Saturday, June 4, 2011

"Skull Appreciation Day" Smeared Ink Blog Hop

Welcome to the First Annual Smeared Ink Blog Hop for "SKULL APPRECIATION DAY" !!! On June 4, 2007 Noah Scalin of Skull-A-Day, began a long and arduous journey of creating an art project honoring the human skull each and every day. During the following 12 months he created 366 projects (it was a leap year). Since that time his blog has grown to nearly 1800 followers, he's written 2 books, and the blog content is continued thru readers' submissions. Last year, he and his editors/contributors proposed to make June 4, 2011 the first annual international Skull Appreciation Day. They are having a celebration and a one month exhibit at Gallery 5 in Richmond, VA. So if you live nearby, by all means go!

At the forum for Smeared Ink, a bunch of us decided to participate in Skull Appreciation Day by having a blog hop. There are 37 participants, and if you check out Terra's website, there are lots of prizes to be won. You should have arrived here from Susan's blog, your next stop will be Barb Foster

The skull houses our heart and soul, each little electrical impulse that makes us unique, makes us feel, lets us hear is within that home. For me, music feeds my soul, can change my mood - so here is my little contribution. I made a background canvas with old sheet music, distressed it with paint and lots of ripping. The stamps used were from 1) "Quoth the Raven" by Smeared Ink and the smaller 2)Basic Grey Halloween clear acrylic stamps. The center skull was painted, then bathed in UTEE. It needs a frame & a little tweaking.





Here is the list of participants:


Terra
Tori
Kelli
Alison
Kelli
Jane
Alex
Judi
Kathi
Steph
Lisa
Freddie
Heather
Kapree
Alison
Susan
Dianne
Barb Foster
JenniLynne
Teri
Cyndi
Pamela
Prissy
Trisha
Dawn
Lady Brayton
Donna
Black Dragon
Paulette
Creepy Glowbugg
Susan’s Crafty Chaos
Andrea
Helen
Kate
Fiona
Sugar
Linda
Dragonfly Jane
Debbie

27 comments:

  1. Dianne, this is so, so, so cool! You did a wonderful job! Can I tell you how long I have been coveting those Basic Grey Eerie stamps? A loooong time! So nice to see someone use them! Wonderful preoject, and I seriously want to borrow your quote on the skull housing our heart and soul. Very inspirational!

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  2. Gorgeous piece! I'm gonna be looking for those BG stamps too. WOW! Love this! xxD

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  3. I love your page, the colors the stamps all great

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  4. What a fabulously grunged-up piece, I love it! :D

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  5. What a lovely work! The stamps are perfect, and you've grunged it all up beautifully!

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  6. Fabulous! I love the burned look of the texture and what a lovely way to feature the sheet music!!! Gorgeous work!!

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  7. WOW! What a fabulous idea and this is truly a work of art you have created. I hope you hang it up someplace special.

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  8. A fantastic project love how your have distressed the paper
    Luv Jane xxx

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the back story of your concept. Beautifully done!

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  10. This is absolutely wonderful. I love everything about it.

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  11. Fantastic canvas, love the music back ground and your reasoning behind it.

    Frith x

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  12. Wonderful piece, love the colors!
    inky hugs,
    Susan

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  13. love the background and the stamps you used really add to it great project

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  14. Wow! Beautiful canvas! Thanks for sharing it with the hoppers!

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  15. Diane this does not need tweaking...its divine....totally perfect...the colours are stunning everything about is just spot on.
    Well done you... i love this so much.
    Love lynx

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  16. I absolutely love it. I love the stamps and how the paper is aged/ distressed. Love it!

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  17. This is just supremely wonderful. What an amazing piece x

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  18. i love the distressed/textured look of your project! wonderful!

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  19. oh wow! this is fabulous! love the combination of the sheet music with the skull!

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  20. this is FABULOUS!!! My son is a musician so I love any kind of altered sheet music but this is great!!! (Classical organist that he is he would roll his eyes , but I LOVE it!!!!)

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  21. This is great as it is. Don't forget to share the tweaks you decide on

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  22. Love your canvas - it looks so realistic and perfectly vintage!

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  23. Beautiful! Love the aged effect with those colors.

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  24. this is wonderful! I love the utee on that skull! this is a great piece all around!!

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  25. AMAZING! I love the distressing that you did...looks like you spent a lot of time on this!!! Fabulous work!
    :)tOri

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