Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Skull Appreciation Day 2013!

Today's the day. The dead are here!!!!
The idea started over at the Skulladay blog. To have a day set aside to honor the bones beneath our flesh.
Smeared and Smudged has organized a massive bone... I mean blog hop, to include not only S&S members but any dead, or living artist that wants to join us.
There're some amazing prizes up for grabs as well. For full details go to 

If you have hopped over from Wendy (don't drop anything on the way), then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and would like to join our hop from the beginning, please go to Terra  and follow along for a chance to win some amazing prizes.
Each designer along the way is featuring a handmade Skull-themed project or more, for those undead member of the world.
Be sure to visit all the stops and leave a comment.
My first project features an image by Rick St Dennis and is called Monument, you can find this image in the Skull section of the store.
Here is my creation:
I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers. for the tag I used Distress Inks, Tim Holtz Stamps and heat embossing powder. added a glittery swirl, some jewels and ribbons.
If you love this image you should visit Smeared Ink, they have a new rubber stamp set featuring Rick St. Dennis images called Morte.
Next I will share a set of ATC's, the images are from Smeared Ink and Delicious Doodles and the backgrounds are from Nicecrane Designs.
Image: Calaveras Bride - Smeared Ink
Background: Gothic Architecture - Nicecrane Designs
Image: Skull and Roses - Smeared Ink
Background: Gothic Architecture - Nicecrane Designs
Image: Skull's 'n' Roses Corner - Delicious Doodles
Background: Grunge Nature - Nicecrane Designs
Image: Skully Santa - Delicious Doodles
Background: Gothic Architecture - Nicecrane Designs

Image: Anatomy 101- Skull Front and  Edgar Allan Poe, Quoth The Raven (retired) - Smeared Ink

Background: Grunge Nature - Nicecrane Designs
Your next stop is Susan.
Here is the line up in case you get lost:
Skull Appreciation Day 2013 Blog Roll:
Rick St Dennis
Airless Chambers
                           Julia*** You are HERE
Lady Brayton
Black Dragon
Creepy Glowbug
Leigh S-B Designs
Donna M
Donna W
De Stempelwinkel
Evil Edna
Bombshell Stamps
Movie Magic Monthly Blog
Little Black Kitten
                     Teri***THE END
Have fun and be inspired!


DonnaMundinger said...

What a fabulous assemblege of skullie goodness, Julia! Amazing work. xxD

Matney said...

Background on tag so soo great! Love all the coloring on tag and each ATC. Amazing work and much appreciated on this end.

Jacki Daniels said...

Hiya great project love them all especially creepy sants this is a great hop but very long lol

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Fabulous skull projects! Love the ATCs!! That tag is gorgeous! LOVE the color saturation.

blackdragon said...

Beautiful tag and gorgeous ATC's Julia.

KristyLee said...

OMG trippin cool, all of your ATCs are amazing! Wow! Love the images, and your back grounds! Great job my friend!

Monique's art said...

I think they are both amazing. Love the bright colours you used

Rick said...

I love your rich vibrant colours-Thanks for doing a great job with my image

Laura B said...

Awesome tag! And your ATCs are fabulous!:)

lilyandthelotus.blogspot.com said...

wonderful work Julia so fun to visit your blog.
susan s

Kim said...

Beautiful tag and ATC's!

Miranda said...

what a great collection all gorgeous and vibrant

~Lady B~ said...

Wow, Julia! You went all out! I love the colors in your tag...makes me think of a funeral pyre. Your ATCs are all so varied and amazing! I think you have managed to use most of my favorite images! Where did you pick up the mini easel for displaying your ATCs? I've been looking for one of those. Thanks for hopping and Happy Skull Appreciation Day!!!

Wendy said...

Wow...Julia...you have been a very busy girl. Love the tag and ATC's. Great stamps and coloring. The final ATC was my favorite.

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww,Julia what creative you are my friend,,,,I never thought my back used to add these skulls....OMG, Love the bright colors,,,,,,and I am surprise my backs work fine in your stunning ATC,,,,,,,,very well done,, I have just post some of your kewpies in my blog,,,,,,,,,yipeeeeeeeeeeee.and a freebie,,,,,

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

oh my ghoul, what a skull-boggling collection of cranium goodness! each piece is fabulous! happy SAD day!

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous creations! Love ur tag and atcs! Mo xxx

Milo Lilja said...

Creative art! Love your tag!

ScrappingBeauty said...

You are a true master of the marker my dear! Love em! Skully Santa rocks!

Sandy said...

Love the colors of your tag - love the images you used with Tim Holtz style!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Wow wow wow - what a totally stunning array of projects. Great job!!!! :)

KC said...

such awesome skull work! I just love RSD's new images!!! such a lovely tag with the drippy bits and the crackle...LOVE IT

riliska said...

I love everything of your projects but the tag is really so beautiful! Great job!!!

Anna Lilja said...

These projects are amazing Julia! Love what you do with all the stamps!

Unknown said...

Your tag and atcs are awesome love them

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh great creations they are brilliant, Happy Hopping, Hazelxox

Steph said...

WOW! I love the tag, your vibrant background colors set of that image perfectly. And what an amazing set of ATCs, you've been a busy girl :) Thanks for sharing all you fab art!

ike said...

FABULOUS tag - I love the vibrant colours with that awesome b/w skull image :-)
Superb collection of ATCs... they are just divine.... I'm really into ATCs :-D

IKE xxx

Evil Edna said...

wonderful images, love the background on the tag.EE

Donna said...

Fantastic tag and ATCs!!!

Uniquely Yunikua said...

lovely! i especially love the skull & roses.

Shelley said...

oh wow so many fabulous things to look at ! Love them all x

LisaVeronica said...

this is wicked, love it all :)

Alison said...

Great ATC's, but I really love your tag. The background is wonderful.

I Don't Do Straight said...

Beautiful Tag and a lovely collection of ATC's FAB!

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