Friday, June 25, 2010

New Smeared Ink Release Blog Hop

Thanks for visiting today! The Smeared Ink Design Team has a WONDERFUL hop for you, featuring a new image from Smeared Ink! That's right, we have three fabulous new sets that are available in our shop today! Here's a lookie...

The Symbology of Angels

Teen Style Sayings

Teen Style Backgrounds

Aren't they great! I LOVE them all of course, but for the hop we all worked with one of my favorites from our new set The Symbology of Angels, his name is "Praise". He is such an awesome image to work with!! I know I'll be using him all the time. So without further adeu, here's my project!

*click pics for larger views

When I saw this card in my head, I pictured a bright burst of "light" in the center between his arms; which is where the idea for the circle came into play. I used some images from another Smeared Ink set, Shadow Thingies, to stamp and emboss the heart and whymsical swirls around the circle. I used feathers to make my rays of light coming from the circle, and attached a Karma charm.

The background of my card was made by sponging ink through a scrap piece of punchinella, then adding some accents with the gel pen. I also darkened the card behind my center light circle. "Praise" is colored with prismacolor pencils and gel pen. I added shadows around him, and popped his wings off of the card.

For me, even though this card is pretty simple, it really is a standout! The image just invokes a sense of beauty to me, and I adore it.

So now I'd like to invite you to hop on to the other DT members blogs to see how they interpreted the image "Praise" into their own project! Then come on by our shop to see all three new sets in detail.








Black Dragon

Lady Brayton (oh no! Lady B is having problems with her internet, but I'll leave the link here just in case she can get her project up later. It is gorgeous and worth the wait! Check back later)


Thanks for hopping with us! And be on the lookout toward the end of August for another hop dedicated to our Halloween Release! It's gonna be a doozey!


  1. Love the new releases, especially the symbology of angels set, i think the protector and guide images are awesome.
    Can't wait to see what everyone's done with them

  2. Really cool! Love the punchinella, and the feather! It turned out wonderful!

  3. Stunning Terra!!!! I love the colors and the entire vibe of the card!!!

    I'm totally in love with all of the new sets!

    Crafty Hugs!

  4. Beautiful card!! Congrats for the new releases!!

  5. A lovely card the stamps are stunning
    Luv Jane xxx

  6. Wonderful art work Terra.... the new stamps are as amazing as all your others... i love them!

  7. Absolutely stunning! I love the color combination and the feathers. Beautiful job!

  8. I just love your card its great!Hugs Sarah

  9. WOW! I love it! the swirlies are fabulous and the feathers for the rays are divine! Just lovely!

  10. Fabulous card! I love all the details you added with the other sets.

    So, I finally need to ask. What is punchinella? Thanks!

  11. All of the sets look fantastic, Terra! Not to mention your card... fabulous!

  12. I love the energy and vibrancy -- fun fun fun. glad to have foudn this site via facebook and altered arts post
    I'll be back.