Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Aurora Wings New Release Showcase
I'm so excited to introduce you to the newest of the Aurora Wings Marie Antionette digis, Day of the Dead Marie Antoinette. Both Challenge and Showcase DT's have teamed up for this special new release on the Showcase Blog. I was particularly thrilled when Mitzi added this Marie to the collection as Dia de los Muertos is a special celebration in our home. It is a joyous occasion, a celebration of life, not death, and I wanted to keep the true spirit of the day by using the vibrant traditional colors associated with this day in Latin cultures.
Here's a closeup of the fabulous Day of the Dead Marie. She's colored with Copics and I've added pearls and a feather to her lovely hair besides fussy cutting and popping the skull adornment. I've also added a cross charm to her choker as the day is definitely a religious holiday honoring the life of departed loved ones, believing they continue their happy lives, with all things they loved, in heaven.
The sentiments are in Spanish, the first, "Cherish your memories". Celebrations include picnics at grave sites or around home altars honoring the departed. Fond memories are exchanged and stories handed down, which keep the loved ones near and ensure they are not forgotten.
La familia is todo means "Family is everything". Although altars are made for all kinds of people, special to those who remember, including favorite celebrities, etc., it's mainly a day to connect with and honor familial ties. If you are interested in the alters (or ofrendas) I set up in our dining room each year and my personal traditions and more about the day itself, please click HERE.
The gorgeous papers I used came from some older paper stacks from K&Co. In fact, the cut out is from the cover of the Que Sera Sera stack. The colors and feel were perfect. Finally , I added a home made stick pin with a heart pin, metal rose and skull bead. Both the Challenge and Showcase DT's from Aurora Wings have done amazing projects with this fabulous new stamp. I hope you love her as much a I do and visit the Showcase Blog for more inspiration. And you can find more Aurora wings Dia de los Muertos digis HERE.
I'm entering this in the Simon Says Monday ATG Challenge and Fitztown ATG using Digital Elements.