Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Smeared and Smudged Design Team Throwdown challenge 3

Challenge # 3 at Smeared and Smudged forum, rules are here
The theme was chosen by the winners of last challenge, Smeared Ink team, (big congrats to you, you did a great job).
We were to make a mini book:  Your project must be some sort of mini book. Whether it is a small accordion book , an ATC book, a domino book, a match book, a twinchie or inchie book, a tab book, etc... is up to you, but you must include at least 5 pages and your book must be smaller than 4". Use any techniques you'd like within your book.
Our team post is on Airless Chambers the other, darker,  Rick St. Dennis blog,
The team is again Miranda, Rick and me
I was planning on making an ATC book, but as always my project never comes out as it was planned. LOL,  I changed plan a million times along the way but this was what I ended up with (first plan was to go for an old vintage grunchy look, but that failed big time lol).
The book is 4 x 4 inches and inside are ATC's using Rick St. Dennis digi's Alien and Creature images (they are no longer available in Rick's etsy, sorry), I also used Smeared Ink's Grumpies and the sentiments that come with the Grumpies.

I made the book from scratch, used some designer papers that I didn't like and cut that to 8 x 4 inches, folded them in half and glued the patterned side of the paper to each other, that way i got a  4 x 4 inch blanc paged book .
The pages have backgrounds made of  Dylussions and Distress Stains (first time I played with both, and have to get used to the dylussions sprays a bit) and also used paint.
The background of the ATC's are mostly Lost Coast Designs stamps, and I framed the ATC's with some glitter glue.

The covers of the book are made of a cardboard box, I removed some of the top layer and painted them.
Here are all the pics (you might want to put on your sunglasses, cause here's a colour explosion coming)

first the ATC's

the front cover

the inside of the book

the back cover
Hope you like the book, also check out my teamies projects and don't forget to vote


  1. Wonderful book Monique. Great pages and coloring! Also love your sentiments. Looks like you had fun working on this project. Good luck at the S&S Throwdown!

  2. OMG! LOVE it, Monique! Fab combo of creatures and the sentiments made me LOL. Perfect! xxD

  3. This is beautiful, Monique! I love the bright colors and textures! You're awesome!

  4. ik vind je ATC boekje echt zo ontzettend gaaf!! en lekker fel van kleur

  5. Great pages, gorgeous colours and the little monsters are to die for! Good luck! Suzanne

  6. Awesome make hun - I love the vibrant colours on your book here! xxx

  7. Love your monster book! It's just dripping with delicious colors!!!
    Fabulous mini book project!!!

  8. I thinkits so magical thatwe all used the brighter colours without discussing it-all the projects look great and I love your monsters-I never got a chance to tell you who they all are the new ones---one of them is a wasp -he's the fellow that leaves a mystery bug bite even when you havnt been outside

  9. Fab mini-book, Monique! LOVE the dylusion-inked backgrounds and cardboard cover, not to mention the cute little monstahs :) Great project!

  10. Super cute mini book and the monster collection is brilliant. Adorable one even might say haha if you can call monsters that. Always a pleasure to view your work xx

  11. Mo this little monster book is just perfect. Great idea using those DP like that. All the vibrant colours make this entire little book just so perfect!! Good luck xxxx

  12. Prachtige kleurencombi. Als dit de eerste keer is dat je deze techniek toepaste, is het wel schitterend gelukt.
    Grappige beestjes ook. :-)

  13. WoW, feel like im tripping ;)
    I can see how much work you have put into this booklet. awesome job with the images.