a new page each month from those who share your love of the darker side?  I for one am so happy to have this opportunity.

I am going to enter this Fat Page into two challenges going on this month that are both Anything Goes.
First is at A Step In the Dark Challenge #7 and the second is Punkyou Girl Challenge #15.  I so encourage you to visit each blog and see what the Design Teams have created and worked on to get you inspired and crafting.

Baby Fat Details

Page measures 6" x 6". 
First picture is of the front and second is of the back.
Page and all tags are made from designer papers from set called Sweet Pea (retired SU!).

Ribbon is all current:  Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta, Mossy Meadow 3/8" Stitched Satin, Lost Lagoon 3/8" Stitched Satin, Crushed Curry Chevron, Pear Pizzazz Chevron, Marina Mist 1/4" Cotton, and Old Olive Bakers Twine.
Mini staples for accents on page and hold ribbons.

Scallop Edge Punch and Large Oval Punch used on page and tags.

Babies of the Damned
Printed out onto Whisper White card stock.
Colored in with Blendabilities and fussy cut.
Crystal Effects on eyes and teeth.
Black marker for darker accents and on nails.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.