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Smeared Ink End of Term/New Release Blog Hop

Today I bring you a very exciting Blog Hop! Not only is Smeared Ink releasing several new digi sets today (plus a few singles), but it is also the end of this term for the Design Team. We will be saying goodbye to some of our friends, but hello to some new ones. Our very special Guest Designers have also joined us for the hop! So let’s get this party started!

I was given an image from this set to work with. Can you guess which one???

I was given the phoenix to work with! Hmmm…wonder why??? wink! My Phoenix was super excited when I showed him the image. He wants to color one in for himself. But, here’s my version!

Now, in addition to working with a brand new image…Kelli and I challenged the DT to use at least 2 other Smeared Ink sets in their creations. We love to show off the versatility of these stamps…and how well the sets all work together. I was able to use 3 other sets for my card. The “Fire God” (originally Goddess) is from the Elementals collection, the grid is from Quoth the Raven, and the bark texture is from Urban Decay.

I colored the phoenix in with my colored pencils, and edged it with chalk. I also used chalk on the sentiment and the bark. To create the effect on the bark, I stamped the image with Versa Mark, then just applied the chalk. Easy and beautiful!

I added a bit of blue ink to the edges too. So? What do you think? How can you combine your Smeared Ink sets in one project? Wanna see some more inspiration? Please visit the rest of the Design Team! Here’s the blog roll…

Smudgy Antics





Black Dragon


Lady Brayton



Alex January Guest

Jane February Guest

Sugar March Guest

A huge thank you to the entire group! You are all amazing! I have had a grrrreat time with this team! Remember, if you want to see more, please stop by Smeared and Smudged. Have an inspiring day.


~Lady B~ said…
Holy Crow! This is amazing!!! I loooooove the colors you've used and your stamp sets blend together perfectly! I especially love how you have used the chalk. I will definitely have to try that in the future! You rawk!
Alex said…
Um- WOW! The sky is AMAZING! love the image too, but the sky----- WOWZERS!!!
Steph said…
Beautiful card! Love love love how you created the sky, wowsers.
Carol said…
Beautiful card! LOVE the colors and image is just fabulous! TFS
Jane said…
Wow this is fantastic love the colours a great project
Luv Jane xxx
Sugar said…
that is beautiful girl! great job!!
DK Spins said…
Bowing to the Queen of colored pencils! Gorgeous card, love the chalked bark background. So cool Alison, or should I say hawt! Great job!
blackdragon said…
The bark background stamp done with chalk... GENIUS!
This is absolutely brilliant... and you coloured it with pencils...? WOW!!
Inspiring work as ever.
love xxx
This is great. Love all the colors and the way you brought everything together. I can see why Phoenix likes it so much.

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