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Monday, December 3, 2012

Day 2: 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!

Have Yourself A Merry Little Creepmas

Now I know this dark and twisty style isn't for everyone so I apologize if you see some creations that give you nightmares and put you right off your eggnog!  This seasonal creepfest is purely just for fun and actually originates from the fact that retailers like to put all the Christmas merchandise out in the stores in early October and every year we see Christmas goodies mixed in with all the Halloween stuff and the result was artists and stampers embracing the scene and Creepmas was born!  Christmas is still my absolute favourite holiday of the year so I'm also hosting my annual 24 Days of Christmas Festival over on my DominoART blog where you can see beautiful Christmas creations to put you right back into your festive spirit ;0)

I missed Day 1 coz I had surgery on Nov 30 so here's my Day 2 contribution and the blog hop roll is below if you want to hop along and see more Creepmas creations by my fellow Jolly Bloggers!

Today is Smeared Ink Day too 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 wreath card.

 I stamped the image twice onto white cardstock.  First in Forest Moss Distress Ink and then in Fired Brick Distress Ink and cut out the oval part of the red image to create the wreath frame which was then layered onto the green panel with mini pop dots.  I distressed the green panel with Tim's paper distresser tool and edged it with Fired Brick Distress Ink.

I embossed a square white folded card with a snowflake embossing folder by Cuttlebug and added Forest Moss Distress Ink to the edges.  Then adhered the stamped image to the card and embellished with it with K&Company dimensional holly and poinsettias.  For my sentiment I used a Dymo Buddy label maker with red tape to complete my card.  

I think my very first Creepmas creation turned out pretty good hehehe ;0)
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your hop!

I've entered my card in the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge #163 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy #42 - Anything Goes
Forever Night #56 - Anything Goes
Sparkles and Glitter #4 - Twisted Holidaze

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


  1. Thrilled to see you up and crafting, Leigh! This is gorgeous! Love the trad colors, the embossing, and thw way you did the sentiment. xxD

  2. So glad you're feeling well enough to craft! Other things too but we all know what's important! I love the whole project immensely but really enjoyed seeing how you used two stamped images to create one!

  3. This is so beautiful I just love your card! I hope you are feeling better. Keeping you in my prayers

  4. Leigh love your card. Love that SI stamp (I have it in digital and it is one of my favorites). Glad you could join in to day...hope that means you are feeling better!

  5. Love this, love the way you printed the image in 2 different colors. This came out beautifully! :)

  6. Creepy cool card!! Glad to see that you are feeling better :)

  7. Too cool- love how you created the wreath effect with two colors. I need that image now!

  8. Bwahahahaha! That's hilarious, Leigh! I LOVE it!

  9. It fits perfect if you ask me :) great job! and hope you get well soon.

  10. Wonderful and fantastic embossed background :-) I hope you feel better soon after your surgery Leigh :-( xx

  11. Lovely card, love the snowflake background and the red and green. Perfect idea to add the poinsettias to the image.

  12. Glad to see you are feeling better... LOVE the card. That is one of my fav images. Thanx for sharing!


  13. Wow, Creepy creation.

  14. great card for xmas, creepylicious
    thanks for joining the sparkle and glitter challenge this week

  15. Awesome card. Thanks for playing with us at RSD Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Nat

  16. Totally gorgeous, love the image and the subtle colors you have used. Thank you for joining us at Forever Night this week. We are changing blogs tomorrow we would love to see you there. http://forevernightcreepychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
    Abbie DT XX

  17. This is Fab, Leigh! The Plaque of Death looks amazing in traditional Christmas colors and surrounded by poinsettias! The Clean and Simple design paired with the white background and embossing gives a very elegant look and of course the image gives the perfect touch of creep. You've rocked your first Creepmas project! Thanks for sharing with us over at Sparkle and Glitter with RSD :)


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Leigh S-B