Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Smeared Ink End of Term Blog Hop

Good Monday Morning!  

I'm so excited that you've hopped here today!  But before I continue, I must say a HUGE thank you to Terra and Tori owners and designers of Smeared Ink.  As well as all of my wonderful Design Teammates.  Today is my last official post as a Smeared Ink Design Team Member.  I have above and beyond enjoyed myself working for/with this amazing team and will most definitely pop in and participate in all of the fabulousness that is Smeared Ink when I can!!  You girls completely rock. 

After all of that hubub - You should be arriving here from the Darling LadyBraton's gorgeous blog. 

Now onto the creating (before I start to tear up!!) - I was assigned to use a brand new image coming out from the Death Cab digital set.  Yes, it's a hearse.  Dark to some...super cool to others.  However you look at it it's beautiful.  So delicate and fragile looking.  So Victorian-"esque".  I was supposed to use other images in my creation but seriously?  I wanted this to stand alone.  It needed it's own space.

As you can see, I printed the image on white cardstock - I didn't color my image as I loved the detail of the black and white but I did choose certain spots to add silver real glass glitter.  I then matted it on dark raspberry cardstock and stitched them together with black thread.  I then matted it using foam dots onto three stitched together layers on top of a black, Grosgrain bow. 

The interior of this card is one of the five 'sentiments' that come with this set.  I again, matted and stitched.  I forgot to stitch around my sentiment so I just doodled a bit and again added silver real glass glitter to the corners of that panel.

Since I didn't entirely follow the rules I will tell you my favorite four Smeared Ink sets :
  • Heart Wings
  • Love Lil' Grumpies
  • Nymphs
  • Elementals

Please keep on hopping to Lisa's blog to see her beautiful creation!!

 Thank you girls for supporting me and allowing me the privilege of working for Smeared Ink!!  It's been an amazing year.


Alison said...

Great card! Love the simplicity of it...the fact that you didn't color the image in, the stitching...rad job! We will miss you tons!!! :)

~Lady B~ said...

This is exquisite! I love it! I will miss you so much!!! Thank you for all that you've done for the S&S team and for all of the fantastic inspiration you have provided us over the months and moons. Please stalk my blog or facebook from time to time. Hugz!

Alexandra Lundgren said...

Wow- Meredith, this is just stunning! I am bummed I won't get to see your special brand of creativity with the SI team anymore, but I will still be a blog stalker, er I mean hopper :). Lurv ya girl!

Carol W. said...

AMAZING!!! love the image and quote=FABULOUS!! great inspiration> TFS

Steph said...

Beautiful card! Such the rule breaker you are, but this card is perfect as is.

Unknown said...

A fantastic card looks great uncoloured
Luv Jane xxx

Sugar said...

that is a great card!!

DK Spins said...

This is beautiful Meredith, simply gorgeous. (knew this was yours by the stitching - you rock the sewing machine in your paper art, lady!). I'll miss your Smeared Ink DT contributions. TFS

blackdragon said...

This is so elegant... i want to be able to do cards like this.
I shall miss you on the team... your kindness, understanding.... and your unique style... you really are one talented lady.... it is a pleasure and an honour to call you friend.
love always xxx

Sparkly Engineer said...

I adore this card. The sentiment is great but the image.... Your treatment is perfect.

Anonymous said...

Great job!!Amazing!!:)