Thursday, 29 January 2015

DAY #3 KICKSTART YOUR ART...and NEW DIGI RELEASE FROM SMEARED INK


The SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM is now fb based and we have our first BIG challenge.
You can check out the details if you click on the link above.
We are to create an art journal page every day for 7 days using the prompt provided.
DAY #3
MAKE A COLLAGE
I have been lucky enough to be able to use these brand new digi images before they go into
the SMEARED INK shop TOMORROW.
 Each of the images have been coloured with alcohol ink and pencils...
fussy cut and added to my inked and distressed background
I hope this is classed as a collaged journal page.
BDx

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

SMUDGY ANTICS AND KICKSTART YOUR ART

Good morning...
it's my turn at SMUDGY ANTICS today and it's my DAY #2 of
DAY #2 the prompt is to 
USE LYRICS FROM A SONG OR POEM.
Here is my journal page....still rather neat and precise but i'm trying!
 The song is one of my favourites...
I AM I'M ME by TWISTED SISTER.
The heart and banner are digi images from SMEARED INK of cause,
the lyrics I printed off the internet..
inked, & distressed.
The heart and banner I coloured with alcohol pens and pencils.
Thanks for stopping by.
Another project from another designer tomorrow.
BDx

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

SMEARED AND SMUDGED FACEBOOK ART CHALLENGE DAY #1


The SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM is now fb based and we have our first BIG challenge.
You can check out the details if you click on the link above.
We are to create an art journal page every day for 7 days using the prompt provided.
DAY #1
CREATE LAYERS
I used ink to colour my background... then used ink through stencils,
stamped text over my layers of ink.
I add some torn inked papers to one edge....finally i stamped a couple of
chickens ...coloured them.... thats it my LAYERS.
Hopefully i'll be back tomorrow.
BDx

Thursday, 15 January 2015

JANUARY'S SMEARED AND SMUDGED MEMBERS BLOG HOP

Here we are for our 1st members blog hop of 2015.
The SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM,
has relocated to fb please be sure to become a member on FACEBOOK as 
our ning group no longer exists.
Our first theme of the year is ...

Below is the full blog roll....
please visit each and everyone of these talented ladies....
you'll be amazed and inspired.
January Monthly Member Blog Hop

Black Dragon ( you're here!)
Dianne
My interpretation of the theme...?
Here you are.... all stamped using DE-STEMPELWINKEL stamps,
Stamped and coloured with distress inks...and a white pencil for highlights.
All very simple.... this theme had me pretty much scratching my head.

Off you go now to the very talented TERESA,
Thank you for stopping by my blog...happy hopping.
BDx

Thursday, 8 January 2015

QUOTH THE RAVEN 1ST CHALLENGE OF 2015

We at QUOTH THE RAVEN have a brand new challenge for you as well
as our 1st ever DT.
These new ladies will be with us for 6mths
creating POE inspired projects.
Our challenge for this month is SNOW-POE
ok it doesnt have to have snow on it.....
its WHITE ON WHITE WITH ONE OTHER COLOUR.
 I had a go at shabby chic... using 3 different white paints.....
lots of distressing.... cracking paint... shabby ribbons..

....aged paper.... brass/old gold bits and bobs and of cause MR POE. 
I hope you'll join us this month.... you have until
MIDNIGHT ON FEB 4TH TO LINK UP.
BDx

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

SMUDGY ANTICS CHALLENGE WEEK#2

Good morning SMUDGY friends,
Its the start of week#2 of our ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE at
SMUDGY ANTICS.
Today I have simple altered note books to share with you.
You can buy these packs of coverless mini note pads from any of our pound stores,
add a unique cover then they become a cheap but very nice gift.
 I made a set of 5, using LOST DREAMS real rubber stamps.
 The stamps have a wonderful grungy feel to them so I had great fun colouring the backgrounds using purple, lime green and cyan pencils then just blending all together. Black ink around the edges, and a wipe clean clear plastic film over the top.... great little note books for your handbag...purse... for my American friends.
Well we've had one week of this months  ANYTHING GOES challenge .... don't forget you can enter more than once and we truly love the projects that other challenge blogs remove.... just make sure you use a SMEARED INK digi or real rubber stamp somewhere.
Have a happy Smudgy day. BDx

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

THE FINAL DAY OF THE 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS....SMUDGY ANTICS reminder... a DE-STEMPELWINKEL ANGEL and a look at my CREEPMAS dining room.

Here we are.... the final day of the 2014
12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS HOP
 sponsored by SMEARED INK.
The full blog roll is at the top of my side bar,
please visit these talented ladies for ideas and inspiration on how to make your CREEPMAS truly amazing!
Here is todays drawer and tag....no pressie to show today as in the last drawer is a personal gift for the lass across the pond  who I hope has this calender in her possession by now....
its a bumper post today.... but I hope you'll bear with me...It'll be 11 months before Its Creepmas again!
 SMEARED INK real rubber stamp for the tag again....
aand a nice little glimpse of the OCTOPODE POE.
 Today is my day to post to the DE-STEMPELWINKEL DESIGNERS BLOG.....
so i have an angel candle to show you.... details are on the blog...click link above to know more....
 ....what gores best with angels...? Demons of cause. Yesterday was my day over on the
 SMUDGY ANTICS BLOG.... you'll find all the details of this alter piece by clicking the above link.
 What a handsome chappie he is!
 Now for a few photo's of some of our CREEPMAS DECKS...
 Our Angel and demon tree.... above... below Poemen adorning my Halloween house.
 My little gargoyles below with their hats on.... and creepy santa hanging from a huge black snowflake in the corner.
 The little black tree one of my girls made... the school wanted her year to make 3D trees for the school corridor... hers of cause was the only Creepmas one there! You can also the dinosaur she sew for me... he has to join in the fun!
 Small dragon with hat..... altered candles,,,,
Below... Ronnie raven with his hat.....

 ....lots of Creepmas things....

Thank you for visiting me... I hope you have a wonderful CREEPMAS....
ROLL ON HALLOWEEN!
BDx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

DAY #11 OF THE 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS

Here it is ...the Sunday before Christmas/Creepmas....
my house is in total chaos as we are putting up our decs...
the lounge is traditional Christmas.... the dining room CREEPMAS!
The girls decorate their bedroom purple/pink and teal.... we are a very eclectic family.
So enough waffling, onto DAY #11 of our CREEPMAS hop sponsored by SMEARED INK.
The full blog roll is at the top of my side bar,
please visit these talented ladies for ideas and inspiration on how to make your CREEPMAS truly amazing!
Here is todays drawer/tag and pressie...
 I made a miniature wreath for a Creepmas tree,with a clay -stamped Poe face on... tiny pieces of rolled up book pages, greenery and tiny red pom-poms.
The stamp on the tag is SMEARED INK as is Poe.
Many thanks for visiting me today, I hope you'll be back for the final day of our hop on Tuesday,
although I shall be back tomorrow with a project for SMUDGY ANTICS.
BDx

Friday, 19 December 2014

DAY #10 OF THE 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS

Well this week is at an end....
girls finish school today so that makes it officially the begining of Creepmas.....
here we are on DAY #10 of our CREEPMAS hop sponsored by SMEARED INK.
The full blog roll is at the top of my side bar,
please visit these talented ladies for ideas and inspiration on how to make your CREEPMAS truly amazing!
Here is todays drawer/tag and pressie...
This is my favourite side of this box because it has Poe on.
The tag is a rubber stamp from SMEARED INK.
The two stars are altered using tissue paper stamped and embossed with white embossing powder.
These stamps are from de-STEMPELWINKEL.
Thanks for visiting me again today.... see you again hopefully on Sunday for DAY 11.
BDx

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

DAY #9 OF THE 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS and DE-STEMPELWINKEL.

Well this month is flying by.....
here we are on DAY #9 of our CREEPMAS hop sponsored by SMEARED INK.
The full blog roll is at the top of my side bar,
please visit these talented ladies for ideas and inspiration on how to make your CREEPMAS truly amazing!
Here is todays drawer/tag and pressie...
 The tag is a SMEARED INK STAMP as usual....
 the little bells for the creepmas tree  have been alter using tissue paper stamped and embossed with a spiders web from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.... i added black ribbon to hang 'em with and adorable spiders,
I used tiny little skulls as the clapper inside each bell.
 Now for something truly scary....
its my turn to post on the DE-STEMPELWINKEL designers blog today,
apparently Creepmas isn't big with Dutch folk so its best that I don't do my usual stuff.... so I altered a bauble....BE WARNED..... it's scary....
 its got glitter, sequins and faux snow!
The details are on the DE-STEMPELWINKEL blog.... I really don't wanna scare you CREEPMAS hoppers to much!
Thanks for visiting me again today.... hope to see you again on Friday.
BDx

Monday, 15 December 2014

DAY #8 OF THE 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS and SMUDGY ANTICS

Good morning, 
Welcome to  DAY #8 of our blog hop,
sponsored by SMEARED INK.
The full blog roll is at the top of my side bar.
Here is today's drawer,gift tag and pressie.
 I made a dimensional raven ornament., using a stamp from SMEARED INK,
stamped lots of times,fussy cut and built up...
added some greenery and ribbon roses that I made.
 The tag is also a SMEARED INK STAMP.
 ALSO today its my turn to do the inspiration post for SMUDGY ANTIC'S.....
 POEMEN... felt decoration... you'll find more details and pictures on the SMUDGY ANTICS BLOG.

Thanks for visiting.... hope you'll be back for DAY #9 on Wednesday.
BDx

Saturday, 13 December 2014

DAY#7 OF THE 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS.

Good morning, 
Welcome to  DAY #7 of our blog hop,
sponsored by SMEARED INK.
The full blog roll is at the top of my side bar.
Here is today's drawer,gift tag and pressie.
 I made a layered up skull/dipped in the melting pot and added it to a mini wreath I made from some reclaimed greenery  and little spiders. Another tree ornament for the creepmas tree.
 The stamp on the tag is SMEARED INK, the layered Skull is a stamp from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
There is a tutorial on the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM  that I did ages ago about how to make these faux porcelain skulls
Thank you for visiting today, I hope to see you again on Monday for DAY #8 of the hop
BDx

Thursday, 11 December 2014

DAY #6 OF THE 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS and DE-STEMPELWINKEL

Here we are again..... half way there with the 12 #DAYS OF CREEPMAS blog hop.
The full blog roll is on my side bar...
please check out all the very talentd ladies on this hop...you'll be amazed 
and inspired.
Here we have todays drawer/tag and pressie....
 I altered a little drum tree decoration, and make skull topped drumsticks.
 The stamp on the tag is from SMEARED INK,
the one on the drum from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
 It's my turn to post on the DE-STEMPELWINKEL designers blog today,
I altered a wooden reindeer tree ornament, I thought a steampunk reindeer was a little bit alternative!
I used the same technique as I did for the tree I share on DAY #5 of this hop.
The stamps used on the reindeer are of cause from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
Thanks for visiting today, I hope to see you again on Saturday for DAY# 7.
BDx

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

DAY #5 OF CREEPMAS and IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE.

Here we are on DAY #5 of the 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS...
December is marching on at double pace!
The full blog roll is at the top of my side bar.
I have a bit of a bumper post for you all today....
IKE'S WORLD has a new challenge,''MERRY CREEPMAS'' and 
yesterday was my day to post on the SMUDGY ANTICS BLOG,
So enough waffling... better get on with showing you my projects!
Todays drawer/tag/gift....
 The tag is a real rubber stamp from SMEARED INK, the star ornament is decorated with a cobweb stamp
from  DE-STEMPELWINKEL

 IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE ''MERRY CREEPMAS''.... well I have to have Poe amongst my Creepmas decs don't I?
I have altered one of those small wreathes from a pound store.. 
i stripped it down, then re-made it to include skulls and spiders with POE as the central feature.
Please come and join in our challenge...remember to be considered for top spot or top3 places you must use an IKE'S ART image.
 Berries, bows spiders , skulls and Poe...what more could you need for CREEPMAS?
Yesterday was my day to post on SMUDGY ANTICS....
part of our re-launch of the blog is that you'll get daily inspiration projects from the DT,
I altered a wooden tree blank using clay and SMEARED INK stamps.
Full details are on the SMUDGY ANTICS BLOG.
Thanks for bearing with me today.... I hope you'll join us at IKE'S WORLD and SMUDGY ANTICS...
Thanks for stopping by, see you again on Thursday for DAY #6 of CREEPMAS and MORE!
BDx