Saturday, June 4, 2011

Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop! You should have gotten here from Judi's blog. If you didn't, there's a complete hop list below!

The talented and somewhat bizarre-but-in-a-good-way ladies at Smeared & Smudged are sponsoring a blog hop to honor Skull Appreciation Day. Yes. There is such a thing. I don't know about you, but I sure appreciate my skull! After all, without it, I'd be more scatter-brained (literally) than usual!

Anyway, here's the info I swiped from their Smeared & Smudged.

Not quite sure what Skull Appreciation Day is? Here is what the Skull-A-Day have to say about it... after all they are the ones who started this movement!

"We here at Skull-A-Day have decided that there needs to be an official international day of cranial love! To that end we're starting a campaign to get June 4th (the day Skull-A-Day started) officially recognized as Skull Appreciation Day around the world in 2011, and of course to get as many people celebrating it as possible. Since we have absolutely no idea about how to go about doing this we've decided to ask you the dedicated fans of this project to help!"


Here's my card!

I stamped the alter skull from the Alter Skulls set by Bombshell Stamps, colored it with Copic markers, fussy cut just the skull (omitting the candles), then added several layers of UTEE, popped it into the freezer, and got some cool cracking. Wing die cuts (QuicKutz) were added along with a bejeweled golden die cut crown. The whole thing was popped up onto dimensionals and put onto blue sky patterned paper. Some German Scrap was added to finish it off. As often happens, this didn't come out the way I envisioned, but done is done and done is good! When I decide what to do with it, I'll add a sentiment.

Now that you've seen my project, hop along to Steph! Be sure to comment along the way for a chance to win fabulous prizes!!!

If you get lost, refer to the list below!

39 comments:

  1. what a great job you have done on this card!!


    amiecooper.blogspot.com

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  2. Lovin' that bombshell stamp and the wings and crown are fab additions. xxD

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  3. The glass effect on the skull is brilliant x

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  4. I love this one, the cracked glass effect and the wings and crown just make me smile :D

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  5. Truly amazing - I really like your cracked effect and it's a great image.
    Hugz
    Ike xx

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  6. Ya know, when I first started to work on things for this hop I stamped out that alter skull...didn't turn out how I wanted it, but.... where was I going with this...IDK, oh well AWESOME FANTASTIC!!!!!

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  7. Kathi, this is really beautiful. I love the cracking, the gems, the colors overall. It's so elegant! I'm so glad you joined in on this hop...it wouldn't have been the same without you!

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  8. Love the pattern and colours on the skull image, and the wings look fantastic! Great job :)

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  9. Super cool card!! LOVE the pp you used for the skull!

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  10. This may not have turned out how you envisioned, but it turned out AWESOME! I love the cracked effect and coloring on your skull and the wings and crown add the perfect touch!

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  11. WOW Kathi! Thats something else!!!
    Love it :)

    Fiona. x

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  12. Great skull and tip for the freezer thanks

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  13. I love my skull! Nice work on yours!

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  14. Love your beautiful card. I will have to try the crackle with Utee.

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  15. Beautiful sugar skull and that edging at the bottom is lovely!

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  16. I love this cracking technique!! As always, this card is beautiful and meant to be. I know what you mean about things not coming out as you pictured it, but it's fab all the same! And it's so good to "see" you, we miss having you around!!

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  17. well I think it is wonderful!!! Love the cracked skull.

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  18. Love this!~
    bargainmama@mchsi.com

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  19. Love your skull fantastic work
    Luv Jane xxx

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  20. I love the effects of Utee on the skull! Great creation!

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  21. Kathi my prairie dog friend....this is brilliant... i love the cracked utee...i never thought of putting it in the freezer.... i usually hit mine with my little hammer!
    love
    lynx

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  22. Fab card, love the utee idea, thanks for sharing.

    Frith x

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  23. very neat love the stamp and what you have done to it

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  24. The cracked UTEE is wonderful - great idea!

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  25. Fantastic card! You did a great job! I'm a big fan of Dresden scrap, so I have to love your details. Beautiful!

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  26. Great job! I love the crackled effect.

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  27. that is one fantastic skull! love the cracked glass technique with it. clever! :)

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  28. wonderful project! love how you took the stamp apart and changed it!

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  29. I LOVE your card, great that you used the cracked glass technique!

    I love to pop stuff up also!

    inky hugs,
    Susan

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  30. Very cool! Looks like it was paper pieced at first glance, love the UTEE effect when I zoomed in!

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  31. What a gorgeous project Kathi! love the crackled finish on the skull and his crown and wings. Especially loving the bling!

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  32. Fabulous. I'd be getting a frame made and hanging it. Too good for a card.

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  33. this is super cool! I love the crackle effect! and the wings are just super cool! what a great idea!!

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  34. Fab card, quite elegant with all the gold and the crown. Love the crackle effect, really going to have to give that a try.

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  35. Absoluely awesome. Love the way you used the image.

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  36. Beautifully colored and I love the cracked affect.

    :)tOri

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  37. Wow, love the fun cracked effect on the skull!

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