Saturday, October 15, 2016

Hey!! It's Saturday!! Time for a NEW Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

Challenge #70 at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is D is for "Day of the Dead" or "Dia de Muertos" which 2016 is November 1st to November 2nd in Mexico. I thought this challenge was going to give me trouble but searching through my digital images I spotted one from Lacy Sunshine Stamps and ran with it (well created with it)

As you can see I distressed the heck out of the layers (not my favourite task) I found a scrap of Tim Holtz kraft core cardstock (years old) ran it through the bigshot with Tim Holtz brick embossing folder and sanded the heck out of it too. The image is fussy cut and popped up, I added the green vellum die cuts to look like ivy crawling on the wall. Lastly the sentiment is computer generated and translates to Happy Day of the Dead (google was my friend) 

close up

Did another google search for Day of the Dead Quotes and found this one from Longfellow.

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the SoSS blog and check out what the fabulous design team members have made. Check out the rules too then dig out your mummy, sugar skulls or what every you see that could be for the day of the dead celebration. Lots of options. 


Dotty Jo x said...

Google was also my friend for this challenge! Your card is fabulous, what a great image and I love the background too, Jo x

Jane Willis said...

It was well worth all that sanding and distressing, that background is fabulous! Works brilliantly with the image - and I love the verse too

Mimi said...

AWESOME background! And your chick is so cool! But let me say: that poem inside is absolutely the icing on the cake... you are a freakin' genius. XO

Donna said...

Woot Woot Woot fab card Barb!
Look at you going all distressed!! Love it!!

Lindsey said...

I think Google may have worked overtime this challenge for the sisters! :D This is awesome! And I feel your pain, but sometimes a design just forces us to distress. Stressful as it is.

Chris Dring said...

You did distressing well with your card! This is gorgeous! And that quote on the inside is such a fabulous finishing touch!

Jessa Feig said...

Stretch your stamps - I really like the idea! And the quote is beautiful.