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Day 3 of 31- Bats in the Window with Dreamweaver Stencils

Greetings, Halloween freaks (I mean that in the most loving way)! It's Day 3 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween. Full details about this wonderfully macabre month, are on Terra's blog, which is the 1st stop in the hop. The full blog roll is in my sidebar.

Today's offering is very exciting for me, as it is the first of my 2nd stint as a Guest Designer for Dreamweaver Stencils! I love, love, love working with this wonderful group of ladies, and I hope to one day be a full team member. Hop on board the Dream Team train as we journey through all things "Mysterious & Magical" through the month of October. So if you have any Dreamweaver Stencils, then you should really play along! What a fun challenge it is! For today's project, I made a 6x6 mini page with 3 stencils.

I used the gorgeous Damask stencil (which is a favorite of mine), the Arched Window,  and the Bats.  I started off by embossing the window into dark blue aluminum, from Dreamweaver. I did this with my Sizzix machine. Then I sanded it down so that the aluminum color would show through. Then, I hand embossed the the bats and sanded them. I did them individually so that I can get them into the window the way I liked. 

I purposefully hit the "glass" with the sandpaper. I liked the scratchy look, almost as if there was a reflection. I then took a piece of 6x6 cardstock that matched the colored aluminum pretty perfectly and embossed the Damask stencil with silver Embossing Paste. Also from Dreamweaver.  I applied it imperfectly, so that it would look a bit old and worn off. I added too much in some spots also, again, going for the imperfect look. 

I had a Spellbinders die that I used for my senti and it's mat. The senti itself is from Recollections and was heat embossed. I also added a teeny bat that I punched and a little washi tape in the upper left corner. it "Mysterious and Magical?" Would you like to see more? Aside from the fabulous Wicked Bloggers, please check out the Dreamweavers Dream Team, below. I know they will have some amazing creations for you to see! Thanks for stopping by. Have a fang-tastic day!

Alison Heikkila (that's me!)


This is amazing! I never think about my metal stencils! Thank you for reminding me to look there too!
ldfdesign said…
Yes, it is mysterious and magical. Love that you took the time to get the bats perfect. Wonderful job!
Whoa...the bats in that window are awesome. I never would have thought of using metal with this creation, but it is fabulous Alison. Thanks for your wonderful work.
It is absolutely fabulous!!!
Kevin xx
DonnaMundinger said…
What a fab way to use the stencils! Love the aged wallpaper look and the way you positioned the bats ROCKS! xxD
Louise said…
So clever Alison! I love your combination of stencils and the purposeful imperfections, fun project!
Matney said…
Lots of work into this to make it super magical! So fun to work with metal and love those stencils. Wonderful how the bats came out.
Emily Thubbron said…
Wowza. I love this project. The bats in the window are very cool.
Jessica Baldwin said…
This is so neat!!! Awesome project!
silvia said…
Stunning page!! LOVE the window!!
Lyn B said…
Fantastically ghoulish card screams 'haunted mansion!'
craftings said… the window and colours used, great stencil!!
Pam Hornschu said…
I love the bats in the window, Alison. So clever. Looks like a room in the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland!
Kelli said…
That is wonderfully AMAZING my love!!! Just fanfreakingtastic!!!
Lyneen said…
LOVE the stencil! Your card is fantastic!!!!
DogsMom said…
Mysterious and magical indeed.
nichtniedlich said…
wonderful dimensional look - fantastic
hugs serafeena
monique said…
love the window, great card
Kristina said…
Wow, very cool looking, it has like a Romantic feel to it. Awesomeness!
See you on day 4!
xfilekc said…
It's so pretty - all the different stencils and products. I can't remember the last time I used one of my stencils.
Sharon Sahl said…
Beautiful project! I love your creative use of the stencils!
WOWZA, awesome job combining all those elements, love the way you added the bats to fit in with the window panes! Spooktacualr!
ionabunny said…
Love the bats in the window.
maureenjscott said…
Wow! I think the damask stencil would be one of my favourites too!! I love this card! It all works so well together! mo x
Wendy said…
Wow Alison...this is an amazing piece. Love how you created the embossed look. Stunning work!
KC said…
wow Alison! this is amazing! I have got to get my hands on some of these looks like you have so much fun on that team!
Carla said…
ohh this is soo spooky the stencils you used too!
Steph said…
Gorgeous, love those stencils!
JD/ Jill said…
What a creative, Fabulous card! Just stunning! And also "pretty". Who would think a halloween card could be pretty...but this one is! Now I have another stencil (damask) on my wish list...You have inspired me!

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