Thursday, October 15, 2015

31 Days of Halloween and Dreamweaver Thursday

Welcome to Dreamweaver Thursday and another 31 Days of Halloween Post for Smeared and Smudged!  Here is my post for today:

This is what it looks like in the shade......

and this is what it looks like in the sunlight.

Black Pigment Ink
DecoArt Chalk Paint in Black
Green Raffia
Card Stock in Black, Green and Purple
Removable Tape
Red Rhinestones
Paper Towels
Embossing Heat Gun
3D Foam Squares
Craft Mat


1.  Use the Versmark Ink to stamp the Damask Bats Rubber Stamp on green card stock.
2.  Pour Kaliedoscope Embossing Poser over the stamped image and shake off excess.
3.  Heat Emboss
4.  Stamp Halloween Wish stamp on purple card stock using black pigment ink.
5.  Pour Marcasite Embossing Powder over the word and shake off the excess.
6.  Heat Emboss
7.  Put a little chalk ink onto your craft mat and add some water.
8.  Paint over the top of the bat image and tap off with paper towels.
9.  Use the paint on the edges of the bat image and the words to distress the images.  Let dry.
10.  Tape the stencil over the bat damask image.  Use a large piece of tape across the top of the entire stencil.  Then, tape all around the edges and the bottom.
11.  Use the palette knife to place the embossing paste on the paste spreader.  Make sure that the strip of paste you use is as long as the stencil is wide.
12.  Place the paste spreader on the top edge of the stencil.  The paste should be at the bottom and facing you.
13.  With the spreader in constant contact with the stencil, pull it towards you, filling in all the wells of the stencil with paste.
14.  Use the palette knife to scrape the paste off the stencil and place it back in the container.
15.  Remove the tape from the sides and bottom of the stencil.
16.  Using the tape on the top as a hinge, carefully lift the stencil from a corner.
17.  Remove the stencil completely and let the paste dry.
18.  Tie raffia around the bottom of the image.
19.  Use 3D Foam Dots to attach the words.
20.  Attach the image to the background.
21.  Place the rhinestones for eyes.

Thanks for stopping by.  Here are the rest of the players for Dreamweaver Thursday this week:


  1. BOO-tiful!!!
    LOVE your colours and dimension, LOVE how the bats eyes are glowing red and look like they're flying right at us!!!
    Thank You for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and recipe too :)

    1. Sorry, forgot to include where I'm from - I'm Tracy from Down Under in Victoria, Australia :)

  2. Wow, that's really cool! I love that background. I think I need that stencil!

  3. Wow...spooky, those eyes actually glow!!!

  4. Wow...spooky, those eyes actually glow!!!

  5. Love that gorgeous shimmery batty background and those glowing red eyes ROCK! Faboolously eerie! xxD

  6. the eyes of the bats glow.
    Great picture.
    thanks for sharing

  7. Your magnificent green background has me going batty! So rich and luscious and the bats themselves , with their red eyes ROCK!!! Some ghoul or boy is going to be happy when they receive this spookarific card!! TFS!

  8. This is gorgeous!!! I love kaleidoscope ep. It is just stunning.

  9. Fantastic background also love the stencil fab project x

  10. Beautiful card, Laura! I keep forgetting to use that Kaleidoscope powder. Such a cool look!

  11. Wicked cool card, love how it glows in the sunlight!

  12. Lovely card! Love that bat damask background.

  13. Great Halloween card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  14. This is SO cool! I love the Kaleidoscope background which has to be much cooler in person! What a BAT-rific card, thank you for creating for the 31 days.

  15. LOVE that AWESOME background stamp... it took me a minute to see the bats... but once I did that is all I saw.... the stencil bats are creepy with those beady red eyes!!! GREAT CARD!!! thanks for sharing!

  16. Spooky cute card! Love that background stencil.

  17. Wow--this is so spooky!
    Sue in Ohio