Sunday, August 7, 2011

Smudgefest 2011 - Day Seven, The Final Challenge!

Wow, it's the last challenge of Smudgefest 2011, sponsored by Smeared Ink . There have been awesome prizes won, and lots of cool projects by many talented artists. Wonder who will win the grand prize of 17 digi sets?
Pick me... LOL

We were given a digi of an adorable rat named Calypso to use in our project, which was pretty nice of them. When I was young, about 14, we were visiting some friends who had boys about my age and a little younger. They had rats for pets, so we put 3 of them on my head, kind of tangled in my hair & I walked to where the grownups were playing cards. I told my mom "you always say my hair is a rat's nest, and now it is". Mom let out a little scream & we laughed. My daughters had rats when they were younger, but could only play with them in their rooms with the door closed because we also had cats & dogs. Cats plus rats equals dead rats...

My project is a simple card showing a rat's revenge on the human who hurt its tail . I colored the rat image with Derwent Inktense pencils & colored pencils, the same with the image from "Gross Anatomy". I cut out a second tail for the rat & wrapped it with gauze. Mounted them both on yellow patterned paper, and cut out a "mousehole" using another darker paper. Made a little tag showing his satisfaction with the Acme Human Trap, and added a metal swirl.

This was fun!


  1. This is hilarious, I love everything about your creation!!! I hope some of the outside of the box thinking rubs off on me!!!

  2. This is great!:) I love that you wrapped his poor little tail.

  3. Bwaahahaha - absolutely BRILLIANT. This nearly made me fall off my chair. :-D Chortle !!
    Love the little, bitty bandage on her tail too. :-)
    Ike xx