WOYWW – 27/10


Ok, so I am hugely limited in what I can do on an iPad, in the middle of Wales, on a MiFi connection! Can’t comment on 4 out of 5 Ive tried, so it’ll have to wait a day or two. On to my WoyWW…

It’s another one of those “I’m not about” WOYWW Wednesday so it looks a lot like LAST Wednesday except an opinion is sought. The sort of glimpse of the project not-anywhere-near-done, with both the altered skull seen last week and the black and white ne as it comes out of the packaging, will help YOU help ME – which looks better?
The old-bone coloured altered one?

OR the black & white one straight from the packaging?

I know my life has been hectic over the last month, and my hit rate on WOYWW comments stinks at the moment, but if you see this, please make your choice known. I honestly cannot decide one way or the other.

53 thoughts on “WOYWW – 27/10

  1. Love the 2nd skull, a bit more grungy (though would also love the gold one maybe with a bit of black and brown rubbed in). Thanks for sharing your desk. Some great makes on your site

  2. I think its the second one for me too!!

    Hope you’ve decided by the time you are reading this!!!


  3. I like them both. The one right out of the packaging is more creepy, but the first one is more natural looking. I think it all depends on what look you’re going for.

  4. ohooo wow I love it! just tooo spoooky for words, and seeing I’ve lot my gleasses my typing is guess-work! hope you had a happy woyww, I’m a bit late, but who cares, can’t miss out of something as good as this!! happy woyww, and halloween!!

  5. I would go with the first skull, the altered one. In my opinion it looks more finished!! I hope you come to a decision soon! πŸ™‚

    Lou Mac. xo #135

  6. Hi – I woudl choose neither and would alter it completedy in fab colours matching your piece – a funky skull,

    Dx 52

  7. Well Mary Anne, I’m here to up your WOYWW count this week. I am not especially fond of either of them, but if I have to choose, I prefer the second one. It has more contrast with its surroundings. Sorry I’m late getting here, but I’m taking it slow and sure this week (#15).

  8. Actually, We love them both too. Nice work!

  9. In this case, I prefer no altering. B&W. Definitely!

  10. They both scared the jeebies out of me but I think if I had to choose I would say the second one xx
    Thanks for sharing your workdesk with me.

  11. I like the top one–but I gravitate toward the more glittery lighthearted Halloween stuff. Happy WOYWW!

  12. Wow – suitably scary for this time of year – it looks superb πŸ™‚

  13. My goodness…I clicked here and turned to take a sip of coffe and when i turned back…WOW….
    I have been gobsmaked before but this tops it all…Just picking my jaw off the floor

    Just wondered if you ever heard of dead mau5…My Sons fav group and he wants me to make a mask for a consert…Goodness knows how, he thinks I could us a hamster ball as a template….I goggled the group but gosh what a challenge I have…lol

    Hope you get connected properly soon, love your work, thanks for sharing…So inspiring!!!!

  14. OMG that first one is so scary-there should have been a warning before I scrolled down! I prefer (what am I saying??) the second one πŸ˜‰
    Linbyx 109

  15. prefer the first one! but they both look fabx

  16. Well, I love them both.. the bottom one looks shop bought, the top one looks almost real… mwahahahahahaaaaa.. that was no help whatsoever was it??? ROFL x

  17. Wow, I’m glad its the afternoon, two scary skulls. I think the 2nd one. Have fun. Hugs Jo xxx~88

  18. The second one is marginally more scarey but they are both great. Elizabeth #51

  19. hmmm…which one……I guess I would choose the second one. Sheena #99

  20. Hey MaryAnne….I forgot to add that if the skull is going to be displayed right where it is….then the 2nd skull with it’s black and white color…goes better with the colors of the display as is.

  21. Argh! Scary! Love it. The second one is very scary πŸ™‚ Kim #82

  22. I personally like the altered one….though the original looks more evil….I reckon it depends on what you are using it for and just how evil or scary looking you want it to be. I really like the look of the one you altered…it actually looks more “real”. Happy Halloweenie”!!!!

  23. I love your Octopode Factory stamps! I just bought a Christmas set from her yesterday! And I am eyeing the Alice in Wonderland set!
    But back to your skulls…
    I think the black and white one fits in the best with your display. They are cool skulls, where do they come from?

  24. Definitely prefer the old bone one, more realistic….. dare I say it but he almost looks happy!! The black one is more scary but the colours are not so good.

    Brenda 89

  25. Hard to say (sorry, not much help) but I love the figures at the sides. Think I need to sign up to your blog as I love what you are doing.

  26. i am afraid i don’t like skulls at all – but…Black one is more scary – but I like the gold one – seems to be laughing. Depends on what you want to do with it. Enjoy the i-pad – hope you find a flat bit for some reception…
    sasa 28

  27. I’m definitely awake now. S #84

  28. number 74 popping in to say…i love them both…but the black and white one gets my scariness vote!

  29. Okay … I promise I am not trying to be woolly … and this just aint gonna help … but I like them both too! I like them both a lot though … does that help :0)
    I am number 72 by the way :0)

  30. I think the black and white one is best, it goes better with all of the other wonderful stuff around it πŸ˜€ Jules #65

  31. I prefer the first pic but I think they both look a lil out of proportion, will there be another layer of cards?

  32. I agree with Sally, abandon them both! That “cute” challenge seems to have sent you on a downward spiral. I didn’t think they had Halloween over there. What are you going to do with this one???? To answer your question, I seem to agree with most of the posts that the black one is way more scary, so I suppose it depends on what you are going for…more “polished” or “let’s scare all the people reading my blog”. You seem to have startled a few folks this morning!!

  33. like them both, but the black one is a tad more gothic and a whole heck of a lot more menacing. I think it works better with the stampotique images in black. I like the altered one in terms of realism – depends on what effect your going for. love the project. caroline #14

  34. I’m incredibly jealous. I want all your skulls! I like the second one best as it looks as if you’ve just dug it up. Now could you let me know about the little skull to the left of the big one? Is it a stamp? Cos I think I need it!

  35. I like the old bone one, the black and white one is badly painted around the eyes. The eye sockets look far deeper and more sinister on the old bone one.

  36. In context I think I prefer the black and white skull…sort looms up out of the animations! It is a great tableau! Hope Wales is being kind to you – I’m haing trouble commenting too – I shouldn’t worry about your overall hit rate MaryAnne, this is meant to be fun, not obligation!

  37. Neither one gladdens the spirit. I’d abandon them both, I think, and go back to the beautiful stuff you do πŸ™‚

    S x

  38. Hi πŸ™‚ Love both of them but prefer the second one. Pop over to my blog for a chance to win lovely crafty goodies. It’s my first blog candy! πŸ™‚



  39. too scary for me before breakfast so the first one is more subtle and less alarming!
    JoZarty x

  40. wow what a wonderfully creative desk ! I like the first skull!

  41. well I like the bottom one too as looks more,realistic,to me anyway but love,what you have created so far love hugs cheryl x

  42. They’re both pretty creepy! Not sure I could pick one I “prefer”, lol.

  43. both too spooky for me but i prefer the first one.

  44. I actually like both skulls which I guess doesnt really help you does it! Thanks for sharing (no. 26)

  45. Well, that’s certainly woken me up at 7.20am!!! I have to say the more realistic for me is the second picture. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 24)

  46. No a, not usually a skull liking sort of person…too macarbe for me! But if pressed I would say the second photo …..the black one, it goes with the surround better!

  47. Oh gosh that made me JUMP!
    The bottom one i more ‘lifelike’!!! lol

    Happy WOYWW
    mandi xx

  48. Whoa! I wouldn’t like to meet that on a dark night!

  49. I like the bottom one. It’s more realistic looking – not so smooth.


  50. way too scary for this time in a morning but really lovely

  51. I actually prefer the second pic… it looks more old skull! Can’t wait to see the finished project – it looks particularly spooksville!!

  52. Yeah your work with LiliΒ΄s stamps is so cool.
    Fantastic ideas you have. This rock.

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