Are you ready to be spooked, mystified and magically transported to the land of Halloween and holidays? Hop on board the Dream Team train as we journey through all things Mysterious and Magical through the month of October. Our guest "engineer" is Miss Eerie herself, Alison Heikkila. October promises to be a very bumpy ride...
Lately I've been playing with the new Great Pumpkin stencil, and I've really enjoyed the wide variety of techniques I've used. Nothing screams fall more than a pumpkin, with or without the scary face. I played around with the idea of a "semi-steampunk-in" (haha) using silver colored aluminum machine-embossed with the pumpkin design, and embellished using several Mercart metal-working tools...I scratched in texture, I traced the design, I pushed at the metal with ball tools and paper stumps, added a border with one of the wheels, and some faux "screws". Then I rubbed the entire piece with Black StazOn re-inker, let it sit for a minute, and rubbed away the excess and polished a bit...leaving that aged/industrial look that I was going for.
Since the metal panel was ornate enough on its own, I kept the rest of the card quite CAS (clean and simple) with some fun paper and sticker sentiments.
If you're having a hard time finding Dreamweaver Stencils in your local stores, remember that you can purchase any of the Dreamweaver line online at Stencil with Style. Let those local store owners know that you'd love the convenience of being able to purchase Dreamweaver from them. They won't know if you don't ask!
Meanwhile, follow the "A" team this week, along with our Guest Designer Alison for more inspiration, and come play along with us by linking your own Mysterious and Magical creation to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog.