6.04.2011

Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop!

It's finally here!  JUST in case you hadn't heard about this through the grave-vine, the awesome Skull-A-Day blog has declared June 4th to be forever-more
Skull Appreciation Day
:)  For the full deets on this, check out THIS POST at S.A.D.



To help spread the word and share a little skulliness (that would be skull happiness) with the masses, Smeared Ink has organized a fabulous blog hop for us creative & crafty types ;)  AND there are a ton of prizes to be won along the way!  For the full details, list of sponsors & prizes, or if you get lost along the way, just pop over to Terra's blog!  Be prepared to see some fan-freakin'-tastic skull action throughout this hop... a myriad of artists and craftsman have created some terrific works!

If you've arrived here from Dianne's blog, you are right on track.

I'll warn you up front... this card is super simple and not nearly as cool as a lot of the other creations you'll see, but it uses my all-time favorite skull rubber stamp from Artful Illusions (in Wichita, Kansas).  Love love L.O.V.E. this stamp:

(click to enlarge for background detail)

It's so large that it doesn't leave much room for anything else on the card ;)  I heat embossed the background with some Inkadinkado stamps, crumpled & distressed it all.  Then I used some Copper Shimmer spray... which is quite delightful, I must say.


I stamped the image, used BG99, BG96 & BG93 Copics to add a little POP to the image before cutting it out and popping it up.

(click to enlarge for background detail)

Told ya'... super simple.  But that's how I'm celebrating S.A.D. today :)  Now, your next stop on this skulltastic ride is JenniLynne's blog!

So... did you do YOUR part to celebrate today?


36 comments:

Andrea C said...

That is one seriously cool skull card x

amie said...

wow this is amazing !!

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DonnaMundinger said...

LOVIN' that stamp, hon! And your crinkle background with the embossing is just FABULOUS! Gorgeous, Barb! xxD

Jennifer Scull said...

this is wonderful! love the wrinkled paper you added. such a great card! :)

ike said...

WOW - truly awesome skull image. LUV it :-)
Hugz
Ike xx

Crystal said...

Love the stamp and how you created the crinkled background...
Happy Skull Day...!!! LOL

Kelli said...

OH MY WOWZERS!!! I love love love this!!!! Wonderful stamp, wonderful coloring, just wonderful!!!

Gina said...

Fantastic card Barb!! afraid I slipped up, it's my 1 day a year I get to go out dancing today, but I will make something "belated" this week :D XXX

Alison said...

Wow! That really is an incredible stamp! It's so awesome that you really don't want to do much so as to not take away from it. So glad you were able to play along with S&S for this hop, Barb!

silvia said...

Awesome card!! I LOVE it!!

I Don't Do Straignt said...

I can see why you love this stamp Barb, it's amazing. A simple but very very effective card, love it!

Dawn said...

Awesome stamp!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is so wonderful Barb, how can it be simple when there's so much detail to look at?

Prissy said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the info for the stamp. I agree it is a great stamp.

Terra said...

Simple yes, but fabulous all the same! I LOVE the crumpled background and your subtle black embossing. Awesome card!!

Alex said...

Barb- you say simple, I say impressive. The background you created is lovely and that stamp IS amazing. So glad you showcased it!

Jane said...

Love your skull what a fantastic stamp
luv Jane xxx

~Lady B~ said...

Gorgeous stamp and fabulous execution of your card!

Dragonfly Jane said...

Love the skull stamps and the crinkled paper behind it.

Frith x

Susan said...

I like your card very much, LOVE the crumbling and copper shimmer!
you are right it IS a very cool stamps :)
inky hugs,
Susan

Judi B said...

I dont know about anyone else but this is a super card.

ScrappingBeauty said...

Super creepy card. Love the shimmer and the stamp used. Bravo!

Tish LaRee said...

this is truly spectacular! simple is sometimes better than complicated.. delicious

Scrappy Rat said...

I love the penciled in look of your card. Don't knock it, it's lovely!

Hrm, how did I celebrate? Mostly I've felt pretty awful so that's not all that conducive to celebrating, but I *did* watch lots of forensics shows on tv, and skulls frequently are a part of the crime scene, so that's not such a bad ways to observe a cranial holiday after all. :)

blackdragon said...

Pure class my mistress of the macabre.... perfection.
xxx lynx

Heather Strenzwilk said...

I love how you highlighted the image to make it pop and the background is fab too.

ldfdesign said...

love the card! wonderful coloring on the skull!

CuddlyBunny said...

Your card is AAAAHHHHHmazing! I love the image, colors and especially the textur-ific background!

Happy S.A.D.A. (Skull Appreciation Day After)! :)

Celeste said...

Love it!

Scrappychick said...

very cool card...love that image and how you used it!

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Adore this image. The backing is genius, but then I'd expect nothing less than gorgeous

Kate P. said...

How can you resist the beautiful skull and fabulously crinkly background paper - looks amazing!

Steph said...

Fab card! I can see why that is your favorite skull image, i love it! Maybe simple, but stunning none-the-less! :)

KC said...

oooohh I'm lovin that stamp too! and I love that it is super simple it makes it just wonderful!

DK Spins said...

This is a seriously awesome card & I LOVE that stamp!!! Love the stamping, embossing, distressed background that sets off the skull. Way cool!! Glad you hopped with us Barb.

Tori said...

I love that image and your textured background is amazing! The embossed spider webs are a great touch! Thanks for hopping with us!

:)tOri