Sunday, January 29, 2012

let your dreams fly

Hi my friends.  It's masking time.  I finally sat down and created a card for the masking challenge at the OWSE yahoo group.  Stamps used are a Hero Arts butterfly, French script background from SU, and a sentiment from Gina K.'s take flight. 

I stamped the butterfly with tuxedo black memento ink and colored it with copic markers and a bit of white gel pen.  I then stamped it again on scrap paper, cut it out and used that for a mask while I stamped the background script.  I did a lot of sponging around the butterfly with ballet blue ink and somewhere along the way, I smeared some red ink on the paper from my hand. Since it took me quite awhile to color the butterfly, rather than completely redo it, I just went with the spotches of ink and added a bit more here and there.  It's pretty light and barely noticeable anyway. 

The sentiment is stamped on white, sponged, and then I added a couple of faux brads punched from card stock.  Then I just added layers of white and brilliant blue and placed it all on a ballet blue card base.  I don't know why the butterfly looks all scratchy in the middle - something to do with lighting and my camera.  IRL doesn't have any of that.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your week.


Purplecinn said...

What a beautiful card :)

Marjie Kemper said...

I love it and I'm with you - move forward! No going back.