CRAFT and iLoveToCreate.com have teamed up to present to you the Crafty Chica Challenge: Create a Day of the Dead Shrine! Day of the Dead (or Día de los Muertos in Spanish) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico as well as by many in the United States on November 2nd. Day of the Dead is a holiday to remember loved ones who have passed, and includes many characteristic decorations such as skeleton figurines, candy skulls, marigolds and much more. For this challenge, we ask you to create your own Day of the Dead Shrine and share it with us. This Crafty Chica Challenge will run for 4 weeks, and the Prize winners will be announced on Monday, November 2nd. Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. PDT October 28, 2009. Due to the personal nature of these Day of the Dead Shrines, the winner will be selected via drawing. There will be one (1) grandprize winner, and three (3) runners-up.
- The Grand Prize is a Crafty Chica gift basket, an advanced copy of the Crafty Chica’s first novel “Waking Up in the Land of Glitter” and a $100 gift certificate to shop at the Crafty Chica’s store, ChicanoPopArt.com
- The Runner-up Prize is a Crafty Chica gift basket as well as a $25 gift certificate to the MakerShed.
To enter this Crafty Chica Challenge, please submit photos of your shrine to the Crafty Chica Challenge Flickr group. Enter in a 250 word or less description of what your shrine represents and what materials were used in its creation. Visit the Crafty Chica Challenge contest page for all rules and regulations. If you’re joining in on the contest, here’s the code for the badge to display on your site or blog. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/craftychicachallenge/"><img src="http://cdn.makezine.com/make/craft/badge_ccc_dayofdeadshrine.gif" width="150" height="144" border="0" alt="Crafty Chica Challenge: Day of the Dead Shrine" /></a> Tomorrow I’ll post up some inspirational shrines to get your creative juices going!