Monday, October 5, 2009

Day of the Dead

With the extra time for the Papertrey World Card Making Day challenges, I was able to make one today for WCMD Challenge #2: Mexico. We were asked to get inspired by either the colours, designs or even themes that are prominent in the Mexican culture. I just happened to be jumping around design blogs today and found this free Day of the Dead brush set at How perfect!

I went for lots of colour here and mixed more than I usually would in keeping with the vibrancy of Mexican art. After resizing the image in Illustrator and printing on cardstock, I used a blender pen and Polished Pigments (like Pearl Ex) to colour the decorative skull (I still need to use something to fix the colours so excuse any smudging--Henri got to the card before I did with my camera). Because I don't have orange Polished Pigments, I printed a second skull image on SU Pumpkin Pie and paper pieced the feathers. My Impression Obsession order arrived today so I inked up my new Cover-a-Card Tapestry background stamp and stamped on PTI Summer Sunrise. I also layered up with SU Taken with Teal and Pacific Point.

Now I just have to find the right person to give this to!

1 comment:

Sue Lelli said...

OOOH! This one is so perfect for Day of the Dead! GREAT card for the Mexico challenge!!!