Friday, October 24, 2014

31 Days of Halloween with Smeared and Smudged - Day Twenty-four

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 Lea Kimmel. By the way, there is an interesting back-story on her blog post today. I highly recommend checking it out HERE.

Here's what I used to create this card:

Impression Obsession® Remember
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Black Cardstock
ColorBox® Fluid Chalk Ink in Primary Pastels
Copic® Markers - YR02, 04; Y11, 15, 18, 38; YG61, 63, 67; BV11; C6; R24, 27, 29, 39, 85; E40
Sponge Daubers
Miscellaneous Flowers and Pearls
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Tape stencil onto white cardstock
Using sponge daubers, add ink randomly around stencil, as some colors will overlap, be mindful of how the colors will mix, you don't want them to be muddy
When complete, remove stencil and trim paper to desired size, set aside
Stamp image onto white cardstock and color
Stamp sentiment below image as shown
Trim stamped image close to edges and trim a mat for image from black cardstock, adhere together
Create card base from black cardstock
Adhere stenciled design to card base
Adhere stamped and matted image to card
Adhere flowers and pearls as shown
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!  


Denise Bryant said...

Love the Daisy Background stencil in those pretty colors! Awesome coloring with the Copics on the Skull Roses stamp too!

Laura S Reading said...

Frighteningly festive!
Beautiful job.

My Side of Oz said...

The colors are gorgeous! The flowers and background look like they were manufactured together as a set!! Perfect match!! Lovely skull image!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the colorful background!

Unknown said...

Frightingly colourful, another brilliant card

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Beautifully done. Love the flower stenciled background and the fun vibrant colors.

Sandi Lou said...

Lea, what a refreshing break from dark gloomy cards. The 'Day of the Dead' tribute card to your mother is lovely. Thanks for sharing the story.

Janis said...

What a festive and pretty remembrance card!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

the senti really sets this one apart. because that is what it truly is all about.

TangledBlueRose said...

Beautiful card, love the skull. All the florals especially the background are so nice!~kim

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous background for a Dia de los Muertos card. I love the way you did the colors. Love, love, LOVE! xxD

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

Such a spooktacular DOTD card, love the festive and quirky feel you gave the image!

Katie said...

Great card! Love that daisy stencil, I didn't know about that one. :) Love all of the color. Great design, like the flowers too. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Teresa said...

Great stamp and love the multi coloured flowers x

ionabunny said...

Fantastic card. Love the background. Great colours. Hugz

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the skull amongst all those vibrant colours!

Julia said...

Love the colorful skull, great Day of the Dead card!

Unknown said...

Lovely DOTD card! Love the stencil you have used for the background paper and all the different bright colors you used.

Steph said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and that stencil is so pretty.

Viki Banaszak said...

I love this card! The background is awesome!

Unknown said...

The daisy background was perfect for the Day of the Dead skull!

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