Thursday, 7 November 2019

* Lost Coast Designs: Dias De Los Muertos


It's no secret that I am fascinated with the Dias De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebration. 

It is a time for honouring family members who have passed away and asking them for guidance. A time to remember those who have died, and for personally reflecting on life and death. We tend to do this in private, but to do it openly and to actually celebrate a time when the dead are believed to return for a short time, and to welcome them with photos, candles, flowers and special food is just something else, I think!

I made a card for Lost Coast's 'Dia De Los Muertos' Challenge:


The stamp I used is Day of the Dead Angel from Lost Coast Designs. I printed her onto white smooth card and coloured her with Copic markers. I added lots of white Posca pen dots and fussy cut her.
The background is Distress Oxide smooshing. I used Stormy Sky and Victorian Velvet. I splattered water and white paint over the oxides. I used one of the stamps from the Fish and Heart Set to stamp around the edges and inked the edges in black.
The Angel was popped onto the background on foam pads and some small paper flowers glued around her feet. To finish I matted the background onto black and purple card.

I know this is not a celebration that everyone enjoys, so thank you for looking!

Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in the following challenges: 

Pammies Inky Pinkies #1944 AG 10/11
Addicted To Stamps #366 AG 12/11
Crafty Friends #122 AG 15/11 (3)
Lost Coast Portal #87 Dias De Los Muertos 15/11 WINNER

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 


jimlynn said...

This is so beautiful! Love the bright, bright colors. Thank you so much for joining us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.

Terri Winske said...

The smooshing technique really makes a beautiful background for your image. Great color choice. Thank you very much for sharing this with PIP Challenges this week!

Jackie T said...

Hi Carole this is a stunning card. I love it. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a lovely card Carole
Gr Karin

Laurie said...

Oh this is just fantastic! I have this same stamp and love it. You have used the most beautiful colors and your background is just amazing! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

Fikreta said...

Wonderful card!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our challenge with your lovely card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw!
Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

pst said...

Great card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.

Monica C. said...

I love all the colors you have added here, Carole. And a great background as usual.
Hugs Monica

ionabunny said...

Hi Carole. Love your post. You have coloured the angel beautifully and the background is gorgeous as well. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz