To see Scavenger Hunt winners from previous days, please visit THIS PAGE

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SMUDGEFEST coming soon!



We at Smeared Ink are so excited to be hosting our fourth annual week-long challenge extravaganza called SmudgeFest! 

Each morning during the challenge we will post a different challenge theme. Participants will have until midnight to post their project for that day's challenge. The daily winner will be drawn by random number and announced the next morning along with the new challenge theme. Daily prizes will vary, and the only way to know what they are is to join us each day. The fun thing about it is, at the end of the seven days we will be drawing for an awesome grand prize! In order to qualify, participants must have posted entries in all seven challenges and must have used at least one Smeared Ink stamp (rubber or digi) on each creation. The grand prize will consist of a $200 Smeared Ink SHOPPING SPREE valid for anything in our online shop! (Grand Prize amount not valid on Rubber Club orders) We look forward to this week long fun fest, and we hope you can play along!!! 

 Here are the rules: 
 *Each morning from August 4th through 10th, a new challenge will be posted. It will contain that day's theme and prize information. 

 *To participate, you must make a project that fits the theme and add it to that day's post using the Inlinkz linky tool. It must be linked by midnight of the same day. Your link must go straight to the post on your blog containing your project, not your blog home page. 

*Your project can be anything (card, scrapbook page, altered or 3-d item, etc) as long as it is handmade and stamped somewhere with either a rubber or digital stamp. All digital projects are allowed if it fits the theme. Feel free to think outside the box and have fun with your project! We are all about looking at things differently and look forward to the variety of projects we are sure to see. 

 *You must use AT LEAST 1 Smeared Ink image on your project to qualify for the grand prize drawing. You are allowed to use anything else that you like. If you just want to play along and aren't worried about qualifying for the grand prize, you do not have to include a Smeared Ink image. 

 *The daily winner will be chosen by random number and revealed later the next day in a separate post (not the daily theme post). 

 *At the end of the week, all participants who submitted entries for all seven days and used a Smeared Ink image on all their entries will be entered for the Grand Prize Drawing of a $200 shopping spree from Smeared Ink. The winner will be chosen by random number and announced on Monday, August 11th. 

 We are super excited to be hosting again, and we hope you are all excited for this chance to win loads of our images!! Join us this Monday, August 4, for the first challenge! See you then!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Release Hop with Smeared Ink!

It's new release time again over at Smeared Ink. There are 2 fantastic new sets in the store that you are just going to LOVE!!!

Please visit our wonderful DT as they have created some amazing inspiration for you! Here is the full blog roll for you to have a look at everyone's amazing makes.


Kapree

The two sets are Daemon Horses and Guardian of Spring




Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Round 2- Bloody Valentine Hop

Today is Day Two of our Smeared and Smudged Bloody Valentine Member Hop 2014! What do you think of the hop? I'd love to hear some input on what you think are the highlights of the hop so far :) Then be sure to hop along our fabulous forum member blog roll to see their second day of amazing projects.

Shell
Sue The Nanny
Susan
Julia
Black Dragon
Kristy
Maureen
Fiona
Leigh
DominoART
Airless Chambers
Quoth The Raven
Ike's World Challenges
Wendy
Shoni
Ike
Left Of Center Creative Challenges
Lisa
Violent Kitty
Lady Brayton
Samara
Rebecca

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bloody Valentine Hop 2014

Each year on the Smeared and Smudged Forum, we celebrate out holidays just a tad differently that the norm, and Valentine's Day is no exception. We are once again hosting out Bloody Valentine 3 Day Member Blog hop, and today is the first day! We challenged our member to create projects centered around the Bloody Valentine theme, so sit back, relax, and hop through to see these fab creations. 

 Fair warning, these projects are open to any interpretation of the theme, and we've had some pretty bloody ones in the past, so please be aware of who is viewing near you (children) when you hop through and if you have a weak stomach you may want to pass (insert maniacal chuckle here MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!) 

I was unable to participate this year due to other time constraints (read: boring stuff), but I hope you really enjoy this year's Bloody Valentine Hop, and don't forget to join us tomorrow and the next day for even more projects! Have a blast!


Shell

Sue The Nanny

Susan

Julia

Black Dragon

Kristy

Maureen

Fiona

Leigh

DominoART

Airless Chambers

Quoth The Raven

Ike's World Challenges

Wendy

Shoni

Ike

Left Of Center Creative Challenges

Lisa

Violent Kitty

Lady Brayton

Samara

Rebecca

Monday, February 3, 2014

Day 7 and Grand Prize Winners Announced! KICKSTART YOUR ART!

OK Folks - Time for our final winner announcements!


Announcing the Winner from Day SEVEN! I used Random.org and the winner is….

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#7 DONNA! CONGRATS!
Please email us at smearedinkstamps@gmail.com to claim your $10 voucher for the Smeared Ink shop!



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AND NOW FOR THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER!
Smeared Ink Rubber Sets of their choice from our "past offering rubber sets"!

 Thank you to everyone who played even if you weren't able to complete all seven challenges. Eleven people completed all 7 of the Kickstart Your Art Challenges! That's awesome!

1 SBD
2 Leigh
3 Donna
4 Jengd
5 Paulette
6 Lisa F
7 Crafty Inknik
8 Creepy Glowbugg
9 Kapree
10 PiHi
11 Lisa Hall
I used Random.org and the winner is….

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#10 PIHI! CONGRATS!
Please email us at smearedinkstamps@gmail.com to claim your RUBBER SETS!


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Don't forget that even tho the Kickstart Your Art Challenge is over….there is still plenty of inspiration in the Art Journal Every Day Group on the Smeared and Smudged Forum. Membership is free and there are weekly prompts and tutorials posted by our DT for your inspiration. You're also welcome to join in all the other forum fun with our monthly member blog hops and our monthly challenges! Hope to see you all there!

Announcing the Winner from Day SIX - Kickstart Your Art

Announcing the Winner from Day SIX! I used Random.org and the winner is….

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#7 SBD! CONGRATS!
Please email us at smearedinkstamps@gmail.com to claim your $10 voucher for the Smeared Ink shop!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

DAY SEVEN - KICKSTART YOUR ART CHALLENGE!

OH NO! IT'S THE FINAL CHALLENGE! 

I can't believe it's already here….but don't forget that even tho the Kickstart Your Art Challenge is ending….there is still plenty of inspiration in the Art Journal Every Day Group on the Smeared and Smudged Forum. Membership is free and there are weekly prompts and tutorials posted by our DT for your inspiration. You're also welcome to join in all the other forum fun with our monthly member blog hops and our monthly challenges! Hope to see you all there!


If you need a refresher on how this works, the rules and the Grand Prize, please see the Day 1 post.


Day 7 of KICKSTART YOUR ART


Today's Challenge: 
Easy Water Blotting Background
LauraB has a great tutorial on how to do this! Go check it out!

Today's Samples for inspiration:
Samples by LauraB
You can also visit her BLOG to leave her some love.

Sample by TITBELSOEUR
You can also visit her BLOG to leave her some love.



Today's Prize:

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Announcing the Winner from Day FIVE - Kickstart Your Art


PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP AND DAY SIX CHALLENGE!


Announcing the Winner from Day FIVE! I used Random.org and the winner is….

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#4 LISA HALL! CONGRATS!
Please email us at smearedinkstamps@gmail.com to claim your $10 voucher for the Smeared Ink shop!

New Release Day with Hop at Smeared Ink! (**For Kick-Start Your Art, please scroll down!**)

It's New Release Day at Smeared Ink! We've got two fabulous new digi sets for you available in our shop today, and we're so excited by them that we've decided to invite our Design Team members from our Smeared Ink, Mixed Media University, and Art Journal Every Day design teams to create projects for a fab New Release hop!

First, here is a preview of the new sets:

Octopus Pie
*click pics to view larger

Octopus Pie was drawn by artist Alexandria S, aka Little Black Kitten, and features Octopus Girl and her pet Octopus, complete with top hat and tentacle pie! You can find this set in our shop HERE as both a digital set and as single digi images.

Alex has created a journal page featuring the Octopus Girl Closeup from her new set:

"Several tentacles were lost in the making of this project"- Alex S. To see more details on her page, give her blog a visit later today.


The Keepers


The Keepers is a set of beautiful angels, keepers of lost love, with a Smeared Ink twist. The bleeding hearts and exposed bones are sure to get your creative juices flowing! You can find this set in our shop HERE as both a digital set and as single digi images.

I created an ATC with The Fifth Keeper, as well as a sentiment from the set.


When I see The Keepers, I picture them soft and pretty, so I chose to refrain from adding any blood and gore on this project. I'll probably try that next time. For now I stuck with soft pastels, used a tea-stained canvas background, and just layered my images and sentiment words. I hope you enjoy it.

Now, I hope you enjoy hopping through the blogs of our various Design Team members to check out more projects using these two fabby new sets. Please remember, posts will be live at 9am PST, so if you don't see a project yet, swing by a little later today.

Have fun checking out all the awesome inspiration!

New Release Blog Roll