Monday, 4 July 2011

Masking in the Spotlight

It's time for another spotlight challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and this week the spotlight falls on Masking - this can be using a bought mask (or stencil), making your own, stamping your main image and masking over it before you do your background, using torn paper as a mask, but NOT a picture of a mask.

There is a great stamp as a prize for our winner this week so pop on over to the challenge blog and check it out!

I have used two images from Lavinia stamps, masking the fairy one while stamping the fairy houses  as a background. I also used a masking method I saw in Craft Stamper magazine to stamp a flowery border - using a rectangle of paper held down with blu-tack and stamping a variety of flowers in different colours to create a frame. I used a combination of distress inks and Promarkers to colour the image and stamped the flowers with the distress inks.

Entering this in the following challenges: 
Crafty Pad - particular style, easel/fold back/tri shutter/rocker, etc. 
Stamptacular Sunday - Must use a stamp - use 2 of the same thing
Secret Crafter - Here Comes Summer
Alphabet Challenge - I for Insect  (butterfly)
Crafty Catz -  Colors of Summer 
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Red, orange, yellows
Some Odd Girl - Bright & blinding colours (no pastels) 
Gingerloft - Add beads
Happileigh Scrappin
 - Frame it

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Fairies


Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Cute card. Love the stamped flower frame. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

Sonia said...

Hi Jenni
Awesome card! love how you create the card.
Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET Challenge Blog this week.
Good Luck!
Sonia **Sony** - DT

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Here comes Summer" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Dawn said...

This is lush Jenni! I love your stamped flower border!
Thanks for sharing at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xxx

Céline said...

fab card great stamps
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
céline SSC DT

Debbie said...

Fabulous easel card Jenni - love your colouring. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

Curlybear said...

Wow this is such a beautiful creation, the image is adorable and coloured perfectly,

Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 141 HERE COMES SUMMER, and we hope to see you next week,

Good Luck with the challenge

Hugs Bridget :0) x

happyglitzygirl said...

Very colourful, lovely card, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

Linda said...

Hi Jenny I love your stamped border it's fabulous love Linda

Andie's Space said...

Hi Jenni,
This looks amazing. The frame is fabulous & I love the vibrant background to the lovely images. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
Andie xx

Made by Mandy said...

Jenni I could never in a million years create such a lovely card. This is just gorgeous and I love the colours :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Use a Frame challenge over at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenges

Mandy (DT member for Happileigh Scrappin')

Lin said...

OMG Jenni, how completely amazing is this! Fabulous colours, gorgeous imagery, absolute perfection!

Lin xx