Monday, June 4, 2012

SKULL APPRECIATION DAY BLOG HOP 2012

Hello everyone, welcome to our second annual Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop! At the Smeared and Smudged Forum we are always very appreciative of our cranial art, but the folks at Skull A Day introduced us to this day of celebration and we are thrilled to participate in our own little way. We have quite a doozy in store for you today, as we have forty participants just giddy about sharing their amazing skull themed projects with you. I personally can't wait to show you mine, but first I just want to let you know about a few things.

First, we have some pretty awesome sponsors for today's blog hop and they will be scattered throughout, so be sure to visit all of the blogs. Each of the giveaways will have it's own criteria for winning, so read carefully and follow all the instructions given to enter.

Second, each blog will have the blog roll listed so it should be pretty easy for you to find your way through this enormous hop, but in case you get lost along the way, you can always come back here and find the participant list in my sidebar.
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Finally, I have a prize and a sale to tell you about!


Today, Smeared Ink is offering a $50 shopping spree as the first blog hop prize. In order to qualify for this prize drawing, you must comment on each one of the participating blogs by this Wednesday night at midnight (Pacific Time). Thursday morning we will tally the comments and draw for the winner using random.org, and the winner will be posted here. We know this won't be hard because you will just have oodles of things to say after you see all the awesomesauce.

Also, in honor of Skull Appreciation, Smeared Ink is having a 25% off sale on ALL digi stamps in our shop. You can get any of your fave digis at a discount for the whole week. The sale starts today and ends next Monday.

Okay, so now that all the housekeeping is out of the way, I'd like to share my project with you. I made a 16x12 canvas called Early Winter. There are too many steps to really get into alot of detail about the process, but some of the materials used on it are tons of paint, plaster, sticks (yes, sticks), tissue paper, glitter, paper, tiny metal washers, and digi stamps from Smeared Ink's Heart Wings set.

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Some of you may think this looks pretty creepy, but I REALLY toned it down from my original plan and it kinda became a softer, more pretty piece that still fits my style. 

So now that you have seen my project, have fun visiting all of the blogs on our hop list. Don't forget to comment on each one on this list to qualify for our Smeared Ink shopping spree drawing, and read carefully to find out how to win the other sponsor prizes. Above all, have fun today celebrating Skull Appreciation and thank you for hopping with us!



Terra (you are here)
Tori
Black Dragon
Monique
Helen
Lady Brayton
Fiona
Christine
Jane
Judy
Alison
Susan
Andrea
Smudger Challenge
Laura
Lisa
Kristy
Steph
Glittery Katie
Lisa
Kapree
Ms. Ruin
Kathi
Bombshell Stamps Blog
Dianne
Donna
Nydia
Lady Coral
Suzi
Julia
Patti
Miko
Renee
Wendy
Christina
Hazel
Skye
Wenchkin
Betsy
Scrapbook Stamp Society

52 comments:

  1. oh WOW! I so love it when you get time to join in. I'm never disappointed :D. This canvas, with all the little bits and bobs is beautiful! xxx

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  2. my geee whizzii what a blog hop roll call. Man this is going to be awesome. It's a damn good thing I am off today looks like I'll be jumpin in and looking at some awesome eyecandy for a while today. my favorite people all in one place.
    that piece is awesome or should I say awesomesauce? I liked that..
    That skull head is way cool and the wings look great. Your projects are always so cool.
    I love smeared ink and all it's awesome artist's. you guys rock and I miss hanging out and crafting. damnit life

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  3. Oh my freaking heck this is superbly jaw droppingly fantastic!! xx

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  4. this is awesome, that skull is so cool, love what you made

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  5. TERRA, this IS a MASTERPIECE!! I love it!! I am guessing the plaster part is the skull, did you use a mold? This is really VERY, VERY COOL!
    hugs,
    Susan

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  6. Fantastic creation. Gives me the creepers. :)

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed at aol dot com

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  7. OMG! Your skull creation is AWEsome!!! and thanks for all the work you have put into the blog hop!

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  8. Wow Terra this piece is gorgeous! I'm so inspired by you, I could just look at that skull all day.

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  9. Hold on...lemme pick my jaw up from the floor and wipe my drool! Dang girl, you went all out and I love it!!! I don't have the proper words to express my thoughts at the moment, but I am in awe of your talent and I am mesmerized by your piece!

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  10. Oh MAN! You are really ROCKIN' the canvas, Terra! I'm sort of speechless on this one. WOW, wow, WOW will have to suffice. I ADORE it! xxD

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  11. wow what an amazing project u really did do a brilliant job xxxx

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  12. You can all be jealous because Terra is going to send this to me for my birthday (in August)! Nanny-nanny-boo-bo!

    :)tOri

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  13. What an amazing art! I'm so happy to be participating again this great fun! Good luck everyone! :o)

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  14. Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments :)

    Susan, the skull is paperclay, I forgot to mention that, and the plaster was used on the canvas itself as part of the background.

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  15. Oh my goodness! I bet this took you forever to create. So stunning!

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  16. Terra, this is freaking A-MAZING. My jaw dropped - I absolutely love it! :)

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  17. really dig your project! great work! now on to hoping..It will be soooo fun! xxlisa

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  18. This is amazing! I love all of the details. Really gorgeous piece!

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  19. Oh this is just FAN_TAB_U_LOUS!!! totally AWESOME!!
    Hugs

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  20. Gorgeous work, Terra! What a terrific blend of all those details. This would be especially great for a girl who is into goth-style things.

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  21. Jenkies! It's frightening. Great job! This is my first blog hop- EVER and what a way to start. Thank you for organizing it. I have alot of skull surfing to do in the next couple days. I look forward to it.

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  22. FABULOUS canvas!! I LOVE all the textures and the skull is amazing!!

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  23. OMG! This is Amazing!!!!..... you don't play very often.....but when you do....WOW!!!

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  24. Awesome fantastic project love the colour xx

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  25. Great masterpiece, love all the layers. Lots to hop to now.

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  26. Very cool piece!

    Lots of detail and lots of work,but so worth it all.

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  27. I don't think this is creepy at all! Rather, it's quite beautiful! I love the soft colors. What a great project!

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  28. Terra, this is just wildly awesome!!

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  29. Terra,
    This is great, and I don't think it looks creepy at all it looks wonderful! It also looks like you put a lot of time and effort into your canvas piece! This is just knock your socks off beautiful!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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  30. Wow, absolutely adore it. That would be something I would have decorating my apartment somewhere. Completely in love with it, great work.

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  31. I love your skull - so many details - just "adorable."

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  32. Holy cow that's awesome! I love how creepy it is! :)

    Lauren
    landerson dot 1018 at gmail dot com
    laurenslittlecraftyplace.blogspot.com

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  33. Oh Terra! Your "Early Winter" is phenomenal!!!! Love, love love it! The plaster skull you made is so cool, and those wings. Gee, I wish I could see it in person. Thanks for hosting the hop today & for all the work that's went into it. Dianne

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  34. Good grief I love it!! I love this whole hop, don't know how I missed out on joining it. Your piece is fantastic!

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  35. OMG that is stunning, love it in all it's creepy beautifulness.
    Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this hop.
    Hugs
    Suzi
    xxx

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  36. Wowza that is some piece! You gals are totally amazing! And look at that blog hop roll, this is going to take some serious hopping, yay!
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  37. Oooh I love this very cool skull Terra!!!

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  38. This is just wonderful. This is something you would see in a haunted gravegrace at Halloween. Perfect.
    Hugz,
    Christine Garner aka Wicked Lady

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  39. I had to come back and say FANTASTIC hop, gorgeous work and really unique!!

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  40. I found your blog hopping around on another. This is just fantastic!! Its kind of like Heaven and Hell together. So cool!

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  41. WOW that is absolutely amazing Terra! Great, great work!

    Betty

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  42. awesome Terra! I love the wings! and all that texture looks great!

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  43. Looking forward to a barage of skulls over the next couple days. Thanks! :)

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  44. That was a fun hop, so much gorgeous art to see. Thanks so much for organizing it! :)

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  45. this is very cool and i love your post
    and the blog
    thanks for sharing with us
    www.lilfeather.blogspot.com

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  46. This is so cool. I have to try and make one of this, it won't be as beautiful as yours but I am sure it will be lots of fun.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  47. amazing canvas....love that skull Terra...so glad you found time to join in this hop...i do love your work.
    BDx

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