Saturday, October 5, 2013

El Dia de los Muertos

El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday that lasts for two days (November 1 and 2), is this week's challenge over at Inspiration Avenue. During these two days, people pay their respect to their dead family members and friends. They visit the cemeteries, place food on the graves, make skulls and altars. I personally like this idea of including the members of your family who cannot be with you any longer and remember them in a festive way by celebrating.

I chose these ten tags for the occasion. I have this coffin template that I sized down for the "inside" tag. I cut the tags from black and orange cardstock. The grave tombs are a punch by Martha Stewart that embosses at the same time (RIP). The other images are stamps that I used.

Coffin shaped tags available in my Etsy shop



9 comments:

Lou Anne Hazel said...

The coffin shaped tags seem like a great tribute to Halloween/Day of the Dead. Thanks for playing this week!

3rseduc / handsinthesoil said...

Embossing...forgot about it, my friend and I went crazy embossing cards in high school.
these coffins are cute and sell-able.

Elephant's Child said...

Clever, and fun. And I also like the idea of including the people who have left us in a celebration. I have always liked the philosophy that no-one is gone while they are remembered, and including them in family celebrations seems a logical extension of the theory.

Our photos said...

The Halloween labels are nice!
Greetings, RW & SK

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Das sind tolle Tags, die Form finde ich genial.

Nancy McCarroll said...

Very clever tags. Thanks for your visit

see you there! said...

Great tags for this weeks theme.

Darla

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love Dias de los Muertos and hope to start on some appropriate artwork soon.
Rinda

Magic Love Crow said...

Your tags are very cool! Love them! Sorry I haven't been around! I didn't have a computer for over a week! But, at least it is all fixed now ;o) Take Care ;o)