Sunday, 25 October 2009

altered skull

My mojo seems to have gone off for a walk this week, so unlike me. I've started a few projects, but can't seem to finish them, so I have a few things in various stages of completion.

I did manage to finish altering a skull today though. This has been on and off my craft table for the past week. Of course, it's not a real skull. It started off life looking like this:

I think it is made from a piece of MDF.

I am entering this into 11 challenges.

At My Time to Craft Challenge the theme is Halloween colours.

The Paperminutes challenge is that 'the shape of the card fits the theme'.

'F is for flying' is the theme at ABC Challenge -I have bats on my project.

Theme Thursday has a challenge of 'faces'.

Lots to Do has a recipe challenge of 'stamping, paint and metal'.

Finally, Our Creative Corner ask us to be 'inspired by our favourite holiday', mine is Halloween.

All the papers used are from My Mind's Eye ~ The Spider's Web collection. There's a lot of distressing going on.

I used a mixture of Tim Holtz crackle paint, crackle accents and stickles.
It was really difficult trying to get a decent photo, so I have included a few here. If you click on the images, you may be able to see it better.

For the bats flying out of the top of the skull's head, I used an Inkadinkado ~ Happy Haunting stamp, which I also embossed. (I absolutely love this new range of Inkadinkado stamps and have accumulated a few now, so expect to see more on my projects).

The '31' numbers are metal Tim Holtz ~ Numerals which I've layered with acrylic paint and crackle paint. The crackle paint on the numbers hadn't finished its crackle process at the time of taking these photos.
I'm not quite sure what I will do with it now, but I'm mulling over a few ideas, whilst wondering when my mojo will put in an appearance.

Thank you for looking.


having a {me} day


crafty creations said...

Hiya Keeley - doesn't seem anything wrong with your mojo to me !!!!

Thank you very much for sharing your talent with us over at the Lotstdo Challenge blog

x Hilda

Carol Q said...

fabulous - what an innovative creation!

Willy said...

What a great skull!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Your skull is amazing! Also amazing to cover that many challenges in one creation :)
~*~ Patty

Connie said...

This is absolutely amazing!!!!!!!

Lori Saul said...

What a fantastic altered skull and so perfect for so many challenges- bravo!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, wow, wow!! I LOVE this project. It is so funky and cool! Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC this week. Hope to see you back again next week.

Hermine said...

Great skull!

sam21ski said...

WOW he is just stunning, so many different technqiues and mediums used - fabulous

Thanks for entering him into this weeks Lotstodo Challenge - Sam xxx

Unknown said...

This is fantastic! Love everything you have used - what a brilliant piece of art! Thanks for joining in at TT this week x Janet

Unknown said...

Keeley this is fantastic, what a project, I am in AWE, thanks for joining us at TT this week. Hugs Avril xx

Michelle said...

Thanks for an awesome entry and for tagging along at TT this week
x Michelle

Teri said...

Brilliant project! Love it!
Thanks for playing at Tuesday Taggers this week.
Teri x

Dena Lenham said...

Now that's awesome! Fun.

Nixe-Moni said...

Oh wow! This is absolutely fantastic and such a gorgeous work!
Thanks for joining in our challenge.

NGCARDS said...

Such a cute card!
Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Mephisto said...

Ansolut brilliant!!!!
Thanks for joining in by EAC.


made by fifi said...

aarrrggghhh spooky - fab - thanks for joining in MTTC challenge x

Kati said...

Wow wow wow wow what a fantastic artwork!!!

Lisa H. said...

oooo, creepy,but very cool. like your labor of love. 11 challenges-wow! you've been busy linking, too. thanks for playing with stamp something.

Lesley said...

Great idea! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Helen said...

What a great project!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Melissa said...

What fun! Very different and cool!

Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC!