Thursday, August 4, 2011

Smudgefest Day 4 & Challenges

Hello, all! I don't think I mentioned this on the blog before, so in case I didn't.... I am a new DT member of the Smeared Ink Design Team for Smeared Ink Stamps and I am a new Punky Rebel (DT member) for Punky Scraps! This is so exciting for me and I can't wait to share all my projects for these two teams with you!

Today is day 4 of Smudgefest over at Smeared and Smudged and I barely had time to complete the challenge for today. Now, don't laugh... I've never made an ATC (which is part of the challenge) and I had a lot of difficulty working on such a small space! Lol! If you'd like to join in Smudgefest, just click on this link: Smudgy Antics.

*So very sorry about the mistake I made but I didn't read the rules for the challenge carefully enough and I did not use a Smeared Ink Stamp on my entry. I should have known better and promise to read everything more carefully! lol! Just letting all of you know, just in case you decide to enter the Smudgefest Challenges.


Here is the challenge as written on the Smudgy Antics Blog:


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"

Back To School ATC. Very simple (since I could not for the life of me figure out how to create on such a small space). The stamp is Back to School London from Simply Betty Stamps, which I colored using Copic markers. The paper is from the DCWV Immortal Love paper pack, the twisted thread is embroidery thread I had in my stash, and the letters were made with my Dymo.

The next project I want to share with you is for the Stalker Challenge over at Scraps of Darkness. The challenge reads:

This month, the challenge is to stalk the Internet, or your personal photo stash and find a photo that inspires you to scrap using an element that you have never used before.

The Rules:

1. Use 50 % Scraps Of Darkness Product

2. Scrap using the Clean & Simple Style-this was a huge challenge for me, because I tend to go corner to corner with embellies or paper product until every square inch is covered, lol!

3.Use a Handmade Embellishment (can contain a pre-packaged element for detail, but the basic "body" of the embellishment must be handmade) For Example: I made a corrugated flower that I painted and gunked up, then added a prepackaged center to, and I hand dyed prepackaged material to create the ribbon).

4. Be sure to use an element from the photo that inspired you!

5. Have lots of fun!!!

Gwen Layout. This is a photo of Gwen Stefani, who I think has wonderful style. I have used lace in layouts before but I have never used it to make a border, so I chose to use it like this here and mimicked the dress. I splattered black and white paint on paper from my July Scraps of Darkness kit, and used a Tim Holtz mask, gold ink, glitter ribbon, Thickers, and a top hat stamp.

This next project is for the ABC Challenge over at This month's letters are M for metal, N for notebook, O for Oval mats for pics, and P for Plum.

School Boy Layout. This is my son on his first day of school last year. I thought it would be fun to splatter a lot of different colors on the notebook paper I had. The mists are from Lindy's Stamp Gang: Yellow Rose of Texas, Hag's Wart Orange, Witch's Potion Purple, Ponderosa Pines Olive, and Hydrangea Blue. Then I used Tattered Angels' Glimmer Mist in Scarlett. I've had the school embellishments for a long time and don't know where they are from. The letters are Thickers and I used several border punches as well.

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  1. Congratulations on the new gigs! Your ATC and clock look amazing!

  2. Wonderful creations and congrats on the new DT positions :D

  3. congrats on the new DT post.
    adorable ATC for smudgefest, but aren't supposed to use a smeared ink image?

  4. Doh !!!! - fancy forgetting the SI image - get a grip Girl !!! :-D hahahahaah
    What are you like ??
    Anyways, it's a fabbo ATC - way cooool
    Ike xx

  5. Love your first atc well done
    Luv Jane xxx

  6. Great creations!
    Congrats on the new DT gig :)

    Fiona. x