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Sunday, December 23, 2012

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

Season's Greetings!

Wow, can't believe it's the finale of 12 Days of Creepmas already!  I thoroughly enjoyed embracing my darker side this year and will definitely be participating in Smeared and Smudged forum's annual 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop from now on ;0)  I didn't hop and comment as much as I intended to, sorry guys, but I will still be visiting you all and leaving love coz I definitely want to see what you all did!!!!!  Thank you for taking the time to visit me, I appreciate all the wonderful comments I received and will be replying to them all too, I promise ;0)

Upcycled Creepmas Gift Bag

Just a quickie reminder that my DominoART 24 Days of Christmas Festival finale is Dec 24 and all my Merry Players will need your votes for your favourite Top 3 creations :0) So pop on over and check them all out and then vote via the inlinkz collection which will be in the Day 24 post and on the 24 Days of Christmas Festival page!  There's also still time to enter your own Christmasy domino creations in the Readers' Gallery for the chance to win a prize...no one has shared one yet, bah humbug :0(

Now for my finale Creepmas project!
Today is Smeared Ink Day which means we are challenged to use only Smeared Ink images in our creations!  So I used Smeared Inks 'Plaque - As Death' image and created this Creepmas gift bag and upcycled a bag I had in my stash.

 I stamped the image onto white cardstock in Forest Moss Distress Ink and then coloured with Peeled Paint and Fired Brick Distress Markers plus Cream and Yellow Ochre Prismacolor pencils.  I then used my snazzy new Perfect Layers Rulers #1 and #3 to cut the DCWV Christmas Mat Stack red polka dot mat with a 1" border on the sides and a 3/8" border on the top and bottom.  I'm an ambassador for Perfect Paper Crafting and if you want to get your hands on these rulers and their other fab tools then enter my special coupon code Leigh5% at checkout and get 5% off your order ;0)  I then distressed the stamped panel and the polka dot mat with Tim's paper distresser tool.

Skellie Santa needed a hat of course so I made him one with red and white felt and added a tiny white pompom too :0)  Next I embossed a scrap piece of white cardstock with an embossing folder by Cuttlebug, tore the top and bottom edges then applied Weathered Wood Distress Ink to the embossed design with a foam ink applicator tool.  Then adhered the stamped panel to the mat and then to the gift bag with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.  I embellished the gift bag with a strip of velvet ribbon, a crimson bow tied to the handle and a dimensional paper poinsettia by K&Company.
Most of the supplies I used are available at Blockheads Paper Arts!

Now for a challenge or two!
Smudgy Antics Colour Challenge 
Simon Says Stamps - Merry Christmas
Sparkle and Glitter with Rick #6 Last Minute Shopping

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your hop!

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


  1. Beautiful gift bag Leigh...love that shade of green you used...and your embellies are fantastic!

    The 12 Days of Creepmas have been fun - have a Merry Christmas!

  2. I love the blog hops they bring wonderful artist into my life and awesome art.
    Thanks for sharing.
    susan s.

  3. wonderful way of meshing the colors I love your style with the bag. thanks for sharing with us at smudgy antics.
    susan s.

  4. Fabulous upcycled gift bag!! I would love to receive a gift from inside of that bag. Thanks for joining us at Sparkle and Glitter!!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! Love it...well done on upcycling!

  6. Awesome, love the little hat. :) Great creation.

  7. Super bag - you made some really cool creations :-)
    Merry Chrimbo Leigh xxxx

  8. Gorgeous bag! I wish I had it right now. Still got wrapping to do. Merry Creepmas! xxD

  9. Very creative and it will make a special giftbag.
    Thanks for joining us this week and Merry Christmas from everyone at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  10. Just checked out all 12 days of creepmas awesome work llove them all
    Hugs Jane xxx

  11. awesome bag, love it, thanks for sharing at Sparkle and glitter

  12. Thank you for sharing this creation with us at SMUDGY ANTICS too :-) xxx

  13. Great gift bag, love the little santa hat you made too!

  14. That is freaking awesome! Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics xx

  15. Hi me agAin. I am back with another dt cap on lol

    Still think the bag is awesome. Thanks for sharing at Smudgy Antics

  16. I adore your Crimbo bag! Awesome in every way! Thanks for sharing again with Smudgy Antics. I love your work!

    1. Thanks for playing along with Sparkle and Glitter as well!

  17. love this bag, very creative. thank you for sharing at smudgy antics!

  18. What a glorious bag. I know I'd love this not just to house a gift but as a gift. Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics this challenge and at Sparkle & Glitter with RSD


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Leigh S-B

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