Welcome to the 5th annual Dia de los Muertos Blog Hop. Wow I can't believe it's been 5 years since this fabulous hop was started. You should have arrived from Julietta's Blog, or if you happened upon us this by chance and would like to start from the beginning, go to Patty's Blog HERE.
I've made a mini ofrenda (altar) using the adorable kneeling girl from the Llorona Rubber Stamp set, available as a past offering (July 2014) from Smeared Ink, some mini votives covered in card stock, a punched border and gold border stickers, traditional mini marigolds made from tissue paper and the smallest of the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and a gorgeous cross from Spellbinders for Heartfelt Creations.
I've colored Her with Copics in bright colors to match my ofrenda. Too bad she looks so sad. She is either to young or perhaps didn't get the memo that Dia de los Muertos is a happy celebration of life, not death, and a day to remember our loved ones with smiles, not tears. This stamp set is available exclusively at Smeared Ink and is now available to the public outside the Rubber Club.
The layered cross is set in an arch cut with my Spellbinders Gothic Arches 1. The inset is a die cut sheet from my stash. I've added more mini marigolds to the top and jewels to the cross. OOPs! Sorry the pic is a little tipsy.
I'm adding this to One Sweet Challenge November Dia de los Muertos and Left of Center Happy Halloween.
I have several other projects that I recently completed and blogged prior to the Hop that I'd also like to share. One, a wall hanging using the gorgeous Dia de los Muertos Marie Antoinette from Aurora Wings. You can find the details of this project HERE.
And the other, a fun party invitation using Mr. and Mrs. Bones from SCACD. They are also available individually in both rubber and digital form. More details on this project HERE.
This year our fabulous prizes include 2 $15.00 Gift certificates to the new Snap Dragon Snippets Store and 6 mini Stamp sets from Dilo en Espanol, 3 for the USA and 3 Shipping worldwide. I hope you've enjoyed what you've seen here. Now it's time to Hop on to the fabulously talented Ruthie.
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Snap Dragon Snippets (Spanish)
Donna --You are HERE--