Monday, May 6, 2013

Alter a Box with Smudgy Antics and a Sad Good-Bye

Welcome back for another fortnight challenge with Smudgy Antics!
For this challenge we want to see more than just paper and glue.
We want to see dimension and lots of it.  
The Smudgy Antics team wants to see you guys and gals

You may use any type of box.  The box can be big or small, cardboard or wood, or even plastic.  The shape can be creative as well.  Do you have any leftover heart shaped boxes from Valentine's Day?  If so, you may be a hoarder, but you will have a cool box to work with!

Of course we must address the fine print.  Although the focus of the challenge is to alter a box, you must still use a stamped image (real or digi) and you must follow the rules posted on the left sidebar of the challenge blog to be in the running for a prize.  Collage sheets may be used to enhance your project, but they do NOT count as a stamped image so make sure you use a stamp of some sort in your final piece.

Here is some inspiration from the first 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 the names above the project pictures. 

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 May 18th, 2013 to qualify for a prize then check back on Sunday evening (May 19th) 
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 Monthly DT Throwdown Challenge.  Also, the sign-ups have already started for the
 Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop which is June 4th.  It is one of the biggest and best blog hops of the year!

Have Fun!

Now for the sad news.

SMEARED INK will be retiring 6 of their digital stamp sets as well as the singles that go with them.  Come May 20th, these digi images will be gone from the shop forever so if you'd like them you had better buy them before MAY 20th.  If you do buy them, you will save 15% off the retail cost.
Don't be too sad though.
Although you will not be able to get these images in digi form any longer after the 20th of May, you will still be able to get your hands on these totally wonderful sets in real RUBBER!  An 8.5" x 11" sheet of unmounted, deeply etched, red rubber for your stamping pleasure! 
 Check out the details of the SMEARED INK RUBBER CLUB.


  1. Ladies, all of you have done a terrific job on your altered boxes! Makes me want them ALL! Great work!

  2. Wow...great altered boxes. You have fantastic design team members. The transformations are amazing! Thanks for the challenge!

  3. Awesome altered boxes from the DT!