Sunday, October 30, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 30

Welcome back my friends to the 2nd to last day of the Smeared & Smudged hop. I'm going to miss having all your wonderful comments to read everyday and actually making myself take the time to create everyday has been awesome. However I am looking to catching up on some sleep once the hop is complete. Most of my projects have been finished around 11:00 each night, so that on top of everyday life has left me pooped.

For today's project I've started working on a skull that I've had sitting around since last Halloween. I've had it painted white and ready to go but nothing was coming to me, so today I decided to tackle it. I started with stamps from After Midnight Art Stamps. I stamped the skeletons on tissue paper to mod podge onto the skull and stamped the sentiment directly onto the skull (very carefully).

I'm really happy with how my flowers turned out. I smeared some purple, grey and black ink onto book pages before I used a scallop punch to get the layers I needed. I wanted a grungy looking flower and I think I succeded. After gluing the flowers on I added the stickled swirls to the face for some bling. I'm not happy with the back, it seems rather blah. So I may be adding more swirls or sponging.

Thanks for hopping on by, I'd love to know what you think of my skull. If you have any suggestions for the back please feel free to give me some ideas :)

Next stop Ikes' World.

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

The Emerald Fairie Garden chalenge #11 - flowers, flowers, flowers

Paperminutes #189 - skeleton


  1. Oh WoW - what an awesome thing to get to play with. You have done a superb job with this.. I LUV it. Great flowers and the images on the tissue are wonderful. Coooool xxxxx

  2. Gorgeous, Steph! for some reason I can't find the skellie I started last year. LOVE the stamps you chose and those flowers are gorgeous! xxD

  3. STUNNING! The flowers are perfect the way they are and the way you decorated the skull is wonderful. GREAT JOB!

  4. This is absolutely awesome!! I love the skull and your flowers are so beautiful!!! I think I want to make some of them!!! Were they all punched the same size and then squished and crumpled? Beautiful!!!

  5. Amazing skull! Your images are perfect and so crisp! The flowers are so awesome; I would love to see how to do them too! Very nice project for today1

  6. Love your skull the flowers are awesome
    Luv Jane xxx

  7. This is wonderful and I think some stickles on the back would be a great finishing touch!

  8. an interesting creation and fabulous flowers thank you for joining us at the Emerald Garden Faerie
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have some new candy if you are interested:)

  9. Wow wonderful job stamping and decorating! Totally love it! Great job!
    Happy Halloween!

  10. You should be pleased with your flowers they are gorgeous!!!!! and I love what you have done with the skull :)


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