Tuesday, October 14, 2014

31 Days of Halloween with Smudged and Smeared-Day Fourteen

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:


For this card, she used the die DX7020 Leafless Tree with black card stock and trimmed off the branches she did not need.  Then, she ran black coated aluminum through her die cut machine with the LL 3015 Raven Stencil and the Stamping Details Rubber Mat.  She left both the stencil and the aluminum face up to "deboss" it.  Then, she used the Teflon tool from the Beginner Metal Tool Kit to add a few details before sanding.  Then, she used regular scissors to trim it close and attached it to the card with Double Stick Mounting Paper.
The background is the older Stampendous Crowscape stamped with Onyx Versafine Ink from Tsukineko.

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:

Teresa said...

Love this - very gothic! I like how the branch extends across the border to the edge - and that background stamp is amazing!!

Pauline Elliott said...

This is truly gothic and scary - wonderful work.

ionabunny said...

The metal crow is fantastic. Love how he's sitting on a whole tree LOL Hugz

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the simple color scheme and the stenciled images layered over that stamped image.

maureenjscott said...

Oh wow! this is a fabulous card, love the background and the great crow on the branch too! mo x

DonnaMundinger said...

Love the twilight colors and fab stamps. the dimensional raven is amazing on the tree branch. Gorgeous! xxD

Denise Bryant said...

Love the aluminum raven!

Janis said...

Not sure how birds can be made to look so spooky, since I usually think birds are friendly and interesting. I sure wouldn't want to be left alone with this unkindness of ravens, though. (Yes, unkindness is the official collective group name for them! EEEK!)
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DogsMom said...

I am learning some wonderful new techniques on this hop.
Love the duo chromatic nature of this scene.

NanB said...

Awesome details on the crow! The tree is great and the stamp all work together wonderfully!! Lots of attention in the details makes this a super fabulous card!!

TangledBlueRose said...

I love this composition, it is so wonderful! The colors are perfectly moody. So much learn and thanks for showing how!~kim

Karen Ballantine said...

A eery gothic card, very scary with the crows circling ahead x

Sarah Bales Strom said...

Wonderful card! Love the use of the aluminum for the crow, and the leafless branches are very atmospheric.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous card. Love the crow theme.

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

What a spooktacular card, I love the effect created by the layers!

Susan Renshaw said...

That is stunning! Love the crow and the tree behind...

Diane said...

This is beyond super cool...what a wonderful technique...I will be giving this a try for sure!!

Katie said...

Love the metal crow, what a neat idea and focal point for the card! Love the background stamping too! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Rebecca pettit said...

Black aluminum, that is amazing. I keep having die cutting envy

Julia said...

Wow, love the central image, So much work to create this beautiful piece.

Sandi Lou said...

What a menacing looking bird, love how the metal suits the creepy feel of the card.

Steph said...

Awesome card! So eerie yet beautiful.

Sarah Nancarrow said...

Black coated aluminium - amazing!! Love that Raven, and the depth it gives to the background image :)

Cindy Groh said...

What a fabulous idea using the tree die. great card.

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