Welcome to the Smeared Ink Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop! If you've arrived from the uber talented Dianne's Blog, you're on the right track. If not, you may wish to click HERE to find out all about Skull Appreciation Day and the fabulous prizes up for grabs for those who participate in the hop. Lots going on today so if you're looking for The Altered Alice, click HERE, Haunted Design House click HERE (BTW, I'm using a Bombshell for that one and it's got a little skull on it too, just sayin'), or BBTB2, click HERE, oh, not yet for that one, but it'll be live at 8:00AM PDT. Decided to get this show on the road a bit early 'cause it's one LONG hop! Yea!
The Smeared Ink Smeared and Smudged Forum is a fabulously supportive and fun community of artists, specializing in alternative, vintage, and Gothic stamping. Join the forum for more exciting challenges, events and fabulous comraderie, visit Smudgy Antics, the Smeared Ink Challenge Blog, or do a bit of shopping at Smeared Ink (25% off all digi's for a WEEK in honor of the hop, WOOHOO!), it's ALL good! My project was inspired by the Free Skull Appreciation Day Stencil at Skull a Day.
I decided to do what I do best and create a shaped front card using Cricut Design Studio and my Cricut Expression. The "Love" portion is from the Lacy Labels cartridge with a heart from Graphically Speaking in the "O" spot and a rounded rectangle from George for the back. (BTW, the "LO" and "VE" are not joined on the cart, so you'll have to weld two "Love's" together and hide the contours of the separated parts to have this work. Clear as mud? Well, Cricuteers know what I mean.) I changed up the "O" a bit and used the retired Love Hurts Heart digi from Tiddly Inks and the Gothic Heart image from Delicious Doodles.
I flipped the skull and printed it twice and fussy cut to pop the skull itself and the upper jaw. Then I used my MS Graveyard and Drippy Goo punches and some adhesive beads to embellish the letters. The fab DP on the inside mat is MS too. So are you having fun yet? Off you go to Nydia's blog to see the awesome project she's created.
Here's the full hop list just in case you get lost! Lots of skully goodness going on and the chance for lots of PRIZES so grap a cuppa and start hopping!
Bombshell Stamps Blog
Donna (you are HERE)
Scrapbook Stamp Society