Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mystical and Magical Week 2!

We hope you enjoyed week one of our spooky, mystical and magical land of Halloween and holidays. This week the Dreamweaver design team has another set of great creations to share with you and we hope you will consider joining our challenge. Just link your creation with the linky tool over at the DREAM it UP! blog or email a photo of your work to and she will post it for you. You could win a prize! 
The month of October we have as our guest designer, Alison Heikkila. October promises to be a very creative month, you won't want to miss any of it!
Here's my design for this week:
LJ816 - Spider web, LL531 - Jack o lanterns
LS28 - Spider, LG749 - Doggy words
Here's how it's done:
  • Paste emboss the Spider web stencil (LJ816) with Glossy White Embossing Paste (angle the stencil across the upper left corner of black cardstock)
  • Remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning, immediately sprinkle the wet paste with Crystal glitter
  • Let dry
  • Paste emboss the Jack o lanterns stencil (LL531) with Matte Yellow Embossing Paste in the lower right corner
  • Remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning
  • Let dry
  • Return the Jack o lanterns stencil over the dry paste and use small stencil brushes to apply ink over the paste (I used Splendor Ink - Circus ink pad)
  • Paste emboss the Spider stencil (LS28) on white cardstock with Glossy Black Embossing Paste
  • Remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning
  • Sprinkle Metallic F/X powder Nouveau Orange randomly over the wet paste
  • Let dry
  • Cut out the spider as close as possible to all the legs, use a Distress marker in antique linen to color the white edges throughout the design
  • Attach to the web with foam tape
  • Use the Dog words stencil (LG749), a small stencil brush and Memento Tuxedo Black to stencil the "happy" from the Happy HOWLoween part of the stencil
  • Line up the Happy underneath the first one and a little to the left, tape off only the "Ha" and stencil that, use the "pp" upside down to create the two l's (minus the round part of course!), then the "oween" next to that
  • Use a deckle scissors to cut around the words, and brush the background with the left over black ink from the brush, mount the words on a small orange mat with a deckled edge
  • Use foam tape to add the words to the card
Now check out the rest of the team blogs:

This week I have been taking Creative Chemistry 102 with Tim Holtz. Scroll down to see what we've been creating!

Happy Creating,


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Wonderfully edgy! Each step made to further awe and inspire my creative energy!

Lea said...

Love your card, Louise! Very fun for Halloween! I took a look at your CC102 projects and they're awesome! Guess I will have to bite the bullet and take CC101 & CC102! Thanks for sharing!

Jan Castle said...

Yuk! That spider looks real and gives me the creeps...but then, that is the look you were going for - right? Great card!

Pam Hornschu said...

This is fabulous, Louise! Great combo of elements, and the shading on those pumpkins is great!

Vicki Sopcak said...

Awesome card, very eerie. The Jack-o-lanterns are scary and the spider and spider web make for a very creepy card. Great Job!!!

Alison said...

This is awesome. Totally creep-tastic! I really like that you used so many stencils on one card.