Friday, October 9, 2015

Day 9 of 31: Black Lace with A Day for Daisies

Hello! I have a new challenge with A Day for Daises today to go along with Day 9 of the Smeared Ink 31 Days of Halloween. The challenge for the next two weeks is "Black Lace." Easy as pie! I used the new Little Witch Play for my card.

I used the same technique for coloring her as I did with my ADfD post last week. I used my Tombow acrylic markers, and colored them on to an acrylic block (one color set at a, like just the greens for her dress, then just the grays for the cat and boots, etc.) and I painted the ink on with a brush and some water. I used my Stampendous Mixed Media paper for this, which goes through my printer so nicely, by the way.

After she was all colored, I added some chalk to my background. For my black lace, I actually took some white lace trim, and sprayed it with Diet Cola Memories Mist. It took a while to dry, so I worked on my card base while it was drying. I played with Spoonful of Rust, and I think the colors worked really well with the tones I used to color the image.

My sentiment is an oldie but goodie from Cosmo Cricket. That about does it for me today. Please be sure to visit the rest of the A Day for Daisies team as well as all of the Wicked Bloggers, lited in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Day 8 of 31: If You've Got it, Haunt it.

Hellooooooo! It's time for Day 8 of the Smeared Ink 31 Days of Halloween. I've got a card for you today that goes along with the Stampendous theme this week, which is "If You've Got it Haunt it." And since its Dreamweaver Thursday, I've tied a stencil into this theme too.

I took a slightly different approach to this theme. Instead of doing something witchy, I decided to "haunt" my pretty Fairy stencil a bit. Real simple...just used Glossy Black Embossing Paste. I like that it picks up the texture of the cardstock that I used, because I didn't apply a super thick layer of paste.

I got my sentiment from an older Stampendous stamp that is no longer available, but it had lots of sentiments all on one stamp. I spritzed it with irRESISTables from Imagine Crafts for some glossy texture.

I used some washi tape and paper scraps to finish off the card. Easy peasy! This was another fairly quick card to make (minus the drying time of the embossing paste).  Please be sure to check out the Stampendous gals that are also posting today, as well as the Wicked Bloggers that are listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by.. Have a terror-ific day!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Trick or Treat! Day 7 of 31 with WW

Hello Bloggy friends! It's Wednesday, so I have a new Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge to share with you for my 7th of 31 Days of Halloween. You've been paying attention, right? If not, please visit the Smeared Ink Blog for all the details. This week for Wicked Wednesday, we are sponsored by Sami Stamps and the theme is "Trick or Treat."

I used Whiskers Under My Broom for my ATC. I colored the image using my Tombow watercolor markers and 2 techniques. Direct to paper, and with a palette, brush and water. That's a really fun way to use these markers! You can use an acrylic stamping bloc, scribble the colors you want to use on the block (you don't need too much), then paint it on with a brush. Use your water to blend and stretch the color. Easy and super fun!

I sprayed my orange cardstock with Iridescent Memories Mist, and I added some green glittered cardstock. My sentiment is from Stampendous' Life Words Perfectly Clear Set. I thought it was perfect for these two friends. That's it for me today. Please be sure to visit the ladies from Wicked Wednesday over at the Blog. And be sure to take a peek at all of the Wicked Bloggers from the 31 Days of Halloween. They are all listed in my sidebar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Day 6 of 31: Elemental Earrings

Hello again! It's Day 6 of the Smeared Ink 31 Days of Halloween. Yesterday, I promised that I would have some offerings other than just cards to show you. Well, today is one of those days. I decided I was in the mood to  make some earrings. And these were really fun.

I dub these, my Elemental Earrings. You'll see all of the "stuff" in the pics below, but I wanted you to see how they hang on the ear. I incorporated all 4 elements into these earrings, as well as a couple of witchy charms.

For Earth, I used those cool wood beads. Air is represented by the quartz crystals. Fire is present in the form of the little red stone beads. And Water is here in the form of the shell beads, which I used in their natural (non-bleached) color. For my stamped element, I used the skull from the Smeared Ink Quoth the Raven set. I stamped it on shrink plastic and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. You can see my little witch hats and cauldrons here too. The opalescent beads are man made...and I hesitated on using them....but I thought it gave the earrings just the right amount of color and shine.

A side sisters, mom, brother-n-law, and I are opening up a new online store called The Happy Medium Shop. It's going to be gothic clothing, jewelry, home decor, and whatever else we decide to come up with. I am probably going to be making similar earrings to these for the shop. So, if you like these, or would like to see what we are working on, please check out our Facebook page HERE, and give us a "like." We'll be selling things in the very near future. Thanks for visiting me today! Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Bloggers...they're all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Day 5 of 31: Pumpkin Pals

Hello Again! Welcome to Day 5 of the Smeared Ink 31 Days of Halloween! Today, I am sharing another card (don't worry...I'll have some other types of projects very soon!). It's called Pumpkin Pals, and it's from Stampendous.

I colored these friends using my Tombow watercolor markers. My green layer was done with the overspray of Diet Cola Memory Mists on my Zebra Texture stencil from Dreamweaver.

I also added a sheer ribbon from May Arts, so that you could still see the zebra stripes under it. For my card base, I sprayed Orange Juice Memories Mist and a little of a purple Dylusions spray.

For a sorta cutsie stamp, I tried to creep it up a bit. I hope you like what I've done! Please don't forget to visit the rest of the Wicked Bloggers, all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a terror-ific day!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Day 4 of 31 Days: Crowscape

Happy Day 4 of the Smeared Ink 31 Days of Halloween! Today I have a quickie card, that has a bit of cool creep factor to it. I started off the the Crowscape Stamp from Stampendous, and I stamped it with StazOn on to vellum. I tore all 4 edges to give it a more ragged look.

Then, I took my card base and I used Aged Silver embossing enamel from the Silver Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit along the edges. Can you tell I am obsessed with these kits and this effect? You've got to get at least one to try them out! They are so much fun.

This card took me about 10 minutes to make, which is fast! Sometimes you just need to bang out a quick card, and I'm really happy with how this one turned out. So for now I bid you adieu. Please be sure to check out the rest of the Wicked Bloggers, all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Pumpkin Pie with Dreamweaver & Spellbinders

Hello! Welcome to Day 3 of the Smeared Ink 31 Days of Halloween. It's also time for the Stampendous Quarterly Hop with Spellbinders. Our theme this week has been Pumpkin Pie so I'll be following that theme while incorporating Dreamweaver Stencils and Spellbinders dies.

I started off by cutting my focal piece out of black cardstock using one of my many Spellbinders dies. Then, using black embossing paste with the Jack O Lanterns stencil. While it was wet, I sprinkled Metallic F/X powder on to the image with a brush. I used Nouveau Orange, Amber Glow, Eye of the Tiger, and Kimono Red. I then heated it with my embossing gun to speed up the drying process. This causes the paste to bubble in a wonderful way. It gives the stenciled image great texture. It really looks like metal now!

Next, I used a VersaMarker watermark pen around the edges of my die cut image. The I heat embossed Seasonings Chunky Metallic Embossing Powder. I LOVE that stuff! I did one side at a time. For my bigger layer, I did the same thing with the edges, and I also stamped some teeny spiders from the Spooky House set.

I had some punchinella that I added to the background, and that added even more metallic goodness to the card. Here are the folks from the Stampendous DT that are sharing projects today. And don't forget! All of the links to the fantastical 31 Days of Halloween are listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!