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Smeared & Smudged March Member Blog Hop

It’s time for another Member Blog Hop at Smeared & Smudged! I love these hops, because there is always a ton of creep-tastic goodness to check out. And this month is super special, because we have a fang-tasic sponsor! In addition to sponsoring our Oh! The Horror and Rock-N-Rolla challenges, Strange Skin is also sponsoring this hop! One lucky winner (participant or commenter) will win this:

Two rad images! And, since I am the very lucky sister of Pam, one of the 2 owners of Strange Skin (the other is Jorge…Pam’s boyfriend), I have all of their digis. So I decided to use the key for today’s project. And because it’s just freakin’ cool! Oh! And we also have a challenge for this hop. To use green and brown. Perfect for this key!

I kept it kinda simple because the key has so much detail on it. I used my watercolor markers to color it in. I adore this image. Then I paired it with a sentiment from Verve, and I used a texture stamp from Smeared Ink’s Quoth the Raven set. The little swirls with the sentiment are from Autumn Leaves.

Here’s a close up, so that you can see all of the shading I did and the detail in the key. You can click on any of my pictures to see them bigger.

I added some texture by using Distress Stickles on the brown paper. A wee bit of sparkle, but mostly texture. Just what the card needed! I hope you enjoyed my offering for today. be sure to visit the rest of the hoppers and show some love…then you’ll have a chance at winning the 2 Strange Skin digis! Have an inspiring day!


Alison (me!)


Lady Brayton


Black Dragon












Kimberly Gruber said…
Love the way you colored your images. The shading is awesome. I think I am going to try and use stickles in some of my projects. Thanks for the inspiration.
~Lady B~ said…
Your coloring on this is awesome! I love the way this turned out!!!
Alex said…
Fabulous. Love the way you put this together. The stickles placement is unique and lovely.
Monica said…
It's a beautiful card and I love all your details and shabbyness! :)
tiffany said…
your card is gorgeous- reminds me of a dainty lady slipper!

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Carol said…
Gorgeous card! TFS
Steph said…
Beautiful! Love the shading and the sentiment goes perfect with the image.
Jane said…
You lucky thing having all of the Strange Skin digi but then I have most of them lol, can't wait for some new ones. I love what you have done with the keys the colouring is fantastic
Luv Jane xxx
Judi B said…
very neat card, everything goes so well together
DK Spins said…
It is so cool that you and Pam are sisters. Pam and Jorge are so talented, as are you. I love this card, its simplicity & the digi is awesome. Your coloring is always impeccable. TFS Dianne
KC said…
this is so cool! I love your shading on that key...defiantly cooler bigger! great work always!
Another beautiful card, I'm going to have to take the plunge and start shading my images more, your colouring is always exquisite :D
Kelli said…
Dude! Totally awesome!!! I love it!

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