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Monday, November 25, 2013

"Yellow Daisies in Her Hair" Zentangle Card + Smudgy Antics Blog Change!

Good morning Friends!
It's week 2 already of our new "Anything Goes" challenge over at Smudgy Antics!  First some news on a change that will take place once this challenge ends!


The Anything Goes challenge will be the last one on the Smudgy Antics blog.  Once it ends and the winner announced on Dec 1 the blog will be discontinued and all future Smudgy Antics Challenges will move over to the Smeared and Smudged Forum in order to keep all our awesome challenges available in one spot.  The Smudgy Antics Challenges will become "Anything Goes" all the time and can be found in "The Challenger" group on the forum and we will continue to offer a prize from the Smeared Ink shop!

The Forum is FREE TO JOIN and everyone is welcome!  There's more than just the Smudgy Antics challenges going on at the Forum where you can network and socialize with other stampers.  Learn cool techniques in the newly revised Mixed-Media University, discover how to craft on the cheap in the Cheapskate Crafter group and express your feelings through art in the Art Journal Everyday group.  There are many other challenges offered, with prizes, as well as monthly member blog hops, mostly ATC swaps, a Birthday Club and so much more!

Now back to Week 2 of Anything Goes!  Here's my project to help inspire you to come and play with us ;0)


 April this year I shared a Zentangle card called "The Girl with Daisies in her Hair" and now I'm back to share another card I made taking my Zentangle version of Smeared Ink's Girl 3 image from the Hidden set further.  Zentangles don't just have to be black and white with some pencil shading, they can be colourful too!

See my original post for all the deets on the black and white version.  I decorated the girl's hair with my 'daisies' variation of the Nzeppel Zentangle then added the Hollibaugh Zentangle in all 4 corners.  I used Copics to colour the image in yellows, blues and greens.

I used my Perfect Layers tool #1 and #2 to trim leaving a 1/8" border of white cardstock then adhered the panel to black cardstock with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive and cut the black mat leaving a 3/16" border.

I made a folding card from white cardstock and adhered two pieces of decorative paper to it with a strip of yellow daisy ribbon covering the seam.  I then embellished the card with white and black self-adhesive pearls, paper flowers with white button brads in the centers and Spellbinders die cut leaves.  I also decorated the inside, but that's a secret for now teehee, and made a matching envelope with a stamped message (Studio G) in jet black Archival Ink.

Thank you for visiting with me today and I hope you'll come and play in our Smudgy Antics challenges and I'll see you over at DominoART too!  My current DominoART challenge is also an Any Game Goes with Any Theme, so dig out your bag of miscellaneous game pieces and come and play with us!  Christmas is just around the corner and so is my DominoART's 12 Days of Xmas Festival sponsored by Delicious Doodles!  Mark your calendars and stop by starting Dec 1st and oooh and aaaah over all the festive altered game art created by my Merry Players!   Plus Dec 1st also kicks off the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop with Smeared and Smudged, it's going to be creepy good fun so I hope you'll join us and snag some prizes a long the way ;0)

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink  * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Monday, November 18, 2013

'Valkyries' Luminary Card for Smudgy Antics 'Anything Goes' Challenge!

Good morning to you all!
It's week 1 of our new "Anything Goes" challenge over at Smudgy Antics!  We know you love these so we should see lots of fabulous entries over the next 2 weeks ;0)  Here's my project to get your Muse going!

"Valkyries"
A Luminary Card

 I had a ball creating this card with an unexpected twist!  I love making interactive creations and being able to add real light to a card is loads of fun.  I used this gorgeous digi image called "The Valkyries" by Smeared Ink and printed it out onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and coloured it with Copic markers.  The edges were distressed with Tim's Paper Distresser tool and then the background was created with a combo of Burnt Umber Pastel Pencil blended with Dove blender pen and Pumice Stone and Black Soot Distress Ink. 


I fussy cut out the center with an Xacto knife and adhered a Quality Street blue cellophane sweet (candy) wrapper over the hole.  The decorative mat is one of Smeared Ink's digi papers from the Honour the Dead set and I cut a circle out of it before adhering the image to it and did the same again before adhering everything to the black card.  Both mats were cut with my Perfect Paper Layers tool and an Xacto knife (I haven't got the measurements I used with me at the mo so will update my post later today).


The effect with the flameless candle standing behind the card is so beautiful and I especially love my candles with the timer so it comes on and off again all by itself ;0)

Thank you for visiting with me today and I hope you'll come and play in our Smudgy Antics challenges and I'll see you over at DominoART too!  My current DominoART challenge is also an Any Game Goes with Any Theme, so dig out your bag of miscellaneous game pieces and come and play with us!  Christmas is just around the corner and so is my DominoART's 12 Days of Xmas Festival!  Mark your calendars and stop by starting Dec 1st and oooh and aaaah over all the festive altered game art created by my Merry Players!   Plus Dec 1st also kicks off the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop with Smeared and Smudged, it's going to be creepy good fun so I hope you'll join us and snag some prizes a long the way ;0)

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink  * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Monday, November 11, 2013

"Fire" and "Ice" Elemental Cards for Smudgy Antics!

Howzit Friends!
Happy Monday to you, I hope you all had a great weekend :0)
 
 
It's now week 2 of Smudgy Antics current challenge "Fire and Ice" and I'm sharing two cards I made using Smeared Ink's October exclusive Rubber Club set called Elementals.


 "Fire" was stamped onto watercolour paper with Fired Brick Distress Ink and the colouring created by applying water to the inked image.  I blended Tea Dye and Black Soot Distress Ink to give the burnt look and took it one step further by actually burning the top edge of the image after I fussy cut it out.  I also added Diamond Stickles glitter glue to give the image a 'hot' glimmer of light.  The background paper is also from Smeared Ink, they now carry an awesome range of digi papers, this one is from the Vintage Grunge set! 
 
 
 "Ice" was created in the same way but this time I used Distress Ink Peacock Feathers for the stamping and watercolour effect and applied Shaded Lilac to the edges of the fussy cut out image.  I used Icicle Stickles glitter glue to give the image the frosty glimmer and for the "Ice" element I applied Distress Crackle Clear Rocky Candy paint to everywhere except her face and shoulder.  The background paper is from Smeared Ink's Honour the Dead set!


 Both background papers were distressed with Tim's Paper Distresser tool before being adhered to black card which was then also distressed.  I embellished both with colour coordinating ribbons, paper flowers, brads and bling.  I hope I've inspired you to create some Fire and Ice projects of your own and look forward to seeing your creations over at Smudgy Antics!
 
Before you go I just want to remind you about DominoART's challenges too!  The current one is Any Game Goes with Any Theme!  If you've been wanting to try your hand at some altered game art then this is the perfect challenge to get your feet wet so dig out your bag of miscellaneous game pieces and come and play with us!

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink  * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents


Monday, November 4, 2013

"Fire" Domino Pendant for Smudgy Antics Challenge "Fire and Ice"!

Howzit Friends!
I hope you all had a spooktacular Halloween!
We sure did over at DominoART with our 31 Days of Halloween Scarefest and blog hop with Smeared and Smudged!  I'm announcing the winners on Tuesday so stop by and check out all the spooktacular altered game art and see who snapped up the 3 fabulous prizes!

"Fire"Domino Pendant

 I've got one of my "Sharpie Domino Queen" creations to share with you today for week one of Smudgy Antics new challenge "Fire and Ice"!  I used a Rick St Dennis image from Smeared Ink's exclusive Rubber Club set called "Morte".


I stamped a portion of the image onto a super-sized white domino and used Sharpie markers in my signature "Sharpie Domino Queen" style to colour the image and create a background that looks like flames.  The surface was sealed with Triple Thick gloss sealer and once dry I applied a coat of Inkssentials Matte Accents to give the stamped image a dimensional effect and added a touch of diamond glitter glue to the candle flames.  I used a DecoColor metallic gold paint pen to edge the domino before applying Tim Holtz Idea-ology script paper tape to the sides.  To make the pendant I adhered the sun bail to the front of the domino instead of the back and added a burgundy sued cord and jewelry findings to make the necklace. 

Now we've got Christmas to look forward too, YAY!  I'm still needing a few more sign ups for my Merry Players list for DominoART's 12 Days of Xmas Festival and I'm also taking sign ups in advance for DominoART's 15 Days of Terror for May 2014 which is when we celebrate Half-O-Ween ;0)  Click the links above for more deets on both events!  My new DominoART challenge started November 1st too, Any Game Goes with Any Theme, so dig out your bag of miscellaneous game pieces and come and play with us!
Thank you for visiting with me today and I hope you'll come and play in our Smudgy Antics challenges and I'll see you over at DominoART too! 
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink  * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents


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