Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Design Team Blog

I'm just stopping by for a quick note; I'd like to invite all of you to swing by our new Smeared Ink Design Team blog, Smudgy Antics! Today Lady Brayton is introducing the blog in style with two amazing projects, and a different design team member will be posting there daily with new inspiration. Hope to see you there!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Smeared Ink Sponsors Delicious Doodles-Blog Hop

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by our Smeared Ink/Delicious Doodles combined Blog Hop. Smeared Ink is sponsoring the challenge today over on the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog, and we'd like to invite you to go over and participate in today's challenge for your chance to win 5 Smeared Ink digi images of your choice!

For the hop today, members from the Smeared Ink and Delicious Doodles design teams have gotten together to bring you some fabulous projects that feature some of the images from the Smeared Ink digi line. I'm sure you'll get lots of inspiration, so be sure to visit each stop on the hop and leave all of the gals some love for their hard work and creativity!

For my project today, I chose to work with our newest digi image, Aphrodite. Now you may be saying to yourself that you haven't seen this image yet. That's because Aphrodite is not available to purchase in our shop. How can you get her, you ask? Well, she is an exclusive freebie image that we are giving away to those who participate in any of the Smeared and Smudged Challenges this month. Yes, you heard me right, ALL participants can claim this exotic digi, so please swing by the Smeared and Smudged Forum and check out all of the February challenges. Each challenge has it's own theme, and you can find all the links on the left of the main forum page.

On my card, I followed the featured sketch and used some really vibrant background papers. The base is from an old calendar page, and the light textured paper is actually a wallpaper sample that I watercolored and inked. Aphrodite was colored using prisma markers, and the saying is from our new Heart Wings digi set. I added yarn as my back bar, and finally finished with clear beads and some pearl ex powder accents.

You may notice that this card is very simple; well, that's because I don't do so well with sketches, but I gave it a good try and I hope you find some inspiration! Please continue down the hop list to see all of these amazing projects, and be sure to visit the Delicious Doodles Challenge as well as the Smeared and Smudged Challenges. Have Fun!


Anita Marie






Terra (me)




Black Dragon

Lady Brayton