Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Welcome to my blog...I wanted to introduce you to a awesome friend of mine. She is so unique.Her name is smokey...tough gal.
Thanks for stopping in

Welcome to my blog. I am showing off a few sneek peek images from smeared this one is from their Bee Collection you will love it. I made a door piece for my new home...I am also entering this into
I used some old disc and attached my printed images inked with Tim Holts "squeezed lemonade" and sprayed with Dylusions Lemon Zest.
The circles around the center that I used to help make the flower are from "The Circus" also a new release set coming Friday from smeared Ink.I printed,inked and glued them to manila folder to give them strength..and then attached them with Ranger Glossy accents. after attached i modpodged the whole "flower"
The "queen Bees art room" was my imagination on the printer..making my little door piece.however the crown is part of the wonderful Bee set of digital stamps. 
well back to the art table.
Thanks for stopping in.
susan s

Monday, March 25, 2013

The House Of Poe my new smudgy antics challenge piece

Welcome to my blog. A wee bit of internet trouble due to high winds here..I think I am up and running again..we will see as I post this.
This is my new piece for
The theme is Make it Colorful without pens or pencils ...that is a challenge isn't it.   oh what to do ...what to do...first I thought about cheating well they didn't mention crayons Ha!...but I knew better...nice telepathic try right?
Ok then I used acrylic..yes acrylic from spray bottles.I found two pictures of pillars from a magazine and a nice arched roof cut them out centered them..and sprayed around them..i used gesso to tone things down and then stamped in staz on jet black ink.
About my stamps..I love them love them love them. They are my newest set from
Edgar Allen Poe Quote the Raven.Oh the stamps are fantastic!
well here is my DT piece and thanks for reading my gibberish.
susan s

Please come play with us!

Friday, March 22, 2013

I couldn't resist

Welcome to my blog. I finished my swap with
I must say I had fun. If you click on the link and visit our swap you will see several colors we had a choice of combining..using three.
I chose dark green lawn green and fushia.
I think I just could  not resist this idea after receiving my red rubber stamps from
It just was...too much temptation. well here are my act;s..thanks for stopping in.The grumpies can be found at
susan s

Thursday, March 14, 2013

smeared and smudged ink chal;lenger and face book challenge

well as promised here it is my zen tangles from  challenge forty eight see my previous post and please come play with us on face book or
The pattern for the zen tangle which I hope to inspire you with can be found  at
The challenge are waiting for you at smeared

hope to see you out there
susan s

The bright owl tangle #48 challenge

Welcome to my blog...the smeared ink blog hop is in the post prior to this as is the Stampers Anonymous yahoo group swap.
This is a zentangle I made for
I see a thousand mistakes. this is the second  zen tangle i have made so bear with me while i learn. My next step is to color the white green and add a grumpie and play in another challenge...
what is that you might ask??/I am sure in tomorrows post you will see.
take care
susan s

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

smeared and smudge blog hop,stampers anomyous swap and quote the raven challenge

Welcome to Lily and the Lotus
and welcome to

March with little Leprechauns sitting on their pot of gold tripping folks as they slide down their rainbows..what is at the end of my rainbow...this month Poe.Yes, Edgar Allen Poe  ..and a unique technique from Stampers group swap...tye die.
Using this technique you use paper towels, distress inks and mini misters.
What could I use to send to my friends at Stampers but their cute faes for know the ones the Leprechauns use to trip the folk sliding down rainbows to steal the gold  ah but worse fate then to arrive at the end of the rainbow to Poes black feathered friends
Thanks for stopping in...and hope you leave a comment.

Happy Hopping
susan s
The Edgar Allen Poe red rubber  set is from

Don't forget our new challenge at smudgy antics.. 
The raven tags are being entered in


Sunday, March 10, 2013

smudgy antics new challenge

This is my new challenge piece for
I actually love the theme ANYTHING BUT A CARD....thought provoking. I made box and used a digital stamp from 
on the top the stamp is mushroom fairies french fairies. I have learned alot from the wonderful lpeople at smeared ink and they constantly keep me wanting to learn more..I am trying to learn about shadowing and i used this piece to work with..there is  a lot more to shadowing than i thought so this was beginner 101...anyway i had fun and I hope you come play with us again or for the first is my piece..hope to see you at smudgy antics challenge.
susan s

Sunday, March 3, 2013

smeared and smudgfed design team show down

Welcome to my blog and to the event
My piece is titled   A Visit to Master Poe's and here are some pictures and a few steps I took to make this piece.
The theme is paint and splatter...
I decided to make Mr. Poes house. and place him in the window..and a smart little fairy dropping by to check on him...
I cut the house out of cereal boxes 8 inches long four inches across.
and then painted in a acrylic blue
I made four houses and several more tops to the house, and then dry brushed in a pale blue.

I madeI then used glue squares and jointed them together for thickness.I also finger painted with my staz on jet black a little distress. i used my odds and ends i use as stencils to add flavor to the house. I used Dresden jet black borders on the window trim and roof and bottom. I cut the door out of a cereal box and drew lines painted in brick red and distressed with Tim Holtz picked fence.I splattered brick red on the house.

I stamped and colored Mr. Poe and then I used a goth fairy from Smeared Ink colored her I had to cut her down a little to make her work in the door way.
I also added a bird cage with Mr. Poes raven was stamped colored and placed inside. I used Tim Holtz ideologies (the bird cage) and the jump rings to make this one work.
I also put glossy accents from Ranger Ink to give it a glossy window effect.I hope you like mr. Poes house and his little guest. she is bring him a flower from her garden.
Have a wonderful Sunday today is my moms birthday so off to celebrate..
susan s.