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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Steampunk Grumpies - Smeared and Smudged blog hop & new digi release

Howzit Everyone!
Today is our Smeared and Smudged FB group's monthly member blog hop and the theme this month is Steampunk!  We, the Smeared Ink design team, are also excited to introduce you to the newest members of SI's Grumpie collection, Steampunk Grumpies.

I had the pleasure of creating with Top Hat Steampunk Grumpie and made 2 projects for this hop and the new image release.  You probably got here from Susan's blog and your next stop is Rebecca.  Here's the blog roll for you to hop along with us!  Enjoy!


   I had fun creating this Grumpie Mob card announcing the arrival of the new Steampunk Grumpies...they're Heeeeere!  LOL

 My 2nd project is an ATC with a very Gentlemanly sentiment from a quote by Brian McKnight that I thought was perfect for my Top Hat Steampunk Grumpie.

I created both projects in Photoshop CS6 first and then printed them out on Neenah solar white cardstock.  The Grumpies are coloured with Copic markers with metallic gold gel pen and Promarker details.   The backgrounds are done with a sienna brown Derwent pastel pencil and a Dove Blender pen.  I distressed the edges of both with Tim's Paper Distresser tool and edged with gold Promarker and I applied Tea Dye Distress Ink to the Grumpie mob background.  The ATC is mounted onto black cardstock and the card panel is matted onto lime and apple green cardstocks, borders cut with my Perfect Layers tools, then black cardstock folded to make the card.  But before I adhered it to the black card I pressed the edges of the panel inside a long Cuttlebug cogs and gears embossing folder and highlighted the embossed design with metallic silver rub-on cream.

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Thanks for hopping with me today & leaving me some love, much appreciated :0)
Happy Stamping!
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  1. Wonderful piece Leigh - he's fabulous :-D xx

  2. I am having so much fun with all of the the different color options we have with these images. I do love the bright and shiny. Great job luv

  3. Woot! I knew there would be a hot HOT show here and I love them..so darn cute and looks brilliant awesome job.!

  4. Simply Fabulous creations my friend. They both turned out awesome. Love em :) xx

  5. These are fabulous and the new Grumpies look amazing :0

    Hugs Abbs xx

  6. Brilliant stacking them up like that and then the sentiment is perfectly grumptastic for your ATC! Love love em! xx

  7. Fabulous makes Leigh, these new steam punk grumpies are great.

  8. Brilliant, fun and very creative! ☺ xx

  9. Oh! I love the grumpies ala steampunk! Great atc!

  10. Great ATC... LOVE the new GRUMPIES... a must have!!!

  11. Wonderful card adn ATC you created, love the mob idea and the quote on the second one! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  12. Wonderful ATC cards you have made :)
    I love the stamps. Soo cool :)

    Have a nice day.
    Hugs Gurkiss


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Leigh S-B