Sunday, December 25, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Greetings of the Season, to you!

Greetings of the Season to everyone! Whatever holiday you celebrate, stay happy, healthy and safe.

I stamped the Nutcracker from "Reflections" on to a scrap of "very vanilla" cardstock. I picked up this very cool set at Michael's, just yesterday. ( $9.99 set for only $2.99, I had to buy it!) Joann's had Christmas/Holiday goodies for 70% off. So much for shopping restraint.

I colored the Nutcracker with  prismacolor pencils. Crimson red, copenhagen blue, bronze.....

I'm enjoying layering the stamped image on designer paper, and taking photos and manipulating the image. This one was taken on a Holiday sack recylced from last season. ( I think my niece gave it to me!) It doesn't have a manufacturers label, but I think she may have gotten it from a school fund raiser.

Of course I took the photo with the iPhone and processed it through Picfx, Impression, and Lens Flare.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog during the 12 Days of Halloween! Be sure to check out the other fabulous artists participating as Jolly Bloggers, you'll find their links on the blog roll on the right.

Check out the assorted winter festivals celebrated throughout the world! I love a party! I'll be celebrating Christmas, and hope you enjoy your special festival!

PS This is my 300th blog post!
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The rest of the week is all down hill!

Ah, the Sledding Bunny is on the down hill side of the 12 days of Christmas! You can find "Sleding Bunny" (VB-231-I) at ThirdCoast Rubber Stamps. The moon is also from Third Coast ( Cloudy Moon On Horizon CH-155-C)

This little guy was fun to color in with prismacolor pencils to match the designer sky paper. Stamp both the bunny and moon on scrap of white cardstock and cut out.Punch some circles from scraps of sky paper. Design a snow covered slope from the inside of a business envelope. Print text from your computer word processing program, cut and layer on scrap of black paper.

Be sure to check out the fabulous Jolly Bloggers in the blog roll on the right! Friday is the last day of our hop! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry & Bright - Part 2

I used this stamp before for the 12 Days of Christmas. I found another card element in my stash. I had stamped the image on velum and colored with water color crayons. I layered the velum over "pretty in pink" card stock and added brads to the corners.

Winter's not here yet, and I'm already missing the light. The days do start getting longer after the 21st, so maybe I can hold out. But it does make photography tough. The best light in the house right now in in the basement stair well, on top of the handrail post. There is a bright light in the stair way. I balance the project on the post and hope for the best.

I wanted to add some color to the card, so I layered it on my scraf, it wasn't balancing so well, so I used a flat rate priority mailing box and then the scarf and card element. ( Isn't that silly?)

The photo above before rotating and editing.

Be sure to check out the other 12 Day bloggers at the links on the right!

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Star of Wonder

Star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beaming light ....

I enjoy using this "Artifacts " star from Stampin'UP! It is reminiscent of the support rod ends in the old brick homes in St.Louis.

I've been struggling to pull projects together for the 12 Days , and have been determined to get something posted.

This stated out as a leftover card element from a swap several years ago. It's been shoved around in my scrap paper bin waiting for a project. I picked it up and found it went well with some printed Christmas tissue paper. I took its picture and edited it through several iPhone apps. Picture Show, Picfx, and Impression ( it adds the text).

This photo shows editing in progress after Picture Show App.

I love using the iPhone as a creative tool and in my head I pretend the monthly fee is part of what I would spend on art supplies during that month.

Funny thought!

Here's the original "capture ".

Check out the other 12 Day Bloggers, they're the best!

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

12 Days Of Christmas

I'm almost late!

I made this a while back! One of my puppies! I stamped the dog with the tree hat and used water color crayons ( I think!!) added some brads for ornies, some fiber bows, scraps of designer paper! IPhone photo edited with doodle buddy for paws, birds, holly, and ransom letters app for "woof" !

Running out the door now! See you later, gators!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Angels Paint With Music

Mixed media collage with assorted papers, Dover clip art, stamped letters, scraps of music and Christmas Carol words from a vintage Hymnal.

It's the 12 Days of Christmas at Smeared Ink. check out the other Jolly Bloggers on the links at the right!

Come back December 15!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Envelope with vintage Christmas Seals! Red Lead and Cat's Life Press rubber stamps

The image above altered with assorted iPhone apps!

Christmas magic my blog is back!

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Celebrate Your Favorite Holiday

I enjoy celebrating Christmas, and honor those who celebrate other days! I believe in all paths to God. This fun card is made with Third Coast Rubber Stamps CO-097-H Circle Package. Stamp the image on scrap paper, cut out, I cut off the "ends" of the package ribbons for a neater look. Color in the packages and layer onto circle paper of your choice. Cut letters from magazines and brochures. ( My favorite mixed media technique.) Photograph with the iPhone and play with assorted apps.

Check out the other fabulous bloggers on the 12 Days of Christmas on the links on the sidebar. Enjoy!

Above is the orignial and another variation. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's not over til the fat man eats your cookies!

Santa ATC

I love this Daisy D paper Santa, I cut out a Santa image and layered it  on a scrap of holly paper, add a scrap of red card stock stamped with " it's not over...." by Mrs. O'Leary's Rubber Stamps. Add a metal element from Stampin'Up , tie with a ribbon to pass as a faux belt buckle. Stamp "Santa" with your favorite alphabet set, emboss with copper. Add a couple of copper brads!

I've not been happy with any of  my photos, no sunshine ! Sorry :(  Thanks for your patience. ): I usually don't have this problem, I don't know if it's the color, or light or combination of the two. Sigh...

Check out all the Smeared Ink bloggers on the links to the right!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Star Santa-12 Days of Christmas

It's Day Three of the Smeared Ink 12 Days of Christmas! I'm just stamping and coloring today, (and of course shooting photos with the iPhone and editing with assorted apps.

Star Santa is by Stampin'Up! It's one of my favorite Santa images. I colored it with prismacolor pencils. The original ( more or less) is below.

Be sure to check out the other awesome bloggers via the blog roll on the right!

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Miracle Santa from Third Coast Rubber Stamps

Third Coast Rubber Stamps "Miracle Santa" CM-113-O, stamped and colored with prismacolor pencils. Martha Stewart snowflake punch and Magic from some scrapbooking paper. Photographed with the iPhone and edited with Cinema FX.

The 12 Days of Christmas with Smeared and Smudged. Be sure to check out the other fabulous artist/bloggers in  the blog roll on the right! Enjoy!

Next Smeared and Smudged post will be Monday, December 5.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day #1 Merry & Bright

I love this stamp from Red Lead Paperworks ( a St.Louis area paper and crafts store). I've added the faux bottle cap to my ATC from some designer paper as well as other scraps and a swirly paper clip.

Of course I took the photo with my iPhone and edited it with the Picture Show App.

Be sure to check out all the bloggers on the 12 Days of Christmas blog roll !!!

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