Happy Monday. Today is Skull Appreciation Day. We will be celebrating Skull Appreciation Day by featuring handmade projects that spotlight the much-loved cranium in a wild blog hop event. There will also be give aways and tons of freebies during the hop! The hop will start at 9am Pacific time. Today is also the start of a new challenge at Smudgy Antics, the challenge is Anything Goes, you can find all the info here.
If you followed the hop you should have come from Julia’s awesome blog. If you got lost or want to start at the top,please go to Terra’s Blog.
For more information on Skull Appreciation Day, please visit Skull-A-Day.
You can find the sponsor list here.
I decided to make ATCs for Skull Appreciation Day.
I used an ATC image sheet from JLeeloo on Etsy. I put distressed ink around all of them. All of the eyes & nose are embossed in black. There is some kind of embossing on all of the ATCs. I added the flowers & b/c the were originally white I added color to them. I also added drops of ink to look like blood droplets. I hope you will join this weeks Smudgy Antics challenge and enjoy the hop. Next stop is the very talented Miko. Below you will find the complete blog roll:
you are here Patti you are here
next Miko next
I do hope you will enjoy the hop & remember: Beware Dark Shadows! Bwahaha~~~
ALL COMMENTS ARE SINCERELY APPRECIATED!!!
PPP is having the May challenge still “Wicked Stepmother”. I used a Delicious Doodles image titled “Cloaked Lady” which you can get by clicking on the link. I had some snakeskin pp & some pp that had the words all over it “panic and freak out now”. I chose to use those as bg papers. I also had a small black heart & I used the Black Diamond Stickles to make it stick out just a little more. I would love it if you would join us at PPP Challenge Blog, you still have 2 weeks to join in this challenge. We would love to have you come chat with us on the Crafter’s Cafe Poisoned Peas Please and share your projects.
Poisoned Peas Please Challenge #3 – Our theme is, and in recognition of Mother’s Day, “Wicked Step-Mother
I used the images Goth Guy and Gothic Bride from Delicious Doodles. You can find all of these by clicking on the links. My 6 year old grandson was over the night I was coloring so I asked him how he would spell picture and that is how I came up with the spelling, “Pishr”. He really did pretty good I thought. He is just about to graduate from kindergarten. I used a 9″ x 12″ canvas panel. I took my TH Vintage Photo Distress Stain and spread it throughout the picture. I had colored my images. I used the square pop ups to give it some depth. Then I took Antique Matte Mod Podge and put 2 coats on to help make this look older. I was really pleased with the results. I did use Stardust Stickles on the wedding dress to make it stand out more. Here is the list of copics I used:
C1, C3, C5, C7
R24, R27, R59, R89
Y00, Y13, Y19
At You Spica 10 Black & 12 Silver
Promarkers Grey1 & Grey3
I loved, loved, loved doing this project. It was a very fun project. I hope that you will join in on this challenge. Beware Dark Shadows~~~~
It’s that time again! Time for the Smeared and Smudged member blog hop. Our hop will be on THURSDAY, MAY 17th and will go live at 9am PST.
The theme is CONFESSIONS SMEARED IN INK!
“With this month’s Mother’s Day celebration we thought it would be fun to have a few confessions from our members….Use your art to show us something you have never told your Mom about yourself…or about something you have done. Step outside your comfort zones – the smudgier the better!!! It can be a canvas, a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item, an art journal page, etc. Use your imaginations. Also, don’t forget the S&S rule that is has to be stamped somewhere (digi stamps are fine) – we love when you use Smeared Ink stamps, but it is NOT a requirement to participate.”
For those that don’t know me, I am scrapunzel on Blogger, scrapunzel1 on WordPress & Patti most anywhere else. You should have arrived here from Lady Brayton’s awesome blog. If not, no problem. I will post the hop list at the end of this post to get you back on track or to enable you to start at the beginning.
THIS IS A LONG POST:
I used Drinking Buddy Elfette. You can click on the link to get your own image. I did 5 images & used copics to color. On the back 4 images I used the exact same colors, however I started with the 1st one & used my ProMarkers & colored over the entire image with Grey 1, Grey 2, Grey 3, & Grey 4. So each image got a little darker & a little darker. I used 3 pearls for the buttons & I used the black copic marker to color them. I got the “Too Damn Drunk” font from a free site off the Internet & you can get yours from here:
Now the truth is I cannot tell my Mom anything & she will go to her grave not knowing anything. I honestly envy those of you who have such close relationships with your Mom. And while my Mom wouldn’t know how to come on here & find this, my children & grandchildren would & once it is on the computer, it is out there forever for anyone to find out. So I will tell a couple of stories. One my Mom probably knew but didn’t ever say anything about & the other she didn’t know. When I was married to my first husband, his work gave him a bottle of whiskey or something that he wanted me to drink. I DID NOT want to drink any of it. He kept badgering me about it so in anger I just took the bottle & drank it straight. Well, of course I drank way too much & I ended up going to bed & lying down. (My parents never came over to visit.) But that particular night who came knocking on the door but my Mom & Dad. I was in bed so my ex was talking to them & I had to upchuck so bad but I didn’t want them to see me. I heave hoed right there in the bed. The next thing I heard was my parents saying, “I think we had better leave now!” It is hilarious to me now.
The next story is probably more about my second ex husband than me but I was involved. He always drank fairly heavy & drank while driving. We would make trips between here & Dallas which to most people is a 6 hour drive but to him was a 5 hour drive. I think I probably had had a drink or two that night but nothing big. He drank the entire way as usual. Well, about 40 minutes before we got home, he got pulled over. (I should mention here that he was black & yes my parents knew about that!) LOL Anyway, they asked him if he had been drinking & I think he told them he had had a drink or two. They asked him to do the usual tests & then decided to take him down to the station to give him a breath-a-lizer test. They asked me if I had been drinking & I was shaking my head no as fast as I possibly could. They wanted to know if I could drive the car & follow them down to the station. I don’t remember how many kids or if we even had taken any kids with us on that trip. Anyway, I followed them down to the station wondering what I was going to do if he failed. I didn’t have the money to get him out & I knew that was going to make him mad. And I didn’t know who to call. (He was 12 years older than me so he was very controlling.) Anyway, I got down to the pokey & he was let go. He laughed & laughed. I asked him how in the world he passed the test & he said that he sucked on his tongue the entire way down to the station. Now I don’t know if that really works to this day but it certainly worked for him that night!
Thanks for sticking with me through my lengthy post! I hope you’ve enjoyed my creation & confessions.
YOU ARE HERE — Patti — YOU ARE HERE
NEXT — Monique — NEXT
Remember, BEWARE DARK SHADOWS! BWAHAHA…
ALL COMMENTS ARE SINCERELY APPRECIATED!
This is a challenge that will focus on finding visual inspiration from music videos! It is supposed to be fun and make you think out of the box.
Each month I will post a link to a video for you to view. Find something in the video that visually inspires you and make a project based on that.
Florence and The Machine- Cosmic Love
You can find the video HERE
I love the way this turned out. I got the idea from my friend, Kristy. She saw the video & remarked, “Leaves & lots of light.” I had been thinking another direction. I was really focused on the eyes. However, I looked again & decided to take a 6″ x 8″ art board & cover it with leaves & then draw the shape of a woman & do it with mosaic. That was b/c I was thinking about light through a stain glass window. I then used the eyes b/c I had first been so focused on them. This is the first time I have ever done a mosaic & I am happy with the way it turned out. This can be hung up on the wall & if Kristy decides she wants it then it is totally hers! I am SO thankful for her for giving me the idea. I have thanked her over & over b/c she has helped me learn so many new techniques. She has been a Godsend to me. I hope you enjoy this & I hope that you are having a Happy Mother’s Day wherever you are!
Beware Dark Shadows! 😉
Good evening friends or morning depending on where you live! I have made a card today. I am entering Smudgy Antics challenge “Drop Dead Gorgeous.” (Follow the link so you too can play in the challenge.)
I have used Smeared Ink’s “It’s About Time Hour Glass” Digi. (Follow the link to get yours.)
I used my copics to color her & the hour glass. I took wax crayons, copics, & then cranberry alcohol ink to make the blood. I had some bling in my stash to use for earrings. The poem I made up to fit the image:
Dinner at eight
On this date
Don’t be late!!!
But you’ll remorse
If you miss the
Please feel free to leave me comments or suggestions. I’m open to constructive criticism.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you will come back again & again. Until we meet again…