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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Free Digi Fun

Oh my heavens I've had too much fun making "Sugar Skull" cards this year (see all my Día de Muertos projects here)! I thought I had it out of my system but ...

I goofed and entered a card into Digi Haven's Halloween Challenge forgetting that the focus of their fun challenges is to use a Free Digi! I really like the concept, but I completely spaced and entered a card using a Stitchy Bear/Ike's Art image. The Digi Haven team has left me some wonderful comments, but I did want to take up the suggestion to try again!

This time, I decided to use one of the funky freebies available at Wonderstrange, and when I saw their Valentine Sugar Skull I just had to make a shaped card:




I used kraft-core, patterned paper (Recollections for the skull & the paper-pieced bits. My husband says the "orange" looks leathery, and we both approve! I added detail to the image with Sakura gel pens and brads.

I decided to use my Dilo en Español sentiment stamps again; I hadn't used the "Dia de las Brujas" ("Witches' Day") sentiment yet, so I decided to make a Halloween/Día de Muertos card. Nothing like a little cross-cultural design!



The sentiment is heat-embossed in shiny blue, and the jaw is attached with one of the star brads.



I cut out the eyes on the skull to reveal a cute witch from a scrap of Graphic 45's Happy Haunting / Jolly Jack-O-Lantern DP (does anyone recognize this brand?! - found it, thanks to Papersniffer!)

Inspiration/Challenges:
Update: This was chosen as a Top 3 for Digi Haven's Halloween Challenge. Plus, I sent it to my dad he and loved it. So double-thanks, Digi Haven!


Many thanks to Digi Haven for the inspiration ... twice! Thank you for visiting,

8 comments:

Wendy Fraser said...

WOW, this is spectacular! Love. love, love it! I think the paper may be Graphic 45. Thanks so much for playing along at Digi Haven and hope to see you back again soon. xx

Sandy Trefger said...

Love this! And that free digi is great! So glad you created it and re-entered the Digi Haven challenge! I really love how it opens at the bottom. Thanks so much for joining in at Digi Have and hope you will join us again soon!

~sandy
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Tracy said...

This is definitely different. :-) Very creative. Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at The Kraft Journal!

Mynnette said...

This is totally cool! LOVE the amazing colors and elements! Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven! :)

Denise said...

This is an awesome card! I'm so glad you decided to join us again with a freebie. It's a great freebie find and your card is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven. ♥ Denise @ Digi Haven ♥

Sleepy Stamper said...

Wow this card looks so artistic! I didn't know there was a "Dia De Las Brujas". The witch image is so cute and I love the way this card opens up. Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Papercraft Star.

Anitra

Denise said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! You've won TOP THREE at ♥ Digi Haven ♥ ! Please head on over to pick up your "Top Three" winners button to proudly display on your blog :o) We are adding prizes all the time to random challenges so please check back and play often .. bring a friend or two ... we'd love to see what else you design! We’re also holding a Grand Re-Opening in January so be sure to check back and see all the changes we’ll be making! ♥ Denise @ Digi Haven ♥

Denise said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! You've won TOP THREE at ♥ Digi Haven ♥ ! Please head on over to pick up your "Top Three" winners button to proudly display on your blog :o) We are adding prizes all the time to random challenges so please check back and play often .. bring a friend or two ... we'd love to see what else you design! We’re also holding a Grand Re-Opening in January so be sure to check back and see all the changes we’ll be making! ♥ Denise @ Digi Haven ♥