Friday, January 30, 2015

KICKSTART YOUR ART 2015 - Day 5

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 Fifth Prompt is

Use and Organic Medium ( Coffee, Tea, Fruits, Flowers, Sand, Etc
Here is my inspiration


Supplies:
  • Canson Mixed Media paper (140 lb)
  • Rubber Stamp Set - Gargoyles, Artist Teri Sherman from Smeared Ink
  • Rubber Stamp Set: Stampers Anonymous - Stuff To Say
  • Spectrum Noir Markers
  • Krylon Workable Fixatif Spray (Clear)
  • Archival Ink: Coffee
  • Coffee
Details of the process:









Can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks!
Love,
Julia

Thursday, January 29, 2015

KICKSTART YOUR ART 2015 - Day 4

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 Fourth Prompt is

Doddle Day
Here is my inspiration
Supplies:

Details of the process:






Can't wait to see what you create!
Thanks!
Love,
Julia

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

KICKSTART YOUR ART 2015 - Day 3

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 Third Prompt is

Make A Collage
Here is my inspiration


Supplies:
  • Canson Mixed Media paper (140 lb)
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Assortment of Images from Magazine
  • Rubber stamp set - Quoth The Raven, Artist Terra Serrano from Smeared Ink
  • Spectrum Noir Markers
  • Scotch permanent glue pen
  • Krylon Workable Fixatif Spray (Clear)
  • Sakura Pigma Micron Pen (Black)
I had lots of fun creating this collage.
Can't wait to see what you create, visit our Facebook page and join the fun!!!!
Can't wait to see what you create!
Thanks!
Love,
Julia

New Challenge at A Step in the Dark!

Hello everyone!!!!
It is time for a new challenge and we are so excited!
The theme of this challenge is
Anything Goes / Dark, Emo, Punk, etc.
Our sponsor is Dilly Bean Stamps. Used Image called Lucy's Lollipop




Image was colored with Prisma coloring pencils.
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

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

KICKSTART YOUR ART 2015 - Day 2

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 Second Prompt is

Use Lyrics from a Song or Poem
Here is my inspiration

I was inspired by the song Black Magic Woman - Fleetwood Mac
...,  I got a black magic woman
Got me so blind I can't see
But she's a black magic woman
And she's tryin' to make a devil out of me....

Supplies:
  • Canson Mixed Media paper (140 lb)
  • Rubber stamp set - Voodoo, Artist Rick St Dennis from Smeared Ink
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Spectrum Noir Markers
  • Scotch permanent glue pen
  • Krylon Workable Fixatif Spray (Clear)
  • Sharpie Ultra Fine pen - Black
  • Sakura Pigma Micron Pen (Black)
  • Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gel-Ink Pens - Silver and Gold
  • Signo gel pen - White
I had lots of fun doodling the background.
Can't wait to see what you create, visit our Facebook page and join the fun!!!!
I would like to enter this page in the following challenges:

Can't wait to see what you create!
Thanks!
Love,
Julia

Monday, January 26, 2015

KICKSTART YOUR ART 2015 - Day 1

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 first Prompt is

Create Layers
Here is my inspiration


Supplies:
  • Canson Mixed Media paper (140 lb)
  • Digital Image - Stitchy Situation Doll 1 from Smeared Ink
  • Pelican watercolors
  • Golden Acylic - Titanium White
  • Scotch permanent glue pen
  • Scraps of designer paper
  • Spectrum Noir Markers
  • Krylon Workable Fixatif Spray (Clear)
  • Sharpie Ultra Fine pen - Black
  • Sakura Pigma Micron Pen (Black)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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 Rick St Dennis. I used Valentine Macabre and created a mixed media art journal page


Image was colored with Prisma coloring pencils, background was created with acrylic paints and Distress Inks.
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!!!

I would like to enter this tag in the following challenges:
Thanks!
Hugs,
Julia
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