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End of Term Smeared & Smudged Blog Hop

It’s time to say goodbye and hello over at Smeared & Smudged. It’s the end of the term for the DT, and while some of our team will be returning, others will not. But, we will be welcoming in some new faces too! So, it’s a bittersweet ending.

Terra, Kelli and I wanted to have a “last hurrah” hop for the DT, but of course we needed to make it into a challenge! So, I decided that since we all now have so many awesome Smeared Ink sets, lets all make projects that use 3 or more sets of Smeared Ink stamps! I’m hearing through the grapevine that some of the ladies are none too thrilled with my little challenge. I, however, loved it and thought it was a lot of fun!


I made a card using FOUR different Smeared Ink sets. Holy City (the cemetery), Chicks Dig Guns (the heart), Nymphs (the frame), and Lil Grumpies (the sentiment). I think they all worked so well together!


I pop dotted the frame and the heart, which gave the card fabulous dimension, and really directs your eye to the 2 tombstones. I colored everything in with my colored pencils and ink (the heart was double embossed with clear too).


You can click on any of the images to see them bigger. I kept the rest of the card very simple. I didn’t want to take away from the combined images. I just drew a couple of lines in marker to make a partial border. And I thought the teeny matte rhinestone was a necessary addition to the sentiment.

So, for one final time, please visit this term’s Smeared & Smudged Design Team. It’s been a great run! Have an inspiring day!

Alison ( me!)
Lady Brayton
Black Dragon


Daniella said…
HA! SOme of us were none too happy??? grrr.

YOU did a fabulous job! Perfect use of the sets!! a fabulous card for sure!!

Very well done!!
~Lady B~ said…
Four sets?! You crazy woman! I love how this turned out! Your coloring is crazy-good, your design is fabulous, and you managed to make everything cohesive! Great job, my twisted sister!
CraftyMomOf3 said…
oh Alison!!! I teared up when I saw your creation!!! so so so elegant and meaningful!! love it hunnie and I'm so glad to continue working with you!!! xoxoxo meredith
well well well, some of them were none to happy huh? Oh well, I loved the challenge. Your project is awesomely fantastic! totally love it!
Unknown said…
I love your card Alison I think it all worked well together
Luv Jane xxx
Kathi said…
Your card is totally fantastic. The design is amazing, the coloring is fabulous, and the sentiment is perfect.

Yeah. I'll admit that I wasn't too thrilled at first because all I could think of was a chick with a gun shooting a dead dancer hanging from the hourglass. But then I decided to go Grumpy and Halloweeny. :D
This just works sooo well. Love it and thankyou.
Helen xx
blackdragon said…
So it was you who dreamed up this little cookie hey?
Wonderful challenge.... i had great fun! Thank you!
Your card is so elegant.... and meaningful.
Truely beautiful.
I look forward to the next term.... it has been a pleasure.
love lynx
KC said…
this is such a great card! The different stamp sets came together so well!
Unknown said…
This is beautiful! I teared up as well, because it made me think of my grandmother who I dearly missed. Thank you Alison!!
Tori said…
I don't know what more I can add, but I think this card is elegant and holds so much meaning for everyone. The colors are comforting, great job!

I had fun with this challenge and thought it was a great way to end the term! Thanks for all you help and hard work! Looking forward to next term. :) tOri

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