Thursday, October 1, 2009

31 Days of Halloween Has Begun!

Welcome Frightful Fiends and Scary Ghoulies to
31 Days of Halloween!
This is a month long tribute to Halloween and Day of the Dead sponsored by Smeared and Smudged and Cajun Stamping Queen. Every day in October we will both be featuring a seriously scary, creepy, or haunting project for you to view.

To get the spooky schedule of events, please read my sidebar where you'll find all the information about challenges, projects, and the HUGE BLOG CANDY worth well over $150 that we will be giving away to one lucky follower at the end of the month!

Since today is Thursday, we have coordinated our projects and offer you a themed challenge. Our cards today are based around skulls, and your challenge is to share your own skull based project by linking it to a comment at the end of this post! Easy peasy...

Here's my skull themed card:

*click for close up view*

I challenged myself to make a Halloween card without using black! This was a little difficult for me since black is my favorite neutral to use, but I think it turned out pretty good. The card features a skull and crossbones image from Prickley Pear that I embossed onto my vellum and colored with prismacolor pencils.

The vellum was hand colored, and the embellishments include handmade sculpture paper, brads, eyelets, and dark brown raffia ribbon.

If you'd like to participate in the challenge, link to your finished skull project in a comment below this post. And don't forget, any comment will get you Blog Candy points! See you tomorrow!


  1. Wow, I love what you did. It is crazy-cool!

  2. I have included your sidebar in my blog. I'm enjoying this! Here's the URL:


  3. Wow. I like the skull in orange and I really love the variegated background you created.

  4. Fantastic job on the skull. I can't believe it is with color pencils.

  5. Awesome! And all without black?! I know what u mean by that being a challenge? I can't make ANYTHING without black! (Even my 'baby' type art has black in it! I just can't help myself!LOL)

  6. I've been ill so I am a bit late in posting projects. Here's a skeleton card I made.


  7. Can a skull be elegant? You be the judge! Here's mine