Friday, 12 September 2014

SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM, MEMBERS HOP FOR SEPTEMBER.

Its that time of the month again when the members of the

SMEARED AND SMUDGED forum have a blog hop.
This month our theme is 'WISH'.
Below is the full blog roll,
please visit everyone as i'm sure they'll have all come up with something
totally unique and inspiring.
Black Dragon  ...you are here.

I thought long and hard about this theme, 
below is my ''WISH''.... 
the whole project is stamped and masked.
Coloured with distress inks for the ethereal dreamy look that I had in my mind,
although my mind is not a good place to be sometimes or somewhere you'd really want to be :(

Thanks for visiting BDx

Thursday, 28 August 2014

QUOTH THE RAVEN and DE-STEMPELWINKEL

We have a brand new challenge for you today at QUOTH THE RAVEN,
TIC-TAC-POE

you have to create something....anything.... using one of the lines on the grid...
up and down...sideways or diagonally.
I used the centre line.
I love POE....his poetry and almost all of his stories.
This 4''x4'' fatbook page I have titled 
DREAM WITHIN A DREAM.
All of the stamps are from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.... where its my turn to post to the designers blog today... so i've killed two birds with one stone , as the saying goes.
 Everything has been stamped and masked... all 7 images ended up masked.
 I kept the colours muted to go with the ethereal feel of the piece.
To make the back ground I stamped the words 
'' All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream''
over and over again.... filling in all the unmasked space.
SUPPLIES USED
VERSAFINE INK ONYX BLACK
STAMPS USED
EDGAR ALLAN POE CP R589
WRITING HAND CP L329
DEATH BY KLIMT N0806NS
RAVENFLY D0805NS
THE BIRDMAN P0808NS
WARY GLANCE M0807NS
TWO MASKS N8407NS
WORDS..''ALL THAT WE SEE OR SEEM...'' from WRITERS PLATE CP20
I hope you can join us at QUOTH THE RAVEN this month for our challenge... please pop over to
 DE-STEMPELWINKEL and check out what the designers do with the great range of stamps stocked.
Thanks for stopping by.
BDx

Monday, 25 August 2014

AUGUST'S SMEARED INK DT BLOG HOP

Here we are at the end of AUGUST,
the last Monday to be exact, so its time for this months 
SMEARED INK DT blog hop.

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Shell
Shoni
Creepy Glowbugg
Elenor
Rebecca

This month our theme is VINTAGE.
The blog roll is above....please visit all the amazingly talented ladies.
Here is my offering...
an easel card using an image from SMITTEN SET,
from SMEARED INK.

 
Happy hopping.
Thanks for stopping by BDx

Sunday, 10 August 2014

SMUDGEFEST...7th and FINAL DAY.

Well i'm pretty shocked that I made it all the way....
I usually take days deciding what i'm gonna make,
so this week with a new challenge every day has been a real experience for me.

Todays challenge...
SYNONYMOUS SUNDAY
we have been given a digi stamp ''MARY'' to create something with.
This is what I came up with... a shrine type of thing...complete with cockle shell and
silver bells.
Thanks for stopping by.
I am pretty chuffed with myself for actually finishing my 1st ever SMUDGEFEST.
BDx

SMUDGEFEST DAY #6

 Well here we are the last but one day of this years SMUDGEFEST.
I really didn't think i'd be able to keep up with a creation a day.... but I might just make it!
 
SATURDAY CHALLENGE.
SATURDAY SPLATTER
Get messy! 
Create something splattery,oozing, drippy or gooey.

I kept it small and simple today...
just a set of 3x ATC'S.
 I splattered paint...dripped paint.... and blew it all around with a straw.
I then stamped over it with stamps from SMEARED INK,
 available through the rubber club.
I hope to be back tomorrow with project number 7 for the final day.
BDx

Saturday, 9 August 2014

SMUDGEFEST DAY #5

Well its DAY #5 of SMUDGEFEST and I'm still here,
although todays project is a quickie sorry.

The challenge is..
FLIGHT OF FANCY
You have to create any type of project  featuring WINGS.
As i've been out all day I only had time to make a card using an 'all ready coloured' image.
 The image is from SMEARED INK'S  RUBBER CLUB, the stamp plate is 

Friday, 8 August 2014

SMUDGEFEST DAY #4 and QUOTH THE RAVEN REMINDER

 The challenge for Thursday day 4 of SMUDGEFEST is  
TOIL AND TROUBLE.


                                        
You need to used at least 3 items from the cauldren...
and say what you've used.
 I used a wooden heart blank, covered with clay that i stamped with POE and cogs.
Painted it black, then dry brushed with two shades of brown.
I added metal wing charms, a black feather and a black ribbon bow.
The reverse has a magnetic strip on so it can be hung from the fridge.
I am just sneaking in before times up today. I hope to be back with day 5.
Don't forget QUOTH THE RAVEN has a challenge running...
ANYTHING POES
you can enter with any POE related project.
BDx

Thursday, 7 August 2014

SMUDGEFEST DAY #3


WICKED WEDNESDAY

The challenge is to take inspiration from the photograph.


I used a SMEARED INK rubber stamp ...
 ....and a stylized feather stamp from my stash to create a background
I coloured with promarkers, coloured pencils and ink
I hope to play along again tomorrow.
BDx

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

SMUDGEFEST DAY #2


The challenge is
TERRIFYING TUESDAY
Create a project using your favourite scary image.

 I used clay to cover an MDF wall mountable heart.
I stamped into it. The central figures are from AS DEATH and,
the chopped about skulls are from MORT... both of these rubber stamp plates are available through the 
I hope to be back tomorrow.... but with my sisters twins here as well as my own... i might not make it!
BDx

SMUDGEFEST DAY #1



SMEARED INK are holding their annual SMUDGEFEST this week,
to check out all the details click HERE.
DAY #1
The Challenge: 
MIXED MEDIA MONDAY
Create a project that showcases three different types of coloring mediums. 
 I did a double page spread in the book i'm making using SMEARED INK stamps.
For these pages I used rubber stamps from THE ABYSS set.
My 3x colouring mediums are.... DISTRESS INK, PROMARKERS and, COLOURED PENCILS.
I have never taken part in SMUDGEFEST before...its difficult finding the time with the girls on holiday,
but i'm gonna try to do at least half the days....fingers crossed. BDx

MASSIVE CATCH UP.... DE-STEMPELWINKEL, HDH AND QUOTH THE RAVEN

It was my turn again today to post on the DE-STEMPELWINKEL designers blog.
This started life as a basic square untreated wooden money box.
I rolled out my clay quite thinly and roughly cut to size...allowing for shrinkage on drying.
I stamped into the clay with various cogs and clocks.
Once the clay was baked i adhered it to the box with a mix of wood filler and PVA glue.
I am quite pleased with the detail on the money box top.

Now onto  .....

HDH MACABRE MONDAY.
Deja-Vu Doo.
.......... reuse a previous image, technique, paper, etc... 
that you have used recently, but in a new way.
It will be necessary to explain your reused object or idea, in your blog post. 

I re altered an altered clock.
I repainted it...
.... and gave it a new clock face.


Finally... we have a new challenge at QUOTH THE RAVEN,
which is ANYTHING POES.
You just need to create something with POE himself or something POE related.
I altered a small box.
 I used clay to make a dimensional Poe inside the lid of the box.
The POE stamp is from SMEARED INK.
I hope you'll be able to join us at HDH and QUOTH THE RAVEN.
Thank you for stopping by BDx

Monday, 28 July 2014

SMEARED INK MONTHLY DT HOP and DE-STEMPELWINKEL.


Here we are again at the end of another month.
Our design team hop this month has a 'MONOCHROME' theme.

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I have gone for the basic black and white with shades of grey.
I used white and off-white card and black card... the shades af grey are from an 8b pencil.
The image is one from the new LLONA rubber stamp plate, available through the rubber club.

Please visit everyone one on the blog roll...these ladies are amazingly talented.


 Today is also my day to post on the DE-STEMPELWINKEL designers blog.
I have done another page in my little critters book.
This one was my girls idea as they finished school for the summer last thursday.
The had great fun stamping the fire works all over this page.
Thanks for taking time to visit.... BDx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

DE-STEMPELWINKEL BLACK CAT BOOK PART 2

Well, as promised last week, here is the second half of the altered board book,
that I have made for my turn on the 
DE-STEMPELWINKEL designers blog.
If you scroll down the page, the first half of this project is just a couple of posts previous to this one.
All of the images depict black cats.... doing all the things that magical
black cats do.
I used distress inks to colour all the images as well as to distress the page edges.
These little books are such fun to alter,also because of their small size a full book can be altered in just a few hours.
All supplies used come from DE-STEMPELWINKEL...except the board book. which is recycled from my girls throw-aways.
Thanks for stopping by BDx

Sunday, 20 July 2014

SMEARED INK DT POST

I hope you have had a smashing weekend.
I have a project to show you thats rather different for me....
bright colours and lots of roses.
I have used the new rubber stamps from SMEARED INK...
LLORONA.
I have made up a collage using all 6 images..
coloured everything with promarkers....
and pencils.... I added roses that i cut from a SMEARED INK digi image.
You can get these lovely rubber stamps from the RUBBER CLUB.
Thanks for stopping by....BDx
I'd like to enter is challenge....
FUSSY AND FANCY....ALL ABOUT GIRLS

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

DE-STEMPELWINKEL

Good Morning,
its this old dragons turn again to post on the DE-STEMPELWINKEL designers blog.
As you may know,I have a love of altering little board books... 
this one is Black cats.
 Here is the cover...
 ...and the first 4 pages...
I coloured all the stamped images with distress inks,
and inked the edges of the pages for a misty, ethereal look.
I used a bright yellow hightlighter pen to pick out some of the details....
 ..... I'll show you the rest of the pages and the back next week.
All the supplies used are from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
Thank you for stopping by today.
BDx
I'd like to enter the following challenges...
2 CREATIVE CHICKS...MINI ALBUM/BOOK
ANIMAL FRIENDS CHALLENGE...DOG OR CAT
RHEDDS CREATIVE SPIRIT...ANYTHING ALTERED GOES.