Tuesday 10 August 2010

Smeared and Smudged

My first blog hop for this great forum, well fully participating anyway. For those that happen upon my blog from other places and have never come across it, it's a great place to meet and discuss art forms that incorporates rubber stamping in a more Alternative, Vintage and Gothic way. Come and visit sometime here. There are the odd cutie cards that are displayed, but for anyone looking for something a bit more... come join us and look at the varied and wonderful creations the girls have come up with.
If you want to join in the hop from the start and missed it then go see Terra's blog. If you arrived from Keely's you're on the right track.

This month the theme is "Hidden Object". Making an object that incorporates at least one stamp.

I chose to get on with another crimbo card, because the stamps I have ordered have not yet arrived - stamping a snowman stamp from (I think) stampotique that was borrowed from a friend onto a 6"x6" yellow marbled paper from her stash. (I was staying at her house for a weekend.) attached one corner onto her last piece of 12"x12" black bazzil that I had folded with a two pocket fold technique. (There are different variations on youtube if you want to try this.) and the other corner was stamped with a mistletoe stamp from an unknown source. The berries inked in PM's and glossy accents applied.
Now for the hidden object .... pull the left hand snowflake up and the sentiment is displayed.. "Have A Smashing Christmas" - heat embossed in silver onto acrylic and attached with a snowflake disguised brad. The 2nd hidden object is the money pocket hidden behind Mr Snowman....
The whole thing is like a reverse easel card and the snowflake brad at the back acts as an anchor to keep all layers together and as a means to lock the base up so it can stand.
Well that's how I made it, now for the piccies ....

Well that's my little project. But go visit the rest of the crowd. Their work is amazing.

The full list is as follows: click on the name to be taken to their blogs.
1. Terra
2. Tori
3. Kelli
4. Alison
5. Meredith
6. Jean
7. Danielle
8. LadyBrayton
9. Shelly
10. Kymberly
11. Keely
12. Me you're here
13. Kapree
14. Sugar
15. Jane
16. Alex


  1. How awesome is that! Totally cool! I am so happy that you chose to hop along with us this month!!!! Totally love the broken snowman!!

  2. Now THAT is COOL! I'm going to have to give this type of card a try. Love the hidden elements in here! The twisted, broken snowman rocks as well. Great job, thanks for hopping!

  3. Love this!! Awesome job!! So glad you could join us in the hop!!

  4. Love your card. The snowman is awesome.

  5. LOL! I love this! That snowman stamp is awesome, and your sentiment is perfect :D

  6. Brilliant! I love everything about it! Especially your hidden sentiment!!!

  7. Just so inspiring!!! Amazing design =)

    Thanks for joining us!!!

    Crafty Hugs-

  8. kool card,lovin that sentiment...hugs Anita

  9. Such a cool card! Love that snowman image!

  10. Very cool! Love the pocket technique! I will def be looking that one up. Great job and I love the beheaded snowman!

  11. Ha ha! That snowman rocks!! LOVE the easel card, I've just recently seen one of these for the first time and they are so neat. And your hidden sentiment is awesome!