This should have been a Sunday Snippet post for Pixie's Snippets Playground, Di's very popular challenge, but the weather was much too good to keep me indoors at the weekend, especially when the garden is needing a lot of attention right now. Anyway, here's the card at last.
Book Depository, One of a series of bookmarks designed by the Book Depository's fans this one was created by Eduardo Taborn Espejel of Mexico. Curious about the origins of these skulls I did a bit of online research and discovered that in Mexico they are called Calavera de Azucar (Sugar Skulls). They are associated with the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) and are said to represent the departed. So much so, they are painted and decorated and the names of the ancestor is added to the forehead of the skull and then they are placed on the gravestone to encourage the departed loved one to appear on the Day of the Dead. Fascinating! And I know one young woman who will really appreciate Mr Espejel's artwork.
Here's a couple of photos of the supplies and tools used to make the card:
I've been to the craft club this afternoon and completed another row of embroidery in the sampler I'm working on at the moment. I also signed up for another quilting class starting in September - I'm just a glutton for punishment :)
Have a lovely evening.