Thursday, 12 September 2013

El Dia de los Muertos

The uber talented artists at Simply B Stamps and The Stamping Chef have teamed up again for another awesome challenge, this time is Vampires vs The Day of the Dead.  And today I’ve got my Day of the Dead card to share, she features Annierexia from Simply B Stamps.

I love digis for the ability to resize any which way you want, which is exactly what I did with Annierexia, stretching her lengthwise to suit the sketch I followed from Retro Sketches.  I love her gorgeous curls which were great to colour.

The challenge called for one of two things besides the images, Betty’s offering was glitter so I’ve featured that in my card using her image.  There’s glitter on the stickers I used for the embellishments in the top corner, I also used two kinds of glittery paint on my flower layers.  The sketch also forced me to use some of the metres of baker’s twine I have in my collection, much of which has nothing missing off the spool!

I found some glittery ribbon among my SBS Ribbon Swap stash in a colour to match my image and also found the skeleton in my button stash, I thought he was rather appropriate for a Day of the Dead themed project.  With these elements I’m also entering my card in the current challenges at Joanna Sheen, Drunken Stampers, and Party Time Tuesday.  With my digi I’m also entering into the challenge at One Stitch at a Time.

Skin E50, E51, E53
Eyes BG02, BG5, BG07, 0, V09, V15, V17
Lips R46, R59, R89
Nose T5, T7, 100
Hair T3, T5, T7, 100
Top BG01, BG02, BG5, BG07, BG09, C00, C1, C2
Roses R24, R29, R46, R59
Leaves G05, G07, G09, G17
Skulls T3, T5, T7, 100, W00, W1, W3
Spellbinders Nestabilities 5x7 Matting Basics
Jessie James Dress It Up! Spooktacular Skeleton Button
Little Yellow Bicycle Trick or Treat Stickers
Paper flowers from stash
Glitters & Inks etc
Fireworks! Rhubarb Stalk
Smooch Glitz – Firecracker
Ribbons & Twines
Marker Pop Bakers Twine Bubbly Blue
Ribbon from SBS Ribbon Swap

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a fun card this is Emily - your imade is stunning - now what conditioner does she use to have such incredible shine to her hair I wonder. The colour scheme is so dramatic and I adore your skeleton button, I haven't got any of those in my button box so I'm quite envious :-) Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

  2. Like the hair coloring. The background rose paper goes well with this image. Thank you for entering OSAAT CH#180 Use a Digi.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. oh my gosh this is gorgeous and that dancing skeleton is the perfect touch.. thanks for joining us at SBS

  4. Hi Emily - this is right up my street! I love how you have coloured her (the hair is particularly beautiful!). Great choice of papers as well, they were just calling out for this image.

    Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, I do hope we see you again very soon.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

  5. Fabulous card...Thanks for playing along with us at Joanna Sheen this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

  6. Fabulous card, stunning image. thanks for joining the fun at Drunken Stampers.xx

  7. Where do I find skeleton buttons? That is too cool! Your dia de Los Muertos girl is colored superbly! Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers! Cheers!

  8. Great card. Thanks for sharing at PTT.

  9. Your coloring is outstanding- her hair looks magnificent! This card is creepy in a very good way! The skeleton button is perfection! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week!

  10. Wow! This is one of those cards that I have to spend about 15 minutes looking at just to see all of the elements you have used. I can see that you stretched the digital stamp, I never would have thought of doing that but if works. Your coloring is fabulous and your paper & embellishments really go well together.

    Thank you so much for playing along with the Stitchy Angel Design Team, see you next week!

    Chriss - OSAAT - DT

  11. Great take on the sketch - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  12. Love the skeleton button! Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers!

  13. Cool button, I always love SBS images. Thanks for drinking with us this week.

  14. OMG! This is awesome! Love how you colored the image and that cool skeleton button! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers button challenge!

  15. wow great project thanks for entering the Challenge - DT @ TSC


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