Well, it's Monday again, and that means it's time for another Macabre Monday challenge over at the Haunted Design House blog! This week we're sponsored by Smeared Ink, and in honour of this we're asking you to create something "Smeared and Smudged" Get inky and distressed and grunged-up all over :D
My piece uses one of the fabulous Marionette digi stamps from Smeared Ink, and the fancy corners around the sentiment come from their Glam Accessories set.
I have to admit that I don't usually do much of what I call accent distressing. I can do all-over grunge, as in the backgrounds on this, but I love the look of edge distressing, and this is the first time that I'm quite pleased with my own attempts. I think it may be because I did it in three layers (I'm talking about the bit around the image) First I stamped the frame that you can see, and then I smudged it all so you couldn't see the individual lines. Then I added a smudgly blue wash around the edges, and then I redid the frame, but this time left it un-smudged. What do you think?
Stamping Bacation Build A Sketch - I love this idea; they give you the sizes and shapes, and you create your own sketch out of them :)
2 Sisters Challenges - anything goes
Crafty Catz - black white and one other (blue in my case)
Crafty Purple Frog - anything goes
Make It Crafty - distressing
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
I Did It Creations - surprise me
Sentimental Sunday - distressing
Stamping Vacation Start Here - frame of any shape except round or square
Etsy Inspired Challenge - be inspired by an item from StilettoHeights I based my creation on an amalgam of the following ites in the shop: In This Dress I wear, And So She Waits, and Dancers and Showgirls
JEANETTE IS FAB!!!! And she runs several challenges for cards and scrapbooking, so please stop entering cards in the scrapbooking challenges :P
Was that a suprise? :P