Friday, October 7, 2011

Smeared & Smudged

It's the 31 Days of Halloween at Smeared and Smudged and it's Smeared Ink day. It's optional to use a Smeared Ink rubber stamp in your project today. You can find the funky collection here http://www.smearedink.com/

I just got a stash of stamps from them this week! Time to play. So I doodled in my journal with some of the images and took a photo with my iPhone, uploaded to my computer and added some photoshop elements brush embellishments.



the top Photo is before the addition of the photoshop elements embellishments.




Usually I add background material to a page before working, but I wanted to get busy with the stamps to post in time for Friday. While the top page is ok, the white space is sometimes unappealing, and the addition of the 'brush' elements just adds interest to an otherwise ordinary page. I'm all about trying to make ordinary interesting.






















Last but not least, a close up of the Smeared Ink image

Pretty much fun if you ask me! Check out the other Wicked Bloggers in the blog roll on the right!

And my rat friends are still accepting name suggestions! They'd love to share this prize with you!

17 comments:

Jamie said...

Oh how cool is this project!! Love your two helpers :) Names... Grimm and Gore :)

ike said...

WoW that is fabulous - still thinking of names !!
Hugz
Ike xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous! I don't understand exactly how you add the photoshop elements to the page when it's in the book like that, though. I'm sooo technologically challenged. LOL xxD

Sharon Sahl said...

Great journal page - the colors are soo beautiful. I spent a lot of time playing find the differences like in the computer games I play and your brushes are subtle and very effective.

Kristina said...

So wonderfully cool! What a terrific project, wow, you did a great job!
Peace,
KristyLee

Jane said...

Love your page the grumpies are fantastic
Luv Jane xxx

monique said...

great journal pages , love the grumpie

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

I love your journal page, Donna!! But you are right it looks so much cooler after you added some accent embellies in PhotoShop!!! I have no name suggestions today!!! Not thinking to well this afternoon! LOL!!!

Sugar said...

love this! lots of awesomness!!
I say bits n bobs for the rat names :)

DK Spins said...

Love the new page for your book, Donna. The PSE add-on background turned out cool. And, who doesn't love SI's lil Grumpies? Great work!

MaRyKaY said...

thats a cool journal page. alot of people are using photoshop lately. I have elements guess I'm gonna have to learn how to use it now. still no name huh? it'll hit ya

Steph said...

Love the journal page, what a great way to play with your new stamps :) Hmmm... names for the day, how about Rodney and Elliot.

jennifer said...

great project, love the grungy feel and the grumpy is perfect!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is wonderful! It's pretty amazing before the brush effects were added, but afterwards . . . WOW!

Scrap Vamp said...

Really cool cover! Love the funky style and wild colors!

ldfdesign said...

oh what about harold and maude (not sure if i spelled that right)i love all the elements in your project! great job!

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Great page, the grumpies always make me laugh