Monday, November 4, 2013

Frida Shrine

Hello PWP Fans, Norma here with you today!!  Did you get a chance to hop with us over the weekend?  If not, you still have time to join us and enter the drawing for the $25.00 gift certificate.  Here is the link to get you started: Thankful DT Blog Hop & Giveaway

I really wanted to create one last project with the mini Day of the Dead kit and I just couldn't resist the urge to create a shrine.  I must admit, I LOVE working on shrines and shadow boxes.  There is something about creating a three dimensional piece with multiple staggering layers that really appeals to me.

The inspiration for this shrine was the large tin Frida that came in my mini kit.  Each of the kits comes with a tin piece but they're all different so if you order a kit, please note that you may not receive a Frida.  When I first opened the kit, I thought "what am I gonna do with this" but it was pretty obvious, it's perfect for a shrine.  I still had the coffin door that I removed for my Oct hop project laying around and it was the perfect size for the tin Frida.  

I painted the whole door black and then cut one of the ephemera sheets from the Oct Nesting Components kit to fit inside.  I create a collage with these stamps: floral banner and the Triptych Frame.  After that, I trimmed the inner edges with purple tinsel ribbon and adhered the tin Frida.

I used a lot of the stamps from the Muertos stamp set like this beautiful Frida stamp. I gave her butterfly wings and colored her in with Primacolor pencils.  The DOD kit comes with metal milagros charms (charms vary in each kit) so I used the heart and hung it on jump rings to create a necklace.

To complete my scene, I added to festive muertos on the right side.

My shine would not be complete without marigolds, roses and a virgen (virgin).  So added a bunch along with this beautiful blinged out virgen.  She came off of a bracelet that my DH bought me at a garage sale.  I also tucked in a piece of a bingo card included in the kit.

I topped off the shrine with an angel from the Build a Shrine set and the bottom piece of the bingo card I used.  

I really gave a lot of thought to each element so they all represent something to me.  I gave Frida wings in honor of her famous quote "Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?" (this quote can be found in the Frida Por Vida Stamp Set).  The large heart she's wearing represents her passion.

I included two partying muertos because she was known to love a good party, lol.

The Mexican bingo card I used is La Estrella (The Star) for obvious reasons.  This piece really compliments my Oct Hop Shrine perfectly :D 

Thanks so much for joining me today and don't forget to enter the hop giveaway AND check out last week's posts:

I've entered this project in the the Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!!



  1. My gosh, this is amazing, Norma!! All of the details are just fabulous!! Stunning project!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. This is so cool, I love all the different layers, and the blinged-out virgin! x

  3. So cute! Love what you did with all the stamps!

  4. Wow! This is awesome Norma! I love all the layers!

  5. This turned out really neat! Great shrine! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  6. Amazing! You always make the most amazing things Norma! Great detail and great colors!


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