Monday, October 8, 2012

Challenge # 8 at Poisoned Peas Please and Day 8 of 31 Days of Halloween

Hi everyone!!!
Welcome to our new challenge at Poisoned Peas Please, an alternative art challenge blog.
The theme for the third challenge is :

Sugar Skulls / Day of the Dead!

we want to see your creations with skulls and flowers celebrating the Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.
I'm sure we each have a different way of looking at this theme, and that's the fun part, be creative and feel free to express your artistic ideas.
You can use any image for this challenge and we would LOVE to see all types of creations (ex. cards, scrap layouts, fat book pages, artist trading cards, tags, boxes, bags, 3D ~ Altered Art or any other crafting projects that have some form of paper on them). This is a month long challenge.

It is also Day 8 of 31 Days of Halloween! Can you believe it!!!
You should have arrived here from Jean's Blog if you didn't, then follow the blog roll on the sidebar.
To see all the wonderful prizes please go here.
Here is my offering for today:

Image: Sugar Skull & Flowers Framed From Dilly Beans Stamps

 Back View

I altered and Altoids tin. Used acrylic red paint for the outside.
Colored the image with Copics and Prisma coloring pencils.
Added the image to the inside of the tin, the decided that it needed something more, that's when the glitter appeared.
Still wasn't happy, so I colored to flowers from the image, fussy cut then and created a 3D effect, Now I was happy with the inside. 
colored and additional image for the backside and added some ribbon to the sides.
The skull embellies are made using air dry clay and once it was dried I colored them, glued them together and added them to the top of the shrine.
The base is a candlestick and the flowers are handmade with tissue paper.
Hope you like it!!!
Follow this link to enter the challenge at Poisoned Peas Please.
For the 31 Days of Halloween hop over to Jennifer's blog, she has something special for you.


LisaVeronica said...

Beautiful colors, great!

Unknown said...

Fantastic project! The colours are fab!

Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


ike said...

Very colourful and I love the way you did the 3D flower.. fabbo :-) xxx

Bonnie Irvine said...

Wonderful altering and recycling of the tin! The colours in your image are so vibrant and the 3D flowers were a great call. Clever use of the candlestick and those handcrafted skulls are an amazing element. Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent. I look forward to seeing more of your art.

Rick said...

I love that his is an altered altoid tin-I am a sucker for projects that think outside the box-so pretty the way your blue trim seems to glow-great job and perfect colours for this theme

Pam S. said...

WHat a fabulous way to repurpose something that was only going to be thrown away. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing your talents.

Unknown said...

Wow this is a really super idea.Thanks for sharing it with us at Panpastel uk.


silvia said...

Great tin!!! LOVE the skulls!

Wendy said...

wow...this is the the clay the base...great imagination!

Miranda said...

hi Julia, how are you?
fabulous creation really awesome
thanks for joining us on sparkle and glitter
sparkle and glitter DT

Sharon Sahl said...

It took me a while to take in all of the wonderful aspects of your altered altoid tin! I love your image - especially the extra flowers and the skulls on top are perfect!!

marion said...

Briljant take on our theme at NMWC. Thanks for joining and good luck. Hugs, Marion

Unknown said...

Ooooh I love sugar skulls - so pretty yet so spooky!
Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody!
Hugs xx Cara xx DT

Unknown said...

Awesome love it
Hugs xxx

Monique's art said...

love these kind of projects, very beautiful and love the bright colours, thansk for sharing at Sparkle and Glitter,


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Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous entry and loving the way you have used the skull. Thank you for joining us at Sparkle and Glitter.

EDT xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Wow it's amazing what you can do with a candlestick and tin. A fabulous alteration.
Thanks for sharing this with us at PanPastel UK this week.
hugs {brenda} x0x

DonnaMundinger said...

Absolutely FABULOUS! Love what you did with the image. the tin look wonderful with the glitter frame and I love the tissue paper flowers which look like giant marigods, the traditional flower of Dia de los Muertos.

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Hi Julia, Love this project in all it's 3-d beauty. Those flowers are a great finishing touch to a fabulous image. Thank you for sharing with us at the 1st ever challenge at the RSD Sparkle and Glitter challenge blog as well. x

Steph said...

Amazing altered tin. Love the skulls you've added to the top and the ruffle around the edge.

loz said...

Stunning creation Julia and colours. I saw this on MIM..Loz

~Lady B~ said...

Wow! A lot of work went into this beauty! Cool shrine!

ScrappingBeauty said...

really fabulous art! I love the trail of flowers and the topping of skulls

Chrissy said...

What a brilliant project, love the colours of the flowers, such a lot of work went into this.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

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Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh this is brilliant, I love the bright colours
Lindsay xx

Unknown said...

Awesome sugar skull. Thanks for playing along at NMW Challenges this month, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW this is brilliant, what a stunning creation.Thanks for playing along on Ricks First Sparkle and Glitter Challenge, Hazelxo

KristyLee said...

This totally rocks Julia, so festive looking, great coloring! I truly love Julia beautiful!

Unknown said...

Hi Julia! This altered tin and candle stick are awesome and very beautiful! Love your imagination. Thanks for sticking with us too.

Lori said...

So smart to use the altoid tin and put that pretty ruffle around it! The tissue flowers are a perfect touch to compliment that pretty skull. So glad you linked up at Recycle, RePurpose & ReInvent!

Mummylade said...

what a fabulous creation. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Sparkle and Glitter challenge and good luck!

Roxx.T Barnes said...

Wow!Pretty the vibrant colors,esply the 3D flowers! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


Unknown said...

This is a gorjuss make, love the colours, thank you so much for joining us at Craftymess challenge blog

Judie xx

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