Monday, August 1, 2011

Smudgefest Day 1

Today is the first day of Smudgefest.  Follow the link to learn more.  It’s a week of challenges, a different one each day.  There are prizes involved.  Today’s challenge is to “Create a bi-polar project that showcases two opposites.

I decided to make a twisted easel card.  This format really helped to carry out my idea.  It’s probably not the best thing I could come up with for this challenge, but I only have till the end of the day to post a project, so I had to go with the only real idea that came to me, lol.  Oh well. 

There are really two sets of opposites in this card, if you want to get technical – Life and Death, and Up Above and Down Below.  There are living creatures in the above ground portion and a poor little dead bat in the below ground portion(fittingly under the gravestones).




It’s hard to tell in the pics, but the living bat pops out from the card.


Digi stamps are from Smeared Ink, Paper is Martha Stewart and Wausau.

Thanks for looking!  Hopefully I can survive this week of challenges.;)



Tori said...

Laura - Excellent entry! I love the concept!! Great job and thanks for playing along!


ike said...

AWESOME - love what you did with's genius
Ike xxxx

monique said...

I think you made a great card

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Wonderful creation!

Susan said...

I love this paper, don't you?
Awesome creation and concept! I have never even made a regular easel card, so you KNOW I want to learn how to do a twisted one!
Super card!

~Lady B~ said...

I'm loving your twisted easel card! I must learn how to make one! Fabulous card design and amazing use of the smeared ink images. I am positive you will survive this week!

Alex said...

I think it is an absolutely perfect take on the challenge!! WONDERFUL!

Heather said...


Jane said...

Laura this is great love the bat
Luv Jane xxx

I Don't Do Straignt said...

This card is FAB!!!, love everything about it from the twisted easel, the backing papters and both the bats :)

DK Spins said...

I love your twisted easel card & your creation of 2 sets of opposites. Awesome work, Laura!

Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Absolutely Awesome! You did a fantastic job with the bats! I love the "twisted easel"... Perfect! Your scene is just right amount of creepy!!!

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