Thursday, 8 May 2014

May Monthly Smeared and Smudged Member Blog Hop

Have you arrived here on the May Monthly Smeared and Smudged Member Blog Hop?
If so you should have arrived from Black Dragon and your next step is Susan S!

If not do think about starting from the beginning in the list below!

This month's challenge was 'WATER'.
So I decided to used a water based medium for my projects:

I had these two digis on my work table -
 "Zen Houses" from Lavinia Stamps and "Dead Dancer" from Smeared Ink.

I added some blue re-inker to my non stick work mat, spritzed it with water, and blotted it with my printed image. I spritzed again to make a lighter shade and blotted again. I then left it to dry.

With the Dancer, I smeared 'fired brick' Distress Ink onto my mat and then used a similar process.

This is the tag I made with the Dancer - I trimmed it, distressed it with more 'fired brick' and then matted and layered onto a tag shape. I added a few embellishments as shown.
The Challenge over at Tag Along is Moulin Rouge - it made me think dancers so I hope this tag sort of fits...

I made a birthday card for my friend Bee-Linda
with the Zen Houses, trimming and distressing with 'China Blue',
 matting and layering as shown.
The sentiment and bee stamps are from Get Inky!
Then I just added a few gems...

I will link this card to
Lavinia Stamps Challenge #5
Punk You Girl - Things with Wings

So... back to the is the list...hope the creations will inspire you!!

Black Dragon
Susan R
Susan S

Happy Crafting!


  1. your tag and card. Love the spilled ink look you achieved. I'm going to have to try it. Hope you had fun doing the May Hop!

  2. Fabulous creations - gorgeous tag and such cute house and bee images on that card :-)
    IKE xx

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  3. Love the images you used on your card and the tag, and the inky effects are a great take on the Water theme. Another great idea on my way round the hop!!

  4. I love the technique. I am a suffering fussy cutter. I think you have given me hope. Love how the blue card turned out.

  5. Wow ! both are beautiful ! and I have never used SI stamps this way... will have a try very soon, thank you for the tip !

  6. Hi Susan, wow these are both fabulous, love the Dead Dancer.

    Hugs Erin x

  7. I love both the card and tag simple yet so effective. Gorgeous.
    Thank you so much for joining in with this months members hop

  8. Beautiful tag you made and a lovely card too!
    Hugs, Elenor

  9. I really like the tag and card you made, great background and take on the theme! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  10. Great technique to showcase the fab stamps. Fab take on the theme. xxD

  11. What beautiful projects, I love that you shared an in process pic along with the finished pieces. Thanks for sharing your art with us over at PunkYouGirl Challenges.

  12. Turned out great! clean and simple is pretty! xx

  13. Those Lavinia Zen houses are one of my favourites - so versatile! Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  14. Oh great technique and am going to try this. Love the effect on each card and so nice that you can get a whole lot of cards/projects from one sheet. Beautiful!!


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