Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Terrifying Tuesday at Smudgefest

Well, its day two of the annual Smudgefest at Smudgy Antics and the theme for today is Terrifying Tuesday - choose the scariest Smeared Ink image and create!

So I dont have a lot of Smeared Ink images so I have spent ages today on the Smeared Ink site and finally chose a scary image - Defrosting Skullman Snowman!

This is the image of a snowman defrosting and a skeleton emerging from that melting snow... reminds me very much of the Frosty the Snowman Christmas song... but not in a good way! The very thought that the snowman at the bottom of your garden could come to life and come to get you is pretty terrifying!... So I made a creepy Christmas Card from it!

I printed some of the lyrics - 'He was made of snow but the children know how he came to life one day' - on repeat and printed them out, used Old Paper distress ink to colour it and used it behind the image along with some green damask paper from DoCrafts Gorjuss range. I coloured the image with promarkers, mainly the cool greys with some orange/browns for the carrot and branches.

The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and I finished the image with some Frosted Lace Stickles for the snow and Midnight Black for the coal buttons.

I will enter this card into the following challenges -
Smudgy Antics - Smudgefest Day 2
Smudgy Antics - Use Fussy Cutting
Left of Centre - LOC theme
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
The Hobby House - Christmas
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx


  1. This is so cool! Love that you put those words behind him.:)

  2. Love the way you tied into Christmas with this project. Great Card!

  3. Love your printed words. Great card.

  4. Brilliant card! I love the snowman story behind the evil skullman! Awesome idea to make a scary christmas card! Totally rocks :) Thanks for playing along with Smudgy Antics as well.

    1. Thanks for sharing your work with Smudgy Antics :)

  5. Fabulous card and image. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  6. I love that snowman too :) great idea with the text!

  7. thank you for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge for our Christmas Theme
    Hugs Kate xx

    p.s. don't forget to check out on Friday 9th @ 1pm the new Hobby House products on Create and Craft :)

  8. Very creepy snowman...great job with coloring and layout...not your typical frosty the snowman, lol!

  9. hey mo.. love the take on creepmas.. thanks for joining us over at left of centre challenges xx

  10. Fab card ,love how you created the background paper
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    Tracey x

  11. My favourite snowman :D Loving everything about this. Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics and LOC x

  12. AWEsome card, just the kind I'd have made for my favourite people. Thank you for sharing your art with us at Smudgy Antics as well x

  13. Great Christmas card:) Thanks for joining us at The Hobby House, Good Luck!
    Hugs Nikki x