Saturday, February 1, 2014

New Release Day with Hop at Smeared Ink! (**For Kick-Start Your Art, please scroll down!**)

It's New Release Day at Smeared Ink! We've got two fabulous new digi sets for you available in our shop today, and we're so excited by them that we've decided to invite our Design Team members from our Smeared Ink, Mixed Media University, and Art Journal Every Day design teams to create projects for a fab New Release hop!

First, here is a preview of the new sets:

Octopus Pie
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Octopus Pie was drawn by artist Alexandria S, aka Little Black Kitten, and features Octopus Girl and her pet Octopus, complete with top hat and tentacle pie! You can find this set in our shop HERE as both a digital set and as single digi images.

Alex has created a journal page featuring the Octopus Girl Closeup from her new set:

"Several tentacles were lost in the making of this project"- Alex S. To see more details on her page, give her blog a visit later today.

The Keepers

The Keepers is a set of beautiful angels, keepers of lost love, with a Smeared Ink twist. The bleeding hearts and exposed bones are sure to get your creative juices flowing! You can find this set in our shop HERE as both a digital set and as single digi images.

I created an ATC with The Fifth Keeper, as well as a sentiment from the set.

When I see The Keepers, I picture them soft and pretty, so I chose to refrain from adding any blood and gore on this project. I'll probably try that next time. For now I stuck with soft pastels, used a tea-stained canvas background, and just layered my images and sentiment words. I hope you enjoy it.

Now, I hope you enjoy hopping through the blogs of our various Design Team members to check out more projects using these two fabby new sets. Please remember, posts will be live at 9am PST, so if you don't see a project yet, swing by a little later today.

Have fun checking out all the awesome inspiration!

New Release Blog Roll


  1. FANTASTIC - octopus girl's colours are amazing and I just adore the soft pastels on the Kepper ATC. Marvelous xxxxxxxxx

  2. Um, all beautiful them. Now, where is Kick Start Your Art? Am I too early? Maybe I can do better by getting on my laptop. .lol! In any case great stuff and I think I am going to blog hop! Have a blessed day♡

  3. LBK/Alex has done some outstanding images. What a gorgeous page and can't wait to find out more.
    Understand about wanting to keep it soft. Beautifully drawn and delicate. Cool that you can go either way w/ these. Awesome canvas bg and love her coloring.

  4. Just finished up and love that we all seemed to be on the same page without even conversing w/ one another! Beautiful projects/pages. I have to make a quick note to Titbelsoeur because I could not leave a comment...Background is wonderfully textured and love that fact that the bubbles make it even cooler. Sweet heart border and a fabulous page.
    Thanks all for an awesome Sat morning!

  5. OOOH!!! cool! Gotta do my AJ page before I hop, though. xxD

  6. Beautiful ATC! I really like the new sets.:)

  7. Love the new sets and also how you've made your sample so soft and pretty. xxD

  8. Love the soft pretty colour you have used to create a beautiful ATC :)