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!