Sunday, 16 December 2012

Fashionable Masking

Time for another challenge over at Fashionable Stamping challenge, Claire has chosen one of my all time favourite techniques for our theme this time  - Masking.  Don’t forget that we are a stamping challenge so we do need to see some form of stamping on your project, and no digi stamps are allowed.
The background for my card is created with stencils and distress inks.  The main panel is created using Stamp Addicts stamps and more distress inks. Once I’d coloured the card with antique linen DI, I stamped the large butterfly in the corner, the flourish down the edge, the small butterfly and the wording. I used artists masking fluid to mask the flourish as a paper mask would have been far to fiddly, but used a post it note to mask the Butterflies and postmark.  I stamped over the lot with Judikins Italian Script stamp and added some purple DI before removing the masks.  SD533812
I finished off with some rock candy crackle paint to the large butterfly and a couple of the small butterflies stamped and cut out.
I know a lot of people will be busy preparing for Christmas (I on the other hand am in complete denial!) but i hope you find some time to share your masking creations with us...Esther xx  


  1. A beautiful card in great colors, make me longing for spring.

  2. Beautiful card Esther, love the flourish and the colours you've used. Sue C x

  3. Gorgeous card, love the pale colouring.
    Yvonne x

  4. Hi
    A lovely pretty and delicate card.

  5. Hi Esther, this is a gorgeous card, and such a beautiful butterfly, it really stands out on the lovely background.
    Avril xx

  6. This is really pretty, I love the soft colour and the super flourish down the side. Jean x

  7. Hi Esther...this is such a beautiful card. I like the use of the masking fluid...I must look into that one ;) - it has really made the flourishes stand out. Love it.
    Dot x

  8. LOVE it, it catched my eye straightaway!

  9. This is such a lovely card Esther - beautiful colour.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. Hi Esther, fantastic card, love the lilac tones and the beautiful stamping. So creative. xx

  11. Gorgeous card Esther. The butterflies look beautiful and the colours are so lovely. Clever masking too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  12. Really stunning, I love the colour and the butterflies are beautiful
    Lindsay xx

  13. oh hun this is just brilliant love it too bits,just wanted to pop over to say happy christmas and to thank you for all your support hugs Cherylxx

  14. Hi Esther.
    I am just catching up a bit and love your 'masking' sample for FSC, the colours are gorgeous and masking the flourish with the fluid has worked so well.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  15. Hi Esther, I'm playing catch up too but so glad I found time to visit. This is a really gorgeous card with those beautiful butterflies and that background is a real stunner.
    Merry Christmas
    Claire xx


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