Saturday, June 4, 2011

skull appreciation day blog hop!!!!!!


let me start off by saying DAMN YOU WINDOWS!!!!!! some kind of update happened and now i can't crop my pictures!!!! ok, thanks for that and welcome to this super awesome skull appreciation blog hop!!!!! we have so many wonderful people hopping with us!  i'm very sorry for the crap you see in the background of all my pictures. about my project, i bought this skull on sale after halloween and it has been sitting and watching and waiting. i first painted red, then blue, i outlined the eyes, nose, and mouth in black, then painted the teeth silver.  the flower on the side is made with glubers, (which they make look so easy on the video, it's not. ok, so it's not that bad but still) i used about a 1/2in width knit fabric for it.

i cut the hole in top with an xteo knife. and done! i was going to leave it without a purpose, but he looked so sad just to sit on the shelve with nothing to do, so that is how he got the hole in his head.
now this one is made with a free digi from smeared ink for playing along in the hop!!!! how nice was that! sorry about the odd angle. i lightly colored the head with silver and the wings with pink stickles. oh and it's an egg! i covered it with blue tissue paper, then on the bottom i wrapped yarn and twine. i punched out a couple of butterflies out of orange tissue paper. it's the first egg i have decorated, i do plan on trying again. if i could crop the pictures it would look better. looks like i might have to pop for photoshop :(

31 comments:

Andrea C said...

Fantastic pen holder, great projects x

DonnaMundinger said...

Fab projects! Love the idea of a skully pen holder and your egg is cool! xxD

Susan's crafty chaos said...

I love both your projects and that flower on the side of the first one is just fab! As for picture cropping, you definitely don't need to pay for Photoshop just for that! There are a few image editing programs that are free to download (try GIMP), and even if you don't like those, there are free online cropping resources available, just search for "cropping photos free" :)

ike said...

Cool projects - what a FAB penholder. LUV it :-)
Hugz
Ike xx

Kelli said...

I have about a gagillion of those skulls and never once thought of cutting a hole in the head....prolly gonna borrow that!!! Love it!

Alison said...

Great projects! I also really like that you cut a hole in the top of your skull. What a great idea! Love the big flower too. :)

Debbie said...

That's cool! Practical pen holder to sit on your desk and remind you of today for a long time! Good job!

silvia said...

Fabulous projects!! LOVE the pen holder!!

~Lady B~ said...

Love the colors you used on the skull pencil holder! The flower turned out awesome...sorry it wasn't as easy as the gluber videos advertise! Great coloring on the skull freebie on your decorated egg. BTW...you can get a free flickr account in which you can do basic editing, cropping, etc.

I Don't Do Straignt said...

They would great on my desk at work!!!! both FAB penholders.

Fiona. x

Dawn said...

I think it's awesome, great color

Terra said...

how cool to put the twine around the bottom of the egg to keep it from tipping! And the skully pen holder! I'm so glad you put a hole in his head, I must copy your idea!!!

Alex said...

you are brilliant! I have a skull left and it is SO getting a hole its head!!!! FABULOUS!!

btw- try GIMP and Picasa :)

PixiesDelight said...

love the pencil holder!
bargainmama@mchsi.com

Kathi said...

Both are great, but I love the skull pencil case!

ScrappingBeauty said...

love the blue skull pen holder! fab color!

Jane said...

Love your skull pen holder a fantastic idea that I have to borrow.
Luv Jane xxx

blackdragon said...

The pencil holder is a stroke of genius!... love your other project too but i wish i had thought of the pencil holder.... brilliant work Lisa.
love lynx

Dragonfly Jane said...

Fantastic projects, I'd love the pen holder on my desk, it looks brilliant.

Frith x

Judi B said...

pretty neat pen holder

Tish LaRee said...

nicely done! thanks for sharing and don't worry bout the junk in the pix, your art is the center... draws the eye!

Scrappy Rat said...

Thanks for hosting all of us hoppers, poking around your blog. :) The skully pencil holder is a clever idea. Who knew skulls could be so useful outside of the obvious usage?

Heather Strenzwilk said...

Love the pen holder and I love the turquoise color and the rose.

Jennifer Scull said...

now THAT is a clever set of projects for the blog hop! ;) great idea!

Susan said...

awesome pencil cup!!

inky hugs,
Susan

Scrappychick said...

I want a skull pen holder, LOL!! That is fabulous!

DK Spins said...

Really cool projects Lisa! Love how you changed it up & made the skull into a pencil holder and I think you did a fabulous job on the egg! I'm assuming that it's a paper mache one? anyway I love them both!

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Cropped pics or not, these are still cool projects. Love that pen holder

Kate P. said...

Had to laugh - what a brilliant idea, I particularly love the sassy little flower!

Steph said...

What fun projects! Great colors on the pencil holding skull, love that idea by the way! I think your flower turned out great, way better than I could ever do :)

Tori said...

I was really thinking about trying that glubbers stuff...the flower looks great! Love that you made your skull a functional piece or your craft area!

:)tOri