Friday, October 24, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 24 & LOC # 51 (and DT call)

It's day 24 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged blog for the daily clues and all the rules to  qualify for prizes and to find out about the daily winners.

I have a couple of cards to share with you today.  First of all it's Friday so that means it's Smeared Ink Day!

I have used Masquerade 1 and colored her with pencils. Then I added some glitter and once dry cut her out.  The paper is from my stash. (I think she's no longer available)

My second make for today is my DT card for Left of Center Challenges.  This week our sponsor is Limited Runs and our theme is Halloween.  I have used Brad Nailed Zombie and colored him with pencils.

We are also having a DT call over at Left of Center, if you are having a blast with the 31 days hop .then you should seriously consider joining our friendly little group, We love all things Halloween, steampunk, goth, dark, horror and creepy all year long!  The call is open until November 2nd so hurry on over and see what you need to do to apply.

Next stop of the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left in the side bar.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 23

It's day 23 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged blog for the daily clues and all the rules to  qualify for prizes and to find out about the daily winners.

I've made another rolodex card today using a rubber stamp image from After Midnight Art Stamps.
I"m not sure if they have her in their online shop as I picked her up at a convention several years ago.


I've used the TH stencil again this time with orange and then stamped a border stamp around the edge before adding my lovely DOTD girl and a candle.

Next stop of the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left in the side bar.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 22

It's day 22 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged blog for the daily clues and all the rules to  qualify for prizes and to find out about the daily winners.

As I was hopping on Tuesday I saw a really neat card on Susan's blog.  It was her DT card for Sketch-n-Scrap and I just new I wanted to use that sketch.



I've used this freebie image from A Day For Daisies (so I could join in their challenge too), the papers are from my newest CTMH stash, the sticker is from one of the local craft stores.

Next stop of the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left in the side bar.

Challenges I will be entering:
Sketch-n-Scrap  - October Card Sketch Challenge #36
A Day for Daisies - Anything Halloween


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 21

It's day 21 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged blog for the daily clues and all the rules to  qualify for prizes and to find out about the daily winners.

I have a quick CAS card for you today.  I have used Mrs. Skellington Framed from Dilly Bean Stamps.  I've colored her with pencils and layers her on some purple polka dot paper from my stash.  I've had the ribbon out on my table since the beginning of the month and have tried it on many projects and it just didn't work.  It finally worked!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Next stop of the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left in the side bar.

Monday, October 20, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 20

It's day 20 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged blog for the daily clues and all the rules to  qualify for prizes and to find out about the daily winners.

Just a quick post for you today. I'd like to say thanks again for continuing to visit and comment each day, it really means a lot to me :)


I've made a card using this cute batty about you girl from My Favorite Things.  Yes I love dark images, but once in a while I just love the cutesy stuff :) I've colored her with pencils and cut her out to put onto black CS. I used a white gel pen to draw my stitching and then mounted that on a fun dotted paper from my stash.

Next stop of the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left in the side bar.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 19

It's day 19 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged blog for the daily clues and all the rules to  qualify for prizes and to find out about the daily winners.  Thank you for hanging in there all month long!

Today's project is a card using a freebie image from Simply B Stamps Facebook Fan Page.




This is Bat Queen Betty, isn't she fabulous?!  I've colored her with pencils and used foam tape to pop her off my card.  I kept it simple cause I love how she turned out in her Halloween colors.

If you aren't a member of the SBS fan page on facebook you're really missing out.  If you would like to get this freebie you need to hurry as time is running out. Head over to facebook and join the SBS fan page and request your image by 10AM on Sunday the 19th.  Then create your project using this image by 8:00PM on Sunday the 19th. Easy Peasy AND you'll make lots of new friends at the SBS fan page.  If you miss the deadline to request the free image don't worry she's available in the SBS shop. 

Next stop of the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left in the side bar.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 18

It's day 18 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged blog for the daily clues and all the rules to  qualify for prizes and to find out about the daily winners.

Today I have made a 6x6 fat page. The main image is from Creepie Cute Stamps, who happens to be one of the fabulous sponsors for the 31 Days Hop. I got this image from her old shop so it varies slightly from the Little Batling she offers in her shop now.



I've colored her with pencils and sponged the sky.  The sentiment is from Unity Stamps and the bats are from one of my older CTMH sets.

Next stop of the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left in the side bar.

Friday, October 17, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 17

It's day 17 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog Hop, and it's Friday!  You know what that means - Smeared Ink day on the hop :)  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged blog for the daily clues and all the rules to  qualify for prizes and to find out about the daily winners.



I've made another rolodex card today.  I covered it in gesso (yesterday) and today I scribbled on it with my watercolor crayons.  I used a small paint brush to add water until I was happy with the background. I was so happy with it I wanted to squeal. I've used Black Widow digi from Smeared Ink and colored her with pencils. I used foam tape behind her body so she's popped up a bit. A strip of washi tape and a quick stamp of beware up in the corner and I'm done.  Oh and I added a bit of black gel pen on the legs and around the edge of the body.

Next stop of the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left in the side bar.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 16

It's day 16 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged blog for the daily clues and all the rules to  qualify for prizes and to find out about the daily winners.  Can you believe that we just past the halfway point? This month is flying by. I want to send a big thank you out to all the hoppers that have stopped by.  You all make this even more fun than it already is. Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment :)



For my project today I working in my mini-journal.   I started by gesso-ing the pages and since I'm not very patient I went ahead and sprayed my glimmer mist while it was still wet.  It looked awesome after spraying Jack Frost and Cornflower Daze and I was so happy, then I added black and it sprayed out in one big clump :(  So I ending up taking a paper towel to dab most of the black away and since the gesso was still wet it all blended together. It's not the first time I've done this so you'd think I'd learn, but oh well I still like how it came out looking like night sky, which is what I was going for in the first place.

My images are all from MFT. Very little coloring needed. Then I realized I forgot to add a moon so I cut a small circle and added some gesso on it for my moon texture and glued that to the page.

Next stop of the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left in the side bar.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 15

It's day 15 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged blog for the daily clues and all the rules to  qualify for prizes and to find out about the daily winners.

It's been a while since I've done a rolodex card so I thought today was a good day to play with one.  The witches legs are from Unity Stamps and the 31 is from CTMH.


First I stamped the legs and then masked over them to use my distress marker blower thing (too tired to remember the correct name) to spray orange ink over the card. Then I colored in the legs with pencil but it wasn't that bright so I colored over the socks with gel pens, you can see the shine in the photo.  Then I doodled around the edge.

Next stop of the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left in the side bar.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 14

It's day 14 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged blog for the daily clues and all the rules to  qualify for prizes and to find out about the daily winners.

I have a quick little ATC for you today. This lovely image is from a company that is no longer open,  Queen Kat Designs.


I've colored this bat with pencils, added some green glitter to the eye and then some liquid glass to make the eye pop out. Paper is from my stash.

Next stop of the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left in the side bar.

Monday, October 13, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 13

It's day 13 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged blog for the daily clues and all the rules to  qualify for prizes and to find out about the daily winners.

For today's project I have created something that I have never attempted before.  A pop up box.


After watching a couple of videos I decided to give it a try as Simply B Stamps is having a challenge and are asking for a pop-up box. I have used Steampunk Witch from Simply B Stamps. The cauldron and bats are from MFT and the sentiment is from Unity Stamps. This was a fun little project to work on, I might have to try another during the hop :)

Next stop of the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left in the side bar.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 12

It's day 12 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged blog for the daily clues and all the rules to  qualify for prizes and to find out about the daily winners.


For today's project I have made a card using an image from The Octopode Factory.  I've colored her with pencils and added some sparkle to the polka dots.

Next stop of the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left in the side bar.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 11

It's day 11 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged blog for the daily clues and all the rules to  qualify for prizes and to find out about the daily winners.


I played in my mini-journal for today's project.  I liked the background from my ATC yesterday so much that I wanted to start off with that as my background again. Once that was done I drew in my border with sharpie and a bit of white pain pen.  My skull image is from Wonderstrange and the candles are from CTMH.  I colored it with pencils but it wasn't bright enough for me so I went over with gel pens. Then cut them all out to add to my mini-journal.

Next stop of the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left in the side bar.

Friday, October 10, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 10 & LOC #49

It's day 10 ofthe Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged Blog for the daily clues and all the rules to qualify for prizes and to find out the daily winners.

For my 31 Days project today I have made an ATC using Anatomy 101 Skull from Smeared Ink.


I've used a Tim Holtx stencil to create the background and my beware is from an older CTMH set.

I am also sharing my Left of Center Challenges DT project today. Our sponsor over at LOC this week is Ike's Art and I've used Pumpkin Fairy to create my journal page. I colored her with pencils and added glitter to her wings. The background was created with gesso and green spray. I just kept adding a little of each and mixing it over the page until I was happy with the color and texture.  The bats are from an older CTMH set. 




Next stop on the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left.

And don't forget to stop by LOC to check out the DT's awesome samples using Ike's images and to join in the fun.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 9

It's day 9 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged Blog for the daily clues and all the rules to qualify for prizes and to find out the daily winners.

Today I have made a card using Bella The Vampire from Simply B Stamps. I've colored her with pencils, fussy cut her out and popped her onto my blood soaked background, bwahahaha.

I would like to enter my card over at Simply B Stamps in their for their 2nd day of 13 Days of Halloween.  The theme is Blood Curdling and you have until 11:55PM PST October 9th (today!)

Next stop on the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Simply B Stamps - Blood Curdling
A Step In The Dark - #12 Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 8

It's day 8 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged Blog for the daily clues and all the rules to qualify for prizes and to find out the daily winners.


Today I have used an image drawn by my friend Charina.  If you hopped last year you might remember that I used a few of her images.  Well now Charina has her own shop, yipee! This image is Succubus and you can find her here.
I've colored her with pencils and fussy cut her out to use over paper from my stash.

Next stop on the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 7

It's day 7 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged Blog for the daily clues and all the rules to qualify for prizes and to find out the daily winners.


I've made a card today with an image from Beccy's Place. This image was available a while back as a freebie, isn't she great! Papers, washi tape and spider are from my stash.

Next stop on the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 6

It's day 6 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged Blog for the daily clues and all the rules to qualify for prizes and to find out the daily winners.
I made an ATC today using Ali Mummy from Simply B Stamps. I've colored her with pencils and cut her out to pop onto some various papers from my stash.


I would also like to enter this into the Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge this week.

Next stop on the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left.


Challenges:
Wicked Wednesday ATC # 126 - Something Girlie

Sunday, October 5, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 5

It's day 5 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged Blog for the daily clues and all the rules to qualify for prizes and to find out the daily winners.


For today's project I have made a card using Little Monster & Bat from Dilly Beans Stamps.

Next stop on the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 4

It's day 4 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged Blog for the daily clues and all the rules to qualify for prizes and to find out the daily winners.


For today's project I have made an ATC.  This handsome skellie biker is from Wonderstrange.  He was one of thier freebies a while back. I colored him with pencil and then cut him out to layer onto my ATC.  The BOO arrow is from Unity Stamps.

Next stop on the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 3

It's day 3 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  Please visit the Smeared and Smudged Blog for the daily clues and all the rules to qualify for prizes and to find out the daily winners. Since it's Friday it's also Smeared Ink day.  I have used this beautiful image from the  Smeared Ink  Calaveras Digi Set. and colored her with pencils then fussy cut her out.




I created the background by spraying a couple differetn glimmer mists and then once that was dry I stamped white paint on a Unity background stamp.

Next stop on the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 2

Welcome back!  It's day 2 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween. Were you just amazed at all the wonderful stops along the hop yesterday, so inspiring!  Make sure you are stopping by the Smeared and Smudged Blog everyday to get the daily clue or to get a reminder on rules to qualify for the amazing grand prize.


For today's project I've made a card using this cute zombie image from Opal Manor. My sentiment is from Unity Stamps.  I've colored him with pencils and then cut him out to add to my card.  Papers are from my stash.

Next stop on the hop is Sandy.  If you get lost along the way the complete list of Wicked Bloggers can be found to the left. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 1 and PYG #17

Hello my Halloween loving friends! It's time for the 6th annual 31 Days of Halloween with Smeared and Smudged. We have 39 wonderful Wicked Bloggers participating this year, the longest blog roll yet! Since there are so many blogs for you all to visit I really will try to keep it short :)
Even if you aren't a Wicked Blogger you can still win some wonderful prizes by participating as a Horrifying Hopper or Sinister Lurker. You can find more details and all the rules over at Terra's blog so make sure you stop there everyday to get your clues :)

My post for day one is also my DT post for Punk You Girl Challenges and the theme for our monthly challenge is Halloween. Since I know you will be inspired by all the blogs I really hop you'll share your creation with us over at PYG as well.


I have made a card using Christian Count Drac from our sponsor Simply B Stamps. I've colored him with pencils and I've used papers from echo park.

Thanks so much for stopping by, you can find the complete blog list over to the left.  Next stop on the hop is Sandy.

Friday, September 26, 2014

LOC #47 - Fairy Tales

This weeks challege at Left of Center Challenges is Fariy Tales and our sponsor is Delicious Doodles.  I've used Eva The Witch.  I've colored her cloak red so she looks like Little Red Riding Hood.  I think this is one gal that the big bad wolf would not want to mess with.


After coloring her with pencils I cut her out and added to a mini journal page.  I used a Tim Holtz stencil called Shatter and sprayed with Black Marble Dylusions ink. I added a spider sticker for a little bit of sparkle.
Stop by the challenge blog to find out what other fairy tales the DT team have decided to share this week.

Friday, September 12, 2014

LOC # 45 - no designer papers

Hello my crafty friends!  It's time for another fun challenge over at Left of Center Challenges.  This week our sponsor is Ike's Art and the challenge is to not use any designer papers. I happen to have a massive paper stash but sometimes it's fun to not use those papers.  I got to play with Robot ~1 at Ike's Art.

I decided to play in my mini journal.  Since we couldn't use designer papers I decided to make my own.  I used one of my Cuttlebug folders to create the background.  I inked up the folder with chocolate ink and then pressed it down onto each of my journal pages. I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out as it's the first time I tried it, but it worked great I think.  Since the page still looked a little stark with the chocolate on white I sprayed tattered leather glimmer mist over both pages. I colored my Robot ~1 image with pencils and added some bronze glitter glue. I cut her out and added her to my page. 
I really love how my journal turned out. I hope you join us over at LOC and show off what you can create without using any of those designer papers from your stash.

Monday, September 1, 2014

PYG #16 What Creeps Under The Sea

Hello my crafty friends!
This month's challenge over at Punk You Girl Challenges is "what creeps under the sea".  Our wonderful sponsor is Stitchy Bear Stamps.

Please head over to the PYG Challenge blog to see what the DT has created and then join us at in  creating something that "creeps under the sea.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

LOC # 43 - Upcycle

Hello my crafty friends,

This weeks challenge over at Left of Center is to upcycle, and our sponsor is Meljen's Designs. So many wonderful images to choose from but when i saw Steampunk Girl I knew she would be perfect for my upcycle project.

I've used a sardine tin to make a little shadow box for my steampunk girl. This one is different than the other tins I have collected as it's goldish in color.  I have also used old book pages for my back ground and my butterflies.  If you've stopped by the challenge blog you will notice that my sample has changed from when I sent in my pic there.  I felt my first attemp was too plain. So I added some bronze glitter glue around the inside of the tin. Punched out more butterflies, changed my flower color and added a bunch of browntone gems. A lot more fun I think.
Please join us over at LOC in upcycling somethign this week!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Friendship Hop For Lisa

Hello my crafty friends,

Today a group of us are having a surprise hop for our friend and fellow crafting enthusiast Lisa. I hope you can join in the fun and hop around to see all of our creations for Lisa. 



I've used an image drawn by my friend Charina.  You can visit Charina's blog to see what else she's working on and visit her shop to see what digital stamps you are going to want to add to your wish list.

I've colored this lovely mermaid with pencils and fussy cut her out to add to several layers of DP on my card. 

Here's the blog hop list, make sure to visit and give a little love to everyone :)


Thursday, August 14, 2014

LOC #41 & PYG #15

 Hello my crafty friends, today a have two new challenges to share with you.

The first one is from Left of Center Challenges. The theme this week is "inspired by a song" and our amazing sponsor is A Day for Daisies.  My project isn't LOC this week, I went with the theme instead. I've used Freehand Butterfly 1.  I printed the butterfly 3 times and cut out. I've used glimmer mist to color my butterflies and then added them to my journal where I've used water color crayons to make my rainbow background.


My song for this page is The Rainbow Connection.

My next journal page is for the new challenge at Punk You Girl Challenges.  The theme is anything goes but I decided to go ahead and be inspired by a song again. Our fabulous sponsor this month is The East Wind. I've use Lucy-Loo Attitude. I thought she fit perfectly for one of my favorite songs by Halestorm.


I used glimmer mists to create the background. I colored Lucy in pencils and cut her out to add to my page. I wrote the song lyrics on some CS and cut them out to add to the page too.

So what are you waiting for, come join the fun.   LOC - inspired by a song and  PYG - anything goes.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Smudgefest Day 7 - Synonymous Sunday

It's the last day of the Smudgefest over at Smeared and Smudged, I've had a blast creating everyday.  For today's challenge they gave a Smeared Ink image to play with, Mary.


I've colored her with pencils and fussy cut her out to layer on my card.  Thanks for visiting and I hope you've enjoyed Smudgefest as much as I have.  Happy creating!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Smudgefest Day 6 - Saturday Splatter

Only a couple more days of Smudgefest 2014 at Smeared and Smudged :(  Today's challenge is Saturday Splatter - we get to have some messy fun!  I've been pretty messy all week long and it's been so awesome!


For this project I started with a piece of chipboard and cut it into a giant tag shape. I smeared some gesso on it to create a textured background. Then (when it was nearly dry) I used about 7 different color glimmer mists until I achieved the back ground I wanted. While that part was drying I colored Luna from the Women of Power set at Smeared Ink. I attached her with foam tape and then added a few gems, glitter and ribbons with some bones from my stash. I love how this turned out and the picture just doesn't do it justice. I may have to add another pic in the morning when I can shoot it outside in the natural light.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Smudgefest Day 5 - Flight of Fancy

It's day 5 of the Smudgefest at Smeared and Smudged and I'm having a blast, but I'm beyond tired from so many late nights stamping.  Next year I really have to take some vacation days during Smudgefest :)  So this is going to be a quick post for day 5.  The challenge theme for today is Flight of Fancy and they asked for a project that features wings.


I've used Succubus 5 from Smeared Ink.  I've colored her with pencils and cut her out to add to my mini journal page.  I wanted to create a night sky for her to be looking out upon.
Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to join in the fun at Smeared and Smudged, there are still fabulous prizes to be won!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Smudgefest Day 4 - Toil and Trouble

It's day 4 of the Smudgefest over at Smeared and Smudged. Today's challenge theme is Toil and Trouble. We had to pick at least 3 of the potions from the cauldron.


Lots to choose from, but then you have to decide how to make them all work together.  For this challenge I decided to work in my mini-journal. This is the perfect size journal to play with :)  Both the pages together give you a play area of about 5.5" x 4.25".


 I started with misting the pages with mint green spray. I guess I didn't shake it well enough cause I didn't get the glittery sparkle that I got yesterday when I used it on my peacock page. Then I used a stencil and brushed over it with black ink.  Well the ink looks more grey....
so I did the direct to paper technique around the edges with the black ink pad and then also stamped my word "listen" in black ink.  My image is Tattoo Fairy Plain from Smeared Ink.  I colored her with pencils and gave her silver hair (my metal?) and a silver edge to her wings. Just in case I also added a metal brad that has a layer of glitter on it.  I also added some green glitter glue to her wings. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Smudgefest Day 3 - Wicked Wednesday

It's day 3 of the Smeared and Smudged Smudgefest. Today's challenge is Wicked Wednesday and they gave us a photo inspiration.



I chose to pull a few bits of inspiration from this photo.  First off I wanted feathers, so lucky for me I have The Symbology of Angels set from Smeared Ink. I used Vanity Angel, not only does he have fabulous wings he also appears to be strutting....which is what peacocks love to do.  I also loved the colors so I've used several sprays to create the background. I found a random feather stamp in my stash (I think from Comotion - anyone remember that company?) and I stamped that all over the background as well.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Smudgefest Day 2 - Terrifying Tuesday

Welcome back for day 2 of Smudgefest at Smeared and Smudged.  You still have time to join in the fun, there are prizes everyday!!  For day 2 the challenge is to create a project showcasing your favorite image. Well I have so many favorite Smeared Ink images it was hard to choose.  I finally decided on one of the Zombie Pinups - Shy.


I've made a journal page to showcase this image. I've used glimmer mist sprays to create the background. To me it almost looks like rotting flesh, but when I asked my son he couldn't see it. He said "well maybe sunburned flesh"   ug boys!  Anyway I'm happy with my fleshy page and my Shy zombie.... what could be more terrifying than a beautiful woman who turns into a zombie when you least expect it?!?

Monday, August 4, 2014

Smudgefest Day 1 - Mixed Media Monday

Hello my friends!  Today is the first day of Smudgefest 2014, it's the 4th annual week-long challenge and I'm so exited to play along this year.  Check out Smeared and Smudged for more info on this super fun challenge. The first challenge this year is to use at least 3 coloring mediums on your project.  I've decided to create a journal page and here are the items I have used.

After gesso-ing my page I started spraying with my distress marker spritzer. Then I used my ink pad around the edge of the page then I sprayed some dylusions sprays (and a wet paintbrush) to get the drips down the page.  I used my colored pencils to color my Toxic Ballerina from Smeared Ink.

I added a bit of washi tape and added my ballerina to the page with some foam tape.  This wasn't the page that I had planned in  my head but I'm happy with how it turned out AND I got to have some messy fun!  Head on over to Smeared and Smudged to check out all the entries and join in the fun!  

Saturday, August 2, 2014

LOC #39 - Christmas in August

Hello dear friends,
It's time for a brand new challenge over at Left of Center Challenges.  This week our wonderful sponsor is Ike's Art and our theme is Christmas in August.  As I was deciding which image to use this one jumped out at me.  This lovely creature's expression is just how I feel during the Christmas season.
I've colored Tooth and Claw from Ike's Art with colored pencils and cut him out to add on my journal page.  To create the background I scribbled with a gold tone gelato, then used a wet paintbrush to wash the page.  It was my first use of my new gelatos so I ended up having to add a bit more color. You can't really tell from the photo but the gold has shine to it. I couldn't find my holly leaves and berries so I improvised. I used the little swirl stamp as my leaves and a pencil eraser to stamp my berries :)
While I was trying to figure out how many days till Christmas I found many count down sites...who knew there were so many...  bleh.
Thanks for visiting and don't forget to head on over to LOC to see the DT's creations and join in on the fun.

BTW: Sorry to say my post is a bit late due to the back to school rush going on here, I can't believe it's already that time of year.  So there is now 144 days till Christmas....bwuahahaha.

Friday, July 18, 2014

LOC #37 and PYG #14

Hello my creative friends! I have a couple of DT works to share with you today.  This first card if for Left Of Center Challenges.  Have you stopped by lately?  We now have weekly challenges, yay!  This weeks sponsor is Just Some Lines. I was so excited when they were added to our list of sponsors I just adore their images.  I got to play with The Eater, and in case you couldn't guess our theme this week is "monochrome" (or you can always go the LOC direction).
I've colored her with my chartreuse pencil in various shades. My lime ink pad was close so I used direct to paper technique to make the background on the card base and I found some greenish glitter glue in my stash that was very close in color as well. Added some washi tape and voila!

Next up is the mid-way reminder for PunkYouGirl Challenges.  This month's theme is "skeletons and secrets".  I had this fabulous image that I just had to put on a card.  This image was designed by Lisa Tyrell and she very generously shared them with the DT a while back.You can see more samples using  her creations here.
I love the shape of this skull and wanted to feature it on my card/  I got this center step card template I wanted to try out along with the rose background paper from my stash. I colored her rose with pencils and used a white gel pen for high-lights.

Thanks for stopping by, I really hope you swing by LOC and PunkYouGirl to check out the current challenges and join in the fun!

Friday, July 4, 2014

LOC # 35 - Fairys

It's time for a new challenge over at Left of Center Challenges.  If you've stopped by the blog lately you probably already know but we are going weekly challenges! How fun is that?!?  This weeks theme is "fairys" and our amazing sponsor this time around is Delicious Doodles.  I chose to work with Mushroom Fairy.



I decided to go with more earth tone mushroom colors for this fairy and my card. I've colored her with pencils and then cut her out to put onto my card.  I started with kraft colored cardstock and some neutral colored flower paper from my stash. I added some washi tape at the top... I couldn't avoid the glare on it :(
Anyway I hope you check out ll the DT creations at LOC and then share your own fairy artwork with us.

Friday, June 20, 2014

LOC #34 - Something Metal

Hello my friends,
It's time for another great challenge over at Left of Center Challenges.  This time around the theme is "something metal" and our amazing sponsor is Rick St. Dennis.


I got to play with Crazy Alyce, isn't she fabulous!  I colored her with pencils and cut her out to mount onto my tag.  For my tag I started with craft paper and ran it thru my cuttle bug using a Tim Holtz Alterations folder. I inked it up with a cocoa ink pad, then I found some bronze acrylic paint that I smeared on with my finger. I also added a small brad to the bottom corner. I could only find my silver brads so I used my paint to make it bronze to match.
I can't wait to see your creations using something metal (or LOC themed) so head on over to our blog to enter.  You will also find some changes that are going to happen with LOC so please check it out.

Friday, June 6, 2014

LOC and PYG Challenges

Hello wonderful people! It's time for a couple fun challenges. This week I'm sharing 2 of my DT makes. The first one is for Left of Center Challenges, the theme is favorite movie.  One of our wonderful sponsors for this challenge is The Stamping Chef.  I chose Jolene to play with. Can anyone guess my movie?  After this movie I know I had several sweatshirts that I cut so I could have it off the shoulder :)

We do have a second sponsor for this week so head on over to the blog to check out what the DT created with images from Ikes Art. 

My second make for the week is for the "steamy/sexy" challenge over at PunkYouGirl Challenges. The sponsor is Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.  I chose Wind Swept to play with, isn't she a sexy one!  I made an ATC for this one and you can't really tell in the pic but I added some glitter to her little fish net undies. If I had a body like that I'd probably have those same undies!


So what are you waiting for, head on over to Left of Center and PunkYouGirl to join in some great challenges and check out the awesome sponsors!