Friday, July 24, 2015

LOC #88 - use textrue

 This week's challenge over at Left of Center Challenges is to use texture!  and our wonderful vendor this week is Rosey Hearts.  I've made a journal page using Voodoo.


I started by covering the page with gesso and once dry I spritzed the page with a few different colors sprays from my collection.  I colored the image with pencils and used Perlen Pens in copper and creme to add texture to her headdress. Once everything was dry I fussy cut her out and added to her to the page. Oh and I added a bit of stamping up at the top of the page as well.


Here's a close up so you can also see the texture in the gesso and the metallic Perlen pens.  I also used a whie gel pen on the skulls but that doesn't show up a well in the photos.

Jump on over to the LOC challenge blog to see what wonderful creations the DT has made and don't forget to play along. We all love to see what you share with us.

Friday, July 10, 2015

LOC # 86 - tic tac toe




Hello my friends! Time for another wonderful challenge over at Left Of Center Challenges.


This week our theme is tic tac toe, 

 One of our fab sponsors for the week is Enchanted Design Studio.  They are new to our challenge blog and have wonderful images, you have to go check them out.  I got to play with this gorgeous image.



I've colored her with pencils and fussy cut her out to add to my mini journal.  The background is inked up with a TH lace stencil and my sentiment is from Unity Stamps.  As you can probably tell I didn't win with my lace, flowers and ink at tic tac toe, but it sure was fun anyway!
Hop on over to the challenge blog to see all the pretty things the DT have made and to find out who our second sponsor this week is 

Friday, June 26, 2015

LOC # 84 - ink it up


Time for another fun challenge over at Left of Center Challenges. This week our sponsor is 
SLS Lines, you have to go check out all the amazing images they have!



I got to play with Goth Girl with Fish Balloon.


I colored her with pencils and fussy cut her out to add to my journal page. Since our theme this week is "ink it up" that's exactly what I did. A while back I had cleaned off a stencil on this page so I already had the black in down. Then I sponged some ink thru a couple stencils in the blue and orange. Then I went crazy and swiped the ink pad in bubblegum and watermelon right on the page. So much fun.  I love the bright color mix.  Then I added my funky goth girl and voila!

Friday, June 12, 2015

LOC #82 - for the boys

Time for another fun challenge over at Left Of Center Challenges!


This weeks theme is "for the boys", of course you can always choose to go LOC 
and then  the theme is "anything goes"
Our amazing sponsor is Rick St. Dennis.


I have used Metomorphisis Fairy.


I've colored her with pencils and then fussy cut her out.  I prepped my mini-journal page with gesso and then sprayed with black glimmer mist. 
 I added my butterfly and found a quote that I thought was fitting.

Head on over to LOC to see what the design team has created with 
wonderful images from Rick St. Dennis and then join in the fun.


Friday, May 29, 2015

LOC # 80 - Upcycle / Recycle


Hey there, thanks for stopping by!  It's time for a new challenge over at Left of Center Challenges.   This weeks theme is upcycle / recycle. I have used some recycled items to make the background for my card.  First I used part of an old cardboard box and pulled off a layer to expose the ridges inside.  I smeared some paint on them and then used it to "stamp" the lines on my card.  I also used some bubble wrap I had laying around and dipped it in white paint to also add to my background.  


My image is Tessy Twitcher from Oddball Art Stamps by Lizzy Love. She also came with the two little bats off to the right.  I've colored her with pencils, fussy cut her out and added her to my card.  I'm really happy with my background.  If only I knew how much fun it was to find things to use before I bought all those background stamps :)

What are you waiting for, head over to LOC to see what the DT has created and join in the fun and show us your projects!

Friday, May 15, 2015

LOC #78 - distress it!


 Hello friends!  This weeks challenge theme over at Left of Center Challenges is "distress it!" Please make sure you distress your creation or as always you can choose anythign goes as long as your project is LOC.  For clarification on what we consider LOC please visit our rules page.

This weeks sponsor is the fun and fabulous Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  They have a wide variety of images, perfect for all your crafty creations!  For my mini-jounal page I have used Skelekidz Girl.




I've colored her with pencils and fussy cut her out to add to my journal page. I gesso'ed my pages and then sprayed with Dylusions ink spray in Bubblegum and Tattered Angels glimmer mist in Cornflower Daze.  The ink looked a little to uniform so I took the still wet pages and gently smooshed them together.  I love how fun and bright it turned out.

What are you waiting for?! Head over to LOC to check out what the DT have created for your viewing pleasure and then add your distressed creation :)

Friday, May 1, 2015

LOC # 76 - hearts and flowers


 Hello my stampin' friends! It's time for another fun challenge over at Left of Center Challenges.  This weeks theme is hearts & flowers.  If you are familiar with our challenge blog then you already know that you can always choose to create under the anything goes theme as long as your project fits one of our left of center categories.  You can find all the rules here.


 Now onto the deets.  Our fab sponsor this week is Kenny K. They have a variety of fun images, some are even a bit sexy like the image I chose to use for my ATC.  This is Cheyenne, isn't she a hottie!

I've colored her with pencils then dug thru my paper stash to find paper that would work, what's a cowgirl without a little plaid.

Now head on over to the LOC challenge blog to check out some more creations using images from Kenny K, Then make something and in in the fun!

Friday, April 17, 2015

LOC #74 - tag or ATC


Hello Friends! This week's challenge over at Left of Center Challenges is to create a tag or ATC.  Of your you may always do anything goes as long as your item fits one of the LOC categories.



Our sponsor this week is Smeared Ink.  I've used one of the images from Danse Macabre which is an unmouted rubber set.  


I started with a piece of chipboard and cut the two top corners off to make it a tag shape.  Next I covered it with white gesso.  I made sure to leave lots of texture.  Once that was dry I sprayed black spray over the Tim Holtz Cargo stencil.  Then I sprayed some blue and then green and then a more brighter blue.  I actually put my sprays away already but if you would like to know the actual colors leave me a message and I will let you know.  I stamped my dancing skeleton in black ink on white CS and fussy cut it out then attached to the tag.  I know the tag looks a little plain but I'm so in love with how the background turned out I didn't want to cover it up :)

What are you waiting for?!? Head over to LOC to see what amazing creations the DT have made and join in the fun.

Friday, April 3, 2015

LOC #72 - monochrome


Hello Friends! Time for another challenge over at Left of Center Challenges. This weeks sponsor is Ike's Art. 


The theme is monochrome, however you can always go left of center for any of our challenges. Our challenge rules have been updated so please make sure to take a peek. 
I've used Annabel Lee 2 and colored her with pencils.


I used the center step card die from The Stamp Doctor to cut my card base. Then I added the background paper and the fabulous Annabel Lee.

Make sure to check out all the creations the DT have shared over on the LOC blog and head over to Ike's Art to check out the wonderful variety of images she has in her shop.


Challenges I would like to enter:
Create and Inspire: Challenge #18 (dark side)

Friday, March 20, 2015

LOC # 70 - Dark Dreams


It's time for a new challenge over at Left of Center Challenges!  This weeks theme is "dark dreams". If your project is "mainstream" you must use the theme, however if you decide to go left of center your project can be anything goes.  We define left of center as anything steampunk, horror, anime, gothic, punk, Halloween, scary/creepy or mythical (fairy tales, myths, supernatural, mermaids, etc).  Sounds fun right?!!?

This week our sponsor is the amazing Sweet Pea Stamps
you can't believe how excited I was when they added digis.



I got to play with Helena Reis' Dia de los Muertos. 



I've colored her with pencils and fussy cut her out to pop onto my card.  My polka dot paper is from the Simple Stories SN@P! color vibe collection. I've also added a black glittered spider and black ribbon.  I just adore this sweet image.

Now head on over to the LOC blog to see the fabulous creations from our DT and the variety of images we've used from Sweet Pea Stamps.

Friday, March 6, 2015

LOC # 68 - big eyes

Hello Friends!  Here's the latest challenge info for Left of Center Challenges.  This weeks them is big eyes and our fab sponsor is Dilly Beans.  I got to play with #430 Skull Bow Girl Framed. Isn't she darling?!?


I've colored her with pencils and a touch of gel pens for the skull and eye. I've layered her on polka dot paper from a simple stories paper pack and added some bakers twine to finish the card.

Hop on over to LOC to see some more creations from the DT and make sure to link up your big eyes project for a chance to win!

Friday, February 20, 2015

LOC # 66 - die cuts and/or punches

Today brings a new challenge over at Left of Center Challenges.  This week we are challenging you to use die cuts and/or punches, but of course you can always go left of center instead :).  Our sponsor is The East Wind. I was so excited to play with Twisted Venus.



I've colored her with pencils and cut her out to add to my mini journal.  I prepped my journal page with gesso and wanted some sparkle so added some blue glitter before it dried. Accidentally dropped a big glob right there in the middle but after I added Twisted it looks like she's throwing it so I think it works :) I also sprayed some blue ink so the glitter wouldn't be so stark against the white gesso background. I found the sentiment at Ginger's House  and figured my  glitter accident was meant to be. The work sparkle printed out lighter than the rest so I went over it with a blue gel pen.

What are you waiting for? Head over to LOC to see what DT have created to inspire you and join in the fun!

Friday, February 6, 2015

LOC # 64 - Glamourous Girls

Hello Friends!

This weeks challenge over at Left of Center Challenges is for all the Glamourous Girls out there! Our fab sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine and we all got to play with some of her images.  I've used Dulcinea Sugar Skulls.


I have colored her with pencils and gel pens then fussy cut her out to layer onto my card. I would love to see your glamourous girls creations so start crafting and head over to the LOC blog to check out the amazing DT samples and to enter your project.

Friday, January 23, 2015

LOC # 62 - 3 or more layers

Hello my creative friends! This weeks challenge over at Left of Center is to use 3 or more layers.  Our sponsor is That Craft Place.  I have used For You and have colored her with pencils.


Hop on over to the challenge blog to check out what the DT have created for your viewing pleasure and go over to The Craft Place to check out all the amazing images!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Girly ATC

I was checking out the Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge this week and found a new fabulous new stamp designer! You have to check out Vera Lane Studio, I couldn't resist I had to get a couple (plus there's a coupon code).  The challenge this week is Girly Stuff so I pulled out some of my more girly papers and had a blast.




This is "Bird Girl" and she comes in a 5 piece set but I've only used her for this creation.  I've colored her with pencils and layered her onto my ATC.  All papers are CTMH.


Challenges I would like to enter:
Wicked Wednesday ATC - #141 Girly Stuff

Friday, January 9, 2015

LOC #60 - A New Start

Happy New Year! I hope you've all had wonderful holidays with your families and friends. Welcome back to the weekly challenges over at Left of Center Challenges!  We are starting of the year with the theme "a new start" and our amazing sponsor is Ike's Art.  


I've made an ATC for this challenge with Alice from Ike's Art.  Part of my "new start" is to join in more challenges :) Feel free to borrow that one for yourselves and start with heading over to the LOC Challenge blog to see what fab creations the rest of the DT have made.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Wicked Wednesday ATC - #140 color palate  (blues, greens and white)
Ike's World Challenges - #29 something old, something new  (older image from my stash and new paper)
Design Team Showcase - #1 any DT project (my project for LOC)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

PunkYouGirl #20 - 3 or more layers

Happy New Year my creative friends! It's also time for a new challenge over at Punk You Girl Challenges.  This months challenge is to use 3 or more layers on your project. One of our fabulous sponsors is SLS Lines.  I've used Goth Girl with Heart Balloons.


I've colored her with pencils and layered her on my card.  All my papers are from CTMH. I love how bright this card turned out. Head on over to the challenge blog to see all the amazing DT creations and to join in the fun.
Punk You Girl also has a DT call going on to the end of this month, why not enter your projects in the challenge AND for the DT call :)  I can't wait to see what you create.

2015!!  woohoo 

Friday, December 19, 2014

LOC #59 - Black Christmas

Hello Friends! Today begins a new challenge over at Left of Center Challenges with the theme Black Christmas. We have two awesome sponsors this time around, Delicious Doodles and Smeared Ink.  I have used Watchful Eye from Smeared Ink for my card.  





After coloring him with pencils I've layered him on DP from the Paper Studio (Deck the Halls with Chalk paper pack) and CS from my stash.

Please check out all the amazing creations the DT have made at LOC and join in the fun with your own creepy Christmas cards.

Friday, December 5, 2014

LOC # 57 - Fears

This weeks theme for the challenge over at Left of Center is 'face your fears'.  Our wonderful sponsor is Ike's Art and I've used Deamon for my project. I imagine anyone would be quite fearful if this face loomed out to you in the darkness of the night.


I've colored the deamon with pencils and then cut him out to add to my ATC.  I've used liquid glass over the eyes so they really do glow.

I was playing around in photoshop and altered my ATC and found this way to be terrifying as well.



Yikes!  Please join us over at LOC and show us your fear creations or any of your LOC projects :)

Monday, December 1, 2014

PunkYouGirl - # 19 Creepy Christmas

Hello my creative friends!  It's time for a new challenge over at PunkYouGirl Challenges.  This month's theme is Creepy Christmas and our sponsor is Stitchy Bear Stamps.  I have used Eric the Zombie to make my card.  


I've colored him with pencils and cut him out to layer on my card.  Eric looks rather sad to me, I'm thinking he must have been bad this year and Santa isn't going to leave him any brains or body parts to snack upon, poor Eric.

Now head on over to PYG Challenges to see what the rest of the DT has created for their Creepy Christmas cards and I hope you join in the fun.

Friday, November 21, 2014

LOC #55 - Gremlins

Hello Friends! It's time for a new challenge at Left of Center Challenges.  This week our sponsor is Rick St. Dennis and our theme is 'gremlins'.  I've used this darling little monster Swixtus.


I've colored him with pencils and cut him out to add to my journal page. I made the back ground with several glimmer mists, white acrylic paint and the dots are stamped in black ink.

Please visit the LOC blog and check out all the creations from the DT and then find some gremlins and join in the fun!

Friday, November 7, 2014

LOC # 53 - Celebrate/Fireworks

Hello my crafty friends! Today over at Left of Center Challenges it's time for a new challenge. This week we have a brand new sponsor, SLS Lines.  They have so many amazing images, you really need to go check them out - plus play along this week and you have a chance to win some of their awesome images!



I have made a 6x6 fat page using Mad Court Jester. I've colored her with pencils and have fussy cut her out to layer on my page. I started with a black CS base then added a black design paper that has little glossy dots all over.  I thought they kind of look like fireworks in the night sky. I also added some green glitter glue but that doesn't really show up in the picture.

Now hurry over to LOC and check out all the DT makes - we have some new DT members joining us woohoo!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Punk You Girl - November Challenge

Hello Friends! It's time for challenge #18 - Inpired By Poe over at Punk You Girl Challenges.  Our sponsor this month is the amazing Ike's Art.  I have used Poe Skull Bust for my card, I've colored him with pencils then cut him out to add to my card.


Wouldn't you like to win your own fabulous images from Ike's Art? Well what are you waiting for, head over to PYG to join in the fun. Remember that anything project dark and scary will be accepted, but you get brownie points if you go with the theme :)

Happy Stamping!

Friday, October 31, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 31 & LOC #52

It's day 31 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.

This month just flew by, I wanted to say thank you once again to all of you who have been visiting and leaving such wonderful comments each and every day.  We had the largest number of participants ever for the 31 days and there are so many amazing projects. I've really enjoyed this year, altho I'm happy that I will be able to go to bed earlier next month :)

For my last project for the 31 Days of Halloween Hop I have made a card using Back Bend - Toxic Ballerina from Smeared Ink. 


It's also time for a new challenge over at Left of Center Challenges and our sponsor happens to be Smeared Ink!  The theme for this week is Vintage Halloween.  Plus there are still a few more days to get your entry in for the DT call at LOC.  I've you've had fun on this 31 Days Hop, imagine the fun you'll have creating these types of projects all year long!

Thanks again and Happy Halloween!

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 30, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 30

It's day 30 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 used an Demonic Babe from Simply B Stamps. She was offered as a FB freebie. Isn't she a beauty?! Sh'es no longer available as a freebie, but you can still get her in Betty's shop.  You should also join the  Simply B Stamps FB page so you don't miss out on any future challenges and freebies :)


I couldn't decide which picture I liked best so I'm posting my top 2 :)  The first one I like the colors better, but it looks a bit blurry. The second one is less blurry but the colors look faded. I really should do my crafting during daylight hours so I can take better pictures.


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 29, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 29

It's day 29 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 card using the wonderful Druscillia the Demoness from Simply B Stamps. I have colored her with pencils and cut her out to layer on my card.


I ran over to Target on my lunch hour today and was picking up candy for the office when I came across some Halloween washi tape, woohoo!  I have added some to this card, the dots are really orange even tho they look red in the picture :(

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 28, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 28

It's day 28 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 done a journal page today.  The image is from Crafty Moments, one of the gals on the hop last year used these images and sent us over to her friend Vince's blog.


I've colored with pencils and fussy cut out. I was going to create a page but as I was flipping thru my journal I found this one that I made and never used. It has a layer of water color crayons and then several glimmer mists sprayed on top.

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 27, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 27

It's day 27 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 used Calypso from Smeared Ink. Many years ago I had a pet rat, Cleo, and she was the smartest rat ever.  So I colored Calypso to look like my Cleo.  I've added a hat that I cut out from a printed designer paper because even rats love Halloween and like to get in on the fun.


This is a 4x4 fat page on a black cardstock base.  Papers are from my stash. You can't really see in the photo but I've added liquid glass to her eyes.

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 26, 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 26

It's day 26 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 mad a tag using Edgar from the Octopode Factory. I've colored him with pencils and cut him out to place on my that that I have embossed with a bingo folder. I rubbed a purple ink pad (altho you can't tell in the picture) over most of the design and orange over the 31. I also stamped some bats from MFT and added them.


I can't believe that the month has gone so fast, only a few more days left of the hop.  Thanks again for stopping by, your wonderful comments encourage me thru all of my late night stamping :)

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.