Monday 27 September 2010

The last DT BLOG HOP of the current term at SMEARED INK

I have had so much fun on the design team for SMEARED INK that i am rather sad to say that this is the last blog hop for the current DT. As from October 1st there will be a new DT with some new faces and some old ones......

We were challenged to make something using stamps from at least 3 of the SMEARED INK sets...or 3 different images..... i cant remember how many images i have used but i used images from.......................

As death.

Quoth the raven,

Holy city and

Killer bo peep....... 4 of the rubber sets.

As nearly everyone knows i am a POE freak..... so he had to be in it..... and graves, skulls, ravens, death.... everything i am so 'into'!

This is a 10 inch diameter canvas.... a large piece for me..... although i am getting used to working 'larger ' now..... i collaged lots and lots of stamped images.... and used only black ink.... charcoal grey water colour and chinese white inktense pencil.

I used 3 coats of sealer and bound the edge of the cavas with black satin ribbon, glued and held firm with upholsterers headed pins.

It doesnt show well but everything has a wonderful texture to it.... i am really quite pleased with how it turned out.... although it took ages to complete!Now you need to visit all the other DT blogs..... any order you fancy, jump in.... but dont miss any of them, cos quite honestly you'll be missing great art..... these girls really know how to stamp in unique and wonderful ways.

Black Dragon YOU ARE HERE!!!

I hope you like my canvas.... i thought i'd include a few close ups so you can see the great stamped images ..... and you guys here in the UK should very soon be able to buy these SMEARED INK SETS from a UK retailer... how great is that!?

Thank you for visiting... enjoy the hop.... love lynx


  1. Gorgeous project Lynn I love the faded effect. I share my birthday with Edgar Allan Poe x Deep thinking, mysterious, dark must be characteristics of the day x Hugs Pascale

  2. Hiya Lyn. What an amazing canvass this is. You simply amaze me everytime I see your works of art. You are one amazing ARTIST Lyn. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  3. Lynx, that is TOTALLY FREAKIN AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! I want it, I would so hang that on any wall in any house!!!!! You are amazing my friend!!!

  4. Lynx, this is TOTALLY STUNNING!!!!!!!!!! I am willing to fight Kelli for it! ;} Really, really incredible. I had envisioned doing something like this, but didn't have time to complete I am lad I didn't atempt it, 'cause I don't think it would have been this remarkable!

  5. Quite exquisite! I can't even imagine how much work went into this! Holy crow! How 'bout we just bow to eachother in unison? Great job, my dark friend! I am always inspired by your work!

  6. Really BD? This one is sooooo perfect! I hardly have the words to express how perfect it is! The size is wonderful. It really is a work of art. You are amazing!!

  7. Well best bud you did it again a truly perfect piece of art. It looks awesome in the picture but so much better in real life. I am so lucky to see your awesome art in the flesh
    Luv Jane xxx

  8. Hey Girl - this is UNBELIEVABLE!! Such work and intense dedication went into this!!!

    It's simply gorgeous and I hope you've found a fabulous place to hang it!!

    Seriously amazing!!!


  9. I am speechless!!!! I can't stop looking at all the little elements. I need to take a trip down your way and see this in the flesh !!!!
    H xxx

  10. oh wow BD way to go girl, thats so fantastic i love it...

  11. as always I love your stuff! such a great combo!

  12. Oh My...not only are your colorful pieces exquisite, but you rock the black and white too!! The texture on the closeups is amazing!! SO, how much would you charge me to make me one? Maybe we can set up a

  13. That's totally freaking amazing! All the hard work shows in the details. I so wish I could see this in person.

  14. How frickin' cool is this!!!! I am no good at collage things but you are awesome! I could look at this for's just beautiful. You are an amazing artist! tOri