Thursday, April 30, 2015

April Winner

Thank you everyone for joining in our ANYTHING GOES challenge this month.
All of the projects entered were fantastic and gave the DT a tough job in deciding a winner,
we narrowed down our top choices and have come up with a DT's Choice winner.

Our April 2015 Winner is 

Congratulations ! You've won a $15 digi voucher to the Smeared Ink shop. 

Please email us at to claim your voucher,
 also please grab your winner's badge code by clicking the link at the top of the page.

As most of you know Smeared Ink is closing their doors for a while, we hope that they will be making a return after a break. In the mean time there will still be challenges on here every month so please check back tomorrow for the details of May's challenge. 
I would also like to say a big thank you to all you fans and supporters of Smeared Ink, you mean a lot to all of here and we hope you will all continue to help us keep the Smeared Ink name alive. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Here comes May....

WOW, can you believe that we're nearing the end of April already!  

A huge THANK YOU for playing in our April challenge, you really keep us on our toes and picking a winner is going to be hard yet again!  Check back tomorrow for the April winner announcement and don't forget that our new challenge starts on Friday May 1st!  

Until then, enjoy our daily DT inspiration projects!
Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

''Wanna play?'' note books.

The dragons back today with more little altered note books.
These ones i've done with children in mind....
well ......for children who don't do cute and fluffy.
 I made the covers from kraft card, using digi images and 
real rubber stamps from 
 I coloured my images with alcohol pens and pencils,
then covered the new covers with adhesive film to make them durable.

You only have until Midnight tonight to enter this months 
so you'd better be quick if you're still thinking about it!
See you soon ,
We'd love to see you there.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Manic Monday

Hey all today I have a piece that I have made to surprise my daughter.  She loves to doodle, draw, and write in and on everything.  So with a bit of creative deconstruction (complements of our very own BD) I have made her a book she can ink up to her hearts desire

I have some paper out of my stash that I used TH paint dabbers on to add a bit of color
Purple leather and a SMEARED INK rubber stamp
I used silver staz_on ink.

Make sure to head on over to SMEARED INK and get all of the rubber and digis your heart desires before they are all gone.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Letter press...

Today I'm gonna show you a decorated letter press bulb. I stamped the skull from the quoth the raven rubber set on a patterned scrapbook paper. Used glossy accent to add the paper to the glass.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Saturday BATerfly.

Good Morning. I'm here with your Saturday Inspiration in the form of a BATerfly. Yes you heard right. A Fabulous image of a bat crossed with a butterfly. You can find BATerfly in the Smeared Ink Shop.

I decided to frame this little beauty in a cheap plastic frame I altered.

Please stop by my blog My Artful Muse for more info on my project.
You still have time to enter into our ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE.
 The info is on the sidebar to your left.
Happy Stamping.

Friday, April 24, 2015


Sorry for the late post today....
Poor Shell, whose turn it is today is stuck in her car that refuses to take her home.
She'll add all the details about this gorgeous ATC later on tonight.
Until then you'll just have to admire the picture :) 

Thank you BD for posing this for me. I had so much fun making this ATC, I started by colouring the stamp with a mix of stampin up markers and distress ink pens. I then stamped that onto some white cars, that was then layered onto some blue card with a few strips of washi tape. The rubber set I used for this was the letterbox one. There is just under a week now to get your entries in for this month. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mine and only mine

I found this fabulous Dragon image and just had to make something with it, it's called Skull Keeper and it was so much fun to color in many different green shades and I added glitter and pearl maker for the eyes. Did some shading on the skulls too, that was fun! =)

Just found papers that matched and hopefully makes the dragon stand out a little too, so used an Asian inspired paper and a matching background paper from another kit.

So hope you will enjoy today's card and join on in the fun in our Anything Goes challenge here at Smudgy Antics! =) 

Don't forget to use a Smeared Ink image on your creation! =)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Voodoo Wednesday

Hello friends!
Wow, what an amazing project by Leigh yesterday.  Beautiful-ness!
Well if you have a project with a Smeared Ink image on it, get it in this months Anything Goes Challenge.  We, the DT, love seeing those creative projects.

I love notebooks of all kinds.  So when I sat down and started stamping, it just so turned out to be a notebook.  I have used stamps from the Unmounted Rubber sets Voodoo and MorteBackground Letterbox is a Current Rubber Club Stamp set.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"Grandmaster" Altered Pencil Holder

I hope everyone is having a great week so far!  Here's my DT inspiration for you today!  
I've had this very versatile Tombow "store display" marker holder in my studio for many years.  I'm calling it a pencil holder for want of a better word but I use it daily for various purposes like to stand projects in while they dry or carry some coloured pencils or markers to my desk.  I've been wanting to do 'something' to pretty it up and I finally did it, haha!    It's also the perfect compliment to my 2015 daily planner I altered earlier this year!

I used all of the stunning chess piece Smeared Ink digis called Grandmaster by Teri Sherman.

 Please stop by my blog, LeighSBDesigns, for more info on my project!
I hope I've inspired you to come and play in our monthly challenges ;0)  The link to our current challenge is over there in the left side bar!

April 16th was our monthly Members Blog Hop and this month's theme was "Decorate a Real Egg".  Start your hop on my blog if you missed it coz all the creations were eggstra-special! 
This is the egg sculpture I made using a real chicken egg and wish bone!

 Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B

Monday, April 20, 2015

Gargoyle card.

Good morning, here we are at the start of another week...
today I have a 'any occasion' card to share with you.
I have used real rubber stamps from SMEARED INK.
I kept it very simple...
just stamped in black on white linen card..
the centre  image has been decoupaged with 3 extra layers to make him stand out,
and a little red mirri card as a mat to bring out his delightful red eyes.
You have just over a week left to enter this months ANYTHING GOES challenge...
hope to see what you create.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

I love leather!

So I have been mixing it up a bit recently. And I have been loving it. Try something new and unexpected.  Believe me, it's so fun to be able to look at a new side of your creativity. I have been going crazy with stamping on leather. I have made a whole bunch out of them but you are going to have to keep checking back to see if I post one. You never know when it's going to happen.
Don't limit yourself to materials!  Use canvas, denim, cotton, anything you have. Sew it all yourself or buy it already made.  Or even better spice up something you already have around the house.  (Hu Shell) Ok so here is my fun little coin purse featuring one of the beautiful butterflies from the Specimen Jar rubber set.

See you all next week. And don't forget to get your entries in for the current challenge. Link it up and have fun.

Saturday, April 18, 2015


I have made an ATC to show you as inspiration today.
Started off with tim holtz kraft resist paper that I covered in white distress stain. Then I stamped one of the images from the as death set. Made some splotches with red distress stain and blotted most of it off with a cloth. Added some letter stickers and then heat embossed the atc with super ultra fine powder.

Thank you!
And dont forget the monthly anything goes challenge.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Toxic Friday

For today's inspiration I decided to create a mixed media piece with some photoshop work thrown in for good measure. I created my background with Ink sprays and scanned into photoshop. I then coloured up the main focal image from The Toxic Ballerina Set available at Smeared Ink. Added in the Toxic Text, printed and mounted onto black mount board ready for framing.
Don't forget to come and join in our monthly Smudgy Antics Challenges which are always "Anything Goes"!  The link is over there in the left sidebar. As always don't forget to use at least one Smeared Ink image in your project to be able to enter into the current challenge.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday Inspiration

Sorry I am a little bit late posting today. I'm sharing with you a journal page I have made using Betty the Snake Charmer. I coloured her up with Derwent colour soft pencils.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Grumpies rule

For today's inspiration at Smudgy Antics I did some recycling! I made pizza with pinapple rings on yesterday and realized that I could use the tin for today's project.

I printed out three grumpies and three sentiments, colored the grumpies in three different colors and shaded them. Then I cut out the sentiments and found a patterned paper to use as the background.

I glued everything on the tin and it looks fun, so I'm happy with it! =)

Don't forget to be able to enter our Anything goes challenge you have to use atleast one Smeared Ink image in your project! =)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tag, It's Tuesday

Tag for today is made from Smeared Ink's digital and rubber stamps.  Image is called Eye Ball-ble and is a digital image. Back of image I have used a stamp from the January Rubber Club stamp set called Letterbox Backgrounds.  Saying is also from a Past Rubber Club Stamp set called Creepy Li'l Grumpies.

Go get your creep on and lets see what wonderful projects you can create by the end of the month using those Smeared Ink stamps.  Anything Goes each month here at Smudgy Antics Challenges!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Wonderlandian Bookmarks

Happy Monday the 13th to you all!
For today's DT inspiration I'm sharing 3 Wonderlandian bookmarks in celebration of National Library week which began on Sunday!  Of course I had to represent one of my favourite books, Alice in Wonderland, and use some of my favourite Smeared Ink digis from the Wonderland set!

I performed some Photoshop magic and combined pages scanned from my Alice in Wonderland books with the images.  Pop on over to my blog, LeighSBDesigns, for all the info!
Don't forget to come and join in our monthly Smudgy Antics Challenges which are always "Anything Goes"!  The link is over there in the left sidebar.
Happy Reading!
Leigh S-B

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Poe and Raven ATC.

Good morning to you on this sunny Sunday.
Today I have a simple ATC to share with you.
Stamped onto textured kraft card using stamps from SMEARED INK.
I coloured it with pastel pencils to give just a hint of colour as I wanted to give it a vintage look.
You have until the end of the month to enter our ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE....
with a chance of winning a voucher to spend in the SMEARED INK shop.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Inspiration ;p

It's my turn to share a bit of Smeared Ink with everyone.  Today I have an over sized tag. I have used a digi from the broken and bleeding set. Enjoy! 

Friday, April 10, 2015


I have used rubber from the set Quoth the raven available as a past offering in the Smeared Ink rubber club.
Stamped on shrink plastic and added holes on both sides.

This is a really easy diy bracelet that anyone can do :)

I hope you get some inspiration from these...

Thank you!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Emerging with your Thursday Inspiration.

Todays Inspiration for you uses an image from Teri Sherman entitled " Emerging " I decided to create a mixed media board.  I started with  heavy 300gsm cardstock and applied various washes using DecoArt Media fluid acrylics and set aside to dry. I then coloured up the image with copics. I scanned both the image and the background into photoshop. Added my quote and then printed off and attached to the chipboard base. Corners rounded and then inked  the edges with black.
Hope this has inspired you to join with our current Anything Goes Challenge. Just remember to use a smeared ink image on your project.  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday Inspiration

Hello everyone, I'm sharing a journal page with you today. I've been working in an old book my sister gave me, it was some soppy love story so not my thing at all LOL. The stamp sets I've used on this are Urban Decay, Llorona, Wild Girls, Gargoyles and Lost Dreams. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Love is in the air

Time to inspire you all here at Smudgy Antics with a little zentangle love!

These images are made by Leigh Snaith-Burton and are unmounted rubberstamps called Autumn's Pencil! I thought they could show the love between a mum and her baby and a spring card instead of Autumn! =)

The images are both colored with promarkers, then I added some white highlights with my white pen. The little cat is raised on 3D pillows and I added half pearls and glitter letters to the background, I also chalked the edges of the paper with a brown ink pad. The patterned papers are from a scrapbook club I used to be a member in.

Hope you will all be inspired to join in our "Anything Goes" challenge this month, just remember to use atleast one Smeared Ink image on your project to be able to join in on the fun! =)

Monday, April 6, 2015

A Monday Maniac For You

An image from the Faes Digi Set at Smeared Ink is what I used for this card. 
I hope that this can get the mojo going for the day and to inspire to create a little something!

Get those Smeared Ink images on a project and don't forget to enter into the monthly Smudgy Antics Anything Goes Challenge

Have a great week killers!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Bunnie Buddies - altered dominoes and a card!

Happy Easter Everyone!
For today's DT inspiration I'm sharing two projects!
You've met Bunny Blue before, well he found some friends along the way.  Here they are hanging out on my Tim Holtz tin with their chickie friend ;0)

Altered domino magnets featuring Smeared Ink's Li'l Bunny Grumpie from the
The above photo was Bunny Blue's farewell party, he's off on his travels to my Sister ;0)
Here's the cute and rather clever Easter card I made her that is the perfect presentation card for a domino magnet.  What's clever about it you ask?  Well, you see the domino is rather heavy and a regular card just falls forward when you try to stand it up.  I cut the bottom edge of the back of the card at an angle so that it leans backwards like an easel when you stand it up.  No more head dives for Bunny Blue!  Pop on over to my DominoART blog if you'd like to know the 2nd clever part of the card, how to actually add the domino magnet to the front ;0)

  I hope I've inspired you to come and play in our challenges!  The April one just started so there's plenty of time to join the fun - Smudgy Antics Challenge for April

Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B

Saturday, April 4, 2015


Our APRIL ANYTHING GOE'S CHALLENGE is in full swing...
 you have until the end of the month to enter any project you wish using
 SMEARED INK real rubber or digi images.
Today I have a set of ATC's
made using real rubber stamps,
simply stamped using distress inks, and masked.

 Using a wet paint brush I just dragged some of the colour from the stamped image... give the images a little depth.

Thanks for stopping by today....
there'll be another project from another designer tomorrow.