Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dia de los Muertos - Happy Day of the Dead!

Halloween may be over, but there's still time left to celebrate! Being from Arizona, this was a celebrated holiday and I absolutely love love love the festive painted skulls that come from this holiday. They are just beautiful, and it's so great that it's a celebration of life, not a creepy sad mourning of dead people.

I made two Dia de los Muertos cards, one for Mojo Monday and one for Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger.

for Moxie Fab
This is the photo trigger from Moxie Fab that I was inspired by...

tuesday trigger
How did a dainty bracelet inspire my skulls? I loved the colors, I only used teals, pinks, yellows, and golds in the card. I also included some soft flowers like the photo, and I added gold bling stones to show bling from the bracelet.

lots of bling, glitter, and pretty colors

Next I attempted to follow the sketch for Mojo Monday 213. The sketch was really hard for me to use with my skulls, but I did what I could!

mojo monday 213 card

I was really excited to use this big rosette I had left over from making my Halloween wreath. I think the sketch part turned out ok, I actually like this card more as time goes on :)

All paper by DCWV
Gold Stickles, gold gemstones
Inkadinkado skull stamp
First card splattered with old fashion water colors
Skulls printed and colored with water color pencils
All skull png's found from "Mel's Brushes"

Happy Dia de los Muertos... I hope you're celebrating great memories of loved ones :)

<3 Rachel w k
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  1. VERY creative, Miss Rachel!!I really like the striking colors! Lovely take on the sketch!

  2. Wow, those are some bold cards!! I'm kind of scared. Love the colors and design. Great take on the trigger!

  3. I'm lovin the colors on those black skulls! They are really awesome Rach!

  4. So pretty card! Great job! Olena

  5. Very fun Day of the Dead cards!

  6. Super cool cards! I just LOVE them! I think the skull imagery is really striking!

  7. Wow, love it. The skulls are very very different. Nice job.

  8. So different, and so very cool! Love both projects :)