Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Skull Appreciation day!


 Hello and welcome to my blog!


Super excited today because I can cross something off of my crafty to do list today. I am part of my very first blog hop! And how fitting that it is a skull blog hop since some of you all know, I am a skull nut!  I am super excited to be part of this skull appreciation day blog hop hosted by Smeared and Smudged! And this hop is a good one! With 45 participants, you will have a ton of new skully inspiration for your crafting projects!!

And Smeared and Smudged are having some freebies along the way to make sure you look out for those.

So let's get to it!


This is my page. I used some of my new Stampotique Original stamps because I still didn't play with them yet. I added skull heads from a Dylusions stamp set on the characters. I was going for a skull family look. I think it turned out nice.


The background was already made, it's actually a stencil clean up page from another project I had previously worked on. I like cleaning off my stencils on other pages because they can set the stage for other pages such as this one did.


The sentiment says 'happy skull day' in celebration of Skull Appreciation Day!

But that's not all. I wanted to make another skully project for today. For this project I am going to enter it in the recent Dilly Beans Stamps challenge which is black and white. I think that theme is perfect for a skull page so that's what I did.


This page is more like a skull portrait. I didn't want to add a title or a sentiment.

I watercolored the background with grey paint and used a dylusions stencil to make the border. I used a Dilly Beans digi stamp which is a stack of  little skull heads but I crop the image down to 1 and resized it so it could be bigger.

I drew in the neck with black and white pens and outlined everything with a white gel pen.
I am also entering this page in the SimonSays challenge which is anything goes


I hope you enjoyed my projects!

Now don't forget to check out all these lovely participants. If you came from Fiona's blog then you are here with me, Serena and next up is Little Black Kitten.

Terra
Tori
Laura
Kapree
Kristy
Sandy
Jacki
Rick St Dennis
Airless Chambers
Wendy
Julia
Susan
Lady Brayton
Black Dragon
Kay
Miko
Creepy Glowbug
Aletha
Ike
Miranda
Hazel
Monique
Shoni
Suzi
Leigh S-B Designs
DominoART
Alison
Donna M
Donna W
Jane
De Stempelwinkel
Evil Edna
Jenn
Steph
Anna
Bombshell Stamps
Helen
Shell
Movie Magic Monthly Blog
Fiona
Serena
Little Black Kitten
Maureen
Karen
Milo
Teri

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Skull Day!
Serena

31 comments:

  1. Absolutely BRILLIANT! Love how you've skullied up the Stampotiques and your Dilly Beans page Rocks. Thanks for joining us there. xxD

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    1. hii thanks so much for commenting and checking out my blog!

      Serena

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  2. Hiya hun great creations love them its been great hopping with you xx

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  3. Love your work all the images seem to be friendly together wonderful; style.Love you work
    susan s

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  4. Congrats on your first blog hop! Fabulous makes!

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  5. I love both of your pages! Wonderful work.:)

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  6. Wow! Amazing work on each project. Love the different heads and background on each -awesome!

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  7. love them both, these skellies are so funny

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  8. Great work on both projects! Lovely skulls!

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  9. Gorgeously quirky.... i like that! Glad you hopped with us.
    BDx

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  10. Serena,
    Love the first one, love the blues, and the grunge look to it. And one of the Skullies has wings so cool! And your right a skull for the DB challenge is good, great job on both!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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  11. wonderful and quirky creations, love them

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  12. Fab projects, Serena! I especially love your background for your Stampotique journal spread! I clean my stencils off the same way, but usually I don't have as cool of a result as you've achieved. I love the skullies. One day I will own some of those stamps! Your Dilly Beans piece is cool as well...quirky and cute! Thanks for hopping and Happy Skull Appreciation Day!!!

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  13. oh my ghoul, both are truly fabulous skully creations and that long neck is perfect i must say! happy SAD day!

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  14. Love your projects. How creative you were to paper piece or should we call it stamp piece the figures in your first project. Love what you did with the Dilly Bean stamp. You should enter it in the "black and white" challenge that is going on at the Dilly Bean Challenge Blog.

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  15. Very cool - love the background on your journal page and the different bodies with their skulls!

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  16. Oh they are both totally awesome - thanks so much for joining us at Dilly Beans. :)

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  17. Creatively quirky projects..pleasing to the eyes and skull. Thx!

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  18. Very bright job! Love these images!
    And I love to take part in the Blog Hops, I try again and more - but I am never lucky...

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  19. Fabulous pages !! I love the skull family, the background and whole design is very arty and the 2nd one is fab too, who would have thought a skull could look so cute ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  20. These are awesome Serena! Good luck in your challenges too! Mo xxx

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  21. Awesome projects love them

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  22. So cute - I love those images and the way you chose to interpret them!

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  23. Fabulous makes - the journal page is superb. I am sooo lovin' that background and the DB is fantastic is all black/w. Wonderful projects and happy to meet you :-D
    IKE xxxx

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  24. Ahaha !! Thank you for the re-visit :-) I knew I had seen that little smiling face somewhere :-D Can't wait to see what you all do at Punk You Girl :-D :-D
    Hugz
    IKE xxxx

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  25. Oh WOW I love both your projects they are brilliant, Thanks for sharing, Love Hazel xx

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

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