Monday, August 6, 2012

SmudgeFest - Day One

Today is Day One of SmudgeFest. The challenge for today was called Monday Mash Up. You were given a fun list of elements to work into your creation. So much fun!

Edgar Allan Poe Dangle
backside of dangle

I decided to try something new. I created a hanging dangle from paper and a cereal box for the challenge. I used the Edgar Allan Poe and raven wings digital stamps from Smeared Ink to do my project. They were both from the Quoth the Raven set. As an overachiever, I used as many of the challenge elements that I could. Starting at the top of the list:

fiber or ribbon - fiber is attached to the raven charm
metal - metal raven charm and metal wire
paint - the backside of my cereal box is painted black
chalk - the design is highlighted with red chalk
deco paper - Edgar is printed on scrapbook paper

The dangle is also embellished with glass beads and red feathers.

I am entering this piece in the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad - #182 show some metal
Craft Punked - #31 at the movies
Octopode Factory - wings
Pile it On - #31 add some metal
That Crafty Place - things with wings
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Joanna Sheen - try something new
Smeared & Smudged - August Junk Funk - feathers

I hope you will take a minute to look at all the gorgeous artwork that can be found on the above mentioned sites.


  1. oh wow what a great Idea! really love this xxx

  2. wow this is beautiful, love it

  3. Oh wow this is just amazing, i love your attention to detail, its fantastic!! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula :))

  4. OVERACHIEVER! LOL, well done! This is beautiful and I could Ben see that hanging on my Christmas tree!! Well done and thanks for playing! Hope to see you tomorrow!


  5. This is fabulous! Love those feathers and beads you've added. What a cool idea, I might have to borrow it :)

  6. Fabulous - I LUV this. :-)

  7. hi Wendy... wow amazing. EAP is one of my faves!
    thanks for playing on TOFF. if you go to my blog i do have a page of freebie digi's :-)

  8. So cool! Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week!

  9. Cool hanger! So glad you shared it with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Show Us Some Metal Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xxx
    PS I have Candy on my blog!

  10. A lovely creation hun! Thanks for playing at Joanna Sheen! xxx

  11. What an unique creation - love it! Thanks for playing along with The Crafty Pad this week. Estelle xx

  12. What! No glitter! LOL, just kidding! Not only did you manage to use most of the elements on the list, you did so in the most beautiful manner! Don't let the Dragon see this or she may threaten to singe your backside if you don't give it to her ;) I love how this turned out. You are quite talented so please don't hate me if I CASE your brilliant project in the future :)

    1. Actually I did have glitter on EAP's scarf and then I wiped it off, it was overkill!!!

      I would love it if you "cased" the Poe Dangler in the future. Thanks for all the compliments!


  13. God bless your little overachiever heart for bringing this cool dangle to life. I love Poe and he looks rather good in your creation. It's fun!
    thanks for joining us at Pile It On.