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Monday, December 2, 2013

"Creepmas Candle", CyberMonday Smeared Ink Sale and Smudgy Antics News!

Happy Cyber Monday!
First up I've got deets on Smeared Ink's Cyber Monday Sale...25% off all digi stamps and papers, use coupon code CYBERMON2013 at checkout :0)

We have bid a fond farewell to our Smudgy Antics Challenge blog with the "Anything Goes" challenge winner post today.  But we are not disappearing, Smudgy Antics challenges are just moving back home to the Smeared and Smudged Forum to join all of the other fun challenges and events that are going on there every week!  The Smudgy Antics Challenges will become "Anything Goes" all the time and can be found in "The Challenger" group on the forum and we will continue to offer a prize from the Smeared Ink shop!

The Forum is FREE TO JOIN and everyone is welcome!  There's more than just the Smudgy Antics challenges going on at the Forum where you can network and socialize with other stampers.  Learn cool techniques in the newly revised Mixed-Media University, discover how to craft on the cheap in the Cheapskate Crafter group and express your feelings through art in the Art Journal Everyday group.  There are many other challenges offered, with prizes, as well as monthly member blog hops, mostly ATC swaps, a Birthday Club and so much more!

Here's my Smeared Ink Design Team creation for this week :0)

Smeared and Smudged have implemented some other changes starting Dec 1st and we bid farewell to the Design Team Throwdown too.  We had a blast while it lasted and the Smeared Ink DT were the last to win so we went out with a bang, YAY ;0)  I created this Creepmas Candle with the theme we had planned to challenge the teams with for the next round, "Undead Parchment".

I used Smeared Ink's American Gothic image from their Zombie Classics digi set, printed it out and coloured it with Copic markers.  I then proceeded to create my faux parchment effect... I tore the image to fit the candle size, 8" tall, so the edges are tatty and scrunched up the paper to add creases.  Then covered the entire panel with Tea Dye Distress Ink in varying degrees of light and dark application.  To make it a Creepmas candle I added snowflake eyelets down both edges and laced up the candle sleeve with burgundy ribbon.

Thank you for visiting with me today!  Don't forget my current DominoART challenge is still open and it's an Any Game Goes with Any Theme, so dig out your bag of miscellaneous game pieces and come and play with us!  DominoART's 12 Days of Xmas Festival sponsored by Delicious Doodles is underway and the 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop with Smeared and Smudged is too... it's going to be creepy good fun so I hope you'll join us and snag some prizes a long the way ;0)

Happy Stamping!
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  1. EEEK! What a fab idea! had to say I was a little stumped with the theme. Sorry to see the Throwdowns go but there's just so much going on! xxD

  2. Oh, these are AWESOME!!!! You really made that theme your bitch, lol. These are really stunning and I LOVE the corset tie-ups in the back, as well as the choice of burgundy to go with the parchment.


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