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Monday, October 19, 2015

Happy Day of the Dead card

Twelve days until Halloween. Thirteen days until Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. "Dia de los Muertos is celebrated throughout Mexico. Many other countries around the world celebrate similar (or hybrid) versions of Day of the Dead as well, by having special days for honoring the dead.  It is a festive, joyous time of celebration, falling on November 1 and 2 of each year, coinciding with the Catholic holidays All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day."  (
Today starts a new challenge at the Outlawz Monday Greetings. The theme is to "use flowers or brads" on your project. My DT project is a hybrid card, one made from both paper-crafting and digital crafting. I colored up an image from Rick St Dennis, one of our Guest Sponsors this week. The image is called Death on Saturday Night. After fussy-cutting the image, I created a scene in Photoshop and popped my image into it.
I like the way it turned out, and hubby asked me to print up a card for him. I'm going to give the Spanish teacher this card in a few weeks.
So, you can see where the grey flowers embellish the upper corner of my card, but I also used tiny flowers on top of my image. Where are YOU going to add your flowers (or brads) to your card or project? Don't forget to link up at the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge blog for your chance to win prizes this week!
Here's what has gone into my project:
Digital image from Rick St Dennis: Death on Saturday Night, colored with Copics.
Papers from Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles Christmas Grunge set Purple; from RUCOLA DESIGNS by Ildi Geist Dead or Alive Collection patterned paper 12.
Elements from RUCOLA DESIGNS by Ildi Geist Dead or Alive Collection: Flower 1 & 3, Clouds (behind my sentiment), Tomb 3, Tree, Gateway 2; Pink Lotty Designs: Human Skeletons 2, 3 & 4; Krysty Scrap Designs Overlay 09.
Challenges I am Entering:
Left of Center Creative challenges - Good Old-Fashioned Horror
Quoth the Raven - Color challenge

Our Creative Corner - Halloween Horror


Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

This background is really stunning !Thank you so much for playing with us at Left of Center weekly challenge. I hope to see you next week too !

ike said...

Fabulous creation - really stunning background and I like the little 'family' :-)
Thank you for playing along at QUOTH THE RAVEN :-)


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