Monday 4 June 2012

Skull Appreciation Blog Hop.

Hi Everyone. Well Today is Skull Appreciation Day over at Smeared and Smudged.
I was asked by Rick StDennis to make a Skull card for them and so here you have it. The image is one of Ricks.  You can get it in his STORE HERE!

I have used Distress Inks to colour up my Skull with Roses as felt that I wanted an aged look.

I also made my backing papers myself using a variety of distress inks and stamps I have in my stash. Its finished off with Perfect Pears. I was so busy playing I didn't notice the tub was upside down when I opened it and Ooops!!!! I got them everywhere!!!
Card Recipe
6 x 6 Card
Linen Paper
Variety of Stamps 
Rick St Dennis Skull and Roses Digi Stamp
Coloured with Distress Inks. 
Perfect Pearls.

The Winner of Ricks Part of the Blog hop will receive this brilliant sheet of UN-RELEASED Digi Stamps

So onto the List for the Blog Hop There are loads of folk taking part, Im looking forward to seeing their creations too.


Black Dragon

Lady Brayton
Smudger Challenge
Glittery Katie
Ms. Ruin
Bombshell Stamps Blog
Lady Coral

Scrapbook Stamp Society

Smeared Ink

Thanks for dropping by, your comments are greatly appreciated,

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Andrea C said...

Great image and I love your card, very grungy. x

Judith said...

You made a great job of this Hazel love the paper you made hugs Judith x

ShersL84bed said...

Beautiful card. Lovely coloring, great image.


Lisa Jane said...

wow fabulous image!
Lisa x

Love crafts forever said...

Hugs Nataliya.
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Wendy said...

I love what you did with the card. The coloring and blending is fantastic!

silvia said...

Great card~Fabulous image!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your card. Rick is one of my fave artists & is always the 1st place I start when looking for an image. :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous image and coloring and I love the background you've created. xxD

blackdragon said...

Gorgeous card and wicked it! Thank you so much for joining SMEARED AND SMUDGED skull appreciation blog hop.
BDx said...

Love you card..wonderful distress look and the colors are awesome. love the skulls.
susan s.

Unknown said...

Love your skull fantastic work xxx

Corinne said...

Great job on your card! love the paper, colors and coloring.

Sue B said...

Wow! this is fab Hazel !! the paper is amazing - so, so beautiful !! I think you should make up a pad of your papers!! Love the skull and roses - it's a wonderful image!
Hope you enjoy the rest of the Jubilee weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Monique's art said...

this is sooooo beuatiful, love everything about it

Laura B said...

Beautiful card! I love the aged look it has to it.:)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Hazel - love everything about this card. Your colouring, image .... thank you for joining in with us on this hop. TFS

I Don't Do Straight said...

Your card is gorgeous, your colouring on the image and the background is beautiful. Thank you so much for joining our Blog Hop :)

Lorraine said...

That's brilliant Hazel. Super image and I love your paper, great job hun.

Divaeva said...

So flirty & sweet, yet so evil looking...I <3 it! Great job!

Nydia said...

Your art is so cool! And the digi stamps are just great!

Kisses from Nydia. I'm also giving away a couple of skull prizes for the blog hop, visit me if you want! :o)

N Valentine Studio said...

Very cool! I've seen some new stamps on this hop and some amazing work!!

Suzi McKenzie said...

Your card is skull-tastic, love how you've coloured that gorgeous skull image.

Kathi said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

Love your colors. Great job designing the background paper.

Laura Coral said...

Great card. I love it!!! Love the intensity of the skull yet the beautiful color of the flowers... Amazing

happyscrapper said...

This a wonderful distressed card. The image is cool.
Christine Garner

Jenn Borjeson said...

Wow - this is stunning and that set of skulls is jaw-dropping. :)

GlitteryKatie said...

Beautiful card!!! I love it!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab creation hun, love the backing looks amazing!
Hugs Shell xx

LisaVeronica said...

love the soft colors! great work. xxlisa

Pami said...

Wow Hazel, what a cool image and card! Hope your long weekend has gone well! Pami x

Renee said...

Great card!

Susan said...

Hazel, I absolutely ADORE this card! You did a SUPERB job of coloring this awesome skull image, and I love your homemade background paper!
thanks for the wonderful eye candy!

DK Spins said...

Your card is beautiful, I love the softness of the coloring, the collage work and of course, Rick's new image. Gorgeous! Thanks for hopping along with us!

Steph said...

I'm not a big fan of pastel colors, but I must say this is absolutely gorgeous! Love the softer colors and how the skull looks with them. Beautiful, so glad you were asked to create & join in on the hop :)

~Lady B~ said...

That image is wicked and you have displayed it beautifully! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

Ms. Ruin said...

I really love the colors of this card. Great job.

febe said...

Beautiful work on the colors. :)

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Renee said...

Great card. The distressed papers background really lends a beautiful hue to the otherwise haunting image.

KristyLee said...

Creepy skull, and beautiful BG, what a combo! but you have done a great job I truly love it!

KC said...

this is awesome! I love vintage and cool!

Julia said...

Beautiful card!

Alison said...

That is a VERY rad skull that you got to work with! Awesome project, great colors!