Saturday, January 4, 2014

Sparkly Stickly Skully

My hopes and dreams of a productive Vacation came crashing down with the arrival of the dreaded Christmas Cold. Which turned into the Christmas Sinus Infection, slightly improved for New Years Eve and then became the 2014 Bronchitis. Wheeeeee.

So this is the first card I have made in like FOREVER. Be gentle with me kind readers!

I made this with the SCACD Sugar Zen Skull.  I love the Asian feel to it, and the fact that there are Koi AND a dragon on here. Wheeeee...

The first thing I did (after I stamped it of course) was to color it with my Copics (surprise there - I think not). I colored it a few weeks ago and do not remember all of the colors - but I do know I used the BG02, 05, 07 09 for the turquoise colors and the Warm Greys for the skull. I cut it out yesterday and then I chose a layout (Mojo Monday 326 Sketch).  But lo and behold the Color Throwdown for this week includes TWO of the colors I used as primary colors. WOO HOO. Lets focus on that!

Once I had all of my elements together, I thought it was missing something. Something Elemental. Something Sparkly and Shiny. So I pulled out my stickles and went to town. I think it totally changed the entire feel of the card.

For those of you interested in SCACD stamps including this Sugar Zen Skull - Susana closes her store over the Holidays to focus on her family, but it is getting ready to re-open in a couple of days, and she has some great new things coming out!

OK. So, New Year - new sets of crafty things.  I have a few things up my sleeve for the coming month or two. I will have a tutorial posted mid-month for Bombshell Stamps, and some just fun stuff with new to me stamps over the next few months. This last year has been a doozy, but this coming year WILL calm down some. Or Else!

See you all again soon!



  1. What an awesome image and your coloring is beautiful!!!! Love the layout and how you used the colors, too!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

  2. My daughter would love this skull....fabulously colored!! Thanks for joining us at CTD!!

  3. Fabulous and fun use of the throwdown colors! That's one way to decorate the sinuses! :-) Thanks for playing along with us at CTD!