Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Smeared and Smudged April Blog Hop Day one and a giveaway.........

The time has once again arrived for the monthly Smeared and Smudged Member Blog Hop. The theme for April is:-
 
 
 
Below is the full blog roll, please visit all these wonderfully talented ladies
to  see each of their unique takes on this intriguing theme.
 

April Muse Three Day Blog Hop

Black Dragon
Susan R.
Fiona
Shell
Nan
 
For day one the theme is : All Fools Day....... create a project that is foolish or fun............................
 
For my contribution I decided to create an ATC. I went with the theme of the Circus. They are supposed to be fun right!!!! WELL NOT IN MY CIRCUS.........................
 
 I used The image Evil Carnival Clown Digital Stamp from our own Teri Sherman in her Etsy Store. I coloured him up with copics and then scanned into photoshop and added him onto my created background. Printed off and mounted onto black mountboard for stability. 
 
 

Your next stop is Shell. Do come back tomorrow for more Inspiration. I will be drawing a Random Winner from all the comments at the end of the hop to win everything I have created for this blog hop.
Happy Hopping folks and thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Fiona.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Mixed Media tag with Smudgy Antics.

As part of my DT commitment for Smeared Ink in association with the Smudgy Antics blog.I decided to create a Tag.
 All techniques used to create the tag were learnt in online classes from Andy Skinner using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics and Mediums.
I embossed the main background using a spellbinders 3d embossing folder and applied a rust technique. This was then mounted onto the tag.  The main focal image used is The Man Digi Single from the Specimen Jar set available at Smeared Ink. I coloured up the image with copics and then mounted onto a chipboard base and inked the edges. This was then attached to the tag base. I then die cut borders using a spellbinders die and painted with Media Fluid acrylic gold paint. The black antiquing cream was then applied and wiped back to give an aged metal effect and  patina gilding wax applied. The borders were then applied to top and bottom of the tag.
 
 
Full View.

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

Friday, 20 March 2015

Skullkabob Bookmarks with Airless Chambers

 
 
Good Morning I'm here today to share with as part of my EDT post over on the Airless Chambers blog  a set of bookmarks  using Skullkabob from Rick St Dennis Zibbet Store I coloured the image up using copics, then scanned into photoshop and printed out. I cut the three images to bookmark size then masked off the image and aged the background using distrees ink and inked the edges.The mask was then removed and put safely away for future use. I then ran them through the laminator to make them more sturdy, punched a hole in the top and finished of with ribbon and twine. A great companion to accompany you with a good read.
 
 
 
Skullkabob Bookmarks.
 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read today. I do hope you will go browse Rick's Zibbett store which now holds over 1000 images and still growing. The link is on the sidebar to your right.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Smeared and Smudged March Member Blog Hop

The time has once again arrived for the monthly Smeared and Smudged Member Blog Hop. The theme for March is:-
 
Below is the full blog roll, please visit all these wonderfully talented ladies
to  see each of their unique takes on this intriguing theme.

March Monthly Member Blog Hop

Black Dragon
Teresa
 Leslie Rahye 
Maureen
Susan R.
Ike
Fiona 
 
 
For my contribution I decided to create a portfolio to hold a host of wonderfully Mad Goodies.
 I started off by opening up Photoshop and creating a portfolio in a wonderland theme to hold all the other extra pieces I decided to create. This was then printed out, cut and assembled.
 
 
                                                                      Portfolio Front.
 
 
Portfolio Back. 
 
 
 
 I then decided to create an Alice ATC,printed, cut and attached to a mount board atc base for stability and the edges inked.
 
 
 
Curious ATC.
 
 

 I then created an Alice bookmark, printed twice, glued back to back then ran through a laminator for added protection. A hole punched in the top and co-ordinating ribbon added to finish.
 
 
Alice Bookmark.  

 
 
For my final piece to complete the collection I created a 5x7 main piece in photoshop and added the Skully  Queen in the background from the Grandmaster  Digi Stamp Set available from Smeared Ink. This was then printed, cut and attached to a mount board base for stability and the edges inked to finish.
                                                              Wonderland Madness
                            5x7 Mounted Print.                              

 
 
 The Complete Collection.
 
Your next stop is Black Dragon. I hope you have been Inspired I know I have. Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Fiona.




Sunday, 15 March 2015

RSD Progressive Challenge March-Part 2.

 
I2m here today with my EDT contribution to part 2 of the progressive challenge over on the
 
The theme is still
SPRING/EASTER
Basically any project with a spring or Easter theme using an image from either of the shops of Rick St Dennis on Etsy or Zibbet will fit the bill.
 
There is still the Art Contest and the Colouring Contest on-going in the Facebook Group. The Art contest for finished projects the Colouring contest for just a coloured image. Of course using one of Rick's images is mandatory.
Team B has worked their magic for you today so be sure to head over to the
Sparkle and Glitter Blog to check out their gorgeous makes!
For my contribution I decided to use the fabulous Ekaterina Easter . I coloured her up with copics  and then masked her out and stamped my background using complimenting colours of ink. I was going for quite a simple design so as to show of the image itself. Think I achieved what I had in in mind.
 
 
 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.
 

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Saturday Inspiration with Smudgy Antics and Smeared Ink

I'm here to inspire you today with a tag created using Creepmas Centerpiece by Teri Sherman available at Smeared Ink. I printed the image onto 300gsm cardstock and coloured with distress inks. I then masked the focal image and made an inky background with distress inks and stencils. This was then cut and mounted onto to mountboard for stability. The edges inked and cotton binding for a ribbon to finish.
 
 
 
 

I hope you will  stop by The Smudgy Antics Blog to take part in the current Anything Goes Challenge. The info is on the sidebar to your left on the Smudgy Antics Blog. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Fiona.


Friday, 6 March 2015

Smudgy Antics DT Inspiration with the Grim Reaper

Here's my DT Inspiration for Smeared Ink over at Smudgy Antics in the form of a Tag. I used  The Grim Reaper  from Teri Sherman available in the Smeared Ink Store. I coloured the image up with copics then scanned into photoshop . I created my tag background then placed the image in a pleasing manner. Added a gothic frame and to finish the quote. The word fear is from the Other Side of Fear  set also available in the Smeared Ink Store. I then printed out, attached to a tag cut from mountboard , inked the edges and finished with Ribbon.
 
 
 
 
Hope you check out the DT Inspiration over at Smudgy Antics and enter our Anything Goes Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs Fiona.