Wednesday, October 1, 2014

31 Days of Halloween with Smeared and Smudged-Day One

 
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 (who frankly, got us all into this craziness!).


Alison used the Jack O Lanterns stencil for the focus of her card. She applied glossy black embossing paste to the stencil once it was taped down, and added glitter while the paste was still wet.

Alison had just the right paper (from Martha Stewart) for her background, with a cool chevron stripe paper scrap from DCWV, She decided that she needed a sentiment, and pulled one from her Inkadinkado collection. It reads, "Smile you trickster." Perfect for these Jacks!

The carsdtock that has the sentiment was just plain white, and frankly, too boring for Alison, so she decided to use one of our newest stencils, the Chevron Background (LX 7026). This is one of our largest stencils, so she really used only a tiny piece around her sentiment, but it was just what the doctor ordered.

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 full list of the Wicked Bloggers is over on in our side bar. 

32 comments:

Sarah Nancarrow said...

Awesome pumpkins, they look fab in orange sparkles!! Awesome card for your first day of 31DOH :)

NanB said...

Love that you can emboss without a heat gun (on my to buy list)! All the elements in the lay out especially the use of the chevron stamp on the sentiment are spot on and wonderful! Awesome start for day one!

DonnaMundinger said...

Love that stencil and OOOH, it works with glitter too. Gotta get that glossy black paste. Fabulous! xxD

KristyLee said...

So cute love glittery pumpkins!
Peace,
Kristy

Matney said...

Another w/ that wonderful embossing paste and sweet pumpkin stencil. Love the orange sparkle on this card.

TangledBlueRose said...

Love the background and the Jacks are amazing. I love the glitter! Gotta get the glossy black paste, so cool! Thanks so much!~kim

silvia said...

Great card!! LOVE the jacks!!

Sandi Lou said...

The white gel pen to highlight the facial features is brilliant, really makes them pop. thanks for the idea!

maureenjscott said...

More fabulous jacks from Alison! I love this card too - the MS paper is fabulous and loving that stencil! X

applejack cards by sue said...

I love your pumpkins and papers, so special! The chevrons work together with the papers and those gorgeous glittery grins!

Christina Doré said...

We don't really "do" Halloween in the UK but it is such a fun theme for cards so looking forward to all the projects!

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving that sparkly pumpkin!

Rebecca pettit said...

I need to learn a whole lot more about what I can do with stenches. I need to start putting them to good use as you did on the pumpkins

DogsMom said...

I am happy Alison dragged you SCREAMING into this hop.
It is so much fun and I get many many great ideas.

BurningRubber said...

I love the way the pumpkins are with the white gel pen. It really makes them pop.

Sarah Bales Strom said...

Oooh...I really like those glittery pumpkins combined with the chevrons! Very chic!

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the Jack o Lanterns stencil. Fantastic creation - look forward to seeing the next 30...

Christine Kiehl said...

Fantastic job with the pumpkin stencil! Love the card and the blog post!

Erin Bentley said...

Fabulous design. Love the pumpkins.

Hugs Erin x

Karen Ballantine said...

Great pumpkins!

NanB said...

Love the embossing with glitter technique...will be using that soon!:) Also love the partial stamping on the sentiment tag! Love it a whole lot! Great colors and lay out! Fab way to start our journey this month!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

What a stunning card, love your glittery pumpkins, they don't scare me....much LOL! Happy October!

Julia said...

It is such an awesome card. Loving the scary pumpkins.

Dog-Ma said...

Very nice!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love your card. The glittery pumpkins are cool.

Katie said...

Love the glitter! And the white details too. Great spooky card! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Steph said...

Fab card, and another great look for those jack o lanterns. I love how she added the glitter.

ionabunny said...

Oh those jack-a-lanterns made me smile. They look fab. Hugz

Cindy Groh said...

I love the glitter on the pumpkins. Fabulous make.

Janis said...

Just what the doctor ordered, eh? Must have been Dr. Frankenstein, right? :D
Wonderful Halloween card with that fabulous sentiment!!
I'm just getting started today on the Halloween series, but I am looking forward to spooky creations all month.
<3 J

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Denise Bryant said...

Love the glittered Jack o lanterns! Fun card!

LynB said...

I like the pumpkins stenciled on black...they look really sinister!

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