Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dreamweaver Thursday: If You Can Haunt It...Flaunt It!

One of my favorite things to do is to create a mood in my designwork. I was going for "Dead men tell no tales" with this card. Everything is edgy and distressed, with a stormy feel to it, and this is how it was done...

The base of the card is Core'dinations black with a gray core, which has been run through my Big Shot machine with the Dreamweaver I Beams stencil. Using the Core'dinations sanding block, I went over the embossed areas to reveal the design, and sanded more areas and around the edges as well...particularly where I wanted to stamp the sentiment from the Perfectly Clear Tricky Words set.

I stamped the Cling Raven Skull image with Versamark ink on the card base, and embossed it with Aged Black Embossing Enamel. I used a white paint marker to color in the skull, and then went to work on the focal panel.

I used the Tombow Zero Drawing technique and Mono products to cover a panel of Canson textured paper with graphite. I placed the Dreamweaver Clipper Ship over the surface, and erased the areas within the design. I also erased areas around the scalloped edge of the Picasso tool to create my cloudy sky. After this, I replaced the stencil, and using the Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils, I added color to the frigate, the waves, and a bit the guiding light of the moon through the clouds. I daubed Tuxedo Black Memento ink around the edges, and tore two sides. Once again, I stamped the Raven Skull off the edge of the focal panel, and embossed with Aged Black, and colored the skull cap white, so that the parts would match up.

Using Translucent Embossing Paste, I paste-embossed the DW Rain stencil across the panel, and set it aside to dry. Once dry, more Aged Black was sprinkled and heated from underneath to add texture. The panel was then adhered to an ink-distressed and torn yellow panel, and then to the card base. Beacon Adhesives Tacky Glue was applied to add sprinkles of Marine Blue and Trick or Treat Color Fragments to bring the whole design together.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Spellbinders and Stampendous Quarterly Hop...Spookilicious!

Stampendous and Spellbinders are hopping today, and Wendy Price and I are the featured designers for this event! However, before I share my project with you, I want to let you know where you'll find all of the info, rules, and details for this hop, so that YOU will not miss out on some awesome prizes! Spellbinder's rules can be found HERE. Stampendous' rules and info can be found HERE.

I've created this Halloween "lantern", perfect for party or home decor to ramp up the spooky! Here's the info:
Layout the dies from the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A (S6-001) set on Bazzill Board in black 
Run through die cut machine, repeat this three more times to create the four sides
Cut four pieces of vellum to fit the four sides, stamp each piece of vellum with the Cling Tomb Elements stamp (CRW134) from Stampendous using StazOn Jet Black
Use the Dreamweaver Spider Web (DWLJ816) to emboss a web design on each stamped piece of vellum
Adhere the embossed vellum images to the back of each frame
Ink the front edges of each frame with VersaMagic Cloud White ink
Die cut a gate and two fence pieces for each side from Spellbinder's Garden Gate on Bazzill Board in black
Pat the die cut piece with VersaMark ink
Sprinkle lightly with Aged Black and Aged Silver embossing enamels
Heat set each embossed piece
Use a glue pen to attach the gate and fence pieces to each side
Die cut corner pieces from the Fancy Label Tags Four set from Spellbinders, emboss the pieces with the Aged Black and Aged Silver embossing enamels, cut some branches from the new Woodland Collection Trees die (S3-227)
Use small brads, the embossed label pieces and branches to assemble the sides

Cut four black stripe for the"handle"
Cut four decorative pieces and emboss with Aged Black and Aged Silver embossing enamels
Use small brads to attach the filigree pieces and strips to the lantern
Bring the four strips together at the top and use a small black strip curved into a small circle and a brad to hold it all together
Add some flameless candles for an eerie glow!

Check out these other Spookilicious designs today:

Have a "spook-tacular" day!

Smashing Pumpkins with Stampendous

It's a big week for pumpkins on the Stampendous Blog, and I'm sharing a very small pumpkin...but, it's a very cute pumpkin! With a bit of spooky thrown in. This is the "Monica Butterfly" image from House Mouse Designs®, and she's found herself in a spooky situation...all alone, under a "Leafless Tree" (Dreamweaver Die Cut!), on a partly cloudy (created with the scalloped edge of the Dreamweaver Picasso tool) Halloween night. But, she's not afraid, 'cuz she knows that the man in the moon is there to wish her a "Haunty Halloween", and fill her pumpkin bucket with moonbeams that will turn into oodles of yummy treats, plus one toothbrush with toothpaste of course (Monica is big on dental hygiene!). Liberal swipes of Tuxedo Black Memento and Cloud White VersaMagic inks add to the eerie feel, and Monica has been colored with Copic Sketch Markers to capture the moon glow and shadows.
 For more "smashing pumpkins", check out the links below...

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