Our friends over at Skull A Day started a campaign to get today, June 4th, officially recognized as National Skull Appreciation Day, and we decided to hitch a ride on the bandwagon and show our support by hosting a massive skully-filled blog hop! On today's hop you will find an amazing variety of skull projects featured on 37 different blogs, plus tons of prize winning opportunities.
To start, we have some prizes to give out here on the S&S Blog. To be entered to win, all you have to do is hop through the participating blogs and then come back here and leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite project(s) and whose blog it came from. (I'd also, of course, love to hear what you think about mine, but that won't get you entered). You have until Tuesday at midnight to comment. We will be choosing winners by random number on Wednesday.
The prizes up for grabs on this blog are:
Quoth The Raven stamp set from Smeared Ink
Anatomy 101 digi stamp set from Smeared Ink
Alas Poor Yoric digi stamp from Delicious Doodles
5 Stamp Skully Grab Bag from Third Coast Rubber Stamps
A necklace of your choice from Black Dragon's Dark Art Trinkets and More
Skull Keychain from Nydia at Bringing Up Salamanders
Also, be sure to visit every blog, cause you never know when another sponsor prize may pop up! Winners for those prizes will be chosen by the individual blog, so pay attention to their criteria for entering.
So, now that you've got the low down on the prizes, it's time to roll out the cranium fodder! For my project I created a mixed media canvas that features the side-facing skull from Smeared Ink's Anatomy 101 digi set.
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My title is The Essential Journey, and the idea behind it is that we all have to go through certain stages in our life before we hit "freedom". The four butterflies are named Birth, Pain, Love, and Freedom. The journaling by her arm, in case you can't read my wonderfully messy handwriting, says "The Essential Journey at the heart of it all".
After taking a long hard look at this one, I think I may come back in later to add a few things, so we'll call this a work in progress. But isn't that an AWESOME skull!?! Just the first of many you will see on today's journey through blog land.
So now I am going to share with you the very impressive blog roll. Don't get overwhelmed, take your time and peruse them at your leisure. Some blogs may feature the whole blog roll, and some may point you in the direction of the next person in line, but if you get lost just swing back by here to find your way again. I hope you thoroughly enjoy sharing this awesome day with us and that you find yourself dreaming of amazing skulls tonight.
Don't forget to come back at the end and leave your comment to be entered to win prizes. Have fun!