Saturday, February 28, 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 FEBRUARY 2015 Winner is # 7
with this wonderful,wickedly funny spin on the 'shades of grey' trilogy.

Congratulations DONNA ! 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, February 27, 2015

February is coming to an end....

Thank you all for your lovely creations in this month challenge. We will sure have a hard time picking a winner....
Be sure to check in here tomorrow for the winner announcement. A new challenge will begin on the 1st and I do hope that many of you will join in the fun.

©lisa veronica häll

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thursday Inspiration with " Angel of Death "

Today is the last day to get your entries in for the current  Anything Goes Challenge at
 Smudgy Antics for February. You have until midnight PST today  to get your entries in before the current challenge closes.
For my project I decided to create a Booklet that houses an ATC in it's own frame ( I love creating books from scratch ). I used the smeared ink Digi  Angel of Death. . I coloured him up in tones of Red and cool greys using my copics. I then scanned into photoshop and printed off an ATC size and a larger size which I attached to chipboard  and set aside. The ATC was then attached to mountboard and also set aside.The book was constructed from scratch using mountboard and covered with black cardstock. I then stamped and heat embossed two panels for the front and inside left cover of the book. These were then attached and the larger chipboard mounted image applied to the front cover. A quote was then designed in photoshop, printed and attached to the embossed panel on the left side of the booklet. A deep frame was contructed from Chipboard to house the ATC and given a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in red.This was then attached to the right side of the book at the same time as a piece of black looped ribbon which sits under the ATC for easy removal.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to get your entries in today before the challenge closes.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday Inspiration

I was totally gutted when I realised that my comment hadn't gone through for the bloody valentine hop, so instead I'm sharing what I made today. It's a double page spread with a tag insert, the stamps I used are from the Bloody Valentine set and the Love Li'l Grumpies set.

There are only a few days left to get your entries into this months challenge. You can join in the fun by adding your Smeared Ink makes here

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Today's calendar inspiration - July/August

Another page in my calendar, halfway now! =) For this page I've used another of Alexandria Serrano's digistamps Geisha and colored her with my promarkers and added glitter pen to her hair pins. Shaded around her and added white pen to highlight her hair.
Found an Asian designed paper and cut out some for the background and cut out a dragon for decorations, from the same paper. Mounted it on a paper I found in my stash and think it work fine together. =)

Hope you will join in on our monthly challenge, the only thing you need is to use Smeared Ink stamps on your creation, rubber or digi.

Monday, February 23, 2015

I Heart Poe Boy

It's Monday and I thought to start the week off with some love.
I have a notebook with a Smeared Ink Digital Paper to feature today.  

The digital paper is from a set called Poe Boy.  
So for you Poe Lover's out there, these papers are a must!
 I have also used the words "lost without you" from the Carnies rubber set.

Please be sure to check back daily for more inspiration 
get those Smeared Ink ANYTHING GOES projects in the 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A bit of POE on Sunday

Its the dragons turn to post today,
any of you who had a look at the February members blog hop
will know I played with stamps and clay for it,
making 3 projects but only showing 2 on the day.....
I kept POE for today.
 The hope theme was CRACKED AND BROKEN,
all the stamps used are SMEARED INK... including the word 'broken'...
this was another clay piece i had to actually break to get the required 'crack'.
I am amazed by the detail that you can get with these stamps..... look at the photo below... 
SMEARED INK STAMPS are quite honestly SUPERB quality.
Thanks for stopping by today....
there'll be another project from another designer tomorrow....
Don't forget to get your projects into our 
ANYTHING GOES challenge, February is a short month so times running out!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Saturday DT inspiration: Daily Planner Doublecross Domino Bookmarker!

  Happy Saturday!
Today is my turn to inspire you!  Remember my Grandmaster Daily Planner I shared at the beginning of February, here's the bookmarker I made for it - an altered Doublecross wooden domino featuring the tall and narrow image from my Autumn's Pencil rubber stamp set.

Stop by my DominoART blog on Sunday for more details and pix on today's project! 

 There's still about 5 days left to join our current challenge which, as usual, is Anything Goes, so come and play with us!

Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B

Friday, February 20, 2015

Quirky Friday

Hey all
So I love being able to give everyone something a bit silly and quirky at times. Not always so dark and serious.  So today for my DT inspiration I have a cute card that I feel speaks for itself.

So I found.this totally awesome ribbon. It's like fishnet burlap. Totally great texture. 

Hope you likee! Have a great Friday! 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

a little broken...

Hi there...

I am having two ATCs to show you as inspiration on the blog today.
First of I stamped some rubber backgrounds from the urban decay set by Smeared Ink on scrapbook paper. Then I made an image transfer on sticky back canvas. Painted heavy layers of  distress crackle paint and set to dry over night and it almost feel like leather when its done because of the canvas. Painted the surfaces with two shades of  copics. The hears is also from the rubber club and colored with copics. The text is just printed out in fonts that I like...

I hate taking picks at is so freakin hard to show them  justice.... ;)

Do not forget to take part in the monthly challenge that you can find as an icon in the left hand side bar of this blog.

Thank you! / lisa

Wednesday Inspiration with Zip and Zap

Good Morning. I've got a tag to share with you today. I used this great Image from the Carnival De La Nuit set named Zip and Zap by Rick St Dennis. The background was distressed with Ink. A sunburst stencil inked on top of that.

Keep those Smeared Ink project entries coming as we all love to see what you create. Stop by tomorrow for more inspiration from another designer.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tuesday inspiraton

I've got a card to share today, I made this for my Dad's 60th Birthday, the stamps I used are all rubber ones from inky dreams and the fringe.

Keep those Smeared Ink project entries coming, we do love to see what you have all been making. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A Day Late Valentine

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.  Thank you for checking Smudgy Antics Daily DT posts and please get those entries in!  The current challenge button is on the left.

A card for you all is what I have today using both a digital set and a Smeared Ink Rubber Club set.  My main image is a heart from the Monster Heart digital set.  The stamped words "you creep me out." are from a Past Rubber Club Offering stamp set called Creepy Li'l Grumpies.

Saturday, February 14, 2015


Happy Valentine's day...
or as I call it... enforced love day.
I have a fatbook page for you today,
dedicated to my love of POE.
 I used all SMEARED INK real rubber, stamped and masked... coloured with
alcohol ink and pencils.

You still have nearly two weeks to enter our challenge....
See you again soon BDx

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday 13th DT inspiration: Love Sick Grumpie altered domino!

  Happy Friday the 13th!
Today is my turn to inspire you and encourage you to come and play in our monthly Anything Goes challenge but first how good are you with a butterfly net?  It's chaos over on my LeighSBDesigns blog right now where a horde of love sick Grumpies are running amok during the finale of Smeared Ink's Bloody Valentine blog hop!  Pop on over and bring your net with you!  But first let's take a closer look at a Love Sick Grumpie so you know what kind of beastie you're looking for ;0)

This is a Love Sick Grumpie...try and catch him if you can!
I used super-sized white dominoes to create my balloon toting horde which feature Smeared Ink's Love Lil Grumpies rubber stamp set.  The balloons I drew myself and the text on each one is also from the Love set!

Come and play in our current challenge which you can find HERE!

Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B

Thursday, February 12, 2015

bloody inspiration

Hey all, I am having so much fun with the bloody valentines hop. I wanted to give you some vampiric inspiration today. Oh ya this is a 16x20 canvas


These two little blood sucking angels in tyese last two pictures are my favs.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015



It is my day to inspire..made a card with a dark valentine theme...
Used alcohol ink and blending solution in red, black and silver on glossy white cardstock. Stamped some words from the "heart wings" rubber stamp set from Smeared Ink with black archival ink. It did not show that well so I filled the letters with a white posca pen and a sacura silver glitter gel pen. The heart with wings is from the same rubber set and it is stamped in air dry clay and then painted with black gesso and then buffed with inka gold graphite.

Go check out the 3 day long bloody valentine hop that started today and the first person on the list is BlackDragon.

And do take part in the Smudgy Antics anything goes challenge that you can find in the left hand side bar on this blog...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tuesday Inspiration with Fringe.

Today I'm sharing a box I altered. For the main focal point on the box lid I have used one of the images from the Fringe Set of Digi Stamps available in the shop over at Smeared Ink. I started by embossing some cardstock. I applied this to the box base and lid and once dry coated the whole box with two coats of DecoArt Media fluid Acrylic in black. Once dry I applied Patina Perfect Pearls and misted with water for permanence. I then coloured the fringe image with copics, fussy cut and the mounted on to black cardstock to make the image pop. This was then applied to the box lid with 3d foam pads. To finish black organza ribbon was fastened to the box lid edge using co-rdinating brads from my stash..
Finished Box.
                                                                Another View.

                                                                         Box Top.

                                                                     Angled View.
I hope I've inspired you to come and play in our monthly challenge. You can enter our current challenge by clicking on the link in the sidebar to your left.The only requirement is that you use a Smeared Ink Image. Real Rubber or Digi.
Thanks for stopping by today, do come back tomorrow for more Inspiration from another designer.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday Inspiration

Today I am sharing a mixed media tag I have made, I was getting worried it might not be finished in time to show this week due to all the embellishments still being too wet to glue down! for this piece I have used one of the gorgeous stamps in the Other Side of Fear set. If you want to know how I made this and what I used to colour that image in (it's not my usual mediums) then head over to my blog where I will tell all! If you have created something using Smeared Ink stamps that click on the link to the current challenge and show us what you've made.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Another calendar page with a Spring/Summer feeling

Time for my first inspirational DT-post for Smudgy Antics blog this month and now it's time for the May-June page.  I have used one of Alexandria Serrano's images again, this one is called "More than chemical" and works perfectly for a Spring/Summer page.

I colored her with promarkers, added glitter pen and cut her out. Then I recycled a net bags we got a gift got Allan in and cut out a part of it and mounted it behind the image. My idea was to spray it with a Tattered Lace spray but can't find it so added glitter to it instead. So it sparkled a bit, not as much as my hand did afterwards though. =)

The background paper is from a small paper pack I bought before and it matches the image and it's colors nicely!

So now I hope you will join our challenge and don't forget that you have to you a Smeared Ink image to join in! =)

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Bobble It Up!

That's right people, make your own bobble head!
Smudgy Antics has such great inspiration each day by the Design Team, be sure to check them out.  
I hope today's project encourages you to step out of the box a bit and try something new.

Now if you happen to use some Smeared Ink stamps while trying your new project, don't forget to enter it into the monthly February Anything Goes Challenge.
We, the DT, love seeing what you create.

I have used one of many bats from A Little Bit Batty rubber stamp set.
This set is in the Smeared Ink shop in the Rubber Club Past Offerings.

Find out more details on my Crafty Inknik blog and get those Smeared Ink projects entered.

Friday, February 6, 2015

New rubber stamps.....

YAY its Friday...
today I have a couple of ATC'S using the new rubber stamps from
These are large stamps but can still make very impressive ATC's.
 I used alcohol ink, ink, and pencils to colour the images.
 Gilding flakes around the edges and black card as mounts.

If you have never brought SMEARED INK stamps you'll be totally amazed at the quality...
honestly they are the best I own... and I own rather a lot of stamps.
See you soon BDx

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Thursday's inspiration: Grandmaster Daily Planner

YAY, I'm back and thrilled to have re-joined our fabulous Smeared Ink design team!
Here's my first 2015 project to inspire you for our February challenge which as usual is always Anything Goes and the darker the better!

Most of you all know me, but if you don't, I LOVE game related imagery so
I just HAD to use Smeared Ink's new digis called Grandmaster by Teri Sherman to alter the cover of my 2015 daily planner.

 Grandmaster Daily Planner
Ready to keep track of all my dark and twisty events this year!
The spread!
The details!
 Please stop by my blog, LeighSBDesigns, for more info and photos on today's project!
I hope I've inspired you to come and play in our monthly challenges ;0)
You can link up your project using a Smeared Ink real rubber or digi image HERE!

Also, you're going to want to check out our upcoming annual Bloody Valentine Blog Hop on Feb 11, 12 and 13!  It's always a wicked cool event with lots of amazing eye candy and you can read all about it here at More Smeared Ink!  Sign up deadline is Feb 9 so don't miss it!

Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B