Friday, July 22, 2011

S&S July Member Hop- Alterable

Welcome to this month's Smeared and Smudged Forum Member Blog Hop. In case you don't know what the Smeared and Smudged Forum is... let me explain. Sponsored by Smeared Ink, it is an online community where rubber stamp and digi stamp artists get together to share amazingly different projects, chat, and just have fellowship with others who have the same interests. We focus on alternative styles, although we embrace and welcome all styles and types of stampers.

We'd all love if you'd give us a visit and join in! And we can't wait to share this month's member hop with you. Our theme this time around was to step away from flat 2-D projects and try using our mojo on an altered 3-D project. The only other rule was it had to use a rubber or digi stamp somewhere on the project, so I'm sure you're going to see a vast array of creativity today!

For my project I altered a birdhouse and used some of Smeared Ink's newest digi stamps from "A Little Bit Batty". I didn't think I would be able to finish a project for the hop because I've had a lot of personal stuff going on, but I've managed to make an amazing decoration for my daughter's room.

We've decided to redecorate her room using zebra print, so that is how I started my birdhouse decoration. I covered it in acrylic paint stripes and let it dry. I n the meantime, I colored up my bats using copics and then cut them. I mounted to the house on all four sides, and then added my hang chain and dangles to the large flying bat and attached to the birdhouse. The final steps were to attach a hang chain to the top and add my inked-up scrap of mesh to the top.

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We thought the bright colors of the bats would go great in the room, and the girls absolutely love it! No longer a birdhouse, this is our new bat home.

I hope you've enjoyed taking a look at my altered item, so now hop on through the other member blogs to see what they've gotten their mits on! And be sure to leave some love for their hard work. Then swing by the forum and join in if you haven't already. We've got unique monthly challenges, fun tutorials, and lots of fabulous members! Here's the blog roll.


  1. hi terra will come back later

  2. I love the zebra striped bird (bat) House! Beautiful coloring on your bats! You are very talented and thank you for sharing it with me! (Sometimes computers and software have a mind of their own, I swear!!) Happy Creating! Sara

  3. Yay, more pictures! I really love this. The brightly colored bats are great.:)

  4. I love it! I love the colors!! super rad!

  5. OMG yes - I was waiting for this.... it's just AWESOME but I hate to think of the poor little birdie landing to go in there..... bwahahahahaha - what a shocker :-D
    FAB project though - I love that set and gonna rush off and buy it.
    Ike xx

  6. Nice bat house..the zebra coloring makes it!fun. now i want to make one uummm maybe leopard

    susan s.