Thursday, August 6, 2015

Smudgefest Day 4 Thrashed Thursday

Can't believe I'm hanging in there for Smudgefest, the fun filled week sponsored by Smeared Ink, where we receive a prompt each morning and must do the challenge by midnight.  I've played in this in years past, but not for awhile, and it totally snuck up on me, but I thought I'd try it anyway.  It's really a lesson for me.  No one has any idea how I labor over projects.  It's takes days (and sometimes weeks) for me to hash out an idea and make it come to fruition.  It's partly procrastination, I know, but it's also a bit of fear of failure.  I need to be reasonably sure that my project will turn out how I envision it, rather than just going with the flow.  You don't have time for that here.  Ya just gotta get busy. And although I'm not always thrilled with my outcome, I'm proud that I'm just creating.

So much for confessions.  Today is Thrashed Thursday and I can't tell you how happy I was since I've been hoarding a corrugated box since Christmas because the inside was BLACK.  Cool!  I rescued it from recycling numerous times because hubby didn't like it laying in the hallway so I finally hid it under the bed in the guest room until the right occasion came up.  AND THIS IS IT!  I cut a tag shape and distressed the crap out of the edges with my Distrezz-it-all.  (Boy, that makes a lot of noise, especially at 4:45 am, but fortunately, he didn't wake up)  Then I tore off some more of the black.  The die cut is from Memory Box with a Spellbinders circle cut out of a scrap of specialty paper.  I stamped the little ghost Grumpy, again from the SI Halloween Grumpies set, on black with Versamark, embossed it with white, and fussy cut and popped him on the tag.  Added a metal brad and rope hanger and called it done.  WooHoo!

I'm entering this in the Outlawz Monday Greeting Cards Tic Tac Toe challenge using Die Cuts/ Punches/ Image/Embossing, Simon Says Monday Tie it Up, and Crafter's Cafe use Some Torn Paper,  Fab'n'Funky No Patterned Paper and Papertake Weekly ATG w/Option of Torn Edges.  


  1. lol Donna - I totally identify with you hoarding your box!!! I am glad you did save it because this tag is amazing xxx

  2. Great texture on this tag Donna and love the moon. Awesome make as always my friend :) xx

  3. Wow! Great texture on the tag. Love your tag. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Tie it Up Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Great tag. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this week for our "Torn Paper" challenge.Dont forget in September we are moving to twice a month (1st and 15th)

  5. Awesome! Thank you for taking part in the CCB challenge #128. All the best!

  6. A fantastic creation! Thanks for playing at Papertake Weekly! xxx


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