Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New Challenge at A Step in the Dark!

It is time for a new challenge and we are so excited!
The theme of this challenge is
Our sponsor for this challenge is Stitchy Bear Stamps. I used NOT The Sistine Chapel and created a mixed media art journal page


Mediums used Spectrum Noir Makers, Prisma Coloring Pencils, Distress Stains, Distress Ink and Watercolors.
For more inspiration hop over to A Step in the Dark! You have to see what the design team created for this challenge. We can't wait to see your wonderful creations!!!
Thanks!
Hugs,
Julia

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Art Journal Every Day - February 2015

Today I bring a mixed media art journal page that is my inspiration for the Art Journal Every Day event over the Smeared and Smudged Facebook group.
We have a new Art Journal Challenge and The theme is
Inspiration video by Dona Downey:
Here is my mixed media art journal page featuring Mer in Bucket- Merbabes

Mediums used: Gesso, Watercolors, Golden Paints, Gellatos and Spectrum Noir markers.
I would like to share this page in the following challenge:
Can't wait to see what you make!
Thanks!

Love,
Julia

Friday, February 13, 2015

Smeared and Smudged Bloody Valentine Hop 2015: Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of this awesome event!
Every month we, at the Smeared and Smudged Forum have a members blog hop.
February hop has a duration of three days and the theme is

Bloody Valentine


If you have hopped over from Black Dragon's Blog, then you are in the right place.
Each designer along the way is featuring a bloody romantic project, be sure to visit all the stops and leave a comment.
Here is my project
Supplies:
Image: The Second Keeper from Smeared Ink
  • Distress Stain, Distress Ink and Distress paints
  • Prisma Coloring Pencils
  • Workable Fixative
Your next stop is Monique.
Here is the line up in case you get lost:
Black Dragon
Julia
Monique
Jessica
Nan B
Jane
Susan S
Susan R
Lisa
Teresa
Leigh
Fiona
Rebecca
Lady Brayton
Sharon
Kristy

Thanks for joining us.
Love,
Julia

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Smeared and Smudged Bloody Valentine Hop 2015: Day 2

It's the second day of this awesome event!
Every month we, at the Smeared and Smudged Forum have a members blog hop.
February hop has a duration of three days and the theme is

Bloody Valentine
If you have hopped over from Black Dragon's Blog, then you are in the right place. 
Each designer along the way is featuring a bloody romantic project, be sure to visit all the stops and leave a comment.

Here is my project


Supplies:
Image: Zombie Hat Lady by Rick St DennisInk
  • Distress Stain, Distress Ink and Distress paints
  • Prisma Coloring Pencils
  • Workable Fixative
  • Brads
  • Gelli Prints
  • Sharpie
  • Ribbon
Your next stop is Monique.
Here is the line up in case you get lost:
Black Dragon
Julia
Monique
Jessica
Nan B
Jane
Susan S
Susan R
Lisa
Teresa
Leigh
Fiona
Rebecca
Lady Brayton
Sharon
Kristy

Thanks for joining us.
Love,
Julia

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Smeared and Smudged Bloody Valentine Hop 2015: Day 1

I can't believe the day has finally arrived!
Every month we, at the Smeared and Smudged Forum have a members blog hop.
February hop has a duration of three days and the theme is

Bloody Valentine
 If you have hopped over from Black Dragon's Blog, then you are in the right place. 

Each designer along the way is featuring a bloody romantic project, be sure to visit all the stops and leave a comment.
Here is my project
Supplies:

  • Image: Dripping Heart from Smeared Ink
  • Versamark ink
  • Distress Embossing Powder - Fired Brick - Tim Holtz
  • PanPastel Artists' Pastel - Permanent Red, Ultramarine Blue and Black 
  • Prisma Coloring Pencils
  • Workable Fixative
Your next stop is Monique.
Here is the line up in case you get lost:
Black Dragon
Julia
Monique
Jessica
Nan B
Jane
Susan S
Susan R
Lisa
Teresa
Leigh
Fiona
Rebecca
Lady Brayton
Sharon
Kristy

Thanks for joining us.
Love,
Julia

New Challenge at A Step in the Dark!

Hello everyone.
We are back... an having so much fun!
It is time for a new challenge and we are so excited!
The theme of this challenge is
Our sponsor for this challenge is Fantasy Arts and Crafts. I used Vampire Bat Wings and created a mixed media steampunk card



Mediums used Spectrum Noir Makers, Prisma Coloring Pencils, Distress Stains, Distress Ink and Watercolors.
For more inspiration hop over to A Step in the Dark! You have to see what the design team created for this challenge. We can't wait to see your wonderful creations!!!
Thanks!
Hugs,
Julia


Sunday, February 1, 2015

KICKSTART YOUR ART 2015 - Day 7

It's a new year and we want to help you
KICKSTART YOUR ART!
What better way to experiment with new techniques and ideas than creating your very own ART JOURNAL for 2015!
The Smeared and Smudged Art Journal Every Day DT are so excited to be hosting our second week-long journal challenge extravaganza! Each morning at 9am PST, for seven days, we will post a journal prompt or technique for challenge participants. The participants will have 24hours to post their journal page for that day's challenge. The daily winner will be announced the next morning along with the new journal challenge. Daily prizes will vary from gift certificates to coupons to free digis!
The fun thing about it is, at the end of the seven days we will be drawing for a grand prize! In order to qualify, participants must have posted entries in all seven journal challenges.
We look forward to this week long fun fest, and we hope you can play along!!!
Our Seventh Prompt is

Freebie Day
Here is my inspiration


Supplies:
  • Canson Mixed Media paper (140 lb)
  • Digital Image - Look of Love from Smeared Ink
  • Distress Ink: Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo
  • Scotch permanent glue pen
  • Scraps of designer paper
  • Tim Holtz Movers and Shakers - Mini Tattered Floral Set
  • Spectrum Noir Markers
  • Krylon Workable Fixatif Spray (Clear)
  • Sakura Pigma Micron Pen (Black)
Can't wait to see what you create!
Thanks!
Love,
Julia
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