Monday, November 22, 2010

Smeared and Smudged and Kenny K

Today the Smeared Ink Design Team is hosting a very special hop featuring images from Kenny K, who happens to be the sponsor for two of our challenges at the Smeared and Smudged Forum! Kenny K offers some very sassy digi stamps, and I am personally in love with their images. Although I rarely use digi's, I really can see myself making many projects with these; they are super fun!

Kenny K very generously offered images for our Design Team to work with, and I was lucky to get Star. I adore her, especially because I am part of a very musical family. My husband plays guitar and bass, and we have four of them hanging in our office. I don't play, but I can imagine sitting with a guitar like Star and looking awesome....well, maybe not. If only I looked as good!

Anyway, Star inspired me to make a mini paper journal. You could use it to jot down thoughts inspired by your favorite songs (which is probably what I will use it for), or list your fave playlists or make a band collage book. I used lots of paint and a maraud of background paper. I decided to keep Star black and white to make her stand out from the chaos in the background and just colored in her guitar.

I also used a microscope slide, which we now carry in the new Odds N Ends section of our Smeared Ink shop for altering. It was really neat what I was able to do in just a minute or two, and I can't wait to really sit down and use one of these as a more detailed part of a project. The finishing touches on the cover were some blue microbeads, which we also now carry, some handwritten words, charcoal shadows, and some ribbon binding to hold all the pages together.

I hope you enjoy it and get some inspiration, and if you have the chance before the end of the month, swing by the Smeared and Smudged forum and enter either the Very Sketchy Challenge or the Photo Inspiration Challenge (or BOTH!) for a chance to win some free Kenny K stuff. Also, check out Kenny K's Challenge Blog where a new challenge is posted weekly.

So now on to the list of participating hoppers, have fun!




Black Dragon

Lady Brayton





  1. This is SO rad! I love that you didn'c color Star really makes her stand out! Love the book!

  2. Way cool, Terra! Love that background and how you kept Star black and white. Brilliant! xxD

  3. Your journal is wonderful! I'll have to check out these digi's.

  4. Another wow project - Like how you've used colour around the image and not on her. Really eyecatching

  5. I love the texture you have created, i really struggle to do this with digi images.... you have done it to perfection.
    love lynx

  6. This is lovely the image is fantastic and I love what you have done with it
    Luv Jane xxx

  7. I love that you used a microscope slide...I'm going to have to check these out! great book...I love the colors!

  8. KennyK and ElenaK here. Thank you for letting us be part of the blog hop! Lots of great work shown here. Thank you to the amazing Smeared and Smudged DT for the fantastic job on making our digis come alive! All the best!!