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Day 31 of 31: Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!! It's my favorite day of the year and I am so excited to share it with all of you. It's a bit bittersweet....I LOVE the anticipation...building up the excitement, and I always get sad when it's all over of course. Also, my sweet Mother in Law passed on Halloween night 2 years ago. She (along with my Dad, Father in Law, and dog Oliver) will be honored in our annual Day of the Dead Celebration. But no more sadness now! It's Halloweenie!!!

As you all know, I have been a Guest DT member with the Dream Team from Dreamweaver Stencils this month. And I have loved every minute of it! This month, the challenge has been Magical and Mysterious. Kinda like me! ;) So here is my last GDT project....

Ok. So I don't like spiders. I used to be terrified of 'em, but I'm trying to play nice and not shreik every time I see them, or kill them, etc. I let them live now, I save their lives (by taking them outside), let them hang out in corners of the house, and so on. So, I thought it would be nice of me to make them a card. Yeah, I think I have lost my mind.

I started off with embossing the Spider Web with silver embossing paste. Love that stuff! I shook on some gunmetal colored glitter, and let it dry. I took my Spider and embossed him with black embossing paste on black cardstock. Once he was dry, I verrrrrry carefully cut him out. Actually, the paste made it a lot easier. I took the gorgeous Leafless Tree and inked it up with silver ink on black cardstock, trying to make it look like cracks or something that has shattered.

I used pop dots for the spider, and I stamped my sentiment (Recollections) with StazOn on to acetate. I fastened it with 2 eyelets. Ta da!!! The Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween is officially over for me! And I loved it! Loved all of you too! Thank you for making this month rock! And a huge thank you to the Dream it Up! team for allowing me to be a guest. It has been a blast. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Bloggers one last time...all listed in my sidebar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a spook-tacular day!!!

Comments

DonnaMundinger said…
EEEK! Creepy is right, but what a fabulously sparkly web! Love it! xxD Happy Halloween!
Lyn Bernatovich said…
You nailed the creepy in this card Alison. Good job working through your arachnophobia!
Louise said…
Fun card Alison! I noticed the tree stencil in the background right away, love how you used it! I'm sure the spiders will appreciate their card. Happy Halloween!
maureenjscott said…
Happy Halloween!!! Hope you have a great night! thanks for some wicked inspiration this month! Loved all your work and this final project is super! THanks!! mo xxx
aaawww...I am so proud of your spider philosophy, I try to be kind to small critters too, but I know it's not easy sometimes. The card is gorgeous...REALLy...wish I could see it in person, the idea of the word on acetate works so well. Thanks for all your wonderful creations this month.
Lea said…
Creepy great minds really do think alike! Love your card!
Laura S Reading said…
Happy Halloween!
Thank you for all you have shared this month, and all your time and effort.

Creepy is sort of cool. I think (hope?) you are the only one I know making a card FOR the spiders.
Cherylynn said…
Ooooh creepy is right. You totally nailed this card. You have been such an inspiration for me this month, thanks so much for playing along with the Dream Team. You totally rocked each and every post!
Emily Thubbron said…
Happy Halloween, Alison. Great card. I don't like spiders either. I haven't quite adopted your way of thinking about them yet. But after seeing all the great projects this month with spiders, maybe.

Thank you for giving us such wonderful projects all month long. I have really enjoyed stopping by your blog each day to see what you have created.
Laura B said…
I love your card for the spiders.:)
Kim said…
Great card! I don't like spiders at all. But it was very nice of you to make them a card! Happy Halloween!
Wendy said…
Cool card Alison. I have actually purchased some new stencils after seeing how cleverly you used them! I have enjoyed your artwork the past 31 days. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Halloween!
ldfdesign said…
Wonderful card! I leave them alone, but I will not set them free. Love how you did the background. Love seeing all your work this month! You did such a wonderful job all month.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN ALISON!!!! Creepy crawling and fabulous creation today!
CarlaKH said…
Lovely spider creation...have enjoyed all your projects this month! Happy halloween!
Steph said…
Fabulous card, love the web and even the spider :) I've had a blast visiting your blog this month, Happy Halloween!
Lyneen said…
Very Creepy... love it, still very creepy~~~~ Happy Halloween!
ionabunny said…
Thanks for all your fantastic projects this month. It's been such fun to hop.

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