Monday, June 4, 2012

Smudgy Antics Weekly Challenge and Skull Appreciation Day

You have reached the blog of Lady Brayton.

I know most of you out there know me, but today is a special day and I will be receiving several visitors on a long journey and I don't want anyone getting lost along the way. 

 If you are participating in the Skull Appreciation Day blog hop, you should have arrived here from Helen's awesome blog.  If not, you can click here to start at the beginning of the hop.  You are not required to hop in order, but it makes it much easier to get lost if you don't.  I will post the entire hop list at the bottom of this post.  


I am posting early, but please note that the official hop time is June 4th at 9:00am Pacific time.  If you hop early, there may be some blogs that haven't posted yet.  Make sure you leave a comment at every blog to have a chance at winning a prize or two.

Today's post does double duty.  It is Monday and that means it is time for the new challenge over at the Smudgy Antics Blog.  The theme this week is anything goes so I encourage everyone doing this hop to submit your project to the challenge (a rubber or digi stamp must be used to enter).  Since anything goes, I combined my Smudgy Antics project with my Skull Appreciation Day project.

What is Skull Appreciation Day?  It's the international day for cranial love.  We are celebrating the cranium.  You can read about the origin of Skull Appreciation Day here.

Here is my tribute:
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I altered a paper mache coffin.
Images: Smeared Ink: "Bride" calaveras from the "Calaveras" digi set and the wings are from the "Quoth the Raven" set.  The rubber set of QTR is retired, but the digital version is available in the store now.
Papers: 7 Gypsies
Ribbon: Creative Imaginations
Other: Modpodge, acrylic paint, zing embossing powder, silicone glue, UTEE, and some handmade flowers from a friend.

Your next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented Fiona.
Here is the hop list:



Terra
Tori
Black Dragon
Monique
Helen
you are here ---> Lady Brayton <--- you are here
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

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Lady B ~

I will be entering my project into the following challenges:
Art With no Boundaries: Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Anything Goes
Crafty Boots: Anything Goes
Make it Monday: Anything Goes

49 comments:

  1. lady b lady b this is awesome. The bride image almost looks like stained glass with that silver part around the edge's and the shiny parts. I love this and if you need something to do with it after I know where it can find a home. That is one awesome piece of work now... I love it

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  2. That is one GORGEOUS skull coffin. LOVE it xx

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  3. gorgeous love how you coloured the bride and those flowers are beautiful

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  4. As always...... a beautiful creation!..... I love your colouring and the flowers are FAB!

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  5. LOVE,Love,love this Lady B! The colors are fabulous and I love the entire idea of the project! You are right, the "friend's" flowers are AWESOME!! SUPERB project. :)
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  6. Love the bright colors that you used on this piece, really beautiful.

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  7. Your altered coffin is fantastic! I love how you colored your calavera image and it makes me want to hop on over to the store and buy it! Great creation!

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  8. Beautiful! Love the color you chose and the way you layered the image is just amazing. Really like how you've added the wings to her, I may have to borrow that idea :) The flowers are flippin' gorgeous too, wowza!
    Your work is stunning as always.

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  9. ohhhhhh i need this image its amazing u have really outdone your self lady xxx

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  10. Stunning & the colors are so gorgeous.

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  11. Lady,
    This is just too awesome, Im mean wowzers, I so freakn love this you have put some time and work into this and it's paid off! Just gorgeous! You have done an excellent job!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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  12. Gorgeous, Lady B! the vibrant colors are amazing and I love the addition of the wings. May just have to CASE this. xxD

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  13. Oh wow - this is just beautiful. You ladies are all so creative - love the colors and texture.

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  14. Beautiful, beautiful project! I love it.

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  15. Lady B, you always amaze me and this time is no exception! Another AWESOME JOB!! Love the colors and those wings are PERFECT!
    Hugs

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  16. I have never seen a skully look so elegant and beautiful. Awesome art .Thank you for sharing.
    susan s.

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  17. Love your altered coffin fantastic work as always xxxx

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  18. Very beautiful. I love the vibrancy of your colors.

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  19. This is really beautiful. I love the bright red and blue you worked with. And that bride is so beautiful!

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  20. LB this little coffin is just so beautiful. That colouring is awesome, love that blue! The wings are an inspired addition, they so look like they were made for this lady. I'm so glad you managed to persevere and share this with us all. xxx

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  21. Gorgeous. I love the color palette. So striking!

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  22. really lovely creation! with the beautiful colors and shine. xxlisa

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  23. Love your bright and colorful day of the dead type artwork. Your friend makes awesome flowers as well.

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  24. I love how you and I used the same image in completely different manners. Amazing coloring, I love it. Great work

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  25. Love it. That coffin is wicked! :)

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

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  26. Very cool - reminded me of a cool tattoo! :)

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  27. So far your piece is my favourite. I love this hop, I am putting of house work because it's so much fun to see what everyone has done!

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  28. Simply Beautiful, i love it :D
    hugs
    Suzi
    xxx

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  29. She's gorgeous, LB!! I love the depth of color, the dimensionality, her wings & the red, red roses. Your coffin rocks!!!

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  30. Super work you did here.
    Hugs Nataliya

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  31. I love this. The bright colors and on that little coffin. Fabulous.
    Hugz,
    Christine Garner aka Wicked Lady

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  32. Beautiful coloring Lady B! That box is GORGEOUS!

    Betty

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  33. OH.EM.GEE!!!!!!!!!! This is absolute loveliness!!!!!!!!

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  34. This is stunning! You did an amazing job altering this casket. I love it all, down to the ribbon you chose. Nice!

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  35. Wonderful creation!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  36. beautiful coffin, your colors are amazing! and I love the image combo!!

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  37. Great idea on the colors and design of your project :)

    nursing courses

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  38. GORGEOUS Lady.... but i expect nothing less from you...you are my crafting goddess. MUCH LOVE ALWAYS XXX

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  39. Fantastic piece, lovely vibrant colours too.Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries. Please come back soon

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  40. Your colouring is just beautiful. Great combination of stamps and embellies. Thanks for joining us in the Anything Goes challenge at Art With No Boundaries.

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  41. That is one gorgeous skull! So glad you joined us at Art with No Boundaries!

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  42. I love the vibrant colours you have used for this project. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  43. Stunning creation and the coffins looks great too!
    Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

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  44. Interesting!
    Your colours are very striking!

    Thank you for joining the challenge at Art With No Boundaries. I hope that you will join us again!
    Rene DT

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  45. Great coffin!!! I love the bright colors and the gorgeous 3d roses you added. Thank you for sharing this with us on Art With No Boundaries, it's always a pleasure to come and see what you have created.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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