Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Masking

Good morning, an unusual extra post because we didn't go to our Son's this week as hubster is a little under the weather as am I. So no craft class for me but I do get extra time in the craft room.

It's my friend's birthday in a few days and I have made a card for her. She loves red flowers so I had to include some here. She retired from work at the same time as I was ill many years ago and has been a great support over the years. I don't know how she fits all her commitments into the day. As well as looking after her Mum, she is converting a bungalow with her husband, babysitting for her youngest, taking me out for lunch, housekeeping for her Son and Daughter in law in Italy and even walking the dog for her middle son! I don't really know how she had time to fit work in!

Anyway here is the card I made for her.


There are a few challenges around that I was thinking of when I made this.
It is One Layer week over at Less is More with the extra theme of Love, OLS has the theme of blend
and ATCAS is masking!

To make the card I stamped my first daisy in red DI then masked it before stamping the second then again with the 3 leaves, I overstamped all the masks with script greetings in black before removing  them and colouring using Copics.
That's where the blending came in as I used 5 reds to get the dimension right on the petals and 4 greens on the leaves.

That's about it then, thanks for calling by and see you again soon. Don't forget to leave a comment then I can reciprocate!

27 comments:

  1. Fabulous card, amazing masking , stunning colours and full of WOW!
    Sarah x

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  2. Ooops! Forgot to say thanks for linking up at Less is More
    Sarah x

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  3. Lovely, mum. Sure she will love it!

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  4. Absolutely amazing, she will love it for sure xx

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  5. This looks fabulous, your friend is very lucky to have a friend as talented as you.

    Chris M

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  6. What a gorgeous card, Julie! My mouth was hanging open while I stared at those amazingly colored daisies!

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  7. Love the bright colouring, lovely card

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  8. Fabulous colour burst in your florals !

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  9. This is simply awesome, the colouring of your flowers is fabulous!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  10. Amazing! Thank you for sharing with ATCAS

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  11. Gorgeous card Jules, I'm sure your friend will treasure it! LOVE the scripty background and how you've masked your flowers. You have really brought them to life with all your shading. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. xx

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  12. You are a coloring wizard and your masking skills are divine. I need to get better... that is all! :)

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  13. This is beautiful, Julie! I love the red flowers and the script! Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS!

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  14. Fabulous coloring and masking! I love those daisies! As Guest Designer I want to thank you for sharing at ATCAS!

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  15. This is absolutely AMAZING !! Beautiful card,Thanks For Joining IN AT atcas

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  16. Wonderful example of the masking technique..you're obviously an expert at it! The flowers are so beautifully vibrant against the script!

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  17. So beautiful and perfect masking job!

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  18. Stunning colouring - the flowers look so three dimensional! Just beautiful.
    Elaine

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  19. This is really stunning Julie! Love that beautiful bloom and your masking is awesome! :)

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  20. Hi saw your lovely card at LIM, brilliant flower colouring1 Ruby x

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  21. Lovely floral birthday card...your friend will love it.

    My Card Site: Creative Heart Designs

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  22. Stunning and striking card Julie!
    Thanks for joining our love challenge
    Anne
    Less is More

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  23. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS, Rebecca x

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  24. FIVE REDS?!?!?! Oh, my goodness. The effort you put in was worth it for such beautiful blending. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty at the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge!

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  25. Such a beautiful card, your flowers are brilliant. The dimension is wonderful. Brava

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