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 6×6 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 6×6 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. So…is 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!