Friday, July 11, 2014

Your weekly issue of Smeared Ink

Since I have basically a shit-ton (real word, look it up) of birthday cards
to make this month, and the next, I decided to use some of the various
digital eye candy Smeared Ink has to offer.

I really like this image called, Specimen Jar Man. It's perfect for all manner 
of masculine themed projects. I love the whole Da Vinci vibe it gives off.
I colored this fella with Copics, as usual. I colored the orange butterfly
a bit too vividly, so I went over the entire thing with a warm gray (W2)
to dull it up a bit. It makes quite a difference, believe me.  

I stamped an insect diagram image directly onto the kraft card, but it
also came out wonky, so I spritzed it with water to make a subtle, less
offensive background. I used some MME and Basic Grey dp matted with
black card to make it all cohesive. 

Make sure to check out all of the varied and versatile images available at 
And, check out the exclusive designs available only through the rubber club
I recently joined up, and I don't regret it one bit! 


  1. Fabulous creation you made Glo, love the colors and the background!
    Hugs, Elenor

  2. Love this image and your coloring. Fab collection of DP's you used, too. xxD

  3. Great images on this card - so glad I'm not the only one to cock up what I'm doing while crafting. You managed to erase your mistakes perfectly and I would never have known if you weren't so honest about it!! I'll put my DT hats on and thank you for entering the challenges at Creative Moments and Crafty Girls while I'm here xx

  4. Wow, very interesting. I love the image and how you have colored it. Thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

  5. Great image coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxxx

  6. Fabulous creation...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  7. Love that insect stamp!! Beautiful color choice and layout perfect for this card. Great papers and once again floored by your creativity!


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