Monday, 4 August 2014

Smudgefest 2014 - Mixed Media Monday

Happy Monday folks! Some of you will know that i had Carpal Tunnel Decompression surgery last Thursday, most of the posts for the next few weeks were all written before my surgery so the pressure is off for me to create for DTs etc for the next few weeks. This week, however, is Smudgefest 2014 and I fully plan to join in every day for the 7 day event! I had the foresight to colour some fabulous Smeared Ink images last week before the op so here's hoping I can make something each day to the daily theme.

Today is 'Mixed Media Monday' and the brief is to make something, with an SI stamp included, which uses 3 different colouring mediums. I started by making my own background paper. This is 180gsm watercolour paper sprayed with Turquoise and Crushed Grape Dylusions sprays then water through a Dutch Doobadoo barbed wire stencil to create a ghosting effect.
I cut this to 14cm square, edged it with Black Soot distress ink and mounted onto a 6x6 scalloped square card. The edges of the card were inked with Dusty Concord and Peacock Feathers DI to match the dylusions. The image is a SI digi called Dead Dancer Falling and she is coloured with Promarkers and edged with Peacock Feathers and Black Soot DI.
To finish the card, I have used the LaRue Flourish from Memory Box and some metallic self adhesive dots. The sentiment was printed from Word using the 'Simply Glamorous' font.
I will enter this at Smudgefest and the following challenges -
Haunted Design House - Deja-Vu Doo (previously made this card!)
Smudgy Antics - August AG
Stamping Sensations - August AG
Come and Get it Challenge - It's all about Dies

Thanks for looking!
Mo xxx


  1. Oh wow Maureen, this is stunning stamping in the background and I just adore the purple and aqua.
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  2. Love this - beautiful image and great colours...good luck x

  3. I just love your colors and how you've done them so, so pretty, great sentiment too and charming image. Thank you for sharing with us at the Come And Get It Challenge. Barb DT

  4. this is so pretty! I love how pretty these dead dancers can be!

  5. Beautiful! TY for the pics of the background and details on what you did. Gonna have to try that. You are awesome.

  6. Freaking brilliant! This image I must have...
    I love everything about this. Thx for sharing your art.

  7. Hi Mo absolutely stunning love this, fabulous colours too.

    Hugs Erin x

  8. Absolutely brilliant using the stencil with the sprays, I hadn't noticed it on FB and now can absolutely see it. And as I mentioned before, LOVE the colors you've used! They fit the dancer to a tee. Thanks for playing along with Smudgefest!

  9. What a stunning creation Mo! Thanks for joining our anything goes at Stamping Sensations.

  10. Gorgeous creation, Mo! Love those gorgeous colors, and the way you used the sprays is so subtle, yet so impactful!
    Thanks for playing along with us at HDH.

  11. BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for playing along with Come and Get It this week!

  12. I love the background you created for your card, it is Stunning!

  13. Truly beautiful, Mo! Love your colors and the background ROCKS! and the die cut us particularly stunning with the image. Thanks for joining us in the dungeon at HDH. xxD

  14. WOW Mo......What a feast for the eyes. A beautiful creation perfectly executed with that background. Love it. Thanks for joining us over at HDH.