Saturday, January 31, 2015


Hello folks- 

Thank you everyone for joining in our ANYTHING GOES challenge this month.
All of the projects entered were outstanding, 
we really enjoyed looking at each and every one. 
You all made it a very tough decision, we narrowed down our top choices and have come up with a DT's Choice winner.


Our JANUARY 2015 Winner is #12 TERESA

CongratulationsTeresa ! 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.

We hope you all will join us tomorrow for our new challenge.

Friday, January 30, 2015

January Challenge Has Come To an End

That's right folks January has flown by and we are at the end of our challenge already!
Thank you to everyone that has joined in this month, I've loved seeing every single project shared.  Be sure to check back tomorrow to find out our winner and the day after for the start of the new challenge. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Not A Broken Collage

 TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to get your Anything Goes projects in for January at Smudgy Antics!  
Click HERE to enter

My Smudgy Antics Design Team project is combined with the Kickstart Your Art week long challenge today.

The Day 3 challenge is Collage.  I have an art journal page, using and image from a Smeared Ink digital stamp set called Broken and Bleeding

Please check out my Crafty Inknik blog for more deets on this.  Thanks...

 Click HERE to enter.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday inspiration

Good morning...
it's Hump day again and the dragon has a project to share.
If you belong to the Smeared and Smudged group on Facebook you'll know that we are having a week long event.... KICKSTART YOUR ART.
It's all about art journalling.... something I have never been comfortable with,
I think it's the freedom... the mess.. the personal nature of art journalling that I find so difficult...
as i'm a precise crafter... I plan... I re-plan.... then I re-re-plan, so i'm finding it hard...
very hard but i am enjoying myself so you might too... please check it out on facebook... you might be a natural art journaller.
Anyhow day #2 the prompt is to 
Here is my journal page....still rather neat and precise but i'm trying!
 The song is one of my favourites...
The heart and banner are digi images from SMEARED INK of cause,
the lyrics I printed off the internet..
inked, & distressed.
The heart and banner I coloured with alcohol pens and pencils.
Thanks for stopping by.
Another project from another designer tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sweet Inspiration

Hey there Rebecca here with today's daily dose of Smeared Ink. I have added another page to my book. Simple layout (which is much more difficult for me to do) but I think it's perfect.  Hope you enjoy. Don't forget to head over to my blog and leave some love. Just click on my name under the DT list.

Make sure to enter your Smeared ink entry soon.

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 d├ęcor. 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.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Altered box...


I got a golden shiny box from ebay when I ordered some I thought it was a fab idea to do a makeover on it that fits me more :)

Stamped two different stamps from the poe rubber set that I got from The Smeared Ink rubber club on silver tissue with three colors of archival ink. Added the tissue with mod podge. Painted the inside and edges with black gesso and did a mixture of americana crackle and perfect pearls powder that I added as a top coat. Did the same thing on flowers as on tissue. Also added a decorative handle...
The inside is filled with some candy brains...oh my...they were really disgusting to eat...tasted like chemicals, toxic :)

Thank you for watching my project today and please take part in our monthly challenge - anything goes Smeared Ink. You can find the link in the left hand sidebar on this blog.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Grumpie Sunday

Welcome to your daily inspiration post.
 For my project I decided to use the Lil Grumpies Digi Stamp Set.
Another Image Heavy Post so bear with folks.
I decided to create a little box drawer built from scratch from chipboard that holds a little surprise within. Once the outer box and drawer  were constructed and covered with paper from my stash. I added a Tim Holz hitch fastener to the drawer front. Small dominoes glued together to make the feet and attached to the box base. I then printed out the lil grumpies I wanted to use and coloured with copics. I mounted one onto a chipboard piece and triple embossed to make a tile for the top of the box.
Side View of box
                                                                  Top View of Box.
                                                                Front View of Box.

And now for the little surprise contained within. A front cover was created in photoshop and a title added. This was then bound with the rest of the coloured images into a little mini book to sit inside the draw.  Neat Huh..................
                                                                Draw opened.

                                                                   Lil Grumpie Booklet.

Don't forget to share your smeared Ink makes with us in this months challenge and you can always share your creations with us in the facebook group too.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Saturday Smudgyness

Happy weekend!! I love that my weekend starts with sharing my creativeness with you all. Today I've got a card to share, I have used one of the stamps from the Morbidly Adorable Tarot set 1. I used only colours from the brown grey and ice grey spectrum noir colour groups. The papers are some from my stash.

Don't forget to share your smeared Ink makes with us in this months challenge and you can always share your creations with us in the facebook group too.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday inspiration for Smudgy Antics

Time for the January/February page in my calendar! =) I used Horn's single digi by Alexandria Serrano for this page and some matching paper from a set that came with the calendar.

The image is colored with promarkers, added glitter pen to the beads in her hair and some high lights with a white pen. Then I chalked the edges of the image and added two different patterned papers for the background and two chipboard hearts too.

Remember that if you are joining our Anything Goes challenge you have to use an image from Smeared Ink to be able to enter, a link to the challenge is found HERE! =)

Thursday, January 15, 2015


I am combining my Smudgy Antics daily inspiration project with this months Smeared and Smudged January Member Blog Hop theme - In The Dead of Winter.

Click HERE to start at the beginning of the Hop. Or my Crafty Inknik blog, to find out more about today's Smudgy Antics project and join the Hop from there.  Either way you will have tons of fab deadly chilling projects to see today! 

I have created a new AJ book cover for an upcoming S&S event/challenge.  All images are Smeared Ink digital pages. 

Smeared Ink Digital Papers Used:
Poe Boy
In the dead of winter many can go quite mad, insane, or just plain crazy.  This art journal will be a tribute to all those wonderful creatures born and thriving during this special time of year.  

"Winter is coming", and now, "Winter is here". 

Be sure to get those Smeared Ink stamped and digi projects entered into this month's Anything Goes Challenge here at Smudgy Antics.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


For your Wednesday inspiration i thought I'd go batty...
this ol' dragon has always been a little batty but 
today's project takes batty to the extreme.
 I used real rubber stamps available from the SMEARED INK SHOP....
masks of the stamps, black ink, a drawing pencil and a white pencil.
I hope to put the step-by-step multi-mask tutorial on fb as soon as I figure out how.
(dragons are NOT very technically minded creatures!)
Hope you're being inspired by all the design team projects so far this month and that you'll enter your projects into this months ANYTHING GOES challenge.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Vintage love

Wow this month is flying by. I have so loved seeing all of the wonderful pieces from our lovely DT. It's my turn today to bring you some Smeared Ink love.

Please feel free to enter in your Smeared Ink creations by clicking on the link tab at the bottom of the current entries. Can't wait to see your Smeared masterpieces.

You can check out the details over at my blog and let me know what you think. Thank you for your time.

Monday, January 12, 2015

2015 Calendar...

Yes, I´ve made a mixed media canvas background that I first used the glue gun to add some kitchen foil ( a new technique for me) to the canvas and then painted it with black gesso. It gets a similar texture as crumbled tissue but a bit harder in both feel and look. I then added some acrylic paint in green, pink and silver. On top it is a layer of heat embossing powder and then some black gesso on just the surface.
I have used only red rubber from the Smeared Ink rubber club and it is from the "winged things", "poe" and "urban decay" set and I stamped them with distress ink embossing pad and added white or pink embossing powder as you can see ;) The heart wing on the upper right is filled with white posca pen after embossing.

Very I like it and I hope you do too..

Don´t forget to take part in our monthly challenge "anything goes" as long as it it a smeared ink stamp on it..digi or rubber..your choice!


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Inspiration

 Good morning and welcome to a new day of Smudgy Inspiration and my first post as part of the DT.
I will warn you now this is an image heavy post and I hope you will indulge me. I decided to create a set of ATC's and a Booklet to house them in using Teri's fabulous new Digi  image set GrandMaster. The images are based on chess pieces, but skully just how I like them. I coloured up the images with my copics, scanned them into photoshop and added them to a background created with Rick St Dennis Morte Common Grave Digital Stamp. Printed them off and attached to an ATC base cut from mountboard as I find this a much sturdier substrate than cardstock.

                                                     Front and back Covers of Booklet.
The covers were created using mountboard and the same background design applied as the ATC's. A Spellbinders die cut in black 300gsm cardstock was used to adorn the covers back and front.
Skully King Piece.
                                                             Skully Queen Piece.
Skully Bishop Piece.
                                                                   Skully Pawn Piece.

                                                                    Skully Rook Piece.

                                                                  Skully Knight Piece.

                                                                  All Six ATC'S Grouped.
Thanks for hangin in there with me. Don't forget to keep those entries coming in for this months Anything Goes Challenge over at Smeared Ink.