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Day 15 of 31 Days and DICC #40

It's the 15th f the month, so I have a new Desert Islands Crafters Challenge, plus a new Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween project. Let's start with the new DICC Challenge. The itinerary was created by Katie Tate. It features things with the letter "P."
1. Paper Piecing 
2. Pop Something Up
3. Scrapbook page instead of card
4. CASE something from Pinterest
5. Party 
6. Punches
7. Pink
8. Pearls
9. Purple

I made an ATC. I used numbers 5, 6, 7, and 9 from the itinerary. I chose to do an ATC, because I wanted to have an entry in this week's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge. They are celebrating their 1st Birthday! This cheery cake and balloons is from Delicious Doodles, via Stitchy Bear, who is our sponsor for the next two weeks.

I colored the image with my watercolor markers. I don't make too many ATC's, and I rreally enjoyed doing this one. Happy Birthday, Wicked Wednesday!!!

And now my latest 31 Days project. This beautiful image is from Dilly Beans. Her name is Lila. I thought it would be interesting to do a Sugar Skull in black, white and grays, instead of the typical brightly colored Sugar Skulls.

I colored Lila entirely with Copics. And I'll be honest, it was totally weird to not use any color on her. But I really like how it turned out in the end. I am entering this card into the Poisoned Peas Please Challenge for the month, which happens to be Sugar Skulls. Also, this week's Smudgy Antics challenge is also Sugar Skulls, so I am entering my Lila card in that as well.

The fabulous sentiment I used is also from Dilly Beans. What a great quote from Salvador Dali. I should put this on a shirt or something....make it my new mantra. Hahaha!
Halfway through the 31 Days...I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am! Now it's time for you to hop along to the rest of the 31 Day'ers. They are all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a fang-tastic day!


Sharon Sahl said…
Wow! Your black, white and grey piece is wow!! I almost always love monochrome but who would have guessed how effective it could be on Dilly Beans! I might get the sentiment on a Tshirt too - love it!!
Pam Schmidt said…
Gorgeous with the monotone look. THis could not have been executed any better. Thank you for sharing your art and heart.
~Lady B~ said…
Gorgeous cards! Of course I am partial to the dilly beans' card the most. It looks cool in black and white and I'm loving the torn papers and the different patterned papers. Great job!
Jenn Borjeson said…
Oh Alison - these are just fabulous and thank you so much for joining us at Wicked Wednesday this week! You're such a good friend, so glad we met. :) xoxo
DonnaMundinger said…
Fab ATC! gotta get mvoing on that myself! And your Sugar skull piece is brilliant! How striking in the shades of gray. Cool layout too. xxD
Wicked cool, I'm a huge fan of black and white projects!
Wow - talk about two totally different looking projects. The birthday card is cute. But I must say, I'm loving that atc. I'm thinking we may need to set up a BS atc trade.
Jane said…
wow love that image looks fantastic
hugs xxx
monique said…
wow gorgeous love al the shades of grey, really beautiful thanks fo sharing at smudgy antics
Julia said…
Great projects!
Ally White Cat said…
beautiful. I love this project.
susan s.
Ally White Cat said…
lovely. the cake is colored beautifully and i love the layout and color choice on the dilly beans.
susan s.
~Lady B~ said…
Thanks for playing along with Smudgy Antics!
love the black and grey shades, so pretty!
Steph said…
Sweet little b-day ATC!
Fabulous work on the black/white card, I really need to learn to shade like that.
Vee Cassidy said…
I love the black, white and greys; a very haunting effect and you have really transformed that image. Thank you for sharing with us at Poisoned Peas, Please; good luck. Vee xx (October Guest Designer) ps I love your first ATC too. xx
silvia said…
Great creations!!
Wicked awesome all! I adore your black and white!
Sandy said…
Love the monochromatic image! Great coloring!

Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please!

Sandy S
I love that dilly bean image you did a great job with the monochrome on it. thanks for playing along with us at smudgy antics
Kristina said…
Beautiful DOTD card, thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics!
Denice said…
I'm running behind schedule but had to stop by and say that this is just adorable! What a fab image because really...who doesn't like cake?!! Thanks for playing along with us and celebrating our first anniversary and congrats on winning, I hope you enjoy your Michelle Perkett image.
Ally White Cat said…
I just love this piece. It is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Smudgy glad you came.
susan s.
Love the monotone sugar skull Alison and the Dali quote. Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics this week
It is beautiful, Alison! Thank you for taking part in this weeks challenge at Smudgy Antics!
Gor-JUSS! I love that you chose to do it in b&w. It looks fab. Thanks for joining us on our "Day of the Dead" Challenge at Poisoned Peas Please. I hope you will be joining us for our following challenge. Good Luck~Patti PPP DT
Ally White Cat said…
This is a beautiful image and the monotone is stunning. thank you for playing with us at Poisoned Peas Please.
susan s.
Julia said…
Gorgeous creation.
Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please.

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