Monday, August 3, 2015

Smudgefest 2015 Day 1

We at Smeared Ink are so excited to be hosting our fifth annual week-long challenge extravaganza called SmudgeFest! Each morning from now until Sunday we will post a different challenge theme. Participants will have until midnight to post their project for that day's challenge. The daily winner will be drawn by random number and announced the next morning, and a new challenge theme will be posted as well. Daily prizes will vary, and the only way to know what they are is to join us each day. Since we're currently working on reopening our shop, we won't be offering a grand prize this year, but we hope you'll enjoy the daily prizes and the challenges!

Here are the rules: 

*Each morning from August 3rd through 9th, a new challenge will be posted. It will contain that day's theme and prize information. 

*To participate, you must make a project that fits the theme and add it to that day's post using Inlinkz. The link to add your entry will be located at the bottom of each post. Your project must be linked by midnight of the same day. Your link must go straight to the post on your blog containing your project, not your blog home page.

*Your project can be anything (card, scrapbook page, altered or 3-d item, etc) as long as it is handmade and stamped somewhere with either a rubber or digital stamp. All digital projects are allowed if it fits the theme. Feel free to think outside the box and have fun with your project! We are all about looking at things differently and look forward to the variety of projects we are sure to see.

*You must use AT LEAST 1 Smeared Ink image on your project to qualify for the daily prize drawing. You are allowed to use anything else that you like. If you just want to play along and aren't worried about qualifying for the prize, you do not have to include a Smeared Ink image.

*The daily winner will be chosen by random number and revealed later the next day in a separate post (not the daily theme post).

So, are you ready to play? Welcome to Day 1 of SmudgeFest!! 

The Challenge: 

Create a project that showcases a piece of metal! It can range from metal scrapbook embellishments, to paper clips, to items you would find at a hardware store. Decorate a metal object, or cut up a soda can. Use your imagination!

The Prize:
"Annabel Lee" single digi stamp from Smeared Ink

 Isn't she beautiful? You'll find her in our shop when we reopen but for now she's only available as a prize for this challenge, so if you want her get into gear and make a project!

Good luck!


  1. FANTASTIC - so glad you are doing Smudgefest again this year :-) Superb Prize.... I really neeeeeeeed that one :-D

    IKE xxx

  2. So happy to see another Smudgefest! Gorgeous new image! Looking forward to the reopening of the Shop. Hope I can keep up. xxD

  3. Hey guys, can you remove entry #3 since I made a new project JUST FOR Smudgefest. Felt I was cheating, so although my entry isn't all that involved, it was made in the spirit of the event. xxD

  4. So fun! Thanks for making it happen!~kim

  5. I LOVE THAT image, she is BEAUTIFUL!! Was not paying attention to the days and almost missed day 1.. got my project done just under the wire!