Thursday 28 October 2010

Compendium of Curiosities week 19 - Extreme Masking

Well I actually got to play with this TH technique earlier than I have been doing, in fact last week I made the deadline for entry by 2 hours, call that near the mark or what!!!

As it's almost All Hallows Eve I decided to use spooky Halloween colours - purple, orange and black which meets the deets for Flutterby Wednesday as I have used butterflies as well. The extreme masking technique is explained on P.61 of TH's book and this meets the requirements for the challenge at Studio L3. If you would like to see more inspiration from the man himself then go take a look at his blog HERE.

The small butterfly masks are Papermania vinyls and the larger one is a Tattered Angels mask and I used repositionable spray on it to keep it in one place.

Stamps are a variety by TH and the DI's used are dusty concord, spiced marmalade and black soot. I made my own spray using aged mahogany and faded jeans. The whole piece has been edged with black soot DI and black diamonds stickles.

I have added bats and black butterflies to give this more of a traditional Halloween feel to it. The butterflies are all MS punches and sprayed with spray and sparkle. The bats are a Quickcutz die.
I made another of the metal roses, but I have to admit it looks more like a pine cone, which actually fits this better. I used copper ten second studio metal sheet, die cut the flowers using a Marianne Creatables die, stuck the metal flowers to black card then put it together using a clear, soft glue which takes a while to dry, but allows you to position each layer as you want it.

I shall use the pine cone effect again when doing autumnal designs.

Lastly I added brads and ribbon to make this into a piece which I will hang on the front door on Saturday, ready for any Trick or Treaters.


Challenges to have fun with - I can't believe how many Halloween challenges are still about, so this will fit quite a few of them.

Raise the Bar - Orange, black and purple.
Stampin for the weekend - Halloween/Fall
Crazy 4 Challenges - Halloween
Creative Inspirations - Halloween/Fall
Drunken Stampers - Halloween
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Distressed
Cupcake Inspirations - Halloween theme
Kaboodle Doodles - Bats
Ooh La La Creations - Scary stuff
Paper playtime - Halloween
Pear Tree Designs - Halloween
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Spookay
A crafty little place - Make it spooky
Crafty Creations - Halloween/Autumn
Little Red Wagon - Halloween
Simon Says Stamp - Punch 'Em
The Wild Flower Patch - Halloween
Penny's Challenges - Black, Purple, Orange
AIF - Halloween
Dutch Dare - Halloween
Pixie Dust Studio - Happy Halloween
Shelly's Images - Tic Tac Toe - mine is the right hand column of brads, distressing, flower

Have a great Halloween.

Luv B xxxx


cheryl said...

oh wow hun you really have masterd this to sweet perfection,the masks you have used work brilliantly along with the colurs too just stunning hun,hugs cheryl xxx

Zue said...

Lovely piece of work and those colours are just right for now and the challenges of the moment.
Have fun
Sue xx

Joanne said...

Well done! Such a beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Unknown said...

What a a great technique and how well mastered, this is really stunning, love the colours so appropriate.

Jo x

Nancy said...

WOW!! This is just fantastic!! I love the bats and butterflies!! And, I also love the name of your blog!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday!

Kathyk said...

A REALLY fab project and thanks for all the information on materials and colours, very helpful, love the flower too. Who cares if it looks more like a pine cone? As you say, it's more fitting anyhoo - I LOVE IT!


Min said...

This is just SPOOK-TACULAR! Love the colors and techniques!!
Thanks so much for playing along with this week's "Tic Tac Toe" Challenge at Shelly's Images.
Hugs & Happy Days!

chris said...

Hi Brenda you are so clever, this is an outstanding piece of it love it. hugs chris xx

Yelowflower said...

This is such a neat looking piece.

papertrails leaver said...

wow! How elegant! Love the vintage feel! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week! :-) Amy

Doreen said...

What a fabulous piece of work.Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La

Kate's Makes said...

This is stunning and fab techniques used! Thanks for playing along with the SFTW challenge and good luck :o) Kate x

Saskia said...

So beautiful and so creative!!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge! Good luck!

Greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Rosemary said...

An amazing piece thanks for the directions.

Lisa Jane said...

This is gorgeous Brenda -i just love those colours. If the stamps are more than 6 months old you can enter an Oldie but a goodie challenge this week!
Lisa ;)

Janis Lewis said...

What a fabulous look! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Love crafts forever said...

Wow Brenda!!! This is just too beautiful. Lovely Butterflies. Hugs. Nataliya.

Danni said...

Very nice!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Kathyk said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog. When you do get round to cracking open your round the page punches - make sure you have the instruction sheet with the measurements on . . . . it's too hit and miss otherwise! If not pm me!


Rachel Hope said...

Love the mix of butterflies, birds and Bats!!! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations again this week! Happy Halloween!

Margreet said...

this is sooooo beautiful Brenda...lots of success with so many challenges!
xxx Margreet

Laurel said...

This is stunning! Thanks so much for playing at S2G!

Clare Lloyd said...

gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us @ PTD this week. Good Luck and Happy Halloween. x

Netty said...

oh wow good luck with all those challenges Brenda.... this is such a beautiful tag with some great colours and I love those little birds on the wire. Annette x

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow ,,, this is stunning Brenda !!! beautiful work !! :-)

Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Zoechaos said...

Brenda this is beautiful, the colours are very pretty and suit butterflies and stamps. xx Zoe

Susie said...

Fab card, love the bats & butterflies, and the Halloween colours! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck x

Georgia Ehrmann said...

super card! I love the technique that you have used! Thanks for playing at AiF this week. Hope to see you again next week!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

super card! I love the technique that you have used! Thanks for playing at AiF this week. Hope to see you again next week!

Juls said...

wow!!!! this is just so brilliant! Hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda, sorry i dont get here often enough. I love your beautiful wall hanging and especially the masking and colours. superb !
You just missed out on our halloween challenge too, that finished yesterday. Hope all is good with you
hugs June xxxx

Sarah Anderson said...

Congratulations on joining the Stampman DT - had a bit of a browse around your blog, some lovely cards :)

Unknown said...

Oooh...this is just spectacular. I love the look of the masks and the colors are perfect. Thanks for joining our Tic Tac Toe challenge this week at Shelly's Images. We hope you will join us again next week. :)

MarleneMAZ said...

This is fabulous! so many different things on it, great halloween piece.

Cat said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

Renee said...

All I csn say is WOW!!! What a terrific card. Thanx for joining us this week at AIT. I hope to see you back again.
Renee DT

Val said...

Wow - just absolultely fabulous. Love the stuff you are doing.


Nancy said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!!!

Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge!

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Brenda this is gorgeous, wonderful work.

racinggrandma61 said...

How simply adorable. Those butterflys are just wonderful. TYSVM for playing at AiF challenges and please come back and join us again.

Laralee DT

Unknown said...

Brenda, what can I say that has not already been said. This is tunning & I love those butterflies. Absolutely beautiful. x

Unknown said...

Very pretty.

Thanks for joining us over at PTD, and good luck!

Lou x

Terry said...

Well I for one sure love all the beautiful masking you created! Fabulous work of art!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful Halloween creation.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs :D
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

this is a fantastic card! i love that its a non traditional halloween! thanks for playing this week at AIF

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda, wow, this is one awesome creation, what fantastic detail great use of the masking technique I love it. I would also like to congratulate you on the new DT at the Stamp Man you so deserve it your work is always top notch
Lorraine x

Pattie said...

Great Halloween creation! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations challenge!

Unknown said...

Oh Brenda ... I like this very much! Thank you for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show again this week ... we hope to see you again soon!

Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful Halloween creation!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ACLP this week!!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

This is GORGEOUS! Love your masking and the colors used. Butterflies are always a favorite. So happy that you joined our challenge at ACLP.


sammi said...

Oh wow, this is awesome! Love the colors! Thank you for playing along with this week's "Tic Tac Toe" Challenge at Shelly's Images.

Jeannie said...

Just gorgeous and the colors are perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Play Challenges.

Peace & Luv,

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Fabulous project! Thank you for joining Paper Play Halloween challenge! :)

stampingandstitching said...

Wow Brenda, this is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!

Ann English said...

This is AMAZING! I absolutely love this. It's gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us this week for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls.

Darlene said...

Oh WOW this is awesome! Thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge! Hope you'll join us again next challenge!!

Thanh Vo said...

I'm really late in getting back to this post, but I just wanted to say how much I loved your card and how it brought a smile to my face! Halloween is my favourite holiday! Thanks for playing along with Raise the Bar.