Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy HallowThanksMas Week 4!

Can you tell that sometimes Dream Team's "Fearless Leader", Pam Hornschu, has a hard time deciding on monthly challenges? Since the team will be taking turns all month with the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween, and we did a Christmas collaboration with Stampendous and Core'dinations the 13th - 17th, the confusion should be understandable. Therefore...happy HallowThanksMas! As usual, we'd love for you to play along with the challenge and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog. Just in case you are wondering...NO, YOU DO NOT NEED TO POST SOMETHING WITH ALL THREE HOLIDAYS ON IT! However, you get bonus points for actually using Dreamweaver stencils and product on your creations! And bonus points might actually earn you an extra stencil as our monthly winner...just sayin'!

Here's my creation for this week:

LJ832 Give Thanks stencil
LL515 Pumpkins
LL3008  Tall wheat

LJ832 Give Thanks in Matte Black Embossing Paste with
Metallic FX Powders
Several team members have been participating in the 31 Days of Halloween Smeared and Smudged hop, and we just featured a lot of Christmas designs in our hop last week with the Stampendous and Core'dinations teams, so I thought I'd feature the "Thanks" part of our challenge. 

  • Start with a natural square mirror from Ikea
  • Paint across the bottom with some greens and brown acrylic paints (I used Distress Acrylic Paints) 
  • Move up the mirror with yellows, oranges, rust, and little red, blending them together
  • Dry with a heat tool to make sure the paints are dry
  • Lay the Tall wheat stencil (LL3008) in different areas and stencil with the brown paint
  • Paste emboss the Pumpkins stencil (LL515) on green cardstock with Matte Yellow Embossing Paste, let dry (do this twice)
  • When the pumpins are dry, use the paints to stencil on color
  • Tape off the Give Thanks part of LJ832, place the stencil in the lower left corner of the mirror and paste emboss with Matte Black Embossing Paste
  • Remove stencil and let paste dry for about 8-10 minutes
  • Clean and dry stencil, tape off the cornucopia part, leaving just the words
  • Paste emboss the words in the upper right area of the mirror
  • Remove stencil and let paste dry
  • Use a soft brush to brush Metallic FX powders on the almost dry paste
  • When paste is completely dry, use a swiffer cloth to remove any extra powders
  • Cut out the two sets of Pumpkins, adhere one set flat onto the mirror, use foam mounting tape on the second set

Check out more great HallowThanksMas designs on the design team blogs below:
An InLinkz Link-up


Lyn B said...

An absolutely stunning project Louise!!!! A perfect seasonal home d├ęcor project.

Pam Hornschu said...

Another great frame.. Love how the colors add such depth of field to this beautiful decor piece.

Janis said...

I didn't realize this was a mirror (originally...!). have done a beautiful autumn remake on it. It's wonderful!!!
<3 J

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BurningRubber said...

Your mirror turned out stunning! I love the soft background.