Thursday, 17 April 2014

NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP FOR SMEARED INK

Welcome to the SMEARED INK new release blog hop.
These brand new images will be available in the shop later today.

You have a chance of winning this full fabulous set of digi images,
just by leaving a comment on every blog and then leaving a comment on the EVENTS PAGE on the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM....
which by the way is totally FREE to join.
You have until SUNDAY  20th to complete the hop and be entered into the draw.
Here is the blog roll for you....
REMEMBER... visit everyone...visit the EVENT... 
then you might just win the whole set.

Black Dragon  You are here already!
Shell
Kapree
Shoni
Creepy Glowbugg
Lisa
Elenor
Rebecca
I knew exactly what I was gonna do with the image I chose to work with...
a 10''x12'' Canvas.
 I added a little crumpled tissue paper to my canvas before painting it with various watery coloured acrylic paints.
I printed the images onto tissue paper, coloured them with alcohol markers
and carefully cut them out.
 I them adhered them to my painted canvas.
Once completely dry I over stamped it all with a large crackle stamp and silver ink.
I hope it gives you the impression of water ripples/waves.
Your next stop is Shell.... she's sure to have something inspiring to show you.
Happy hopping BDx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE.

Welcome to the start of another IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE.
Our theme for the next 2 weeks is...TICKLED PINK
You have the chance of winning an IKE'SART voucher,if you use an IKE'S ART image in your creation... 
you don't have an Ikesart image?
Well there is a freebie available for you to use!
We do hope you'll come and join us, you have until 28th April to link up.
Pink is never easy for me....but here's the tag I made.
 I have used CARPE DIEM,from IKE'SART, coloured with promarkers and pencil.
I made the flowers and punched the leaves from the same card stock as the tag base.
The 'think positive' is a stamo from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
Looking forward to seeing your THINK PINK projects.
Thanks for stopping by BDx
I'd like to enter the following challenges...
MY CRAFT SPOT....TAGS AND/OR BANNERS
ONE STITCH AT A TIME...USE A DIGI
CORROSIVE CHALLENGE...PRETTY PASTELS
OPEN MINDED CRAFTING FUN...EASTER OR PASTEL COLOURS

Thursday, 10 April 2014

SMEARED AND SMUDGED MEMBERS BLOG HOP and DE-STEMPELWINKEL

Good morning and welcome,
 today's the day of the APRIL'S SMEARED AND SMUDGED forum members blog hop.
Each month we have a different theme, this month we had to alter an EGG...
YEP...a real egg, not a plastic or foam one.... an actual egg.
Today is also my day to post at DE-STAMPELWINKEL, so I used supplies from there,
and all the details of how I made it plus extra photos are there.
Sooooo.... here's my offering...
 EGGS-TRA SPECIAL STEAMPUNK EGG.


This is the full blog roll.... once again quite a small hop...
but you can bet that there are some amazingly inspiring creations on show.

April Monthly Member Blog Hop


Thanks for stopping by today .... next on your list is the very creative LESLIE.
BDx

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

SMEARED INK NEW RELEASE HOP

Good morning and welcome,
SMEARED INK have just released two brand new sets of digi images,
so we're having a little blog hop to give you some inspiration and ideas 
on how to use these wicked images.
Below is the full blog roll....consisting of a couple of us members of the SMEARED INK DT,
AJD smeared and smudged forum group DT and
a SPECIAL guest designer who has kindly joined us for a few months.

BLACKDRAGON you are here.
Hopefully you came to me from Shell, but it doesnt really matter... hop as you like,
just make sure you visit everyone as you dont want to miss a thing!

I have another couple of pages for the book i'm making...

this page uses 2 of the DAEMON- HORSE set,
coloured with promarkers and pencils.
  
This one uses 3 of the GUARDIAN OF SPRING set,
again coloured with promarkers and pencils.


I hope you'll enjoy the hop and that you'll be inspired to try something a bit different.
The lovely Susan is where you need to go next...
thanks for stopping by. BDx

Monday, 7 April 2014

HDH MACARBRE MONDAY, NEW CHALLENGE

Welcome back to another exciting Macabre Monday challenge!!
The new challenge theme is
StEaMpUnK JuNk
That's right, it's time to gather up those bits and bobs, odd and ends, and
make something Steampunk-y with them!
That's why there are metallic paints, right?
The idea is to reuse, or up-cycle something(s) in your junk drawer,
or something destined for the trash bin.
Make it into a Steampunk inspired project.
Got it?
I have made a fascinator....
some mesh ( you know those things you scrub yourself with in the bath tub?)
feathers, beads, dragonfly, watch parts etc.
 The dragonfly and watchinnard thingy are those metal casting things,
 I added AB stones from an old brooch, TH cogs,
 and tiny watch parts to make it look more authentic.
 A few feathers and some beads and its ready to go.
One of my girls agreed to model it for me so you can roughly see the size.
I hope you'll join us this fortnight in our STEAMPUNK JUNK challenge,
we accept any kind of artwork/craft.
Thanks for stopping by BDx

Friday, 4 April 2014

QUOTH THE RAVEN... NEW QUEST

Blogger doesn't  like me much this week...
but it seems that I can add photos today,
so without further ado...

We have a new QUEST #31 at QUOTH THE RAVEN
 POEcabulary  ... taketh thee any works by Edgar Allan POE
 and createth for him a tribute in whatever form taketh thy fancie.
Thy creation shalt be connected in some form akin to The Master.
This is what I finally came up with after days of 'brain-fade'
 I used an old paper back book, that I tore in half,
folded some of the pages in half....
rolled the very centre pages into two columns...
using IKES ART Poe and Raven images I made new ''pages'' to cover the
pages i'd left flat at the sides.... I couldn't leave these showing as its not a Poe book!
 I stamped and cut-out arches to act as supports as well as decoration.
Stamped  and fussy-cut a raven to sit atop of the centre arch.
 I embellished with bits and bobs from previous projects and bits from my ever growing stash.
I then made a hard-back cover for my new book.
I made some faux suede from kraft-type packing paper... its not to easy to see but its been embossed, 
and stamped.... its much more tactile in real life.

You have until April 30th to join in this challenge.... 
and have the chance to win a $15  IKE'S ART voucher.
Thanks for stopping by BDx
I'd like to enter the following challenges...
ARTISTIC STAMPER... EMBOSSING AND TEXTURE.
NATALIES AND AMY'S.... EMBOSSING
RHEDD'S CREATIVE SPIRIT....ANYTHING GOES.
TANDO CREATIVE...RECYCLE
OPEN MINDED CRAFTING FUN.... ANIMAL ANTICS... hopefully birds count.
SHOPPING OUR STASH... FAUX TECHNIQUE
LEFT OF CENTRE .... ANYTHING (DARK) GOES.

Monday, 31 March 2014

SMEARED INK DT HOP and HDH

We on the Smeared ink DT have a designers blog hop the last Monday every month,
unfortunately, this month because of  illness and various other personal issues its a very small blog roll.
BLACKDRAGON....me...you are here!
Our theme this month... as chosen by Shoni is
MARCH MADNESS.
Every month in my house is madness.... 
I brought some really quaint little bird houses to alter....my girls saw them and wanted one each....
of cause one had to be pretty...the other creepy....
WELCOME TO MY MAD HOUSE (s)
 We wont dwell on the pretty one..... but here's a better look at the 'totally batty' house.
 I made panels to cover the house from clay,
 that I stamped using real rubber stamps from SMEARED INK
 ...painted plastic bats finished it off nicely.
Well thats my MARCH MADNESS..... TOTALLY BATTY!
Please visit Shell and Shoni.... see what they've come up with for this theme.

We have a new challenge starting today over at HDH MACABRE MONDAY,
my skully bat house fits in really nicely with the theme which is ...
SKULLDUGGERY
(use skulls in your project)
I had great fun a few days ago with my clay.... you might have seen a post of mine a couple of days ago with a chunky ATC....
well heres another....


Both sides feature rubber stamps from SMEARED INK rubber club.
Hope you'll join in our challenge...you have 2weeks ...well 13 days actually,
to create your project and share with us at HDH.
Thanks for stopping by..... BDx

Sunday, 30 March 2014

SMEARED INK DT PIECE

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.
Today I want to show you an ATC thats my DT piece for SMEARED INK.
Also I want to let you know about the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM.
A friendly forum where dark artists, mixed media,steampunk, alternative and
vintage artists can share their work, join in with challenges, hops and chat.
This is an ATC that I have titled,
Ghost of Poe.
I used POE rubber stamp from the QUOTH THE RAVEN set 
from SMEARED INK rubber club and the poem ALONE by Poe himself.
Thanks for stopping by BDx

Friday, 28 March 2014

CHUNKY ATC FOR DE-STEMPELWINKEL

Yay it's Friday!
It's my turn to post on the DE-STEMPELWINKEL designers blog again,
so I thought i'd have a play with stamps,
clay and a chunk of wood cut to ATC size.
Please go and check out all the detail for  this project on the DE-STEMPELWINKEL blog.

 Just so you can see what she looks like stamped with ink and coloured up....
I added her to the back of the chuncky ATC.


Thanks for visiting BDx

Saturday, 22 March 2014

DE-STEMPELWINKEL

I'm back doing what I like doing best...
ALTERING STUFF!
Although I am still trying to use stamps that have never been inked before,
3 of the stamps used on these drawers were totally un-used...
only the crackle effect had been inked up before this project.
The chest of drawers was well sanded, then painted, then really well sanded again so I had a super smooth surface for stamping on.
The sides have just one stamped image on, the top and front of the drawers have a stamped image that I masked off and stamped over.
I just sponged over the images with inks then sanded with a fine grade sanding block. I wanted to get a very shabby worn look to the chest of drawers.
Once I was happy that it did indeed look well worn I stamped all over every surface with the crackle stamp.
Finally a coat of semi-matte vanish and its good to go.
Thanks for stopping by BDx

Friday, 21 March 2014

SMEARED INK DT POST

I have had a lot of fun this week....
altering boxes of various kinds, getting paint and ink on my hands....
LOVELY!
I got out my SMEARED INK stamps and found something to alter!
This is a box containing 2x packs of playing cards and 5x dice that I gave a make over to.
I used a stamp from the MORTE rubber set available from the rubber club.
I sanded the box really well...stamped the image on the front, colured it with promarkers, then carefully painted around it with the same red paint i had painted the box with.
I then distressed it with a fine grade sanding block.
Come and take a look at the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM...its totally FREE..... friendly chat on the vent, challenges, swaps and lots of other stuff as well.
Thanks for stopping by BDx

Thursday, 20 March 2014

HALF WAY REMINDER FOR QUOTH THE RAVEN

Beloveds - here we are half way within thy latest Quest.....
 TIC, TAC, ....POE
Lest ye forget, herewith thy grid.....






This was actually   my project for the start of the challenge but blogger hates me sometimes and the post didnt go up.

See here is POE.... i have used the centre horizontal line.

This one I have made for my sister.... and i've used the right vertical row.

Did you guess that her favourite colour is purple?

Here you have both boxes together..... mine and hers!
You still have 2x weeks to join in our challenge.... its a lovely grid to work with... so many lovely possibilities.
Hope to see you at QUOTH THE RAVEN soon BDx

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE

Here I am....not playing catch-up or anything...
I hope to now be on time with all my projects and be a good blogger....
blogger willing of cause, 'cos it can be a tricky lil'devil. 
 Our Challenge this fortnight at IKES WORLD is #13 -
 SPRING INTO SPRING
 and you may interpret that any way you like. :-)
I have used IKESART images
  SPRING FAIRY and BLOSSOM 1(lots of times!)
Coloured with spectrum noir's.... PLUS
lots and lots of fussy cutting.
This tag is for the swap on IKES ART FAN PAGE on fb...
you might want to come and check it out...
we swap tags and ATC'S every  month.
Our spring challenge will run for 2 weeks....
you could win a gift voucher to use in IKES shop if you enter using one of her images,
whats more there is a freebie image to use if you dont already have an IKE'S ART image .
Thanks for stopping by BDx
I'd like to enter the following challenges...
CRAZY CHALLENGE....FLOWER FRENZY
CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN...HEARTS AND FLOWERS heart shaped tag :)

Thursday, 13 March 2014

SMEARED AND SMUDGED MEMBERS BLOG HOP FOR MARCH

This month the theme for the forum members blog hop is VOID.
It obviously scared a lot of folks off as you can see by the blog roll below its a very small hop:)

Black Dragon
Sue The Nanny
Rebecca
Paulette
Susan

This is what 'VOID' brought to my mind.
The background is from a GOTHIC INSPIRATIONS digi-kit,
the centeral image is SMEARED INK.
If you're not a forum member why not come and take a look at the
SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM?
We dont bite... EVER! we embrace all kinds of stamped artwork from macabre and gory to steampunk and vintage. There a loads of challenges very month, SMUDGY ANTICS which is always, anything goes with a SI image.... FREAKIE FREEBIE....which gives you a free digi image to use and lots more.
Hope to see you there soon.
Enjoy the hop.... it might be small but it'll be huge on inspiration.
BD X