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Day 5 of 31 Days of Halloween, Plus a New Dilly Beans Challenge!

It's Friday! And it's October. So, that means I have 2 projects to share with you...both from Dilly Beans (can you tell I LOVE being on this Design Team?!). The first is for this week's challenge, which is "Pink and Purple."

I used Lulu Framed for this card. She was a blast to color! I love her curly hair...and all of those stripes.

I used watercolor markers and a couple of Copics for Lulu. This is another one of Dilly Bean's "Big Eye Girls  that I love so much.

I used a Crafter's Workshop with ink for the pink polka dots and the swirly background. I hope you will play along with our challenge this week! Visit the Dilly Beans Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT has done.
Now...on to the 31 Days of Halloween with Smeared & Smudged! If you are new to the 31 Days, we are also able to make projects for the Day of the Dead. Which is what I've chosen to share with you today. Again, this is another Dilly Beans image. She's called "Day of the Dead Frida."

If you frequent my blog, you will know that one of my new favorite things to make are decorated travertine tiles. They are a blast to do, and it's inexpensive. I just loved making this, and I plan on making a set of 4 different tiles. You'll see the other tiles later in the month.

You can see some of the lovely natural pitting of the tile underneath the image,  and I love that. This coaster is water resistant, so it's really a functioning piece of art.

Do I really need to tell you how much fun I had coloring her? Nah, I didn't think so. If you don't have any Dilly Beans images, I highly recommend you get some, because they are all amazing! Now, it's time for you to keep hopping! The entire Wicked Blogger list is on my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creep-tastic day!


Anonymous said…
Wooow, stunning pieces of fab colors, make me happy looking at them :))))
Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie :)
Hugs Lilli xx
ScrappinCSI said…
Love the images and the coloring. Thank you for sharing your talents.
Kristina said…
OMG this turned out very very awesome, love the colors, man you did a great job!
Kristina said…
I love your Lula card too so pretty love all the pink!
DonnaMundinger said…
Brilliant work on both accounts, chickie! Will be trying out that coaster technique for sure and your coloring for the challenge is too fab for words. xxD
Wendy said…
wow...i love both the projects!i am addicted to Dilly Beans stamps as well...i have to get the Frida sugar skull ASAP!
Jenn Borjeson said…
Alison, this is absolutely fantastic - both of them are. Love your coloring! xoxo
~Lady B~ said…
Both are awesome, but I'm really loving your Day of the Dead coaster! Fantabulous!
Sharon Sahl said…
Wow! This is so cool! The coloring is superb - loved the colors you used. Got a question though- how did you get a digital image onto the tile? I'm trying something similar and haven't figured it out yet.
she is some aersome. charming!
Jane said…
Love your projects your tile is amazing
Hugs xxx
Regina said…
OMGOSH...your card is beautiful but your tiles are AWESOME!!!

Can I ask what you seal them in to make them water proof? I might just have to try some of these..I LOVE them.

Happy Hauntings,
Regi ^_^
The pink and purple is cute but that tile is awesome
Such beauty! love the way you color the eyes.
Julia said…
Awesome creation!
Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
Lady Coral said…
This is so pretty!!! I love it
Steph said…
Fab projects and I love love love the coaster! Can't wait to see the rest of the collection.
Sue said…
Beautiful Card and gorgeous coaster. :)
ike said…
Superb tile and lovely colouring AND I totally love your pink creation too :-) xxxx
Both really cool makes, I love the images and the colours
Lindsay xx
Dieverdog said…
What a lovely seniorita who is more than ready for Day of the Dead! Love how you did this and using a tile is such a great idea!
Both of your cards are beautiful! Wow... you are mega talented and so glad to call you my friend! Hugs!
You are so talented, I love both of your pieces for today xx

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