Sunday, 2 November 2014

Usted estará conmigo para siempre

I have another Day of the Dead card, this one featuring Lenore Forevermore from Simply B Stamps.

This one was more difficult as she didn’t have her face decorated so I had to add that in myself, which I did after I coloured her up so the pressure was really on.  I think it turned out OK but next time I think I will make a template for myself and definitely add that detail in first.

With such a beautiful image I wanted a fairly CAS card and the Week 3 sketch at Viva La Verve was just right although not sure I’ve altered it too much with the added element of the image.  I liked the scattered circle elements as they gave me the perfect placement for my sugar skull stickers, they sort of pick up the grey from the inspiration image.  I didn’t have any other in my stash so had to go with these.  I also used the pink from the photo on the image but teamed it with some lime green and a little yellow as the Day of the Dead images all seem to be multi-coloured.

Although my card is somewhat CAS it still has lots of layers, which I love.  I even layered lace on ribbon for the curved element.  With all my layers I am entering my card in the current challenge at Craft Hoarders’ Anonymous.

As You Like It is currently asking which style you prefer cute or elegant.  I have to say I think my preference is elegant although I do tend to try all styles and people have said my style is rather grungy.  I don’t think there’s anything grungy about this card, the image was beautifully elegant and I’ve followed that through with my CAS layout and embellies so for me, definitely, it is elegant.  Why elegant?  Because I love beautiful embellies, dies like this elegant frame, images of women with gorgeous hair like Lenore Forevermore and because my all time favourite movie star is the queen of elegance herself, Audrey Hepburn.

Skin C00, N0, N1, 0
Eyes B00, B05
Lips R39, R43, R46
Hair N4, N6, N8, YG00, YG01, YG03, 110
Outfit RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, YG05, YG23, YG25
Skull E40, E41, E42
Roses RV23, RV25, RV29, YG01, YG03, YG05
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Wild Rose Studio ~ Oval Frame
Jolee’s Stickers ~ Black & White Skulls & Skeletons
Inks & Paints etc
Spica ~ Lemon, Melon & Pink
Core’dinations Cardstock ~ Great White
Kaisercraft Cardstock ~ Candy
Ribbons & Trims etc
Webster’s Pages Trendsetter ~ Green Fashion Lace & Kiss Pink Ruffle Trim

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. That is most definitely an elegant hair style that she has and a beautiful gown too so I think you have it just right!! Thanks for sharing with us at AYLI and Good Luck!! Sarah

  2. Perfect Day Of The Dead card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous1

  3. Very cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  4. I love what you di to her face!
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  5. Cute image and I love your coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  6. I am so impressed with the "face paint" on the image! Very very creative! That is such a fun way to get more use from your stamp! Thanks for playing along with us a Craft Hoarders Anonymous!


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