Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Craft-Room Challenge - Masking

So welcome to another Craft-Room Challenge and it’s my turn to choose the theme this week ! My biggest passion in crafting is definitely rubber stamping and I especially enjoy masking and so this was my choice for our challenge this fortnight.
SD532606 My card is created by stamping and masking with five individual stamps  (actually 6 if you count the chicken!) to create this scene which I’ve then coloured with Pro-Markers.
If you want to see (and have time to wade through) a step by step keep reading – if not, thanks so much for visiting and I hope you join us this week for our challenge and remember you could win a £10 voucher to spend in The Craft-Room shop ! I look forward to visiting you all!  Esther xx
Masking – Step by Step – I use sticky notes and eclipse masking tape to create my masks – just stamp the image and cut out. To avoid a white void around the image on your creation, cut the masks slightly inside the stamped line. In the pics my masks are pink to make them show up.
masking 11 – Stamp Cottage

Masking 2

2 – Mask cottage and stamp row of trees/Bushes

Masking 33 – Leave Cottage mask in place and add Tree/Bush mask – stamp Tree.

Masking 4
4 – Leave all masks in place and add Tree mask – Stamp Fields

5 – Leave all masks in place and add fields mask –stamp background Hills.

Remove masks and have fun colouring ! Here I've numbered the stamped images with the masks removed to show the order they build up from front to back. The basic rule is to stamp the image that is in the foreground first and work backwards.
Masking doesn’t have to mean building up a complicated scene you can mask areas of the card before inking and stamping over like here or  just stamp an image and mask to put in a background like here
You can buy ready made masks to use with your inks too – like I’ve done here (you can see what I used this for in this post here).

Well if you've made it this far – I admire your patience..and thanks!  Hope you have fun and look forward to seeing your masking projects….Esther xx


  1. great challenge esther and great Tutorial, and finally a great card- I love scene cards they are one of my fav to create - Debi x

  2. Fantastic masking techniques Esther, and a very good tutorial. I love this card, it's a great example of scene masking. Julia xx

  3. oh hun this is just brilliant I love masking and you really have made one stunning card here hun really love the scene you have created hugs cherylxxx

  4. What a great card! Clever masking!

  5. Fabulous tutorial Esther very clear. Smashing card as well beautiful scene love the little chicken. Great challenge this time thank you XOXO Zoe

  6. A fabulous card Esther and beautifully coloured and A great tutorial on how it came together.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. Beautiful scene card, great masking.Jean x

  8. Great tutorial Esther, thanks,
    you are the master of masking,
    gorgeous project;-))m

  9. Wow, brilliant step by step tutorial Esther, and stunning card! Your masking has created a wonderful scene! Maria x

  10. Fantastic tutorial! You make it look easy! Great card too. Hugs, Kim

  11. I always have the patience for a brilliantly clear tutorial and yours is wonderful, thank you so much for showing step by step how to create a scene Esther! Gini xx

  12. Esther,,,such a fab tutorial and so concise too..the card is a beauty.


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