Saturday, 15 August 2015

Progressive challenge Part 2 with RSD and more Smudgy Antics Challenge Fun

This is the final part of the August progressive challenge. If you joined in with the first part, you will be entitled to claim from Monique the image that is required for this installment. If you didn't.... well it's available from the shop, an image that was originally created for a perpetual calendar and has, to this day, received more than a couple of favourable reviews. We're looking forward to all those variations that you all manage to come up with.

So here is my take on the challenge as part of the EDT I have come up with a rather nifty card.

I coloured up Helen's August Mouse with copics and fussy cut and set to one side. I then ran some white cardstock through an embossing folder. I then inked up the matching border embossing folder and ran cardstock through twice to get a letterpress effect border. I attached the main piece and the two borders to black cardstock and cut to size to fit a white card base. Before attaching to the base a strip of black satin ribbon was attached to the centre panel. The main image was then added using 3d foam to give depth. To finish a black satin bow was added to the top.
Now onto part two of this post another make for the Smudgy Antics Challenge as part of the DT for the midway reminder post over on the Smudgy Antics Blog.
I decided to create a mini mixed media canvas using the As Death Rubber set from Smeared Ink. I got the inspiration from a tutorial via DecoArt which can be found HERE I did not follow the tutorial completely as I decided to create my own spin on it but was great for inspiration. I am quite pleased with the finished result.
I do hope you will stop by the Smudgy Antics Blog to see some amazing DT Inspiration.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Death with Smudgefest 2015 Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of Smudgefest!  For all the details on the challenge and rules, please head on over to the Smeared  and Smudged blog HERE.
The Challenge for Day 5 is Fibre Friday.
Today your challenge is to incorporate some sort of fiber, string, thread, or yarn into your project. You can use a little or a lot, the choice is yours!
Here's my take and make on todays challenge an ATC using Anatomy Skull Digi from Smeared ink as my focal point.
I started by creating my background using distress inks. I then inked up an embossing folder with archival ink added my background and embossed to get a letter press effect. I attached my embossed background to a mount board base to give stability. I then die cut a frame and inked it up. I then printed of three Anatomy Skulls coloured with distress inks, fussy cut and then added Decoart Media crackle glaze. Once dry distress ink was added to highlight the cracks. I then layered up the skulls with Decopage glue to give dimension. I attached the frame to the tag with brads, added the skull and then tied some black fluffy fibre stuff on one side of the ATC. To finish a sentiment was added to the bottom of the tag.
Alas this is my last day in participating in Smudgefest for this year as I am away for the weekend with my Daughter and Grandchildren. I hope you have enjoyed my creations this week as much as I have loved making them.
As always thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read.
Hugs Fiona.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Nevermore Tag with Smudgefest 2015 Day 4.

Welcome to Day 4 of Smudgefest!  For all the details on the challenge and rules, please head on over to the Smeared  and Smudged blog HERE.
The Challenge for Day 4 is Thrashed Thursday.
Dig really deep today and bring out your inner thrasher! Create a stamped project that is thrashed, slashed, torn, grunged, or decayed.
Here's my take and make on todays challenge.
 I decided to get Inky and oh so very grungy and distressed.
My project today is a Tag using images and text from Quoth the Raven Rubber set from Smeared Ink.
I created my tag background with Distress inks in Walnut stain, Vintage photo and old paper stamped onto my craft mat, spritzing with water and dragging the tag through it until I got the result I was happy with. Once dry I stamped a flourish in peeled pain Distress ink and then embossed down the left side to add texture and interest. I then stamped text from the rubber set onto cream paper and tore into a strip and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink and attached to the Right side of the tag. Now for the focal point of the tag. I stamped and then coloured Poe with Distress inks. I die cut a frame using a locket die from Spellbinders. This was then given a decayed and rusty effect by embossing with Distress embossing powder in Tea Dye twice. Mounted Poe into the frame and attached to the tag. I then stamped the raven also from the rubber set onto cream cardstock, fussy cut and inked the edges in Vintage photo distress ink and mounted onto the tag with 3d foam for definition. Swiped some cotton ribbon through vintage photo distress ink and attached to the tag with black organza ribbon to finish.
So that's me for Day 4.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Danse Macabre with Smudgefest 2015 Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of Smudgefest!  For all the details on the challenge and rules, please head on over to the Smeared  and Smudged blog HERE.
The Challenge for Day 3 is Wet Wednesday.
Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty! Derek Zoolander said it's challenge is to use some sort of wet medium in your project. So bust out the watercolors, paints, resins, nailpolish, or inks, and get messy!
Here's my take and make on todays challenge. I decided to get Inky very Inky Indeed !

My project today is a Tag Notebook. A little folder to carry around and jot down those all important notes. I used The Danse Macabre Rubber set from Smeared Ink . A folder was created from black 300gsm cardstock for stability and scored to make the panels. Cardstock cut to size to make panels  and then inked and stamped for the front covers. Inside a Memo pad was given a new Inked and stamped cover and attached to the back panel of the folder. Decorative paper was then added to the inside panels. A tag was stamped with a sentiment from the Danse Macabre Rubber set and attached to one side of the front cover to form the closure. To finish Black Organza ribbon attached to the tag to tie the Notebook closed.
A fun project to make which has so many possibilities.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

The Raven with Smudgefest 2015 Day 2.

Welcome to Day 2 of Smudgefest!  For all the details on the challenge and rules, please head on over to the Smeared  and Smudged blog HERE.
The Challenge for Day 2 is Tape Tuesday.
Whether it's washi, masking, duct, or scotch, we're challenging you to use some sort of tape in your project today! Don't limit yourself to the norm, find a creative use and WOW us!
Here is my take on the challenge. Now I don't normally use this stuff but guess what I have a bucketful of the stuff in my stash so today I finally used some.

I decided to create a card and used one of the Raven Rubber stamps from the  Quoth The Raven Rubber set from Smeared Ink. The Raven was stamped with Black versafine ink onto some speciality stamping cardstock. This was then inked with Distress inks in Scattered Strw, Rusty Hinge and Pumice stone. The word Raven also from the rubber set was stamped at the bottom. Frames were then cut from spellbinders dies Labels 28 and the image matted and layered and fastened with brads. The background and border was created using an  Embossing Folder set a freebie from a craft magazine. The border was matted onto black cardstock and then a Spooky Washi tape applied either side of the border. Organza Ribbon and a bow was then added before matting the border and main background onto a Craft Cardstock Base.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Monday, 3 August 2015

As Death with Smudgefest 2015 Day 1.

Welcome to Day 1 of SMUDGEFEST 2015 hosted by SMEARED INK.
 For  the next 7 days I will  (Time permitted) be making a project that fits in with the daily Theme and which also incorporates a SMEARED INK image.

Here are the rules: 

*Each morning from August 3rd through 9th, a new challenge will be posted. It will contain that day's theme and prize information. 

*To participate, you must make a project that fits the theme and add it to that day's post using Inlinkz. The link to add your entry will be located at the bottom of each post. Your project must be linked by midnight of the same day. Your link must go straight to the post on your blog containing your project, not your blog home page.

*Your project can be anything (card, scrapbook page, altered or 3-d item, etc) as long as it is handmade and stamped somewhere with either a rubber or digital stamp. All digital projects are allowed if it fits the theme. Feel free to think outside the box and have fun with your project! We are all about looking at things differently and look forward to the variety of projects we are sure to see.

*You must use AT LEAST 1 Smeared Ink image on your project to qualify for the daily prize drawing. You are allowed to use anything else that you like. If you just want to play along and aren't worried about qualifying for the prize, you do not have to include a Smeared Ink image.

*The daily winner will be chosen by random number and revealed later the next day in a separate post (not the daily theme post).

So, are you ready to play? Welcome to Day 1 of SmudgeFest!! 

The Challenge: 

Create a project that showcases a piece of metal! It can range from metal scrapbook embellishments, to paper clips, to items you would find at a hardware store. Decorate a metal object, or cut up a soda can. Use your imagination!
The Prize:
"Annabel Lee" single digi stamp from Smeared Ink

Here is my contribution for today. I decided to create a Tag using an image from the As Death Rubber set for my main image.
I started of by inking the whole tag with Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. Once dry I stamped my main image in Archival ink in potting soil and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to make the image pop. I then stamped over the whole tag with a script stamp using Pumice Stone distress ink. As the main image is embossed the ink from the script can quite simply be wiped away. The edges of the tag were also heat embossed with clear embossing powder to give some definition. I then die cut two pediments from Tim Holtz pediment die. These were then inked up with  Cracked Pistachio and Gathered twigs distress inks. The pediments were then embossed with the mini rays embossing folder from Tim Holtz. The pediments were then glued to top and bottom of the tag and to finish Metal Brads were added for decoration.
So that's me for Day 1.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Cranium Frankenstein with Smudgy Antics.

On the Smudgy Antics blog We continue to produce wickedly alternative art.
The new theme for this month
The TWIST this month is
For my DT contribution I decided to create an ATC featuring Frankenstein from Smeared Ink's Cranium set. I coloured him up with copics and then scanned into photoshop and added to the background I created. This was then printed off and attached to a mountboard ATC base.
Please keep your projects Dark, Macabre, Creepy, Saucy, Naughty, Wicked, or just plain Awesomely Unacceptable!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read
Hugs Fiona.