Thursday, October 2, 2014

Dreamweaver: A Happy HallowThanksMas Challenge!

Can you tell that sometimes Dream Team's "Fearless Leader", Pam Hornschu, has a hard time deciding on monthly challenges? Since the team will be taking turns all month with the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween, and we are doing a Christmas collaboration with Stampendous and Core'dinations the 13th - 17th, the confusion should be understandable. Therefore...happy HallowThanksMas! As usual, we'd love for you to play along with the challenge and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog. Just in case you are wondering...NO, YOU DO NOT NEED TO POST SOMETHING WITH ALL THREE HOLIDAYS ON IT! However, you get bonus points for actually using Dreamweaver stencils and product on your creations! And bonus points might actually earn you an extra stencil as our monthly winner...just sayin'!

Here's my creation for today:

Playing with one of two new fall leaf stencils from Dreamweaver...the Maple Leaf. I mixed a "sludge paste" of regular white paste in a little cup, with a few drops of Ranger/Wendy Vecchi's Archival Reinkers. Her inspired colors are awesome to work with, and mix into the paste beautifully, without thinning the paste. Because I wanted the look of the leaf Potting Soil, Dandelion, Red Geranium, and a tiny bit at the end of Fern Green. I barely mixed these colors as I really did not want to create mud. The end result was just what I was hoping for, and still of a consistency that I could "sculpt" slightly with my palette knife. I pasted this on piece of DCWV Gauze Paper. When dry, I cut it out using the Dreamweaver Nested Frames, and matted it on a green frame as well. I used the new Dual Alphabet Dies to cut letters for the word "fall" from the same gauze paper, and adhered these over the Hexagon embossed green panel, along with a stamped "happy" from a Stampendous clear set. A little ink-distressing, some fun plaid paper, and a stick finished off this fun Fall card!
changing several colors, I had added a couple of drops each of the

Remember to visit the rest of the team, as well as our guest designer, as confusion takes rein...could be interesting!


Lea said...

Pam, you make sludge look so pretty! This really is a pretty card! I love the happy fall colors and your leaf looks so realistic. Love the fun layers!

Viki Banaszak said...

WOW! That gauze paper looks really great on this card. The leaf colors are perfect.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful Fall card Pam. I really like how you lined up your word FALL into a block...very creative. Your leaf is stunning in such lovely autumn colors.

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Love the alpha FALL block! Your card is fall fabulous!!!! Your sludge leaf rocks!