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Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop!!!

Greetings! This is a HUGE day for fans of gothic, dark, and alternative art. It's Skull Appreciation Day! I have participated in this hop since it's inception, and I have really been looking forward to it. You should be coming to me from Domino Art. If not, why not hop over to Terra's Blog, where this creep-tastic hop begins. I made 2 projects for this exciting, yet unusual celebration.

The first is a Step Card. I had a lot of fun with this. The card features images from Rick St. Dennis. I used a LOT of Rick's images for this Step Card. Here's the list: Pirate NayjaGoing, Going, GoneSkuLl with Roses (sans the roses), TreasonMonument,  and I Have My Eye on You from the Smeared & Smudged Rubber Club. All images except for I Have My Eye on You are available in Rick's Etsy Shop

This was quite a time consuming piece...but well worth it! How beautiful is Nayja? She is a stunning pirate!

I have her holding the skull of one of her many victims. All images were colored with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers. You can click on any of my pictures to see it bigger.

Rick's skulls are amazing. I love the detail. All of the cracks and shadows..the expressions. There aren't better skulls out there!


I used an alphabet set from Martha Stewart for my title, and a stencil called Web from Stencil Girl

This trio looks pretty damn miserable, huh? On to a project that is a bit...well...cheerier. It features Calaveras Fiesta from Bombshell Stamps

I made a pair of earrings! I stamped my happy skeletons on Shrinky Dink paper, and used a few alcohol based markers to color them in. I punched a hole in the hands, and shrunk those babies down! It sure is fun to watch them dance while they are shrinking!

I think they are adorable. And they were so simple to make! Now it is time for you to hop along! Your next stop is my friend Donna, who is incredibly talented and sure to wow you! In case you get lost along the way, the entire hop list is posted below. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a creep-tatsic day!






Comments

DonnaMundinger said…
WOW, Alison! You sure did Rick's images proud! LOVE all the fab stamps you used. And those earrings are to DIE for! Love, love, LOVE! xxD
Jacki Daniels said…
Fabulous designs beautifully put together
nice to be hooping with you
Jacki xx
Teri said…
Wicked hun! Loving those earrings! x
Creepy Glowbugg said…
What a wonderfully wicked step card! Great use of those awesome RSD images. Those earrings are KILLER!
Love them! Want them!
Rick St. Dennis said…
I think you win for the all time largest collection of my images in a single project-Glria used to have the title-now its you-great job and thanks for being on my team
monique said…
Cool card and i love the earrings
Ally White Cat said…
very beautiful work. The images look as if they are alive..well done.
hugs
susan s
Matney said…
Very cool card fold, goes great w/ your wonderfully colored image. Definitely cute earrings!
Laura B said…
Your card is amazing! She is definitely a stunning pirate.:) And your earrings are a lot of fun! *hugs*
Kristina said…
Alison,
Great step card, wonderful coloring on all of the digis on there! I am so digging your earrings, they are adorably macabre, he he! But "Fun" looking too! Are you let your daughter ware them? She will probably want to LOL! Love your work, love you!
Peace,
Kristy
blackdragon said…
Beautiful card and lovely earrings Alison.
BDx
Miranda said…
fantastic card and those earrings are stunning
Kim said…
Gorgeous card Alison! I love how you've colored her. And I absolutely love your earrings!
~Lady B~ said…
Two fabulous pieces! Awesome step card and gorgeous earrings! I can totally see you wearing those to parent's day at your kids' school :)
Alison said…
Funny you should mention Parent's Day...I am meeting with Rhiannon's class' parents for next year tonight! I've already got the earrings on!
Wendy said…
Alison you are amazing...love your fantastic card and the earrings are so creepy cute! It must have taken you days to color all those images for the card and then a few more to assemble it. Always stunning work!
oh my ghoul! your step card is divine and that's the hottest pirate i've ever seen ;0) and your skully earrings are to die for! happy SAD day!
maureenjscott said…
These are fabulous!!! So Inspiring! Mo xxx
xfilekc said…
The earrings are so fun! Your card has so much detail - must have taken forever to finish.
ScrappingBeauty said…
The Step card and earrings are done so well. I am sure no one would mind those boney guys hanging on their every word let alone their ears. I like em!
Serena Bee said…
all your projects are amazing but those skull earrings have won my heart!v I love them, great job! Happy skull day!
Jenn Borjeson said…
Oh my gosh - that card is just so detailed and stunning, and those earrings rock my world. You are awesome. :)
riliska said…
cute! cute! cute!!!
The ear-rings are what I love most of all.
riliska said…
all your projects are amazing!!!!
Jane said…
Your step card and earrings are awesome great projects
Sandy said…
Amazing card and beautiful work! So many details and great layout. Absolutely wonderful!
Hazel (Didos) said…
WOW Alison this is amazing, I love the colours you went for its stunning. Oh those wee earrings are brilliant too, Happy Hopping, Hazelxox
ike said…
Gorgeous step card and the skellie earrings are rockin' :-D
IKE xxxx
Julia said…
Gorgeous creations. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Hugs,
Julia

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