Marie of the Dead

Hi there 🙂 I’m a little in shock that I made this card up and didn’t get it on here RIGHT AWAY!!! I’m so proud of it 🙂  Every year, I have a standing order for a Day of the Dead card for a friend’s sister.  I knew that this year’s card would feature Day of the Dead Marie, by Mitzi, at Aurora Wings.  This was a challenging image to color up, as it is so detailed.  I got my head into the “I can do this” state, and grabbed my SN and Copic markers and went to work….I seriously don’t think I took a breath for long periods of time!!  When I was done, I added some fine detail with a Pigma Micron pen, and inked the edges with Distress Ink.  With such an intricate image, I hate to start getting all fussy with embellishments and papers, so I opted for a very pale mauve CS, die cut with a Tim Holtz Sizzix die in opposite corners, then layered over a black CS.  Some black lace, a little strip of ribbon and tiny bow, and a few rhinestones for embellishments complimented the gorgeous image without overpowering it.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Your Scrapbook Place – ATG

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #74 ATG

Crafting With An Attitude – #35 ATG

As You Like It Challenges – Favorite Die… this corner die!!  Why? It adds so much interest to the background of the card, and it’s lacy design is so pretty 🙂


  1. Hi, a fantastic card for celebrating the day of the dead. Love the lacy layers, thank you for coming along to play with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends… good luck in the prize draw… Megan DT LPoCF

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