Saturday, August 11, 2012

SmudgeFest - Day Six

Today is Day Six of SmudgeFest. The challenge for today was called Saturday's Song. The challenge was to create an ATC  with the song "Blackbird" by the Beatles as an inspiration. Blackbird is one of my favorite songs and I love crafting with blackbirds and ravens so I was stoked for this challenge!

Blackbird Fly ATC
I cut out the base of my ATC with my cricut machine. I used the baby wings digital stamp from the Smeared Ink Heart Wings set. I colored the wings and hearts with colored pencils. I added some bling with glitter on the wings and along the edge of the birdie's hat. I scrunched up my background paper, sanded the edges and distressed it with ink. The blackbird is cut from a discarded catalog. I further embellished the card with a tiny seed bead, black tulle and a pinky-red pom-pom.

Along with SmudgeFest, I am entering this ATC in the following challenges:

Dilly Beans - worn, torn and distressed
Simon Says - Bingo (die cut & glitter)
Tuesday Alchemy - Bingo (diecut & bling)
ATC's with Attitude - #20 anything goes
That Craft Place - things with wings
Digi Doodle - #120 things with wings
Sweet Stampin - things with wings
Love to Create - #27 die cuts & punches)
Dream Valley - #38 die cuts & punches)

Please take a minute and look at the artwork on display at the above listed sites. It will put a smile on your face!

SmudgeFest has been so much fun, I'm sorry it is going to end tomorrow. Can't wait to see what the last challenge is!!!

always following my paper whims ~ wendy


  1. A great way of using those bits and bobs that we can't bear to throw out Wendy. Love the way you have pieced it all together. xxx

  2. wow cool atc love the bird with the hat :-)

  3. Brilliant ATC!! I have enjoyed SmudgeFest too it has been a blast :D

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy this week!!

    *hugs* Shell xx

  4. Very nice!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Dilly Beans. :)

  5. Fabulous ATC - I do hope you are going in for the Swap at the end :-) xxxxxx

  6. FAbulous ATC! Love the tulle wings and quirky hat. Great inspiration from the song. thanks for sharing with Dilly Beans this week. xxD

  7. Fantastic ATC - love the blackbird with hat.
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

  8. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!
    Hugs Katya x

    P.S I am having a blog giveaway at my personal blog, you are very welcome to join

  9. lovely idea and lovely card, thanks for joining in at ATCs with attitude. caro xx

  10. Beautiful. Love the texture . Thank you for joining us at atcs and cards with attitude x

  11. Lovely ATC well done. Thanks for joining in with this weeks Challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. Jenny x

  12. It looks like you had a lot of fun with this card! Great job integrating all of these techniques for Tuesday Alchemy's BINGO challenge this week!


  13. Another fantastic creations. Loving the tulle and the hat xxx

  14. I love the tulle and the quirky little hat on the Blackbird. A very whimsical piece :)

  15. What a fun that little blackbird... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  16. Beautiful ATC. Love this splash of red.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Things with Wings” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  17. Wonderful ATC, Great elements, Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans this week

  18. Wonderful and creative ATC.
    Thank you for participating in this week's Digi Doodle Shops Challenge.
    Liva ❤

  19. Love all the elements. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley this week x

  20. Thanks so much for joining in our Things with Wings challenge at Sweet Stampin. Fabulous ATC!

  21. Unique and fabulous!! Thanks for joining us That craft Place this week. Trudie xx

  22. A beautiful project, thank you for joining in with ATC's and cards with attitude
    Lindsay xx