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Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you see something here that you like. I love colouring digital images and I am on a few Design Teams.I am taking art classes with Kit and Clowder, and Make it Crafty. I hope maybe you will get some new ideas here or you can leave comments and links so I will be picking up new ideas from you. Anyway I will put on the kettle and have some cupcakes at the ready...

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Smeared and Smudged bloghop

The image inside the lamp is Hexology
On the outside is Batcula
Both Images by Rick St. Dennis

This is my entry for the Smeared and Smudged blog hop today. If you like things to be somewhat quirky then please hop around... you never know what you might find! The remit was to upcycle an object...
The list of participants is on the right sidebar, just down a little way. I have a problem with my eyes and the bloghop has a flashing image.

We haven't done this one in a while, and since we're giving such advance notice we really want you to pull out all the stops!...your challenge: ALTER A FOUND OBJECT.
No cards or scrapbook pages allowed, your item must be 3-D and must have started out as something you found at a thrift store, on the side of the road, in the back of your closet, etc. Show us how you can truly change up that ugly old lamp, or re-cover that forgotten recipe book, the possibilities are endless! Also, don't forget the S&S rule that is has to be stamped somewhere (digi stamps are fine) – we love when you use Smeared Ink stamps, but it is NOT a requirement.
The lamp is very old, I wanted to decorate it for when we used to go to music festivals but didn't know how. It was quite funny when I started this project... my husband said I should dust the lamp before I do anything with it. NO NO NO.... that dust is old - it stays!
The images have been printed onto neenah and coloured with promarkers. They were then scanned and printed onto glossy photo paper. The little bottle of 'absinthe' is green food colouring. The warning has been made in mcs, the rest is just bits and bobs.


  1. What a beautiful result. I like your work.

  2. What a cool altered lamp! I love Batcula!!! You are getting me in the mood for Halloween! :) Great job! Miss being in the hop with you!

  3. Sue, what a fabulous altered project, dust and all! Super 3D effect and RSD images are wonderfully done. Great little saying and love your set up.

  4. stunning bats really like how you have played with the sizes of them.EE

  5. Great project - I love the images you used.....and glad you kept the dust!

  6. Brilliant bats! This lantern looks amazing & love the little warning sign too :o)

  7. Hi, Fabulous project, love the bats and a great idea for altering your lamp to.

    Hugs Erin x

  8. great project! love that bat, have to make something with him myself sometime soon :) I can´t see the blog roll for the hop? or maybe I´m just blind.

  9. Stunning lamp you upcycled, great coloring and I like the text too! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  10. Wonderful upcycling and glad you kept the old dust! I love the ''Absinthe' saying.... i'll try to remember that!
    Thank you so much Sue for taking part in this months members blog hop. BDx

  11. Wonderful transformation. Great stamps and coloring. Love the sentiment!

  12. Definitely making me think of the bats. I have a lamp here I could alter...