Saturday, August 31, 2013

Musically Challenged #8–Faster!

Hello!  We have a new challenge for you over at Musically Challenged!  This month you get to be inspired by a classic…George Harrison’s Faster.  Our sponsor this time around is KennyK, so that’s where my cool image comes from.

I made a chunky page.(Yes, I am totally addicted to them right now.)




Thanks for looking!  Be sure to watch the video and play along with us, if you can.Smile

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

TSC Good Girl Challenge

Hello!  I’m here to show you my creation for the current challenge going on in the TSC Recipes FB group.  The challenge was to “Make her look awesomely crazy!”

So, here’s my chunky page, using the image from The Stamping Chef.



I think she’s so cool!  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

SBS and TSC Roller Derby!

Hello!  I just wanted to show you the cards I made for the Roller Derby that’s going on right now that’s sponsored by Simply B Stamps and The Stamping Chef.

Here’s my card featuring Kitty Paw Vultura from The Stamping Chef.  The challenge for this one was 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 background papers.


And here’s my card featuring Bonnie Skullbabe from Simply B Stamps.  The challenge for this one was that you had to use hot pink, lime green, and black.


Aren’t these girls cute?  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Smeared and Smudged August Member Hop

Hello!  Today is the monthly member blog hop for Smeared and Smudged.  The theme this month was Anything Goes.

I decided to alter a box I’ve had for a few years.  Here’s what the drawers looked like before I started painting…


I applied gesso, painted it, put on some crackle medium, then painted it again.  I added a couple of embellishments to the sides.

My image is from Smeared Ink…it’s actually from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club.  After I colored and cut out the image I lit a candle and attempted to scorch the feathers a bit.




I’d also like to enter this into the current Smudgy Antics challenge, which is Burnt Offerings.(I burnt the edges of my image)

Thanks for looking!

Here’s the entire hop list…





Evil Edna


Madeleine – You are here




Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Chromatic Craze–Challenge #2!

Hello!  Today I’m showing you my creation for our second challenge on the Chromatic Craze blog.

Here’s the color combo we’re working with this time around…

August 2013 Color Challenge

And here’s the card I made, using an image from Dilly Beans Stamps.



Papers from Authentique and DCWV.

Thanks for looking!  I hope you can play along with us this month!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Musically Challenged #7!

Hello!  Today brings us a new challenge on the Musically Challenged blog.  This time around we are to be inspired by Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes.

Here’s the video…

(hopefully that works…if not, you can watch the video via the Musically Challenged blog post…or search it on youtube)

Our sponsor this time around is The Stamping Chef, so that’s where my super cute image is from.



Thanks for looking!  I hope you can find time to play along with us.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

DICC #60: Stitchy Bear

Hello!  I have some exciting news.  I am now on the Desert Islands Crafters Challenge Design Team!!  How cool is that?

Anyway, our sponsor this time around is Stitchy Bear Stamps, and I’m using an image from Floppy Latte Designs.

Here’s the itinerary this time around:

It’s the “B” List…

1. Books (can be based on a specific book or just books in general)

2. Blue

3. Bees

4. Butterflies

5. Barn/Barnyard

6. Baby

7. Boy

8. Buds and/or Blooms

9. Back to school

10. Birthdays

I used 2, 3, 4, and 8.


And so you can see the bees better…


Thanks for looking!  I hope you can find time to play along with our “B” list.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Smudgefest Day 7! Final Day!

Woo hoo!  I made it through the whole week of challenges!

Day 7 of Smudgefest is “SYNONYMOUS SUNDAY”

The challenge is to use the provided image to create a project.

I decided to go with an art journal page today.




The Ghoulipop and owl are Smeared Ink images.  The turtle is just a doodle of my own.

Thanks for looking!  And thank you for all of the awesome comments from everyone this week!  I’m a few days behind, but I’m going to attempt to comment on everything.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Smudgefest Day 6!

Today is Day 6 of Smudgefest!  Whoa!  I can’t believe I made it in time today.  I’ve been away at a stamping convention last night and all day today, so I had to try to throw a project together tonight.  Today’s challenge is “Sketchy Saturday”…a sketch challenge(as the name would imply).

I used a digi stamp from Smeared Ink on my card.(I really like this circus set)


It’s a little off, but I think you can tell I was trying to follow the sketch.(at least I hope so)

I had a lot of fun this weekend.  I got to meet a couple of friends from one of the online crafting groups I’m in, which was really cool.  And I got to meet Dyan Reaveley.  She was extremely nice and a lot of fun to watch.

Here’s a picture of us.


Thanks for looking!

A Fond Farewell and an Old Favorite

Hello!  Today we are posting our final challenge on the Movie Magic Monthly blog.  I’m a little sad to see it come to an end, but I sure did enjoy the ride.  Our last challenge is one of my favorites.  My little brother and I used to watch this movie over, and over, and over.

The Wizard of Oz

I bought a bunch of Oz themed stamps last year from Carmen’s Veranda, so I finally had a chance to use them.  I couldn’t decide on what to do, so I just made an 8”x10” collage.  I used paper from Graphic 45.


(you can click to enlarge)

Thanks for looking!  I hope you can find time to play along with us for our final challenge.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Smudgefest Day 5!

Hurray!  I got a project made early in the day!  For Smudgefest Day 5 the challenge is…


Create a project using a flowing medium. Some examples could be watercolor, liquid ink, liquid glues, thinned out acrylics, etc.... use your imagination and let the juices flow!”

Now, that’s my kind of challenge!

I used a 4”x5” canvas for my project.  I used soft body, and liquid acrylics to paint the base, then I used watered down acrylics for the dripping.  I used a rubber stamp from Smeared Ink.(It’s no longer available in rubber, but you can still purchase the digi set)  I also added a small chipboard frame and some Tim Holtz stickers.




Thanks for looking!  If I get a project up tomorrow it will be late in the day…I’ll be at Stampaway tomorrow!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Smudgefest Day 4!

I’m back!  Running a bit behind, but I’m here.  For Day 4 of Smudgefest here’s the challenge…


Make an ATC with a "twist". You can interpret "twist" any way you want to, this is just one interpretation. ATC size: 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" “

I used several rubber stamps from Smeared Ink – See the Smeared Ink Rubber Club.  And the broken heart stamp is one that I carved myself.

The “twist” is that there is no end to this ATC.  It’s a never ending ATC.  And barbwire is twisted, too.Winking smile






Thanks for looking!

Come Hither

Hello.  I’m here to show you a card I made for the current challenge in The Stamping Chef’s Facebook group.  The requirements were to use the beautiful image from The Stamping Chef, and “Make it Steampunk-ish/gothic-ish/renaissance-ish/vintage-ish!!”

Here’s what I came up with.



Everything is in gray scale, except for her dark red lips.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tic Tac Poe

Hello again!  I decided to play along with a challenge blog that I very much admire…Quoth the Raven.  Their current challenge is Tic, Tac, Poe, so there’s a lot of room to play.

I used Stitching, Lace, and Feathers in a row(but I also used pleats, fabric, and flowers).

I made a monstrosity of a hat.  I’m going to a stamping convention soon and on the preview night they’re having a crazy hat contest, so I decided that my crazy hat would be a tribute to Mr. Poe.


Coincidentally, the book under the hat is Poe & Fanny by John May.(Yes, I’m a wee bit obsessed)


The Poe rubber stamp is from Artful Illusions.  I also used a feather, a feather charm, and a pen nib embellishment.

Here’s a peek at how I made this.


Thanks for looking!

Smudgefest Day 3!

Hello!  I was a little worried I wouldn’t get a project done today.  I have come down with a whopper of a head cold.  Yay!(not so much) Anyway, Day 3 of Smudgefest is a color challenge.

I used a digi from Smeared Ink on my card.  I did something different.  I digitally colored the image, then printed it out and added a little shadow with markers.  I kept the card simple.



Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Smudgefest Day 2!

Hello!  Day 2 of Smudgefest has the following challenge:


Create a project that showcases your favorite scary Smeared Ink image. Go ahead, pull out all the stops and give us the willies!”

I used three images from the Circus Procession digi set from Smeared Ink, and a rubber stamp from the Morte set that Rick St. Dennis did for the Smeared Ink Rubber Club.

It’s a 5.5” square card.





The clown is mounted on a wobble, so it looks even creepier when it is in motion…


I’d also like to enter this into the current regular challenge at Smudgy Antics, which is to use fussy cutting.  I fussy cut the clown and the banner.

Thanks for looking!  Hopefully I’ll see you again tomorrow!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Smudgefest Day 1!

Today is the first day of Smudgefest!  It’s a really awesome weeklong series of challenges on the Smudgy Antics blog.  Today’s challenge is “Manic Monday – Create a bi-polar project that showcases two opposites.”

Here’s what I came up with, using one of my older rubber sets from Smeared Ink.




I chose to go with fire and water, and blue and orange as my opposites.

And then my daughter decided that she had to play too, so here is her project, using images from Smeared Ink.


She chose day and night as her opposites.

Thanks for looking!  Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow with some more creations for you!