Saturday, May 21, 2011

Masked Every Moment

Masked Every Moment by Andrea G71

Another card we made at our May Stamp Club workshop.


Stamp image with Black Stazon ink in bottom corner of Whisper White card stock.  Make sure you leave enough room for the eyelet.

Create a mask for your image on a Post-It note and cut out.  Place on top of stamped image.  Here is a great TUTORIAL on masking.  Instead of stamping another image, we sponged around our mask with Bashful Blue ink.  

You will need to create a Template that fits over the 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 Whisper White card stock.  The open rectangle measures at 2 x 2-7/8 but you can make it as big or small as you want.

Use a yellow sponge, not sponge dauber, to pick up Bashful Blue ink and "pounce" over image.  Around edges I also rub in a circular motion to get a more smooth and even effect.

 Colouring with Water Colour Crayons:

To colour the image I used the Neutrals and Brights Water Colour Crayons.  On the larger parts, like the yellow part of the bird, I coloured directly on the image with the crayon.  For the narrow areas, Olive, Black and Pumpkin Pie areas, I picked up colour from the crayon with my blender pen.  The bull rushes were coloured with Crumb Cake and then shaded in with Early Espresso.  Here is a TUTORIAL if you would like to see photos of how it is done.  This tutorial uses an Aquapainter instead of a blender pen.  Both work.

I used the Crop-o-dile to add the eyelets but you can use whatever eyelet setter you feel comfortable with.  I set the eyelets through the Whisper White and Bashful Blue card stock.  Then add the linen thread. 


Whisper White:  A2 Card Base;  3-1/2 x 4-3/4
Crumb Cake:  5-3/8 x 4-1/8
Bashful Blue:  3-5/8 x 4-7/8


Stamps:  Every Moment
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, 
Ink:  Black Stazon, Bashful Blue
Accessories:  Cardboard Template for Masked Rectangle, Edge Distresser, Dimensionals, Post-It Note for Image Mask, Neutral Eyelets, Linen Thread, Crop-o-dile, Watercolour Crayons (Neutrals and Brights), Blender Pen, Sponge

Thanks for stopping by.

Edited on June 15, 2011.  Today someone left a anonymous comment saying that I made a "direct copy" of THIS  card, I think,(after searching the site) on Splitcoaststampers.  Unfortunately I don't remember where I got inspiration to make this card since I made it a few months ago and only posted it now.  It looks like I must have since I do see similarities although to me it doesn't look like a direct copy.  I often look at a few cards when I am trying to figure how I might use a particular stamp set.  I guess I am going to have to keep track of all the cards I use as inspiration.  My apologies.


Anonymous said...

This card looks like a direct copy of a card made by AudreyAnn on Splitcoast. Her card was made a year ago. Did you copy it and not give credit? Looks like it.