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.
 
 
 
 
BLOG ROLL



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.


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 best...today'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.