I am back today with another project - this time I used my brand new Day of the Dead Colorize die set by Tim Holtz for Sizzix (664969).
I had such fun creating this but not so much fun trying to load the pictures onto the new Blogger - Grrr!
I do not have a step by step because I just made it up as I was going along but I have a few close-ups to share which will give you an idea of how I did it.
I started with an Idea-ology Vignette Box, the largest from the set of 4 and covered it inside and out. The inside uses Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock that I coloured with Crackling Campfire Distress ink using Tim's Wrinkle Free technique. I added the Bigz Cathedral window die cut (a gift from my dear friend Kath while I wait for my die to arrive) from Tim's latest release of dies by Sizzix. This was backed with a vellum picture (cobweb from Tim's Idea-ology Vellum Haunt pack).
I constructed the characters according to the picture on the die, changing the colours here and there and I added some silk sari ribbon to the lady's shoulders. I do love this set of dies, the guitar fits beautifully into the hands of the man. I added some guitar strings with a fineline pen.
I added various Idea-ology pieces (Pumpkins, Skulls, Grave relics) along with some gauze from my stash. To create the platform I used some thick card from my stash and I added the 'steps' using Tim's Etcetera Trims, painted with Black Soot Distress Paint.
Here is a view of the back of my project, I covered the Vignette back and sides with gorgeous paper from Tim's Departed Paper Pad and I created a light pack holder with card from my stash (sorry, make unknown). Well, I had to add lights didn't I - no project is complete for me these days unless it lights up! I used Tim's latest Idea-ology Halloween lights which are orange.
To finish the project I added an Idea-ology knob to the top of the box, I finished the edges of the box with some of Tim's older Design Tape and I added an Idea-ology Word Band, highlighting the words with Distress Crayon.
And finally, a view of the box lit up, it looks super cool at night-time! I know Day of the Dead is traditionally celebrated on 1 & 2 November and not 31 October but even though we are unlikely to have any Trick or Treaters this year but I will pop this in the front window, just in case.
I have just realised that Country View Challenges
have a challenge this month of Halloween (Make a Scene) and I would like to enter my project.
Thanks so much for your visit, I hope you like my Day of the Dead Vignette.
Keep safe and well and I hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Anne xxx