Friday, November 3, 2017

Day Of The Dead - Lefty Steps Out

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Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the Day of the Dead celebration here at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  Gail here today, and I must admit, this one was a challenge for me.  We don't celebrate Day of the Dead in the UK, and it is probably almost unheard of here in Norway.  But after reading a wonderful piece over at Altered Pages I grabbed Day of the Dead Lefty and made a skelliferous colour explosion that hopefully, will please the ancestors and send them happy to their places of rest for another year. 
Lefty is obviously on his way home, beer in hand, after a very successful reunion party

I started by stamping and masking Lefty and then stamping Cracked Grass and embossing with black powder.  Then I coloured the 'grass' red and the areas in between with various Galaxy Markers.  Lefty is coloured with distress inks and gel pens.  Then I decided it needed more skulls and flowers......
These are Cheery Lynn die cuts that I doodled on. The tiny flowers are also Cheery Lynn, coloured with galaxy markers and black and white doodles.  The hearts are some embellishements sent to me by a crafty friend.  I backed the eye and nose holes with black glitter paper.
I backed my panel with a piece of gift wrap that seemed perfect for the theme.
Thanks for dropping by.  If you are creating for Day of the Dead then you can link up your creations to our challenge for a chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars!  Drop by every day this week for more bright and beautiful inspiration from the team.  Hugz

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