Friday, October 17, 2014

31 Days of Halloween with Smeared and Smudged-Day Seventeen

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:

It is great when you can use a item in your craft stash for more than just the obvious usage...case in point, this Lock and Key Stencil. Perfect for Valentines, Weddings, and Anniversaries, right? But why not the lock and key to a crypt or a dungeon or a haunted house? All it takes is a change in color scheme to blood red and raven black, with plenty of ink and tool distressing. The design itself was paste-embossed in Gold and sprinkled with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel from Stampendous. While the paste was still wet, it was heated with a heat tool until bubbling, creating the antiqued chunky metal appearance. Smears of red embossing powder over the panel, and swipes of foggy white pigment ink adds to the creepy feel. The item that cinches that is the "Enter if You Dare" sentiment from the Stampendous Tricky Words clear set.


The winners on our blog for the past week are:
Comment winner day nine: Sarah Nancarrow
Comment winner day ten: Dog's Mom
Comment winner day eleven: Susan Renshaw
Comment winner day twelve: Donna Mundinger
Comment winner day thirteen: Tangled Blue Rose (Kim)
Comment winner day fourteen: Katie B.
Comment winner day fifteen: Karen Ballentine
Comment winner day sixteen: Julia

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

24 comments:

Sarah Nancarrow said...

Beautiful card, it reminds me of the lush surroundings, carpets, furnishings and wallpaper that vampires have in their dens. Love it :)

ionabunny said...

Love this. The swipes of red and white are fab. Great colour combo. Hugz

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving the gold paste/embossing, beautiful card!

NanB said...

Amazing how the technique changed how this would ordinarily be used! Love your embossing, it looks so much like old, rusty metal! The sentiment is wonderfully spooky! Love this card!!

TangledBlueRose said...

You made such a rich and beautiful project! Love the deep colors and the embossing is fabulous! Love the key!~kim

maureenjscott said...

Wow!!! Definitely halloweeny! I really love today's project, the colours are stunning and those stencils fabulous! Mo x

DonnaMundinger said...

OOHHHH! Totally gorgeous and fabulously spooky! LOVE the color scheme and amazing technique for that cool aged look. xxD

Janis said...

Fabulous idea using the key and lock idea for a spooky card! The colors and sentiment change the whole mood!!! Now I am thinking how I can use some of the keys I have in my stash for doing this. Thanks for the inspiration!!
<3 J

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xfilekc said...

This project looks so rich with the gorgeous colours. You have inspired me to use some of the keys in my stash.

DogsMom said...

Being a big Alice fan, I find all sorts of uses for keys and doorways.
The colors on this card give a very lush feel.

I see my name. Thank you so much!

Karen Ballantine said...

Stunning colours again! Thank you for pulling my name, really chuffed x

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous card. Love the colors and textures.

Julia said...

Fabulous card! Love the stencil used.
Thanks for choosing my comment in the stencil giveaway!
Yikes, headed to the store.
Thanks again!

Rebecca pettit said...

ok so I have been hopping in order, but I am going to guess even without seeing the rest that this is my ab favorite. so beautiful

Teresa said...

I love this - the red/black/gold is so gorgeous, really rich and powerful colours x

beadz said...

This is so dramatic- I love it!

Sandi Lou said...

It's very inspiring to see how versatile the stencils are, thanks for all the great ideas.

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

That is one wicked cool card! Love love red and black and then the embossed gold elegance is so rich and so gothic! Love it!

Susan Renshaw said...

Thank you so much for picking me as a Comment Winner! Cant wait for my stencil!!
This project is absolutely fabulous - love the colour and texture!

Katie said...

That blood red is definitely spooky!! And you are right, the swipes of white adds to it too. What a cool effect with the embossing paste and embossing enamel! I love getting to see stencils that I have not seen before! Great job. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Sarah Bales Strom said...

Super card! I love the way you have used an "ordinary" stencil and turned it creepy--bravo!

Steph said...

This card is gorgeous! Love those stencils and the colors are fab.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome black and red card! I love the gold key and the sentiment!

Cindy Groh said...

I really like the red and black for Halloween. Def spooky.

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