Wednesday, October 10, 2012

MC Oct/12 - Masking - What's not To Like


Not sure why I'm doing as many Halloween cards this year since I don't send any out and don't do anything Halloween related... but I do love the imagery and of course the words/sentiments by Quietfire Design.

So this card started with a single layer challenge with a fall theme, then morphed into the Halloween stuff....

I side folded a 5" x 6.5" white card, masked off the border with masking tape. Stamped all my elements on tracing paper and cut them out, tacked them to the card front. Used a Dreamweaver spider web stencil and inked the design with a Perfect Medium pad, removed the stencil and clear embossed it, then stamped the 12 days of Halloween (Quietfire Design) using Versafine Black Onyx all over the front. Sponged Distress "Seedless Preserves" all over, then went over with "Chipped Sapphire", misted with water and dried. Removed some of the masks - the sentiment area and some of the leaves (Flourishes set #078), stamping with the black and clear embossing the sentiments, then removed the rest of the masks and continued stamping. Colored some with Tombows, then continued coloring with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils (which I prefer) and a water brush. Stamped the crow/raven (Quietfire Design) with the black. Outlined the sentiment boxes with a black Zig Writer. Inked up the spider (Inkadinkado) with a Distress black pen.

I really like the look I got... You can click on either image for a larger view. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Dreamweaver Challenge  Monthly Oct - Festively Fall
Cupcake Craft Challenge  #213 Autumn
Incy Wincy Designs  #167 Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles  #140 Falling Leaves or fall colors
Colour Q  #158 Black, Orchid, Mustard, tangerine, white
Creative Card Crew  #21 Birds
Paper Take Weekly  All creatures great & small (birds & spiders)
A Paperie Journey  #OLW109 Halloween (single layer)
Top Tip Tuesday  #87 Things with wings
Tuesday Alchemy  #35 Anything Goes
Crafts & Me Challenge  #105 Anything goes
Desert Island Crafts  #39 Use any 3: candles, full moon, bats/owls,  spiders/bugs, silhouette, graves, purple, witches, ink splatter, silver/gold
Divas by Design  #56 Anything Goes
Lil Red Wagon  #154 Leaves/fall colors
The House That Stamps Built  #DCC10-10 masking
Crazy 4 Challenges  #157 use your favorite Halloween character (don't know if it's considered a character, but love Edgar Allen Poe's/ Ravens)
One Stitch at a Time  #134  Boo (Halloween)
The Pink Elephant Challenge  #169 photo inspir (see below) 







33 comments:

Stacey Schafer said...

cute! thanks for playing the pink elephant!

Tammy said...

Stunning job with the making and the distress inks/markers!!
Thanks for playing with us at LRW!

Cheryl said...

LOVE this!! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Hey Yogi...love your Halloween creation! Thanks for playing along...I'm impressed! And I really like those Quietfire sentiments too.

Joanna said...

Lovely. Thanks for joining us this challenge over at Creative Card Crew.

Brodders said...

Great take on this weeks challenge at CCC - Good luck - Jane x

Elle said...

Great card, the colours are awesome. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew.

Hugs
Elle

Sharon said...

Love the effect of this card. Thanks for joining us at DICC this week!

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! This is a work of art. Love the cobweb and falling leaves - great work!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Yogi, the leaves are fabulous. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.

Vicky said...

A great fun card!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew for our Bird challenge

hugs Vicky xxx

Louise said...

Wow Yogi this is wonderful, very creative!

Sarah said...

Hi there, what fabulous colours and a great card.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.

Sarah

Tracey McNeely said...

Wonderful Halloween card, so creative. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Mina974 said...

great card!
Thank you for playing with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.
Yasmina

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the artsy look to your card. Wonderful technique. I host a challenge at Speedy TV Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations and the challenge this wk challenge #14 is Birds. Membership is free in MFP. Please join & enter. Thank you.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP Simple Salutations Hostess

Nikbee said...

A fabulous card. I love the background text and the spider's web is fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
Nikki F x

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Wonderful techniques on your halloween card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Autumn Leaves Falling / Fall Colors” Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

joy said...

Wow - you rocked this masking technique! Thanks for playing along with us at Repeat Impressions!

Ali said...

Gorgeous card! Love your masking and inking - fabulous effect! :)

Thanks for joining in our challenge at OSAAT this week.

Ali

Samantha said...

fab halloween card, Great to see you at Top Tip Tuesday challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

Made by Mandy said...

Love the colours on the background of this card, I couldn't begin to know where to start making something so fabulous. I too don't send halloween cards or anything but it is fun to use images that you would not otherwise play with.

Many thanks for joining in with our Boo! challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Deneen said...

Great Halloween card, I love the background, and the fall leaves. Thanks for joining the Things with Wings Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Nikki Byrne said...

Just beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week :o) Good luck
NIKKI DT

Charmaine Stack said...

Amazing work of art, Yogi, but I want to know what the rest of the saying is on the inside!!

Charmaine Stack said...

Amazing work of art, Yogi, but I want to know what the rest of the saying is on the inside!!

sparklingblackrose said...

Absolutely fantastic creation! Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-)
http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/new-yummy-papers-candy.html

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oooh this is awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at DICC. :)

JD said...

Wow! Fabulous work! So many neat details...

Trish Hughes said...

such a great card, thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodle

Cheryl said...

What an awesome one-layer card, and such wonderful masking! Thanks for joining us this week for the OLW Challenge.

Patti J said...

Beautiful! What a fun technique :) Thanks for joining us this week at Repeat Impressions!

Wendy said...

This card is perfect for the Dreamweaver Challenge Yogi!! Thank you so much for playing along with us this month!! I can't wait to see what you create for our December challenge!!!