Thursday, November 1, 2007

Dia de los Muertos - Stamped Sugar Skulls

Sugar skulls are another tradition for Dia de los Muertos. These skulls can be painted very elaborately and I am amazed at the talented artists who can paint on such small surfaces. You can click here for more info and some pictures of sugar skulls. Since I don't have the skull molds, I stamped skulls (from the poison bottle stamp) and tried to draw designs on those. Here is my sugar skull card:

Again, I used lots of flowers because you see lots of flowers for Dia de los Muertos. I added some black stickles to the eyes and noses for a little extra sparkle, too.

My kids had a great time last night out in our neighborhood. I will try to post a photo of them next time. This afternoon I have the tedious task of making my annual "Cookie List" for our cookie party in December. Do you have a favorite Christmas/holiday cookie? I love candy cane cookies and peanut blossoms. Who am I kidding? I love all the cookies!!!! Hope you have a great day!

card info: notecard and images by A Muse, brad by Making Memories, stickles, flowers by Prima and Doodlebug, fine tip markers.


Connie said...

This is so nice, bright and fun!

Penny said...

Very cool card! Mmmm cookies! I have a favorite that my sister and I make every year. They're called Nut Tossi. I don't know if you've ever heard of them, but you make them by pressing a cookie dough in mini muffin pans, then pour the filling in them, and then sprinkle with crushed nuts on top. They're so yummy.

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