Saturday, May 30, 2015

Day 4 Mask-erade

Happy Saturday!

Not only is it the weekend, it's also my first day of nine days off from work and I am one, happy camper!

I've got a card to share with you today, from day 4 of the Mask-erade class, using freezer paper as a mask. 

This stuff works really well if you want to use a watercolor technique because it seals onto your project better than regular masking paper.

Here's my card.

It is so fun to peal off the mask to reveal all that white! I used the Kite Shaker die from Simon Says Stamp, as well as their You're Amazing die. I just inked up the sentiment die with the same colors I used for my water coloring. These bright colors make me happy!

I've had such a fun week, getting inky and creative with this class! And I want to thank those of you who have stopped by and left such sweet comments! It makes me realize how much I miss blogging when I don't have the time!

Hope you all have a great weekend!
Barb ♥

Friday, May 29, 2015

Day 3 Mask-erade


I'm back with another card from online card classes, Mask-erade.

Day three was all about masking fluids. I have never tried using any of them before and didn't have any on hand. So, while I was at work today, I picked up some Rubber Cement to use instead. It worked great and is cheaper too - yay!

Shari Carroll shared a technique that I wanted to try. Her card was amazing, as always! Here's my take:

After stamping the Butterflies from Tim Holtz onto watercolor paper, I masked them off using the rubber cement. Then I stamped the Hero Arts background cling, Dotted Grid and added Distress Inks mixed with water through a Tim Hotz stencil. The layer of rubber cement protects the butterflies from all that ink. I just rubbed it right off after the ink was dry. The sentiment is from this set by Simon Says Stamp.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

More Cards for "Mask-erade"

Hi there!

I'm back again tonight to share two more cards using some fun masking techniques learned in the online card class, Mask-erade

My first card uses a technique taught by Laura Bassen in day 1 of class. Loved her card! Here's my take:

I used the Darla Butterfly die from Memory Box to create my mask and lots of Simon Says Stamp inks. The pretty sentiment is from the Delightful Day set by Clearly Besotted.

My second card is another one-layer and was created using techniques from day 2. Jennifer McGuire's examples were so fun! I love that you can create lots of depth with masking!

I used a die from the Simon Says Stamp set called, Balloons, cut it out, then shaded in the negative spaces with ink and stamped the stars from the Birthday Balloons stamp set. I used a mixed sentiment - one from the same balloon set and one from Sending and Wishing.

I'm loving this class so far! It feels great to be inspired, not only to get inky, but to also share the creativity with you on my blog. 

Hoping to be back again soon with more cards!

Thanks so much for your visit! 
Barb ❤️

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mask-erade Day 1

Hi there!

Just a quick post tonight to share a card I created for day 1 of the newest online card class called, Mask-erade

Debby Hughes shared a technique using both the negative and positive portions of the mask. Here's my take. 

I used an oval die and the Botanicals 2 stamp set from Paper Smooches. The sentiment is from the Clearly Besotted set, Friends Forever. It's a simple, one layer card but I really like the way it turned out. All inks used were from Simon Says Stamp. 

This was the first time posting from my phone - hope it all works!

And I hope you're all doing well! I'm looking forward to some time off from work next week. Hoping to get some organizing done in my craft space and to plant my flowers and veggies. Our weather has not been very warm or sunny lately, so I'm really hoping it shapes up so I can spend some time outside! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Barb ❤️