Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Day 1 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween

It's time to celebrate!!! It's finally October, and that means it's time for the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween! My absolute favorite time of the year. I'm super excited because I won last year, and I can't wait to show you some things I made with my winnings. Plus, I am representing Dreamweaver Stencils on certain days (like today), and I am thrilled to show you what an exciting company they are! So here's my first piece.....

I used Dreamweaver's Jack o Lanterns (LL 531) stencil for this card. And I had a lot of fun with them! I used the Molten Metal technique.

I started with Glossy Black Embossing Paste and applied it with a palette knife over the stencil. I removed the stencil, and while the paste was still wet, I sprinkled on 3 colors of Metallic F/X Powders. I used Pewter, Eye of the Tiger and Gold Dust. I then heated the Jacks with my embossing gun and watched them bubble! That was fun. Then I dusted off the excess powder. Simple, and what a cool effect!

The other stencil I used was the brand new Quatrefoil (LX 7027). I sprayed it with Diet Cola Memories Mist and then carefully flipped it and placed it on to my cardstock. I also added my sentiment, which is from Smeared Ink's Creepy Little Grumpies set.

There you have it! Day 1! Please be sure to visit all of the Wicked Bloggers, listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!

28 comments:

Pam Hornschu said...

Love the technique on the jack o' lanterns!

applejack cards by sue said...

Good morning Alison, I love, love those pumpkins - what a fantastic stencil! I haven't tried this technique before but I think you have inspired me to have a go.
Sue
The Nanny x

Sarah Nancarrow said...

Those pumpkins looks amazing on black!! I love how you've layered them on a matt and glossy background too.

NanB said...

Love, love the embossing effect! My next investment now! Great layout and look! Your off to another winning year looks like! Good luck!

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW Alison! that affect is GORGEOUS! Love the sentiment and layout too. Gotta get some of that stuff. Looks like so much fun. xxD

Sarah Bales Strom said...

I just love those jack-o-lanterns! What a great technique, and I bet this is even more gorgeous in person!

TangledBlueRose said...

Love the Jack o Lanterns! That finish is stunning! Wonderful project!~kim

Erin Bentley said...

Hi Alison, You certainly have been busy, love those Pumpkins and fabulous colours.

Hugs Erin xx

Wendy said...

Love this Alison...who knew you could have so much fun with stencils.

Matney said...

Ohh, each of those stencils are awesome. Great technique on the pumpkins. Love how that design came out on the dp. Fun and a great use of your tools.

silvia said...

Cuuute!!! LOVE the gold jacks~~

Rebecca pettit said...

So stoked on the new technique you just shared. I will have to remember the way you made the S&S if you can some day please

ldfdesign said...

Love the technique you used for the pumpkins! Lovely card!

maureenjscott said...

Love those Jacks! Fabulous effect with the metal powders! LOve the card! x

DogsMom said...

I am so excited for another great year of visiting and seeing all the talent in this hop.

The jack-o-lanterns are perfection. Spooky, frightful, yet beautiful.

Susan Renshaw said...

Those jack-o-lanterns are superb! But I also love the background and corner motif - and the sentiment! Look forward to your next creation!

Christine Kiehl said...

What a delightful pair of pumpkins you crafted to share with stencils I am envious of! Thank you for taking part in this fun new hop!

BurningRubber said...

I love your card. The pumpkins are so pretty.

angiesuez said...

Excellent layout! Those shiny pumpkins - got to get me some!

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

Wicked cool, love the effect on those yummy pumpkins! Happy October!

Dog-Ma said...

This is so awesome. The metal technique on the jack's is beautiful.

Dog-Ma said...

This is so awesome. The metal technique on the jack's is beautiful.

Julia said...

Fab creation. Loving the pumpkins!

Jeanette Wilde said...

I just bought some metal flakes and was thinking they were a winter/christmas kind of thing - this is another great idea.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Wow. Wonderful card. Love the gold pumpkins.

Steph said...

What wickedly awesome jack o lanterns! I love the metallic look you gave them. Fab card :)

Lyneen said...

Beautiful ---- I dont' want to run into these jack- o-lanterns!!!! tooooo spooky!

Michele said...

Such great effects here-- love it! xo