Thursday, October 15, 2015

Day 15 of 31: Buttons Galore and a Portrait

Mwahahahahaaaaaa!!!! Welcome to Day 15 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween. It's also Dreamweaver Thursday, plus the Stampendous team is doing a fun collaboration with Buttons Galore and More. They were so generous in sending us some incredible buttons in an awesome variety of colors.

Don't be fooled by this Christmas banner...I am still sharing a Halloween project today. Now, how about some additional prizes beyond what S&S is offering today?

Please get all of the details for this hop on the Stampendous Blog. Don't miss out on these prizes and awesome projects from my teamies! Now, on to my button-filled project.....

I used the lovely Cameo stencil as my focal piece, but I tried to creep it up a wee bit with my backgrounds. I was going for a wall in an old abandoned house. With the buttons as sort of medallions that frame out this once-important portrait.

I applied the Cameo with Black Embossing Paste. while it was still wet, I sprinkled some Goldfinch Metallic F/X powder by dipping a brush in the powder and tapping the side of the brush over the oval. I tried to be careful and not get the powder on the actual silhouette. After it dried, I brushed off the excess. Next I used the Stone Wall stencil with Toffee and Smokey Gray VersaFine from Imagine Crafts. Then I added the fun little Buttons from Buttons Galore with Mini Glue Dots.

My 6x6 card base came with the stripes, but I needed to age the brightness of the white. So I used some more ink, and the fabulous irRESISTables in Gold, also from Imagine Crafts. Then I added some washi tape that has silhouettes of crows, so I thought it worked really well. Now, before I send you off...thank you so much to everyone that said such nice things about my ATC yesterday. I am so glad that the black line on her face wasn't as noticeable to you as it is to me. Yes, we are truly our own worst critics. You guys all made me feel great. So thank you. Below is all of the Stampendous gals that are sharing projects today, so please give them a visit (don't forget about the prizes!). Also, the Wicked Bloggers are all listed in my side bar, so show them some love too. Thanks for stopping by, and have a creeptastic day!
Lea Fritts (DW)
Pam Bray (DW)


20 comments:

TracyM #6773 said...

BOO-tiful card!!!
LOVE how you took the ELEGANCE of the cameo and added the perfect amount of SPOOKINESS with the stonewall, inking and ribbon!!!
Thank You for sharing :)
Tracy from Down Under in Victoria, Australia

Pam Beatty said...

Pretty card. Florida

DonnaMundinger said...

I can just see her hanging in an old haunted house. BOOtiful! xxD

Carol said...

Great card xx

Diane said...

Great project...wouldn't it be cute framed!!!

Nan Bourdeu said...

Love the vision of the old wall and it came out looking just like that! Awesome xx

valscraftings said...

Great card, love the ribbon!

Mary Holshouser said...

I love silhouettes.
You made this one into a beautiful piece.
Love the buttons framing it.
thanks for sharing a wonderful design.
Illinois

BurningRubber said...

I love your card! It does remind me of an abandoned home. I have been watching videos on Youtube from people who go into old abandoned buildings to photograph and this is perfect. It has the perfect atmosphere.

Rebecca pettit said...

Don't worry it is a bit creepy. You did a fab jobjob today

Sari / Granne said...

buttons are perfect with that image and love the texture on the backgroun paper

Sarah Bales Strom said...

I really like your card today--has a great vintage vibe!

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

A wicked cool project and I love the use of the Halloween coloured buttons you added!

Stampendous said...

WOWzers, this is filled with stenciling goodness. Love the spooky background and the perfectly placed buttons just looks fabulous! Thank you for posting today!

Susan Renshaw said...

Love how you have creeped this up - and love the buttons! See you tomorrow!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Lyneen J said...

I love how your cameo turned out using the paste and metallic powder! I LOVE irRESISTable sprays they are so much fun. Great card!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wonderful card. Love the design. And I thought a little spooky when I first saw it (before reading your post)so you hit the nail on the head.

Stampendous said...

She could easily be hanging out in the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland! Great layers and textures with a spooky feel!

Sue D said...

Very creative idea for Halloween. I like the frame of buttons.
Sue in OHio