Day of the Dead with Tim Holtz

Happy Monday, crafty friends! Today I am so excited to share with you the first project that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 4 release for 2020. Chapter 4 is a smaller release, but it is mighty! The Chapter 4 sets are a continuation of the fall and winter seasonal release started in Chapter 3. There is a little bit of fall, a little Halloween, and a bit of the holidays, too. My favorite set from the release is the Day of the Dead Colorize set, which I’ve used here to create a home decor piece in a 5×7 frame.


Look at all the amazing detail on these Day of the Dead characters. I love his guitar that snugs perfectly into his outstretched hands, and I just adore how it looks like she is dancing. I used muted earthy colors of Distress cardstock mixed with lots of stark black to build my couple. The new Engraved 3D embossing folder was used to add texture to her skirt and dress collar. I added Idea-ology bones and an inked bouquet flower to add some festive touches to the scene.


Day of the Dead pairs brilliantly with the Gate Keeper set from Chapter 3, and that is what I used to create the gates and add the moon and bats to the sky. I wrapped rusty wire around the gate posts to add that broken down feeling of disrepair and age you’d find in an old cemetery. Moss glued to the bottom of the frame gives them a nice carpet for dancing. The sentiment comes from the Idea-ology Halloween Clippings stickers. And of course the night time sky was made from Distress ink and paint splatters.


Do you have a favorite set from the Chapter 4 release? If you haven’t had a chance to see it all yet, be sure to check out the full post on the Tim Holtz blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below using affiliate links at no extra cost to you:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - MetallicRanger Ink - Letter It Collection - Cardstock - Black - 12 PackSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Day of the Dead ColorizeSizzix - Halloween - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Gate KeeperSizzix - Tim Holtz - 3D Texture Fades - Embossing Folder - EngravedTim Holtz Idea-ology BONEYARD Findings th93964Tim Holtz Idea-ology BOUQUET Findings TH93569Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Hickory SmokeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Weathered WoodTim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint BLACK SOOT Ranger TDF52937Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TDF52906

Ideaology Halloween Clippings Stickers

5 thoughts on “Day of the Dead with Tim Holtz

  1. Oh, wow!! What a spooky creation with amazing detail!! Love the dress and the expression of the male!! Great touch with the barbed wire, moss, and bones!! Well done, Audrey!!!

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