Do you believe?

Hello everyone! Tori here to bring you a fun little project I made last night using Smeared Ink's Faes unmounted rubber stamp set. I really, really love these little guys....and if you like them, you better hurry up and get them because they're being retired! They are available for ONLY $16 on our website (go to SHOP and then SPECIALS) but only while supplies lasts!

So, last week I tried a new technique using gesso and my NEW BEST FRIEND - the heat gun. I really liked the results I got from it, so I wanted to play with it some more (that's what she said, tee-hee). This time, I started with a box that i had left over from some Christmas chocolates that one of my work vendors had sent to me...it's a cute little box and I probably have 5 of them laying around waiting to be used. I took the box apart so I could lay it flat and then i applied a thick layer of gesso to it. Then, I heated it up with my heat guy to create the wonderful texture you see below. It's so awesome!

After that, I painted my box with purple and green acrylic paint and left it to dry. Then, I went and chose two of my favorite faes and colored them with my prisma color markers, white ink gel pen and some glitter glue - set aside to dry. By this time, my box was all dry and ready to play with me, so I punched some holes around the edges so I could thread some silver twine to hold the box together. I really liked the look of the silver with the purple and green so I used some around the top and also tied little bows on each side. Last, I adhered my faes to the box along with the sentiment "Believe"... and VIOLA! I hope you like it, thanks for stopping by!!  :)

I'll be entering in the following challenge(s):


Simply Betty and Smeared and Smudged!

Today the Smeared Ink design team and Simply Betty's team have come together to showcase some of the fabulous new Zombies! Simply Betty is one of our challenge sponsors this month over on the Smeared and Smudged forum. Come and play along for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!!

I was given this opportunity to work with a lovely dead beach babe!! I really loved coloring her and was inspired to create an apocalyptic fantasy vacation scene. I used acrylic paint washes for my background and made some beat-up buildings...using a dark gray color scheme to give it a gloomy "dead" look. I drew in some wandering zombies to add some depth to my landscape. After all the coloring, I decided to try something new. I used my Gesso to create some neat texture for the sludgy water waves and then painted them with more acrylics (sea foam, green and a touch of black). The final touch was putting it all on black cardstock, cutting the hole for my beach beauty to peak out thru, and adding the sentiment "you deserve a vacation".




Also, be sure to hop along and see all the other gals and their wonderful creations!



Pamper Yourself!

Good morning! Today I have a card I made for my mother for Mother's Day. It's a fairly simple card but I thought appropriate. I used the "pampered" li'l grumpie from the Occasions Li'l Grumpies set, stamped her in a lilac ink and colored her with my prisma color markers. I used a little bit of Tim Holtz distress ink around my edges and layered some maroon and cream colored card stock. I used the senti "pamper yourself, damn it.", also from the Occasions Li'l Grumpies set, added a bit of ribbon and a couple of brads to complete the look. I hope you like it!


2 New Digi Sets and a Great Deal!

Good Morning! I hope this post finds everyone doing well. Today I'm very excited because Smeared Ink has released two new digi sets and we're having a blog hop to celebrate!! Also, we are running a special FOR TODAY ONLY - BUY TWO DIGI SETS AND YOU GET A THIRD SET FOR FREE!! Our digi shop grows all the time and we have so many to choose from. Check them out here!

OK, so I'm sure you are dying to see the new sets so here they are:

Stitchy Situation

Von Byros
 You can click on them to see them larger. Aren't they just fabulous!!! I love both sets but got to work with one of the Stitchy Dolls for this blog hop. I hope you love him as much as I do...this little guy had a home in my head for at least a year....and now has finally made his debut!

Please visit the girls on our very talented design team - You'll be very impressed and inspired!!

Tori <--me :)