Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Day of the Dead Marie

This week I have been playing with another gorgeous image by Aurora Wings, called 'Day of the Dead Marie'.  She is beautifully Dark and not an image I would usually pick.

But I so enjoyed colouring her up, I decided to use non-Halloween colours, choosing a palette of red and Teal, I really like the contrast in these colours.

I mounted the image on a large fancy frame from the silhouette store and finished with a triple red and teal bow and large star shaped diamonte embellishment.

I stippled the background with some ink and used a glitter gel pen on the face makeup and feathers, think you can just about see the shimmer in the feathers here.

Please do pop along to the Showcase site to have a look at all the different beautiful ways this image has been interpreted.

Here are some links for all things Aurora Wings.

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog
Aurora Wings Facebook Group
Aurora Wings Etsy Shop
Aurora Wings Digi shop

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

Shopping your Stash - Halloween or Halloween Colours
Top Tip Tuesday - Favourite Colour Combo (Red & Teal)
Try it on Tuesday - Spooky
Craft Deebowz - Anything goes with a hand tied Bow
Lawnscaping - Halloween
Fairytale Stamper - Something New (Image, Frame and Diamonte)
Quirky Crafts - Frame it
Corrosive Challenge - Halloween
Pumpkin Spice - Halloween or Harvest
Sweet Stampin Challenge  - Halloween
Wedodoobadoo - Halloween

Thanks for Visiting


  1. LOVE the color combination of red and teal!! These colors seem to energize each other and develope a life of their own. I love your creation with "Day of the Dead Marie". It's colorful and full of 'life', which is a marvelous contrast to the skull makeup, cat skull, spider, and torn ribbon that all hint at 'death'. Beautiful job!! Thank you so much for making such a gorgeous sample for the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog.

    Mitzi xxx

  2. Beautifully done I love the teal as well.

  3. A beautiful image, which has been coloured superbly. I love your choice in colours and the glitter pen adds a lovely shimmer to the mask and feathers. Sally D.x.

  4. Gorgeous framing and fabulous color combo! I absolutely love this! xxD

  5. Beautiful colors and intricate design on this card! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ October Challenge.

  6. Thank you for showing us your lovely card over at Sweet Stampin'. Debbiex

  7. Gorgeous, beautiful creation on the theme.Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT.

  8. This is gorgeous, Thanks for joining in our Halloween Challenge at We do Doobadoo, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  9. Brilliant colouring and a great image. Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday for our Spooky challenge. Cindy, (DT)

  10. Very beautiful image with wonderful colour choices

    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie x

  11. Great job, good colour combo..Thank you for sharing with Fairytale Stampers - Myrna (GD)

  12. Fab alternative Halloween card and beautifully coloured. I love your colour choice, one of my favourites. Thank you for sharing your card and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  13. Very pretty card! I love the coloring, it is stunning! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  14. Fabulous colouring!! Love the red and teal together! Thanks for playing along with the Shopping Our Stash crew this week for the Halloween challenge!!

  15. absolutley superb colouring, I love Auroa wings images and this one is a doozy!thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE

  16. Great job! Fabuluos coloring! Thank you so much for sharing at Quirky Crafts Challenge. Kemly Dt.

  17. I'm all about non-traditional holiday colors, and I love the teal & red you've used. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  18. Hello Julie :-)

    Your coloring is so amazing, just as it's the words on your card - unique and special!!
    Love that glittering shimmer you added to some parts <3

    Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Fairytale Stampers, good luck ;-)



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