Welcome to Smeared Ink's New Release Blog Hop!! We have 5 NEW UNMOUNTED RUBBER STAMP SETS and LOADS of NEW DIGI STAMP SETS!!! Go to Smeared Ink and check out the shop to see all the new stuff!! Here is a preview of some of the new stamps.

Unmounted Rubber Sets:
As Death
Build a Zombie Alphabet
Creepy Li'l Grumpies
Lonely Boy and Puff
Quoth the Raven

Digi Stamp Sets (also available as singles):

Glam Vamps

The Patch
Part of The Pack

Mad Science


1. Smeared and Smudged will be adding in a new challenge called the Photo Inspiration Challenge, and in honor of this new challenge we will have a very special giveaway of 2 G45 paper pads: Transatlantic and Fashionista.
Transatlantic - G45

Fashionist - G45
In order to qualify for the prize drawing you must participate in all five SMEARED AND SMUDGED challenges: Sketch(one or both), Oh the Horror, Rock N Rolla, Guest DT Challenge, and Photo Challenge. Those who participate in all five during the month will be entered, and you can combine challenges if you want as long as you post your project in each challenge thread so it will be counted.

2. Also on SMEARED AND SMUDGED - the 31 Days of Halloween Challenge. There is a HUGE Smeared Ink prize package up for grabs, but this is no ordinary challenge. Click here to get all the details! Sign-up NOW through Sept 28 if you want to play!!

This is going to be an amazing hop - I hope you enjoy. Smeared and Smudged's Design team has created some awesome projects with some of our new stamps. It's all about being creepy and halloweeny!

For my project I altered another small cardboard box. I chose to work with some stamps from the "As Death" set. I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS SET! Anywhoo, here you go... I call this the "Death Box".

This is the box before I altered it.

I used multiple forms of medium...First I painted the box with Tim Holtz "crackle" then used loads of distressing inks. I stamped some images from the "Holy City" set onto some white tissue paper and then Mod Podged it to the outside of the box in different areas. This created an awesome texture...I'm very proud. I drilled some wholes and added a couple of knobies to the edge. Then, I glazed over the tissue paper with the distress inks and some pearl acrylic paint to give it some shine. I stamped and glue'd my sentiment to the outside with a little bit of tassle-type ribbon underneath it.  Kelli had sent out some goodies last month which included some scrabble squares. I used those on the binding side of the box. I distressed them and wrote DEATH on them - because I'm cool like that. That's it for the outside...

For the inside I had my hubby bust up a small mirror and then I hot-glued it to the inside cover of the box. I stamped my main image from the "As Death" set and colored it in with my Prismacolor markers. I glued it in on top of a small foam square to create some lift. And that's all folks!!! I love it.  :)

OK, here's the HOPPING LIST!! 
Be sure to check out all the awesome projects and leave some lovin's!!  :)


  1. thats so kool Tori its totally dark and creepy..hugz Anita

  2. This would take pride of place on my mantlepiece. It's fantastic

  3. oh Tori!!!! I dont know where to begin. the outside detailing with the tissue paper images from holy city are just....ethereal. soft yet edgy and grungy all at the same time. the cracked mirror on the inside speaks volumes an the image from 'As Death' takes my breath away. it's my favorite of the new releases! you busted this out totally in the best Smeared Ink way. Just simple awesomeness!!! LOVE it!!!! xoxo Meredith


  4. Tori your box is fantastic I love it. I also love all the new stamps and digi images will have to count the pennies to see what I can buy ( I WON'T THEM ALL NOW!! )
    Luv Jane xxx

  5. Wowsers! I think the ladies said it all. Simply incredible! You have outdone yourself, my friend. This totally rocks! I adore the textured and aged effect on the box. The knobs and rivets add the perfect touch. The broken mirror was brill and of course Death looks completely at home in his dark little nook!

  6. That is totally freakin wicked dude! Love it!

  7. Woah-that's sick! You should be totally proud! It's friggin' awesome!I love how you added so much stuff to the box!

  8. You already know what I think of it; it's superb!!!!!! I think you absolutely blew this one out of the water! I want, ha ha, or at least a close replica ;)

  9. wow that is so cool! I'm going to have to try this out...

  10. That's amazing. You created amazing texture on the outside. The image/cracked mirror combinationon the inside is totally brilliant.

  11. Awesome project, love what you did with the mirror. Great stamps.

  12. Wow, it's great, love the texture on the outside and the inside is fabulous! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  13. Tori.... OH YES!!! This is amazing.... the outside texture is like one of the human-skin covered books that has been damp.... incredible art... thankfully i am not up against you for one of the DT spots!
    I adore this .... lynx

  14. Love it Tori!!! Especially the way you colored the image in the inside :)

  15. This is just to amazing!!! Love everything about this - the texture, broken mirror glass, the stamp... Love it!