Sunday, August 02, 2015

Masked Tulips


Hi everyone.  Welcome to the start of the Happy Little Stampers August CAS Challenge.  This month it's all about Masking.





I used three different types of mask for the card above.  To create my one layer card, I used post-it note tape to mask off 1" border at the bottom.  I wanted to leave it white for the sentiment.  Then I stamped my flowers and watercoloured them using my Zig Watercolor Pens.  I stamped the flowers onto post-it note paper and cut out masks for each of the flower heads ... it's a bit picky as the flowers are very small, but it went fairly fast. :)  I masked the flower heads and then inked up my large script stamp.  I ripped a paper towel to create a mask as I just wanted the script near the bottom.  Then I sponged around the side and bottom edges.

Lots of fun to make. :)

I hope you'll check out the HLS Masking challenge HERE.  Joanna (Harty by Heart) is joining us as our Guest Designer this month.  She makes the most amazing CAS cards, and she also does a lot of video tutorials.  Make sure you check out her blog ... you'll be glad you did!!  And also check out the challenge to see the amazing cards from the rest of the Design Team.

Come join in the fun .. made a CAS card that has some sort of masking and enter the linky, which is open for the whole month.  On the challenge site, you'll find links to some masking video tutorials for inspiration.

Thanks for coming by ... hope to see you in the HLS CAS Gallery!

Edited to add:

Penny Black monthly challenge for August is looking for Summer Flowers, so I'm sending this over.

I'm also adding this to the One Layer Simplicity Challenge #19 - Strip Down (don't you just love that challenge name??).  :)  The challenge is to mask off a strip ... I turned it so that I'm Stripping Across - hope that's OK.  :)











Stamps:  Garden Blooms (Penny Black); En Francais and Happiest Birthday Wishes (SU!)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Ink:  Black Archival (Ranger); Zig Watercolor Pens (orange, pink, light green); Pistachio Pudding (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Post-it Tape, Post-it Notes, sponges, paper towel

Challenges:
HLS August CAS Challenge - Masking
Penny Black August Challenge - Summer Flowers
OLS#19 - Strip Down

36 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Loll and great masking

Anne

Susan said...

That's dedication, cutting all those masks! Well worth the effort though, as it is a fabulous card! Love the script and the sponging behind the flowers.

Gramma Sarah said...

Always looking for different ways to make a card unique ... and you are usually the answer! Love this card.

Carol said...

Beautiful masking Loll, this is a gorgeous card. Carol x

Elina Strömberg said...

Love your card! It's so beautiful. You really master the masking techniques!! ♥

laurie said...

Your tulips are gorgeous! You are awesome at masking!

laurie said...

Your tulips are gorgeous! You are awesome at masking!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love those subtle layers Loll! The beautifully sponged background colour and those very pretty flowers and finally the text (well worth the effort, in my mind) . . . fabulous work as ever Loll! Have a great week! Hazel xx

Lee-Anne said...

Well worth the fussy cutting of the masks, Loll! This is absolutely amazing!

MaryH said...

Outstanding. The paper towel masking for the script looks wonderful...Can just guess fussy cutting the flowers were fiddly too, but oh my, was it worth it. Loved the Zig coloring and this is just a lovely, lovely card. TFS & Hugs

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Love that soft background with the script! Lots of masking you did here!

Kylie said...

So pretty, Loll. Amazing masking!! It must have been VERY fiddly but so worth the end result! xx

nancy littrell said...

I am thrilled to see your CAS Masking Challenge Loll. I am anxious to check out all the video's. I really could use some hints on masking. Loved your masked flowers. Your background and sentiment turned out so well on your one layer card. TFS and hosting my friend :-)

Julie B said...

Fantastic masking Loll. it looks even better in real life!
Thanks again for the suprise card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I just love your text with sponging background - perfect with the pretty tulips

Karen B said...

What a pretty card Loll plus three types of masking - brilliant.

Hugs.

Karen x

Linda said...

Gorgeous!! Those tulips look so elegant ... and well done you for fussy cutting all those masks! xx

Karen D. said...

I just saw this card on the HLS site....my fav for sure in the lineup....love it!!
hugs mf.

Julia Aston said...

This is beautiful Loll!

Sue said...

This is beautiful, Loll! Love your beautiful flowers and soft background x

Anita in France said...

What dedicated cutting and masking, Loll ... and such a lovely effect ... those tulips against the subtle background are gorgeous! Anita :)

Deepti said...

Oh my so gorgeous and so pretty !

Toni said...

Loll, this is so lovely--very calming. due to the colors, composition? Who cares--it soothes the soul

toni

Bonnie said...

Love these tiny flowers with the script and sponging! What an amazing one layer card!

Joanna Harty said...

Your card is stunning as always Loll! Thanks for your sweet words about me, I'm so glad to be GD over at HLS!

Inkyfingers said...

This is an amazing one layer card Loll and your masking skill get 11 out of 10 from me!

linda said...

such a beautiful CAS card with some fabulous masking techniques and colours! thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.
linda

Karen Mead said...

Love this card Loll - stunning design and those tulips are so pretty:) xx

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous card, Loll! I love the softness of the script in the background with the pastel green, and your tulips are colored beautifully!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Simply beautiful, Loll! Such a great job with masking(S) and stamping! And background is amazing, love it!

Pat said...

I love the masked tulips Loll with the script behind and a great tip to mask with kitchen towel to get the script just where you wanted it, and then a nice straight edge under which you have placed the sentiment. Beautiful! x

Chrissie said...

A beautiful creation Loll, the masking is perfect and the composition so beautifully balanced!
Love it!
Chrissie xx

Mac Mable said...

Lots of hard work in the masking, but well worth it. Love the colours and the creativity of this card. Beautiful muted tones and just love it!

Susan said...

Loll, you never fail to WOW me with your beautiful cards! This looks like it was a lot of work...but it was definitely worth it!

Bobby said...

I love the feel the green sponging gives the card and surrounds those beautiful tulips. Loll.

Maura R said...

This is a delayed response to this card but I love this, Loll! The layout, the colors, the softness - just gorgeous. I have a question about the zig markers, but I will email it.