Friday, November 8, 2019

Day of the Dead Challenge #87

Hello Friends...

Hope this day finds you hale and hearty enjoying Autumn and all it's glory even though it may feel like winter as it does here!

Today I wanted to share a couple creations I made for the current challenge over at Lost Coast Designs....#87 - Dia de los Muertos which runs until the 14th of November.

My first card was made by playing with some Marabu alcohol inks on a piece of glossy cardstock. I started off by just applying the inks in lines across the cardstock letting them flow together but I wanted something more so I flicked some blue AI across the cardstock which gave it a bit more life.  I then stamped the new DOD Amor  image several times in a variety of VersaFine Clair inks. I fussy cut the images and reassembled them to create the final image. I mounted the computer generated sentiment on black cardstock and popped it all onto a yellow card base.

My next card was made by stamping and embossing the Skull n Bones background image on a piece of textured black cardstock. The texture gives an added hint of dimension and a fun distressed look to the background.  I stamped the Frida Skull image on a piece of white cardstock and colored it using Schpirerr Farben colored pencils (which blend so nicely). She was fussy cut and added to the card using foam tape.

I colored the skull on my Imagine craft mat which has some give to it. It's perfect for that extra little cushion when stamping but it also is pretty cool to use it as a foundation for coloring images with colored pencils because that extra little bit of give yields an embossed texture to the image once you are done.  It's a pretty cool way to achieve a bit of extra dimension without even trying.

So there you go...
I hope you're inspired to play along.
If you do create a DOD project be sure to post it on the Lost Coast Designs blog for your chance to win!!

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