Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!


Happy Holidays!
~kim

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Day 12 of 12 Days of Creepmas Smeared and Smudged Smeared Ink Day

Welcome to Christmas Eve's Eve!

This is the last day of the 12 Days of Creepmas 2014, organized, hosted and sponsored by the incredible ladies at Smeared and Smudged! You can see all the details HERE at Terra's blog. Then please do hop over and check out the Smeared Ink shop, it is packed with must-haves!

The Jolly Blogger Hop roll is there to the right if you get lost along the way.

This twelfth day is also a Smeared Ink day in which we bloggers are challenged to use Smeared Ink images, rubber or digital.

And, here we go!


I found a small real life "tree" at the dollar store the other day. It is an evergreen, I think it is a Juniper, it smells wonderful. The cutting looks like a small Christmas tree. So of course, what could I possibly decorate it with???  Grumpie ornaments!



Excuse the harsh flash picture, I wanted a brighter photo of the cutie Grumpies :)

Lastly, a simple sentiment card!


The Steampunk Reindeer is also Smeared Ink like the Grumpie. I colored the reindeer then scanned him into the PC. I added the text digitally. The blue background I layered from photos my son took of the Grumpie tree, playing with long exposures.


I hope this made you smile! I had a blast with Creepmas though it seemed a bit more crazy that 31 Days of Halloween. Just the Season I suppose!

Season's Creepings, may all your dark art shine on into 2015 and beyond!

I thank you truly for all your awesome visits and kind words along the way and sharing your precious time to follow all of the bloggers on this amazing journey!

~great hugs~

~kim

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Day 11~Creepmas 2014~Smeared and Smudged~Bahh HumBugg

Welcome to Day 11 of the 12 Days of Creepmas organized by the wonderfully creepy Smeared and Smudged!

If you have been following along or even if you just discovered us, follow the hop roll on the side there. All the fabulous artists are guaranteed to present some wonderfully creepy art that will present an alternate holiday spin!

You can see all the details at Terra's blog HERE, and maybe even visit the fabulous shop, Smeared Ink, to indulge your darker side :)  Leave some comment love along the hop and you just might win a holiday treat, pop over and see the rules and cool stuff on Terra's blog.


Today I colored a wicked image by Rick St. Dennis, Creepmas Tree Monster. You can see it HERE at his Zibbet shop.

"The Spirit of Bahhh Humbugg", subtitled "Don't look for the guy in the red suit. I ate him!"


I colored this wicked tree then scanned it. I layered the image in Photoshop Elements onto a background I made with free use images from Pixabay.


Bahhh Humbugg

Happy Creepmas!
~kim

Bring on the Grumpies, get ready for the last day, Day 12 of Creepmas 2014, on December 23, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

LOC Challenge #59~Delicious Doodles & Smeared Ink~Winter Fairy~12 Days of Creepmas

Welcome to a most welcomed Friday!

So happy the weekend is almost here, how about you?

Today brings the newest Left Of Center Challenge #59, you can see all the inspiration from the DT HERE.  This is a longer joint challenge that covers two weeks. Our sponsors are Delicious Doodles and Smeared Ink.

Today also brings Day 10 of Smeared and Smudged, 12 Days of Creepmas. You can see all the details at Terra's blog, HERE. The Jolly Hopper blog roll is there to the right side of this page in case you get lost along the way.


Really hoping you make a bit of time for yourself and craft something wonderful to share!

For my project I used a beautiful image provided by Smeared Ink, Wistful Fairy~French Fairies.

I made the setting Winter and moody, hope you like it!


To keep the darker feel, I used gray markers and Black Soot Distress Ink.  To add the winter sparkle I used foil on her wings and the mystical tree on each side of her.


I used a Perfect Medium bullet point pen to draw onto the paper, then applied Ranger Sticky embossing powder. This powder is lots of fun, and the foil technique is the one I learned and used HERE on my tag for Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of 2014 Challenge.


I took several photos, rotating the canvas to show the sparkle:)



Please click the pictures if you'd like to see them bigger!




Thanks so much for looking and I hope you can find some time to Hop along 12 Days of Creepmas, I am sure you will not be disappointed. Also link up your projects with us at Left of Center, we would love to see what you make, maybe your can win something too!

Have a great day!
~kim

I am sharing this at Smudgy Antics:Anything Goes using a Smeared Ink stamp, rubber or digi.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Emerging~Day 9 12 Days Of Creepmas 2014~Smeared Ink Day

Wicked Wednesday!


Day 9 of 12 Days of Creepmas! The end is closer and closer and I am stilllllll not ready......

If you have been following along you know this is the fun creepy alternative take on 12 Days of Christmas. If you follow along on the Jolly Blogger Hop on the sidebar, I am 100% sure you will see the season a tad differently!

See all the creepy holiday wonderfulness along this Hop organized by Smeared and Smudged. You can find the specific details HERE at Terra's Blog. The Jolly Blogger Hop list is there on the side.

Today is also a Smeared Ink day, where Jolly Bloggers are challenged to use a Smeared Ink stamp, rubber or digi.


And in the truest spirit of this day, a creepy, not really, skull ornament! I used the Emerging digital stamp from Smeared Ink, that was given to the Wicked Bloggers from 31 Days of Halloween 2014, thanks so much!!

Please click the photos to see a bigger version:)



I printed the image on Core'dinations card stock. It is colored with Distress Ink Vintage Photo and a water brush.



The green foliage I used Bic Mark It pens.

The substrate is chipboard. I die cut it with the Tim Holtz mini cabinet card die. I inked it with Distress Ink Barn Door. Then I used the Holtz Harlequin stencil and black embossing powder, I love the diamonds :)

I edged the cabinet card with Distress Ink Black Soot. The black lace hanger is nylon hem tape from the sewing department at Wal-Mart. I like to save pennies where I can so I can buy the good stuff like dies and stencils :)


Happy Hopping, enjoy the trip it is fantastic!

~hugs~
~kim


Monday, December 15, 2014

Day 8~Mindful~12 Days of Creepmas~Smeared and Smudged~

Monday Monday

Day 8 of 12 Days of Creepmas! The end is near.....

If you have been following along you know this is the fun creepy alternative take on 12 Days of Christmas. If you follow along on the Jolly Blogger Hop on the sidebar, I am 100% sure you will see the season a tad differently!

See all the creepy holiday wonderfulness along this Hop organized by Smeared and Smudged. You can find the specific details HERE at Terra's Blog. The Jolly Blogger Hop list is there on the side.

I made an ornament for this day. Hope you like it!

Please click the photos to see a bigger version:)

Witching Hour and ever Mindful the days of the Year are ticking by....



2014 is soon to be history...




I just really wanted to play with some paperclay and stamping ever since I saw Black Dragon's masterpieces of stamped clay art! You can see a recent example HERE.

I used my (only) skull stamp inked with Archival Ink and pressed it into the paperclay. I pressed firmly down to get the ink to show in all the wonderful details in this stamp. This stamp is the same one I used HERE. It is Inkadinkado Nevermore.


I inked the edges with a water brush and Distress Ink Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.  I discovered that you should not get paperclay too wet with anything, it gets mushy, d'uh! But if you go easy and let the inks dry in between layers it is much better. But it is so hard to wait I know.....

The pocket watch die cut was painted in Black Soot and embossed with Ranger Verdigris powder. I inked the edges on both sides with Archival Ink Jet Black. Then for some shine I added UTEE all around the edges.


Thank you kindly for all your wonderful comments and words of support!

Happy Creepmas!

~kim

Sunday, December 14, 2014

APCC Week 13~Bee~Altered Playing Card Challenge

Greetings this Sunday!

The week is ending or is it beginning? It is all good!

Yay! I am current with the APC Challenge! We are in week 13, half -way to 26! I love this challenge, such a fun format to play along with! You can see all the details at Claudine's blog HERE or click the Altered Playing Card Challenge button on my sidebar:)  And don't worry, you can play anytime, join us, make it a new New Years Resolution that is fun!

The theme is Bees! Such a fun theme, I really enjoyed this nice change of pace this week!

Warning! Picture heavy, told ya I had fun with this one:)

Please click each image to see it bigger.

I coated each playing card with white gesso. Then I used Distress Paint on top for the yellow and brown.


The bee is made from a Mod Podge melt and mold. I painted it with regular acrylic paint. The mesh stamp is Unity, Chicken Wire, kinda close to a honeycomb shape:)



The trellis die cut is Tim Holtz Alterations cut from Tim Holtz paper. The sentiment is also TH Remnant Rubs.




The sunflower embellie is also a Mod Podge melt and mold.


The stencil is the Tim Holtz Honeycomb. the tiny bee is a mini TH stamp, too.




I think that is about it, please let me know if you have any questions at all!

Have a super week!

~kim

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Day 7~Santa's Lost Elf~12 Days of Creepmas~Smeared and Smudged

Welcome Saturday!

At least I hope it is Saturday and Day 7 of 12 Days of Creepmas!.......anyways....

See all the creepy holiday wonderfulness along this Hop organized by Smeared and Smudged. You can find the specific details HERE at Terra's Blog. The Jolly Blogger Hop list is there on the side.

Many of the spooky digital images you see along the Hop can be found HERE in the Smeared Ink shop.

I made a hybrid piece for today. I am having fun making digital backgrounds right now. I promise I will get back to inky painty papery goodness soon!

I used the Smeared Ink Steampunk Christmas Elf and Calaveras Candles. I resized, printed and hand colored them.


When Santa is very busy as he is at this time of year, he tends to lose an Elf or two. This one is clearly up to no good. I think he is making Creepmas toys, what do you think? Or he could be doing crazy mad scientist experiments.....that is more likely now that I think about it!


Let me know what you  think, I truly love reading your comments, makes my day!

~hugs~
~kim

Friday, December 12, 2014

Left of Center #58 New Challenge Dilly Beans~Unruly PaperArts 12 Days of Christmas

Happy Happy Friday!

I have some fun things for you today, at least I hope you think it is fun!

Today starts a new Challenge at Left of Center, LOC, where you are always free to express your alternate side or stay super cute, your choice! This is Challenge #58, Anything Goes or Darkness with Dilly Beans!

Our wonderful sponsor is Dilly Beans! If you have never seen Megan's art, please check out her shop, she has so many fun images to create with! You can see her shop HERE.

Also, this week the Dilly Beans Blog Challenge Theme is Winter Holidays, so many ways to play and share your art this week!



Today is also the 12th Day for Unruly PaperArts 12 Days of Christmas Link Party



I made a hybrid canvas for my LOC DT share today. Please click the picture below to see it larger:)


I hand colored the digital stamps from Dilly Beans. Then I scanned them and saved them. Using Photoshop Elements, I created the background.

The background elements were free use papers from The Coffeeshop Blog.

I hope you can manage some Holiday craft time and link up with us at LOC, you might win some free digis from Dilly Beans!

Happy Holiday Decorating (if you are not done yet like me!)

~kim

Shared with 
Unruly PaperArts 12 Days of Christmas Link Party and 
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #25: Unusual Christmas

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Day 11 Unruly PaperArts Christmas Link Party~Newton's Nook IPC16 Christmas

Hello Again!

So happy you came by! If you are looking for my Creepmas project, please scroll down:)

This page I created to use as a gift for Christmas, shhhh don't tell anyone:)

I am sharing with Unruly PaperArts Day 11 of 12 Days of Christmas Link Party, all the fun gorgeous stuff can be found HERE.

I am also entering for the first time and sharing with Newton's Nook Inky Paw Challenge #16, Christmas.

Please click each image to see them bigger:)


The leaves and sentiment are Newton's Nook Falling into Autumn set. I love the wonderful smooth flow of these stamp shapes. The main image stamp maker I do not know. I found the stamp in a grab bag at a thrift shop. It is so gorgeous, I could not wait to use it this season:)


I like to change the angles so the light reveals the images differently. I used Archival Inks for stamping onto manilla stock and white Core'dinations.


Remember to count your blessings each day:)

~hugs~

~kim

Shared with Unruly PaperArts

and

Newton's Nook IPC16

Day 6~12 Days of Creepmas~Smeared and Smudged

Wicked Wednesday!

Day 6 of 12 Days of Creepmas 2014

It is Day 6 for the 2014 12 Days of Creepmas presented by Smeared and Smudged.For details and rules and such, written more coherently than I can do at the moment, please hop over to our dear hostess Terra's blog HERE.


Warning! Only a small amount of physical inkyness occurred during the production of this hybrid page!



My favorite grumpie is looking a bit scared and does not want to share his Smeared Ink Candy Cane!

Happy Creepmas!

~kim

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

All is Calm~Day 10 Unruly PaperArts 12 Days of Christmas Link Party

Day 10!

Yay!

This is Day 10 for Unruly PaperArts 12 Days of Christmas Link Party! Check out the fun and absolutely amazing projects! You can see it all HERE!


A card with an image from a Gecko Galz collage sheet that was given away on their Hop last October. I love the sheets, the images are amazing!



A bit closer, wanted to show the fun sparkle:)


Thanks so much for looking!

Be calm....we are almost there.......


~kim

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Merriest Wishes~Day 9 Unruly PaperArts 12 Days of Christmas Link Party

Happy Terrific Tuesday!

Welcome to Day 9 of Unruly PaperArts 12 Days of Christmas Link Party! Join us and play along. The fun can be seen HERE.

Getting so close to Day 12, wow! It has been a fun ride. almost there......



Love these simple gift tags, so fun to play! I used a Gecko Galz collage image and added some white stamped stars. 

May your wishes come true!

~kim

Seasons Creepings~Creepmas 2014~Day 5~Smeared and Smudged

Happy Tuesday!

It is Day 5 for the 2014 12 Days of Creepmas presented by Smeared and Smudged. For details and rules and such, written more eloquently than I can do, please hop over to our dear hostess Terra's blog HERE.

Today's project features digtal stamps by Rick St. Dennis, Creepmas Girl and Smeared Ink, Steampunk Christmas.



I printed all images onto Core'dinations card stock with an inkjet printer. My markers are Sharpies, Bic Mark It and Infinity.


I used Tim Holtz stencils and embossing ink for the harlequin diamonds and dot patterns and black embossing powder. The red is Distress Ink.


The Christmas trees is torn from an ad in a magazine :) The sentiment I created in Photoshop Elements.

Have a Creepy Tuesday!

~kim

Monday, December 8, 2014

Day 8 Unruly PaperArts 12 Days of Christmas Link Party

Happy Monday!

Welcome to Day 8 of Unruly PaperArts 12 Days of Christmas Link Party! Join us and play along. The fun can be seen HERE

I made a small note card using a free digital stamp by Ching-Chou Kuik, this adorable snowman sledding!


Happy Holidays!

~kim

Sunday, December 7, 2014

APCC Week 12~Day 7 12 Days of Christmas Unruly PaperArts Link Party and Altered Playing Card Challenge

Wow Sunday!

Where is the time going? Crazy crazy! If you are looking for my 12 Days of Creepmas, please scroll down or click HERE :)

Today I caught up on the Altered Playing Card Challenge hosted by the lovely Claudine Criner. This is a great challenge and you can find all the cool details HERE

My take on the Week 12 is here. I went with affirmations and reminders to hold close in this hectic Holiday Season. 

I am also playing along with Unruly PaperArts 12 Days of Christmas Link Party, this is Day 7 and this is what was on my desk this day:)

Both of these challenges can be joined by anyone at any point, so I hope you can take a look and have some fun!


Altered Playing Cards are so fun, they are small and fun to work with. They are the standard playing card size.



I used paper and tissue paper for the background and Unity Stamps. 


This background was a scrap that I was playing with, just a technique playtime. I liked it and decided it worked for me today:)



~Enjoy~

Happy Holidays!

~kim

Silent Night~Creepmas 2014~Day 4~Smeared and Smudged Smeared Ink

Welcome Sunday!

It is Day 4 for the 2014 12 Days of Creepmas presented by Smeared and Smudged. Today is also a Smeared Ink day, meaning Jolly Bloggers are asked to use stamps, rubber or digi by Smeared Ink. For details written more eloquently than I can do, please hop over to our dear hostess Terra's blog HERE.

I am also sharing this with Smudgy Antics Anything Goes Challenge this month. See the creepyness HERE.

For my Silent Night canvas I used Smeared Ink's, The Bah Humbug Tree, the Calaveras Altar Candle and a background paper by Delicious Darkness.


I printed the stamp onto white Core'dinations card stock using my inkjet printer. The sentiment I created inside Photoshop Elements. 


The images were colored with Sharpie Markers, Bic Mark Its and Infinity Permanent Markers. I really like these economical markers and there is no smearing or bleeding for me using this cardstock.

The edges of the print was toned with Black Soot Distress Ink. I used Black Soot and Antique Linen on the sentiment tag. The splatters are Distress Ink and Paint.


The cardboard substrate started as a spraying base scrap. I am very messy with spray inks, they get everywhere lol. This one I liked how the layers came up on it so I used it as my substrate.

Thanks so much for looking! When you can hop over to Smeared Ink to see all the wonderful new additions to the available stamps, so creepy good!

Don't forget, use a Smeared Ink stamp and link your creation to Smudgy Antics  Anything Goes Challenge this month!

~Sweet Dreams~

~kim


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Joy Gift Tag~Unruly PaperArts Day 6 of 12 Days of Christmas~Just Some Lines FB Challenge

Happy Saturday!

I hope you are having a super day today and I am so happy you made time to relax and blog hop!

I made a gift tag today and I am sharing it with Unruly PaperArts 12 Days of Christmas Link Up Party, please visit to see all the fun and you can join in anytime! Just link up any Holiday project you are working on. Click HERE to Hop over:)

I used this adorable sheep provided free from Just Some Lines for their Facebook Challenge.


Have a Joyful Season!



~hugs~

~kim

Friday, December 5, 2014

O Holy Night Tag~Unruly PaperArts Day 5 of 12 Days of Christmas

Yay it is Friday!

Just a sweet little post and you are on your way! Thanks so much for stopping by!

If you are looking for my 12 Days of Creepmas, please click HERE or scroll down:)

I made this tag for the Linky Party at Unruly PaperArts 12 Days of Christmas. Today is Day 5. I hope you have time to hop and see all the great projects out there!



I am not sure if I will give this tag away on a gift or hang it on my tree...once I put it up!


The background has a stencil embossed layer and some stamp embossing too. The background is  colored up with Distress Inks and Stains. The O Holy Night sentiment is Momenta. The black floral ornament up top is from the Old Design Shop. The Holly Bells is from Gecko Galz.

Happy Hopping!

~kim


Creepmas Gifts~Day 3 12 Days of Creepmas~Smeared and Smudged

Happy Freaky Friday!

Welcome to Day 3 of Smeared and Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas! Each odd day of this month until the 23rd, Jolly Bloggers will bring a new round of creepyness for your Holiday Season. The Jolly Blog Roll is to the right on the sidebar in case you get lost. You can see more details at Terra's blog HERE.



I have a simple creepy card today. Will you wait patiently for your Creepmas offerings?



The skele and skull is a  Delicious Darkness digital stamp, Cranium Caresses. Stamps are available for sale there until December 31, 2014. Many of them are now for sale at Smeared Ink. I am not sure if this image is at Smeared Ink. The background is a Smeared Ink Digital Paper. I added color with Distress Inks and a water brush.


Boo!

Be careful what you ask Santa for this year....you may have to wait a .....v    e    r    y   long time.

~kim