Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Smeared Ink Stamps at Crafting By Designs!

Oh we have a fabulous challenge for you this week at Crafting by Designs! This is an Anything Goes challenge and we have Smeared Ink as our sponsor so I got to play with a great wee Gear Heart image with wings! And, after talking to a couple of friends during the week about keeping paper that is too good to cut into, I finally got the courage to use the Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells papers that I've been drooling over for many weeks now!

So, with the stamp, I printed and coloured it twice, layering it up with 3D foam to make an embellishment for the card, rather than as a central image. I cut and layered paper and images from both the 6x6 and 8x8 paper pads using black pearlescent paper matts. And I finished the card with a large black floppy bow.

A simple design, I didn't want to overdo it. The image is coloured as always with my promarkers and as the lovely Andrea and Karen both said, the papers look much better on a project than in the pad!

I will enter this in the following challenges -
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/Emo/Goth
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with a handmade bow
Lady Anne's Challenge - More than One Layer
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

I really hope you will join us this week for Anything Goes and you might just be lucky enough to get your hands on some fabulous Smeared Ink prizes!
Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx


  1. Gorgeous cards, Mo! I know it's really hard to cut into DP you love but the result is amazing! xxD

  2. A little stunner Mo, love your colouring in, it blends into the steampunk papers seamlessly - I'm really happy you shared your lovely stash and creative talents with us all - I'm feeling elated for you xoxo

  3. Liberated Mo! And liberated papers... Fab card, love the wings and heart, love the lovely big bow too. Looks great. Axxx

  4. Fabulous card love how you have split it into quarters.
    Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  5. Fab card love the design. Thanks so much for joining us over at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

  6. Lovely card Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

  7. so interesting card!
    I saw on MIM.

  8. This is just delightful! Thank you for sharing over at MIM, Hugs Kerry DT xx

  9. What a great and creative card. I know what you mean about not wanting to cut into some papers. LOL Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

  10. This is fantastic. I spotted you over on Make it Monday and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.


  11. Great job!! :) :) I saw your card @ Make It Monday!! I have some newly released products as candy on my blog if you are interested. Have a great weekend!! :) :)
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  12. Such an interesting vintage creation :)
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Card Mania Challenge!
    Smiles, Kaly