Tuesday, August 7, 2012

SmudgeFest - Day Two

Today is Day Two of SmudgeFest. The challenge for today was called Trashy Tuesday. The challenge was to create something out of trash! I love to repurpose and recycle so I really enjoyed making a "trashy" project.

Raven's Nest Brooch
I saw all the newspapers hanging from my neighbor's doors this morning and my creative juices made a smoothie. My brooch is made from paper circles punched from newspaper that I painted with gesso and stenciled with red polka dots. I had to cut the plastic bag circles with scissors.  The raven image is from Smeared Ink Quoth the Raven set. I printed the raven on scrapbook paper and then used a paper punch to pop it out. The raven was then adhered to a bottle top that I flattened with pliers and a hammer.  I gave the layers a little scrunch and hit it with a little brown chalk to make it look old and vintage. This brooch would really add some fun to a boring headband or purse.

Along with Smudgy Antics SmudgeFest, this brooch also qualifies for a slew of other great challenges going on today.

Paper Play - layer it up
Diva's by Design - #46 flower
Dream Valley - #38 die cuts & punches
No Matter What - #1 anything goes
Pile it On - #32 add some metal
The Crafty Pad - #182 show some metal
Di's Digi Designs - no squares allowed
Craft Your Passion - #122 anything goes
Critter Sketch - #127 circles
Love to Create - #27 punches & dies
Simon Says Stamp & Show - paint it up
Whoopsi Daisy - die cuts & punches
Vintage Elusions - #1 anything goes/mixed media

Wow! I hope you have time to view the beautiful artwork displayed on the above listed sites. You will be inspired to get out your paper and stamps.

Whew! Day Two of SmudgeFest is complete for me.....can't wait to see what we have to create on Wednesday.


  1. What a wonderful idea Wendy and a great use of newspaper too. Thanks for joining us over at Whoopsi Daisy.

    Joan x

  2. I adore your raven brooch! Great layer and repurposing! See you tomorrow!


  3. Wow, what a great idea! And how beautiful it turned out.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Craft Your Passion this week.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Craft Your Passion
    August Guest Design Team Member

  4. WoW - that's really neat. Love the raven on the bottle cap bit especially :-) xx

  5. such a pretty brooch and perfect for the challenge
    thank you for taking part in the challenge at the craft pad this week
    Debbi x

  6. This is lovely, what an original idea.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  7. Wendy...I am amazed at your adorable little brooch. I would never have guessed it was made from repurposed newspaper and a bottle cap to just glance at it! Very nicely done! Love your use of paints on this! The little polka dots are great fun among those beautifully finished layers of circles. Love your little black bird on the bottle cap, too! Very very cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  8. Very cool recycling project. Great result...so fun. The raven bottlecap is awesome. Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion. Can't wait to see what you create next!

  9. Gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create weekly challenge of Punches and/or Dies.

  10. This is fabulous I adore it...What a great idea... Thank you for joining us at Vintage elusions... May x

  11. This is so very cool! The Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge! - Ashli

  12. Great idea. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  13. Amazing embellishment. Trash can be treasure! :) Thanks for participating at Paperplay this week.

  14. Fab project, really creative! Thanks for joining us at NMW Challenges and good luck
    Claire xx

  15. This looks fabulous.Brilliant idea and way to recycle.The raven is the perfect centerpiece.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  16. Fabulous brooch Wendy, thank you for joining us at vintage Elusions this week, Pauline x

  17. Brilliant piece! I never would have realized how much "trash" you used if I didn't read your post. Your brooch is amazingly gorgeous! You rocked this one!!!

  18. Wow, so cool!! Love him, he's great!!!

  19. What a great project - amazing what you can make out of trash! Really cool - great result!

  20. What a great idea. It turned out really cool. Thanks for playing at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

  21. What a fab idea! Love it :-) Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  22. Great circle card. thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

  23. Oooh! Your brooch is wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Show Us Some Metal Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  24. fabby thanks for joining us at critter sketch and good luck emma xx

  25. What a fab idea and I just love the Raven. xx Thanks for joining us at Di's digi designs. xx

  26. Beautiful brooch. Love that you repurposed. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

  27. Wow, it looks awesome! Thanks so much for joining our punches and dies challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x