Sunday, October 12, 2014

31 Days of Halloween with Smudged and Smeared-Day Twelve

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:


Going with a steampunk ghost idea here. I used the Dreamweaver Gears machine-embossed into the Core'dinations' Vintage Cardstock, with the embossing sanded lightly to reveal the design. The black panel features the Dreamweaver Damask Background, paste-embossed in Matte Black, sprinkled with Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel, and heated until textured. The edges were torn, and with the help of a glue marker, sprinkles of Color Fragments were added on the edges. The focal piece has a dual frame...one a scalloped oval, and the other one of the Dreamweaver Nested Frames. The ghostly cameo was actually a mistake from a previous project. I had attempted to ink the Cameo stencil itself, and transfer the ink to a piece of acetate. This was sprinkled with black embossing powder and heated. However, the ink was splotchy, and the embossing powder clung in areas that I didn't want due to the fact that I hadn't wiped the surface with my usual anti-static medium...talcum powder. However, when I backed her with a piece of white tissue, the result was...haunting, and therefore fitting for the sentiment used from the Stampendous Tricky Words clear set. The brad fasteners shaped like screws added to the industrial feel, and the chevron striped ribbon from May Arts added a bit of a "Beetlejuice" feel to the 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!


Daily COMMENT Winners for First Eight Days:

Comment Winner of Day ONE: Leigh S-B The Sharpie Domino Queen
Comment Winner of Day TWO: Silvia
Comment Winner of Day THREE: Rebecca pettit
Comment Winner of Day FOUR: Maureen J Scott
Comment Winner of Day FIVE: NanB
Comment Winner of Day SIX: Vicki Sopcak
Comment Winner of Day SEVEN: Steph
Comment Winner of Day EIGHT: (AJ) Art Jypsy

Don't forget to email me with your snail mail addy so I can send you a stencil of our choosing: lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com
Next winners announced on Thursday the 16th.

28 comments:

Christina Doré said...

The cameo may have been a mistake but looks great as the focal feature on the card. Love all the techniques used to create that grungy background!

ionabunny said...

Very spooky cameo. Great card. Love the grey tones. Hugz

Teresa said...

It's great when a mistake turns out to be something great...and I love the damask, will have to try adding embossing powder to my texture paste. Thanks for another inspiration piece x

Karen Ballantine said...

Very ghostly!

DogsMom said...

I have to find some of those screw brads.
Always good to save those "mistakes." You found the perfect project for it.

Steph said...

Gorgeous! Your cameo mistake turned out to be wickedly amazing! Love everything about this card :)

beadz said...

What an amazing card- the cameo is stunning!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous Halloween Steampunk Card. Love the cameo and pops of orange.

TangledBlueRose said...

This is stunning! Love the colors and how you achieved all this, it is so beautiful and creative. Love the super happy ooops cameo, she is a perfect ghost! Brilliant!
Thanks for inspiring!~kim

Sandi Lou said...

The Damask Background stencil is so versatile, seems to be used for many different ideas. The texture is just the right touch, love this card.

BurningRubber said...

Wow! I love this! Who knew a booboo could be so good and spooky.

maureenjscott said...

Oooh! I love this! The card is fabulous, love the background and cogs on the side! Looks great together! x

Rebecca pettit said...

I am speachless. Wow I would want this

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

Ooooo ahhhh, what a bootiful and eerie card! I love all the layers, the details and the happy accident cameo! Boootiful!

craftings said...

Wonderful card! Love the black/grey and white!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great card! I love the sparkle and that ghostly cameo is such a happy mistake!

NanB said...

The "mistake" is such a lovely focal point!! This has such an industrial feel to it! Love it!

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the cameo!!! Makes a brilliant project!

Pam said...

This is really cool!

Janis said...

Very ghostly look to this!!! Superb!
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Julia said...

Beautiful card! I love the sparkle and that ghostly cameo!

DonnaMundinger said...

That fab image is called serendipity (a happy accident) and is just brilliant! I adore how the damask embossing past has bubbled. What a fabulous card! xxD

Sarah Bales Strom said...

I LOVE this! One of my favorites today--that "ghostly" cameo is completely convincing.

Sarah Nancarrow said...

Absolutely stunning!! I really like the coloured sparkles and picture frame :)

Janine Rudnick said...

Love the use of the gears stencil. Nice ghost cameo, too!

Katie said...

Awesome idea to do a ghost effect! Love how this turned out. Love the stenciled design with the torn edges and stampendous fragments too! Really cool idea. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Denise Bryant said...

Love how the spooky cameo turned out! Great textures on your spooky card!

Cindy Groh said...

Great card. I love so many things about it.

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