Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop!!!

Hi!  Welcome to the Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop With Smeared Ink!  If you are following the hop list order then you should have arrived here from Tori’s awesome blog!  If not, the entire hop list is in my right sidebar for your hopping pleasure.  If you would like some background info on how Skull Appreciation Day got started, then check out Skull-A-Day.

So, I kind of got carried away this year with my project ideas.  Please bear with me through my many explanations and pictures.Winking smile

When I signed up for this year’s hop I started doodling, trying to figure out what I was going to do…

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And then there was this guy…

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I looked at him and thought, he would make such a cool cross-stitch pattern.  So I turned him into a cross-stitch pattern…

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But he was so lonely, so I made him a girlfriend…

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Here are the patterns, if you would like to use them.  I would love to see what you make with them.  All I ask is that you give credit to me for the pattern, and if someone else would like the pattern, please provide them with a link back here.

Here’s The Dapper Gentleman

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Here’s Comtesse de Cranienne

(note:  the backstitching isn’t actually shown on the pattern, but I’m sure you can figure it out…I used 2 strands of floss, and 14-count Aida cloth)

And because I’m a total nutter, I came up with tea blends inspired by their characters.  See here…

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(note:  I do not make any money if you buy my tea blends from Adagio Teas, but I do get points towards free tea.  There is always a link in my right sidebar to my tea blends if you ever just want to see what kind of blends I concoct.)

And the Movie Magic Monthly DT decided to play along with this hop, so I made something movie inspired for that.

I made a jewelry set inspired by the singing skulls from the opening song in Muppet Treasure Island.

Here’s the pendant, using a digi from Smeared Ink

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And here’s the bracelet, using a stamp from Bombshell Stamps

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Background paper on both is from 7 Gypsies.  Edges have Antique Gold Perfect Pearls applied to them.

If you have made it this far, you are a treasure, and you have my thanks!  xoxo

Your next stop is the fabulous Kapree!

Happy Hopping!  And Happy Skull Appreciation Day!!

37 comments:

Kristina said...

Laura,
Amazing that you know how to cross stitch. I can not do it! Your turned out wonderful and good idea to give him a girlfriend. Your pendent is beautiful, love the cracked BG! and you charm bracelet is Fabulous! Also love how you have chalkboard paint on your tea cup, and also that you put your two skullie on the tea bags. You are very clever, and talented!
Peace,
Kristy

blackdragon said...

Laura you are one multi talented lady!
I have never managed to do cross stitch.
I would love to try your tea blends, i'm a tea addict....always have a cup by my side.
Your pendant and bracelet are gorgeous too.
Thank you for being so inspiring.
BDx

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Fabulous projects! So inspiring!!

monique said...

O wow you made some awesome stuff!!

~Lady B~ said...

Dang, Laura! You went to town on your skully goodies! I'm loving the cross-stitch patterns an your jewelry rocks! Great job and happy skull appreciation day!

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulously creative, Laura! I used to do tons of cross stitch. Your patters rock and the jewelry is gorgeous too. xxD

Rick St. Dennis said...

What a fun post-love the cross stitch

Miranda said...

what a wonderful creations, just fabby

Wendy said...

omg...Laura all your projects are fantastic. Love all the skullies...especially the cross stitch man and woman. You are so creative!!!

Matney said...

Great way to use your drawing for another creative project. TY so much for the patterns and will have to try soon. All projects are great and love the skulls on pendant and bracelet.

Kim said...

Awesome creations! I love your cross stitch and jewelry.

Sherry said...

Amazing creations

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous creations! Love them all! Mo x

Ally White Cat said...

Hahaha I was reading the comments and my first thought was I cannot do cross stitch and so glad to know I am not the only one. I admire cross stitch work and yours is wonderful! making teas how unique so I shall be interested in your blends..please email me and tell me more :) love art here and my friend amazing as always.
hugs
susan s

Evil Edna said...

those are wonderful.EE

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

Oh my ghoul! So many fabulous skully creations to look at and custom tea too! Wow, great job on everything! Happy SAD day!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW you have been busy, Love all your items, Thanks for sharing the Cross Stitch patterns. Happy Hopping Hazelxox

Jane said...

Love all the things you have made they look fantastic

angiesuez said...

I'm going to give the patterns to my cross stitching sister! maybe she'll get the hint.........

Alison said...

Laura, I LOVE what you have made! You really went to town! I love the cross stitching. Not something I really have patience for...but I may be willing to give it a go for these cuties! LOVE the tea Love it. You are awesome. And your jewelry is rad. Amazing job, my friend!

~Lady B~ said...

I know I commented on your cross stitch skulls, but I didn't remember if I commented on your jewelry pieces. Your pendant rocks and I'm loving your bracelet as well. You are so very talented in so many different areas!

Anna Lilja said...

Ohh you have been real creative! Great projects and fun to see a little step by step in you creativity! :)

Kay Mowat said...

WOW you are very talented love your ideas happy SAD day !!

ScrappingBeauty said...

The cross stitch is adorable. I want that bracelet! I enjoyed your skully crafts. Thanks!

Milo Lilja said...

Wow! Cool way to use the skulls. They are sweet. :)

Sandy said...

What an amazing array of SAD wonderfulness! And to think you started with just doodles. Great ideas!

Serena Bee said...

wow you made so many awesome stuff! I love the bracelet!! Happy Skull Day!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh my gosh, these are awesome - you go, girl! :)

KC said...

oh wow your cross stitch is so cool...I haven't done that since school...awesome work! your pendant and bracelet are so cool too..you are so talented!

riliska said...

Laura,creatively quirky projects! ( could never imagine even the skulls maybe cross-sttiched even.. Fantasric!
And I love to take part in the Blog Hops, I try again and more - but I am never lucky... the winners are always the ones who have the craft-rooms fulfil with everything...

Steph said...

So many great projects! Love the cross stitch, I haven't done that in years. Your pendant is beautiful. Happy Skull Day!

ike said...

ACK !! - totally FABULOUS and I adore the cross stitch guys. Thank you so much for the pattern... I'm gonna' have a go at these :-D

IKE xx

Donna said...

Oh wow!!! I love the cross stitched skulls!!! Awesome projects all round for the blog hop!!

happy crafter shell said...

oh my goodness just look at all that skully goodness! I really love it all, the bracelet and pendant are totally fabulous! xx

Julia said...

Gorgeous creations. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Hugs,
Julia

lisa aka b.creative said...

Great ideas! looks fab :)

I Don't Do Straight said...

WOW! you are one multi-talented lady. Fab cross stitch and the pendant and bracelet are gorgeous!