2 November 2013

Bombshell Wacky Holidays- November

This month we are celebrating Day of the Dead (SpanishDía de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where the day is a bank holiday. The celebration takes place on November 1 and 2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.   
A common symbol of the holiday is the skull (in Spanish calavera), which celebrants represent in masks, called calacas (colloquial term for skeleton), and foods such as sugar or chocolate skulls, which are inscribed with the name of the recipient on the forehead. Sugar skulls as gifts can be given to both the living and the dead. Other holiday foods include pan de muerto, a sweet egg bread made in various shapes from plain rounds to skulls and rabbits, often decorated with white frosting to look like twisted bones.
I chose to use another tag and Madonna Woodcut Bombshell Stamps

The tag was swirled into various Distress Inks and when dry I added texture paste through a stencil. I sprayed some Glimmer Mist on the tag to add a gold sheen.
I coloured Madonna Woodcut and flowers with Spectrum Noir pens: GT1, GT2, GT3; OR1, OR2, CR11; JG1, JG5, JG7; GB1, GB5, GB9

Happy Crafting!
GlitteryKatie xxx

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