Saturday 11 July 2015

Challenge up your life: Challenge #19 Masking

Hello Crafters,

how are you? I can't believe it's Challenge time again, and I haven't posted a single card since the last Challenge. Shame on me, but summer is always a busy time. Besides it's been very hot lately.

So, this time, we're challenging you to use masking:

Challenge #19 Masking

I had a whole lot of vague ideas for this one, but in the end I used some very simple basic masking, no fancy masking fluid and stuff. 

I die cut a stitched panel, stamped my lanterns and coloured them with alcohol markers. Then I masked them off with masking tape and sponged the background in blues and black. The sentiment is from the Flirty Frames set, heat embossed in white.

I matted the panel with some light orange card stock, but I didn't like the way that looked on the white card base. Too plain. So I used all 5 lanterns in the set to create a background on the card base, stamping them repeatedly in dark orangey-yellow ink.

That looked a lot better, but I wanted some more, I wanted shadows around the lanterns. Not too obvious, so I went for a  very light grey. I couldn't use Copics, because I had stamped the background directly on the card base, so I used an ink pad and a blender pen.

I haven't created a matching envelope yet, but I will surely stamp it the same as the background and mask off an area for the address.

So, go ahead and show us your ideas, with all kinds of masking media.