My niece is enthralled with everything day of the dead, so when I saw this digital image from Aurora Wings a couple of months ago: Las Calaveras Digital Stamp I knew right away it would be perfect for her. Being a complicated drawing, it took a while to finally get brave enough to try and color it for her birthday. This one was a long time in the making, it took me several weeks of coloring with copic markers and another week just to figure out the design of the card.
Despite the "creepiness" surrounding the imagery of the holiday, it is actually about celebrating loved ones that have passed so I wanted to go more toward reverent than dark, but without making it look too light and frilly either. With the help of the Ranger distressed inks and stains, this is what I ended up with: