Smeared and Smudged Ink 12th Day of Christmas blog hop

As all good things must come to an end, this is the final day of the Jolly Blogger’s 12 Days of Christmas blog hop at Smeared and Smudged Ink.  I hope you have enjoyed my creations that I’ve shared.  I know I’ve certainly enjoyed participating  and reading the kind comments that have been left.  It is awesome to see a count of all the visits to the blog this month.  I hope that you’ll continue to return and maybe I’ve provided a bit of inspiration or a smile.  And if you haven’t, please follow the blog hop blog roll at right to check out the awesome pieces each of the bloggers have shared and leave them some love.  You’ll be glad you did!

Today is a Smeared Ink challenge day and I have one last Grumpie to share for the holidays. 

Smeared Ink challenge Day 12–Grumpie Style

Today I played a bit with paper piecing.  All of the papers are Basic Grey from the Eva collection.  The big whopper Grumpie from the Lil Occasions Grumpies set by Smeared Ink was stamped with Archival ink by Ranger in Jet Black on each of the 3 papers.  The sentiments are from the same set and stamped on the green page only.  The green page and background page have a mottled effect that drew me to them but it doesn’t show up as well on the finished project.  I cut out the green fellow with his fish hat but cut out the fish eye for the next layer.  I cut out the fish only from the polka dotted layer, then layered them all in place and adhered over the stamped image on the background page.  The background page had been torn to size to create a deckle edge around it first.  The sentiments were cut out and adhered.  Then the final  touch was Diamond Stickles to highlight parts of the fish and the sentiments.  He hopped into the tree and I took his picture.

Enjoy your holidays, wherever and however you celebrate.  A very Merry Christmas to everyone and a blessed & happy New Year 2011.  Party like a Grumpie! But remember that Grumpies live to party another day, so don’t drink and drive! Thanks for visiting.  P.
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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tami
    Dec 23, 2010 @ 13:45:43

    This put a big smile on my face. O love how the fish eye looks like it belongs to the grumpie peeking out from a hole in his hat!

    Reply

  2. Alex
    Dec 23, 2010 @ 14:18:25

    This is GREAT. Fabulous colors and paper piecing. The Grumpies are so fun and make me smile! Love all your creations!

    Reply

  3. Jane
    Dec 23, 2010 @ 17:29:16

    Great project love the grumpies merry christmas
    Luv Jane xxx

    Reply

  4. Donna Mundinger
    Dec 23, 2010 @ 18:43:30

    OMG!!! this is a riot. Love, love, LOVE it! xxD

    Reply

  5. lisa
    Dec 23, 2010 @ 22:27:45

    wonderful job with the paper piecing! love the grumpie!

    Reply

  6. Steph
    Dec 24, 2010 @ 01:21:08

    Too cute! I love the paper you chose for the fish and the sentiments are perfect.

    Merry Christmas

    Reply

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