Thursday, October 23, 2014

Crow's Nest: Day 23 of 31 Days

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 did 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'!

Many people think of crows when they think of Halloween. The supposed harbingers of death, their strange "caw," the movies, like The Crow...which takes place on Devil's Night and Halloween. So, although my card for today isn't especially Halloweenie...I still see plenty of elements that remind me of this most magical time of year in it. I hope you see them too.

I started off with the Raven stencil. I used black matte embossing paste, and after it dried, I cut it out. I wanted to show the softer side of crows, so I took the Nest stencil and inked that up. Yes, that is actually what crow eggs look like, I looked it up. :) I added the "Quoth the Raven" sentiment from Smeared Ink.

I used the fantastic Quatrefoil stencil for my background, which I inked and heat embossed. LOVE this stencil! I added another crow on top...this one is a stamp from Inkadinkado, and then some fantabulous ribbons from May Arts.

So yeah....it's not very Halloween looking. But I often associate these brilliant birds with this very special holiday. Please check out not only the Wicked Bloggers, but the rest of the B Team from Dreamweavers, all listed below. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!


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18 comments:

Sarah Nancarrow said...

What a brilliant nest stamp. Love the raven and intricate patterns on the right :)

TangledBlueRose said...

Gorgeous stamping and stencils! Love all the texture on the right, the green is wonderful. Wonderful tribute card to the wonderful Halloween birds!
~kim

Lyn B said...

The sentiment makes the card so much more creepy along with the green mesh and overall colors!!!! Thanks for the info on ravens!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous, Alison! and who knew their eggs were blue!? Love the texture on the crow and the layered ribbons ROCK! xxD

DogsMom said...

Very cool card and educational too!

Steph said...

Beautiful card! Love the texture on the crow and the background is so pretty. It's nice to see the softer side of crows :)

Pam Hornschu said...

Great colors and layers, Alison. Thanks for the extra Info.

NanB said...

Such a refreshing look for crows but still totally within the Halloween look! Love the eggs in the nest, the sentiment of course! and what marvelous ribbon!! Must have some!! Wonderful piece, truly lovely!!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Great little card. Love the textures and stamps/stencils.

Sarah Bales Strom said...

Wonderful use of the stencils and stamps here! Those layered ribbons on the side are fabulous.

Janis said...

Fabulous card with that weird eerie look that the crows bring. (Why is that?? I have ravens where I live, but they are not spooky. Maybe they need castle ruins nearby or weird wooded places!!) Love the colors you chose and the webby meshy ribbon! Eeek!!
<3 J

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BurningRubber said...

I love the background on this and the fibers really pull it all together.

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Spooktacular card, I love all the layers and the lime green and black and if it's got a crow in it then it screams Halloween to me!

Rebecca pettit said...

the right side of the card is beyond fabulous. I love the different color and textures overlapping. totally cool

Christine Kiehl said...

Very nice mixture of elements. That ribbon is kind of scary to me! It's not the color so much as the texture or design of it. It's so yucky looking. I love the crow pair!

Julia said...

Lovely card, beautiful colors and texture.

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the green...and the crow!! Great Halloween image!

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the green. Great crow. Good Halloween card!!