Monday, November 15, 2010

Smeared Ink New Release Hop

Today on Smeared and Smudged we celebrate our latest release at Smeared Ink! Last week we added four amazing new stamp sets to our shop, and our Design Team has pulled together some fabulous projects to showcase for you featuring our newest sets.

Just in case you haven't heard yet through our newsletter or facebook page, we are very proud to introduce you to artwork by Misty Benson from Morbidly Adorable Creations. When we visited Misty's site for the first time we were immediately enamored of her amazing art, and we're so happy to be able to offer stamp sets that feature her work.

Two of the sets you see during the hop today are from Misty, and the other two are amazing background sets that you definitely won't want to miss! Plus, some DT members are playing with our super-popular and always fun Li'l Grumpies from the new Occasions Grumpies set.

For my first project, I worked with Morbidly Adorable Tarot: Set 1. I decided to make a mini envelope-book themed around a quote about divination that I adore- "There are two kinds of divination: one comes from art, the other from nature". You'll see this quote in my book. I do have to warn you that my pictures are not top quality, my battery was dead on my good camera so I had to use a pocket camera. But, you'll still get to see most of the details.

This is the outside front of the book. It started off as a kraft colored book that I used distress ink and sprayed watered down acrylics on. All of the papers that you see are from Graphic 45.

My vintage butterfly brooch closure.

Here's how the book opens.

Page 1 with the beautiful seahorse from The World stamp and my quote. You can see that each page has a flap that opens the envelope pocket, where I can store all my thoughts and goodies.

See the seahorse? I LOVE him!!

Page two with The Fool.

I decided to have her sitting on a key with her little skele-dog.

Here you can see how I popped the butterflies off the page.

Page three features images from The World.

You can't see it well in the pic, but her eyes have rhinestones.

Page four is a pretty butterfly tag with rhinestones as well.

This is the back of my book, and it has the gorgeous High Priestess. A rhinestone sits in her hand

Although you can't tell really well with these pictures, all of the images are a sepia-ish tone. I can't wait to start adding stuff into the pockets!

I also made a cute little bonus project: a mini card featuring the Very Skelly Christmas set.

This set is super fun to work with! I wish I had had more time to make all of the projects that are floating around in my head. But don't worry, 12 Days of Christmas is coming up on Smeared and Smudged, so I'm sure you'll be seeing more of the Skellies!

For now, I'd like to invite you to continue on through the hop, and then come on by our shop and preorder your favorite sets!! You absolutely want to get your hands on them as soon as they are in stock, especially for the holidays.

Have fun hopping, and thanks for visiting!




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  1. love the vintage feel of your book!
    love the mini card! wonderful job!

  2. LOVE these projects!!! The new sets are all amazing! And the senti you used on your boook really is divine! ;}

  3. Your book is breathtakingingly (is that a word?) beautiful!

  4. That is so very lovely and the Christmas one quite sharp! - Hugs and sparkles - WG

  5. Wow! I just had to pop in and tell you how much I love your mini book. It is beyond fantastic! The colors are wonderful and those new skelly images are out of this world! I'm seeing a purchase in my future!

  6. The little book is adorable Terra. Those images are definately going on my wish list. The card also ... gorgeous
    H xx

  7. Book is very very amazing! Very creative, love the images.

  8. I'm lovin these new images! and this is the coolest vintage book ever!

  9. Oh Terra! this is sooo unbelievably GORGEOUS! WOW,WOW, WOW!!!!!! xxD