Smeared and Smudged September Member BLOG HOP!!

So sorry for the late post this morning, but I've been soooo busy!!! Haha. I literally started this project at 10pm last night!!

For our blog hop we had to work with orange. 'Tis the season, right? So...I struggled with whether I should jump right into the fall and Halloween theme or not. Where I live we are still in the high 90's everyday - still very much summer, so I went with the Chicks Dig Guns set, from Smeared Ink, and kept this card seasonally neutral.

Hope you like her...I colored her with prismacolor markers and used a few different papers. I painted a feather with dark orange and metallic purple (hard to see in photo). And added some punches, tissue paper, and a lot of distress ink.

Here is the front

Angle view to show the punches in the corner


More detail

I'm also pleased to announce (if you haven't heard already) we have added our very first artist (besides ourselves), Irma Diaz, to the Smeared Ink family. She's very talented and we are at this very moment taking preorders until Sept 20 for her amazing first set, Candy Is Dandy, which will be available in mid October. If you want to read all the details, be sure to visit our shop before the 20th!

The group over at Smeared and Smudged are fabulous and work so hard to create awesome stuff! You're welcome to visit our forum and jump right it if it's the place for you!!

Here is our hop list...have a blast and enjoy all the awesome work!!


  1. Your off the hook!!! Makin cards like a pro!! Love the subtle orange in it and all the distressing!!! Awesome!

  2. Well Tori.... you learn fast!Love all the textures and details.... your colouring and scissor work are spot-on.... this was well worth waiting for.
    Brilliant job.
    love lynx

  3. Love it Tori. Especially the feather! just wonderful!!!! We will make you into a stamper making cards yet! LOL

  4. This is great Tori a fantastic card
    Luv Jane xxx

  5. Awesome card Tori, love all the little details like the tissue paper and punches. Great idea to paint the feather too!

  6. Wow! This is truly gor-juss!!! I am in love with it! All of the texture, your coloring...the dab of sparkle...fantastic!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Well you can certainly add card amking to your long list of talents if you haven't already done so. The orange colours are grand and the textures ....A WOW card indeed
    H x

  8. Your work always makes me so happy! Your coloring is crazy-good! I swear, your chick looks alive! Frickin' amazing! You rock!