Thursday, October 30, 2014

31 Days of Halloween with Smeared and Smudged - Day Thirty





If you are here for the Dreamweaver October Challenge post, please scroll down...but, why not have a little fun along the way? Bwahahahahahaha!
 
The Dream Team are dipping their fingers into all things spooky, creepy, and scary, as we play along with the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween. The team will be taking turns to fill the quota of 31 days on the Dream It Up! blog, and posting on their own blogs as well. Be sure to leave them lots of love as this is truly a challenge for many of them! Here is today's post from Laura Drahozal:



Laura got back to metals with this one.  First, she dripped Color Solutions in Sugarplum, Blue Velvet and Thistle on yellow coated aluminum.  She blended them with a brush, while trying to avoid the moon area.  Then, she used Lemoncello Color Solutions on a QTip to enhance the circular moon shape.  When it dried, she ran it through her die cut machine with the LJ849 Bare Trees Stencil and the Rubber Embossing Mat.  She put the stencil face up and the metal face up on top of it to "deboss" the image.  She lightly sanded it and ran over it with a QTip saturated in Black Beauty Color Solutions.
She stamped the gravestone and raven on gray textured card stock and the ghost on vellum.  The LL525 Bats Stencil was embossed through the machine with shrink plastic.  She colored the bats with black paint pens, cut them out and shrunk them with her heat gun.



The Smeared and Smudged site is offering prizes each day of the month by a long list of sponsors...Dreamweaver being one of them, but we are also offering one stencil to one lucky commenter on the Dream It Up! blog each day of the month! So, leave your comment below before heading over the Smeared and Smudged blog to view all of the other creepiness! 

Happy Hallowthanksmas! October's Challenge

If you are here for the Smeared and Smudged- 31 days of Halloween scroll up or down to the next post. This is our last week of the October challenge....come by next Thursday to see our challenge winner.


Nested stocking die (DG692) sten-tangled 
Last weekend, Wayne and I had the pleasure of demonstrating and teaching at Art 'n Soul in the Olympia WA area. What a great store and wonderful customers! Be sure to check out their blog HERE for a wonderful Halloween treat and scroll down for some pix by Marj Marion who is one of their great stencil teachers.

One of the classes was a  class for sten-tangle and this was one of the samples on the table. Doing this fun art on our open stencils and dies is so easy.


The 'You and Me' stencil (LS1004) is paste-embossed with matte black paste and the black and white polka dot ribbon by May ARts, although not your traditional Christmas colorway, emphasizes the black Micron inks that were used in the tangling process. The tangle on the right is "fungees" and a bit more challenging, but has always been one of my faves. But the class that night tried "Dex", Betweed, Cadent, Cubine and several other great tangles for beginners and intermediate tanglers. 

I also taught a class with the double glitter technique and although the card below is not the one from the class it shows that you can do this technique on double sticky paper (mounting paper MPDS) and then use the new nested stocking dies (DG692) to cut out the glittery paper. The Season's Greeting stencil (LS91) was put through the embossing machine on red colored metal and then sanded with a fine sanding block. If you are interested in the step-by-step process of the double glitter technique email me and I will send you the pdf of the instructions. lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com


The black and white twill ribbon is another beauty by May ARts Ribbon
Notice that the entire team is posting at the end of this month...showing off Happy Hallowthanksmas. Would love it if you took time to see what they have been up to and leave them some love in the way of a cheery comment or two. And you have another day to join the challenge, two winners and if you use Dreamweaver Stencils in your creation it will increase your chances of winning. Link up below:


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

31 Days of Halloween with Smeared and Smudged - Day Twenty-Nine


The Dream Team are dipping their fingers into all things spooky, creepy, and scary, as we play along with the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween. The team will be taking turns to fill the quota of 31 days on the Dream It Up! blog, and posting on their own blogs as well. Be sure to leave them lots of love as this is truly a challenge for many of them! Here is today's post from Gill Wilson:




The products I used:-
Dark Blue card, White Core'dinations card, Dreamweaver Stencil LL3015Black matte embossing pasteStampendous stamps CRP166 and CRR131, Black Stazon ink pad.


Here is what I did:-

1  The outer frame was stamped using the Raven stamp and the aperture cut out.
2  The background behind the frame was stamped on to the co-ordinations white card using the Black Stazon.
3  The acetate window behind the frame was done with the stencil and then black matte paste applied over this and it was left to completely dry overnight.
4  The layers were distressed and the card put together.




The Smeared and Smudged site is offering prizes each day of the month by a long list of sponsors...Dreamweaver being one of them, but we are also offering one stencil (our choice) to one lucky commenter on the Dream It Up! blog each day of the month! So, leave your comment below before heading over the Smeared and Smudged blog to view all of the other creepiness!

The winners on our blog for days 17-23 are:
Comment winner day seventeen: xfilekc
Comment winner day eighteen: craftings
Comment winner day nineteen: Donna Mundinger
Comment winner day twenty: Janis
Comment winner day twenty-one: Miriam Prantner
Comment winner day twenty-two: Teresa
Comment winner day twenty-three: Sarah Bales Strom

Please email lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com with your address, and the stencil of our choice will be on its way to you! 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

31 Days of Halloween with Smeared and Smudged - Day Twenty-Eight


The Dream Team are dipping their fingers into all things spooky, creepy, and scary, as we play along with the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween. The team will be taking turns to fill the quota of 31 days on the Dream It Up! blog, and posting on their own blogs as well. Be sure to leave them lots of love as this is truly a challenge for many of them! Here is today's post from Pam Hornschu:

I'm finishing up this month long Halloween celebration by going out in a box...a Cosmo Cricket Blackboard Photo Box, that is. No photos in this one, just some fun Halloween cards from this past month. Each have been designed to fit this box so that a spooky portion of the design shows through the window.

I paste-embossed in Matte Black the Dreamweaver Stone Wall over the box and lid, breaking it up a bit as I went, and smearing extra paste around the edges. When dry, I brushed on some Metallic F/X powders and white ink to highlight the stones. I also paste-embossed the Romantic Rose so that it trailed up the sides of the stone wall. When dry, I ink-stenciled color from the Tsukineko Splendor pad.

A stamped and cut out set of headstones from the Stampendous Tomb Elements was adhered with 3D foam tape.


The Smeared and Smudged site is offering prizes each day of the month by a long list of sponsors...Dreamweaver being one of them, but we are also offering one stencil (our choice) to one lucky commenter on the Dream It Up! blog each day of the month! So, leave your comment below before heading over the Smeared and Smudged blog to view all of the other creepiness! 


The winners on our blog for days 17-23 are:
Comment winner day seventeen: xfilekc
Comment winner day eighteen: craftings
Comment winner day nineteen: Donna Mundinger
Comment winner day twenty: Janis
Comment winner day twenty-one: Miriam Prantner
Comment winner day twenty-two: Teresa
Comment winner day twenty-three: Sarah Bales Strom

Please email lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com with your address, and the stencil of our choice will be on its way to you!

Monday, October 27, 2014

31 Days of Halloween with Smeared and Smudged - Day Twenty-seven


The Dream Team are dipping their fingers into all things spooky, creepy, and scary, as we play along with the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween. The team will be taking turns to fill the quota of 31 days on the Dream It Up! blog, and posting on their own blogs as well. Be sure to leave them lots of love as this is truly a challenge for many of them! Here is today's post from Jamie Martin:





1.  Sponge a white panel with blue and purple Brilliance.  Stencil LJ816 Spider web from Dreamweaver Stencils over this with black Brilliance

2.Cut an oval out of the center and layer onto a black panel that has a smaller over cut and tie with ribbon from May Arts.  Set aside.

3.  Stamp Tombstone Owl from Stampendous on a white panel with VersaMark ink and emboss with black embossing poweder.
4.  Watercolor image with Distress Inks in Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey and Walnut Stain.
5.  Layer pieces and mount to a purple card.
6.  Use Dual Alphabet Cutting Dies from Dreamweaver Stencils to spell BOO from glitter paper, layer onto purple paper and glue to card.


The Smeared and Smudged site is offering prizes each day of the month by a long list of sponsors...Dreamweaver being one of them, but we are also offering one stencil (our choice) to one lucky commenter on the Dream It Up! blog each day of the month! So, leave your comment below before heading over the Smeared and Smudged blog to view all of the other creepiness! 


The winners on our blog for days 17-23 are:
Comment winner day seventeen: xfilekc
Comment winner day eighteen: craftings
Comment winner day nineteen: Donna Mundinger
Comment winner day twenty: Janis
Comment winner day twenty-one: Miriam Prantner
Comment winner day twenty-two: Teresa
Comment winner day twenty-three: Sarah Bales Strom

Please email lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com with your address, and the stencil of our choice will be on its way to you!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

31 Days of Halloween with Smeared and Smudged - Day Twenty-six


The Dream Team are dipping their fingers into all things spooky, creepy, and scary, as we play along with the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween. The team will be taking turns to fill the quota of 31 days on the Dream It Up! blog, and posting on their own blogs as well. Be sure to leave them lots of love as this is truly a challenge for many of them! Here is today's post from Alison.

I started off with the Bats stencil and used the Double Glitter technique. I wrote about this on my personal blog a couple of days ago. This is a fun, beautiful technique that I love to do.

I also inked up the Damask stencil, as it works so well with creepy Halloween projects. On top of the Damask portion, I added an acetate frame. Look at all of that glitter!

I made this card in about 15 minutes, though it looks like it may have taken a lot longer. I hope you'll try the Double Glitter technique!

The Smeared and Smudged site is offering prizes each day of the month by a long list of sponsors...Dreamweaver being one of them, but we are also offering one stencil to one lucky commenter on the Dream It Up! blog each day of the month! So, leave your comment below before heading over the Smeared and Smudged blog to view all of the other creepiness!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

31 Days of Halloween with Smeared and Smudged - Day Twenty-Five


The Dream Team are dipping their fingers into all things spooky, creepy, and scary, as we play along with the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween. The team will be taking turns to fill the quota of 31 days on the Dream It Up! blog, and posting on their own blogs as well. Be sure to leave them lots of love as this is truly a challenge for many of them! Here is today's post from Pam Hornschu:

Today's card features the large Tapestry/Damask stencil machine-embossed on Core'dinations cardstock, and sanded to reveal the gray core as the base. The large focal panel is the Mirror Mirror image from Stampendous, stamped in black on white cardstock, and ink and edge distressed. The center of the mirror is the witch profile, but just to channel my inner Disney Haunted Mansion leanings, I embossed in white the Dreamweaver Cameo on Core'dinations vellum, framed in black, and popped up over the top. If you look carefully, you'll see the pretty cameo profile, with the witch silhouette underneath. Bwahahahahaha. To add to the ambiance, the Dreamweaver Bats and the Raven were cut from paper stamped in black using the Stampendous Ornate Border. More ink-distressing, and red rhinestones, a strip of May Arts Chevron ribbon, and the card had the eerie feel that I was aiming for.



The Smeared and Smudged site is offering prizes each day of the month by a long list of sponsors...Dreamweaver being one of them, but we are also offering one stencil (our choice) to one lucky commenter on the Dream It Up! blog each day of the month! So, leave your comment below before heading over the Smeared and Smudged blog to view all of the other creepiness!

The winners on our blog for the past week are:
Comment winner day seventeen: xfilekc
Comment winner day eighteen: craftings
Comment winner day nineteen: Donna Mundinger
Comment winner day twenty: Janis
Comment winner day twenty-one: Miriam Prantner
Comment winner day twenty-two: Teresa
Comment winner day twenty-three: Sarah Bales Strom


Please email lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com with your address, and the stencil of our choice will be on its way to you!

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