Thursday, 4 June 2015

Smeared and Smudged Skull Appreciation Day

Blog Hop
Black Dragon
Tit Belsoeur
 Dream In Darkness
Leigh S-B
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity
 Susan R.

If you have hopped to me - well done! - I am the end of the list!!

If you have arrived at me by chance, do go back to Black Dragon and the start -
 there are some amazing creations to see!!

This Blog Hop is an event created by Smeared and Smudged - you will find the facebook group here
Everyone on the hop will be showcasing a handmade project featuring at least one skull
 and a stamp somewhere.

I added skully goodness to a couple of ATCs...seems to be my favourite make at the moment!

I started with my background - several Distress Inks smeared onto my craft mat and swirled about with a wet brush - then mopped up with watercolour paper.

Was just looking at this - do you think it looks a bit skull-like?

Anyway I trimmed it to make two rectangles just slightly smaller than my ATC bases
 made of shiny purple card.I distressed the background rectangles around the edges with Black Soot.

So far so good...

The stamp set I decided to use was this:

I stamped a skull on each of the ATCs with Versafine -
 and added a charm and a couple of gems.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Beautiful ATCs and love the background

  2. Great backgrounds fab idea - Harp

  3. Love making messy backgrounds myself, and these are perfect for the stamps you chose. Brilliant x

  4. Superb backgrounds Susan...made into extra superb ATC's... Gorgeous pair!
    Thank you for joining in with the SMEARED AND SMUDGE fb forum SKULL APPERCIATION DAY blog hop. BDx

  5. Beautiful AND creepy !!! Such fabulous makes and that background is awesome ! :-)

    IKE xx

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  6. Brilliant ATC's wonderful sugar skulls and yes, I did see a skull shape.

  7. Susan these ATC's are stunning, love the backgrounds just fabulous.

    Hugs Anna xx

  8. OH MY such a stunning background. Fabulous ATC's Susan. Love em :) xx

  9. Love your ATC...wonderful background and skellie!

  10. How you make so many details on these small spaces if amazing to me!! I love these so much! That paint on that card looked like a skull without anything else being done! How cool! Fabulous ATC's and keep on making these wonderful makes!! hugsxx

  11. And what a treat to end the hop with your two fabulous ATCs Susan! Your background is drop dead gorgeous and then you achieved perfection with the imagery and embellies! Happy SAD day!

  12. EEEK, these are gorgeous! LOVE the backgrounds you've created for the fab stamps and the charms add the perfect finishing touch. xxD

  13. Very cool and creative atcs!

  14. sorry I'm late to the hop! These ATCs are fabulous! Loving the Dylusions stamps you've used and the fab embellies! mo x


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