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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Day 7: 12 Days of Creepmas with Smeared & Smudged!

Season's Greetings!

I'm embracing my darker side this year and participating in Smeared and Smudged forum's annual 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop as a Jolly Blogger!  Here's my card for today...who knew Creepmas could be so elegant ;0)

I won Smudgy Antics Distress It Challenge, Yippie :0)
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A Formal Creepmas

Today is Smeared Ink Day which means we are challenged to use only Smeared Ink images in our creations!  So I used Smeared Inks' 'Deer Skull - Gothic Christmas' rubber stamp and created this elegant card that would be suitable for a formal Creepmas event, don't you think!  I painted a panel of white cardstock with metallic Brushed Pewter Distress Stain and stamped the image with Black StazOn ink.  The strand of lights were coloured with a red Prismacolor pencil and coated with Judikins Diamond Glaze for the glass-like dimensional effect.  The panel edges were distressed with Tim's distresser tool and distressed with Black Soot Distress ink.  I layered the panel onto a deep red mat and then cut a mat from a beautiful silver foil and black flocked gift wrap I'd saved from a present I'd received many moons ago...I knew I'd use it one of these days LOL!  I made a bow from black sheer organza ribbon, cut a length of extra ribbon and crinkled both with my heat gun.  I wrapped the ribbon around the stamped panel and adhered the ends to the back of the red mat with double sided tape and the bow with a glue dot.  Everything was then adhered to a black folded card with craft glue.


I've entered this one in the following challenge:
 Smudgy Antics - Distress It

Thank you for visiting and leaving me all your wonderful comments!  I love hearing from you :0)
Enjoy the rest of your Creepmas blog hop!

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

16 comments:

  1. Great card Leigh...love the bloodred Christmas bulbs. Thanks for sharing your darkside of art with us!

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  2. Beautifully done. Love your technique here. nice.
    susan s.

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  3. Nice distressing - this turned out great!
    hugs,
    Joyce

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  4. extremely classy Creepmas card! Love it!

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  5. Gorgeous! LOVE those lights, so cool. And don't you love when you use up some of the old stuff you've been saving? :)

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  6. Hi me again

    Thanks for sharing at smudgy antics

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  7. Love your layered card and christmas lights!!

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  8. Very elegant indeed and I love the glossy accents on the lights :-)

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    1. Oooh - forgot to say...thank you for playing along at Smudgy Antics xxxx

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  9. Love this! Certainly my kind of Christmas card :D Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics xx

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  10. Gorgeous! Love the grey with the pop of red, and that foil you've been saving is perfect.

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  11. This is really awesome love that back ground, love how you did the lights! Thanks for playing at Smudgy Antics!
    Peace,
    Kristy
    (SA DT)

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  12. LOVE this, those lights really stand out from the gothic inspired BG. Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics this week

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  13. lovely and gothic. Thank you for playing at Smudgy Antics!

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Leigh S-B

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