Sunday, 9 January 2011

More fun with masking!!

 I have been having more fun with the masking technique demonstrated by Shari on the Hero Arts blog.  This time I have used a Spellbinder Nestability shape to create my mask.



































I stamped and then distressed the Music Background with Victorian Velvet, one of my favourite new colours from Tim Holtz!  Next I stamped the silhouette corner using an Adirondack pad in Pesto, I also stamped the butterfly using the same pesto colour.   I made a mask for the butterfly and then coloured with Broken China ink, adding a little yellow to the edges and some white dots.






















The current Hero Arts challenge is also to decorate the inside of the card so I have added a butterfly in the same way.
Here is another card for the current challenge, this time using the masking technique and this was also inspired by the cover of the new Hero Arts catalogue.  Not sure if I really like this card, it didn't really turn out how I envisaged it, never mind I will enter it anyway.
Hope you are all having a relaxing weekend, I have two ill children at the moment, both Francesca and Tristan seem to have this flu bug thats going round.  I am trying to nurse them and I'm dosing myself up in the hope that I don't catch it as well!!
SallyX
Supplies: Hero Arts stamps.  CG222. Music Background. Cl383 Antique Engravings. H5011 Silhouette Corner. CG134 Large Flower. S4878 Letter Writing. Distress Inks in Broken China, Victorian Velvet Dust Concord and Mustard Seed.

11 comments:

Stamp In Style (Suze) said...

Love, love the Musical Butterfly Card!
Hugs
Suze x

Barb said...

Love the way the first card turned out, Sally! Wonderful masking! Your second one is so pretty too! Love the colors and your beautiful flower!

Shawna said...

Lovely Sally!

Lin said...

I love this masking stuff! Ingenious to use a nestie for the mask! Love that idea!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Pretty cards, Sally!

Brenda said...

This masking technique is really fun, when one remembers to use it! I really love your clever way of using the nestability die to do the masking, superb! Your cards are both beautiful Sally! And your flower is just so pretty and vibrant, I love it!

Tracey said...

YOu are rocking the masking technique with your beautiful cards!!!! I really NEVER use this, so thanks for the inspiration!!!

Arlene said...

Great masking on both cards. Stunning card with those dark green stems. I love that butterfly.

The flower is just beautiful on your second card.

Dawn said...

love your idea to use the nestie as a mask. Must try that,. love your first card Sally and the colours on your second one are so lovely.

walchowDesign said...

Lovely card, Sally!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful cards! Love the masking and layering of stamps!