Monday, 1 August 2011

It's not about the romance!



Smudgefest starts today! One week of 24-hour challenges from the team at Smeared Ink with a MIND-BLOWING prize at the end of it all; Smeared Ink digis worth a total of $275!!!!! To see all the details and enter your projects, hop along to the Smudgy Antics blog.
All-digital products aren't allowed, so I've had to venture into the terrifying world of tangible crafting! Gasp! I decided to start with a bookmark, the abive image is the front and back view. And now you've seen my efforts, no doubt you're thinking "Hmmm, she should really stick to digi stuff" I stuck the two sides together slightly wonkily, so then I had to trim both edges again. The sticking down of the layers went reasonably well though, except for the "It's not about the romance" senti, which as you can see isn't quite right. But, lol, it will keep my place in whatever I'm reading at least as well as the scraps of paper I generally use, so all is not lost :P And it's scanned a little bit darker than it is in real life, but the scan is much better than the photos I took. I tried to brighten it in PSP but all that did was make the pale pink look paler and left the deep burgundy just as dark.
The digi images are both from Smeared Ink, the papers are from Crafty Chaos Designs and the sentiment was computer-generated by me.
Here are the challenges I'd like to enter:
Smudgefest Day One - Manic Monday. Create a bi-polar project that showcases two opposites. (Romance and bloodlust in my case)
Crafts 4 Eternity - anything but a card
Forever night Wicked Wednesday - you're so emo
Come and Get It Challenges - anything goes
Desert Island Crafters - From the current itinerary, I've used 1 - Colour your image, 6 - use three different shapes (rectangle, the mat shape and hearts), 9 - use an image of something alive, and 10 - use only three colours (deep burgundy, medium purplish-red and a pale pink)
Sir Stampalot - whatever you fancy

16 comments:

Tori said...

Haha! I think you did a wonderful job, Susan! I love to colors - those grumpies are awesome! Thanks for playing along!

-tOri

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!!! Did you actually use scissors? LOL really great, Susan. Guess we'll be seeing more of this from you this week. WooHoo! xxD

Laura B said...

I think your bookmark is wonderful, Susan!:)

Susan said...

Ok, you can stop squeezing the glue now! LMAO. Nicely done :)
Susan

~Lady B~ said...

OMG! What's that on your hands?! Oh...it's just glue residue. Phew! I thought you had leprosy for a minute there! Seriously though, great project! Love the colors and of course those cool papers!

Alex said...

this is wonderful! What great colors and I always love Grumpies!!!!

ike said...

This is soo cool - I'd love it in my book :-) The Grumpies are just super.
Ike xx

pinky said...

Lol I love it! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week. Hugs
Pinky

Jane said...

Susan this is fantastic love the colours
Luv Jane xxx

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Another FAB creation Susan. Love the grumpies and your BP's

Fiona. x

DK Spins said...

Wow Susan! I know you are the queen of digital work, but you really did a great job on this! Had to laugh at LB's comment tho. you rocked it!!!!

Forever Night said...

Love your take on the That's so Emo Challenge. Thanks for joining us at Forever Night Challenges!!

michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Susan... I LOVE your bookmark! It is just perfect and the colors are soooo yummy! Your sentiments are right on!

Scrap Vamp said...

Gorgeous!!!

Sally H said...

fabulous bookmark! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Sir S this month and good luck!