All I Want For Christmas Is You! - Day 12 of 12 Days of Christmas!

OK, well, my finale project didn't work out....so I have created a digital piece for you. Both of the images used are digital stamps. The jar and hands are from Smeared Ink and the Holiday Gal in the jar is from Digital Two for Tuesday. I hope you like it! Sorry it wasn't hand-made!

Day 12 - Stay Tuned!

Sorry everyone. I haven't finished my project yet...but will get it done sometime today! Check back later  :)


Tellen's Place & Smeared and Smudged!

Welcome to the Smeared and Smudged Blog hop with Tellen's Place! Tellen's Place is one of our fabulous sponsors over on the S&S Forum this month! Head on over to participate in a challenge and you may have the chance to win an awesome digi image like this one!

For the hop today, I was priviledged enough to work with the Chained Ghost from Tellen's Place. He's super cool and since I was in the "christmas mode" I thought he would be very fitting. He's really cool and was fun to color. I used mostly gray toned prismacolors with a dash of yellow and orange tinge. I used crackle on the tombstone to make it a little more textured. For my background and stairs I used some stamps from Smeared Ink's Urban Decay set stamped in silver, white, and gold on the black card stock.......I attached some brads to my door and also hung some gold chain from the sides of my card. The finishing touch was the sign at the top of my card that says, "BAH, HUMBUG". I hope you like it!


Now, be sure to go check out the challenges on the Forum for your chance to win, and hop on over to the other DT member blogs listed below to see more great projects using images from Tellen's Place!

Tori (<---me)


Dead Dancer Stocking - Day 11 of 12 Days of Christmas

OK, FINALLY! Sorry about that everyone. For Day 11, I worked with a Smeared Ink digi called Marionett Dancer - Pointing. She is one of my favorites and I love coloring her. I made her pretty large because I wanted to to really stand out of the top of the stocking. The stocking came from a Christmas paper pad that I got from Michael's. So....I cut out my bow and stocking and glue'd them together. Then I colored my dancer with my prismacolors and cut her out. I placed her in the stocking and then put a halo above her head with some crafting wire. I also used the crafting wire to make a loop above the stocking to hang it...and tied a bow. Here you go, hope you like  :)

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Come back tomorrow for a special Tellen's Place HOP! Come check it out!!

Day 11 of 12 Days of Christmas

Bare with me. I forgot my project in my car and will have to sneak back down stairs in a little bit when it's not so noticeable . I'll be sure to have it posted before lunch. :)


Day 9 of 12 Days of Christmas

Sorry everyone! I don't have anything to offer today. I've had a hectic week. I'll try to catch back up and have something for Day 10!

In the meantime, make sure you visit all the other Jolly Bloggers!!!


Li'l Grumpie Tags - Day 8 of 12 Days of Christmas

Sorry for the late post! I've had a lot going on, as I'm sure most of you have too. For my project today I made some gift tags using Smeared Ink's Li'l Grumpies. I bought the tags from target and stamped my images with distress ink. I also distressed the edges and then covered my grumpies in glossy accents to make them shiny. For the back of the tags I colored an ornament reath and a present and used my computer to make the "to" & "from" pieces. I distressed the edges of those too and then glue'd them all together. Hope you like them...they're pretty simple.


Christmas Cookies - Day 7 of 12 Days of Christmas

Ok...today isn't going to be very impressive, but it might be inspiring! LOL. I've been wanting to try this for a while, and haven't even gotten close to doing any good with it. The plan was to make sugar cookies with my stamped images on top for decoration. Have any of you try this before? Did you have any success? If so, can you give me some pointers?

First attempt:
I put pieces of paper towels in a shallow dish and soaked in food coloring. I made my cookie dough, flattened it by dipping the bottom of a glass in sugar and pressing it...then I took my stamps (from Smeared Ink's Skelly Christmas Set), dipped them in my homemade food coloring ink pads, and stamped them into the dough. Then I baked them. This method wasn't successful. There was either too much ink or not enough. It ended up being just big blobs of color.

Second attempt:
I used the same steps to flatten my dough. For the images this time, I stamped into the dough without the coloring. Then I took a paint brush and painted the food coloring into the indentions left by the stamps. This method looks better, but still not successful.

Like I said, if anyone has any ideas to make this work, I'm all ears! Sorry for not having something more awesome for you today, but I tried!!

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Rat Fink - Round 3

Worked on the Rat Fink some more last night. Jon wanted to add in a pinstriping brush... Since that's his art. It came out really well. We'll be adding some more colors and some highlighting later. After adding the brush we worked in the red. We'll probably darken the inner part of the mouth so it doesn't look like his shirt. But overall, this went really well :)

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Have a Very Skelly Christmas - Day 6 of 12 Days of Christmas

So glad you all came back after seeing the nakedness from Day 5!! ;)

Thank you all for the wonderful compliments. I just want to take a moment to say if you're loving what you see on our hop then you should join us on the Smeared and Smudged Forum. It's an awesome place with a lot of diversity, inspiration, and just plain fun. The challenges are always great and you can win some awesome prizes!

Ok, now for my Day 6 offering. I altered a wall hanger that I actually bought for the 31 Days of Halloween. I never got around to using it (among many other things). It's a skull & crossbones hanger with a plaque underneath. All bare wood. I got it from Michael's. The first thing I did was spray paint my base color, green. After drying, I applied lots of green and blue distress ink and the stamped some screws (from Smeared Ink's Urban Decay) around the edges and on the skull. I set that aside to dry.

I stamped out my Stocking Skellies (Smeared Ink) and candy canes and colored them with my prismacolors. I cut them out and glued them to the plaque. Next, I got some DP and cut out the shape of a Santa hat to glue onto my skull. I used batting for the fluff.

The finishing touch was adding glossy accents to the Skelly's glasses, candy canes, screws, and spots on the hat. The last thing was writing out "Have a Very Skelly Christmas" in white paint pen.

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O Christmas Tree - Day 5 of 12 Days of Christmas

Welcome BACK! For my day 5 project I made a card using the Tree Nymph from Smeared Ink. She is so awesome and one of my all time favorite images! I colored her in with prismacolor markers. For the paper, I used my Recollections DP Christmas pad. I distressed the edges and used Tim Holtz distressing inks. My little embellishment in the bottom corner was a free download from Dover that I also distressed and put some brads in. Once i glue'd everything together I used some glitter glue to highlight the top and bottom edges of my card and in the center holes of the tag and embellishment. I added some little star stickers and the finishing touch was adding some baubles around the branches of the tree. My intent was to color them and make them look like ornaments, but I think they look pretty the way they are...almost like snow falling....or sparklies....so I left them as is. I hope you like!!

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Merry Christmas Tag - Day 4 of 12 Days of Christmas

Well this time I made my first attempt at using alcohol inks...and I have to say that they are pretty freakin' cool! So excited to try it on more things. I kept this project fairly simple. It's a tag that I cut out of some DP (Recollections Christmas Pad) and distressed with my Tim Holtz inks. For the dangler I used some Ideaology Fragments that i applied the alcohol inks to and glued them to my stamped images with glossy accents. I also used a picture of my daughter from her 1 year birthday (isn't she adorable!). I hung the fragments from a silver jingle bells necklace that I got from Walmart and the attached it to my tag. I also cut out the sentiment, "Merry Christmas" from the paper pad, distressed the edges, and added some brads. I hot-glue'd it to my tag along with some gold ribbon...and VOILA! Like I said, it's simple, but I like it. It will be hanging on my Christmas Tree!!

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Happy Hopping!!!  :)


The Wonder of Christmas - Day 3 of 12 Days of Christmas

Hello again and welcome back! Today I bring you a card that I created with Smeared Ink's Skellies. I colored my images with prismacolors and used a little bit of glitter glue. My card base was white card stock that I textured with snowflakes and painted light blue. I distressed the edges and added some snow balls. :)

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Fae's Gift- Day 2 of 12 Days of Christmas!

Hello again and thanks for coming back! This is day 2 of 12 days of Christmas! Today I bring you a gift from Smeared Ink's Faes....I hope you like it!

I built the template for my box on my computer and printed it out. Then I applied some DP to it and distressed it all. I colored my crouching Fae with my prismacolor markers and added some glittery awesomeness! LOL. I also added a bindi to his forehead. I really liked that addition! To complete the outside of the box I made a small tag that says "Believe", also a stamp from the Fae set...and the I added some gold ribbon trim to the bottom.

For the inside of my box I used the same paper, distressed it, and added some wood buttons to keep my bottles seperated. These bottles came from Terra, but were sent to her from Lady Brayton! THANKS TO BOTH OF YOU!! I made the labels for my bottles on the computer, printed them out and distressed them. I glue'd them to my bottles with Mod Podge and also used it to seal the labels. If you can't read them, they say "Amethyst", "Jasmine", and "Rose Quartz"... Here you go! I hope you love it!

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(I know, I know...I misspelled another one. sheesh!)