Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Altered Shoe Swap

One of my groups, the Altered Start group on Yahoo groups recently had an "altered shoe swap" that I hosted. This is my pair of altered shoes. I had a little fun with them, a little whimsy, some elves, dragonflies, butterflies and flowers and lace. I used the Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Distress Ink and the butterflies were made with an awesome design by Penny Duncan http://pennyduncancreations.blogspot.com/ She has an awesome tutorial on her blog. I changed it up just a bit to suit my needs but her insects were the inspiration for the shoes. The shoe pattern is by Cute as a Fox Creations http://www.cuteasafox.com/2010/04/paper-baby-shoe-template-with-download.html
The paper used was by DCWV

I love the Altered Art exchanges. You never know for sure what you will get but I have yet to be dissatisfied with anything I received.

I hope my exchange partner likes them as much as I do!

Have a sunny day!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Skull Appreciation Day

Skull Appreciation Day, June 4th, 2011

This Saturday, June 4th is a celebration of cranial proportions that not that many people really know about. It is "Skull Appreciation Day". According to Wikipedia, Skull Appreciation Day is a result of an artist by the name of Noah Scalin who created an artistic skull a day for a year back in 2007. The website has dubbed June 4th as the official International Skull-A-Day celebration.

The website http://smearedandsmudged.ning.com is hosting a blog hop in recognition of the day! So to all my fellow cranial admirers, be sure to show your appreciation for that wonderful thing that rests upon the top of your body. This is my first blog hop so hopefully by the time it is done, I will have learned how to post the links to the next site to visit!

Skull jewelry is a custom order. Please inquire at linjmarino@gmail.com if interested.

Thank you for looking and reading! Have a sunny day!