Sugar Skulls by Tracey Fairgrieve


Hello everyone

Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead as we more commonly know it 
I find everything about it so intriguing, with it's history from Ancient time, parades 
and festivals. The whole concept of celebrating our dearly departed 
*Loved ones* each year seems so respectful.

Here's a little project put together creating some of those brightly coloured Calaveras or Sugar Skulls as we know them, using some new That's Crafty! products.

Using the newly released Dinky Skull Stencil, I drew around the inner skull six times, cut out three and darkened the facial apertures of the other three with black ink.

The lower jaw I snipped off as I wanted to layer these on top to give dimension.
I then had a play stamping images from all four new sets of Lynne’s Affirmations
with Memento inks as well as the lower jaws on the full skulls.

Onto a 7x7 card I stamped around the edges using those same stamps creating a border. The stamped Skulls were layered on top of the full Skulls with foam and a 
sentiment stamped from set 6 of Lynne's Affirmations.

Those googly eyes were an irresistible addition.

All matt and layered with contrasting black card I finally edged the
eye and nose sockets with a black marker to give more depth.

My *Sugar Skull* card is complete.

Thank you for sharing your time.
I Look forward to sharing some more
That's Crafty! creativity with you all very soon.

Take Care.
Crafty Hugs
Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty! Dinky Stencil - Skull TC099
Memento Dew Drop Inks

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  1. Such a fun piece Tracey, love how you used the skull, fabulous colours. Tracy x

    1. Thank you so much Tracy, as soon as I saw the stencil it just had to be done, glad you like it xx

  2. Fabulous idea with the stencil executed brilliantly, love these
    Amanda x

  3. Tracey, it is so gorgeous, you really created a wonderfully and fun card.
    I love those eyes, lol- and the way you made the skulls 3-dimentional using foam , they are so sweet, really, and your coloring fantastic as usual. Lynne`s affirmation fits so beautiful, here. Bravo for using the stencil so amazing.
    Hugs , Dorthe, xx

    1. Thank you kindly Dorthe, adding the foam seemed to bring them to life and it was crying out for those eyes hee hee!! xx

  4. Wow Tracey! This looks amazing with all the dimension and the decoration on the skulls is gorgeous as is the depth you've given them. Love it!
    Fliss xx

    1. Oh Thank you Fliss, I love those little stamps included in Lynne's new Affirmation sets they stamp out so beautifully. Happy you like it xx

  5. The skulls are such fun Tracey, they have so much wonderful dimension and I like the googly eyes, they just add to the fun element - spooky though, but fun! Hugs, Anne xx

    1. Hee heee... they looked a lot more spooky without the eyes Anne. Thank you for stopping by and taking a closer look xx

  6. Oh this is just fantastic Tracey, beautifully created and what a great idea to use the stencil like that, you clever lady you ;)
    Donna xx

    1. Thanks Donna, it was fun playing around with that little skull xx

  7. Tracey this is fabtastic spooky stuff. awesome makes x

  8. Oh gosh creepy lol, as a nurse I do hate skulls etc but from an artistic point this is spectacular, love the googly eyes, hugs.xx [aNNie]

    1. Oh boy Annie.. but as humans all have one :)) Happy you like it xx

  9. Tracey,such an excellent card!
    I really love how you gave the skulls dimension and the beautiful stamping is just perfect! Lovely sugar skulls!
    Jackie ")

    1. Thank you kindly Jackie, I was so pleased that they turned out just how I had hoped. So glad you like those little sugars xx

  10. Oops, having problems with commenting. Will try again!
    This is wild, fun and very clever to layer the skulls and especially the use of the stamps - brilliant.

    1. I was having the very same problems Lynne.. Those little stamps work so well with the Skull. Happy you like my little make x

  11. Love this so much! So clean, quirky and awesome❣️


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