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

MAWTT challenge 70 - Card for a child

It's Thursday and another fabulous MAWTT challenge and this week the talented Shell has chosen the theme which is to make a card for a child. The prize this week is some digis from La La Land and they very kindly sent us some images to play with this week. Do pop over to the main challenge blog and look at the wonderful creations from the rest of the team.

I chose this cute image and made a Christmas card.

I made the base of the card with the image using Photoshop Elements and the papers, trees and sentiment  are from The Shabby Princess. The only extras are some shading using promarkers over the top of the image already coloured in digitally, Flower Soft, glitter, DI forest green and crystal stickles.

I love the technique of colouring in my image on the computer then adding promarker shading over the top. It's fabulous experimenting with colours over colour.

Challenges to have fun with -
Stamp Something - Use a digi
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
The Crafty Pad - Christmas
Craft your Passion - Add glitter/sparkle
Crafty Cardmakers - Digital Plus (I have used 2 digi papers, digi image, digi elements (trees) and digi sentiment)
Papertake weekly - Sparkly and bright
Creative Belli - Flower Soft

I hope the week has gone well, especially if it is half term week for you.

Take care. Luv B xxxxx