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

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

DAY SIX - KICKSTART YOUR ART CHALLENGE!


I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S ALMOST OVER!

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

Day 6 of KICKSTART YOUR ART


Today's Challenge: 
PROMPT: TEXTURE

Today's Samples for inspiration:

Samples by Susan
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: