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Using color with abandon

This is such a fun time of year with the Fall colors outside and Halloween decorations inside.  And then there is Dia de los Muertos!  The Day of the Dead celebrations use color with wild abandon.  Sugar Skulls and flowers burst with a rainbow of color.
The Altered Pages Design Team is highlighting stencils by The Crafters Workshop and I couldn't be happier.  Today I have used a Celtic Knot design by Carmen Medllin.  This beautiful stencil is 6 x 6, which makes it the perfect size for many different projects like cards, canvases or art journals. 
To start my rainbow of color I used several different dye ink pads and added patches of color randomly to the stencil.  Because this is a large pattern and I didn't want to risk shifting the stencil I used painters tape to hold it in place on my card stock.
Carefully peel the tape off and remove the stencil to reveal the pattern.
I opted to keep the pattern intact so I trimmed the design to 5 3/4 square to fit on a 6 x 6 card.
I think it is beautiful with all of these bright colors.  What could make it better?  STICKLES!  I don't have a photo of the completed background to share, but I took Stickles and drew a line of the glitter glue over each of the knots, leaving the clover shapes as they are.  Any of the semi-clear colors will look great.

Altered Pages has a fun digital collage called Honoring the Day of the Dead which has a logo with a Sugar Skull on it.  I chose that image for my focal point.  Yes, you can order printable sheets, but it's not too late to get this collage and make your own Day of the Dead projects.  These collages are digital so you can have it in plenty of time to print and design your own cards and decorations.

The other colorful and fun embellishments are part of a set by Sabor.  These are from the Ole collection.  That guitar is my favorite in this collection.  "Celebrar" was a rectangle shape that was trimmed to fit on the banner.  Super fun. Super colorful.  Bring on the celebrations.

Products Used:
6 x 6 stencil by The Crafters Workshop, designed by Carmen Medlin
Dye inks in various colors
Ole cutouts by Sabor
Honoring the Day of the Dead collage
Standard cardmaking supplies: Scissors, glue, etc.


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