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!
~steph

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!



Thursday, October 24, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 24

Hello again! It's day 24 of the 5th annual Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop, check out all the details on Terra's blog.


I've made a card today with Succubus 5 from Smeared Ink.   The way she was sitting reminded me of a gargoyle so I colored her silvery grey so she might look like stone. :)

Sorry for the short post today, I'm exhausted.

Next stop Anna.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 23

 Hello once again my friends! It's day 23 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. To see what this is all about or to see if you are a winner please hop over to Terra's blog.



I've made another mini journal page today. This zombie businessman is another one of my friend Charina's images she drew for me, and exciting news she's working on getting a blog up and running with her images for sale.  As soon as she's all set up I will let you all know :)
I colored him with pencils and fussy cut him out. For my journal page I started with stamping 'beware' in grey and black all over my pages. Then I swiped the pages with my purple ink pad then around the edges with my lime ink pad.  I have this cool stencil from The Crafters Workshop called Mini Branches (TCW208S).  First I sprayed grape glimmer mist then moved my stencil slightly and sprayed with black dylusions. I was messy fun :)  Then I added Mr. Zombie with some foam tape so he pops off the page.

Thanks for visiting and all the kind comments all month long.

Next stop..... Anna.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 22

We are almost to the end of this fabulous journey organized by Smeared & Smudged. For all the details and to see the daily winners head on over to Terra's blog.


This freaky little gnome was drawn by my friend Charina. I've been telling her for a while that she should use her awesome drawing talent to make some digi stamps. I asked for a zombie gnome and boom the next day she sends me this fab image!  I colored him with pencils and used some foam tape to pop him off my card. He's not wearing the traditional gnome colors, but he's a knife wielding zombie gnome so I wasn't about to argue with him.  The sentiment is from an older CTMH set in my stash.

Next stop in the hop... Anna.


Monday, October 21, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 21

Hello again! By now you know what's going on (I hope), but just in case you don't this is the 5th Annual Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. You can find more information over on Terra's blog.


This was a quick little ATC I whipped up using an adorable image from Dilly Beans Stamps. This little guy is #278 winged monster  :)

Next stop is Anna.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 20

Hello my Halloween Hopping Friends! Its day 20 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  All the info and the first stop of the hop is at Terra's Blog.


I've made another journal page today, but in my larger water color paper journal. :)  I used water color crayons for the orange-ish background. Sentiment is from CTMH, background stamps are from Unity and of course the darling grumpie is from Smeared Ink.  

Next stop on the hop... Anna.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 19

Welcome back my friends! This is the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop and all the deets of this grand even can be found on Terra's blog.  Thank you all for your kind comments each and every day, I really appreciate them :)




For my project i have used Zombie Stella from Meljen's Designs. Isn't she a cutie! I've colored her with pencils used foam tape to add her to my card.


Next stop... Anna

Friday, October 18, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 18

Happy Friday! This is the Smeared & Smudged  31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. You can find all the details, clues, sponsors and winners over on Terra's blog.



For my journal page I have used an older Smeared Ink stamp. I've colored this fae with pencils and sponged ink all around him. A quick but fun to create page :) 


Next stop... Anna.  


Thursday, October 17, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 17

Welcome back friends! Just in case you stumbled across my blog and are wondering what all the hoopla is about the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop, you can head on over to Terra's blog to check out all the deets and see what awesome sponsors are taking part in this years hop.

I've seen so many inspiring fat pages on this hop I decided to make one for my own collection.


I started with a black CS base and my image is from Wonderstrange. I colored with pencils and lots of glitter. In fact I'm still waiting for those eyes to dry but I had to get my pic done so I could go to bed :)  I also added some white dots down the side with a gel pen.

Now go see what Anna has created for today.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 16

It's day 16, can you believe how fast this Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop is going?!?!  All the deets are on Terra's blog.


I made a quick little ATC for today. Some old CTMH stamps and kraft CS and colored pencils.

Next stop on the hop... Anna.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 15

Hello my creeptastic friends! Today is day 15 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. You can find all the info on the hop over on Terra's blog. She's posted a bunch of winners so if you've been playing along on the scavenger hunt hurry on over to see if you're a lucky winner.

I've been playing in my journal again, this time with Stumpie the Grumpie from Smeared Ink.  I made my page green on the bottom and blue on the top and my grumpie blue on the bottom and green on the top. I will also be entering this page into the current challenge over at Smudgy Antics. The theme is to only use Smeared Ink stamps. There is still plenty of time to join in the fun :)

Next stop on the hop is Anna.

The Wicked Bloggers list on my side bar has been updated :)

Monday, October 14, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 14

Yay, for a 3 day weekend! I'm lucky enough to have the day off on this 14th day of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  Just a reminder you can find the rules the hints and the previous days winners over on Terra's blog.


I've made an ACT today using an image from Wonderstrange Arts. You can find this skellie dude right here. I colored him with pencils, cut him out and used some foam tape to add him to the ATC. I have a black CS base then white CS that I embossed and went over with an ink pad and the swirl is from MFT. (I'm too tired to go digging thru my embossing folders at the moment, but I'll update later with the pattern)

Thanks for stopping by!
Next stop is Trisha   complete blog list is to the left in case you get lost.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 13

I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend! Today is day 13 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. To check out the rules or to see if you are winner on the daily scavenger hunt please head on over to Terra's blog.

For today's project I decided on another rolodex card, I'd forgotten how fun they are :) I covered it with gesso and used my watercolor crayons. After I blended with water I took  paper towel and dabbed off the extra water - I loved how the texture of the gesso showed better after taking some of the color away. On a separate piece of CS I stamped my skull from Inkadinkado and my sentiment from CTMH. I cut them out and added to the card. I stamped in pansy purple but it came out way darker than it usually does, but I like it anyway :) Then I used a purple metallic sharpie to add my dots around the edge.

Now head on over to see if Trisha has joined in the hop yet :)

(full list of wicked bloggers is on my sidebar)

Saturday, October 12, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 12

Yay for the weekend! It's day 12 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. All the rules can be found on Terra's blog. It's been a crazy week so this will be a quick post :)


Image is from Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. I stamped her in black ink and colored with pencils. My background was made with 3 different sprays. Sentiment if from an older CTMH set.

Next stop on the hop... Trisha.

Friday, October 11, 2013

31 Days - Day 11 & LOC #16

Happy Friday my friends! It's day 11 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. If this is the first you've heard of it you can find all the rules over on Terra's blog. I also have my DT project for Left of Center Challenges today.

First up is my 31 Days project and since it's Friday it's also Smeared Ink day. This was one of my first rubber purchases from Smeared Ink, way before I was into digi stamps. Unfortunately I searched the store and didn't find her for sale anymore so she must be one the retired sets. However there are many more awesome sets over there. 
First I stamped her in lt grey in my mini journal so I could see where her face would be. Then I added my water color crayons, greenish where her face would be and orange-ish everywhere else. Then when that was dry I stamped her in black ink. I then got out my various colors of glitter and went to town. I added some sparkley spider stickers but the sparkle didn't really show up in the photo.  

Over at Left of Center we have a new challenge starting that I know you can all join in on.  The theme is Halloween / black / orange ..... easy peasy for all you wicked bloggers and even the hoppers can grab their stamps and join in the fun.  Or if you like to create things out of the norm we always accept anything Left of Center :)  Our sponsor over there this time around is Limited Runs Digital Stamps. I got to play with Brad Nailed Zombie,

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and get some stamping time in :)

Next stop on the hop.... Trisha.

Thank you all for the comments on my rolodex card, you can see more of mine here and here are some cool ones I found on Pinterest.

I only used the gesso on my card so it wouldn't get too warped, plus it adds some texture as well. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 10

Day 10 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop, can you believe it ?!?! All the rules and other fun info can be found on Terra's blog.  For today I made a rolodex card. It's been a while since I've made one to add to my collection :)   First I covered the card with gesso because I wanted to make my fun water color crayon background.


Then I stamped my images in black ink.  I added some gems to the hat band and stapled on a bit of ribbon.

Next stop on the hop... Trisha.http://trishliciousandco.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 9

It's day 9 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. All the info can still be found here on Terra's blog.  :)
I'm back to creating in my journal today, mixing it up with a Dia De Los Muertos page.


I stamped my image from After Midnight Art Stamps.  The scribbled with my water color crayons and added some water to blend it all together. After it dried I added my border stamp from CTMH and colored her dress with pencils.

Short post today, it's been a crazy week at work already.

Next stop on the hop... Trisha.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 8

It's day 8 already of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. For all the rules, clues and to find out if you've won something yet please head on over to Terra's blog.
I had my journal page all planned out and then as I was searching thru my messy stash I came across a stamp I totally forgot I had. So I decided to whip up a tag since the stamp was way too big for my journal :)


I started with a kraft tag and spritzed some glimmer mist then stamped my long lost skeleton stamp from Tim Holtz. The sentiment is from an older CTMH set. I added some ribbon and it's ready to go.  I really should craft more often I'm finding all sorts of neat stuff in my stash :)

Next stop on the hop ...  Trisha. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 7

Welcome back my Halloween Loving Friends! Today is day 7 on the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. Rules and clues can be found on Terra's blog.  I was planning on getting a couple of projects done this weekend so I could relax a bit during the week, however I was glued to the TV watching season 3 of The Walking Dead since it finally was released on Netflix.  Now I'm so sad that I watched it all at once and its over :(  *sigh*  You will probably be seeing some zombies in the near future :)
For today's pages I glued down some book pages into my journal. The book shut and kinda got stuck at the center so when I pulled it apart it ripped so I decided to add a strip of washi tape to cove the ripped part.  Then I spritzed with some glimmer mist, I forget which colors maybe walnut and bronze? Then my mom stopped by with a Halloween present for me, the Tim Holtz mini blueprints set!!  Isn't she the BEST MOM EVER! So I used the gravestone stamped in black ink then I added some bats and the date using some of my CTMH stamp stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Next stop on the hop ...  Trisha.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 6

It's day 6 of the 5th annual Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  I hope you are having as much fun as I am :)  Make sure your first stop is Terra's blog where you can find all the rules and the daily clues for the hunt.

Today's journal page started with an image from Queen Kat Designs.  I fell in love with this little Masked Chick. I stamped with black ink then colored with pencils. I stamped on scrap paper to create a mask so I could stamp my background stamps (CTMH) in orange ink. Then I sprayed with grape glimmer mist.


Next stop on the hop... Trisha.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 5

Welcome back, it's day 5 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  For all the rules you must visit Terra's blog. She's also posting the daily winners so if you are participating the scavenger hunts you'll want to check that out to see if you've won anything.


Thanks for stopping by :)

Next stop on the hop.... Trisha. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 4

Happy Friday! It's day 4 of the 5th annual Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop! Since it's Friday it's also Smeared Ink Day, woohoo!  What that means is you'll be seeing lots of creations using images from Smeared Ink.  I have used one of my favorite SI sets, Quoth The Raven.  It is only available now to the Rubber Club members under Past Offerings. Check out their store for more info.


Another one of my visions that was awesome in my head and not so much once I got it on paper, lol. Played with my water color crayons  to create the background (can you tell I LOVE this) Then I use cross hatch stamp for added texture. The skull I stamped on white CS, cut it out and then sponged with orange ink until it was dark enough for me. In case you haven't guessed, the skull is supposed to be a jack-o-lantern. I used some brown ribbon as the stump and some green wire for the vines.  Can ya kinda see it???  hehe  Oh then I doodled a little bit with a white gel pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by and all the wonderful comments that you've left. Don't forget if you need a refresher on the rules head over to Terra's blog, plus she has the daily hint for the scavenger hunt. Complete blog list is on the left if you get lost.

Next stop on the hop...  Trisha.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  Make sure to stop by Terra's blog for the hint of the day.


My journal page today didn't turn out like I had envisioned. I made my own cloud stencil but I think I should have made the sky darker.  Oh well, lots more days to play / practice :)  Sponged the sky, stamped and then colored with pencils.

Next stop on the hop...  Trisha

Don't forget, if you get lost the entire list of Wicked Bloggers is to the left.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 2

Welcome back my Halloween Loving Friends!  It's day 2 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. If you get lost all the Wicked Bloggers are listed on the side.  Don't forget to start at Terra's blog so you can get your hint for the hunt :)  Here's my mini-journal page for today.

Same type of background as yesterday, just different colors and I let it drip more. Some stamps and some washi tape and a gem for my crows eye.

Happy Hopping!

next stop Trisha.....


see way less wordy ;)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 1

Happy October 1st!!  You know what that means right?!?!?  It's time for the Smeared & Smudged Annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop! This is year 5 and I'm so excited to participate once again. You can find all the rules and info on this super fun hop over on Terra's blog.   If you just happened upon my blog you'll want to head over there to check it out and start the hop from the beginning.  If you get lost along the way I have the complete list of Wicked Bloggers over on my side bar.  Not only will you be able to feast your eyes upon Halloween goodness all month long, you can win stuff too, how awesome is that?!?! Like I said before you can find all the deets on Terra's blog.

Now to my first project.  My mom and I found these mini journals at the craft store a while back and we thought these would be great since sometimes we are intimidated by a giant journal page.  So I decided to break it in on the Halloween Hop :)



Oh my gosh this size is perfect for a little bit of artsy fun!  It's approximately 3ish" x 4ish".  I started by gesso-ing the pages. Once dry I added some color with my water color crayons. These are so fun to play with when you want to create backgrounds. I used yellow and vermillion to get the orange color I wanted, after all what's Halloween without a little bit of orange.  You just blend your scribbles with a wet paint brush and voila - a background!




Then I stamped in black directly on the pages (once dry) using a few of my older CTMH stamps.  I added some dots with a metallic sharpie and added my journaling.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I promise I wont be so "wordy" the rest of the month, I know there are lots of stops for you all to make.

Next stop on the hop is Trisha....

Thursday, September 26, 2013

LOC Challenge #15

Welcome back my friends! We have a new challenge over at Left of Center Challenges, this time around you need to include some element of water in your creations.
Our generous sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles and we all got to pick a mermaid to play with. :)  For my creation I've used Unchained Melody.


I've used colored pencils on my image and a couple shades of blue CS and blue ink to stamp my background.  I was hoping my circle stamps would represent bubbles :)
Please make sure to stop by the LOC blog to meet our newest DT members and to check out everyone's mermaid creations. Then grab your tamps and join in the fun!  Don't forget you can either follow the given theme or create something left of center.