Did you know that Smeared Ink has a challenge every week??? It does! And YOU can vote for the winner! Entries are all up for voting every Thursday-Friday. If you’d like to check out all the deets, click HERE, then click on “Challenge.” This week, the challenge is to use metal or metallic colors on your project. And, as a Silversmith, I love working with anything metallic! So of course I needed to play along!!! So it’s pretty hard to photograph this card properly, but I hope you can see the main image! It’s the Water Goddess from Smeared Ink’s Goddess set. Here’s a different photo, in slightly different light. You can click on any of the photos to see them bigger. I took some plain old tin foil and rubbed the image into it. SI’s stamps are so deeply cut, it was easy to do! Then, I experimented with coloring her in…to almost no avail. The only medium that I played with that actually stuck was Staz On ink. I tried lots of mediums…but they all came off. So I very gently rubbed the Staz On pad directly on to my now-embossed image. See all of her spiral hair? I decided to not add paper to the card, as it would have been way too busy. Instead, I took the window from SI’s Holy City set (love!), and stamped it directly onto my card with the same Teal Staz On ink. But it needed a little something more! I embellished and glued with Mermaid Stickles. I put a couple of glue dots under my foiled image, but I didn’t want the edges of the piece to lift, as the foil is so delicate, so I sealed the entire piece with the Stickles. Then, I added a few swishes and dots to the Window images around the card. So, what do you think??? Think it’s worth voting for? Then please visit Smeared Ink on Thursday or Friday and vote! Don’t worry… I’ll remind you! ;} Have an inspiring day!!!