Wednesday, October 11, 2017

DT Post: Day of the Dead Altar/ House

Dear Scrappers,

This is my post for Paper Wings Productions: Day of Dead altar/ house I made to teach my crafty friends.

I used Paper Wings Productions:

I also used:
White cardstock
Neon colors cardstocks
Glitter cardstock
Crafty Chica day of dead printed cardstock
Liquid Glass
Distress Inks: antique linen, Ranger
Many little findings
Gesso, Hero Stamps liquid ink in Teal
Tissue paper
Mod Podge
Metal dies: Sizzix Crafty Chica dies
Michael's house
Cut n' Boss

Here some closeups:

For this project, I tinted the gesso with the liquid teal ink and roughly painted the walls and outside of the house:

Then, I modpodge some tissue papers on the outside walls of the house to resemble stucco. 

I cut several pieces of glitter paper and neon papers with the metal dies using my Cut n' Boss and Crafty Chica dies.

I stamped the banners on a crafty material I found at Hobby Lobby and cut then out:

I glued the banner pieces using fabric pressure tape to thick twine:

And added to the house using the CTMH pins:

Choose the pieces of printed cardstock for the walls:

I made a small table out of tread spool and round piece of wood:

I glued a dolly die cut to it and decorated a piece of plastic (found at the doll houses department at Hobby LObby) resembling a candle:

Finally after many other steps I decorated the house with the many findings to resemble a Mexican Day of the Dead altar telling a forever love story.
I added a tea light decorated with paper behind the banner I made:

I hope you enjoyed my little altar and visit The Aviary, Paper wings Productions' blog

Have wonderful and blessed day,

Vicky Tovar

Some challenges, I am joining:

a bit more time to craft: challenge-53 Anything goes
frilly and funkie: tis-near-halloween
Sparkles Forum: Die Cuts and/or Punches
Creatalicious: Anything Goes w/Option Make Your Own Background
Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes w/Dies
Simon Says Stamp: Not a Card
more mixed media challenge: challenge-anything goes optional orange


  1. Vicky, I can tell you had FUN making this dimensional collage! So many wonderful details to look at here! You have quite the party going on here! I'm delighted you shared this with us at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

  2. Beautiful project! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

  3. wow love what you have created, love fun colours and all what you have added onto the selves, love it...Thank you for joining us at More Mixed Media Challenge...Hugs Lozzy x

  4. WOWSERS this is an incredible project!!!

  5. This is so how you have filled all the compartments.
    Thank you for joining in with this months challenge at More Mixed Media...x

  6. Brilliant fun! Love the little scenes you creating celebrating the day of the dead. Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie "Tis Near Halloween" Challenge!

  7. A wonderful project!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional make your own background” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

  8. This has a great Mexican vibe! Such an awesome little house to alter! We are so pleased that you shared in our challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Autumn

  9. WOW that is beautiful and all the little details just bring the project to life.
    Thankyou for joining us at happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with DIes October challenge. All the best.
    Seemaa DT

  10. Awesome project..Love each and every detail..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal