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Day 17 of 31: See You at Dusk with Dreamweaver

Greetings guys and ghouls! Welcome to Day 17 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween. Today I have another project as the Guest over at Dreamweaver Stencils. Have I mentioned how thrilled I am to have this little guest stint?! The theme for the month is Magical and Mysterious...right up my alley for sure!

I started off with one of my favorite stencils...Houndstooth. I have always had a thing for this pattern, so I use it often. I wanted to give my background a weird sky at snset look...hence the pattern I chose. I started by dabbing Mustard Seed Distress Ink, followed by Ripe Persimmon, and last, Seedless Preserves. I applied them all with cosmetic sponges, being sure to blend the colors as the met up with each other.

I then went in with the Picasso Tool (which is super rad!) to make the clouds. I used a pale gray acrylic paint to do this. After that dried, I applied the Raven by using silver and black embossing paste.  I applied the black so that it would be pretty textured, to suggest feathers.

My sentiment is from Smeared Ink's Creepy Lil Grumpies set. I roughed up the edges, and inked the card base a bit. I think it's kind of creepy. But almost serene. Kind of how I view a cemetery. Couldn't you just picture this big, beautiful crow perched atop this weather vane that's attached to an old chapel overlooking a big, old cemetery? Crows and ravens are so magical to me. Here's some fabulous info on the spiritual meanings of these fine creatures. Please visit the rest of the Dreamweaver "A" Team to see more within the Magical & Mysterious theme. And of course, there's all of the fabulous Wicked Bloggers, listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a fang-tastic day!


maureenjscott said…
Fabulous project - love the background and the texture on the bird is great! mo x
LynB said…
Love the houndstooth background and clouds! Marvelous mystical card Alison and I appreciate the link to the crows symbolism!
ldfdesign said…
Great job! Houndstooth is one of my fav patterns too. Really love how you are using that embossing paste!
DogsMom said…
What a cool project. I live next to a cemetery and you will have me viewing it with new eyes.

After I hop the Wicked trail I will visit your design team friends.
DonnaMundinger said…
WOW! This is truly a fabulous piece. Love the houndstooth and fab clouds and the raven is so wonderfully dimensional. i agree, spooky but serene. xxD
Emily Thubbron said…
Totes fab background. I love the colors. Great crow stamp. Love this project.
monique said…
Love your crow card.
Wendy said…
Wow Alison...this is fantastic. I guess I will have to look into buying some stencils. I love the look you created for your background and your crow is to die for!
Really cool, love all the wonderful texture!
This is how you sculpted the matte black paste to make the textured feathers. Thanks Alison for being our guest designer this month with the Dream it UP team.
Carla said…
ohh love the raven! Houndstooth suits him well!
Steph said…
Beautiful card, love the background and the texture you've created on the raven. Now I must add all these stencils to my wish list :)
Matney said…
Love the way this turned out. Wonderful job on the houndstooth, color blend perfectly. Lots of thought and work put into this tag.
Matney said…
Sorry, card (?) =)
Louise said…
Wow, great card Alison! I love how you did the clouds over the houndstooth and the sculpted black paste!
Lyneen said…
The hounds tooth background is fantastic.... love the colors~~~~ Your weather vane with crow looks awesome on the cloud background!!!

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