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Friday, January 31, 2014

"Alice of Hearts" Art Journal Page 5 for Smeared & Smudged!

Howzit Everyone!
Here's my 5th Art Journal page for the week long KICKSTART YOUR ART - Art Journal Every Day challenge with Smeared and Smudged!

Day 5 of KICKSTART YOUR ART
Today's Challenge: 
SCRAP BACKGROUND


"Alice of Hearts" Art Journal Page 5

Ha ha, today's challenge didn't steer me away from my Alice In Wonderland theme ;0)
For my background I stitched together some scrap cardstock in various shades of pink and white and took a photo of it.  I was then able to combine it with my digi coloured image of Smeared Ink's Cheshire Cat and used the same "A" and "heart" images from my last 4 pages for continuity except this time I switched their positions.  I use Photoshop CS6 for all my digi artwork.
FYI, the heart is from Heart Wings which is now discontinued and is available as a rubber set only in the Smeared Ink Rubber Club!  Can't wait to see what Saturday's challenge will be :0)  Also stop by tomorrow for a fabulous collaborative Smeared Ink "New Release" blog hop with the SI DT and the AJED DT! 

Have a great weekend everyone!
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Thursday, January 30, 2014

"Alice of Hearts" Art Journal Page 4 for Smeared & Smudged!

Howzit Everyone!
I'm still playing in the week long KICKSTART YOUR ART - Art Journal Every Day challenge and here's my j-page for Day 4!

Day 4 of KICKSTART YOUR ART
Today's Challenge:
Prompt: GROWTH
Use your imagination and interpret it however it suites you

"Alice of Hearts" Art Journal Page 4

I'm still going with my Alice in Wonderland theme...hahaha, so pleased with myself LOL ;0)
I used Smeared Ink's Alice digi image and the challenge prompt GROWTH is depicted in the enormous mushroom and scary plant life plus the fun warped text I added to her body to represent her growing small and large.  This time I printed the image out and coloured it with Copic markers then scanned it and completed my j-page in Photoshop.  I removed some areas of the image and grunged it up by adding in the black journaling lines and used the same "A" and "heart" images from my last 3 pages for continuity.  FYI, the heart is from Heart Wings digi set which is now discontinued and is available as a rubber set in the Smeared Ink Rubber Club!  Can't wait to see what ideas Friday will bring :0)

Thanks for taking this journey with me and leaving me your comments, I truly appreciate them :0)

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

"Alice of Hearts" Art Journal Page 3 for Smeared & Smudged!

Howzit Everyone!
Thank you for all the wonderful comments you've been leaving me over the last fews days!  I'm so glad you enjoyed our first Smeared Ink Design Team blog hop and my 2 art journal pages I've created so far in the KICKSTART YOUR ART - Art Journal Every Day challenge :0)

Now for Day 3 of KICKSTART YOUR ART!

"Alice of Hearts" - Art Journal Page 3
Today's Challenge: 
Easy Found Objects Background Technique
I wasn't sure if I'd get the time to play today and the minute I thought that I knew exactly what I wanted to create!  Don't you just love how inspiration can come just from a single thought!  I'm also pretty pleased with myself coz I still managed to stay within my own theme for my Art Journal titled "Alice of Hearts" ;0)

I like to gather unusual looking leaves and twigs and stuff so for my found object background I took a photo of 3 dried palm leaves on my terracotta tiled floor with my iPhone and then applied a texture filter to it in Photoshop CS6.

My original photo
To keep my AIW theme going I used Smeared Ink's White Rabbit digi image and coloured everything in Photoshop and used the same "A" and "heart" images from my last 2 pages.  The Heart Wings digi set is discontinued and is now only available as a rubber set in the Smeared Ink Rubber Club!  Now I wonder what tomorrow's challenge will be, stay tuned ;0)

Happy Stamping!

 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

"Alice of Hearts" Art Journal Page 2 for Smeared & Smudged!

Howzit Everyone!
It's now Day 2 of KICKSTART YOUR ART!
The Smeared and Smudged Art Journal Every Day DT are so excited to be hosting their very first week-long journal challenge extravaganza! Each morning, for seven days, they will post a journal prompt or technique for challenge participants. 
For each challenge go here and all the deets click below:

 Tuesday's Challenge: 
PROMPT: HEARTS!
This should be easy! Use whatever supplies you want. Just include an image of a heart(s) and/or journaling about a heart(s). Easy Peasy!

 "Alice of Hearts" - Art Journal Page #2

Today's challenge inspired me to create this digital art journal page.  I've decided to stay with my Alice in Wonderland playing card theme and used Smeared Ink's Queen of Hearts digi image.  I removed all the roses and added the hearts - Heart Wings discontinued digi set which is now only available in the Smeared Ink Rubber Club!  I gave the Queen a dreamy quality and left the heart roses very stark and removed lots of the main image so that there's plenty of white areas to jot down my thoughts.

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Monday, January 27, 2014

"Alice of Hearts" - Art Journal Page for Smeared and Smudged Kickstart Your Art!

Howzit Everyone!
Today was a busy a day!  To start we had our first Smeared Ink Design Team Blog Hop, click on the pic of my creation below to go see it and take the hop ;0)

http://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-vale-parts-smeared-ink-design-team.html

 Today is also Day 1 of KICKSTART YOUR ART with the Smeared and Smudged Art Journal Every Day DT! What better way to experiment with new techniques and ideas than creating your very own ART JOURNAL for 2014!

Monday's challenge is
3 PRIMARY COLOR DRIPS

 "Alice of Hearts" - Art Journal Page

 The challenge inspired me to create this digital art journal page with an Alice in Wonderland playing card theme.  The primary colours Red, Yellow and Blue definitely got me in the mood to make a Pop Art piece.  But it's supposed to be an art journal page right so of course I will be printing it out and making my own Journal to write in.  I left the images white and lightened the background so that there's still plenty of place to jot down my thoughts.

Smeared Ink images used:
Girl #4 from the Hidden digi set
Heart - Heart Wings discontinued digi set now only available in the Smeared Ink Rubber Club!
Drips - partial from the digi set Fallen
Background - "Checkered" digi paper from the Zombie Killa 12 x 12 paper pack

If you'd like to join the fun then here's the deets on how you can kickstart your art.

The Smeared and Smudged Art Journal Every Day DT are so excited to be hosting our very first week-long journal challenge extravaganza! Each morning, for seven days, we will post a journal prompt or technique for challenge participants. The participants will have until midnight to post their journal page for that day's challenge. The daily winner will be announced the next morning along with the new journal challenge. Daily prizes will vary from gift certificates to coupons to free digis.

The fun thing about it is, at the end of the seven days we will be drawing for a grand prize! In order to qualify, participants must have posted entries in all seven journal challenges.
We look forward to this week long fun fest, and we hope you can play along!!!
Join us Monday, January 27th at
http://moresmearedink.blogspot.com

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

"The Veil Parts" Smeared Ink Design Team Blog Hop #1

Howzit Everyone!
Today is our 1st Smeared Ink Design Team "one day" blog hop!  Now that the Smudgy Antics challenge blog has moved from blogger to our Smeared and Smudged forum we thought you'd still like to see our design team creations all in one place!   So we're now going to showcase our creations in a monthly design team blog hop that will take place near the end of each month and the next one will be February 24!


For this hop we're featuring our "favourite Smeared Ink images" and I must say that is was a toughie coz Smeared Ink has so many images that qualify but I managed to narrow it down to their digi image called "The Valkyries".  It is a hauntingly beautiful image and this is what I created with it.

In case you didn't know Valkyries are from Norse mythology and in Old Norse "valkyrja" means "chooser of the slain" and they decide which soldiers die in battle and which live.  I coloured the image and created my digi art in Photoshop CS6 and combined it with one of Smeared Ink's newest digi papers of trees covered in snow from the End of Year paper pack and a vintage photo of the soldiers which I found on the internet.

  My piece depicts 3 Valkyries parting the veil between their world and ours and peering down at soldiers who are unaware that their fate lies in the Valkyries hands.  Here's a closer look at the details.


Now hop on over and see what my SI teamies picked as their favourite images :0)

 photo SIMonthlyBlogHopButtonOctopus_zps8932e2f8.jpg
Black Dragon
Fiona
Shell
Leigh - You're here
Kapree
Shoni
Ike
Rocio

Today is also the beginning of new a Smeared and Smudged adventure!   It's a new year and we want to help you KICKSTART YOUR ART! What better way to experiment with new techniques and ideas than creating your very own ART JOURNAL for 2014!  Here's the deets on how you can kickstart your art.

The Smeared and Smudged Art Journal Every Day DT are so excited to be hosting our very first week-long journal challenge extravaganza! Each morning, for seven days, we will post a journal prompt or technique for challenge participants. The participants will have until midnight to post their journal page for that day's challenge. The daily winner will be announced the next morning along with the new journal challenge. Daily prizes will vary from gift certificates to coupons to free digis.

The fun thing about it is, at the end of the seven days we will be drawing for a grand prize! In order to qualify, participants must have posted entries in all seven journal challenges.
We look forward to this week long fun fest, and we hope you can play along!!!
Join us Monday, January 27th at
http://moresmearedink.blogspot.com

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

"White Nights Goth Fairy" Smeared and Smudged Rock n Rolla Challenge

Hiya Everyone!
Today I'm sharing a digi creation that was inspired by the current Rock n Rolla challenge over at the Smeared and Smudged forum!  In case you all didn't know, the forum is a great community of artists and we've got lots of fun challenges going on every single month with prizes up for grabs.  You have to be a member of the forum but it's free so come and play with us ;0)


 So back to the Rock n Rolla challenge......you are challenged to focus on finding inspiration from music videos! It's fun and makes you think out of the box.  Each month a link to a video is provided and you find something in the video that inspires you and you make a project based on that.

January's CHALLENGE:
Oh Land - White Nights

 I was inspired by the all white fairy/angel part at the beginning of the video and then the white and black geometrics about half way through.  I used one of Smeared Ink's Goth Fairies and coloured her in subtle pastel shades in Photoshop.  I erased the interior white areas on the fairy's wings and underlaid the digital images of the white feathers.  For the background I used SI's light "Checkered" digi paper from the Zombie Killa 12 x 12 paper pack and added the white decorative lines and finished with beveling and drop shadows to the fairy and wings to give her more dimension.  That really was loads of fun, it looks very Art Deco-esque ;0)

Here's a closer look at her!
Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Monday, January 20, 2014

"Look inside the eye of your mind" Keyhole digi art for the Smeared Ink design team

Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a fun and crafty weekend!  I had a blast working on my 2nd Keyhole inspired creation for Smeared Ink.


 Like a mentioned last week I'm inspired to create a series of Keyhole Art using digitally altered photos of vintage door keyholes that give you a peek into the strange world beyond.   My piece for today has you looking through the keyhole into the eye of your mind....what do you see?


I digitally altered another photo of a real door keyhole and the fabulous image seen through the keyhole is Smeared Ink's Specimen Jar Man which I coloured in Photoshop CS6.  I also used their fab light "Checkered" digi paper from the Zombie Killa 12 x 12 paper pack for my background.  I'm really thrilled with how this one turned out ;0)

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week..I'm having a root canal done this afternoon, ugh, I'll just close my eyes and mentally design my next Keyhole creation ;0)
 
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

Monday, January 13, 2014

"Poe Weeps Alone" A dark Valentine for the Smeared Ink DT!

Happy New Year Everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!  I've had a fabulous vacation and now here's my first project for 2014!  I'm thrilled to be on the Smeared Ink design team for the new year and this year I'm inspired to create a series of Keyhole creations using digitally altered photos of vintage door keyholes that give you a peek into a strange world beyond.   So here's a rather dark Poe inspired Valentine for you featuring Smeared Ink's Poe stamp from their exclusive rubber club set 'Quoth The Raven'.


I stamped the image of Poe and coloured it with Copic markers, scanned it and then merged it with the digitally altered photo of a vintage heart shaped door keyhole.  The photo manipulation and my completed creation was designed in Photoshop CS6.

I've entered this one into the Anything Poes challenge quest #28 over at Quoth the Raven ;0)

...just a note about stamping and scanning...many stamp companies and some of Smeared Ink's Rubber Club artists don't allow you to stamp, scan and then digitally alter the images so just be aware of each companies policies.

In case you missed the news about our Smudgy Antics challenge blog here's the scoop....
We have bid a fond farewell to our Smudgy Antics Challenge blog and have moved the challenges  back home to the Smeared and Smudged Forum to join all of the other fun challenges and events that are going on there every week!  The Smudgy Antics Challenges are "Anything Goes" all the time and can be found in "The Challenger" group on the forum and we will continue to offer a prize from the Smeared Ink shop!  Membership to the Smeared and Smudged forum is free so hope to see you there!
 
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents
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