Sunday, 9 November 2014

IndigoBlu Challenge 21 - Magical Masking

I was lucky enough last month to be selected in the top 3 of the IndigoBlu challenge. I was asked to create a piece of work as inspiration for this current challenge, Magical Masking.

This is the card I have created for my inspiration piece.
This card used the dinky flutterby and the flourish for the Music Hall stamp plate. The saying "Just to say..." is from the Bloomin Great stamp plate.

The butterflies and greeting are stamped using brilliance inks - pearlescent sky blue and pearlescent purple. the masked off background behind the butterflies is coloured with spun sugar distress ink, the flourish is also stamped with spun sugar before the masks were removed from the butterflies.

I mounted the panel onto blue then onto pink cardstock, then added a bit of bling.

I'm loving the small round TH blending tools!

I also created another card using the dinky butterfly stamp and couldn't decide at first which to use as my inspitation piece, but, in the end opted for the card above. You decide if  I made the right choice.

Here is the second card I created and this one took a lot longer than the first to do  -

This is card number two.

I stamped the first butterfly as the focal point and masked it off. then I stamped the others in turn, masking them off as I went along. They are inked with salty ocean and mowed lawn distress pens. I then stamped the script stamp on the background using old paper distress ink. Once this was done, I removed the masks from the butterflies.

I inked the edges of the card with salty ocean distress ink using the mini ink blending tool. I then mounted the panel onto green cardstock.

I then stamped the butterfly onto heat resistent acetate using blue hawii and cactus green stazon inks. Dried it with my heat gun then cut out. I shaped the wings, adhered glmour dust, angel whispers, to the reverse, then stuck just the body of the butterfly over the body of my main image.

I stamped the sentiment, "If you truly love nature...." from the Nature 1 stamp plate onto spare card, cut it into two and inked the edges with salty ocean distress ink before adhering it to the card as shown.

Once the glue had dried, I added a bit of bling to the body of the acetate butterfly and onto the card.

Well, did I make the right choice? Over to you, what do you think? The first is clean and simple, the second far more busy and time consuming.

Your comments are always welcomed, and thanks for dropping by.