Saturday, March 9, 2013

Design Team Throwdown challenge # 1

This is my entry for the first Design Team Throwdown challenge by Smeared Ink, you can read all about the rules here

in the DT throwdown Design Teams will be pitted against each other in a biweekly challenge to make projects that will inspire. They will strive to win the majority vote of forum members.

the first challenge theme is Paint and Splatter, and I am in the Rick St. Dennis team togehter with Miranda and of course Rick,  he thought of drawing us special painter Zombies, how cool is that?

Anyway, we decided that each of us would make an Art Journal page, using the same papersize and color scheme, and we would try to make 1 project out of the 3 separate pieces. It was so much fun creating this project together but all in our own little corner of the world, having to deal with time zones (and different languages).

This is what I made:


I colored the zombie using pencils and made the background using stamps for the bricks, used distress ink to color the bricks red, then painted the rest of the paper grey using acrylic paint (used black and white to make the grey for the background and added some more black for the MB letters behind the zombie)
Drew some cracks around he bricks using a black marker and then did the splattering in red, white and black paint and some red paint dripping in the left corner.
The letters MB where painted using a template Rick made for us, had that printed and cut out the letters to make a mask and dabbed the paint in.
now it is time to reveal the three projects together

worked out great hey?? Miranda and I both scanned our project and e mailed it to Rick, and he put our projects and his together in Photoshop, made some digital changes to make it one piece and I think it looks awesome.

Now if you like one of our pieces please come to the Smeared Ink Forum to vote, who ever gets the most votes is the winner.........

Thanks for voting on our pieces ;-)

You can find the zombie images in Rick's etsy:

Zombie 1
Zombie 2
Zombie 3


  1. het ziet er zooooooooo tof uit als je ze alledrie op een rijtje ziet, echt heeeeeeeeeeeeel gaaf

  2. OMG!!! hilarious! Really loving the sentiments. Great teamwork and fabulous work, Monique. xxD

  3. This is amazing! Fantastic coordination and team work. I hope you three win. If you don't there is something wrong! Just my opinion, and I am bias.

  4. LOL Great image and FAB sentiment Monique :)

  5. OMG this co-operation between the three of you is amazing. This is truly teamwork. That sentiment is so funny and love your colouring on this fabulous image. Good luck in the challenge hun xx

  6. This is amazing what 3 of you did. So cool.
    Hugs Nat

  7. I love them all, Brilliant creations, Love Hazelxo

  8. Very nicely done Monique and an interesting take with the team work, very fresh.I love the brickwork poking through. x

  9. Fabulous! Great colors and the whole triptych idea is quite clever.
    Really beautiful work on this ugly fellow!

  10. your piece is fun and wonderful. i always enjoy your art.
    susan s