Day 7 of Smeared Ink’s 12 Days of Christmas 2011

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

I was in a swap for Christmas rowhouses and I thought I’d share one today. The papers are from Recollections. The finished size is about 4″x6″. Santa is from Hampton Art–Graphic 45 collection, stamped with Archival Jet Black and colored with Bic Markers. I cut him out and placed him at the door with my ATG gun. The wreath is Vintage Christmas Flower Soft. The door is a True Blue Wood Tile sticker from the Woodstone Collection by Cloud 9 designs. Hope you’ll enjoy! The hop list is included in the right sidebar.

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DAY 6 I’ll remember this when you do the fireworks for Independence Day!!

VERY funny guys!!

Thinking this card may get reworked into a wall hanging/decoration. I stamped the Lil Grumpie from the Holidays collection, cut & colored him in his predicament & placed the presents around him. He’ll go great with the Smeared Ink presents from the new release too (but someone went shopping yesterday and needs to print the presents for next time.) Be sure to visit the rest of the hoppers in the list at right, leave them some love & the hop will be back on Tuesday. There’s a new Smudgy Antics challenge going up on Monday too. Enjoy!

Day 5–a little irony for the Smeared Ink 12 Days of Christmas 2011

Six Geese a'laying ATC

Ironic that my project is for the traditional 6th day of Christmas (Six Geese a’laying) and today is the 5th day of our hop. I used a red cardstock ATC base, a Paper Studio scrap, and the text is a trimmed business card, stamped with Archival Jet Black Ink and a Recollections text rubber stamp. The primary image is from Beccy’s Place blog (Dec. 2010 she did the entire 12 Days of Christmas in digis & that’s on my list of projects.) The gorgeous grays, bronze eggs & light olive green vine & leaves are colored with Prismacolor markers. These are complimented with Bic Markers for the lights, berries, nest & scarf. Printed on a Georgia Pacific white cardstock, colored & clipped out. I have a small text stamp that says, ‘six’ that’s hiding from me at the moment but I see it adding in red or green maybe. Add a fluffy bit of tulle in a bow & voila’! Hope you like it & that you’re enjoying hopping along!!

Day 4–Smeared Ink 12 Days of Christmas 2011

Pretty Snowflakes falling Wreath

This project has been modified to improve odds of photographing it, so it isn’t my favorite in this rendition but…I wanted to have our lovely lady peeking thru a window with the snowflakes falling but there was glare from the “window” and this incarnation has faint little snowflakes stamped in irridescent ink that don’t show either. ‘sigh’ I think I may have a solution for the window but need more patience than I have had so far in fixing it LOL!
This lovely lady with the soulful gaze is from the Faes set of rubber stamps from Smeared Ink. For a couple of reasons, Smeared Ink Stamps are phasing out their rubber stamps for the time being, but, if you missed out on getting your favorite set, never fear! They are coming super soon in the digital form. Some advantages of digis that I like are: easy virtual storage as a file, you can resize from contact print to as big as your printer will allow & make multiples in one easy click of the button, you can adjust their form just a little, layer & even color digitally before you print & there’s the near instant delivery (no stalking the mail carrier, not that I know anyone, ahem, guilty of that!!). The base is a paper plate, the ribbon from American Crafts, ink from Stazon (jet black), snowflakes are buttons from dressitup/Jesse James Co., and Elmer’s glue dots. Coloring is Bic Markers with Studio G glitter glue accents and the sentiment is, I think Inkadinkado. Be sure to hop the whole way and leave ’em some love for a chance to win!! Happy day and stay warm—snow’s a’comin’ my way.

Day 3 of Smeared Ink’s 12 Days of Christmas Blog hop

Merry Christmas Card

A clean and simple Christmas card today. The main image (tree) is a Recollections stamp. The sentiment is from a set, probably Inkadinkado but I’ve misplaced the packaging ;). Stamped with Jet Black Stazon ink on cream cardstock. (The picture isn’t the best but we’re gearing up for a bit of rain and I can’t catch the light better right now.  I’m going to have to move the Ottlite to the picture area!!).
I hope you’ve been visiting each of the blogs!! THere’s a blog list just to the right here –> under the 12 Days of Christmas banner. Not sure if Kymberly and one other have had a chance to update their blogs yet but the others are creating awesomeness all around!! It’s another Smeared Ink feature day on Wed. but hope to get some other Christmas goodies up for you later too. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Smeared Ink Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas and New Release

Ghost of Christmas Future--What if no one believed?

It’s day two of the Smeared Ink 12 Days of Christmas and the design team will be featuring some rockin’ new Christmas images from Smeared Ink!
My project uses the North Pole image, printed in triplicate. I used Distress Stickles in Red and green & translucent glitter from Studio G along with Polar White Flower Soft to accent the image. The background is from the Words & Music ATC backgrounds from GeckoGalz (November) collection. The skull and sign are layered twice, the hat 3 times. I hope you enjoy! I’m loving the comments from Day 1–Thank you SO much!!! Be sure to check out the Christmas blog list for more awesome Christmas goodies–most with Smeared Ink images and the Design Team blog list for features of the brand spanking new images!!! Enjoy, happy crafting and have a fabulous weekend!!

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop at Smeared Ink!!

My Day 1 entry is a simple little card using Studio G stamps in the Rudolph line. Hope you like it! Trying to decide if it will remain a card that someone might send to a certain younger someone who loves to get mail or might transform into a gift bag upgrade (or both). Be sure to follow the links at right under the Jolly Blogger banner to check out the fantastic work by the other hoppers. Leave lovely comments for a chance to win big at the end!! Day 2 will be Saturday with some fantastic images from the Smeared Ink collection, including the debut of some brand spanking new ones from the design team!! YAY!!!
Happy Crafting!
PS: Check back soon for new stuff from me from the Gecko Galz new release and more Smeared Ink goodies plus some swap creations. Gotta get my camera whirring and the computer hopping very soon to catch up!!!

Smeared Ink Weekly Challenge 9: Pick a Pumpkin or Two

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater gets his....

You can see inspiration from the design team at Smudgy Antics. I started with a Glam Vamp (love her ‘tude), printed, colored & cut her out. The background is stamped with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Stampscapes Oak Branch stamp. The pumpkin is a ribbon slide brad I received in a swap. It says, “Peter, Peter Pumpkin-eater had a wife and couldn’t keep her. He fixed for her a pumpkin shell. ‘I find it keeps HIM very well.’ ”
Not enough Halloween-ish goodness for you??? Check out the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop each day in October. Have fun!

Smeared Ink: New Halloween Image Release

Close Encounter of the Worst Kind

Welcome to the New Release Hop from Smeared Ink! Even more fantastic digi images for the second half of the Halloween Release (prior images were released and featured in July). The release blog hop begins here: http://www.moresmearedink.blogspot.com. Today, I’m working with The Reaper from the Build A Graveyard Digi Set (http://www.smearedink.com/build-a-graveyard-digi-set/) that’s now available and, as with all the great digis, it’s virtually instant gratification. Once payment is confirmed, you are immediately sent the files and can get crafty (or wait, if you have an unwanted visitor LOL)!.
I used a black cardstock card base, then added a background paper (I think it’s Amanda Blu–it was a scrap and is on the back of a collage page). The Reaper was printed wallet size, colored with colored and graphite pencils, then cut out, edged with black marker and attached to the card. The sentiment was computer generated in Word with Algerian (I think) font, printed, torn to deckle edge and edged with black marker, then mounted to black cardstock torn to deckle edge and added to the card. Be sure to check out the entire hop for lots more inspiration, especially if you’re considering the third annual 31 Days of Halloween challenge! Happy Crafting

Smeared Ink Halloween New Release Blog Hop!!!!

American Gothic Zombies

It’s finally here! The Smeared Ink early Halloween images release has arrived!!  (There will be more goodies to come in September too, so keep an eye out for those.)  For the hop, I am using the American Gothic Zombies from the new Zombies Classics collection.  They are attached to a piece of painted plywood, that measures about 6″x10″.  The image was colored with a variety of colored pencils and trimmed out, then attached and sealed with Mod Podge.  Burgundy acrylic paint was dripped and smeared about to accentuate the gore.  The sentiment is printed in Algerian font, size 36, on Georgia Pacific white cardstock then trimmed and mounted to black cardstock, and attached with double sided tape.

Be sure to check back the next few days as I have a few more images to share—another zombie (a hottie), then I’ll go a little batty and finish with a jeepers creepers cutie.  Thanks for looking.
Don’t forget the Smeared Ink design team call, if you think you’d enjoy creating with images like you’ll find today in the blog hop.  I’m having trouble loading the hop but the links for the DT on the right will help you and I’ll try to give you at least the starting link and the one following me.  You can start with Terra.  You may have arrived here from Dianne and be sure to check out our guest designer Steph.  There’s loads of other awesome posts from the DT linked in there so be sure to check out the entire hop!!!

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