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 (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! 

25 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

Stunning! My all time favorite Dreamweaver stencil, this is gorgeous!

DonnaMundinger said...

What a spooky scene! Love that tangle of trees and the gorgeous sky on the metal is fabulous! xxD

ionabunny said...

Oh wow, never thought to colour the metal before embossing it. What a great technique. Love this card. So many lovely details. Hugz

NanB said...

Creepy gorgeous forest! Love that ghost and the background with that glowing moon...fantastic!

Karen Ballantine said...

I think you've now hit a new level of grouesome! It's great. I love the 3d trees.

Jan Castle said...

WOW....what a process! Great card!
Jan

DogsMom said...

This is freaktastic! The ghost on vellum and the colored and shrunken bats - I just love it all!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the Bare Trees stencil and the great color combo! Looks awesome in metal. Love the vellum ghost too!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love this scene and the ghost.

TangledBlueRose said...

I love this scene, so spooky and so much to see! Great colors and layers. Adore the way the moon was colored!~kim

Pam Hornschu said...

Awesome use of the metal and Color Solutions inks, Laura!

Lea said...

This is so freaking cool!!!!! I love it!

Pam said...

What a great scene. Fab techniques.

Rebecca pettit said...

Those trees are so wicked and cool love it

Sandi Lou said...

What a great technique to color the metal before de-bossing. This is a fabulous card!

craftings said...

Love this scene with the tree stencil!

BurningRubber said...

This is such a cool scene! I love it!

Teresa said...

Fantastically creepy project - love that tree stencil x

Julia said...

Awesome creation, spooky and scary, and I love it!

beadz said...

I love the depth that you created using the metal with the stencil!

Sarah Bales Strom said...

Love your use of the metal in this piece and that glowing moon behind the branches.

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

Wow, how spooktacular is this! GORE-geous spooky scene!

Katie said...

Wow, your background forest idea turned out beautifully! I love the colors and effect. :) Love the ghost too. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Steph said...

Wow, amazing project, what a lovely eerie scene!

Susan Renshaw said...

Absolutely gorgeous forest! Love all the colours!

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