Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ike's World Challenges #36

I have for you an Art Journal page featuring a lovely man from Ike's Art.  Yes, he from the set Zombie Pet Shop and not only does he love his pets, he loves his wife.  Or maybe it's his girlfriend and those are his wife's brains...hum....

Be sure to enter into this round of Ike's World ChallengesChallenge #36 is No Patterned Paper.
Good luck and a shout out to all of those who birthday is today!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sparkle & Glitter w/ RSD Part 2, SBBC#75, and LOC #73

I just so happened to get my Part 1 done over at Sparkle and Glitter the Rick St. Dennis EDT Blog in March for the Progressive Challenge that happens for 2 months.  And, was able to get Part 2, for April, done as well...woooohooooo for me!  It is a first!

For those of you who do not know, for Part 1 you must enter the challenge using one of Rick's super incredible images.  There are over 1,000!  And for all types of creativity as well.  For Part 2, if you get your project in on time, you get a FREE image to use for Part 2.  This month was a sweet little thang named Aloha Nui.

I love going to the dollar store and found these magnet boards for sale.  Of course had to buy a bunch and have used....3, including the project for this challenge.  So what if I've had them over 4 years...THEY ARE GETTING USED! 

Now, I am not so cutesy cutesy but had a fun time creating and coloring with this image.  I am also going to enter this into:
Suzy Bee Bloomin' Challenge Blog  - #75 Add Some Spring Flowers
Left of Center - #73 Spots and/or Stripes

Lei'n on the Deets

Image was printed onto Whisper White card stock. 
She was colored in with Copic's and Spectrum Noir's.
Only her body was gone over with Crystal Effects.
Hard to see but light glitter on the flower ends in her hair.
She was fussy cut and made into a magnet.

Magnet Board Background

I used Holtz Butterscotch Alcohol ink and blender tool with a The Crafters Workshop stencil for yellow design in upper left area.

Another The Crafters Workshop stencil to make the circles with a green Spectrum Noir marker.

Flowers are stamped with Ranger Black ink and are from a SU! set called Everything Eleanor.
They are colored in with a blue Spectrum Noir marker.

Yellow flowers are stamped with Yellow StazeOn ink.  Stamp is from SU! set called Summer Silhouettes.

Orange StazeOn ink stamped with stamp from set called Gorgeous Grunge (SU!).

Forest Green StazeOn ink used with an edging stamp (along right side) from SU! set, Chalk Lines.

The word 'month' and days of the week gone over with dark grey Spectrum Noir marker.

Magnet from stash and used Sticky Strip to hold in place.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ike's World Challenges #35 DT Post

Ike's World Challenges is onto Challenge #35 - Things With Wings
Join in and enter your winged project to win!
Please see what the WEEK 2 projects are and get inspired.

For this challenge I have used many images from Ike's and you can find them at Ike's Art.  Ike is so nice that we, the DT, get some images that have not been released yet.  So do not fret, they may pop up in the store or can be a FREEBIE that Ike offers with each challenge.  Don't miss out!

Images you can find in the store on my scrapbook page are FACE ON, BOTTLE 4, and THOUGHTS.  Images that I have also used are Witches Cauldron and Not The Sistine Chapel Hands.

Bubbles of Details

Page is from Me & My Big Ideas.  Those witches crack me up!

All images were printed onto Whisper White card stock.
Each was fussy cut and pieced together.

Markers, inks, Aqua Painter, and Copics were used to color in images.
Gold Smooch was spritzed onto the swirl coming out of the cauldron.

Saying is from Macbeth by William Shakespeare:
    "Fillet of a fenny snake,
    In the caldron boil and bake;
    Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
    Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
    Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
    Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,—
    For a charm of powerful trouble,
    Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."

Words were redone in Word, printed out, cut out, and adhered to page.
Marker used to help define.

Smudgy Antics DT Project

The project featured at Smudgy Antics is a Tag.  Please be sure to check daily for some amazing work by the Smeared Ink Design Team.

Tag is made from Smeared Ink's digital and rubber stamps.  Image is called Eye Ball-ble and is a digital image. Back of image I have used a stamp from the January Rubber Club stamp set called Letterbox Backgrounds.  Saying is also from a Past Rubber Club Stamp set called Creepy Li'l Grumpies.

Oozing Deets

Image was printed onto Whisper White card stock.
Colored in with Copics and markers.
Crystal Effects on eye center and drips.

Background was stamped with Smoky Grey ink.
Edges are sponged with Black ink.
Saying was also stamped with Black ink.

Hole was punched with Crop-a-dile.
Black plastic was from the glow sticks that you get at Halloween.
Ribbon is Cherry Seam Binding.
Basic Black card stock is the backing.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ike's World Challenges #33 DT Post

I was not quick enough to get my project for TEAM B in over at Ike's World Challenges.
The current Challenge #33 - Colored Hair will be closed soon, so use that FREE image and get your project entered!

I have used the image called KT Frock which was a FREEBIE from Challenge #17.  So don't miss out on some wonderful images.  You can also see what else Ike has to offer from Ike's Art.

I just love seeing how freaked out the kids get at the Egg Hunts each year.  So this little one is just about as freaked out as you can get!  

Smudgy Antics - Daemon Thursday Post

I have made a calendar page using a digital image from the set called Daemon Horses, a digital paper from the set Honor The Dead, and a rubber stamp from the set Urban Decay.

Please see daily inspiration over at the Smudgy Antics blog and if you happen to use any Smeared Ink images in your projects be sure to enter the month long Smudgy Antics Challenge - Anything Goes.

Smeared Ink is so lucky to have many wonderfully talented artists as part of the image team.  This image was done by Susan Eisenhauer, aka Ike.

Smudgy Antics - Dreams Post

I recently went to Phoenix for a get away with some friends and now find myself playing catch up once again.
This post is for a Smudgy Antics post that was done on March 11th.

The inspiration for this page was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and a challenge that was based off one of his works.

Quoth the Raven, Nevermore has month long challenges.  I will be entering this into Quest #42 - Dream On.

I have used both digital paper and stamps on this page.  The main image is from the digital set called Death Cab.  The digital papers on the background are from Poe Boy and Vintage Grunge.  Stamps are a set from the Rubber Club Past Offerings, Quoth The Raven.

Quote is from Edgar Allan Poe
"You are not wrong who deem
That my days have been a dream..."


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Ike's World Challenges DT project - The Wind

Only a few more days left to get in on Challenge #32 - Paper Piecing over at Ike's World Challenges.
All entries are welcomed, but if you use one of Ike's Art images you can be entered 2x for the prize.  Plus, Ike gives a FREEBIE every new challenge.  Get over there and check it out!

I have made a scrapbook page for my Design Team inspiration project using THE WIND

Chilled Details

Image was printed onto copy paper and Whisper White card stock.

I used the copy paper to cut out the pieces of hair so that I could trace them onto the different designer papers. 

Desinger Papers are from a retired SU! set called Blueberry Crisp.

Once all the hair was in place and adhered down, I used inks, markers, and Aqua Painter to color in rest of the image.

Finished image was fussy cut and adhered onto 12" x 12" page.

Snowflake stamp from SU! set called Festive Flurry and Illuminate ink was used to randomly stamp snowflake on page.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Usually I miss the date to get a project in for Sparkle and Glitter the Rick St. Dennis EDT Blog.  But have finally got one done and am now going to enter my scrapbook page in March's Part 1 Challenge - Spring/Easter.

So funny because I just printed off this Rick St. Dennis image getting ready for the upcoming season.  This image is called Creepster.  Be sure to check out Rick's Esty or Zibbit shop, so many wonderful images!  So hurry and get your project done before the challenge is gone...like the Peeps this Easter, when the bunny finds them!

Marshmellow-ie Deets

Creepster bunny was printed onto Whisper White card stock.
Colored in with Copics, markers, and gone over in areas with Crystal Effects.
Fussy cut and adhered to lower area of 12" x 12" scrapbook page.
Flower was from stash.

Page base is Basic Black card stock.
DP from retired SU! set called Berry Bliss.
Peeps are image found on Google, printed, and cut and adhered along the top.  Also used for frames for photos with card stock backings.
Words are printed in black in a font called Bernard MT Condensened, cut out, sponged with ink, outlined with marker and adhered to page.  Crystal Effect over each letter.
Ribbon is Crushed Curry Chevron.
Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz over entire page.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Smudgy Antics DT Post & ASID#16

Ahhh, the beginning of a new month.  So much to get caught up on, get done, and prep for! 

Today is my day over at Smudgy Antics for the Smeared Ink Design Team to get you an inspirational project.  As you may know, I am a huge American Horror Story Fanatic.  So I have another project that is has been inspired from the show and from the wonderfully drawn image by Rick St. Dennis for Smeared Ink called Pickled Punkz.  On my page I have also used the stamp set Carnies, but of course!

I am also going to enter this into the current Challenge #16, over at A Step In The Dark Or Not blog.  


Eye Catching Details

Pickled Punkz was printed onto Whisper White card stock and colored in with Copics and Blendabilities.
Eye was gone over with Crystal Effects.
Image was fussy cut and adhered to page.

Page is watercolor paper.
I used inks, watercolor crayons, and water to make first layer of background.
Sponges, inks, and 3 templates (circles, stars, and stripes) used randomly on page.

Soft Suede ink was used to stamp all words from the Carnies stamp set.
Black Journaling Pen for the hand written quote at the top.

Gold Smooch Spritz over entire page, before image was placed.

Extra eyes were hand drawn, colored, Crystal Effect on each, and fussy cut.  Each is adhered with a small bit of dimension adhesive. 
Movement lines are hand drawn with Black Journaling Pen.

Clear Skies, Updated SA Post, and QTR #41

The storm seems to have moved on a bit and I see blue skies for the first time in over 4 days.  I have a post from a DT project that I did over at Smudgy Antics that needed to get done on my blog.  Sorry it's a bit late.

Post was from February 23 - I heart Poe Boy
I am also going to enter this notebook into the Quoth The Raven, Nevermore blog where Quest #41 is For the Love of Poe.

Knotted Deets

Base is Basic Black card stock, trimmed to fit front of notebook.

The digital paper is from a set called Poe Boy.  Printed onto Whisper White card stock and trimmed to fit on front of notebook.
Words "lost without you" from the Carnies rubber set are stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink.

Eyes are small Pearl Jewels that have been colored black with Sharpie.

Red marker to hand draw hearts around Poe.

Basic Black Candy Dots on lower right corner.

All kinds of ribbons from stash knotted around binding.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ike's World Challenges Week 2

One more week to get your hilarious entries into this Challenge #31 - Make Us Laugh at Ike's World Challenges.
Team B is up for this Week 2 reminder and inspiration.  Please see what my wonderful teamies have created for you...funny stuff!

I have made a card using a handsome image from Ike's Art called Night Stranger.  I saw this quote on Pinterest and had to laugh because I have mini-van, but not the stick figures.  It cracked me up and so inspired my card.

Smudgy Antics Catch Up! A Day Late Valentine

Sunday was my day to post my project for the Smudgy Antics challenge blog.  Now we had Friday the 13th, then Saturday - Valentine's Day, so what better way to end the weekend with 'a day late valentine'.

I have made a card that features a lovely little friend from the Smeared Ink digital set called Monster Hearts.

Hat's Off the these Deets

Heart friend was printed onto Whisper White card stock.
Colored in with Blendabilities and markers.
Veins hand drawn in.
Silver marker on eye piece and chain.
Crystal Effects on all eyes and drips on both fangs.
Fussy cut and adhered to card front.

Card base is Whisper White card stock with layers of Basic Black and Smoky Slate card stocks.
Words are from a Smeared Ink Past Rubber Club stamp set called Creepy Li'l Grumpies.  Stamped on with Ranger Archival Ink.

Playin' Catch Up! Smudgy Antics DT Project (Feb 7th)

Hello everyone!
I am playing catch up today. 
This project was posted on the Smudgy Antics challenge blog on February 7th.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can join the Smudgy Antics February Anything Goes Challenge this month.
 Be sure to check Smudgy Antics every day for some fabulous inspiration from the Smeared Ink Design Team members.

Today's project is featuring a stamp of a bat from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club set called A Little Bit Batty.
I have altered some little dollar store toys to make this bat head bobble head. 

Swingin' the Deets
Base was some leftover Easter toys that had a spring on them.
Skelli head, from stash, was glued onto spring.
Bat face was stamped 5 times and layered.
Colored in with markers and inks.
Sponged around edges.
Colored small pearl jewels with Sharpie for eyes.

Head of skellie was colored with Blendabilities.
Base of layered bat was glued to skellie face with Crystal Effects.

Base of bobble head is a domino covered with washi tape.
Entire head was spritzed with Gold Smooch.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ike's World Challenges Updates!

Last week totally got away from me.  I have 3 boys and they are all in Cub Scouts.  The Scouts celebrated Blue & Gold (Boy Scouts Birthday) and was super busy getting all things done for Friday.  Then had to rest a bit this weekend and back to the "normal weekly schedule".

So I missed a couple of posts that I wanted to get in last week.  First I have an amazing New Release Blog Hop for the digi set called Sea Life (12 piece set) done by some of my wonderful teamies over at Ike's World Challenges.

How awesome is this set?  Below will be a list of the projects dedicated to this new digi set that you can find at Ike's Art.

Second, is that there is a new challenge at Ike's World Challenges that has started today!  It is Challenge #31 - Make Us Laugh.  
Your entry must have some humor to it and if you used an Ike's Art image, you will be entered into the prize draw twice!  And Ike even gives you a FREEBIE with each challenge.  So nice!  So get your over to Ike's World Challenges and see what is going on, leave the DT some love, and enter for a chance to win some great prizes!

Prize for Challenge #31

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Haunted Design House Februray Challenge

Its a 'Love / Hate Thing' for this months challenge at the Haunted Design House Macabre Monday challenge blog.

You do have all month long to get those projects in and they pretty much accept anything.  Anything being twisted, dark, and soooo unconventional.

Be sure to leave those minions some love/hate as well for the mind numbing projects that they create.

If you do not know, I am an American Horror Story stalker.  This year has been AAAAmazing and of course now must create!  Thank you Smeared Ink for this wonderful image of  Meep The Geek from a series of images titled Carnival De La Nuit. 

Step Right Up for these Deets

Page base is a Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Used a Black Sharpie and ruler to make lines.

Background was an image found on Google of the circle front from the show. 
Altered image with my Picasso and printed out onto Very Vanilla card stock.
Markers to highlight words and to color in various areas.
Sponged around distressed edges.

Words were altered in Word using Matisse ILC font and printed out.
Cut, sponged, and adhered to page.

Meep was printed onto Whisper White card stock.
Colored in with Copics.
Crystal Effects over entire image.
Fussy cut, sponged edges and adhered to page.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Kickstart Your Art - Day 4 and AJEDJan Challenge

Ummmm, yea!  I finally caught up and have my Day 4 art journal page ready to roll for the Kickstart Your Art week long challenge.

Today is Doodle Day for this Day 4 challenge.  I do not doodle so I apologize in advance for my meager attempt.  Again I have used  my new homemade art journal book "Winter is Here." book for this page.  Trying to get at least one journal, for the most part completed.

My main skellie image is by the talented Mr. Rick St. Dennis.  See his Zibbit shop HERE for more fab images.

Since this does have a skull, I am also going to get my page into the Art Journal Every Day January Challenge.  Skulls must be used on your page.  Find our Smeared and Smudged group on Facebook!

Page was inspired by the book series Game of Thrones.  

Watch these Deets!

Base of page was made with all sorts of blues in acrylic paints, lined stencil, and sponge.

Image was pritned onto Whisper White card stock.  Colored in with Copics, fussy cut and adhered to dried base page.

Used a small hand stamp from Smeared Ink called Prints.

Words written are:
"It was the children who carved the faces on the weirwoods to keep watch"
"Winter is here" 

Sharpies and journaling pen also used.

Kickstart Your Art Day 3 and Smudgy Antics DT Project

These pages are so fun and so glad to be a part of Kickstart Your Art this year.  I am also up today for the Smudgy Antics Design Team project and have decided to combine today's post with KYA Day 3, since I have only used Smeared Ink stamps. 

The challenge for Day 3 is Collage.  Definition: a piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric onto a backing. A combination or collection of various things.
Log into Facebook and look for the Smeared and Smudge group and join in all the challenges and see some wonderful inspiration from members and the Design Team.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to get your Anything Goes projects in for January at Smudgy Antics!  
Click HERE to enter.

Yup, think I can do this and VERY happy with how my page turned out.  One of my favorite colors is blue and had these papers out, so all the scraps and what not from that project I was able to use on this.  Woohoo!

My lass is from a Smeared Ink digital stamp set called Broken and Bleeding.  When I colored her in she originally had black eye centers, eyebrows, and lips.  But once she was on the page...had to find my Smooch Pealizied Accents and change that to a deep blue.  Hard to see in the pic because of the flash.

Layerin' Up the Details

Page was from my new homemade art journal that had not yet been base painted.

All designer papers, die cuts, punched pieces, ribbons, wahsi tape, doilies, printed vellum, and embellies from stash.
The Jewel Rhinestones were colored over with a black Sharpie.
Skellie on flower is from a winnings I received from the wonderful Creepy Glowbugg.  I use her fab embellies sparingly, but this page was calling out for it!

Image from Broken and Bleeding was printed onto Very Vanilla card stock.  Colored in with Blendabilities and markers.  Fussy cut, then adhered to page.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Day 2 Kickstart Your Art

Seems to be the saved by the 24 hour bell once again.  Here is my art journal page for Day 2 of the new Kickstart Your Art week long challenge.  For Day 2 you must use lyrics from a song or poem.

I have chosen one of my favorite songs, "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James and the Shondells (1968).  

Hard to see but used a Smeared Ink rubber stamp from the Rubber Club Past Offerings stamp set called Lost Dreams.  Wanted to make it psychedelic a bit to represent that era of the song.

Da-da-da-da-da Deets

Lyrics were altered in Word and AR CHRISTY front was used.
Printed out onto some designer paper from stash.
Cut out and then adhered.

Page started with stencil and Dylusion Ink Sprays.
Added lyric squares.
Stamped image with red ink and colored in with markers and a fine tip black Sharpie to help define her face a little more.
Paint brush for red around lyrics and on edges.
Top of laundry cap to help make designs in the green acrylic paint.
Water spritzed over to help blend all the colors.

Sorry that the red looks pink in this pic!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ike's World Challenges - Week 2 Challenge #30 and HDH - JanWNP? Challenge


Yes, I have finally got my post on the right day...it is a new year!

Welcome to Week 2 of Challenge #30 - SKETCH here at Ike's World Challenges.

Get your Challenge #30 entries in HERE and see Week 1 inspiration of this sketch if you missed it. 

I love doing sketch and color challenges and this one was so fun using Ike's images.  We as the Design Team are sometimes super lucky to get to use images designed by Ike that are not in the her shop, Ike's Art.  Which was the case with this challenge.  Links will be provided for those images you can purchase and if you would like the others...well be sure to answer the next DT call! 

The project for this Sketch challenge is a notebook.  I have used the images HOLLY FAIRY and ZOMBIE PET SHOP 2, images not in the shop:  Xmas Star, Sall's Eagle, and Stable Doors.

I am a huge fan of all kinds of cats.  So happy Ike has a lot of choices.  These Zombie Cats are one of my favs.  Found out that there is an Egyptian Goddess of domestic cats, Bastet.  So this is dedicated to her and to all domestics, alive and dead.

As you may or may not know, Haunted Design House has changed their bi-weekly challenges into monthly challenges.  This January the challenge is What's New Pussycat?  And can be interpreted as we would like.  So I am using my kitty fetish from this project to enter into HDH's challenge as well.

S&S Kickstart Your Art Day1 and LOC #62

Okay so officially it's almost Day 2 of the new Kickstart Your Art week long challenge, but you have 24 hours to get your art journal page in and I am down to the nitty gritty this morning.

Day 1 KYA challenge is Layers.  I have got plenty on this page and was very happy with the way it has turned out.

Left of Center also has their Challenge #62 - Layer it Up which this page will be entered into.

Have both digital and rubber stamps on this page along with layers of papers and paints.  

Full On Toxic Details

Ladies are from the Smeared Ink Digital set called Toxic Ballerinas.  Image was printed out onto Very Vanilla card stock.  Colored in with markers.  Crystal Effects over eyes.  They were fussy cut and then adhered to another piece of Very Vanilla card stock that I had already used acrylic paints on.

Layer below ballerinas was placed onto gelli plate, then gone over with reds and paint brush.  Wanted to bring out the veins on each of the ballerinas.
Washi tape was also placed along center before ballerinas were adhered.
Tore along all edges and adhered this layer to my journal page.

Base layer of page is what I made for my Winter is Here project...found HERE.
Used a variety of blue acrylic inks, spray inks, stencils, sponges, and various nick-nacks to make patterns.  Other colors of acrylic inks were added to enhance the pages I was working on.

Once each layer was adhered down, I used the back ground stamps Heads (Daniel Torrente) and French Filigree (retired SU!) with inks randomly on page.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Quoth The Raven, Nevermore Jan Quest #40

I am enjoying all the new challenges going on in the new year and have decided to made a flip book dedicated to some of the great Edgar Allan Poe quotes.  
The Quests at Quoth The Raven, Nevermore are perfect for this flip book.
Trying to get more into the digial side of experimenting and having a blast. 

The page will be entered into this Quest #40 - Snow Poe where the challenge is to use White and only one other color. 

Dabbled Deets

Background is from the Smeared Ink digital set called Venice.
Image was altered with Picasso and printed out on Whisper White card stock.

Took the quote from The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe and used AR JULIN font in Word.  Printed out over background.

Used Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink and stamps from a Smeared Ink rubber set called Inky Dreams.  Stamped randomly around edges of page.

All edges on page were distressed and sponged.

Basic Black card stock for backing. All edges also distressed.

Illuminate Pearlized Top Coat Smooch on random words through out quote.

Black journaling pen to add quotation marks and title.

Crop-a-dile to punch holes for 1" binder rings.

"The mask which concealed the visage was made so nearly to resemble the countenance of a stiffened corpse that the closest scrutiny must have had difficulty in detecting the cheat. And yet all this might have been endured, if not approved, by the mad revellers around. But the mummer had gone so far as to assume the type of the Red Death. His vesture was dabbled in blood --and his broad brow, with all the features of the face, was besprinkled with the scarlet horror."

Smudgy Antics DT Project and S&S AJ Jan Challenge

For today's Smudgy Antics DT inspiration I have used Smeared Ink stamps from the Rubber Club Past Offerings sets:

I will also be entering this art journal page into the Smeared and Smudged January Art Journal Challenge - Skulls.  You can find this challenge HERE

Dirt Covered Deets

Page was started with brush and Black Gesso.  Let dry.

Used skull stamp from Morte on left side and stamped with Versa Mark ink.  Crushed Curry Embossing Powder over stamped images and then heat set.

Raven, from Quoth The Raven set, was inked with Silver Encore ink and randomly stamped all over page.

Heart, also from Quoth The Raven set, was inked with Crushed Curry ink and randomly stamped all over page.

Then used a small brush with White Gesso to make eyes, nose, teeth, and light outline of skull.  Let dry.

Journaling pen to outline skull and features.  Then wrote a bit of "The Premature Burial" by Edgar Allan Poe.

"The unendurable oppression of the lungs - the stifling fumes from the damp earth - the clinging to the death garments - the rigid embrace of the narrow house - the blackness of the absolute Night - the silence like a sea that overwhelms the unseen but palable presence of the Conqueror Worm - these things, with the thoughts of the air and grass above..."