4 November 2012

Skull Love!

November 1st and 2nd was Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, a Mexican celebration in which families gather to commemorate their loved ones who have passed on.
There are many traditions associated with the Day of the Dead Festival including the creation of sweets from pressed sugar in the shape of a skull, which is decorated with icing flowers. These sugar skulls and Catrinas, carved figurines with a skull head are used as grave decorations or offrendas and during the widely held feasts!
Here at Bombshell Stamps we have several beautiful sets of stamps that are inspired by the Day of the Dead festival see them all HERE!

I created a mini shrine in honour of my relatives- combining beauty with the macabre!

Close up of the left side:

Close up of the right side:

A Pirate's Life Bombshell Stamps
Western Gal Bombshell Stamps
Sugar Skulls Bombshell Stamps
Calaveras Fiesta  Bombshell Stamps
Vintage Cabinet Card Die by Tim Holtz
Mini Bat and Skull Tim Holtz Die
Nestabilities Floral Ovals
Moulding Paste
Acrylic Paint
Authentique Patterned Paper
Various Embellishments
Copic Ciao Pens

Hope you had a lovely Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos!
GlitteryKatie xxx


Sparkly Engineer said...

I think this is the kewlest tweaking of bombshells I have ever ever ever seen.

Kathi said...

I freakin' love this. It's brilliant and so well done!

Soyun Park said...

those are so fun and creative!!! very inspiring!