Black & Blue

This week's theme at Smudgy Antics is BLACK AND BLUE.

Here are the details:

Take this theme however you wish. Black and Blue can be your color scheme, use the words Black and Blue in your sentiment, or bruise up some "normal" stamped image, etc. The more wild and creative you can get, the better!
We like it edgy and dark around here so show us what you've got!
Please refer to the sidebar on the left for the rules.

BTW, you do not have to make a card. We also accept altered items, art journal pages, mixed media pieces, etc. As long as there is a stamped image and you follow the rules on the left sidebar, it's all fair game.

Here is my offering today....I used Rusalka - I love this image! I wasn't completely happy with my coloring, but i was happy to try out my new CliKit tool....I need practice! LOL Be sure to play along with us at Smudgy Antics to win the awesome SLAVE Angel digi or a chance at being TOP 3!!


Bloody Valentine - February Blog Hop - DAY 3

Here we go! The final day of our Bloody Valentine Blog Hop! I hope you've enjoyed hopping so far and all the wonderful creations our members have done for you. Today I bring you another piece of my SSV gift. I hoped to not have to post these and spoil the contents of my gift, but I haven't had a moment to work on anything other than this since I want to get it in the post soon. This was a raw wood hinge box before I started. I used black acrylic paint to cover my box...then used the collage stamp from Quoth the Raven to top my box. I framed the image with more black paint and black velvet ribbon....and topped with a metal flower that I filled with red glitter glue. For the inside of my box i used black topped with red heat embossed splatters from the Inky Dreams set. Hope you like!

Now on to the next bloggy! Enjoy!


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Bloody Valentine - February Blog Hop - DAY 2

Welcome to Day 2 of Smeared and Smudge's Bloody Valentine Member Blog Hop. For those of you who joined us yesterday, thanks for coming back for Day 2! For those of you stopping by for the first time, you might want to consider also scrolling down a post and checking out the first day of our Bloody Valentine Hop! And while you're at it - stop by the forum and see what we're all about! We've got great monthly challenges and fantastic members that supply plenty of inspiration to each other as well as daily comradery!

Here is my offering for Day 2. This is part of my SSV (Secret Sister Valentine) gift...I purchased a small purple plastic frame in the dollar bin at Michael's....painted over it with black acrylic paint and then sanded it down so that part of the purple and some of the white (from under the purple) would show through. I then used the same effect on a metal flower embellie, added a bit of red glitter glue in the center and glued it to the top of the frame. I also made a small bow out of some black velvet ribbon. To fill the frame I wanted to do something special. I decided to use "Tease" from the Zombie Pinup digis. I colored her digitally, applied her to an image I purchased from Itkupilli and printed her out on glossy paper. The senti also came from the Zombie Pinup digi set. Hope you like it (and hope my SSV will like it too)!

This is the digital coloring and print before I put it in the frame.  

Thanks again for stopping by - now off you go to the rest of the bloggers. 
Make sure to leave them some love!

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Bloody Valentine - February Blog Hop - DAY 1

Here we go again! What would Smeared and Smudged be without an event to celebrate Valentines Day - OUR WAY! Instead of a February member blog hop are having a three day long BLOODY VALENTINE HOP! Our hop starts today thru Sunday, February 12.

The theme is Bloody Valentine so I hope your not too squeamish!!!! Here is my offering for today. I decided to go digital. Everything was colored and assembled in Photoshop. I used Ann Marie from Smeared Ink's Glam Vamps along with a heart and senti from the Bloody Valentine set. Hope you like it!!!

Now - off you go, enjoy your hop! 
There might even be a surprise PRIZE for some lucky hoppers!!


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As some of you already know, we have decided to have an invite-only Design Team! This is a huge step for us and we're extremely excited about it. So without further ado, here is our new team of ROCKSTARS! 

Please join me in congratulating them!!