Monday, May 12, 2014

A Whole Lotta Rosie for Macabre Monday


It's Week 2 for our Whole Lotta Rosie Challenge at Haunted Design House.  What's that, you say?  We either want to see roses on your deliciously dark project, or a fat chick named Rosie, (or AC/DC, but you've gotta visit the Blog for that explanation). Easy peasy, eh?  My hubby frequently gives me a ration of S*** for all the stuff I save, but this time I hit the mother load with this fabulous bag.  Roses?  I've got ROSES!  (in the shape of a heart, no less)  The fabulous stamps were generously offered by Lisa Tyrell in celebration of the Left of Center One Year Anniversary.


Here's a closeup of the gorgeous skull, complete with a giant rose, no less!  I didn't really have to do much coloring, just the rose, since Lisa's shading is so fab, but I did print it 4 times and fussy cut to give her dimension and added some Stickles to the rose and some gems. 


And the skellie goblet.  OOOHhh!!!!  It's printed three times on white and once on matte metallic, fussy cut, popped and encrusted with jewels.  WooHoo!


Here's the dimensional shot. And tell me that bag wasn't begging to be altered! 



And of course, my sentiments, exactly.  I'm entering this in Left of Center Challenge under the LOC theme, the very FIRST ATG/Skulls challenge at A Step in the DarkThat Craft Place Alter a Can / Alter It challenge, AND (I'm truly going to hell for this) the "Y" is for Your Mama Challenge at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (which of course, just BEGS for an explanation)  Hope it's ok it's not a card.

 
It's no secret that I LOVE my wine.  My mother, however, was not so thrilled about how MUCH I love my wine and affectionately (?) referred to me as "her little Wino".  Personally, I thought she needed to chill, so were she still with us, this would have been her Mother's Day gift bag.  (and since she's not, I think the skull is appropriate.)  xxx

18 comments:

  1. Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining A Step In The Dark this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

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  2. wow! You hit the jack pot with the roses my friend and made me lol with the little wine-o comment hahahaha fabulous job Donna I always admire your art. Thank you for joining us at A Step In the Dark..thrilled to see this beauty.
    susan s

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  3. Absolutely awesome. What else is there to say? :D You totally rocked this upcycled gift bag, Donna! So glad you asdded it to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge!

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  4. Amazing!!! This is fantastic Donna! And I totally love your explanations of everything! Made me lol for reals! hahaha Thanks so much for entering this at LOC! Mo xxx

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  5. Love this (what a tribute to Lisa's artwork!) Thanks for the detailed explanations of everything you've done. I love the rose heart and the gems and I'm sure your mother would have approved of this!Thankyou so much for joining our first challenge at A Step In The Dark.... we hope to see more of your work in future challenges - good luck x

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  6. Love it Donna - that is ALL kinds of awesome!!! Love the skull (of course) and the roses...just fab!!! Thanks for joining the snarky sisters for the "Y is for Your Mama" challenge!!

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  7. Killed it Donna. Yup, got a bin full of bags of all sorts as well, think I even have some wedding bags from our wedding! Skellie is awesome and love all that dimension. Bit of sparkle and always Wine!!

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  8. We can be winos together! Rose and skull loving winos! What a fabulous gift bag....you rocked the challenge!
    :Dxx

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  9. I think your Mom would get such a kick out of this! What a great gift bag! Love it! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  10. Awesome gift bag and a unique spin on Mother's day! The skull and roses rock! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  11. Donna,
    Yes that bag needed to be altered LOL! I love this so very much! And wow you did a whole lotta fussy cutting! Oh my! Turned out terrific though! I really like how you colored up and deco'ed up the digies from Lisa Tyrell, I like the red rhinestone in the skull's eyes and on the chalice. I like how you colored the skull! Great job hun!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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  12. Wow this is so cool looking Donna! Tell hubby it's ok to save a lot of crap! lol Love those heart roses and that skull is so cool looking along with the challis! Hubby and I like to have wine too, but with our meds we don't have it a lot. lol But if meds weren't part of our "diet" we would be drinking lots of wine. lol Oh well, we all need a little "whine" in our lives! Hugs

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  13. Always love your take on our challenges. I think my mom would have loved your bag as well (skull would be appropriate for my mom as well). I don't think I would have liked the bag in it's original form.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

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  14. Fill that baby up with wine and come on over! I would have been thrilled to receive a bag like this on Mother's Day. Very cool! Thanks for playing with us again at the SoSS!

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  15. Hi Donna a fantastic bag. Love the images you have chosen. Thankyou for joining our first challenge at A Step in The Dark.
    Hugs
    Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

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  16. Wonderful altered gift bag! Love all the all the layers you used for your images - wow that's a lot of cutting! The sentiment made me giggle as did the explanation of how it fit into the your mamma category, lol. I'm sure your mom would have gotten a big kick out of it too.
    Thanks for joining us at LOC Challenges

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  17. this is a super bag - really love it - great idea and colours - thanks for joining us at that craft place this time xx

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Thanks for making my day!