Winnie & Walter Giveaway Winner!

Hi there!

I am quickly dropping in to announce the winner of my Leading Lady giveaway (sponsored by Winnie & Walter)! Are you excited??!! 😀 😀 😀

You all left amazing comments on my four blog posts, thank you so much, they made my day!!

But now – drrrrrumrooooll … Here it is! Picked randomly.

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Congratulations to KIRSTY VITTETOE!! Kirsty, I already sent you an email.

If you didn’t win, don’t be sad! You still have a chance to win a 50$ certificate (!) by entering one or all four challenges under my Leading Lady posts over at Winnie & Walter! We already have a few entries and I love them all! Looking forward to more cards from you guys using the masking techniques!! 🙂

This has been a super busy month on my blog! March is gonna be much quieter. I have to go away on a trip and I also have my birthday to celebrate. 🙂 I will still be posting some cards on my Instagram page. Hope to see you there!

Xx, Rosali

 

 

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Altering Stamp Images with Masking (Winnie & Walter Leading Lady #4)

Hi there and happy Saturday!

How are you today? February has flown by so far and I am excited to bring you my last post as Winnie & Walter’s Leading Lady and show you another masking technique! It’s kind of a bitter sweet moment as I had so much fun creating with their products but I feel very lucky to have gotten this opportunity!! 🙂

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So far, I have been telling you something about “masking backgrounds with stencils & with dies”, and about “building a scene with masking”. Today I am gonna focus on:

ALTERING STAMP IMAGES WITH MASKING

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I always like to come up with ways to use my supplies in a way they weren’t necessarily intended for and make the most out of them that way! This goes especially for Christmas stamps … I don’t know about you but mine don’t get used enough because I have a lot of them and they are all so cute! Therefore, I am gonna show you two ways of altering stamp images so you can use them the whole year round! I will try to explain everything as clearly as possibly – but if there are any questions left just leave me a comment under my post, okay?

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE FIRST CARD:

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The cute Volkswagen Beetle stamp from “Snowy Holiday with Evelin T Designs” originally has a tree and Christmas presents on top of it. Here’s two ways to get rid of those so you end up with just the car:

  • Use washi or painter’s tape to mask off the tree and presents when inking up your stamp. You can also use your finger to wipe off ink if you have any left where you don’t want it.
  • I cheated a little bit and did it the lazy way: I stamped and watercolored the car image and then simple cut the tree and presents off with my scissors.

I still did some masking on the background: I used a strip of Post-It tape over my background panel and blended an aqua-colored ink sky over it. It’s the quickest way to create a background for a simple scene!

Since balloons are often translucent I just stamped those on top of the ink and colored them in with Copics. I took sentiments stamps from “So Tweet with Evelin T Designs” and heat embossed “love” in gold on Vellum. I also added a bit of gold to the headlights and gold rhinestones and sequins. I am happy with how the non-traditional wedding car(d) turned out! 😀

SECOND CARD: ALTERED YETI IMAGE

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I had this idea in my head of a yeti family on a baby card! So I took the “Yetitide Greetings with Evelin T Designs” stamp set and combined two stamps into one.

HERE’S A MASKING HOW-TO:

1. Take the first stamp (yeti with baby yeti and sleigh) and use washi or painter’s tape to mask off the sleigh and the piece of rope in the yeti’s hand before inking it up. You can also use your finger to wipe off ink.
2. Stamp this yeti and baby yeti after you removed the washi tape. Stamp it again on a piece of masking paper, fussy cut it and put it over your stamped image.
3. Now take the second stamp (caroling yetis) and place the stamp over your masked image so that the left caroling yeti fits and the music book won’t show. Remove the mask when finished. Tadaaa!

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I adhered my yeti family using foam tape. I created a frame out of the biggest rectangles from “Tilda Cutaways”. For the background I repeatedly stamped circles from the “Scenery: Dotty” stamp set in my favorite shades of mint and blue. Then I used the “Baby Cutaway” and cut it right into my background and adhered the panel flat onto a teal cardbase. The “Welcome” sentiment stamp from “So Tweet with Evelin T Designs” made my baby card complete!

COPIC GUIDE & COLORING TIPS:

Card 1

Balloons: RV02, RV04

TIP 1: I used watercolors to color the red car. To get enough shading it’s best to add at least two layers of watercolor. Let the first layer dry completely, then add more pigment with a second layer.

TIP 2: After fussy cutting the beetle I went around the cutting borders with a black marker to get a finished look. I learned this from Kristina Werner when I started cardmaking and it makes a big difference! 🙂
Card 2

Yeti’s faces: YR30, E51, E21, R20
Yeti’s fur: W1, W3, W4, W5 & B00
Scarfs: BG15, BG09 & B14, B06, B37

TIP 3: For some texture and additional shading, add tiny dots with the tip of your marker like I did on the fur of all three yetis.


I’d like to thank all of my fellow crafters for leaving comments and reading my long posts! 😀 I hope to have inspired you a little bit. And a huge THANK YOU again to Shay for having me on their blog this month, it has been a crafty dream come true!! ♥

For today’s challenge over on Winnie & Walter’s blog, any type of masking and altering a stamp image will be fine! I am totally aware that my second example with the yetis might be a little complicated so that not everyone feels like it. 😉

And don’t forget to leave comments here on my blog for your chance to win a 30 $ gift certificate sponsored by Winnie & Walter. I will pick one random winner from all four Leading Lady blog posts by the end of February 24th.

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Thank you for stopping by!! ♥

Rosali
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CHALLENGE ENTRY FOR:

http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/challenge-502-21st-of-february-fantasy.html
?https://papercraft-challenges.blogspot.com/2019/02/challenge-31-all-critters.html


USED SUPPLIES:

Winnie & Walter stamps, dies and stencils:

Essentials: Tilda Cutaways
Snowy Holiday with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
Snowy Holiday with Evelin T Designs Cutaways
LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
Yetitide Greetings with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
Yetitide Greetings with Evelin T Designs Cutaways
Scenery: Dotty Stamp Set
In a Word: Baby Cutaway

Ink Pads:

docrafts – Artiste Pigment Ink Pad (Aqua)
Lawn Fawn – Dye Inks (Minty Fresh, Merman, Peacock, Fish Tank)
Tsukineko – Versamark Ink
Versafine Clair – Nocturne Black Ink

Paper:

Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb
Masking Paper (Repositionable Labels)
Post-It Tape
Vellum
Teal Cardstock

Other Supplies:

Picket Fence Studios – Life Changing Blender Brush
Artist Grade Watercolor
EK Success – Cutter Bee Precision Scissors
Memento – Tuxedo Black Pen
Scotch 3M – Foam Tape
WOW – Rich Gold Embossing Powder
Gold Rhinestones and Sequins
Copic Markers
Uni-ball – White Gel Pen

Building a Scene with Masking (Winnie & Walter Leading Lady #3)

Hello everyone!

This is my second blog post today – if you are looking for the card I made as a guest for Challenge Up Your Life you’ll find it here.


But now I am thrilled to bring you my third post as Winnie & Walter‘s Leading Lady!

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I will show you another masking technique, and this one is really easy! But you can also make the most of it and take it to another level – which then needs a little more planning. I made two cards to show you an easier and a more elaborate way to:

BUILD A SCENE USING MASKING

So let’s get started with a clean and simple (CAS) card design using this technique. I picked a cute bird image from the So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set as my focal point and the Mini Scenery: Into the Woods stamp set to create a background for the birdie.

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Here is how the masking works:

  1. Stamp the bird onto your cardstock panel where you want him to be.
  2. Stamp the bird image a second time, this time on masking paper / a piece of removable label and use scissors to cut the image out right on the outer stamping line. You don’t need to mask the feet so you can just cut them off.
  3. Place the mask directly over the stamped image on your panel.
  4. It’s best to use a stamp positioner or stamping tool of some kind for the next step. Align the bottom of the tree scenery stamp with the bird’s feet and stamp it down really well so the ink reaches right to the edges of the mask.
  5. Stamp several times with the ink colors that you like until you are happy with the ink coverage and colors.

I used a light blue ink for the largest part (sky) and fir green ink for the bottom (forest floor). It didn’t stamp completely solid (I later discovered I had some air bubbles under my stamp) but I actually liked the texture the ink gave my ‘sky’ so I left it as is and embraced the look by adding even more texture with tiny black splatters. 🙂

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COLORING TIPS

TIP 1: I added a little bit of shading to the white birch trees using colored pencils to give them a more three-dimensional look.

TIP 2: For the birdie, I used first Copics (Y08, R27, R29, R39) and then colored pencils on top! I call this method ‘two step coloring’ and it’s one of my favorite ways to color because it takes less patience than using just colored pencils!

TIP 3: I like to use a black Glaze pen from Sakura for the critter’s eyes to make them pop. You can also use a basic black gel pen or even Ebony Black Nuvo Drops in a fine tip bottle!

SENTIMENT

The sentiment is a combination of stamps from So Tweet with Evelin T Designs (“my tweet”) and Yetitide Greetings with Evelin T Designs (white heat embossed “LOVE”). Lastly, I added a strip of white cardstock that I had die cut with the biggest rectangle dies from the Tilda Cutaways.

For my second card, I masked several images to build a scene:

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Isn’t this such a cute group of dogs?! I had a blast coloring them. 🙂

The masking technique is generally the same as above! You just have to:

  • plan ahead where you want to place all the dogs and
  • which images you have to stamp first and mask.

I like to lay all the stamps onto my piece of cardstock and decide where they should go and which images I want to be up front and which I want to be behind others. The images that you want to be up front have to be stamped first! In my case, it’s the smallest two dogs (the second one to the left and the far right one).

I stamped those two dog images using my stamping tool, masked them and then placed the next stamps onto the panel. This time the poodle and his friend were to be stamped and masked. After that, the remaining three dogs (which I interpreted as two huskys and a Saint Bernard dog) could be stamped. That made my dogs complete! I colored them all in using watercolor markers and a water brush.

COLORING CLOSE-UP:

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WATERCOLOR TIPS

TIP 4: When you took too much pigment to your paper dab it off with a paper towel to preserve the lightest spot on your coloring.

TIP 5: To get a smooth blend on the background put down a wash of clean water on your paper FIRST where the color should go, THEN apply the marker/pigment to your paper and drag it out with your brush. The paper should be damp, not pooling with water. It’s easier to avoid harsh lines this way.

SENTIMENT

On this card, the sentiment is a combination of stamps and a die: “From all of us” is from Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs and “birthday” from Wishing You with Evelin T Designs. The Happy Cutaway was die cut right into the colored panel and popped up with fun foam.


GIVEAWAY AND CHALLENGES FOR YOU TO JOIN!

As you probably all know by now, Winnie & Walter has generously sponsored a 30 $ gift certificate for one of you to win! 😀 All you have to do is leave me a comment under this blog post. I’d love to hear what you think about my critter cards!

I will pick a random winner from all four blog posts by the end of February 24th.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

If you haven’t already make sure to check out Winnie & Walter’s blog. There is not only my blog post waiting for you but also a crafty challenge with a prize to be won! The amazing Shay from Winnie & Walter is adding a challenge under EACH of my Leading Lady posts this month! Wow!

All you have to do is create a card or other papercraft item that uses the weekly masking technique that I have written about and link it up to the blog. I have seen a comment saying they don’t feel like being ‘expert enough’ with the technique to join so I really want to encourage you again and say that all skill levels ARE WELCOME! Everyone was a beginner at some point. 🙂

Winnie & Walter is also celebrating their birthday this month (just like me!) with a couple of other “Birthday Bash challenges” and more prizes! They are super generous.

I look forward to your creations!! Have an amazing day! ♥

Rosali

Entry for:
https://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/02/wwc208-charlottes-all-about-occasions.html
http://craftstamper.blogspot.com/2019/02/take-it-make-it-challenge-february.html
http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/ AG 159

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USED SUPPLIES:

Winnie & Walter stamps, dies and stencils:

LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
Mini Scenery: Into the Woods Stamp Set
Yetitide Greetings with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set + Cutaways
Essentials: Tilda Cutaways
Dog-gone Cute with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
In a Word: Happy Cutaway
Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
Wishing You with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set

Ink Pads:

Lawn Fawn – Dye Inks (Moonstone, Noble Fir, Jet Black)
Tsukineko – Versamark Ink
Versafine Clair – Nocturne Black Ink

Paper:

Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb
Masking Paper (Herma – Repositionable Labels)

Other Supplies BIRD Card:

My Sweet Petunia – MISTI Stamping Tool
Copic Markers + Colored Pencils
Sakura – Glaze 3-D Glossy Ink Pen Black
WOW Embossing – Bright White Embossing Powder (Super Fine)
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ebony Black)
Scotch 3M – Foam Tape

Other Supplies DOGS Card:

Winsor & Newton – Water Colour Markers™
Sakura – Glaze 3-D Glossy Ink Pen Black
Uni-ball – White Gel Pen
White Fun Foam
Corner Rounder Punch