June Member Blog Hop on Smeared and Smudged!

Thanks for joining us today for our June Member Blog Hop! We got some talented people joining in to show you some awesome projects! If you haven't visited us on Smeared and Smudged yet, please check us out...it's an awesome network of alternative artists and stampers that have come together to share ideas, support, and to showcase their art! We have great monthly challenges with great prizes from all kinds of different sponsors....IT'S JUST A CLICK AWAY! Come join us for some fun!!

OK, so, on to the hop. Want to know what our theme is? Since the weather is getting so nice and we'll be spending so much more time outdoors, we were asked to use a natural element in our projects!  There has to be some sort of natural element that we found outside included in our projects. It can be a stick, a rock, a pressed flower, a leaf, a bone, etc. This is right up my alley since I live in the country and find cool stuff all the time!

Here is my offering:

The natural element is the feather that I found....I colored it black with my stamp ink and added some silver. The stamp I used is RIP Birdy - this is the freebie digi you can get this month by playing along in one of our challenges on the forum!! Keep in mind that the only way to get our freebie digis is to play along with a challenge - they're not available to order through our shop.

I also created this card towith our Guest Designer Challenge from Susan (Susan's Crafty Chaos) in mind. Her challenge was to make it MONO! This is the first time I've ever tried to make a card without more than one color, so I hope it works (silver doesn't count as a separate color, right? - it's gray, which is just a tone of black, right? - oh well, LOL).

I also entered it into the Macabre Monday HDH093 Challenge - Kuriously Korroded with Kenny K. "Create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece that is distressed in some way. Ripped, smudged, torn, sanded, acid-eaten, burned, mangled... you get the idea." I used a lot of distressing with my black ink and also ripped around the edges...so it counts! :) I love when I get to play at Macabre Monday!

Here's the rest of the hop participants! Be sure to leave everyone some love!!

Tori <---Me!



  1. love the birdie! and the feather!! all of it :)

  2. This is great Tori! Love the feather and it goes perfectly with the digi! TFS

  3. Love it, great idea putting the skull in the center of the flower.

  4. Love the bird, the feather the sentiment and the skull in the centre of the flower, in fact, ALL OF IT!!!!

  5. Haha - FABULOUS piece of work.... I just adore that birdie.. made me laugh my socks off.
    Great stuff Tori
    Ike xxx

  6. And we sure love it when you play along with Macabre Monday too, Tori! Fab card! I'd been perusing the grounds on my walks looking for something to use. OOOps, kinda late, eh? Maybe next month! xxD

  7. This is fantastic love the bird
    Luv Jane xxx

  8. Wow fantastic stuff! Love the bird image & the skull inside the flower is awesome!!


  9. I love this Tori.... the dead bird image is just so cute!
    Thanks for thinking of us at Mac mondays.... perfect for our challenge.... off-beat... strange ....totally PERFECT!
    love lynx

  10. Very bold choices- I love the monochromatic look and the skull in the flower.

  11. I love it! Very cool card.


  12. Tori, this is FAB, and yes, it definitely counts as mono! I still haven't got around to doing the hop, I seem to be just running to stand still at the moment, but I'm here to say Thanks for playing along with us at HDH this week :D