Saturday, November 1, 2014

SBS DT: Day of the Dead Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

It's November 1st and it's The Day of Dead. It's celebrated differently in many countries but it all comes down to remembering your deceased loved ones and honoring their lives. In this part of the country the most known and widely celebrated are the Mexican traditions of The Day of the Dead.
They create altars with photos of their loved one, bake bread or other pastries, make sugar skulls, candles with saints and lots and lots of flowers. Everything looks very colorful and beautiful to honor their loved one.  In my native country I don't remember much but I do remember my mother always lit a candle for my grandmother and I do remember the graves and tombs are always cleaned and decorated with colorful (either handmade or real) flower crowns and everything is made to look fresh. Music is celebrated and people dance and dance to celebrate life. In my country there are actually two days to celebrate. One day is to celebrate All of the dead and then the second day is to celebrate the ones that died as children or virgins....

It's a hop and I'm the last on the list so make sure to start and hop along to see everyone's creations! The hop list is posted below the cards.

Well too much chit chat... let me show you these beauties Betty came up with.
This one is called Dia De Los Muertos Betty and it can be found here:

This one was actually my favorite one to color but I felt I ruined her face a little 
by making it a no lines coloring. 
Here are a few details and to see how dimensional the card really is. 

This one is Lenore Forevermore and you can find it here:
I took flowers from a flower garland (Petaloo) I got in a Halloween Swap last year. I thought
I had some serape paper but I'm not sure if I bought it or not... LOL maybe I just looked at it so
many times... so I ended up changing my mental card design.
Here is the close up of the sugar skull face I drew on her.
We were to create our own face Sugar Skull face paint, use a lace trim and use bright colors. LOL If you click on the Lenore Forevermore then you'll see the difference.

For this last image Sugar Skull Betty
The challenge was... Anything Goes :)

Here is a close up of the face.

Thank you for hopping along
Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess


 Lisa N.
 Lisa H.
 Katya Bess

I will enter card #1 at:
Luscious Lace (I used a DooHickey Die - Lace Coaster) I hope it counts.

All Saint's Day or Day of the day theme

Entering card # 2 at:
All Saint's Day or Day of the day theme

Entering card # 3 at:


  1. Oh you have outdone yourself once again!!

  2. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at In the Pink.

  3. Another cute image! Thanks again for playing along with Mema's Crafts.


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