LOC Challenge 24 – Cute Vs Creepy, sponsored by Meljens 4

Hello everyone! today I have a piece for you using Meljen’s sugar skull….

I absolutely love the image I was given to create something with, and I tried to go all out with it. I actually coloured up several of the images with my promarkers then used parts of them to découpage up the first image. 
so as usual, I will give you a peek at my ingredients :
Promarkers in moss, pear, lime, magenta,cerise, pink carnation, marine ,duck egg, cool aqua, indigo, prussian, and bluebell
Metallic Promarker – Gold

half pearls in pink and green 
wide navy ribbon
10 mm black ribon
heart ribbon slider in pearl
turquoise green and purple coredinations cardstock
shimmery blue paper from my stash 
Samaflora blossoms 
Spellbinders Lacey circles and sizzix framelit circles
spellbinders interchangable edging strip dies
an embossing folder I was given recently 
pink mica powder on white paper 
so as already discussed, I coloured and decoupaged the image, and then framed it using a circle framelit and one of the spellbinders lacey circles. to create the background, I coloured a plain white paper with a mica misting spray with a few blossom shaped voids. 
I set it with hairspray..
I matted up the shimmery paper to just under half the size of the pink paper, and ran a small rectangle of coredinations in purple through an embossing folder using my big shot. this was tucked behind the shimmery paper, and overlapping into the pink area. 
to create the detail behind the sugar skull, I layered up an edging strip , a wide and a skinny piece of ribbon , the skinny also had a ribbon slider on it. 
I added another edging strip to the top edge of the card and added six pearls in pink and green.

About rachel Gillham

I'm a twenty something mad cat lady, with a rescue cat and a passion for all things crafting... You can often find me tinkering with one or other of my machines, making cards, vinyl decals for items, or doodling quietly.

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Fabulous card Rachel!! I love it! I case'd it a wee bit for a card of mine recently! hope you dont mind!! 🙂 mo xxx


thank you mo! and no… I don't mind at ALL…in fact im glad something of mine could be classed as inspiration LOL means im doing -something- right!


Love the colour choices in this Rachel! Very 'Caribbean Voodoo' especially with the black ribbon and diamante slider.
Super piece!


Thank you Ei…. I wanted to make it colourful but not Migraine inducing…so I used some of my favourite colours and bits and pieces 🙂