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Friday, October 18, 2013

That Dead Feeling Continues.....

Day of the Dead, actually :)

I just love painting these girls! They are macabre in their skeletal make-up....but still so bright and beautiful.  I love the flowers and the colors....it is so fun to paint them!

I tried something different from canvas this time.  I thought I'd use some chipboard shapes I bought a while back to make ornaments for the occasion.

 
They can be hung on your altar, a Halloween tree ( I always wanted one of those) or on your walls all year round.

 
I used bits of old and new jewelry pieces to dangle below.  This enamel butterfly was an old pendant that belonged to my Grandma years ago.
The sentiment translates to, "Never Forgotten".
 
 
The flowers are cut from vintage greeting cards.  This one says," Eternal Love".
 
 
I don't know if you remember when Amy showed some of us how to sew fabric onto watercolor paper and use that to paint on?  The original post is HERE.
 
Well, I had a 9 inch square sewn and waiting for ages for the right inspiration to come along.
This is what it became :)
 

 
 
See, color and more color! Love it!
Her message says, "I will never forget you" (thanks for the letter tiles, Micki!)
 
Making the fabric flowers for her hair reminded me that I had some flower brooches in the shop that could use a photo redo.
Maggie helped me :)
 
 
I think they definitely look more attractive now :P
 
I'm trying to keep the Halloween coming, though I know Christmas is at my door getting ready to ring the bell......"Hold on, hold on, I'll be there in a minute!"
 
My Friend, Magaly is having lots of dark, Hallow's Eve fun over at her Blog if you are craving more!
Go visit for a spell...okay, okay...that's an old one...but she is a witch...so it's true!
 
Hugs and happy memories,
Cam

24 comments:

Carmen said...

Just loving them all so much - don't they just each have their own special characteristics? I love the quotes on them too.

My favourite though is the one with the machine stitching and the tiny skulls (are they stitched too?) Just gorgeous!

Loving your new look blog too :)

Kristin said...

These are so so beautiful! I love them all - but that stitched piece is to die for - I can say that at this time of year right? - anyway, LOVE them and Maggie too!
Oh and yes, I was at Target today in the Halloween isle - turned the corner and Christmas practically slapped me in the face . . . xoxo

Jaime Haney at www.jaimehaney.com said...

Oh I just love your dias de los muertos girls. ARe they in your shop? Great job and I love the cutouts that you put them on and that fabric piece is so cool.

The other day I was in Walmart and saw in the Christmas stuff a black Christmas tree. First thing I thought of after "I need that!" was "Hmmm. perfect Halloween tree!" LOL

Sunshineshelle said...

Ohh these are utterly awesome :) I really like the way you extend the artwork with jewellery, lace, and pretty handmade extras, these are.great and also love your little model for the headbands, what a bright happy smile (probably because she's wearing that cool headband) have a creative weekend :)

Incipient Wings said...

these are beautiful!
maggie is SUCH a cutie-pie
hugs..
m

DogsMom said...

What a beautiful project. I love how you incorporate elements from other bits and pieces too.

Fallingladies said...

I love your updated flower brooches, so rich looking, and that last day of the dead girl is my favorite, the one on the fabric! So cool! I keep thinking i will paint one but it never happens, i guess i will settle for admiring yours!

Pia Rom said...

Your girls are adorable and the second one is my favorite! So sweet! And I love maggies look with the beautiful flower beads...soooooo beautiful! ♥ Conny
Piaroms Art Journaling

Jennifer said...

Oh the second one is absolutely my favourite. These girls are dreamy. I see you've fallen into a wonderland of painting and you're back on the ball! Good! Keep it up :P

Magic Love Crow said...

I saw these in your store and my mouth drooled! Truly love them all! They are stunning! I just saw your canvas one! WOW!!! These girls are your calling Cameron! You have a talent for them! You should be making them all year around! Big Hugs ;o)

Magic Love Crow said...

I forgot to say, I love the photo of Maggie and the fabric flower! Too cute o)

Kirstin McCulloch said...

These are just beautiful! I love how you have incorporatede the jewellery - it inspires me to dig through all those broken pendants and single earring! X

NatashaMay said...

I think they're fantastic. I first thought the chipboard ones were from fabric. :) And your sweetie looks adorable. I bet you'll sell out those flower brooches. :)

Treehugger_31 said...

So cute!!! Love seeing Maggie too!

Manon Visser said...

Gosh Maggie looks so grown up now. Time just goes too fast! You have done a wonderful job on those pieces I really like how you combine all the different mediums and skills. Big hugs and great catching up with you! ManonXx

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

These are so pretty! We have an amazing Dia de los Muertos parade here in Tucson. It is so fun to get dressed up, do face paint, and march down the street with hundreds of others honoring their loved ones!

Erin K said...

Oooo, I just love these! I'm still in awe at all the details in such a small area and such a sweet romance there is to them too.

Wait...there are Halloween Trees?! Awesome...I've never heard of that...lol, I think I'd want on too just for something to decorate. ^_^

Aww, your little one is growing yp so fast. She looks so much like you. <3

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

I think what I love most about the day of the dead is the skeleton face with the whole flowers in the hair like Frida.

Jess said...

I love your Day of the Dead designs! I'm planning on painting a sugarskull lady too. Your creations are gorgeous with all the decorations!
Jess x x

Kyra Wilson said...

You've done such a great job running with this theme! :)

Tammie Lee said...

these are all quite wonderful!
such creative and fun faces!

sweet flower girl too ~

Tammie Lee said...

these are all quite wonderful!
such creative and fun faces!

sweet flower girl too ~

Linda said...

I love them all..It is hard to choose a favorite.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Even Death will show a sunny smile in sight of these wonderful colors. Wow...

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