Monday, 5 November 2012


Things are starting to settle down a bit here at SMUDGY ANTICS now that
The 31 Days of Halloween, Season 4, with Smeared and Smudged is finished.  Daily prize winners are listed here in the right sidebar and the grand prize winner is supposed to be announced sometime today!

This week's challenge is a fun one.  Can we interest anyone in a game of 
TIC-TAC-TOE?  Just pick any three items in a row from the grid below.  You can go up and down, across, or diagonally.  Please make sure to list which three items you have used in the making of your project and use at least one stamped image ("real" or "digi"). 

* Please be aware that collage sheet images can be used in your projects, but they do not count as a stamped image.  If you use collage elements, please be sure to add a stamped image as well as stamping is 
the Smeared and Smudged way :)

So i went with the left hand row...... PAINT, DISTRESS, HARDWARE/METAL.

 I had this nice (originally pastel pink with a soft pink lining )musical jewellery box waiting for a make over...... so i painted it black....then did a distress paint technique with deep red....
 i stamped the raven from SMEARED INK onto very thin paper and adhered it to the lid.....(there is also one on the underside of the lid.)I stamped 'memories'under the raven so it appears he's standing on the 'm'.... i then stamped small scrolls in the corners of the lid and onto the drawers..... then i carefully sanded all the edges back to bare wood in places....just enough to make it look well used.... 3 coats of vanish finished it off.
I hope you'll come and play TIC-TAC-TOE with us this week

I'd like to enter the following challenges.... USE BLACK BLACK AS MAIN COLOUR SHABBY CHIC DARK/GOTHIC OR SPOOKY
thanks for visiting BDx


  1. Wow - looks wonderful. Its hard to imagine it was pink in the beginning. Amazing musical jewelry box.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy.

    Hugs and smiles


  2. OMG, this piece is FANTASTIC!! It looks like aged wood, and your colors are fabulous. No way would I have ever guessed it started out pink. The transformation is amazing!!

  3. Oops, I was so smitten with this piece that I forgot to thank you for playing along with us at Tuesday Alchemy! LOL!

  4. omg BD you are amazing! I totally love this piece what a fabulous transformation, Thank you su much for sharing it with us at Tuesday alchemy xxxxx

  5. Exquisite piece! Amazing work :)

  6. Wow! This is absolutely amazing, what a gorgeous work of art. Thank you for joining in with the Happy Campers Challenge
    Lindsay xx

  7. You always manage to make your projects so pretty and this is not an exception!

  8. Wonderful make over of your pink box. I love the raven stamp on the top and how he stands on the letter M. Wouldn't mind this one myself to be honest!!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card again and we do hope we'll keep seeing you.

  9. Again you have outdone yourself with this fabulous creation.. just gorgeous! So glad you joined us at Anything But a Card!