Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Inspiration

Good Morning, Today I have an altered box to show you. using the gorgeous
If you're not a member of the club it'll be a couple of months before this go on general sale...
so what better time than NOW to join the club?

I started off by covering the box with some embossed cardstock. Gave it a coat od DecoArt silver metallic paint. Once dry applied black DecoArt antiquing cream and wiped back so it sits nicely in all the nooks and crannies. This was then sealed with two coats of DecoArt media ultra matte varnish to protect. I then stamped one of the wild woman images and decided to stick with the cool grey family using my copics to achieve a monochromatic look to tie in with the box décor. I then die cut a frame and dry brushed with silver metallic paint. Appplied to the box lid with 3d foam pads and then attached the main image on top of the frame.
                                                                          Box Top.

                                                                       Side View.

                                                                    Angled View.
You still have a few days to join in with our current Anything Goes challenge.
 Looking forward to seeing what you create. Thanks for visiting today. Be sure to check back tomorrow for some more Inspiration from another designer.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday inspiration

I've got a bookmark to share with you today, I was helping my eldest son with some art homework, showing him how to apply paint with a pallet knife, so I ended up with a sheet of black card with red paint all over it. I figured it would come in handy so put it up to dry, when I was thinking about what I was going to make for this week I saw the piece of card and thought...this would work with a zombie. I  cut out a piece in the shape of a coffin, added one of the stamps from the Zombie pinup set along with one of the sentiments and made myself a new book mark.

You still have a few days left to join in with this months challenge, the link is just to the side there<<<<<<

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday's Inspiration for Smudgy Antics

Today I'm posting the March/April page in my calendar, it has yet another digi by Alexandria Serrano and this one is called "For the birds". 

I colored the bird girl with my promarkers, did some shading and added highlights with my new white pen. =) Been trying to use different colors for each image, as far as it goes. =) The papers are from the set that came with the calendar kit and also the sticker sentiment I added.

So come and play along with us in our Anything Goes challenge, just remember to use at least one Smeared Ink image in your creation! =)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Premature Burial

Only 10 more days to get your projects into the Smudgy Antics Anything Goes January Challenge!

Enter your projects HERE.

For today's Smudgy Antics DT inspiration I have used Smeared Ink stamps from the Rubber Club Past Offerings sets Quoth The Raven and Morte.

 "The Premature Burial" by Edgar Allan Poe.

"The unendurable oppression of the lungs - the stifling fumes from the damp earth - the clinging to the death garments - the rigid embrace of the narrow house - the blackness of the absolute Night - the silence like a sea that overwhelms the unseen but palable presence of the Conqueror Worm - these things, with the thoughts of the air and grass above..." 

Check out my blog Crafty Inknik to find out more about this art journal page.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Good mid-week morning.
Today I have a couple of note books to show....
using the gorgeous new RUBBER STAMPS
If you're not a member of the club it'll be a couple of months before this go on general sale...
so what better time than NOW to join the club?
Here is the pack of dirt cheap note books..... 6 for a pound....
decent size but no covers....
 ..... but its dead easy to make stunning unique covers with these stamps, a few alcohol markers and some black card.
 I've only completed 2 but i'm sure i'll get to the others pretty soon.

You still have just about a week to enter this months ANYTHING GOES challenge..
we look forward to seeing your projects.
Thanks for visiting SMUDGY ANTICS today,
there'll be another project from another designer tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

DT inspiration week 3

Hey there, I hope everyone is enjoying the week so far. I am loving all of the great pieces my lovely DT members have been sharing every day. I must be feeling a bit old fashion because I have been vintage inspired recently. So I give you another.

can't wait to see what all of you have in store for my eyes to feast on. Please join us and link up you entry using the link at the bottom left of the current entries. Good luck.