Thursday 12 May 2011


Smeared and Smudged is the ning group for and the sister site of Smeared Ink. They have monthly challenges with prizes and a monthly member blog hop. You do not need to use or own Smeared Ink Stamps to join in the fun. The only requirement is to use a stamped image somewhere on your project.
This month's theme for the hop was technique. We were challenged to use a technique we have never tried before...or to use a technique that we are really awesome at.
( i borrowed this eloquent statement from Lady B..... thank you lady!)

I had a long think about this .....and decided to make some canvas roses.... i've never made these before....but they were dead easy and quick and i found i can make 'em out of other fabrics.... great when i need the hard to find black flowers i love so much.... paper and card.

This is another of my 'made from scratch books'....... this one has a sewing theme.... the covers are covered in recycled suede....

the image is stamped onto the same recycled canvas as the flowers are made from, as are the little cotton 'cards'....

below is a list of blogs to can go in any order you want, but be sure to visit 'em all as we have all done something different.....Kelli is 1st on the list and beat me to choosing 'Masking'.... one of the few things i am any good at...... but because of that i have learned something new.... and dont tell anyone but i do like flowers!

Lady Brayton
Black Dragon

Below are a couple of the pages of my book..... these are the only two i have done....

i've used stamped images, diecuts....hand made fabric flower, pictures and text from a 1935 book of needlecraft.
I am sure over the next few weeks there will be more pages to share with you.

I'll enter this into the following challenges.... MOTHERS DAY OR GIRLY CREATIONS ...its girly TAKE INSPIRATION FROM THE PHOTO PROVIDED / RUFFLES. ..... i've used lace across the book front and ruffled it. ANYTHING GOES. MORE THAN ONE FOLD. ...its a there are lots of folds inside.... does this count? FLOWERS ANYTHING GOES + A BUTTERFLY. FAVOURITE EMBELLISHMENTS .....handmade flowers are becoming a firm favourite..... but i love bits and pieces..... pins, buttons etc FOR A MUM VINTAGE OR DISTRESSED LACE DISTRESSING LETS FEEL IT ....its very tactile... i love suede! THE LETTER 'S' .... suede, sewing, sewing machine,to name a few...... and the aim is to use up old stuff..... its all recycled. DIES AND PUNCHES BROWN DIECUTS RECYCLE .... NEARLY EVERYTHING FOR THIS BOOK IS RECYCLED.

Thanks for visiting me lynx


  1. WOW Lyn, what can I say, except that you never crease to amaze me with your brilliant creative mind, and the fantastic work that you produce, I am in AWE of you my friend. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xx

  2. great flowers! love the sewing theme, everything has that great vintage look.

  3. I am completely loving this book so far and have to agree that the flowers are amazing!!!!

  4. You do vintage as well as you do macabre! You are one talented lady indeed! I must learn how to make those flowers...did you say you were going to do a tutorial in the near future? Pretty please?

  5. WOW! I love it, the vintage feel and the flowers are awesome. Fabulous job! TFS

  6. I love your book the flowers look amazing fantastic work as always best bud
    Luv Jane xxx

  7. that is wicked and sooo elegant! love iT!!

  8. Oh WOW Lyn, this is gorgeous and very tactile. Your flowers are fab. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
    Christine xx

  9. What a gorgeous card!!! I LOVE the canvas roses :-) Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card his week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

  10. WOW, really different and a great take on the challenge, Thanks for joining us
    hugs Samantha Top Tip Tuesday :0)

  11. This is really cute! I love how you have reused so much :) Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff

  12. Sooo kreative...TFS...just became a follower...hope you do the same..

  13. Is there anything you can't make look gorgeous! x

  14. Wonderful creation.... I love making these roses too. Super thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

  15. Just stunning, love all the texture and the roses are amazing. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge and good luck
    Claire xx

  16. Your made from scratch book is stunning. Love all the layers of wonderful embellishments. The canvas roses are pretty dang cool! Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  17. Very interesting. Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.


  18. oh these are brilliant love those roses,bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cheryl xx

  19. wow! Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts! ;)

  20. Now that is stunning, love all the testures and your roses are great. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jenny x

  21. Love all your "s"s. Love the canvas flowers. Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

  22. Wow I do love this beautiful card. The lovely altered elements are Wonderful!! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

  23. I don't know what a scratch book is, but think this is just gorgeous. Love your canvas roses...and everything else. Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff's Reduce, Re-use, Recycle challenge this week, hope you see you back again. Hugs lin

  24. Fabulous creations, the roses are great. love all the embellishments too. Thank you for joining in with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jen x

  25. Fabulus book !! I love everything about this ,,, brilliant !! :-) the other 2 are fantastic too !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  26. Love the roses. Beautiful card.

  27. I want to know how to make those flowers!! The entire project is gorgeous.....thanx so much.

  28. nice flowers
    love the soft colors

  29. Hi - this is great - haven't tried making those roses yet either but keep seeing em everywhere so gonna have to have a go...did you follow a tutorial from anywhere? Esther x

  30. Cool flowers! I haven't tried canvas either. I just LOVE the little floss spools!!