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Day 19 of 31 Days of Halloween: Cute and Creepy for Dilly Beans

Ugh! How is this month going so fast?! I cannot even keep up! It's Friday, so I have a brand new Dilly Beans challenge to share with you. This week, the challenge is "Cute and Creepy." Well, that certainly fits into the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween, now doesn't it?

This is "Frida's Sugar Skull." I love her. This is such a great image. I plan on printing her very large for my kids, so that they can be on our Dedication Table for our Day of the Dead celebration. I colored her with watercolor markers and Copics.

I really like how she came out. Especially her hair. It's very different from how I normally color hair, but it totally works with the Dilly Beans images. The fabulous lumpy-bumpy-shiny stuff around Frida, is more of the awesome Bedazzlers I got from Kathi. I share a different mix of colors with you on Wednesday, with my Bombshell card.

Here's a close-up of the good stuff. Love it! What a fabulous mix of colors! For my background, I watercolored a piece of textured cardstock, and I applied some Kosher salt to it while it was still wet to get an interesting look to the wet paint.

Once dry, I stamped it with one of my all time favorite's from Basic Grey. I adore those beautiful webs. They are so intricate and lacy. I hope you will join us with this fun challenge! Please visit the Dilly Beans Challenge Blog for more details  and of course to see what the rest of the DT has created. Also, it's time for you to hop along to the rest of the Wicked Bloggers! They are all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a fang-tastic day!


DonnaMundinger said…
Amazing background and your coloring ROCKS! Love the addition of the bedazzlers. xxD
Pam Schmidt said…
Fabulous project. I LOVE the watercolor/salt technique and have to try that. Very nice coloring technique. Thank you for the inspiration.
she is so ugly cutsie..nice art.
Sharon Sahl said…
What a fabulous card! Your watercolor/salt bg is just dreamy, that web set from Basic Grey is to die for and wow, you rocked the coloring on that beautiful Frieda image!!
Jane said…
I love it the web is fantastic
Hugs xxx
silvia said…
Gorgeous!! LOVE the image and background!!
Ally White Cat said…
stunning work I love it.beautiful details.
susan s.
Really gorgeous, I love the cute image and the colours and stamps in the background are beautiful
Lindsay xx
Wendy said…
Frida never looked better - fantastic!
Wonderful! All your colouring and layout and stamping created a stunning piece!
Kristina said…
You really did an awesome job on your Freida! Love the background! This is just wonderful!
Julia said…
This is awesone! Gorgeous colors.
~Lady B~ said…
I adore your watercolor background! I must try the salt technique soon. Your image is colored to perfection and totally pops off the page! I really like your lacy web stamp too :)
Aww! She's so creepy cute I can not contain myself! I love the salted watercolors! The effect is wonderful! Fabulous work!
Steph said…
She's gorgeous! Love how yo've colored her and the background is wickedly awesome too.
Your coloring rocked this image. I am knocked out by it. The salted background is just right too.

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