NOEL - Day 1 of 12 Days of Christmas!

Well, I didn't plan so well for this (surprise, surprise!), but I got a card done for day 1. I think this is probably the ugliest card I've done to date, LOL, but oh well. Here you go!

I used Smeared Ink's Carnie Girl and the Pouting Witch digi, along with the presents from Kenny K. I used some DP, brads, and a little embossing (which you can't see, but there are snowflakes pressed into the silver topper...I was going for tinsel, LOL). My stamps were colored with prismacolors.

Make sure you visit all the Jolly Hoppers to be entered in for the grand prize!! The blog roll is on my sidebar to the left.

Check back on the 3rd! Better things to come!!


We'd like to invite YOU to join in this year and participate in our 12 Days of Christmas Smeared and Smudged style event. We're offering up a cool prize at the end, and know that you'll have a blast! How can you do this, you ask? Be one of our MERRY HOPPERS!

12 Days of Christmas Merry Hopper

What You Have To Do: Hop through each of the 12 Days Blogs that are participating and leave a comment on each project. We'll be posting projects every other day, starting with tomorrow, December 1st!

The Rules: You must leave a comment on EACH participating blog every day to qualify for the prize drawing. Your comment should be about the project or something related (ie-no "Here's my comment for today" or "I'm here!"...these types of comments won't count!) If you miss a day or a blog, you will still qualify to receive a survival button, but will not qualify for the prize drawing.

Prize Drawing At the end of the 12 days, we will be drawing for a fabulous free stamp set from Smeared Ink, along with some other goodies!

Each person who successfully completes the 12 Days as either a Jolly Blogger or a Merry Hopper will receive one entry toward the prize drawing. If you successfully complete both, you will receive two entries. (Meaning if you are a Jolly Blogger and you comment on every blog every day, you have successfully completed both).
Here is our list of Jolly Bloogers - We START TOMORROW SO BE SURE TO COME BACK!!

Smeared and Smudged

Black Dragon
Lady Brayton


Round 2 on Rat Fink

Last weekend we did a second round of black on Mr. Rat Fink. We filled in the blacks and made some lines heavier for some slight shading effects.

Here's picture from round 1

And here is what we did round

 We'll be adding some color very soon, so stay tuned ! :)

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Kenny K and Smeared Ink with a dash of Holiday Cheer....

Ha ha ha...ok, so I've had the busiest weekend ever! Sorry this is so late. I got up at 4am to do it and just barely got the chance to get my post up. But I'm so glad you came back! This very cool DT hop is featuring Kenny K's awesome images! If you're not familiar with Kenny K, you MUST check him out! His images are EDGY and HAWT! If you don't have an image or two of his you are DEFINITELY missing out!

The Smeared INK DT had the privilege of working with some of Kenny's awesome images. Check out the projects the DT gals have come up with for your viewing pleasure and be sure to leave some love. If you like what you see, be sure to pick up an image or two at Kenny's store. Also, be sure to check out Smeared Ink's forum, Smeared and Smudged, for more delicious eye-candy and inspiration. The gals and I would love to have you hang with us!

For my project I played with a sassy holiday beauty. My first thoughts was to color her red/green, the typical Christmas colors, but then I thought, lets do something different. So, I made her a snow queen! I love her blue hair! I colored her with my prismas and also used some glitter glue. For my background I used silver metallic card stock and used some patterned paper to make some windy whisps and a frame. For my snow hill I soaked some crumbled card stock in some watered down metallic periwinkle solution and let it dry. Hope you like!!

Here is the blogroll for the hop, make sure you visit everyone if you haven't already!

Kenny K

I'm not quite ready yet, but check back later for my Kenny K Project!


November Smeared Ink New Release Blog Hop!!

Woohoo! We've got some awesome new stamps sets! We'd love to introduce you to the wonderful artwork of Misty Benson. You might have seen her work on her website at Morbidly Adorable...well, we have her first two stamp sets, A Very Skelly Christmas and Morbidly Adorable Tarot:Set 1- available now in our shop for preorder.

We've also released two awesome background sets, Urban Decay and Inky Dreams.

To celebrate our November release we've brought our design team together to bring you another fabulous hop!! I chose to work with The Fool from Misty's Tarot Set 1. I used my prismacolor markers to color her in and a white gel pen for the highlights. I used crackle on my hideaway book and distressed it with Tim Holtz distressing inks. I drew in the words "Fools Hideaway" and colored it in with some glitter glue. I haven't decided what to hide inside yet, but I'll be sure to share when I figure it out. Hope you like!!

*yes, I realize that I misspelled Hideaway - I'm a dork.

Here's the blog roll! Visit everyone to see some great stuff!!

Black Dragon
Lady Brayton