Friday 18 March 2011

Skullz, and more Skullz

It's Friday and it's my day to play. Today was a chance to push down the girly side that I have had to let loose lately and let the dark reign.
The main skull is one I had left over from last October and Halloween that I hadn't got round to doing anything with. I sealed with PVA and painted black then with an irridescent paint.
To this I stuck on tiny red gems in swirly patterns, painting red luminous dots between the gems and in other areas. Stuck some digi sugar skull pics with mod podge round the base and added a skull, stamped onto tissue paper, image (Lost Coast) to the top. Finished off with a skull ring, again from last Halloween. The eye sockets were painted in the same red luminous paint.

The ring itself flips open to reveal some red lip gloss (at the moment).

Now I needed something to put it in. I altered a box that was sitting waiting for a make over and, as luck would have it, just the right size.
I started by covering with cheap paper to cover the writing already on it. The material I wanted to use is very sheer.
Some more skully images to go round the sides. These are all from Delicious Doodles.

The skeletal candle holder is on the two sides

Loves faded memory on the front

Rose corner on the top

All images were coloured with pencils to give that lovely old and faded look and both the rose corner and loves faded memory images were ink distressed with aged linen and tattered rose DI. I couldn't find a piece of lace I liked in my stash so plumped for the black organza ribbon with a little rose and added a few little creamy pearls to the rose image.
A long post I'm afraid but there was quite a bit to it.

I am entering this into a couple of challenges
Delicious Doodles - 3-D project
Haunted Design House #80- Alas Poor Yorick
Digi Doodles Shop's Best #51 - Anything Goes
Meljens Designs - Use dots
Crafty Cardmakers - Use Fabric - the box is covered with it


  1. Awesome skull projects!! The box is just gorgeous! Love all of Teri's skull images too!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at HDH.

  2. WOW you been a buzy bee, they gorgeous projects, thanks playing along with DD this week

  3. Wow Helen, this is superb! I love everything, just perfect for our Ala, Poor Yorick challenge :D

  4. Oh Wow, youve really let your ghoulish side out to play in great style!

    Teri is going to love your project especially!

    Super work and perfect for this weeks 3D challenge over at Delicious Doodles, thanks for joining us this week.

    Keryn :)

  5. Fantastic work hehe how great is that lipgloss. Thanks for playing along with Macabre Monday this week x

  6. wow fab work
    Thanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles this week

  7. Oh Wow this has given me the shudders reading about it and looking at all the eerie imagery!

    Thanks for joining in with our fabric challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx

  8. Wow!! You are really showing your dark side. Great skulls and the box is fantatic. Thank you for sharing it with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  9. WOW! Youwent to town! Fab projects! WooHoo! Thanks for playing with us at HDH! xxD

  10. wow totally wicked projects..
    Thanks for joining us this week at Delicious Doodles challenge blog hope you join us next week!!Hugs ..Anita..xx

  11. wow what a wonderful project
    thanks for entering it into our challenge at crafty cardmakers

  12. Great skull projects!

    Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs for our "Dots" Challenge

    ~ Dianna, DT Member

  13. Ouuu! Wonderful! I'm glad you had this "left over" ... I think this is the project it was *meant* for!