Friday, October 14, 2016

Day 14 of 31 Days of Halloween: "Catrina" Day of the Dead Doll by Darlene!

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Hello Portal Peeps!

Welcome back for Day 14 of the

31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop!

We are participating as a Wicked Blogger in the annual 31 Days of Halloween blog hop and we're near the end of the 2nd week already!  The LCDesigners have been working hard over their crafty cauldrons cooking up SPOOKTACULAR eye candy for you to feast your eyes upon for 31 days straight!  Hop along the blog roll over there in our right sidebar all month long for lots of Halloween goodness and enter ALL your Halloween projects in our October Challenge, we have two prizes up for grabs this month!  
We appreciate your hopping with us and leaving us your wonderful comments each day, we truly appreciate them and enjoy hearing what you think of our daily offerings!

Enter your Halloween projects using

ANY stamp companies in our October Challenge:


We invite you to enter your Halloween projects in our October Challenge which ends October 31st at 5 to midnight so you'll be safe in doors at the strike of midnight!  You don't have to use Lost Coast Designs stamps to play in any of our activities but if you do then your entry counts as TWO!

TWO PRIZES up for grabs!

We are giving away TWO PRIZES this month so enter your rubber stamped projects in the Challenge Linky located at the bottom of the DAY 1 of 31 DOH POST for the chance to win LCD/CV Bucks to spend in our Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda stores!  The more entries the better the prizes so round up all your friends and join the most clawesome party of the year!   We do have some RULES so please make sure you check them out to ensure your entries are eligible to win!  

We have NEW stamps!

We unveiled new Lost Coast Designs stamps this month and you will see them in action as the LCDesigners feature them throughout the month!   Pop on over to the Lost Coast Designs site
and add them to your collections! 

"Catrina" by LCDesigner Darlene

Darlene is back today with a spooktacular Day of the Dead skellie doll featuring the following Lost Coast Designs stamps:
Catrina's raven stamped fabric
 Did you know?    La Calavera Catrina ('Dapper Skeleton' and 'Elegant Skull') is a c1910 zinc etching by the Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer José Guadalupe Posada.  His original etching depicts her as a female skeleton dressed only in a hat befitting the upper class outfit of a European of that era and was a satirical portrait of Mexican natives who, Posada felt, were aspiring to adopt European aristocratic traditions.  This iconic image is now associated with the Día de Muertos traditions and we have her in our Carmen's Veranda line of rubber stamps too as Skull with Hat!

Lost Coast Portal to Creativity is a CRYPT KEEPER again this year!
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See you again tomorrow!
Happy Hopping!

Leigh S-B
The Sharpie Domino Queen
LCD/CV DT Leader


Paula F ( said...

OMG this is so scary and AWESOME!

Paula F ( said...

OMG this is so scary and AWESOME!

Mary Holshouser said...

this is spooktacular. My mother made tiny dolls -
don't know if she'd have ever gone into dressing a
skeleton. the lady looks great.
thanks for sharing a fun project.

Amanda Phillips said...

She makes me happy") That stamps is delicious!

Viki Banaszak said...

This is such a fun piece! I love the dress.

Susan Renshaw said...

Fabulous skellie doll!!

My Side of Oz said...

This is so fabulous! And I love the info as when I was researching Catrina I kept seeing this image..nice to know why now! :) Love love this la Catrina xx

Darlene said...

thank you everyone for your kind words - enjoy the rest of the awesome creations at the 31 days of Halloween said...

oh I am picking up my jaw! I love this..such stunning work!

Lyneen said...

WOW... lovely skelly... Love the use of the stamps on her!!! AWESOME!