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This month the Altered Pages Design Team is showcasing products from Art Anthology as well as taking part in the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop (check the blog roll on the sidebar).  Have fun taking a look at all the fun happenings! 


31 Days of Halloween - Day 3 
For this I created a fun journal page that I am calling my Zen-Sugar-Skull. 

This was created in an old legal book utilizing the yummy yellowy text pages. I pencil sketched in a rough skull with flowers and room for some fun Halloween stamps. My favorite part of this was the luscious Art Anthology paints that would soon bring this to life. 

Here are a few pics of the rough sketch and steps that followed...

Outlined with my Micron with a few Halloween stamps thrown in for good measure. 
Let the Zentangle begin... 

Then the Imperial Sorbet..have you ever seen anything so luscious...?
And, this aint your Mama's puffy paint kids! Here comes the Dimensional Crystal in Guava


A few more fine details, a little crown and done.
Can I just tell you that I almost missed my blog deadline because I just was having too much fun adding and tweaking and primping and dotting. You know how how that is...oh, yes you do!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Make sure to check back daily for inspiration, be it spooky or sweet...we have it all. 
Have a great weekend Friends!!!
Steph S. 

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  1. Wonderful job and lots to do by hand . Good job.

  2. Spooky yet cute! Love all the detail in your design!

  3. What an amazingly intricate project... I am so impressed that you drew the skull yourself and added the zentangle sections and those great stamps and the colours so vibrant! Wonderful!
    The Nanny x

  4. Stunning - I love the closeups so I can see all the wonderful details and see those beautiful paints in action.

  5. AWESOME... worth waiting for!!!

  6. Oh wow!!! this is amazing! I love your drawing, the added stamps are fab! Those colours are delicious!!! Wow! Fabulous!!! xxx

  7. Wow! I love the skull and the detailing is terrific! The eye holes are fab! And I can't not mention the colors involved and the excellent drawing! That skull needs to be a digi and I want it! Awesome job!

  8. Fabulous tangling! Love the step by step. I so love DOTD projects and this is brilliant. xxD

  9. This is now my new favorite Dia de la Muerte Sugar Skull, what talent!!

  10. Beautiful! Love the dimensionality of the paints!

  11. Awesome job, Steph. Do you call your sugar skull "four eyes"? LOL

  12. Awesome page! I love this sugar skull. Your walk thru makes me think I can draw one. Your page is gorgeous, thanks for inspiring!~kim

  13. What a fun and fabulous altered page which brought life to the dreary legal book I'm sure!

  14. Wow. Love the details. Thanks for showing us step by step how you made it.

  15. Having fun is what this whole hop is about.
    What a great finished product.

  16. What a cool page! I love how there are faces inside the eyes! Creepy! Thank you for day three!

  17. That was a FUN project! Thank you for sharing the process. And, yes, those paints are yummy!

  18. What a cool project. Thank you for sharing

  19. I LOVE your page! This is super and I got to see some products that I hadn't seen before too. They look yummy.

  20. Love Love Love it! Very fun and a great use of products! Always looking forward to seeing your work!

  21. Thank you everyone for the kind words. :)

  22. Really enjoyed reading through all the details! I must really have a go at zentangling. Love your project!

  23. This art Journal page rocks! Fab work.

  24. Great page! Love the hand-drawn image!

  25. That is so lovely! I love sugar skulls! Thank you for showing all your work! You did such a fabulous job!!!!!!

  26. Beautiful, thanks for sharing all the pictures of the progress.

  27. The idea of "doodling" directly into/onto the book soooo fabulous! You did an amazing outline and incorporated stamps seamlessly. Bright, beautiful, and super sugary! Love those lush colors and thanks so much for all the wonderful pics.

  28. Such a cute sugar skull Steph, and those doodles and colors look fabulous done straight on the text page of the book.

  29. I love that sugar skulls have become more popular. You did such a great job on the details!


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