Tuesday 6 August 2013

Smudgefest - day 1

For the third year running, Smeared and Smudged are hosting a week-long smudgefest - a chance to create quick projects - 24hrs is the maximum and enter into the draw to win a MASSIVE $200 prize from Smeared Ink. The daily challenges, together with more info are being posted on the Smudgy Antics blog so if anyone is looking to enter the normal 2 weekly challenge ( fussy-cut projects) a bit of scrolling will need to be done.
Today's Manic Monday challenge is titled "Bi-Polar" - all about opposites - and a fabulous example has been created by Black Kitten.

My entry features Mr Poe from the Smeared Ink "Quoth the Raven" rubber set as the main image. I also used the raven image from Rick St Dennis for my base paper. The elements on my fatbook page are all taken from the "Tic-Tac-Poe" grid from the challenge at Quoth The Raven challenge blog.

First up - the base paper. The RSD raven image was manipulated in a graphics program so that it, and it's mirror image were tiled before printing. Love the way the raven images form a heart shape like this.
Then the Smeared Ink Mr Poe was stamped on both black and white card, fussy cut out and cut, roughly, in half. The full image then re-constructed using one piece from each colour. The white ink on the black started to go grey, being absorbed into the black I think, so I painted over with acrylic paint and added some texture in the process.

Little flowers were each covered with black and white glitter and attached to Mr Poe's head. Doesn't he look sweet.

Some black and white tulle was stitched together and pleated. The join being covered by stitching on some black satin ribbon. There's another opposite The male EAP has been dressed as a girl, lol.
Some black and white lace and a couple of feathers before our leading character, and that's all the elements of that grid covered.

I am entering this fatbook page into the challenges at
Smudgy Antics Smudgefest - Day One - Bi-Polar
Quoth the Raven - Tic-Tac-Poe
Left Of Centre - LOC anything goes


  1. This is fabulous! Love it! Mo xxx

  2. Pretty freaking cool, Croms! I love the way you've carried out your black and white theme! Brilliant work :)

  3. Whoa! That is a lot of thought put into that and it is making my head spin just thinking about how you did this. Awesome!

  4. Great idea...love Poe's split personality, lol! Like all your embellies also.

  5. Wonderful page! I love how the ravens form little hearts.:)

  6. Fabulously cool and I can't believe you managed the whole grid for QTR. WOW! It's gorgeous! xxD

  7. Eeeeek !!! Totally AWESOME Croms. This was a brilliant idea and a fabulous creation :-D

    Thank you for playing at QUOTH THE RAVEN too :-)

    IKE xxxxxxxxxxx

  8. Such a wonderful design! I really love the contrast of the black and white Poe and all those bits of trim really have made it a fabulous creation xxxx
    Thank you for sharing with us at Quoth the Raven and Left of Center xxx

  9. Oh, WOW! Just stunning! So much going on, beautifully executed. Thank you for joining in at Left of Center! xxx Keren

  10. Love it! Brilliant idea and beautifully executed! Thanks for sharing with us at Quoth the Raven :)

  11. Pretty damned striking my friend. Really well thought out.... you clever devil!
    Gorgeous Helen.... out of my league.

    ... thank you so much for joining us at Quoth the raven.... i hope you'll come and check out the new challenge on Thursday.love always my friend.