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Monday, February 24, 2014

"REDRUM" Smeared Ink Design Team Blog Hop #2

Howzit Everyone!
Today is our 2nd Smeared Ink Design Team "one day" blog hop!  So sit back and enjoy the awesome art created by my fabulous teamies!

For this hop I came up with the theme REDRUM!
Perfectly fitting for our Bloody Valentine February don't you think ;0)


Of course you all know that REDRUM is from Stephen King's "The Shining".  I'm a huge King fan and love the book and the movie was damn scary so I created this digi piece using the Twins from Smeared Ink's Toxic Ballerinas and the background is an altered photo I took of the eerie corridor on the Star Princess cruise ship in December last year!  I just LOVE that it looks just like those creepy corridors in the movies that stretch on forever!  I even changed the cabin number on the wall that you can just see behind the left ballerina to #217 and added the blood dripping down the walls!  I included the word REDRUM and the reflection MURDER and made the text look like they're on fire!  I love how it all turned out, it's so scary!  All my digi colouring and image manipulation was done in Photoshop CS6.

Closer look at the coloured toxic ballerinas
Now hop on over and see what my SI teamies picked as their favourite images :0)

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Black Dragon
Fiona
Shell
Leigh - You're here
Kapree
Shoni
Ike
Rocio

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Monday, February 17, 2014

"Door of Her Soul" Keyhole series for Smeared Ink DT!

Howzit Everyone!
Happy Monday, I hope you all had a great weekend!
Today I'm sharing one of my Smeared Ink Design Team creations which is another one in my "Keyhole Art" series.

click on the photo to enlarge it!
This year I'm inspired to create a series of "Keyhole Art" using digitally altered photos of vintage door keyholes combined with digi or stamped images that give you a peek into a strange world beyond.   My piece for today has you peering through a keyhole that eerily looks like a face with two black eyes where you'll catch a of glimpse of something fearful happening beyond!  Eeeek!

For this one I used Smeared Ink's "It Could Be" girl digi image, the hearts all down the right side are one of their Poe Boy digi papers and also the heart with the text is one of their discontinued Heart Wings digis sans the wings (now available only as rubber in their Rubber Club).
All the colouring and digi designing was done in Photoshop CS6.
 
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Day 3: Bloody Valentine Blog Hop with Smeared & Smudged!

Welcome back Everyone!
It's Day 3 and the finale of our annual Bloody Valentine Blog Hop hosted by the Smeared and Smudged forum!  Thank you so much for hopping with me and leaving me all your wonderful comments, I truly appreciate them all and I've really enjoyed stopping by to see all your amazing art over the last 3 days too!


I've been having loads of fun creating with Smeared Ink's new digi set called The Keepers and today I used the Second Keeper, here's a closer look at her.


I used another Smeared Ink's digi paper from the Poe Boy pack for the background.  Then I worked with the digi image in Photoshop CS6.  I coloured her and played with various effects and added a lot of burning, dodging and erasing, etc.  The image was layered over the background and this time I also used one of the sentiments from The Keepers set!  I did more manual manipulation, colouring and shading and repeated the fun ghost effect with the number thirteen this time for Feb 13 ;0)

I've got another project for you to see over at DominoART which is your next stop on the hop, enjoy ;0)

SMEARED AND SMUDGED BLOODY VALENTINE BLOG HOP ROLL
Shell
Sue The Nanny
Susan
Julia
Black Dragon
Kristy
Maureen
Fiona
Leigh - U R HERE!
DominoART
Airless Chambers
Ike's World @ Quoth The Raven
Ike's World Challenges
Wendy
Shoni
Ike
Left Of Center Creative Challenges
Lisa
Violent Kitty
Lady Brayton
Samara

See you again next year, Bloody Valentine 2015 will be here before we know it...eeeek :0)

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Day 2: Bloody Valentine Blog Hop with Smeared & Smudged!

Howzit Everyone!
Welcome to Day 2 of our annual Bloody Valentine Blog Hop hosted by the Smeared and Smudged forum!  I appreciate all the comments you left for me yesterday and I enjoyed seeing all your fabulous dark and twisty art :0)


I'm currently enjoying playing with Smeared Ink's new digi set called The Keepers and today I used the Fifth Keeper, here's a closer look at her.


I started off by combining two of Smeared Ink's digi papers from the Poe Boy pack for the background...the Raven/Skull and the Red Feathers.  The digi image was coloured in Photoshop CS6 with a lot of effects applied.  The image was layered over the background and I did more manual manipulation, colouring and shading, etc.  I repeated the fun ghost effect with the number twelve this time for Feb 12 ;0)


See you again tomorrow :0)

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Day 1: Bloody Valentine Blog Hop with Smeared & Smudged!

Howzit Everyone!
For the next 3 days we at the Smeared and Smudged forum are getting down right dark and twisty with our annual Bloody Valentine Blog Hop!  You probably arrived here from my teamie, Fiona, if not then start your hop at the beginning...the blog roll is below!

While I've been in the middle of a MAJOR art study clean out and tidy up I've been happily designing and creating in my Photoshop CS6 and here's my first digi project for the hop which is also one of my Smeared Ink design team projects for this week.


 Smeared Ink recently released a new gorgeous digi set called The Keepers and I used the First Keeper for today's project, here's a closer look at her.


The middle image and the Bloody Valentine sentiment are also SI digis from the Bloody Valentine set.  I started off with one of Smeared Ink's digi papers from the Slasher pack for the background.  I coloured the digi images in Photoshop and erased the backgrounds, added various effects filters and a lot of manual manipulation, colouring and shading, etc and and layered them both over the background.  I also created a fun ghost effect with the number eleven, which is a significant number that keeps coming up in my family AND is also for Feb 11, of course ;0)

Thanks for stopping by, your next stop on the hop is my other blog, DominoART, enjoy ;0)

SMEARED AND SMUDGED BLOODY VALENTINE BLOG HOP ROLL
Shell
Sue The Nanny
Susan
Julia
Black Dragon
Kristy
Maureen
Fiona
Leigh - U R HERE!
DominoART
Airless Chambers
Ike's World @ Quoth The Raven
Ike's World Challenges
Wendy
Shoni
Ike
Left Of Center Creative Challenges
Lisa
Violent Kitty
Lady Brayton
Samara

See you again tomorrow :0)

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Sunday, February 2, 2014

"Alice of Hearts" Art Journal Page 7 for Smeared & Smudged!

Howzit Everyone!
Here's my 7th Art Journal page for the week long KICKSTART YOUR ART - Art Journal Every Day challenge with Smeared and Smudged and my Smeared Ink DT piece for this upcoming week!  It's been an intense 7 days but I thoroughly enjoyed expressing myself with my mostly digital j-pages :0)  Thanks to the AJED team for the fun challenges each day!  I'm thrilled with my Alice in Wonderland themed Art Journal and plan to add more pages over time and end up with a nice thick AIW Journal!

Day 7 of KICKSTART YOUR ART
Today's Challenge: 
Easy Water Blotting Background

"Alice of Hearts" Art Journal Page 7

The challenge this time is to create an easy water blotting background.  I simply took a piece of white printer paper and hand splashed water at it with my fingers, then took a photo of it with my iPhone, applied an effect filter directly in the iPhone camera app and viola...a really stunning watery background for my j-page!

The thought of water made me think about Alice Through the Looking Glass so I picked this Smeared Ink image of Alice looking at us through the mirror!  It's actually a partial of the Queen of Hearts image I used on Day 2.  A lot of image manipulation, erasing, altering and overlaying took place to create the overall effect and I'm really pleased with it...I think this is my favourite one so far.

In case you missed it, yesterday we also had a Smeared Ink New Image Release blog hop, stop by and check out all the new Smeared Ink digi images and eye candy!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Saturday, February 1, 2014

"Alice of Hearts" Art Journal Page 6 for Smeared & Smudged!

Howzit Everyone!
Here's my 6th Art Journal page for the week long KICKSTART YOUR ART - Art Journal Every Day challenge with Smeared and Smudged!  Can't believe tomorrow is the last day already!

Day 6 of KICKSTART YOUR ART
Today's Challenge: 
TEXTURE 

"Alice of Hearts" Art Journal Page 6

Well the j-page I made yesterday would have been perfect for this challenge LOL!  So I played with the same texturizing filter but this time I picked various elements from the design to apply it to.  This involved a lot of cutting, pasting, erasing, overlaying and a whole ton of other effects.  I added a 'pattern texutre' to the Mad Hatter's clothing too.  I also incorporated the word TEXTURE...did you spot it?

Still keeping with my Alice theme I used Smeared Ink's Mad Hatter image this time and the background is one of their web digi papers, Caught in my Web, with additional texturing and image manipulation and the same "A" and "heart" images used for all my previous j-pages to keep the playing card theme going too!   I use Photoshop CS6 for all my digi artwork.

In case you missed it we're also having a Smeared Ink New Image Release blog hop today, stop by and check out all the eye candy!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

"Join Me for Tea and Octopus Pie" Smeared Ink New Release Blog Hop

Happy Saturday!
Today the Smeared Ink Design Team + the Smeared and Smudged Art Journal Every Day DT + the Smeared and Smudged Mixed Media University DT are joining forces to whisk you away on a fabulous Smeared Ink "New Release" blog hop!  If you're already on the hop then you got here from my teamie, Shell!  The blog roll is below my project if you get lost or want another lookie ;0)

"Join Me for Tea and Octopus Pie"
Left: "The First Keeper" and "Join me for Tea and Octopus Pie", Right: "Octopus Girl Closeup"
 We all had the pleasure of creating with Smeared Ink's two new digi sets, The Keepers and Octopus Pie which are now available in the Smeared Ink store!



My mission this year is to finally use a bunch of junk goodies I've been hoarding and cluttering up my art studio for ages and in the process "tidy" my studio at the same time ;0)  So for this hop I upcycled one of two cardboard glove inserts and made this fun, very unique, rather quirky but still oh so pretty "glove dinner invitation"!  I also used some pink tulle and lace from my stash too!  I featured images from both of the new releases and also used winged heart rubber stamps from Smeared Ink's Rubber Club exclusive Heart Wings set which can be ordered from the Past Offerings section.

Upcycled glove insert stained with Aged Mahogany Distress Stain.  Winged hearts stamped with Black Soot Distress Ink.  Images printed and coloured with Spectrum Noir markers.  Spun Sugar Distress Ink applied to the images and distressed edges.  White gel pen used for all the detailing.
Thanks for hopping with us today, your next stop is my teamie, Kapree!

Blog Roll
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents
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