Smeared and Smudged meets Delicious Doodles!

Today, our wonderfully talented DT has come together to share art using images from Delicious Doodles. Delicious Doodles is one of our challenge sponsors this month on the forum and we're so grateful! Teri (from DD) is super talented and also cool enough to join us today on our hop.

Lady bugs are very special to me because they represent my daughter - she's my little lady bug. So, for my project I chose to work with Delicious Doodles' image "Love Bug". Cutest little lady bug EVAR (well, if you don't count my baby girl). Anyhoo, I found some awesome mini pails at michael's and decided it would work perfect with my love bug. I also found some really cool lady bug push pins and brought them home too. The hardest part of my project was working with the mini-size objects. I printed the love bug out at 1.5 inches tall. That's tiny! Then, I used some paper clay and molded a body for the love bug so she would be 3D. While I was at it, I also molded some skulls and some bone fragments (also tiny). These all went into my mini pail. I painted the clay with paint pens and then I glued everything in place. I love the outcome and so does my daughter. This will hang in her bedroom :)

I took this picture from a top angle so you could see the cool lid :)

Here is a straight-on shot.

Birds-eye view of the inside

I took this photo so you could see the back of the lady bug. I forgot to take pictures before I glued it in, but I molded it out of clay and painted it with paint pens.

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  1. Awesome jar of bugs hun! Cute, in a weird way! LOL
    Teri xx

  2. Such a cute jar! Love the ribbon!

  3. i love what you did with the pail! the ladybug is too adorable! i love how you made it 3-d!

  4. Awesomeness, that is just too creepily cute! I love it!!!

  5. This is SO cute! So different then anything I've seen you make, and I love it!

  6. This is adorable Tori. One to keep for sure.

  7. This is adorable! What a fun project and I am not surprised your Lady Bug loves it!!

  8. Much better pics! I love it even more now!!!

  9. very cute love the lady bugs
    Luv Jane xxx

  10. dang cute! I've been wanting to try my hand at making clay skulls.....