Thursday, October 2, 2014

Day 2-31 Days and ASiD #11

And on to Day 2 of 31 Days of Halloween.  Thanks to our hosts Smeared Ink and Smeared and Smudged for organizing and some fab prizes.  For more info about 31 Days, prizes, and Sponsors please click on DAY 1 and DAY 2, thanks!

Don't forget that you can win daily prizes by going through the Wicked Bloggers (on <----- left side) and find a different hidden image each day on different blogs.  Click HERE to find about clues and how to enter.

Thank you all so much for your too nice comments and so appreciate the time you took to have a peek, and be the peeper that I know you are! 

You may have just arrived from Wicked Blogger Kapree and are now here at Shoni/Crafty Inknik.  The next fabulous blog is Altered Pages.

This project will also be entered into the Challenge #11 - Anything Goes over at the blog A Step In The Dark.

The project I have today is an altered yo-yo.  The kids have carnivals at school and so I have collected some cute Halloween toys.  Now, we all know that cute is not quite the style I am going for this time of year, or anytime of year come to think of it!  So had to alter this sweet pumpkin yo-yo to an evil pumpkin yo-yo. 

Rockin' the Cradle w/ these Deets

Image is from Smeared Ink called Ghoulipop.  This image was a freebie for one of the days in last years Smudgefest.
Images was printed out 4 times and fussy cut.
2 images were colored in with Aqua Painter, inks and markers.

Eyes are medium sized Pearl Jewels gone over with Red Sharpie.
Finished images were then adhered to yo-yo with Red Sticky Strip and gone over with Crystal Effects.

Yo-yo edges were covered with White Gesso and let dry.
Washi Tape around to help give some color.
'halloween' saying is a stamp from Smeared Ink rubber set called Creepy Lil' Grumpies (Aug 2013).  You can find more rubber stamp sets in the Rubber Club Past Offerings.
Saying was stamped with Archival Ink Black around edges on both sides of yo-yo.
Crystal Effects also around and on each sides.

Black Twine for string.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! (SU!) unless otherwise noted.


  1. EEEK! What a riot! the kids are gonna love them! Fabulous transformation and thanks for the tut. xxD

  2. Shoni, I love all altered art but would have never thought of a yo-yo! He is deliciously evil looking and so much work layering! And the coloring is fantastic as always. You nailed it girlfriend! :)

  3. Awesome project Shoni, love it! Great how to, thanks so much!~kim

  4. I love doing alterations.
    I will never look at a yo-yo the same way again.

  5. This is so cool! I really admire your creativity--I NEVER would have thought of altering a yo-yo, but like all great ideas, now that I've seen it, it seems both inspired and inevitable!

  6. kewl ghoulish pumpkin yoyo fun!

  7. SQWEEEEEE!!!! LOVE the yo-yo!!!

  8. Wow!!! I love the yo-yo!! What a great idea!! X

  9. Very nice. Love this project.

  10. Loving your altered yo-yo so creepy! A fabulous project, I can't wait to see what you come up with tomorrow.
    The Nanny x

  11. Uniquely yoU! So creative and the kids are going to LoVe it! Will be the gossip of the carnival for sure! Thank you for sharing on day 2

  12. Hahahaha, that's so darn wicked cool! You know what Shoni, that's a 'game' I have not altered yet and I do have one in my stash that I got in a christmas cracker last year.....hmmmm off to ponder and wonder ;0)

  13. Excellent instructions! Love your yoyo!

  14. Great project, so much inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

  15. such a BA idea. love altering things like this

  16. Now that is a great yo yo! I love it!

  17. How totally awesome! I am so going to have to hunt for a yo yo to alter now :)

  18. How flippin' cool! Love how you did this!