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Flower Power and Metal Mania!

Wacky title, huh? It needs to be, because not only am I bringing you the latest StampInsanity Challenge, but today is also the monthly Smeared & Smudged Member Blog Hop! Shall we get this party started?

This week’s StampInsanity Challenge (#55) is Flower Power. I went a route that I’m betting you may not have pictured. As promised yesterday, I broke out the Distress Inks once again and colored up Vampire Henry. Take a look!

I just didn’t feel like goin’ with the pretty route. I was inspired by Henry’s rose, so I broke out my DCWV Immortal Love Stack and used the rose paper for my background.

Here’s a close up of my coloring job. I right like the way this came out!

Of course, the senti is also from StampInsanity! I LOVE this sentiment! Time for you to play along with the Ward 2 Groovy Gurlz! Show us your Flower Power!

And on to the next…

Today is a sad day for me. It marks the 1 year Anniversary of the death of Pete Steele…the frontman to my favorite band, Type O Negative. I still can’t believe he’s gone. I had really wanted to do a Type O Negative based project for today’s blog hop…especially since the theme was to use metal. But I couldn’t do it. I thought about different things…but nothing gelled properly. And I wanted it to be truly awesome.

So, I abandoned the idea (for now) and decided to make complimentary earrings to go with the pendant I made yesterday.

I started off once again with my bleached chipboard from Technique Tuesday and stamped my Sugar Skulls from Bombshell Stamps on them.

Cue the Distress Inks once again…as well as the Amazing Glaze. Lots of it! For my metal requirement, I hung me pretty little discs with a chain and added some metal enameled charms.

I didn’t stamp an image on the back this time ’round. Instead, I just inked it with Vintage Photo. More Glaze. So…??? What do you think of my Sugar Skull set? I really like how lightweight the earrings are. For those of you with stretched out holes, these are purrrfect for you!

But now, it is time for you to go. You have a lot of wonderful blogs to visit, so you better start hopping! The Ward 2 Groovy Gurlz are listed on my sidebar. The rest of the Smeared & Smudged hoppers are listed below. Happy hopping! Have an inspiring day!



Lady Brayton

Black Dragon

Alison (me!)















Love the earrings. wearing them and the pendant together would look so cool.
The card - fab. Love the colouring
~Lady B~ said…
Fabulous! Now we need a pic of you wearing the earrings and pendant!
Alex said…
Both are wonderful and I agree with Lady B- pictures please :).
I love seeing your coloring with pencils or the distress inks. You are soooooooooooooo talented!!!
Laura said…
Your card is FAB and i LOVE those earrings xxx
Sugar said…
oooh I love lil henry.. those papers are awesome!
the earrings are amazing!
Carol said…
I love both projects! The earrings are awesome and perfect. I love Vampire Henry! your distressing is fabulous, TFS
tiffany said…
loving those earrings, would love to be wearing those right now!!!!

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Kelli said…
I'll take those along with the pendant please!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! FREKIN AWESOME!!!!!
Jane said…
Love your earings they look great
Luv Jane xxx
Judi B said…
I just looovve the card with the oh so cute vampire, but the earings are just to die for, I love them heaps. Your sure are very talented.
Your TypeO project will come to you when it is the right time.

The card is great. The roses behind your image are perfect.

I can't say enough about your sugar skull jewelry. It is just absolutely awesome.
Anonymous said…
You totally ROCKED both projects! Healing our hearts doesn't always follow the same calendar--you'll know when the time is right and it will be a fitting tribute.
DK Spins said…
You're sure busy! Loved both projects. Awesome vamp image - don't ya just love "Immortal Love" papers? Yes, we need pics of you wearing your cool new earrings & pendant.
Leigh Ann Baird said…
I love vampire Henry! I actually made a birthday card using him recently. Your skull earrings are awesome!
Steph said…
Fabulous! The card is great, love the coloring and Vampire Henry is so cute. Oh my gosh those earring ROCK, love them!!!

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