Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Here is a look at the new release:
Monday, March 28, 2011
My Smeared Ink creation today starts out with PTI cardstock in Lemon Tart. Using Smeared Ink's - Urban Decay set, I inked the background using the chain link fence stamp with SU! Daffodil Delight ink.
I then used the fence from the Killer Bo Peep set and stamped it using SU! Early Espresso ink. And I placed the fence vertically - as if it were a ladder.
I used my quickie glue pen to color in the fence and used my yellow Doodlebug glitter to sparkle it all up. I then grabbed my new Spellbinders Nesties - Label Nine dies and using both Basic Grey (larger) and Bo Bunny (smaller) and inked up one of the amazing stamps from the Inky Dreams set. I inked the word ART in all of it's splattery goodness up with Momento ink in Tuxedo black.
As lasting touches, I used some new seam binding for my golden bow and white linen twine around my die cut to tie a tiny and thin bow.
I hope you have enjoyed and been inspired!! See you tomorrow for our Smeared Ink End of Term hop!!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I think I'm going to try to make a frame or something for it to hang in my craft room...I got the background paper idea from the Ink Stains blog I did take some pictures of how I did it that I will share with you later, but it is allot of papers and I think all of them are from Lisa's Scrapfactory Etsy store....The flowers I glimmer misted black glued a lil jewel in the middle.... I then used my symbology of angels stamp and gave him a bunch of black hair and makeup to match the crow...he is a little buff but it works...and the background stamps are from quoth the raven..oh and the little crows are from Holy City! thanks for taking a lookie look, see ya around the forum!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Smeared Ink Design Team Call
Do you have a different way of looking at things when it comes to rubber stamping? Smeared Ink is looking for Design Team Members and Monthly Guest Design Team Members to join the Smeared and Smudged team.
Smeared Ink is a rubber stamp company that features edgy, unique, wild, sometimes dark, and fun art stamps and digis. We're looking for team members who are not afraid to think outside of the box and express themselves in interesting ways through their projects.
To see some of the current DT members work, visit our Smudgy Antics Design Team Blog at http://www.smudgyantics.blogspot.com. To view the types of stamps you would be working with, please visit our shop at http://www.smearedink.com
Requirements for Smeared Ink Design Team Members:
*You must have an active blog related to rubber stamping/paper arts or mixed media arts where you can post and talk about your Design Team projects.
*You must be or become a member of the Smeared and Smudged Forum on Ning. You can visit our forum at http://www.smearedandsmudged.ning.com
*You must be able to upload quality photos and/or scans of your projects.
*DT members are required to design a minimum of four items per month, including three cards or paper art (scrapbook pages, etc.) and one altered item. Two of these items must use Smeared Ink stamps exclusively. They must be posted on the design team blog AND your personal blog, and also be physically mailed in by the end of each month. (Please note if samples are not received by us each month, you may forfeit your free stamp set for the following month). The other two items can use any stamps and supplies that you like, and must be posted to the design team blog and optionally on your blog.
*DT Members are required to participate in and make a project for Smeared Ink New Release Blog Hops. These will generally occur every three months, but may also include special releases. During months that contain a hop, this will be a fifth required project.
* DT Members are required to submit at least one step by step tutorial per four month term. This can be written out with pictures, or can be a video tutorial. It should contain the use of at least one Smeared Ink stamp. The tutorial can be project or technique based.
* You must actively participate in The Vent group on the Smeared and Smudged forum. A minimum requirement is two posts a week. You must check and actively participate in the Design Team group on the forum.
* You must promote Smeared Ink Stamps thru your blog, and whenever you see an opportunity.
*International Applicants welcome.
Benefits of Smeared Ink Design Team:
* Your blog projects (and of course you!) will be showcased on the Smudgy Antics Blog, Smeared and Smudged Forum, and Smeared Ink Facebook Page.
*Your physically mailed projects will be featured on the Smeared Ink website gallery and also used in displays during conventions and craft fairs.
* We will send you one free stamp set (our choice) per month to use in your projects.
*You will receive exclusive DT Member discounts on non-stamp products, including Graphic 45, Tattered Angels, and any other products that we choose to carry.
* Occasionally, you MAY receive freebie products from our Smeared and Smudged forum monthly challenge sponsors (not guaranteed, as this is the sponsors choice). In order to qualify for these products if they are offered, you must be in good standing with your DT requirements.
* You get to network with other wicked awesome stampers who share the same love for out-of-the-norm stamping and techniques.
* You get to sport a really cool S&S Button on your blog.
To Apply, please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictures of four rubber stamped projects that best represent your style of stamping. These projects must each use rubber stamps somewhere on the project, and you must include at least one card and at least one altered item. (No all-digital projects allowed). New projects are not necessary, just choose your favorites that represent you and your style the best.
What do you think you can bring to the Smeared Ink Design Team? We want to know what makes you tick!
If you could choose one word to describe yourself, what would it be?
What is your favorite non-stamp product or tool to use in your art and why?
Do you feel you can meet all the requirements listed above?
Please list past and present Design Team experience. (Experience not necessary to apply)
Are you interested in applying for Full Time DT status, Monthly Guest DT status, or either?
Deadline for Submissions is midnight on Sunday, March 27, 2011
Winners will be contacted by the evening of Tuesday, March 29, 2011
DT term will run for four months starting April 1, 2011
*Our monthly guest designers will be invited from the Design Team applications.
I colored her using my markers and pencils. Then I took some kraft card stock and stamped the “Bite Me” from Smeared Ink’s Teen Style Sayings set. Clear embossed it. Then I took my Martha Stewart drippy stencil (originally made for decorating cupcakes), and used some Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist to make the background pop. The mist doesn’t stick to where the embossing is, which I think looks really cool.
I know…I know…you wanna see the up, right? Meet Abigail…our little Potcake from Turks & Caicos. :)
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I have been neglecting my adored QUOTE THE RAVEN smeared ink stamp set....... so sorry guys but this week its back to MR POE..... ............... ITS ANOTHER 'WALL-ART' PIECE....................
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
and I have a fun birthday card to share with you....
I just love this Candy is Dandy stamp set its so much fun to play with and you can do so much with it! My ice cream cone image was colored with markers and the senti is embossed... the inspiration for this came from my desire for ice cream all the time :)
thanks for taking a peek see ya next week!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Since it’s Friday, that means it’s my turn to share a Smeared Ink creation with you. I tied this one into this week’s Macabre Monday (Alas…Poor Yorick). I chose to use one of the Glam Vamps (Christine) along with the skull from the Quoth the Raven set.
I promise you my card isn’t cut crooked…it’s just the photographer. ;) I colored this hot little chica up with my watercolor markers and a touch o’ colored pencils.
Can I just say that I want her boots?! My sentiment is from Stampers Anonymous. I thought it was pretty snarky! Alas…poor Yorick!
The sun washed out the color a bit here…but I wanted you to see that I embossed the skulls in clear. Sooooo….? What do you think? I like it, personally…but I would rather you toot my horn for me! ;)
Hey! Didja know that the Smeared Ink Design Team is having a DT call! YOU could be one of US! How rad would that be?!? Read all the deets HERE. You’ll be glad ya did! Have an inspiring day!!!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Todays piece is Vintage.... i have used images from SMEARED INKS digi set SMITTEN..... and teamed them with a London/England/ Victorian theme. There is a tonne of 'stuff'' on here.... lace and pearls..... flowers and hearts.... butterflies.... oh my... i'm going girly!
I hope i have inspired at least one of you to use up your scraps.... all your bits and bobs.... broken jewelry, tiny off cuts of fabric.... anything you have laying around.
See you next week here, or sooner on the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
List of Ingredients:
Image: Victoria Case digi
flower from Killer Bo peep Smeared Ink(not that the picture shows it for some reason!!!)
Cardstock: Stampin up
Monday, March 14, 2011
My bunny is inked with Momento Ink in Tuxedo Black and colored in with my Copics. I paired my image with pinks and greens for spring along with sparkly bling and stitched ribbon. I, of course, added some lime green stitching to my two main panels.
I hope you've enjoyed my simply cute creation today!!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
I used the Killer Bo Peep's Build a Garden set and first stamped and masked and stamped my mushrooms, then I masked and stamped my Bopeep and her lil sheep, I then colored everything with markers and colored pencils, I added some puffy snow stuff to my sheep and tinted it a little with a brown marker, I then stamped and cut out my flowers to go around the top, tied it with ribbon...and there I have it...a really cool pen holder from a metal Pirouline canister.... my motivation for this was the challenge from our Sugar our guest DT this month...she challenged us to make something green... color and recycled.
thanks for taking a look, and be sure to stop by the Forum for more great inspiration and challenges!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Seriously, she is totally cool. But uber detailed. It took me quite a while to finish her up, because I really wanted to plan out her colors. And I really like the end result!
I only used watercolor markers for this image. No pencils! I know, it’s a shocker! I was really worried about the hair. I wanted to make sure it was just right. And by golly, it’s just how I pictured it should be!
Here you can see that I added a lot of glitter. All the white has Stickles, and I used some around the edge of the image as well. If you click on this or any of my other photos, you can see them bigger.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Today I have for you the Mardi Gras Queen! I know she is actually the High Priestess from the Morbidly Adorable Tarot 1 Set, but today she is the Mardi Gras Queen!!! With her bed of beads she is standing on, I don't know if she will throw them or not, but you can always flash her some skin in the hopes that she will!! She also has beads floating around her, how she does that and still finds the time to interact while on the float I will never know!!!
Morbidly Adorable Tarot set
Mardi Gras Beads
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
This is my first time using this image and I had so much fun with it, I added glitter to some of his scales and some liquid glass to his eye, and the rest is in colored pencils. For some reason every time I look at this image I just laugh! I love the grumpies!
Be sure to stop by the forum today, there is a new Mixed Media class starting hosed by the lovely Meredith!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
I colored Tori (yes! That is actually Tori!) in with colored pencils, and I added a touch of color to the cemetery using chalk.