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!

Friday, May 23, 2014

LOC # 32 - Girlie

There's a new challenge over at Left of Center Challenges. The theme is "girlie" and we have 2 awesome sponsors for this challenge.  I got to play with this great image from Sassy Studio Designs.

I've colored Daphne Sassy with colored pencils and then fussy cut her out. I've layered a couple of girlie papers from my stash and added some pink flowers.  I haven't made a girlie card for a while and this one was lots of fun.
Now head on over to the LOC blog to check out all the DT creations, you'll see some more images from Sassy Studio Designs and or other sponsor for this week The Easy Wind.
I hope to see you join our girlie challenge, but if you don't do girlie then you can always choose any LOC theme.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

PunkYouGirl - Things with Wings

It's midway reminder time at the PunkYouGirl blog for the Things with Wings Challenge.  Our amazing sponsor is Delicious Doodles.

I have made a fat page using Ivy Fairy. I've colored her with pencils and then cut her out. I added some glitter glue to her wings for sparkle.  The background I created with a few of my Glimmer Mist spray inks and the fence is a new purchase - Spellbinders Wrought Iron die.

We would love to see your "Things with Wings", please hop over to join us at PunkYouGirl Challenges.

Friday, May 9, 2014

LOC #31 - card for a male

Hello friends! It's time for another great challenge over at Left of Center Challenges. Our theme for this challenge is to make a card for a male. These are usually difficult for me to make but I adore how this one turned out. It could just be because I started with a fabulous image from Dilly Beans Stamps.

I printed Owl Always Love You on kraft CS twice. I colored with pencils and cut the only the eye out of the second image and used foam tape to pop it off the card. I layered on some textured paper from my stash and added some twine.
I hope you can find some time to head on over to LOC to share your talent with us, I'm always looking for ideas and inspirations for "male" cards. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

LOC # 30 - Spring Fling

Hello my friends! This week at Left of Center Challenges we are celebrating Spring with the theme 'Spring Fling'.  I was lucky enough to get to play with this image from Delicious Doodles, our sponsor for this challenge.

This is Fairy Fae, isn't she lovely. I've colored her and her butterfly friends with pencils and then added a bit of glitter to their wings. I think Spring is my favorite season, however here in Arizona it only lasts about a week. We are already hitting the 90's here and it's only April!
I can't wait to see your beautiful springtime creations, make sure to join in the fun with us at LOC. We have fabulous sponsors and prizes for every challenge.

Friday, April 11, 2014

LOC #29 - Anything Goes - Dark Themed

Hello my crafty friends! It's time for a new challenge at Left of Center Challenges, the theme this time around is 'Anything Goes' however it must be dark. I have made an ATC with this lovely back-bend toxic ballerina from Smeared Ink.

I have colored her with pencils and cut her out and attached with foam tape to my ATC base. I made the flower from old book pages and then spritzed with a couple different shades of glimmer mist. I attached a skull bead to a hat pin so it could pierce my dancers heart.  I'd say that qualifies as dark :)
For some reason as I was coloring my ballerina it reminded me of a book I read last year, Swan Song. There was no ballerina so it must be the face mask that set my mind a wandering as I colored. The story is similar to The Stand by Stephen King so if you liked that one you'll get drawn into this one too.
Now head on over to Left of Center Challenges and let your dark side loose and create some spectacular and share it with us at Left of Center

Friday, April 4, 2014

PunkYouGirl - Lavish Lace

Hello Friends! I'm so excited to share the news that I've joined the PunkYouGirl DT! This is my first post as a member of the design team and our theme for the challenge is 'lavish lace', we want to see you use some lace on your creations. Our sponsor for this challenge is Stitchy Bear. They have so many different stamps to choose from you have to hop of over to check them out.
For my first contribution on the DT I have used La Llorona (The Weeping Woman).

The image is so amazingly shaded I just barely added a bit of color to it using colored pencils. I started with a white CS base and used the Tim Holtz Doily tag stencil and black soot distress ink to create my lace background.  I used a new die cut I just got a few weeks ago when a stamp convention came to town (so much fun!) and at the moment I can't remember who it's from. But I used it to cut out 2 pieces of white CS and used the same black soot distress ink to color it up and added it across the front of my card. 
You should see the wonderful creations that the DT have come up with. Head on over to the PunkYouGirl Challenge Blog and then find some lace in your stash and join in on the fun. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

LOC Challenge #28 - Ribbons / Flowers

Hello my friends! It's time for a new challenge over at Left of Center Challenges.  Our fabulous sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs and I have used Ursula Pinup for my card. The theme this time around it ribbons/flowers.

I have colored Ursula with pencils. I dug thru my stash looking for purple ribbon and flowers and I had none :( Fortunately I did have some purple dylusions spray ink, yay! I hope you can join us at LOC for this challenge!
You still have a few days left to join in to our 1st Anniversary Challenge - anything goes, so check that out when you head to our blog to see all the amazing DT creations!

Friday, March 14, 2014

LOC #27 = Favorite Books

There's another brand new challenge over at the Left of Center Challenges blog today, the theme is 'Favorite Books'.  Our wonderful sponsor this time around is Delicious Doodles.  I decided to do a journal page for this one.

Once it popped into my head what I wanted to do I went to figure out which journal I wanted to play in. the very first one I went to I found an older Poe project which you can see here.  And just by a happy chance the neighboring page was blank. Of course now that I'm typing I realize I didn't take a full picture of both pages together, ug.(will have to do that once there is enough sunlight to take a good picture) Anyway I used the same watercolor crayons to make the background similar to the first page. I have a tree stencil that I sprayed with ink and carefully put down on the page but it was still wet from the water color crayons that it just kind of blobbed everywhere. So I blotted with a paper towel. It doesn't look like I first envisioned but I think that it turned out pretty cool. The fabulous Raven image from Delicious Doodles really didn't need much coloring done. I lightly filled in some areas with colored pencils (lilac and silver). Then cut it out to add to my page.  The title I stamped with some older alpha stamps from CTMH. Then I added some random dots over both pages with metallic sharpies and a white paint pen.
What are you waiting for, create a project of your favorite book or story and join in the fun at LOC. We are still celebrating our first anniversary too so we have an 'Anything Goes' challenge happening all month long. Plus we have a new FB page we would love to see you there!

Happy Crafting

Sunday, March 9, 2014

LOC Anniversary Event - Day 3

Hello my crafty friends! Today is day 3 of our Anniversary Event over at LOC.   For the event we are having an Anything Goes Challenge and there are many wonderful prizes. You can check out who our sponsors are, the rules for the challenge and see all the awesome prizes right here.
Our Anniversary Event runs from March 7th thru the 31st. Each day we are showcasing some of our wonderful sponsors. Today I have used a new image form Sassy Studio Designs, Sexy Cupid Sassy. This image just called for pink in my opinion.

I have colored her with pencils and used foam tape to pop her off the card. Her wings I colored really lightly with a silver pencil and then added a touch of glitter for some shimmer :) The hearts along the bottom are from  MFT - Layered Heart Border.  (psst  the LOC die-cut challenge is still going on too.)
So head on over to celebrate our 1st Anniversary and join in some crafty fun!  Oh and I almost forgot to mention we have a LOC FB page too! Come pop bye and say hello to us.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, February 28, 2014

LOC # 26 - Die Cuts

Hello all you fabulous humans!  Today begins another fun challenge over at the Left of Center blog. We also just started a Left of Center Creative Challenges FB group and we would love to have you join us there. The theme for this challenge is "die cuts".  We have 2 awesome sponsors this time around so if you head over to the blog you can see many samples from both of them.  We are lucky to have Ike's Art and The Stamping Chef.  I got to play with this super fun image from The Stamping Chef - Bittersweet.  I had so much fun coloring her.

I've colored her with pencils and then cut her out and used foam tape to add her to a tag. The die cut I've used is the Medium Fancy Flourish from MFT.  Now head on over to the LOC blog to see all the wonderful work from the DT and then pull out your stash of die-cuts and start crafting. I can't wait to see what you create. Make sure to join our FB group too and swing by and say hello :)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hearts & Harlequins

Hello friends! There is a fun challenge (and DT call) happening now over on the PunkYouGirl Challenge Blog. But you'll have to move fast to get on this challenge and DT call as it ends today.  The theme for the challenge is Hearts & Harlequins, so of course I had to use my favorite heart stamp from Smeared Ink :)

I created the background with the help of my Cuttlebug and the sentiment I wrote out on scraps of paper and cut down. Thanks for visiting my blog to check out my creation and taking the time to consider me for the Design Team.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, February 14, 2014

LOC Challenge #25 - demon lovers

Happy Valentine's Day! What better way to celebrate than to show us your demon lovers at Left of Center Challenges.  This week our sponsor is Rick St. Dennis and I got to play with this fabulous image Zombie Newly Deads.

I can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, January 31, 2014

LOC Challenge #24 - Cute vs. Creepy

It's time for another challenge at Left of Center Challenges. The sponsor for our Cute vs. Creepy challenge is Meljen's Designs.  I got to work with this fabulous image called Sugar Skull 1.

I started by coloring my skull with pencils and then cut out to add to my mini journal.  For the background on my journal page I started with some pages from a book and glued them down.  Well when I cut them I was first planning on an ATC so they were smaller than the pages in my journal...  opps.
So to hide that I added the black squares around the edge of the pages with a sharpie.  Then I sprayed some black dylusions ink. Then I scribbled with water color crayons along the top then let them drip down.  Then to add a bit of contrast I outlined my black squares with white paint pen.  Popped my colored skull off the page with some foam tape and voila, a fun and messy page to create.
Now head on over to the LOC blog to check out the amazing creations from the DT and then show us your cute vs. creepy creations. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

LOC Challenge #23 - Scary Stories

Hello my crafty friends! This fortnights challenge over at Left of Center Challenges is scary stories and our fabulous sponsor is Ike's Art.

I chose to use this scary guy in my mini-journal. I colored him with pencils and then cut him out to foam mount on the page. My background was created with water color crayons, dylusions ink spray and sharpie markers.
Please come join us this week at LOC and play in our scary story challenge.

Friday, January 3, 2014

LOC Challenge #22

Happy New Year! Welcome back all my creative friends :) It's time for an all new challenge over at Left of Center Challenges and we've got some wonderful changes happening in 2014. The first being we have some wonderful new additions to the DT. You have got to stop by and see all the new talent that has joined us and tell them hello.
For our first challenge of 2014 we have a wonderful sponsor Delicious Doodles and our theme is "New Beginnings".   Isn't this the sweetest image?!?

I colored with pencils and layer on CS and DP from my stash. Now please head on over to Left of Center Challenges to join in the fun.

Remember you can go with the current theme or if you choose to go LOC your work is always welcome :)

Friday, December 20, 2013

LOC Challenge #21

Hello my stamping friends! It's time for another challenge over at Left of Center Challenges and there is still a DT call going on over there too. If you love creating and sharing I encourage you to head on over for all the details.  Back to the current challenge, this weeks theme is Christmas. Our sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs and I got to play with Snowman Pin-up.
I've colored her with pencils and have added glitter to her dress.  Join us in celebrating Christmas by sharing your holiday creations, I can't wait to see what you have made :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

LOC Challenge #20

Hello my friends! It's time for another challenge over at Left of Center. The theme this time around is winter or holidays or any LOC.  Our fabulous sponsor is Dilly Beans. I got to play with this cutie.
This is Penguin with Scarf. I colored him with pencils and cut him out to pop him off my card base. Now head on over to Left of Center and show us your holiday cards! OH and we are looking for a few new faces to join out DT, so pick out your 3 favorite projects put them all in a post add them to the linky on our blog. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

LOC Challenge #19

The current challenge over at the Left of Center blog is "no people" or anything that fits the LOC theme. Our sponsor this week is Meljen's Designs and I chose to work with this adorable image.

This is Dragon's Little Friend, and guess what it's on sale this week! In fact the entire shop is 50% off thru November 30th, woohoo!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

LOC Challenge 18

Hello friends!

Sorry for the delay in getting the current challenge up. You still have a few days to join in the Washi Tape or Twine challenge at Left of Center. Our sponsor this week is Ikes Art. I've used Spring Fairy and colored her with pencils.

Now hurry over to Left of Center Challenges to join in the fun!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 31

We made it! Today is the last day of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. All the details can be found on Terra's blog.  Make sure you check all the past winners to see if you have any prizes coming your way.

I've played in one of my journals again for this last project. This is my watercolor journal, which is cool because I don't have to gesso the pages and the page has a cool texture that shows up when using my watercolor crayons.  I may have gone a bit overboard on the background, but I was having fun :)

 I started with my watercolor crayons of course. Then I stamped some texture stamps from Unity and CTMH.  Then I sprayed with a couple different glimmer mists. I have colored this zombie mermaid (yep my friend Charina drew this) with pencils. When I cut her out and put her against my page she was so bright and glowing I had to try to figure out how to tone her down.  I ended up sponging her with purple ink. I added some dots with metallic sharpie and some glitter glue on her fin.

You can find this image and more over on Charina's blog and her shop, Stamp Effect.  I had zombies on the brain so that's what she's drawn for me so far but I've seen some of her other work in progress and I can't wait to play with more of her images!

I want to thank everyone again for visiting and commenting each and everyday. It's really helped me to keep going this month. I have a lot going on in my life at the moment and this hop has helped me work out some of my stress and relax while having fun making art. Not to mention all the fabulous projects everyone has made. I have a long wish list of new supplies and images that I want :)

Make sure to leave all the Wicked Bloggers some love and visit all the amazing sponsors stores, they have been so generous with all the prizes!

Happy Halloween!

Next stop Anna.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 30

Hello my friends! By now you know this is the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop, and if you want to find out the current clue or past winners you have to start at Terra's blog.

I've played in my mini journal again for today. I started by gluing down some book pages. Then I swiped my lime ink pad over both pages. Next I sprayed some grape glimmer mist and stamped my border stamp. This fabulous skeleton is from Paula Best.  I stamped him on CS then cut out, I only colored a portion of him with pencils and a little bit of gel pen. Oh and the spider is a sticker from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Next stop Anna.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 29

I can't believe these are the final days of the 5th annual Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. It's flown by so fast, in case you missed anything head over to Terra's blog.

I'm so excited to show you all another stamp image by my friend Charina. She's getting closer to setting up her blog and zibbet shop. This zombie fairy was colored with pencils and fussy cut out. The base is lime CS and the black paper is from last years Halloween pack.  Can you tell my favorite pencil is the chartreuse?! She's got a toxic look to her with the glowing green skin, even my son walked by and commented on how "trippy" she looked.

Thank you all for stopping by once again, this years hop has been amazing!

Next stop... Anna.

Monday, October 28, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 28

We are down to the last days of the 5th annual Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  All the deets on the hop can be found over on Terra's blog.

For today's card I've used Jude Mummified from the Teen Scene Halloween 2012 set over at Simply B Stamps.

Next stop..... Anna.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 27

Hello once again my friends, thanks so much for sticking around till the end! This is the 5th annual Smeared & Smudged Halloween Blog Hop and it's been a blast! Don't forget to check out Terra's blog to see if you are one of the daily winners!

For today's project I've made this ATC with a sweet image from Tiddly Inks, she's from the Batty For You set. I've colored her with pencils and popped her over some distressed texture paper and brown CS. Can you guess what her hair is colored like??  :)
I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
 Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge #107 Cute Halloween
Tiddly Inks Challenge #120 Creepy Cute

Next stop on the hop is Anna.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 26

It's day 26 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. A HUGE thank you to all have been posting fabulous projects for me to gaze upon each day and to those of you who have left me encouraging comments, I really appreciate it. It's been so fun to play along this year. If you are new to the hop and want to find out whats going on please visit Terra's blog.

Here's my quick card for today. The image is from an older CTMH set, stamped in black. I used some glimmer mist to create my border along the bottom then I added some red gems. Simple but I really like how it turned out.

Thanks again for stopping by, next stop ...  Anna.

Friday, October 25, 2013

31 Days of Halloween Day 25 and LOC #17

Hello my freaky friends :) I have a couple projects to show today so I won't be too chatty. First up is the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. Check out all the details on Terra's blog.  It's Friday so you know what that means right?!?!?  It's Smeared Ink day!

I made a project and then realized it was SI day so had to think of something quick. I decided to play in my mini journal again.

I used my fabulous Poe stamp. Then I knew I wanted to use my sprays and a stencil but didn't feel like cutting out a mask, I know I'm lazy. So I decided to just use my rubber stamp as a mask, which resulted in a ghost like shadow around Poe. First I sprayed with Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist, then I added my stencil and sprayed my Black Marble Dylusions. A quick but fun page.

Next up is my DT project for Left of Center Challenges. The theme is Halloween / Creepy. Easy peasy if you are already playing along with this hop.  The sponsor for this challenge is Rick St. Dennis. (Who is also one of the sponsors for the 31 Days hop). I got to play with Mr. Shadows.  

I colored him with pencils then fussy cut him out to add to my card. The papers are from last years Halloween stash.  Rick has also opened up a shop on Zibbet, you've got to check out all the images he has available!

Well that was way more chatty then I figured.  Next stop is Anna.

Happy Friday!