My Lovely Friends,

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Card for paper Take Weekly challenge and mini Tutorial

Hi guys, phew these weeks go fast don't they, anyway it's time again for the latest challenge over at 

paper Take Weekly
which is Take your pick,

Choose sketch 98 or free for all,
cool colours from the colour wheel
Technique- Masking - make a scene using 2 or more images
Use Kraft card,
go to the challenge site for more details,

I've used all of them,

I've masked Tilda goes shopping with Boutique shop window,( I've done a little tutorial of this technique which is below), I coloured the images with my copics and cut out the shape using a Go Kreate die,
The gorgeous flower is from The Ribbon Girl, the flourishes are from Cheery Lynn again, love this flourish!!!!

Masking Tutorial shown for this card,

Take your chosen stamps, and stamp the one to be in the foreground first onto your chosen card stock, make sure you leave plenty of room for the background stamp,

Next make a mask of the foreground stamp, ie Tilda goes shopping, I used 2 post it notes, layered together as my image was larger than one piece, you then stamp on your image and cut around the outline, here I left the right hand side on it, as i wanted the mask to stick down better and because the background stamp wasn't going near there, you can of course cut all the way round and is what you usually do if your not being lazy like I was lol,
Place your mask carefully over your stamped image, so none of the bottom stamp shows, as shown.

Take your background stamp and a stamping system for masking, ink your stamp and  place your stamp onto your stamping block and then take this to the stamping system,mine consists of 2 acrylic pieces,  one is a upside down L shape and a oblong acrylic piece  which you fit together in the angle shown, ( top Left) then take your background stamp and fit it into the angled corner too, as shown, hopefully you can just make out the larger acrylic piece underneath, that my stamp block is stamping onto,
 lift your stamped image up and you should then have a light image on your masking system acrylic block,
This picture is the background image on the masking system so you can place it over your masked image, to place it  where you want it to be, ie, left, right, up down etc, I made most of the Boutique letters visible and the window higher then Tilda's feet to look like it's in a building as she's walking past, when you have this where you want it, carefully lift the larger piece of the masking system off your masked image making sure you don't move the upside down L shaped piece, as this is your guide for your stamp background, if you do move it just go back and align it all up again,

PS: sorry I've just noticed the bits of old stamping on my masking system at the bottom of the picture, I once used a permanent ink for another project and it won't come off, so just ignore that bit 

Take your inked up stamp on your stamp block and making sure it fits into the angled corner of your upside down L shaped masking system, stamp your background image over your masked image, as shown above,

This is what it will look like after you have removed the background stamp, parts of the stamp will be on the mask, this is what it should be so don't worry!!! at this point remove your Tilda mask, you can reuse this later some time or throw it away,

This is the finished look, I hope this has made sense as it's a little hard to explain, if you want to ask any questions, just ask away,

Papers Maja Design,
Kraft cardstock
Doo Hickey border die
Cheery Lynn flourish die
TRG - flower - Mixed Dahlia Barley sugar
Tim Holtz Idea-ology chit chat stickers
Skin - E000, 00, 11, 13, R11
Hair - E44, 43, 42, 41, 40
Top - E55, 53, 51, 50
Jeans - E77, 74, 71, 70
Shoes - W5, 3, 1, 0
Bags / blue - B97, 95, 93, 91
Green - G21, BG93
Window frame - W5, 3, 1, 0,
Bricks - W3, 1, 0, - E43, 41
Glass - C3, 1, 0

Simply Magnolia - CAS or fully loaded
Dies R Us - flourishes
Bunny Zoe's - for the girls
Cheery Lynn - Anything goes

Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx


Deborah Artliff said...

H Liz what a beautiful card I love the image and the shape of this card is gorgeous and the design is wonderful. x
Debs xx
{Debs Cards– my personal blog}

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card Liz
love the tutorial
hugs Tamara

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh wow love this.. Not done any masking for a while. You've made me want to get stamping again.
Thanks for the wonderful inspiration x

Beth Brovold said...

Gorgeous Liz!!! I love using kraft...don't do it enough!! Your Tilda sure looks like she enjoyed the!! What a great tutorial as well!! Thanks for your comment on my typewriter...PLEASE DO ONE!!! I would SO love to see what an amazing piece of art that you would come up with!!
Take care,
P.S. I see that you joined us at Simply Magnolia...thank you for sharing with us!!! Good luck!!

Gina Knott said...

This is so beautiful Liz!! Love the scene you have created and your wonderful colouring!! Thank you for a very clear tutorial.
Gina xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous in every detail Liz.
Debs xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Wonderful tutorial Liz and FABULOUS creation over all! Well done! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘FLOURISHES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

yvon said...

Hi Liz,
Beautiful card, love the shape of it. Is it a spellbinder? Thanks for the tut on how to mask.
Hugs, Yvon

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Gorgeous card - love the way you've used a neutral color for the flourish! Your sweet stamping and coloring is so cute!!!

Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Alicia Borowski said...

So very sweet. Great tutorial too. Thanks for joining us for our 'Flourish' challenge #20.
Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Corina said...

Your not the only one that loves using the flourish - it is one of my fave too! Thank you for joining in on the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Sandy Hulsart said...

What an adorable image and a wonderful card, Liz. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Donna said...

Wow!!! Such a pretty card with gorgeous detail.
Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia.
Hugs, Donna xx