Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dia de los Muertos

I took a class a couple weeks ago and made this Day of the Dead doll.

She totally rocks and I have been working on a bunch more.  After I made her I was inspired to make my Tim Holtz October Tag  and came up with this...

I followed what Tim did pretty closely.  The background used Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, and Pickled Raspberry Distress Spray.  I also used some Perfect Pearls Mist to give it a bit of shimmer.  
She has some colorful forget me nots in her hand.

She has glossy accents on her hat to make it pop.  I couldn't get the camera to really catch the shine.  

The letters were painted with several different distress paints.

A little monocle with a remnant rub and another flower. 
There you have it.  This was really fun to make.  The image is from Invoke Arts.  
Other challenges I am linking to:
What have you been crafting?

Jess




39 comments:

  1. amazing!!!! love your cool tag!!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  2. Very cool piece Jess! A wonderfully colourful background and love your skeleton in her hat. Karen.x

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    1. Thanks Karen. I think she is just so fun.
      Jess

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  3. Love the doll and the tag is fantastic as well.

    Thank you for joining us at Try
    It on Tuesdat

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. This is really spooky and magic creation. The doll as well as all other elements are wonderfully made. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT.

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  5. Awesome tag, love the background. Thank you for sharing with us at Try It On Tuesday! Cindy (DT)

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  6. Sooo Spooky! Love the cool hat! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. I love joining your challenges. :)

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  7. The colour combination you used on your tag are wonderful and the skeleton image is such fun! Thanks so much for joining in our Halloween - To Die For Challenge at A Vintage Journey! Anne x

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    1. Thank you Anne! It's not my typical color pallette for this time of year, but I think it was perfect here.

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  8. This is fabulous! I like your day of the dead inspired take for Halloween.

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    1. Holy cow! I love the two tags you just did. The lenticular one is beyond amazing.

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  9. Is it wrong of me to quite like the skirt on the day of the dead doll!! great projects, looks like you had a load of fun doing them too! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

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    1. Not wrong at all. Her skirt is pretty awesome :)

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  10. Your tag is so fun, it really made me smile and your party skull is too funny. I love that you followed Tim's recipe but your tag is so different to his. So creative. :)

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  11. Two colorful and creative projects for Halloween! Love all the pieces of the doll - and your brightly floral behatted skeleton on your fun card! Thanks for joining in at A Vintage Journey!

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  12. so cool, background is awesome, thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE

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    1. Thank You Edna. The new sprays are so fun to use.

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  13. Amazing tag! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  14. Very cool. Love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  15. Did you paint the doll face?! Amazing work. The tag background is so pretty! What a fun set of projects! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Hi Gloria, I did paint the face. I am not a painter, but the technique was very forgiving. Thank you for stopping by :)
      Jess

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  16. Loving your Day of the Dead Doll...its fantastic....great idea and also like how it inspired you to create your Tags
    Thank for joining in with our October Challenge over at Rhedds Creative Spirit...x

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    1. Thank you Sandra :) I have had a blast participating in the challenge this month.
      Jess

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  17. I like where your doll took you Jess. The detail on your tag is totally wow! Thank you for joining in at Rhedd's Creative Spirit ( Julie - Guest Designer)

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  18. Your tag has made me smile, just love the image of a skeleton with a hat on....and holding some flowers. Fabulous but still spooky! Thanks so much for joining us at ATP Exchange. Ruth x

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  19. Lovely dead doll. Wonderful Halloween tag with great texture and details. Thank you for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey.

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  20. Wow.....love your doll and a fab idea to transfer this idea to your tag.....very clever and I love the colours, hat and amazing textures.
    Great to have you join in with us at Artist Trading Post this fortnight
    Hugs Annie x

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  21. What a fab doll! Love the domino body and the flower hair! Lovely tags too. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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  22. Gorgeous spooky tag. Love your textured background with those beautifully blended colours.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Artist Trading Post Exchange.
    Julia xx

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