Monday, March 25, 2013


A fortnight has passed and it is time for another challenge with Smudgy Antics.
  We want to see you ladies and gents make a COLORFUL project WITHOUT using colored pencils or markers of any kind.  That's right!
Are you stumped?  It really isn't that hard once you start thinking outside of the box and
 are willing to give different techniques a try.

You can paint with acrylics, oils, water colors, inks, or even perfect pearls.  
Here is a tutorial on painting with Perfect Pearls.  
If you are not into the painting thing, you can give pastels or paper piecing a try.  Heck, you can even use your own blood, but I don't really recommend that unless you're doing a small project like an ATC, an inchie, or a twinchie :D

We can't wait to see what you guys and gals make!
Remember to use a stamped image (real or digi) and follow the rules posted on the left sidebar to qualify for a prize.  Only the best will win so get your mojos on the ready and get creative.  Blow us away with your talent.  Surprise us with a new technique.
Make something that has that "Wow" factor and leaves us staring at the monitor and drooling like zombies as we gaze upon your piece with awe.

Here is some inspiration from part of the Smeared Ink DT.  We will post a challenge reminder next week with examples from the other half of the team.  You may click on the individual pictures for a larger view and you can visit any of the designers by clicking on their names above their project pictures.  I highly suggest visiting the designers' blogs as you can learn tips and tricks on how each lady, and our honorary male, made their projects.  Leaving a bit of love is always appreciated too.

Black Dragon





Mark Gould GDT

The Prize:

A $5.00 gift voucher to Smeared Ink.

Remember, be sure read and follow the rules in the left sidebar and link your project to Inlinkz by Midnight PST on Saturday April 6th, 2013 to qualify for a prize then check back on Sunday evening (April 7th) 
for the chosen winner.

If you are not of fan of digi images, perhaps you would like to put your winning gift voucher towards an 8.5" x 11" sheet of deeply etched, unmounted rubber instead?  Yep.  Smeared Ink's Rubber is BACK!  Check out the Smeared Ink Rubber Club for more information.

If you like our challenges, why not head over to the Smeared and Smudged Forum?  Smeared and Smudged offers several monthly challenges with prizes, monthly blog hops, monthly ATC swaps, Holiday Swaps, and a new Bi-weekly DT Throwdown Challenge.

Have Fun!


  1. Great samples by the dt and a fabulous challenge!

  2. Great design team samples. I have to say I was inspired to try this challenge because of Susan's artwork. When I saw how she used her Poe stamp, a light bulb went off in my head. Now some would say that doesn't happen often, lol! Thanks for the great challenge theme!