Friday, October 05, 2012

Day of the dead fun

Hello and welcome to the Altered Pages Halloween/Fall blog hop 2012. Hope you are enjoying all the wonderful art that has been created by my fellow designers on the Altered Pages design team. Please make sure you read to the bottom of this post as I will be giving away a free collage sheets from Altered Pages and you will then be able to go on to have a chance of winning the grand prize a scissor mouse, so don't miss out!!

As you can see I decided to do something a little different for this hop and chose to work with the Day of the Dead collage sheet from Altered Pages, well who wouldn't want to work with these wonderful characters and using  bright colours which makes a real change for Halloween. I also made a couple of cute little treat bag for the Halloween folks too.

   For those who haven't come across Day of the Dead before, as far as I understand it, it is celebrated in Mexico and Spain on November 1st. It is a day to remember our ancestors and those who have recently died, visiting their graves and spending time there. Little gifts are bought for them and their graves decorated with flowers. They also build private alters in their homes and decorate them with marigolds and sugar skulls.

 So here is my version of a Day of the Dead alter. I made it from scratch using old packaging card and decorated it with a brightish Halloween paper. I did make the image of the skeleton couple larger to fit my alter and added them as the main image. I then made some tissue flowers that I hope look like marigolds ( although my gardening hubby doesn't think so ) to decorate the alter.




 These little bags were cut on my Cricut but you could make your own or use ones you have found in the shops. Altered Pages has lots of different Halloween images its difficult to choose but I chose these cat images from the Halloween Memories collage sheet.





  OK now the important bit, PRIZES!!  To be in with a chance to win a free digital Collage sheet from Altered Pages you need to leave me a comment on this post and become a follower of my blog. I will announce the winner on my blog next week.

 For the Grand Prize - a free Scissor Mouse from Altered Pages ( http://www.alteredpages.com/shop/Tools/Cutting-Tools/p/Scissor-Mouse-Now-Here--click-here.htm )

  1. You will need to begin at the Altered Pages Blog -http://alteredpages-artsociates.blogspot.co.uk/   Leave a comment there and become a follower if you are not already one. Then start to hop!
  2. You must visit each blog in the hop and on each of the individual blogs you must leave a comment on the blog hop post and also become a follower of each blog as you go.
 3.  You must then finish back at the Altered Pages Blog and leave another post to say you have completed the whole hop.           Your name will then go into a draw for the prize and the winner announced on the Altered Pages Blog.

                                                     Good Luck and enjoy the hop!






18 comments:

trisha too said...

Fine shrine, Katrina, but those treat bags are ADORABLE!! I have that cartridge, why have I never made treat bags before?? You may have started something . . .

:)

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I love, Love, LOVE your Día de los Muertos shrine!!! The couple reminds me of Grant Wood's American Gothic painting LOL.

And, I'm not a gardener, so tell your husband *I* think your flowers look like marigolds! So there. LOL

Wonderful post - enjoyed reading and seeing the photos of your work!

Lisa's Scrap Site said...

Love bags are so cute!!

AlteredPages Artsociates said...

Day of the Dead is one of my favorite Art Forms with the sugar skulls and the colorful homage to those gone before us.....Thanks for sharing your wonderful piece of art. It is a perfect mantel piece!

AlteredPages Artsociates said...

Katrina, the Altar is fantastic, Dia de Muerte one of my favorite events each year! Good research,
the marigolds are authentic to the event.

silvia said...

Cool projects!!

Kelli said...

Love love love the shrine!!!! The bags are wonderful!!! Love it.....

Danie May said...

Katrina I am just loving your Day of the Dead Altar and your treat bags are just adorable, wonderfully done! xx

A Scrap-a-Teeny Girl said...

I have to say that I haven't looked at the Day of the Dead sheets, but now I need them (JEAN!!!) That shrine is too stinkin' fun!! :) Becky

Nan G said...

Love the kitty bags! A very nice DD alter! New follower from the AP blog hop.

Carla said...

Ohhh I love everything that is related to Dia De Los Muertos!

Jackie said...

I like the kittys on the treat bags! Cute! About the Day of the Dead , that is my 50th anniversery!

Lyneen said...

LOVE your Dia de los Muertos art!!!! Fantastic... what fun. Thanks for sharing!

Nicie Ibarra said...

Very cute bags! Love the shrine - full of color!!! Well, hopping right along! :)

Trish said...

I loved your Shrine.. I even love it more that the colors were so unique... PERFECT!! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Peg said...

Katrina, I love these projects! The Dia de los Muertos shrine is amazing. I've been wanting to create a project for it and now you have me inspired to get to work on one. Thanks for participating in the hop.

Ink Stained Roni said...

Katrina ~ I love the Day of the Dead Shrine!! The flowers really make it come alive so to speak ;) LOL!! Those little bags are darling too...that big eyed cat is hilarious!

Barbara Rankin said...

Love the shrine, Katrina, and your flowers are beautiful. The treat bag is also very cute. I am a new follower and can't wait to see more of your work. :)