Tuesday, 4 June 2013

2013 Skull-a-bration Day

I can hardly believe a whole year has passed since the massive bloghop of 2012 celebrating the beauty of the cranium. This little (???) party has been organised by the gals over at Smeared Ink/Smeared & Smudged forum and is only a small part of the world wide tribute to that bony shell that contains our brain. For more info on the world wide event, the Skull-A-Day Blog and for the Smeared & Smudged participation, follow the links.

If you are following the hop order then you will have arrived, and still be reeling, from the amazing Bombshell Girls creations. If you have arrived here just on the off chance, then may I suggest that you start up at Terra's blog and see the whole wonderful array from start to finish? If you're just lost - well the whole blog hop order is there on the left hand side bar of my blog.

I have two projects to show today.
The first features just one of the images that are to be only available through the Smeared Ink Rubber Club for June. This project was created using a digital version. As a member of the DT, I was lucky enough to be able to use this as a preview. The set is called MORTE and created using the fabulous artistry of Rick St Dennis who has now joined the Smeared Ink's awesome collection of artists. You really need to check this collection out!!
If you are a lover of Rick's fabulous work and can't wait for the rubber set then why not head on over to his Etsy shop and have a look at the selection of Skull images there.

An altered cigar box.



different aspects here of the entire box, showing the dimension of the decoupaged front and the stencilled sides and back (Andy Skinner). The image was coloured with promarkers on both top and front. Because of the limitations of the light available here in Scotland, I scanned the image before attaching to give a better idea of the colour. That's distress ink you see colouring the white card base.

The paper covering and lining the box was purchased from Crafty Chaos, who sadly are no longer trading. The "wrought iron" on the corners are from a Sheena Douglas set of rubber stamps.

The second project is an altered key cabinet


This is lined with papers from the same Crafty Chaos papers. The whole box was washed with acrylic paint before the addition of gold metallic rubbing wax on the edges. Various rubber stamped images from Smeared Ink's Quoth The Raven, Lost Coast and Tim Holtz were then adhered. The side edges covered with a copper coloured ribbon and punched paper using MS drippy goo. The hooks that came with this salvaged piece need to be replaced. The white plastic covered ones really do not "go".

Thank you all for taking the time to visit my little corner of bloggy world and hope you enjoy the rest of the amazing projects. Again, if you get lost, the left hand side bar here contains all the blog addresses of the other artists that have dedicated their time and join with me in this Skull-a-bration blog hop.

Both my projects fit the bill of the challenge at Craft My Life - a re-launch of the challenge blog where anything but a card is the norm
They also fit the challenge at Created with Love - Anything Goes. Who doesn't just love their noggin?
The challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is to use the letter S in projects, well I have loads of SKULLS here so would like to enter into this challenge as well.
The Hobby House challenges have an Anything Goes challenge this month as their first ever challenge

42 comments:

  1. Terrific projects-thanks for using my image so well
    Hugz
    RSD

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  2. Wonderful looking projects. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenges at Created with Love Challenges.

    ~~Chris

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  3. My goodness you've been a busy gal! Fabulous projects and amazing use of the stamps Love them both! xxD

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  4. OMG hun - these are fabulous projects!! xx

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  5. Hi Hels you have done an amazing job with these projects they are stunning great to be hopping with you

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  6. Lovey work Helen. wow! you have really been hard at work. Love your pieces.Your art rocks :) love them both ..
    hugs
    susan s

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  7. Stunning pieces, Helen. I don't know where you find the time to make such incredible works of art!

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  8. You do such amazing 3D/altered work! Love each project and was really looking forward to your post today. Wonderful work.

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  9. Both of your altered projects are wonderful! Beautiful work.:)

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  10. omg Helen those are so very awsome, wonderful job

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  11. Both your projects are amazing! :)

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  12. Helen,
    I just love both of your altered projects! You have done a great job my friend!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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  13. As always Helen, you do wonderful stuff. Love both of these projects, lots of time and work in both.
    Keep safe my friend love always xxx

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  14. Helen you really rock, great pieces of art

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  15. I love both of your altered pieces! Stunning work!

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  16. Wonderful work, Hel! Your altered box is beyond fabulous! I see something new each time I look upon it. Your key cabinet rocks as well. I'll bet you miss Crafty Chaos Designs as much as I do. Those are always my go to papers for projects. If Susan doesn't reopen, I may have to learn to make my own paper, but I'd prefer it if she came back. Anyway, you've created wickedly cool projects and I can't wait to see what you make next!

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  17. Wow, wow, wow! This kind of creativity is exactly why I started my challenge :-) Thank you so much for joining our challenge and good luck! Elaine-xxx- All Crafts Challenge

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  18. oh my ghoul oh my ghoul oh my ghoul Helen! jaw dropping skully goodness from every corner of these two altered boxes! both are equally divine, what an amazing job you did on these, I WANT them lol! happy SAD day my friend!!!!!

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  19. Wowsers Helen...two terrific projects. Love them both. Great images and coloring. Love all the images on that rubber set by RSD. You did him proud!

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  20. Ok you are skull and shoulders above the rest! No bones about it! Go girl!

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  21. Wow what projects. Great ideas and great altered art. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

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  22. Helen you are rock so much! Very nice projects!))

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  23. I love your box and image thanks for sharing with CWLC this week happy crafting to you
    Rachel http://blossomcards.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Oh wow!!! Love your projects!! !Mo xx

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  25. Stunning love the colours. Thank you for joining us at All Crafts Challenge Hugs Tania (GDT) xx.

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  26. Both projects are awesome fantastic work

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  27. Wow, great projects! Love them! Thanks for joining us at All Crafts Challenge!
    Lisa Grace (DT) Xx

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  28. I absolutely love your coloring - beautiful work! And I love the fact that you altered "furniture."

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  29. GORJUSSsssssss !!! Cromsie you soooo rock at altering items. I am totally inspired by your works :-D
    IKE xxx

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  30. LOL Great job - I love cigar boxes, you totally rocked altering this one. :)

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  31. Oh Helen Love your creations they are ace, what brilliant work, Love Hazelxox

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  32. These are fabulous!I love the skulls.

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  33. These are WOW Helen. Even when you have a lot on your creations are top notch. x

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  34. Gorgeous creations. Thanks for sharing your talent.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  35. Wowww these are two amazing projects the altered cigar box look awesome both so useful, it is truly wonderful to pop over and see such top notch work, thank you so much for joining our blog hop/challenge at All That Crafts
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  36. Wonderful card! thanks for playing with "CWLC" this week. Good luck!

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    1. I think copy and paste should be used sparingly

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  37. H hellen thanks for comment on PunkyouGirl blog Ithought I had amended the problem og stating it wasn't just a card challenge by puttiing it in the rules but I have put it on the actual post now lol I thogjt I had put something before but anyway no we accept any kind of papercrafting tags scrapbook pages what ever as long as it's paper crafting and you know the rest Hope you will join us
    Jacki xx

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  38. WOW...Amazing work... Thank you so much for joining us at All Crafts Challenge... May x x x

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  39. Great pieces, I love those skull stamps! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

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  40. gorgeous piece, thank you for joining us for the Hobby House first challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

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  41. Creepy ;-) . Thanks for joining our challenge at the Hobby House.

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