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Old 10-04-2009, 09:19 PM   #1  
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Default IFC53 10/5/09 Day of the Dead(Dia De Los Muertes)

Hi, happy Monday! Today is my lucky day. I get to host the Scrapbook Inspiration Challenge. Thanks, Jen

I have always been a huge fan of Mexican Art. One of the things that shows this type of art is the celebration of Day of the Dead. The art work done around this holiday is so beautiful and full of bright colors and intriguing designs, from the primitive to a advanced.

Mexico celebrates a yearly tradition called Day of the Dead during the last days of October and the first days of November.
As in many Latin American countries, Mexico commemorates the Day of the Dead or All Souls’ Day on November 2nd.
This is an ancestral tradition that blended with Catholicism to create a special time and space to remember and honor the loved ones by offering them an ofrenda, the fragrance of the flowers, the light of the candles, the aroma of special foods and the solemnity of prayers. It is also a time to joke and make fun of death through "calaveras", poetry allusive to a particular person, generally politicians; sugar, chocolate and amaranth skulls which are given to one another with their friend’s name so "they can eat their own death" and special crafts allusive to different aspects of the living, with skeletons representing daily activities.
Therefore, the Day of the Dead in Mexico is not a mournful commemoration but a happy and colorful celebration where death takes a lively, friendly expression.

So I challenge you to grab inspiration and create a colorful fun layout, using pics of someone or something special to you.

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Day of the dead stamped images

I also added thumbnails that you can choose for your inspiration
Upload to the gallery using the keyword IFC53.

Here is my sample

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Remember have fun creating and come back here to share your link so that we can see your wonderful art!
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IFC53 10/5/09 Day of the Dead(Dia De Los Muertes)-juanhernandezcatrina6.jpg   IFC53 10/5/09 Day of the Dead(Dia De Los Muertes)-extraextralgskulls.jpg   IFC53 10/5/09 Day of the Dead(Dia De Los Muertes)-nichodisplay.jpg  
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:05 PM   #2  
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This should be fun to create something colorful - interesting bit of education into this tradition, thanks!
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Ooo...... GReat CHallenge! I love all your inspiration..... Hope I get a chance to play later.
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good morning, so sorry I am still finishing my sample. I had something in mind that didn't work the first time. At somewhere around 2o am I ditched it and had to start again. OK, I'm done.

I hope you all get a chance to play, I'm excited to see what everyone comes up with. Enjoy!
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Tam,

Thanks again for hosting today. This is a very interesting challenge. Great artwork to be inspired by and I like your sample page. During this time of year when we tend to scrap with more natural colors it will be fun to bring out the bold brights.
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Here is my first LO for OCT..... it is for tamcam's challenge!
My Inspiration was all the fun bright colors.


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I have to admit, this challenge has me a little stumped, but I have my thinking cap on, Tam!
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I have to admit, this challenge has me a little stumped, but I have my thinking cap on, Tam!
Wendy I know you'll come up with something cute! give it a try.
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Here is my first LO for OCT..... it is for tamcam's challenge!
My Inspiration was all the fun bright colors.


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very cute! love the Title, Will definitely case. Great job!
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I have the perfect pictures for this challenge! I will be working on this today/tonight for sure. I just hope I can make it colorful enough!!
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I've got a page in the works that I started last night. Unfortunately, going to WORK got in the way (really not complaining--I'm grateful for that!)and my DGDs are coming over tonight, so I probably won't get it finished and posted until some time this weekend. But it will be bright and colorful, that I can assure you!
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Yay! The sun came out and I got to take a picture. I hope this is bright/cheerful enough for the challenge:

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Well, I finally got my page done--and then I couldn't stop, so I made version 2 by adding a border. Which do you like better???

Version 1 (no border)

Version 2 (added border)

Once I finally got my photo selected and decided the direction I wanted to go, this was a BLAST!!!! Thanks for the creative and challenging challenge, Tam!!!
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You guys are so awesome! I love all the different pages submitted. So glad you're able to play.
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Hey there Tam! I was hoping to get this done before you posted tomorrow's IFC and I think I made it. I hope this qualifies as a fun colorful layout. I already know that it is about someone very special to me.
Thanks for the challenge.

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