Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Repeat Impressions Designer Choice Challenge - Masking

It's Wednesday, and that means a new challenge is up at the Repeat Impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built.  Christy is our hostess this week, and she has challenged us to use the masking technique on our projects.  Here is my card:

Repeat Impressions Bats #2308W, Black Cat #2322W, Tombstone #2317W, Halloween #1139W, Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Stormy Sky, Wild Honey, Copic Markers, C0, C1, YG95, Memento Tuxedo Black and Dandelion Dye Inks, amuse Pigment Ink, Blackberry, Perfect Layers Tools
There were several 'masks' on this card.

1. On focal panel, mask the top and bottom, using painter's tape, eclipse tape, post it notes, etc.
2. Punch 1" circle from your choice of masking material - place in sky where moon would go. Save the outer part for later.
3. Stamp black cat, as shown.
(When masking a scene, always stamp the image(s) that will be in the foreground, first).
4. Stamp black cat again on masking material, cut out, and place over cat on focal panel.
5. Stamp tombstone twice on focal panel, overlapping the cat on each side. 
6. Stamp tombstones again on masking material, cut out, and place on focal panel tombstones.
7. Sponge as desired.  
8. Remove all masks.
9. Using the outer part that you saved from the circle, place it over the 'moon', and sponge very lightly with the Dandelion Ink until your desired color is achieved.
10. Stamp bats over moon and on left side.
11. Sponge around the edge of focal panel with amuse ink. Mount to purple piece, then to white card front.

Hope this makes sense!

My Perfect Layers Tools were used to create my nice, even mat!

Hurry on over to see what my fellow Rockstars have created using the masking technique!

Christy     Cheri     Joy     Karen     Kecia     Geri     Joyce

After you check out their cards, be sure to create something using the masking technique, and link up over at The House That Stamps Built Blog!  You could be this week's big winner!

Have a great week - thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,
Patti J.

36 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Patti loved the way you made the sky and scary scene!!

Glittered Paws said...

Love your scary scene and loved your mini masking tutorial. Great job.

Amanda Mertz said...

Great card Patti! Love your masked sky! The colors are spooky! =)

Theresa said...

Great design! Love your use of masking for this great Halloween Card.

Joyce M said...

wow! you definitely have several types of masking on this card. I love how you explain it all too. Not to mention the card is gorgeous!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a fantastic scene you have created...love those blended colors for this Halloween card. Love it!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

fabulous card. not over-halloweeny at all.

i'm so proud of you with the diet! take pix!

hugs :)

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful...love the artistic background! Great job girlie!

*Vicki* said...

Oh what a fun Halloween creation Patti!! I'm loving your masking details here! Fabulous job!! ;)

Lorie said...

Wow! Fantastic...I love it!

Netty said...

Terrific masking Patti and its a great scene, xx

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Wow this is such a fabulous job on masking, love the easy to read tutorial

Danni said...

Super fun card!! Great scene!

Cheri said...

Okay, so you got my name wrong....like that's a problem???? I don't think so...to be confused or compared (even) to Geri (or to YOU)....I'm totally walking on air....you made my day! Sweet friend, your card is amazing for this challenge. I love your bg, you always make things look so easy. Big Hugs.

Kecia said...

Oh Patti! I love your sky!!! So perfect in every way. A truly eye-catching card!

Sue said...

That cat has really got it's back up! Lots of work on this scary card, love it.

Hugs
Sue

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous job of masking and what a sky you have created, gorgeous.

Beth Norman said...

Love this masking technique and the scene you put inside. Awesome work Patti.

Joan Ervin said...

What a fun Halloween card, Patti....you did an fabulous job of masking...the sky looks awesome!!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Patti. Love the Halloween scene and the awesome sponged background strip.

Amy Johnson said...

Such a fun Halloween card. Love the scene you created!

Craftyhugs said...

This card is fantastic! The masking is great too! I've never tried it but it looks really effective and is a great background for images . Hugs xxx

SuzanneK said...

Wow Patti, fabulous scene, very creative. Hope you are well, sorry haven't popped by in a while. Hugs Suzanne

lostinpaper said...

Fantastic scene! Love that cat!

joy said...

Darling card! I love how you did the moon and your instructions were so helpful!

Laurie Unger said...

Oh Patti! this is a great card and all that masking is done to perfection! TFS

Brenda said...

Patti this is Spooktacular!!! Wonderful job my friend.
Hugs

Beate said...

What a great card, Pat! Love your sponging and the scene you created.
Hugs and smiles

redwasher1 said...

Patti, this is awesome!! Love your scene and great masking.

redwasher1 said...

Patti, this is awesome!! Love your scene and great masking.

Pam Sparks said...

fabulous scene creating Patti! I love scenes and I love how you inked and masked!

The Other Patti Sue said...

How cute.... I've sure missed seeing all your amazing work! Hope to be back soon!

Lynne in NI said...

OMGosh, I LOVE your spooky scene Patti! Fabulous job with your masking and sponging too :)

Jenny said...

Hi Patti!

Hop on over to the Great Impressions Stamps blog and check out Saturdays post :)

Hugs,

Jenny

Pat (mspfd) said...

Patti, you created a fabulous background...perfect for your Halloween image.

KellyRae said...

LOVE your Halloweenie 'scenie' Patti! Masking makes such a cool background, and I think your moon turned out fabulous!