It’s finally time! Finally time for the HUUUUGE release from Smeared Ink stamps! There are so many new sets!!! The Smeared Ink Fall release will feature 5 brand new rubber sets, and a new line of digi images that will be available as sets or single images. They will be available in the shop today and rubber sets will begin shipping on Monday the 6th. So. Each of the DT members were given one new image to play with. I got a fellow named Lonely Boy and his spider friend Puff. Here is what the entire rubber set looks like:And here is my creation:I gotta toot my horn a bit…I LOVE how the coloring came out on Lonely Boy. I originally was going to go a different route with my colors, but I am SOOOO glad I changed my tactics! You can click on any of the images to see it bigger. Check out little Puff, tipping his hat to you!Did you notice that the card is actually a tombstone? I had gotten the image from Cheeky Magpie, and I altered it a bit so that it would actually be the card…and not just stuck on it.I distressed the hell out of it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and even added cracks using the same color ad applying it with Cut N Dry Nibs. I drew in the “RIP” with watercolor markers. Lonely Boy is pop dotted so that he appears to be floating past the tombstone. I cut out some grass (and I sure wish I had the Martha Stewart punch that does that!), and added the Walnut Stain to it as well. Then there’s the inside… More Distress Ink, cracks, and a sentiment that is a part of this set. I didn’t go too crazy, as I’m not sure what I’ll be writing on the inside. Now, I’ve got some other fabulous bits of info that have to do with Smeared & Smudged.Smeared and Smudged will be adding in a new challenge called the Photo Inspiration Challenge, and in honor of this new challenge we will have a very special giveaway of 2 G45 paper pads: Transatlantic and Fashionista. In order to qualify for the prize drawing you must participate in all five S&S challenges- Sketch(one or both), Oh the Horror, Rock N Rolla, Guest DT Challenge, and Photo Challenge. Those who participate in all five during the month will be entered, and you can combine challenges if you want as long as you post your project in each challenge thread so it will be counted.Also, and I am very excited about this… is the 31 Days of Halloween. It all started last year with Terra and Kelli, who vowed to make and share one Halloween or Day of The Dead stamped project for each day in October. We had a huge response from others who enjoyed it just as much as we did. So this year, we are going even bigger!We’d like to invite YOU to join in this year and participate in our 31 Days of Halloween month-long event. We’re offering up some cool prizes at the end, and know that you’ll have a blast! There are a couple of ways to participate and some creep-tastic prizes up for grabs! Grab the blinkie below and click HERE for all the deets! Sign ups begin NOW!!! I know…this was a super loooong email, but it had to be! Now, please hop along to the rest of the Smeared & Smudged Design Team. Everyone created some amazing things that are sure to inspire you! Have a fang-tastic ay!!!Terra ~ Tori ~ Alison(that’s me!) ~ Kelli ~ Kathi ~ Danielle ~ Black Dragon ~ Kim ~ Lady Brayton ~ Meredith ~ JeanAn idendium: I just realized that Lonely Boy totally works for this week’s Macabre Monday! “Creepy Cute”!!! And if you don’t agree, just check out the comments! I see a bunch of “cute” in there!!! I’m stoked this works for that challenge! It’s a great one, as usual.