Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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


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 Gill Wilson:



Well its day 22 of the Smeared and Smudges Halloween event and I for this project used the Dreamweaver Stencil Tree Silhouette (LJ849), a haunted house design from Circuit, and the background is made using 2 different Stampendous stamp sets.

I started out by completing the Tree silhouette panel, I embossed some grey co-ordination card stock using my Big Shot machine, which I sanded back and then dragged a silver and then a gold ink pad over the top.

The background was created by simply repeating 2 stamped images covering the entire piece, the edges were distressed with a distress ink pad.

The final piece the haunted house was from Autumn Celebrations Cricut Cartridge and was cut at 5''.

The card was then put together, and I think it picks up the essence of Halloween.

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 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! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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

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 Jamie Martin:


Here is how my card was made;

1.  Stencil LL525 Bats on white paper with Glossy Black Dreamweaver Stencil Paste, set aside to dry.

2.  Lay LX7001 Damask on white paper, spray with Diet Cola Memory Mist, let dry.

3.  Die cut shape from the center and glue ontop of the bats after adding orange dots with a marker.

4.  Stamp Halloween Wish from Stampendous on white paper with VersaMark ink and emboss with black.

5.  Die cut sentiment cutting off the bottom.  Do this with orange and black papers and layer.

6.  Add green rhinestones to one of the bats eys and to the sentiment.

7.  Add ribbon from May Arts to the bottom and glue it on with 3 in 1 glue from Beacon Adhesives.

8.  Layer onto a black card and pop up the sentiment.


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 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!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Prizes from SANDY Claus!

If you are here for the 31 days of Halloween post, please scroll down. Thanks!


Huge congratulations go out to the winners of the three prize packages from our "Sandy Claus" hop with Stampendous and Core'dinations:

1. From Suzanna Lee's blog, Day 4 - Sue in Ohio
2. From Pam Hornschu's blog, Day 5 - Sandy Berl
3. From Dreamweaver's blog, Day 5 - Pam Beatty

For your Stampendous and Core'dinations prizes, please email your address to: submissions@stampendous.com

For your Dreamweaver prizes, please email your address to: lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com

Many thanks to all who participated in our fun hop... the designers, the sponsors, and especially those of you who left such wonderful comments for all of us! We hope that you'll continue to follow Dreamweaver...

on the Dream It Up! blog

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31 Days of Halloween with Smeared and Smudged-Day Twenty

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 gets pretty creeped out by spiders, so when she stamped "something wicked this way comes" with that $1 stamp and white chalk ink, she really meant it!  She also used that ink and a Stencil Brush with the LJ 816 Spider Web Stencil to created the pattern on gray mulberry.  She then stitched over most of the web (yes, by hand, but it was not difficult because the pattern was already there).  This also secured the mulberry paper to the distressed Core'dinations card stock.  The LS 28 Spider Stencil was embossed with Glossy Black Embossing Paste.  It looks a little "furry" on the edges because the stitching raised the stencil off of the background a little.  The gem was added while the paste was still wet.  Here is a closer look at that evil spider:
 

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 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!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

31 Days of Halloween with Smeared and Smudged - Day Nineteen


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 Alison.

I kept things really simple for this card. I used one of my favorite backgrounds- the Damask stencil. I inked it up with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and a stencil brush. Then I stamped, watercolored and cut out my pumpkin image. Did you notice that the pumpkin has a damask pattern on it? That is where I got the inspiration for this card!

I layered the image and stenciled cardstock on to a striped paper, and that was it. I didn't want to make it overly fussy, since the damask is so busy. A nice quick card that uses stencils in it's simplest form.

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 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! 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

31 Days of Halloween with Smeared and Smudged - Day Eighteen


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 Lyn Bernatovich:



I'm having too much fun working with 31 Days of Halloween!  Today's card is all about creating a feel of distressing, depressing, spooky and creepy all in one A2 size!  I knew I'd be using the Stampendous Cling Tombstone Owl and ended up stamping it onto some leftover background papers I made from my post on Oct. 11th.

Next I grabbed some Core'dinations sandables and dry embossed the Dreamweaver bat trio (LL525).  P.S. be sure to emboss the black side as the right side up.  You can guess why I'm mentioning it...  The beauty of sandables is it takes little amount of muscle power to reveal the core; hence, you achieve the look in no time flat!

The Dreamweaver Web stencil (LJ816) was also dry embossed on Core'dinations sandable paper and quickly sanded for a very cool looking web background.

All that was left was assembling the distressed panels and offsetting them for a shabby look.  Once the layers were affixed, all the card needed was my mix of Stampendous Fragments (purple, hunter) and silver crushed glass glitter and the mesh ribbon banner (May Arts).

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 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! 

Friday, October 17, 2014

SANDY Claus is Coming to Town - Final Day!

PLEASE NOTE...IF YOU ARE HERE FOR THE SMEARED AND SMUDGED 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN, DAY SEVENTEEN POST, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN. HOWEVER, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR HOLIDAY HOP AS WELL!

SANDY Claus is Coming to Town!

Yes...SANDY Claus! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver teams have been playing with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers from Core'dinations. We've sanded our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. Of course, there are prizes, and we give away the best...this time with a mix of fun Core'dinations products as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists from each day, leave comments, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week.

Here is what you might win:


Here's our post for today:

Pam created this card with a retro yet elegant vibe. She paste-embossed the Dreamweaver Sleigh in Silver on an aqua panel of Core'dinations Essentials cardstock. The same card was used for the base, but machine-embossed with the Crusade Background design, and sanded with the handy Core'dinations sanding block.  A square of their vellum was stamped and embossed with the border from the Stampendous Poinsettia Jumbo set, and embossed in silver. The sentiment was also embossed in silver, using a sentiment from the Perfectly Clear Holiday Words set. A leftover scrap of the Stampendous Sweater Block design was embossed in Aqua, and cut to fit as a gift in the sleigh, complete with silver bow.


Leave a comment here, and head to the next on the list:

Dreamweaver:
*On Stampendous team as well

Core'dinations:
(will not be posting on their company blog, but individual posts only)

Head on over to the Stampendous blog for links to their posts:

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