Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Framed Sugar Skull

I'm not the sort to dress up for Halloween, but I do like the decorations. I especially enjoy the similar tradition of Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead, and find myself making something special for it every year (see all of my Dia de los Muertos-themed projects here).

The paper-pieced skull is a freebie from KitKat79-Scraps (I used this image last year for my Lantern / Exploding Box / Day of the Dead Play Set). The frame is a spare I had laying around, and I used double-sided tape to add the black lace from my stash.

With help from my handy sticker machine, I covered a layer with glow-in-the dark glitter:

I pieced the leaves and flowers, after coloring them with Copics. I also used a layer of shiny white & a layer of shiney black (both are Recollections brand, as is the shiny black background, the glitter and the gemstones).
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Crafting for all Season Challenge #38: Spooky
Poisoned Peas Please Challenge #8: Sugar Skulls and Day of the Dead (This is my 1st entry; my 2nd is here)
Smudgy Antics Weekly Challenge: Dia De Los Muertos

And here's a sort of artsy photo of my new decoration:

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  1. Wow, this is fabulous! I love all the elements of your skull!

  2. This sugar skull is absolutely beautiful.Thank you for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please.
    susan s.

  3. I love the delicate details on your sugar skull. thank you for playing with us at smudgy antics.
    susan s.

  4. wonderful card!

    Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please...

    Sandy S

  5. I love all the detail of your sugar skull from the paper piecing to the glow in the dark glitter. Thanks for sharing with us at Poisoned Peas, Please. Vee xx (October Guest Designer) ps great artsy photo too xx

  6. Gorgeous skull great colours love your card thanks for sharing at smudgy antics

  7. how cool! I love that it glows in the dark that is just awesome :D
    Thanks for playing along with us at Smudgy Antics xx

  8. great Sugar Skull. I wish I could take pics of my GITD projects lol Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics this week

  9. pretty skull! great idea with the glow in the dark! Thank you for taking part in this weeks challenge at Smudgy Antics!

  10. OMG, I truly love this! I have never heard of glow in the dark glitter so that is way cool how you have used it! Awesome job on coloring and placing all of your embllies! I think you have done a totally fabulous job on this and love your "Artsy photo!" Thank you for sharing your art work at Smudgy Antics and Poisoned Peas for the Dia De Los Muertos challenge!
    (SA & PPP DT)

  11. This is truly awesome. Thanks for playing along with us at Poisoned Peas Please. I hope that you will join us for the following challenge. Good Luck~Patti PPP DT

  12. That´s such a fab project! I have not ever seen something like this befor. Really love it! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

  13. Gorgeous creation, love how you colored the image.
    Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please.


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