Saturday, June 04, 2011

Skull Appreciation Day! - with a BLOG HOP!

WELCOME!  I am Edgar Allen Crow and I am so happy you have stopped by for Skull Appreciation Day.  This all started on a blog called Skull A Day which Alex follows.  They announced June 4 to be Skull Appreciation Day.  Of course those silly people at the Smeared and Smudged forum Alex hangs out with jumped on it.  Any excuse for a Blog Hop on the dark side......



Anyway- there are prizes to be won as part of this hop as well.  If you start at the beginning at Terra's Blog you can see how YOU can win.  If you have already been there, then, hopefully, you are coming from Jane's blog and that you left her some love.  Now, on to what Alex created for you today.

It doesn't look it, but this project took her a long time to create.  Only because her mojo went on vacation and she had to push through.  However, once she started cutting the skulls and just getting busy, a smile appeared on her face and there was no stopping her.  In fact, she has been busy creating ever since.



Not the new creations, but since it IS skull appreciation day, I couldn't resist pulling out a couple of my personal favorites Alex has created.  Here are a couple of oldies but goodies.



I know this is a bit off track and there is a LOT to see today, but I simply MUST share with you this product that Alex used on her card.  It is called Goosebumps



Here is how it works, you spray it on something - in this case it was white paper, but it says it will work on all sorts of surfaces- and let it dry.  It dries clear.  She then grabbed some distress inks and sponges and added the color.  This is how Alex created the background and the very cool effect on the 'head skull'.  Here are some closeups so you can see it better.






Needless to say, Alex is now running around looking for more things to spray!!! Don't worry- after the 'glitter incident' I am staying out of her way!!!

Now- run along to the next stop on the hop, Judi's blog, and leave her some love while you are there.  If you get lost along the way, I have posted the entire list at the end of this post!

Happy Skull Appreciation Day!
Edgar



36 comments:

amie said...

wow i love that spray !! nice projects too !

amiecooper.blogspot.com

DonnaMundinger said...

So happy to see you back, Edgar! No mojo problems here. LOVE the projects, what a cool pile of skullies! and now I'll be on the lookout for Goosebumps for sure! Even the name give me, well, GOOSEBUMPS! xxD

Andrea C said...

That goosebump stuff looks cool. Great projects, love that little girl pulling the skulls along x

Susan's crafty chaos said...

All of these projects are wonderful, and I was going to ask how Alex got that awesome background effect on the first piece . . . Edgar you are truly a genius, you already got it covered :D

ike said...

WOW - cool projects and I love that Goosebumps spray stuff - FAB
Hugz
Ike xx

Kelli said...

Oh Edgar! My Edgar! I have missed you so! I am extremely happy that Alex let you assist her today! Please let her know that I think her project is wonderful and I still love the oldies!!!

Please hid under something so she doesn't spray you!!! Til we meet again my fair Edgar! I bid you Ado...

Trisha said...

I love your cards :)

Alison said...

I've missed you Edgar! Not that I don't thoroughly enjoy Alex's posts...but you have a certain...charm...about you. ;) Please tell Alex that I really like her latest creation. That pile of skulls is fab! And that Goosebumps spray is high on my need-to-get list. Thanks for sharing the oldie but goodie projects too!

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Hi Edgar, pleased to meet you :)

Great Card Alex and I have always loved the one with girl pulling the cart :D

Thanks for the tip about the goosebumps spray, what a FAB effect.

Fiona. x

Debbie said...

Very nice - especially the goosebumps effects! Nice to meet Edgar too, :)

Steph said...

Fab card, love the tumbling pile of skulls. Thanks for sharing Goosebumps, I was wondering what you did to skull with wings it looks so cool. I'm glad to see you helping Alex out again Edgar :)

~Lady B~ said...

Edgar! It's so good to see you again! I've missed you! I'm glad Alex is letting you out of your cage a little more frequently these days. I guess she finally forgave you for that whole eye-pecking incident. Tell Alex her project is fabulous and I also enjoyed seeing her old time favorites! That girl with the wagon of bones is too cool! On her newest project, the texture from that spray is so awesome that i think I need to buy myself some! She did a great job with the colors and overall design. Fabulous!~

silvia said...

Fabulous projects!! Being a Monty Python fan~ I just LOVE the "bring out your dead" card!
I SOOOO need to get some Goosebumps!!

Dawn said...

Your skulls are fabby and I gotta get some goosebumps

Prissy said...

Great skull work! Never heard fo Goosebumps-spray that is. I will be on the lookout for some. I love the little girl with her wagon full-too cute.

Barb said...

I've never heard of that spray, but now I must have it! LOVE the background, and nothing says S.A.D. like a big o' pile of skulls :)

Kathi said...

Oooh. Very cool. I love the main skull and the skull pile.

The card with the little girl pulling the wagonload of skulls is one of my favorites of your cards.

I've been really curious about the Goosebumps spray. It looks like it's something I need to add to my collection of stuff.

Terra said...

The glitter incident...I know it was traumatic, but you musn't blame Alex. That glitter just has a mind of it's own. Fabulous work showcasing Alex's projects, Edgar. They are all stunning as usual, and the new technique using the spray is definitely a keeper! Love the ghostly skulls!!!

PixiesDelight said...

that goosebumps stuff looks great, gonna have to try to find some
bargainmama@mchsi.com

ScrappingBeauty said...

Love the detail of the spray!

Jane said...

Hi Edgar great to see you again a fantastic project I must look to see if we can get that spray here in England
Luv Jane xxx

blackdragon said...

Good to see you Edgar...Alex did a great job... love her card.... and that new spray is a must have.... when it gets to the UK.... unless you fancy pretending you're a pidgeon and bringing me some?
Love the pile of skulls... love lynx

Dragonfly Jane said...

Love the designs on your cards and that Goosebump stuff looks briliant to play with, never seen it on sale in England though.

Judi B said...

love the picture with the crow infront the spray is so cool well I like them all

Kate P. said...

Your ATC's are fabulous, also LOVE Edgr!

Tish LaRee said...

love love love it! will have to tell my card making auntie about goosebumps, thanks so much for sharing!! fantastic skull appreciation day stuff for sure!

Scrappy Rat said...

Love all the wee little piles of skulls. So cute!

Heather Strenzwilk said...

Edgar Allen Crow- what a riot! I like that spray and your projects- especially the pile of skulls.

Jennifer Scull said...

gosh, these are all amazing! love the 'bring out your dead' saying, as we are huge MP fans here.
I saw some of that spray for the first time in the store yesterday. thanks for letting me know how it looks!

ldfdesign said...

welcome back edgar! wonderful projects! thanks for the heads up on the goosebumps! love the skulls!

Susan said...

Love your card!, I too almost brought up links to old skully projects, but I figured it would add too much time.

Being a Monty python fan (especially of the In search of the Holy Grail variety) I have to say BWAAAHAHAHAHA!! to the bring out your dead card, too 2 cool n funny!
That spray looks very interesting.
That would have made a cool prize LOL

GREAT stuff, how did you make your sugar skull?

inky hugs,
Susan

Scrappychick said...

I just got some Goosebumps spray...guess I need to pull it out! My fav is the "Bring out your Dead card"...pulling the cute and dark together!

DK Spins said...

Hey Edgar, glad you stayed out of the way of the mad sprayer! Alex is seriously talented tho, and the skulls must have taken a long time cut out! Loved that you pulled out a couple of old projects - the more skullys the better! And, Goosebumps looks like a must have product.

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

That spray looks fantastic. Great effect. Good to see some oldies but goodies getting another airing as well

KC said...

that goosebumps stuff is way cool...it made your project even more awesome! Love it...great seeing you again Edgar :)

Tori said...

excellent! Love the goosebumps spray, you always have such cool stuff!! Glad to see Edgar again...great projects! The "Bring out your dead" card is one of my favorites!


:)tOri