Thursday, May 21, 2015

Smeared and Smudged May Member Blog Hop

The Smeared and Smudged Forum and shop my be closed, but there is still a very active Group on FB to which I belong and I'm thrilled to be joining the Member Hop this month.  You should have arrived from Shell's Blog, who I'm sure has something amazing to share.  The theme this month is Anything Goes.

May Member Blog Hop
Black Dragon
 Leslie Rahye
Tit Belsoeur
 Susan R.
Susan S.

Gotta say I was a bit late to the party, only signing up the last minute on Wednesday and although we don't officially have to go live until 9:00 am PDT, most have already posted so have some fun and visit the lineup. You'll be glad you did.  Good thing I'm last, although a bit anticlimactic after the wonders you've seen before me, and good thing my pals Teresa and Maureen teased me, or I wouldn't have had a sentiment for my project.  No real time to get messy and inky, nor delve into the amazing land of mixed media and to be honest, I pretty much suck at that, so I've got a 6x6 fat page and some straight forward coloring, using the fabulous Face On image from Ike's Art.

I always really got a kick out of it as a child when my mom or auntie would say she "had to put her face on".  Now being the vintage I am, it's doesn't sound nearly as silly.  LOL  I've colored with Copics and let the DP set the stage.

I printed the image 3 times and did a bit of fussy cutting and popping with foam for dimension.  The edges were distressed to fit with the current challenge at Left of Center and there ya go.  If you happened here by chance, I encourage you to start at the beginning up top there for some fabulous alternative (and perhaps a bit dark) inspiration.  The projects I peeked at this morning already will blow your mind.


  1. Great coloring, interesting image.

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Once again you have created something stunning (I'm not surprised). This is one of my favorite images. So fun and I love the layering/3D you've done to it. Her hair is UH-MAZ-ING! Love the DP too! Glad you joined in this month!

  3. oooh freaky! the layers make the whole thing! she's pulling her skin on! EEK! love it!

  4. hahahaha this is fabulous! I agree and love the sentiments. My mom always said the same thing lol so loved the art and this post..and your kitties on the side bar :)

  5. Fabulous Donna, love the image and sentiment. Fabulous work.

    Hugs Anna xx

  6. Fab project and great play on words

  7. LOL! I have to spackle mine on with a trowel and so two coats!! Love the dimension and of course the sentiment! A winner, Donna!! Top notch!

  8. Wow ! Donna I love love love your project ! and the sentiment, this is so funny !!! xoxox

  9. Very cool and very you :) The fussy cutting really makes her face POP hee hee :D

  10. This is absolutely fabulous, Donna. I love your coloring and all that fussy cutting really paid off. I love the dimension you got for this, too. Awesome. Hugs, Barbara

  11. LOL - This is awesome Donna, and definitely not an anti-climax!! Happy to have inspired you in some small way, glad you joined in and look forward to seeing you in future hops xx

  12. Wonderful fat page! Love how you've colored and layered the image - so cool! Thanks for joining us at LOC this week.

  13. This is jusy super AWESOME Donna. I think your colouring is out of this world and I reallu love the background. My Mother used to say that too :-D Thank you very much for using one of my images :-D

    IKE xxxxx

  14. This reminds me of the movie 'the mask', impressed with all that fiddly cutting you've done. Fabulous creepy project. Thanks for joining us at LOC Lou x

  15. Great background! Love the colouring and what a fab creation altogether!

  16. Oh I love this Donna!! Fabulous image and perfect sentiments! Awesome colouring too. Sorry for the delay in my hopping! hugs, mo x

  17. I love it! Thank you Donna for joining us at Create and Inspire challenges.


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