Saturday, October 25, 2014

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


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:

Today's card features the large Tapestry/Damask stencil machine-embossed on Core'dinations cardstock, and sanded to reveal the gray core as the base. The large focal panel is the Mirror Mirror image from Stampendous, stamped in black on white cardstock, and ink and edge distressed. The center of the mirror is the witch profile, but just to channel my inner Disney Haunted Mansion leanings, I embossed in white the Dreamweaver Cameo on Core'dinations vellum, framed in black, and popped up over the top. If you look carefully, you'll see the pretty cameo profile, with the witch silhouette underneath. Bwahahahahaha. To add to the ambiance, the Dreamweaver Bats and the Raven were cut from paper stamped in black using the Stampendous Ornate Border. More ink-distressing, and red rhinestones, a strip of May Arts Chevron ribbon, and the card had the eerie feel that I was aiming for.



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! 

The winners on our blog for the past week are:
Comment winner day seventeen: xfilekc
Comment winner day eighteen: craftings
Comment winner day nineteen: Donna Mundinger
Comment winner day twenty: Janis
Comment winner day twenty-one: Miriam Prantner
Comment winner day twenty-two: Teresa
Comment winner day twenty-three: Sarah Bales Strom


Please email lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com with your address, and the stencil of our choice will be on its way to you!

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 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!  




Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy HallowThanksMas - Week Four

Pam here for Lynell while she's off gallivanting around the States with her our Stentangle Guru (and her hubby), Wayne. If you've been in the state of Washington this past week, you may have had the opportunity to have taken classes with both of them at "Art 'n Soul".

I'm posting a card using the Great Pumpkin stencil design, which I simply machine-embossed on black cardstock, and swiped with white pigment ink. However, as with any of the "open" design stencils that we carry, there are an amazing variety of ways to use this pumpkin...paper-piecing with fun scraps of designer paper, Zentangling (or STEN-tangling as we refer to it), pasting, crackling, double-glitter, etc. I just wanted it simple...and spooky.

The background is the Damask stencil, inked through with white pigment ink again. The pumpkin panel was matted in orange and adhered over a strip of May Arts Chevron ribbon, and some sentiment stickers finished off this card.

As a bonus chance to win the stencil of OUR choice, leave a comment with what YOU would do with our wonderful pumpkin, and a winner will be announced on next Thursday's post!
Once you've left a comment here, be sure to visit our "B" team for more inspiration using our Happy HallowThanksMas challenge this month. Then, return and link your own creations to the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post for a chance to win the stencil of your choice at the end of the month!

 

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


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, Laura was inspired by the Disney classic Snow White.  First, she masked out the inside of the LL3017 Cameo Stencil with removable tape and pasted the frame with Metallic Gold Embossing Paste.  While that dried, she used a drip stamp on some red card stock and embossed it with Stampendous Green Tinsel Embossing Powder.  Then, she positioned the LL562 Large Apple Stencil over the top, traced it, and cut it out.  She enhanced the apple shape with pigment ink.  She also used the stencil to trace and cut out the brown stem.  The background (reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland) was created by running the LJ 915 Opto Checkerboard Stencil through her die cut machine with the Rubber Embossing Mat.  She used the Core'dinations chalkboard effect card stock and sanded it.  The mirror was made by stamping with Stayzon on the back of scrap metal.  She used Black Glossy Embossing Paste with the Apple Stencil (the leaf masked out) on the background and put the apple pieces on it while it was still wet.  The sentiment is stamped. 


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! 

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...

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