Sunday 16 December 2012

Christmas masking

Happy Sunday, I hope you are now well into your Christmas preparations. I still have quite a bit to do, but we are getting there.

Today I have one post for both Fashionable Stamping Challenges and PanPastels DTs. The challenge today at FSC is 'Mask It' and at PanPastels it is 'Christmas Time' and by putting them together I have made a Christmas card for my hubbie.

I used a mask and Maimeri modelling paste, available from our sponsors 'Your Creativity Store', to create the texture on the background and then when it was dry I added PPs and also used a holly mask to create further interest.

The toy soldier is a Sizzix die coloured with distress stains, inked round the edges and edged with black pen.

The Marianne trees have been dry brushed with white paint and I created texture on them by using the die for embossing over them to make it look like branches.

Finally one die cut and two punched snowflakes, a die cut 25 and computer generated sentiment complete finish it off.

I am not around again today, I will be attending day 2 of the Andy Skinner workshops at The Stamp Attic. I am looking forward to having some time over the Christmas and New Year to play with the techniques I am learning.

Sorry I haven't been commenting this week. The catch-up with work after my holiday, a day being a governor at a local school and then prepping and doing a workshop at The Art of Craft has prevented me from doing much else. But hopefully I can catch up with you all this week.

Take care, only 10 more sleeps before Christmas.

hugs Brenda xox