Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sweet Stamps Monthly Challenge- Masking

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this Month is Masking.There are so many ways to do masking..... I used the good old fashioned- make a mask and stamp over it.......

  I stamped the floral images using Butterscotch Shades Die Ink (spot) onto Watercolor paper. I decided to live dangerously and take a paint brush- with barely any water on it and fill in the color into the petals and leaves by touching the outline ink and dragging it in. I used Shades Die Ink (spots) to add highlights using colors Rustic and Forest. I stamped the sentiment in Rustic. I stamped the sentiment before watercoloring the petals- in hind sight, I should have added it last as the inks are water soluble. I added a pop of color with some black (dots stamp), and added shimmer using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen- Stardust.
  The Technique I used is from the latest Technique Junkies Newsletter and is called Simply Framed.

There are SO many ways to mask an image or a scene....... Give it a go and join us!   You have an entire month- the challenge runs from 8/15 thru 9/14.

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Spring Blooms HERE
Thank You Sentiment HERE
Dot Bitty Background HERE
Shades Die Ink (Spots) Butterscotch, Rustic and Forest HERE
Memento Black Tuxedo HERE
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen Stardust HERE
Coordinations Cardstock Scarlet (Classy Reds) HERE

Double Line Tape HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  You cannot win if you don't play!!!  And, if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

 We also have a weekly challenge as well- you have a chance to WIN $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps.

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.

Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Use it Tuesday- Use Un-Inked Stamps -flowers and dots
ABC Challenges # 40- SIP- Stamps, Ink, Paper

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you at the challenge blog!


Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful stamping and such an elegant design.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

kiwimeskreations said...

This is a beauty, Shelly. Love the colours and the frame is a fabulous touch.

Stef H said...

beautiful!~ i like masking and don't do it enough... if at all. but the effect is stunning!

get any golfing in? i haven't golfed in years. miss it.

hugs :)

*Vicki* said...

This is really gorgeous Shelly!! Love your soft flower stamping! :) HUGS

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a stunning Thank You card!

Penny said...

Such a beautiful CAS design, Shelly! Love it! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Anonymous said...

It is the delicate nature of this which strikes me.

Unknown said...

Really beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday.

NanaConnie said...

Shelly, This is absolutely stunning! I have to try that kind of watercolor coloring. Magnificently simple design.

Irit Shalom said...

What a lovely card!

Donna said...

This one is a beauty! I love the fall colors and the splatters. So fun!

Karli said...

This is clean and simple perfection! Beautiful card *Ü*

Laura said...

OOOH shelly I love this card! You did an awesome JOB with the Masking. TFS

Unknown said...

A very pretty card Shelly! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

Terry said...

I can almost feel the texture from the paint on the petals! Love those flowers and such great masking on this very pretty card! Happy Weekend!

sarahstone said...

This is a very pretty card. I love the simplicity of it! Thanks for playing at ABC Challenges!


Anonymous said...

this is a beautiful card. I love the clean and simple look of it, and yet you managed to add some great texture with the masking and coloring.
Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday this week.
Tammy DT

Denise said...

This is so elegant! Very nice!
Big Sweetie Hugs

Michele said...

this turned out perfectly! you really got this technique down. gorgeous card. xo

Sandy Fredrick said...

Sweet design, love how you colored the flowers and added the dotted background.

Margaret said...

This is so beautiful. Love the pretty flower colors and that technique is just perfect.

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful card. Love the colors.

Marilyn said...

This is super pretty and such a great colour combo. You just can't beat the classiness of florals, can you?