Skip to main content

Holy Ground Smeared Ink Challenge

Did you know that Smeared Ink has weekly challenges on their site? And that YOU get to pick the winner? It’s true! Every month, Smeared Ink has a different challenge in which you use their stamps. Each week a winner is chosen (again, by you!) and at the end of the month there is a final showdown! The winner of the showdown gets a 25% off coupon to use on Smeared Ink images!

I had to play along this week. It’s called Holy Ground, and it’s recommended that you use the Holy City stamp set, which I love! Here’s my card.

Holy-Ground-1

A little creepy, no? Just how I like it!

Holy-Ground-2

I used colored pencils to color in the image. Isn’t it a beautiful shot? It’s fro a cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina. I tore up the edge with my edge distresser from Heidi Swapp.

Holy-Ground-3

And of course, I needed to ink it up a bit! So I used some brown and green, to go with the way I colored the image. I thought the sentiment “happily ever after” was sweet and freakin’ creepy at the same time. A couple of globs of Distress Stickles and I called it done.

So, now I need you to vote! On July 8th and 9th, you will be able to vote for my card (if you think it deserves a vote!) on the Smeared Ink site. Go to the “News” page, and then click on the “Vote” tab. And hey…if you have some Smeared Ink stamps of your own, why not enter as well??? Have an inspiring day!

Comments

Shelley said…
Hi Alison! I love your card. That is the set I want, so happy tomorrow is pay day! lol
Barb said…
This is fabulous, Alison! Creepy... YES... and I like it like that :)
Erica said…
This is really beautiful. I love the raw edges and the layers of color. Gorgeous!
ladybrayton71 said…
This is amazing! Your coloring is off the chain! It's actually a serene scene, but your sentiment makes it totally creepy. I love it!
Dani said…
What an amazing card! Your coloring rocks and what a perfect layout!!
Alyssa S said…
How funny! I didn't read through your post first, I clicked on the image. My reaction...a giggle and how creepy is that?? LOL then I read what you wrote! Love the coloring on this - way too cool!

Popular posts from this blog

Horse Friends

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is previewing some of the newest stamps that will be in the 2018 January catalog. You are in for a real treat! There are so many wonderful new images! I had a tough time deciding which to share first, but the beautiful Horse Friends stamp by Laurel Burch won out. I had a fantastic time coloring it, and I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.



Supplies:
Stampendous:
LBP009: Horse Friends

Other:
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Bo Bunny: Blueberry Vintage Double Dot Cardstock #12BV807 & Pink Punch Vintage Cardstock #12PPV951
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 010, 020, 022, 023, 024, 025, 027. 032, 033, 036, 038, 041, 042, 043, 050, 051, 070, 080, 081, 082, 083, 202, 302
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ-Dots
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Water Brush


Directions:
1. Stamp Horse Friends on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink.

2. Color the stamped image with the colors indicated.

3. Trim the image, leaving a white border.

4. Create the card base w…

Candy Grab: Day 2 of 31

Greetings, Guys & Ghouls! It's Day 2 of the 31 Days of Halloween. Today I have a card that uses a very appropriate stamp for Halloween...it's called Candy Grab and it's from Stampendous. I'm not sure if the skeleton threw them up in the air with joy, or they just fell out of a pinata. But either way, it's a fun stamp! My full instructions on how to recreate this card are below.

Supplies:
Stampendous:
R296: Candy Grab
FREG037: Aged Marine Embossing Powder
FRC20: Hot Lime Fragments

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Plum
Imagine: Craft Mat, VersaMark Ink, VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
FaberCastell: PITT Pen- Small
Distress Oxide Inks: Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Beacon Adhesieves: Zip Dry Glue
Water Spritzer
Craft Foam
Brush

Directions:

1. Stamp the image with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black on to Canson Mixed Media Paper.

2. Apply Distress Oxide Inks directly to craft mat, using the colors listed.

3. Spritz the i…

Warmest Wishes

Seasons Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team are sharing a few final holiday projects. My card features the delightful Warmest Wishes stamp. I love the vintage feel of the image.

Supplies:
Stampendous:
R300: Warmest Wishes
FRGL02: Twinkle Glitter
FRGL01: Multi Crystal Glitter Mix
DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Velvet Night, Evergreen
Zig Clean Color Markers: 010, 022, 034, 036, 038, 041, 044, 060, 062, 64, 065, 070, 091, 092, 095, 097, 230, 302, 901
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black, On Point Glue
Scrapbook Adhesieves: Foam Squares
Canson: Mixed Media Paper

Directions:
1. Stamp the Warmest Wishes stamp on to Mixed Media Paper using Onyx Black VersaFine Ink.

2.Color the image using the Zig Clean Color Markers listed.

3. Apply On Point Glue to areas that you want to have sparkle.

4. Sprinkle the glued areas with Multi Crystal Glitter Mix and let dry.

5. Fussy cut the stamped image.

6. Using Evergreen Cardstock, die cut the Large "R" Fitted Frame.

7. Cr…