Friday, November 8, 2013

Art Journal Every Day Design Team Call for Smeared and Smudged

Art Journal Every Day Design Team Call

Smeared and Smudged Forum/Smeared Ink Stamps

Do you have a different way of looking at things when it comes to rubber stamping? Do you LOVE journaling? Do you have the urge to share your ideas with others? Smeared Ink is looking for design team members for our first ever Art Journal Every Day Design Team on our Smeared and Smudged Forum!

We are looking for 4-5 team members who are not afraid to think outside of the box and express themselves in interesting ways through their art journals, who enjoy using all types of different techniques, who aren't afraid to try new things, and who have the capability of producing tutorials for our Art Journal Every Day group on our forum. The Art Journal Every Day Design Team will be separate from our Smeared Ink Design Team, but will receive many of the same benefits and all of the same recognition and support.

Art Journal Every Day Design Team member tutorials will be featured in the Smeared and Smudged Forum Art Journal Every Day group. We are looking for artists who have great personalities, who can relay their ideas and techniques well through their technique tutorials, and who have a genuine interest in teaching, sharing, and mentoring others. We are looking for individuals with vibrant personalities and various stamping styles. No prior DT experience is necessary to apply.

Here's What You Need To Know

Requirements for Art Journal Every Day Design Team Members:

*You must have an active blog related to rubber stamping/paper arts or art journaling arts where you can talk about and link to your Design Team tutorials.

*You must be or become a member of the Smeared and Smudged Forum on Ning.

*You must be able to upload good quality photos/videos of your art journal techniques and projects.

*DT members are required to produce a minimum of 1 prompt and 1 instructional step-by-step technique tutorial per month. Each project needs to feature a different technique or a combination of techniques. Each tutorial must use at least 1 Smeared Ink stamp image, and can use any other stamp images or supplies. They must be posted EXCLUSIVELY on the S&S Forum in the Art Journal Every Day group. You may link to your tutorial on your blog, however you may not post your tutorial anywhere else on the internet or use it for any other purpose.

*DT members will be assigned different due dates during the month for their tutorial, and members must adhere to their assigned due dates.

* You must actively participate in The Vent group on the Smeared and Smudged forum. A minimum requirement is two posts per week.

* You must promote the Smeared and Smudged Forum/ Smeared Ink Stamps through your blog by adding your Art Journal Every Day Design Team Badge, and whenever you see an opportunity.

*Prior Experience not required

*International Applicants welcome.

Benefits of Art Journal Every Day Design Team:

* Your tutorials will be showcased on the Smeared and Smudged Blog, Smeared and Smudged Forum, Smeared and Smudged Facebook Page, and Smeared Ink Facebook Page.

*Your blog will be linked in all Art Journal Every Day DT badges and in all above-mentioned feature links.

*You will receive free access to all of our Smeared Ink digital stamps and a discount on Smeared Ink rubber stamps.

*You will receive exclusive DT Member discounts on non-stamp products, including Graphic 45, Tattered Angels, Tim Holtz, Ranger, and any others that we choose to offer.

* You get to network with other wicked awesome stampers who share the same love for out-of-the-norm stamping.

*You get to share your ideas and mentor other stampers in their artistic journey.

* You get to sport a really cool Art Journal Every Day Design Team badge on your blog.

*You will have the opportunity to play along on the Design Team Throwdown blog as part of the Smeared Ink team if you choose to do so. (

To Apply, please follow these steps:

Email the following information to with the subject line: Art Journal Every Day Design Team Call



Blog URL (home page):

Attach the Following to your email:

Pictures of three of your art journal layouts/pages that best represent your style of stamping utilized in art journaling. These three projects must use rubber or digital stamps somewhere on the project. (No all digital projects, please)

Please answer the following questions in your email:

What do you think you can bring to the Art Journal Every Day Design Team? We want to know what makes you tick!

If you could choose one word to describe yourself, what would it be?

What is your favorite journaling technique and why?

If you were to be chosen for the AJED team, what are three journaling techniques or ideas that you'd be interested in sharing in a tutorial? We have members of varying experience so they don’t have to be complicated, just something that might trigger our members to try something new J

Do you feel you can meet all the requirements listed above, including the deadline requirements?

Please list past and present Design Team experience. (Experience not necessary to apply)

Deadline for Submissions is Monday November 25, 2013

Winners will be contacted by Friday, November 29, 2013.

DT term will run for 12 months starting December 1, 2013

For questions please contact us at

Good Luck!

Terra & Tori

Qwners, Smeared and Smudged Forum/Smeared Ink Stamps

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