Thursday, 1 September 2011


We have a great challenge going on the SMUDGY ANTIC blog at the moment...... so hurry, hurry, any of you who like to do something that little bit different..... as the theme is........


We're going to let you play with fire this week! Channel your inner pyro and burn, singe, or scorch a project. Or, take the challenge and use it as a theme, it's your choice.

I played with my 'burnie' tool..... and a lighter ( for the latter i did stand at the kitchen sink as i wasnt sure how quickly this old veneer would burn!)

I used the rubber set LONELY BOY, from SMEARED INK, stamped using very pale grey( i just wanted to be able to see the image) onto oak veneer ( borrowed from my grandads shed.... he used to do marquetry) cut to atc size.

I then burned all the line detail in using my 'burnie tool' with a fine point attached.... then i tried to shade in some more detail using a small ball tip...... the one of Lonely boy...alone.... sounds strange hey?.... i painted around him with cream acrylic.... as i'd boobed a bit with some of the lines.......

....and i painted in all the whites of the eyes as the oak was to dark for eye-balls.

When i'd done with my little tool.... i stood at the sink and used the lighter to burn the edges.... this wood has to be nearly antique.... it burned so fast.... glad i was at the sink!......

It would be great if you could come and join in this week but be quick...times running out!.... and somewhere on your piece you must have a SMEARED INK IMAGE....either digi or rubber.... either will do.

I shall enter this set of atcs into the following challenges.... AUTUMN COLOURS..... shades of brown (wood and burnt wood!)

 SAY IT WITH WORDS..... rest in peace lonely boy!

Well thats it.... thanks for visiting me today.... keep safe love lynx


  1. So cool! I love how you did this.:)

  2. Neat atcs great pyro and paint. thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

  3. These are fantastic. Just love them, especially the one with the gravestone - his eyes are fab. Thanks for joining us at JFF this week - these are superb. Hugs, Neet x

  4. Gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT and good luck, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  5. Nice bit of pyrography there :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Just For Fun
    Von x

  6. wow that is so cool, i like the one with the gravestone the most

  7. Great ATCs !! I dont think i would be brave enough to burn anything.. I have been known to burn boiling water ;O)lol

    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Halloween / Fall' challenge.
    Choccy x

  8. Terrific atcs and very unusual


  9. Very unusual! Love them! :)

    Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week! :)
    Lizy DT x

  10. Brilliant atcs , so different , they are fab

  11. Thanks for the smile on my face, great images.

  12. AWESOME creations - what funny cute little chaps :-)
    Ike xxx

  13. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamps R Us!

  14. LOVE your ATC! Fabulous images and great technique! Love the burning of the edges idea!

  15. This is brilliant, love the images and the way the sets works together