Tuesday 29 March 2011


Welcome to the final blog hop for this DT at SMEARED INK. We have 4 NEW DIGI SETS being released to day and 3 SINGLE DIGIS........ i was given OCTOBAT to work with and as an added challenge we were asked to use stamps from at least another 2 SMEARED INK SETS. The new challenge at TRY IT ON TUESDAY is to alter a frame.... so i combined my 2 DT projects into one..... sorry guys but i have very limited time and both projects gelled so well!The frame is actually a stretched canvas that i have turned over, i made sculpture paper and covered the edges of the 'frame'..... i used black paint, copper and gold metallic rubbing paste to high light the creases. I made corners and covered them with sculpture paper.... rubbed them with bronze paste and added green 'n' gold studs..... these i glued on...... so thats the challenge at TRY IT ON TUESDAY..... please play along if you can. NOW.... back to the blog hop...... Here is the list of blogs you need to visit.... and i promise you , you'll be stunned at what they have created. Smudgy Antics http://smudgyantics.blogspot.com/ Terra http://www.moresmearedink.blogspot.com/ Tori http://ndustrial-lemon.blogspot.com/ Alison http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/ Kelli http://cajunstampingqueen.blogspot.com/ Black Dragon http://lynsblogger.blogspot.com/ Kapree http://kc-consultant.blogspot.com/ Lady Brayton http://www.ladybrayton71.blogspot.com/ Meredith http://www.papercanteen.com/ Lisa http://www.ldfdesign.blogspot.com/ Alex January Guest http://www.paperandstring.blogspot.com/ Jane February Guest http://jcocraft.blogspot.com/ Sugar March Guest http://sugscardsnmore.blogspot.com/ Below are close up pics of my creation..... this was a time consuming labour of love.... and i managed to use stamps from another 6... yep i said 6 SMEARED INK SETS...... The image i used comes from the new CREATURE FEATURE digi set.... The word OBSESSION and the FLYING HEARTS are from WINGED HEART digi set, The twiggy branches are part of a nymph from the rubber NYMPHS SET, The wire mesh in the background is from QUOTE THE RAVEN rubber set, The crosses are from the digi set GLAM VAMPS, The raven flying across the moon is from the rubber HOLY CITY set, and finally THE thorns around the edge are from the rubber FAES set.

The photos dont show it very well but there are layers and depth ... the main image is on acetate supports.... as are some of the winged hearts.... as i am a techno-idiot all the digi stuff is printed out then cut and pasted together....

i used promarkers to colour all the images.... various colours of ink for the background.....

and lots of very fussy cutting to make everything work as i wanted it to.

Enjoy the hop.... please visit us at the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM and at the DT BLOG.... THANK YOU FOR VISITING ME.... SORRY IF I'VE BORED YOU TO DEATH!

I shall enter this piece of wall art into the following challenges.... http://ccmspotlight.blogspot.com/ DECOUPAGE..... lots on here.... http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/ USE A DIGI.... lots of digis! http://theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/ PINK, YELLOW AND GREEN .... hope adding brown and black is ok? http:/ http://www.bellichallenge.blogspot.com/ 'C' IS FOR..... canvas, crosses, chipboard corners and cracked hearts. http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/ UP IN THE AIR.... octobat flies...as do the hearts and the raven. http://sarahhurleychallenges.blogspot.com/ GREEN... lots of green here... http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ 'U' IS FOR UP IN THE AIR.... as the one before last... http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com/ GREEN AND PINK... this piece is mainly pink and green..... http://www.makeitcolourful.com/category/challenges COLOURING BACKGROUNDS.... mine is done with ink. Love lynx

Wednesday 23 March 2011


Wednesday is my day on the DT blog at SMEARED INK..... it would be great if you can go, take a look and become a follower..... please? ( click on the title of this post..... there is some really inspiring stuff on there!)
I have been having POE withdrawal symptons.... and after seeing the great sketch at CREATE4FUN, i thought i'd do another 'wall-art' piece.
I have used POE from QUOTE THE RAVEN, and 3 images from HOLY CITY.... all from SMEARED INK of cause.

I stamped and masked Poe, on a piece of very thick board from the back of a watercolour pad,and over stamped with a grave stamp.... i coloured it with ink then i triple embossed it to make a tile. I covered 2 other squares of the board with faric and stamped on them... i washed over those with ink too.... and distressed and aged the edges.

I used a double page i had removed from the Poe book i am altering, and cut a circle, inked and distressed . I used screw style brads.... and metal photo corners..... i made the 3 cameo thingies.... added the words 'love and dream', and used 2 bits of off cut wall paper for my backings.... both aged and distressed....alot!

I shall enter this in the following challenges....

http://create4fun-challenge.blogspot.com/ ..... SKETCH .... i used this sketch and might use it again sometime!
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/ .... SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS.

http://takeaword.blogspot.com/ ...ARCHITECTURE

http://theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/ .... VINTAGE

http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/ ...ANYTHING BUT A CARD

http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/ .... MASCULINE

http://www.ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/ ....RECYCLE/REUSE/ SOMETHING YOU'D THROW AWAY.

http://www.ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/ ... ANYTHING BUT A CARD

http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/.... ANYTHING GOES

http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/ ....RIBBON BUT NO BOWS OR KNOTS.

Thanks for visiting.... hope to see you on the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM and a comment on the SMEARED INK DT BLOG would be much appriciated.... love lynx

Sunday 20 March 2011


It's monday and we have a brand new challenge for you..... ands its......
................................................................"Dastardly Divas!"
You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based project that includes a diva.
We want to see women who still look fabulous even when performing acts so vile and vicious that Dracula himself would blush. Lipgloss and bloodlust, it's a winning combination!
We also have the PERFECT sponsor for this challenge! Barbara Jensen is an artist who creates digi stamps, clip art, tubes and other exquisite goodies to play with. The winner of this challenge will be chosen by Barbara herself, and you'll get to choose any THREE of her digi stamps as your prize!
I was given IVY to work with....... and started off thinking...'poison'.... but decided to do (Pagan)Eostra, as yesterday was the 1st day of spring.

I had a wooden sun/flower shaped mirror waiting to be altered.....i removed the mirror, painted the frame , green, then sponged dark green and black over it once dry. The centre circle is stamped coloured and triple embossed.... the stone circle stamp is from Non- sequitur, i covered chipboard letters in sculpture paper i made, and cut tiny flowers from it.

I used 'silk' ivy leaves to cover most of the frame..... if you look closely there are also some tiny 'gold' metal leaves, gems, and glass-like flowers .....................

Ivy doesnt look 'DASTERDLY' but most people.... (not me i hasten to add as i am a closet Pagan) seem a little worried by Paganism, and associate it purely with the occult and witchcraft.
I hope you can find time to play along with us this week..
and i shall enter this into the following challenges,

http://opus-gluei.blogspot.com/ .....SPRINGTIME

http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ .... WELCOME SPRING

http://stampwithsarahkay.blogspot.com/ .... SPRING OR EASTER

http://jffchallenge.blogspot.com/ .... A DIFFERENT FORMAT

http://stampinsanity.com/ ..... POT OF GOLD

http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/ ...EMBOSSING

http://colourcreatechallenge.blogspot.com/ ...GREENS, OLIVE, BROWN AND BLACK WITH OPTIONAL LEAVES.

http://craftypurplefrogchallenges.blogspot.com/ ....GREEN

http://mamidoodles.blogspot.com/search?label=challenge.... CELEBRATE SPRING

http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/ ... SPRING

http://creativefriday.blogspot.com/ ...SPRING AWAKENING

http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com/ ...PINK AND GREEN

http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ ...ANYTHING BUT A CARD

http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ ......USE A DIGI

http://www.alyssundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ ....SPRING THEMED

http://diekreativenstempelfreunde.blogspot.com/ ...SPRING

http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/ ...EMBOSSING

http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/ ...SHOW A WORD.

http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/ ...EASTER TIME

thanks for visiting, love lynx

Wednesday 16 March 2011


I wanted so much to get something done for my DT spot at TRY IT ON TUESDAY but i didnt get it finished, so i have teamed it with todays SMEARED INK dt post.
Try it on tuesday has CHOCOLATE as the new challenge....so i used shades of brown, creamy vanilla and a minty green.
The victorian ladies and gents are SMEARED INK http://smudgyantics.blogspot.com/ SMITTEN digi stamps. This wall-art piece is made up of 16x 2 &1/2inch squares..... 3 of the squares are fabric covered, the other 13 are all stamped and decorated. I used loads of stamps but they are mainly from DESTEMPELWINKEL.

I have used ink, acrylic paint, alcohol ink and promarkers.
The ladies and gents are coloured with promarkers.

There is lace....lots of it.....gems, pearls,ribbon, brads, broken jewelry, bits and bobs i had laying around....i hate to waste anything.
I have reused mount board as the backing for the individual squares.

I made 2 different sorts of flowers using scraps of silk and taffeta, with pearly brads in the middle. The flower at the top has 2 layers.... and the leaves and bobbly bits are rescued from last years christmas crackers.
If you can see the images in the background, you'll see they are of LONDON .
I hope you can join in with the challenge at TRY IT ON TUESDAY and come and visit the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM and DT BLOG there.
This has no 'nasties' on it.... no Ravens, no Poe, no Skulls..... nothing that i usually use.
I shall enter it into the following challenges..... lots of them.....
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/ GLITTER AND GEMS .... both used!

http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/ GO GREEN...THE COLOUR OR RECYCLE...... much of my materials are reused.

http://opus-gluei.blogspot.com/ IF ITS IN REACH... ITS FAIR GAME. ..... yep i reached everything!

http://gingerloftchallenge.blogspot.com/ FLOWERS .... 2x handmade... and others!

http://irishteddys.blogspot.com/ VINTAGE DRESS ..... this digi set is beautifullt vintage.

http://ccmspotlight.blogspot.com/ MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND PAPERS..... all the backgrounds are made by or altered by me.

http://diekreativenstempelfreunde.blogspot.com/ LACE ....the whole piece is edged in lace.

http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/ FABRIC...3x fabric covered squares, and fabric flowers

http://crazychallenge.blogspot.com/ EYELETS OR BRADS..... just brads... some covered in sculpture paper i made, others with pearl centres.... key and lock.... plus others for fixings.

http://lollipopcrafts.blogspot.com/ LACE

http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/ FLOWERS

http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ KEYS ..... some stamped on the background... and metal ones on the image of the tower of london.

http://www.citycrafter.blogspot.com/ CROWNS ..... stamped on the backgrounds.

http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/ LACE

http://cardsundmore-challengeblog.blogspot.com/ CORNERS AND EDGES.... all my squares have distressed, inked, painted and or decorated edges. The outside edge is decorated with lace. every square has at least one corner decorated with pearls.

http://scrapbooksisters.blogspot.com/ SPRING FLOWERS

http://www.bellichallenge.blogspot.com/ THE LETTER 'C'.....collage, chocolate colour, chains, charms...might be more!

http://sugarcreekhollow.blogspot.com/ HANDMADE FLOWER

http://www.ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/ FABRIC

http://www.totallygorjuss.blogspot.com/ PEARLS AND LACE.... yes loads.... and loads!
Thanks for taking time to visit me... and to read this awfully long post.... sorry!
love lynx

Monday 14 March 2011


HEY!!!! Its monday and i'm actually posting MACABRE MONDAYS new challenge!
... your challenge this week: is................

"Alas, poor Yorick!"

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based skullified project in a suitably macabre fashion.
Skulls, skulls, and more skulls!
Images, papers, embellishments, fragments!
Use 'em if you've got 'em!

We are being sponsored this week by our own CREEPY GLOWBUGG.... $20 to spend in her ETSY STORE..... COFFIN EARRINGS!! CREEPY CUTE AT ITS BEST!

Heres what i came up with this week.... 2 pendants/necklaces.
The pendants have stamped images, coloured with promarkers, that i have mounted into reclaimed mounts... and then glazed with diamond glaze.

Just incase you're wondering..... i cracked the glaze on both to make 'em look 'old'.... when i dont want to crack my glaze it happens easily... with these... especially the adult skull... i actually had to hit it with a hammer!

Both necklaces are made using lovely vintage green glass beads,& olde gold coloured chain.

I hope you can join us this week.... SKULLS ARE ONE OF MY FAVOURITES!

I shall also enter these necklaces into the following challenges.... most of them being GREEN...... SO HOPEFULLY THEY'LL BE ACCEPTABLE.

http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com// GREEN ...background and beads

http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com/ GREEN ....as above

http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/ RECYCLING ....vintage beads/chain and mounts all reused.

http://stampinsanity.com/ POP OF GREEN..... i hope the background of the adult skull 'pops'.

http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/ GREEN.... as above

http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/ GREEN ....ditto above

http://ecpchallenges.blogspot.com/ GREEN....and again

http://raisethebarchallenge.blogspot.com/ G.R.E.E.N..... Golden chain, Rondelles, Emerald beads, Eco-friendly and Necklace..... i had other words to fit but didnt want to offend anyone!
Thanks for visiting me today.... hope you can join in with us at MACABRE MONDAYS....
love lynx

Thursday 10 March 2011

Smeared and smudged blog members hop and a very late MACABRE MONDAY

Firstly i need to say i'm so sorry that my DT piece for MACABRE MONDAYS didnt go up.... i have put it at the bottom of this post.

Today we at the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM are having our March blog hop, and the theme is BROWN and GREEN.

I have made another mixed media piece of wall art.

I have used lots of 'stuff'....... sculpture paper i made, images from SMEARED INK i stamped onto pages from an E.A POE book that i'm altering.... very slowly..... rusty metal, washers, so much 'stuff' that most people would call junk!

The list of blogs is below, and if you leave a comment on every blog you are in the drawer for a brilliant STRANGE SKIN DIGI IMAGE.

NOW..... i'll also show you my Macabre monday piece.... our theme is TOE TAGS AND BODY BAGS.......http://haunteddesignhouse.blogspot.com/

I thought i'd alter this cute little bag..... it is just big enough for a purse and a packet of ciggies.... oh dear you can tell this dragon still smokes!

The skull is from SMEARED INK..... the AS DEATH set. Sorry about such a long post but things have been crazy here this week.... and i am just about dead on my feet.... i didnt know i could feel this bad!
I hope you enjoy the blog hop and find loads of inspiration.
Thank you for visiting me... love lynx

Sunday 6 March 2011

Delicious doodles.... 2days late!

Ok.... how i forgot to put this up i dont know! But i did.... so sorry to everyone at DELICIOUS DOODLES..... we have a new challenge for you...it started FRIDAY..... and its to MAKE THE CARD YOU'D WANT TO RECEIVE. I used a variety of TERI's images...5 to be exact.... and as i am a computer idiot i had to print each one out the cut and paste 'em all together! I used shades of brown and black/grey.... heat embossed some of the cogs with copper/ verdigri embossing powers, MS punch, black card stock, and copper rub-on creme. I really dont like making cards but i actually enjoyed making this..... apart from all thr 'fussy-cutting' i had to do...but i think it looks fairly ok.
I shall enter this into the following challenges....

http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/ ANYTHING GOES.

http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/ GOTHIC

http://www.rileyandco.blogspot.com/ BROWN +ONE OTHER COLOUR ...all done in shades of browm and black/grey..... white and flesh tones.

http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/ WINGS ....on the BATTERFLY

http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/ SHABBY CHIC/VINTAGE

http://craftypurplefrogchallenges.blogspot.com/ THINGS WITH WINGS

http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/ MORE THAN ONE FOLD.... THIS IS AN EASEL CARD

http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com/ EMBOSSING AND OR PAPER PIECING

http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/ DIGI ..........5 x digis!

http://www.makeitcolourful.com/category/challenges SHOW SHINE IN YOUR COLOURING

http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ BLACK WHITE AND ONE OTHER COLOUR..... shades of brown and black/grey... plus flesh tones.
Thanks for visiting me love lynx