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Monday, May 27, 2013

Dragon Wind Chime Smeared Ink DT project for the Design Team Throwdown #5- Tooth and Claw

Hello Friends!
Myself and 2 other fab Smeared Ink design team members are going head to head in a friendly and fierce battle with the best design teams for round #5 of the Smeared and Smudged Design Team Throw down!  The winners of Throwdown #4, Quoth the Raven, chose the theme for round 5 - Tooth and Claw.  You can check out our Smeared Ink DT entries here and you can see all the entries and cast your votes on the forum here, voting closes Thursday May 30 at midnight!

For my entry into the throwdown I created a Dragon Wind Chime featuring Smeared Ink's digi image called Dragon Love from their digi set Dragon Love.  Plenty of teeth and claws represented here and I'm thrilled with how it turned out ;0)


SUPPLIES
Image printed on regular ink jet printer paper, Polyform air dry clay, wind chimes, Copic Sketch markers, Marvy Le Plume Permanent markers, Letraset metallic markers, Black Prismacolor marker, Tea Dye Distress Ink, Aleene's Black acrylic paint, Delta Ceramcoat matte varnish, Xacto knife, pliers, wire cutters, silver wire, glass heart pendant, screw eye hook, super glue, variegated metallic cord, tin foil, empty wine bottle, dry embossing tool with a ball end, sharp pointed pokey tool, tooth picks, white craft glue.


I'll be sharing a tutorial on the Smeared and Smudged forum on how to make my Dragon Wind Chime, I will update this post and let you know when it's up!
 

Here's a little video of my Dragon Wind Chime in action :0)


Thanks for visiting and voting for us :0)

I've entered this one into:
Anything But A Card #20 Dust Off Your OLD Supplies Anything Goes
my old supplies: the glass heart, wire, vintage wind chime pipes and the cord

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * Lost Coast Designs * Smeared Ink * About Art Accents

Fur & Feathered Goth Fairy for Smudgy Antics!

Hello Friends!
Before I tell you about today's project I want to remind you all that voting starts today over on my DominoART blog for our spooktacular 15 Days of Half-O-Ween event sponsored by Lost Coast Designs!  Dash on over and check out the scary creations then vote for your favourite top 3, the winners will be announced on May 30 :0)
 

Now for today's project which is my Smeared Ink DT inspiration piece for week 2 of Smudgy Antics current "use Fur and/or Feathers" challenge!  I could not resist using both and I'm really thrilled with my fur and feathered Goth Fairy...isn't she beautiful ;0)
 

 The Goth Fairy is one of Smeared Ink's beauties and she comes with as set of 9 Goth Fairies!
I also used the 3 butterflies from their new set called Specimen Jar and created a collage for my background!  Click on the photos to enlarge them.


I created the collage and included the goth fairy in Photoshop and printed the collage onto Core'dinations white cardstock.  Then printed out just the fairy onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and fussy cut her out.  I used Copic markers to colour both fairies but just blocked in colour on the background fairy and coloured the main fairy in detail with shading, added white highlights with a white gelly roll pen and touch of bling by colouring her choker cross with a metallic gold Letraset marker.  I trimmed the background panel and distressed the edges with Tim's Paper Distresser tool.  Then applied Peeled Paint Distress Ink to the entire panel, then Tea Dye DI concentrated around the edges and corners and finished off with Fired Brick DI.


I then adhered my 'fur' to the fairy's bodice with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.  The fur is actually from a little white pompom and I shaved off bits of it with my scissors to create the fluffy fur.  While that was dried I embossed a sheet of red cardstock with an eBosser Regency embossing folder, distressed the edges and applied Black Soot Distress Ink to emphasize the embossed design and the roughened edges.  Next came the fairy's feather wings which I adhered to the back of the cut out fairy with more adhesive and also added Kool Tak transparent dimensional foam tape at the same time.  While the wings dried I prepared the mats.
 

I adhered the butterfly background to the embossed red cardstock and used my Perfect Layers #1 tool by Perfect Paper Crafting to cut the 1/4" border with a knife similar to an Xacto on a self-healing cutting mat.  I then adhered everything to a sheet of grey/white decorative cardstock (Making Memories) and used the same tool to cut the 3/8" border.  Everything was then adhered to textured black cardstock (Colorbok) and I again used the same tool to cut the 1/8" border.  Aren't Perfect Layers tools awesome!  I cut all those borders perfectly with just one tool that looks just like a ruler without the need for measuring and they're so easy to use!   For a tutorial video and more info please visit my PPC Ambassador page and use my special coupon code Leigh5% to get 5% off your entire purchase if you decide you can't live without these tools either ;0)

I completed my art piece by adhering the fairy to the butterfly background and added the 3 black facet cut jewels to the lower left side.  Here's a closer look at all the details.
 

Thank you for visiting with me today and before you dash off to enter the Smudgy Antics challenge I'd like to remind you that the current challenge over on my DominoART blog is a fan favourite...Any Game Goes and you can use any theme too so I hope you'll come and play with us!

The fun doesn't stop their either coz June 4th is Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop with Smeared Ink!  DominoART is making a day of it by featuring skull altered game art by readers who would like to join in the fun!  Click the link above for all the details and to sign up!  I'm also playing in the blog hop here on Leigh S-B Designs too :0)

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * Lost Coast Designs * Smeared Ink * About Art Accents

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Vintage-Shabby Mini Cards for Blockheads

Hello Friends!
Last week I showed you how I made a vintage shabby chic swing card using just one Distress Ink pad to create a watercolour effect.  I'm back today to share two mini cards and this time I've combined more than one ink pad to create a multiple colour watercolour effect.


Friday, May 17, 2013

Vintage Travel Shabby Chic Swing Card for Blockheads!

Hello Friends!
Shabby chic is this month's featured style and the Blockheads Paper Arts' design team has a variety of projects for you to try!  Today I'm sharing a shabby chic vintage travel themed swing card created with a Distress Inks watercolour technique.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

"Nevermore" Altered Poe themed Box for Smudgy Antics!

Hello Friends!


DominoART is having a spooktacular time celebrating 15 Days of Half-O-Ween sponsored by Lost Coast Designs over on my DominoART Blog!  Dash on over and check out the scary creations.  On Wednesday it will be Day 8 already, the days sure fly by when you're having a spooktacular time ;0)

Day 7 was one of my projects and I shared my Poe inspired altered box which stands on two altered dominoes.  My "Nevermore" creation is also my Smeared Ink DT inspiration piece for week 2 of Smudgy Antics current Alter a Box challenge!

Also don't forget that this month's DominoART challenge is also Half-O-Ween themed so come and play with us!
DominoART Challenge #3 Scary Half-O-Ween Playing Cards
and
June 4th is Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop with Smeared Ink!
DominoART is making a day of it by featuring skull altered game art by readers who would like to join in the fun!  Click the link above for all the details and to sign up! 

So there's lots of fun things to see and do so get stamping!

Now for my spooky altered box!  Have you all been watching the tv series The Following with Kevin Bacon?  All the Poe symbolism is just down right creepy isn't it so I hope my altered box doesn't give you too many chills....bbbwaahhhaaa!  For more info and photos please see my post on DominoART!
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * Lost Coast Designs * Smeared Ink * About Art Accents

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Vintage Shabby Chic Mom's Day Cards for Blockheads Paper Arts!

Howzit Everyone!

This month at Blockheads Paper Arts the design team is creating projects with the Shabby Chic style and today I'm sharing two vintage shabby chic Mother's Day cards.  They're similar to each other but have slight differences too.  I put the pink polka dot ribbon on opposite sides, used amber self adhesive gems on one and pearls on the other and the sentiment on the left card says "Happy Mother's Day" and the other says "For You".

  All the stamps used are exclusive to Blockheads.  The tulips are from the Flowers full sheet, the sentiments are from Daisy Verses and on the backgrounds I used an architectural flourish image from the Geco-Roman set.

 Stamp the large tulips image onto Neenah Solar White cardstock twice with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and colour with Copic markers.  I used RV10, E13, 15, W1 and the colourless Blender to add texturing to the leaves.  Trim the two panels, distress the edges with Tim's Tonic Paper Distresser tool and apply Tea Dye Distress Ink to age.  Adhere the panels to a sheet of dusty pink cardstock with craft glue and use Perfect Layers tool #2 to cut the mats with a 1/2 " border and distress the edges as well.


These Perfect Layers tools by Perfect Paper Crafting truly are amazing.  They eliminate messy eyeballing or precise border measuring completely!  There's 3 tools available and they look like transparent rulers.  Each tool has FOUR border sizes on them and what makes them work is the ingenious built in 'catch lip' that allows you to butt the tool up against the adhered flower panel and simply cut the perfect border on all 4 sides with an Xacto knife and a cutting mat.  The cutting edge of the tools have a metal edge so they're protected from the knife too!  Check out my ambassador page at PPC for more info and video tutorials and use my special coupon code Leigh5% to get a 5% discount off your entire order!  I seriously can not live without these tools now I have them ;0)


Make two folded cards from white cardstock and stamp the architectural flourish image three times down one side of each card front with Perfect Plumeria VersaMagic ink and apply Pink Petunia VersaMagic to the card with a foam ink applicator tool.  To give the cards the variation I mentioned I stamped opposite sides and adhered the pink polka dot ribbon with double-sided tape down the part that didn't get stamped.  Loosely apply Tea Dye Distress Ink to the Greco-Roman flourish and stamp it onto some scrap pieces of white cardstock for a faded and worn look then stamp the sentiments with Perfect Plumeria VersaMagic ink and die cut out the labels with a Spellbinders or Quikcutz die.  Tatter the edges slightly with the Paper Distresser tool and apply Tea Dye Distress Ink to age.  Adhere the labels to the card fronts with craft glue and embellish one with amber gems and the other with pearls.  Complete the cards by decorating the inside with a single stamped tulip.

Thanks for visiting with me today and if you'd like to see more shabby chic-ness then stop by the Blockheads Blog to see what my fellow team mates are creating too.

Before you go I'd like to remind you about the events currently happening on my DominoART Blog!

15 Days of Half-O-Ween with a reader's scary project featured on alternate days all month long.  There's still some days available if you want to come and play and be in the running for 3 awesome prizes sponsored by Lost Coast Designs!

DominoART Challenge #3 - Scary Half-O-Ween Playing Card Projects! 
I challenge you to create a scary creation and incorporating Playing Card which is the featured game this month!  The prize is sponsored by Smeared Ink!

On June 4 I'm taking part in the Smeared Ink Skull Appreciation Day blog hop here on Leigh S-B Designs and on my DominoART blog!  I'm making an event of it on DominoART and want to feature various projects by my readers!  So pop on over for all the details and sign up!



Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Day 1 of 15 Days of Half-O-Ween!

 Hello Friends!
It's Day 1 of DominoART's 15 Days of Half-O-Ween
proudly sponsored by Lost Coast Designs!
 Why wait until October to get your freak on when you can indulge in the horror half way through the year too ;0)


I will be featuring a scary project by DominoART's Petrifying Players every 2nd day for 15 days throughout May so sit back and enjoy the freak show!

There's still some days available if you'd like your scary altered game art featured during this event too!  See the left side bar on the DominoART blog for the dates available and the event details are here!  I'm kicking off Half-O-Ween with a my Skellie Jigsaw card!  I used two Lost Coast Designs stamps:  Skeleton and Roses and Long Swirl Flourish and an altered jigsaw puzzle piece!  Pop on over to DominoART and join the fun!

Three Winners will receive Gift Certificates to spend at Lost Coast Designs!
1st Place Winner will receive a $15 gift certificate
2nd Place Winner will receive a $10 gift certificate
3rd Place Winner will receive a $5 gift certificate

So hurry out your email to me NOW and sign up!

Also just a quick reminder about our other current events!
The winner of DominoART's Next Top Mascot Doll Contest - The Search for the Next Dominique Doll will be announced later today and

DominoART Challenge #3 Scary Half-O-Ween Playing Cards

I can't wait to see who wants to win those fab prizes from Lost Coast Designs ;0)

Don't forget to stop by again on May 3rd for the next featured project by Monique! 

Domino Hugs!

 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * Lost Coast Designs * Smeared Ink * About Art Accents
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