Monday, August 22, 2011

Gothic Newborn Challenge - Smudgy Antics

Hello, all! Today, I bring you a creation for another Smudgy Antics Challenge! This week the challenge is to create a Gothic Baby Card; a baby card with a twist! lol. Below are the details of the challenge and my example for this week. I hope you enjoy it!

Happy Monday once again! Thanks to all of the participant for last week's Dead Divas challenge; we were thrilled with the amazing entries! It's so much fun to see all of your perspectives when it comes to these challenges, and once again (as is pretty common with Smeared Ink) we are going to push you out of your comfort zone this week. So, let's move right on to your rules:

*Each Monday morning a new challenge will be posted. It will contain that week's theme and prize information.

*To participate, you must make a project that fits the theme and add it to the post using the Inlinkz linky. It must be linked by midnight on the following Saturday, Pacific Time. This gives you six days to complete the challenge

*Your project can be anything (card, scrapbook page, altered or 3-d item, etc) as long as it is handmade and stamped somewhere with either a rubber or digital stamp. We have taken into consideration our digital artist fans and will be allowing all-digi projects. Feel free to think outside the box and have fun with your project! We are all about looking at things differently and look forward to the variety of projects and mediums we are sure to see.

*You must use AT LEAST 1 Smeared Ink image on your project. You are allowed to use anything else that you like.

*The weekly winner will be chosen by random number and revealed on Sunday morning. Prizes will vary and may range from a free digi to a coupon to a blog badge.

So let's get to it! Here's this week's info.

The Challenge:


Yes, it dark. Yes, it's eerie. Yes, it's Gothic Newborn time! Keep it traditional or creep it up, it's up to you, just show us how you represent all those little bundles of joy with a Gothic flair!

My version of a Gothic Newborn Card:

Gothic Newborn Card - Front. I used some flourish corner stamps from Smeared Ink and some velvet paper and some white, gray, and black cardstock. I used my Cricut to cut out the baby buggy and the banner is a mixture of an Internet image and a font that I used to type the words. I also used some pearl embellishments, liquid pearls in silver, a Fiskars border punch, and Christmas Red Stickles.

Gothic Baby Card - Back. The corner flourishes are from Smeared Ink (Glam Vamp Collection) and the other flourishes are Autumn Leaves clear stamps. The rosary and the banner are images from the Internet. I colored the rosary with my Copic Markers.

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  1. Fabulous job! Love the baby carriage! TFS

  2. Thanks so much for the awesome comments this morning on my blog! I am loving this card...I would have been tickles to receive it when my little demons were born! Love, love, love!


  3. AWESOME - this is delightfully Gothic. It's almost like a Victorian card but I bet they wouldn't put that sentiment on it - Genius. I love the papers and the punched lace too. FAB.
    Ike xxx

  4. I would have had no clue how to turn a baby card into something did an amazing job!