Sunday, October 12, 2014

Dreamweaver: 31 Days of Halloween with Smeared and Smudged - Day Twelve

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 my post:

Going with a steampunk ghost idea here. I used the Dreamweaver Gears machine-embossed into the Core'dinations' Vintage Cardstock, with the embossing sanded lightly to reveal the design. The black panel features the Dreamweaver Damask Background, paste-embossed in Matte Black, sprinkled with Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel, and heated until textured. The edges were torn, and with the help of a glue marker, sprinkles of Color Fragments were added on the edges. The focal piece has a dual a scalloped oval, and the other one of the Dreamweaver Nested Frames. The ghostly cameo was actually a mistake from a previous project. I had attempted to ink the Cameo stencil itself, and transfer the ink to a piece of acetate. This was sprinkled with black embossing powder and heated. However, the ink was splotchy, and the embossing powder clung in areas that I didn't want due to the fact that I hadn't wiped the surface with my usual anti-static medium...talcum powder. However, when I backed her with a piece of white tissue, the result was...haunting, and therefore fitting for the sentiment used from the Stampendous Tricky Words clear set. The brad fasteners shaped like screws added to the industrial feel, and the chevron striped ribbon from May Arts added a bit of a "Beetlejuice" feel to the card.

 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 to the Smeared and Smudged blog to view all of the other creepiness!


Viki Banaszak said...

This card is so awesome! I think the cameo turned out perfect for this project.

Alison said...

This is hauntingly beautiful. I love ALL of those layers, and you definitely achieved an ghostly feel. Just a stunner!