Thursday, 17 September 2015

Smeared and Smudged Member Blog Hop and a new release from Smeared Ink.

Good morning and welcome . The time has come around again for the
 monthly Smeared and Smudged member blog hop. 
 The theme for September is Steampunk and to coincide with the theme a new set of Steampunk Grumpies have been released in the Smeared Ink shop YAY!!
Below is the full blog roll, please visit all these wonderfully talented ladies. 
Smeared Ink
Black Dragon
Susan R.
                    Fiona - you are here
Leslie Rahye
Susan S.
For my contribution I decided to create a tag using one of the fabulous new steampunk Grumpies and what a distinguished little Grumpie he is. I started by created my tag base by running through a Tim Holtz metalwork embossing folder. I then inked with vintage photo and walnut stain distress inks and attached to a tag base cut from mountboard to give stability. I then coloured up the Li'l Grumpie with copics, fussy cut and then mounted onto black cardstock to make him pop and attached to the tag base. I added some DecoArt Liquid Glass to the pocket watch covering his eye. I die cut two gears from chipboard and applied a rusty technique. Added brass findings and Ideology spinners and glued to the tag base. A sentiment was stamped onto cardstock, ripped and inked with distress ink then attached with staples. Paper ribbon and curled rusty wire were then added to finish. Love this li'l fella I need them all.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Your next stop is Elenor.
Hugs Fiona.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Double Duty With Smeared Ink and Rick St Dennis MFA Progressive Challenge.

Good Morning and welcome. I am doing double duty today as part of the Smeared Ink and Rick St Dennis Design Teams.
First up is my contribution over on The Smudgy Antics Blog as part of the Smeared Ink Design Team for the September Challenge of Anything Goes Midway post. You still have time to get your entries in. I decided for once to keep it CAS in the form of a card using one of the new images available in the Smeared Ink shop called Mikal. I coloured him up with copics added a sentiment and doodled a border to bring it all together. Some simple matting and layering before adding to the 8x8 card base. Voila done. Quite pleased how this one turned out.

Next up my contribution with Team B in The Progressive Challenge over on the Sparkle and Glitter Blog as part of the Rick St Dennis EDT. I decided to get into the spirit of Christmas ( it will be upon us way too soon ) in the form of a tag using Rick's delightfully creepy image Carnivorous Angel BUTCH I coloured him up with copics fussy cut and then mounted onto black cardstock and fussy cut again to make him pop. I created a tag base using distress inks and embossing. Added the image with 3d foam and then added the sentiment and a ribbon to finish.

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

Monday, 7 September 2015

Haunted Design House New Challenge:-The Nights are Drawing In.

I'm back with a new challenge over at Haunted Design House. It's September, and that means Halloween is fast approaching! Are you ready? We Minions can't wait. But before we get there. we have September's challenge to share with you, and this month's theme is :_

The Nights are Drawing in.
As always, feel free to interpret that in any way your gruesome minds desire.
Something that traditionally comes out at night or an evening. Think Night scenes, Bats, Vampires Ghosts and Ghoulies or just use dark colours.
 Remember to keep it dark and creepy.
The inspiration for my piece came from  worshipping the Dark Arts which traditionally happens at night, so a Devilish inspired box was created to hold all the trinkets and stuff to practice those dark art rituals.
I started with a blank MDF box and gave it two coats of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon Black. DecoArt Media Black Gesso was then applied to all sides and box lid to create texture. I then used DecoArt Media black Modelling paste through a pentagram stencil created and cut by me on my brother Scan n Cut. Also used a  fleur de lys stencil in all four corners on the box lid.
I then used Decoart Media black modelling paste through two border stencils on all four box sides. Once dry the stencils for the lid and box sides were re-applied and DecoArt Media fluid acrylic in silver was applied using a stencil brush. Once dry the box inside and out was given two coats of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish. To finish a Reaper Skull was cast and painted and added to the box lid.

I do hope you will join us over at Haunted Design House for this months challenge.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Voodoo Who Do with Rick St Dennis MFA.

Hello I'm here today to show you an altered Book I recently made which is showcasing on The Airless Chambers Blog as one of my Design Team Projects..
 I used an image from Rick St Dennis MFA's Voodoo Digi Sheet as my focal design point for the front cover. I created my cover design in photoshop, printed out and attached to the book covers and lined inside with black card to cover the joins. I then printed my main image and coloured with copics, fussy cut and attached to a background. An Arch frame was die cut using chipboard and a rusty treatment applied. The main image was attached to the frame and glued onto the front cover of the book. Paper roses and a banner were then added to the bottom of the frame.

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

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Smeared Ink Returns Woot!!!!

Good Morning. Exciting news to share today Terra and Tori of SMEARED INK have decided to open up shop again YAY!!!!!
Smeared Ink offers both unmounted rubber and digital art stamps that embrace alternative, gothic, edgy, and unique designs. We thrive on different and unusual. We welcome the macabre and devious side of things, and pride ourselves on being one of the first "dark" stamp companies on the scene, paving the way for others and creating a community of alternative stampers.
To kick things off today with the re-opening of the shop the Smeared Ink Design Team are showcasing some fabulous projects on a blog hop using digital and Real Rubber Images from the Smeared Ink Store . I do hope you will participate and follow the blog roll below and of course visit the new Store and celebrate the return of Smeared Ink with us all.

Here is my contribution as part of the Smeared Ink DT using one of the images from the L'il Grumpies real rubber set. I decided to make a Tealight Box Card. Tutorial can be found here on the Stampartic blog. I then proceeded to follow the tutorial to create the box. I then  filled the box with  scented tea lights. I then created the book cover and matted and layered with cardstock and papers.  The inside was then also decorated and a sentiment attached.The tealight box was then attached to the inside of the cover. The grumpie image was stamped using archival ink and coloured up with copics. A mask was then added and the background coloured with distress inks. This was then matted onto black cardstock and before attaching to the front of the book cover a piece of organza ribbon was attached to the book cover and the main image attached to secure the ribbon in place.

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