Monday, December 14, 2015

Slightly Masking Mad????


I recently purchased the STAMPlorations set True North and decided to ink it up the other day as I was needing a masculine birthday card.

I started by stamping and silver embossing both the image and sentiment.

 I then added masks before adding colour - the sea and the sea fog I used dusters to apply the colours, which gave a sense of movement, but not violent movement.

The 'beams' were dusted on too, but I used sponges on the sky, which gives a hint at turbulence that may have just calmed.. I added dots of stickles for stars.

After tying the bakers twine around the panel, I added a thin strand of gold thread for interest.  I then mounted this panel over a lighter blue base.

I also stamped the inside of the card with the compass from the set, 
and added a birthday greeting too.

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Shirley Chillman said...

Wow I love this masculine card and the background is amazing. Masking and embossing is one of my fave techniques.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Suchi said...

Such a stunning masculine card! I loved your stamp is in my wishlist! And your masking is superb...loved the colors too! :)
Suchi xx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

I think the story about the sky makes it all seem so real. The compass inside and the lighthouse are both a sign for finding your way. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 213th FF AG challenge! Advent Blessings, Carole

Joann Williams said...

This is a beautiful card! Absolutely perfect for the men! Thank you for playing in our Funday Friday challenge!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Maxine!! What a wonderful atmosphere you have created with your lighthouse and masking technique, I can almost here the horn as a ship approaches! Stunning! hugs :)

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our art by miran challenge
so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

MiamiKel said...

Oh Maxine, this is a beauty! What a terrific masculine card and lovely stamp set - the pocket watches on the inside are perfect!

jimlynn said...

Sensational!! Love the way the light and sky are done. Perfect for a masculine card!

MaryH said...

It's brilliantly done, Maxine. I've just discovered Stamplorations (stencils!) but saw this stamp set. You've certainly captured the movement of the sea and the fabulous beam of light from this lighthouse. A lovely design layout, and a marvelous guy card (well, could really work for either gender I think!). Well done!!! Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, TFS & Hugs too.

Jennie said...

Beautiful card Maxine and LOVE that verse!!

wannabcre8tive said...

A fabulous masculine card. I love the lighthouse. Thank you for joining us for the Classy Cards N Such challenge this week.

Dawn Turley said...

Great masking Maxine. Lovely card.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow - this turned out brilliant again! A beautiful card Maxine!
Happy day!

Angie said...

Maxine this is so beautiful! Wonderful masking and gorgeous scripture!!!

Team Clark said...

Great techniques and such a pretty design, Maxine! Christmas hugs, Autumn

Dots Dabbles said...

Beautiful masking Maxine! It is a great male hard to do sometimes isn't it.
Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Dot x

Mynn Kitchen said...

What a fabulous card! I LOVE the silver embossing and lovely inks you used! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Lovely Linda said...

A lovely masculine card Maxine - love the sponging and embossing - the scripture is perfect! {{{hugs}}}

Mulberry Mindy said...

A beautiful card, Maxine. I love lighthouses, and this one is just beautiful. Thank you for joining our weekly challenge at Classy
Cards 'n Such. Please join us again!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

fantastic job with the masking! love this card! thanks for sharing with us at Quick Quotes this month!


Donna Phelan said...

This is a wonderful masculine card. I {heart} all things lighthouses! Yours is created beautifully! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Great Impressions. Merry Merry!

Denise Pustelniak said...

Perfect masculine image and fantastic technique!
Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

Mrs.B said...

Masking is always a great technique to use on backgrounds, and it works really well with the stamps you've used.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril xx

Leanne said...

Great job, love the technique, and nicely done. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for playing our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Leanne DT/LPCF

Kelly Schelske said...

Great card, you did a great job masking!

Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patchy of Crafty Friends!


Olga Fink said...

This is such a beautiful card for a man! I love lighthouses and you did a fantastic job on this one! I love it!

Lozzy T said...

What a fabulous masculine card with the scene you have created... Thank you for joining us at Lacy Sunshine Color Your World Challenge..Hugs Lozzy x

Connie Mercer said...

Beautifully done~thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!

Lisa said...

Beautiful Card. Love all the details.