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.

Building a stamped scene with Masking - Winnie and Walter 1

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:

Building a stamped scene with Masking - Winnie and Walter 3

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

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Floral Fantasy Card for Bastel-Traum’s Challenge

Hi guys!

Today I am excited to be a Guest Designer for Bastel-Traum’s Challenge! They have a monthly card challenge that I have participated in several times. Then I was the lucky “Gold Award” winner of their November 2018 Challenge entering this Christmas card. Yay!! So here I am guesting for their new challenge – which is a color challenge.

My card features Altenew’s “Floral Fantasy” stamp set, an Altenew label sentiment saying “Let’s celebrate you” in German and one of their beautiful stencils with geometric shapes. I did layered stamping with different inks and some heat embossing for my top layer. I used a mask to place one flower behind the other and for the stenciling that I did afterwards. Scroll down to the supply list if you’re interested to know what products and ink colors I have used!

HERE’S MY FLORAL FANTASY CARD:

floral fantasy card with altenew

COLOR INSPIRATION FROM BASTEL-TRAUM:

bastel-traum-card-challenge color combo

Isn’t this gorgeous?!! Although there are flowers in the inspiration picture, I also thought about making a wintery critter card … but ultimately I ended up wanting to use the Altenew flowers again. Maybe I will still make a critter card with those yummy colors!

I can’t wait to see what you will come up with for Bastel-Traum’s challenge. 🙂 If you like card challenges as much as I do you might also want to take a look at my challenge page (consider yourself warned that it is long list! :D).

Thank you for stopping by today! ♥

Rosali

Entering this for:

https://virginialusblog.blogspot.com/2019/02/february-show-share.html
https://craftymilka.blogspot.com/2019/02/ilovemathchallenge12.html (I don’t have blogger but follow on WordPress)
http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-flower-challenge-29-use-your-latest.html

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USED SUPPLIES:

Stamps & dies:

Altenew – Floral Fantasy Stamp Set
Altenew – Sketchy Cities Abroad Stamp Set
Altenew – Layered Kaleidoscope Stencil B

Paper:

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

Inks left flower:

Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Ink SPUN SUGAR
Catherine Pooler Designs – Dye Ink BE MINE
Lawn Fawn – Dye Ink JUICE BOX

Inks right flower:

Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Ink WORN LIPSTICK
Catherine Pooler Designs – Dye Ink BE MINE
Lawn Fawn – Dye Ink JUICE BOX

Other Inks:

Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Inks SHABBY SHUTTERS, CRACKED PISTACHIO
Versafine – Onyx Black Pigment Ink (sentiment)

Other Supplies:

WOW – Metalline Himalayan Musk Embossing Powder
Create A Smile Stamps – Enamel Dots in LIGHT BLUE
Black Watercolor (for splatters)
3M – Foam Tape

Fly with Me Card for Challenge Up Your Life

Hello and happy weekend, everyone!

I am excited to be a Guest Designer for Challenge Up Your Life (CUYL) today with a “Fly with me” card featuring Mama Elephant stamps! 🙂

Challenge Up Your Life is a great bi-weekly papercrafting challenge blog that is run by a couple of German-speaking crafters (but no worries, they always translate their theme and rules into English). They always have beautiful projects for you to get inspired by!

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Theme #105 is:

“Love Is In The Air” / “Liebe liegt in der Luft”

At this time of year with Valentine’s Day coming up very soon I initially thought of a cute, maybe pink card design. BUT … I really was in the mood for some turquoise, which is my favorite color. And I also like more unconventional love-themed cards. So I ended up focusing on the “In the air” part of the theme by choosing the adorable elephant (and birdie) image from Mama Elephant’s “Fly With Me” stamp set and went with a “Lots of Love” sentiment. For the colors, I chose turquoise, yellow – and grey for the elephant.

TAKE A LOOK:

fly with me card

With the photo editing some of the pencil coloring on the elephant got lost, so I took another photo of that where the depth is a little more visible.

FLYING ELEPHANT CLOSE-UP:

fly with me elephant coloring

I hope you like my card! And that you will hop over to Challenge Up Your Life to see what the Design Team girls came up with.

I am gonna be back later today with another exciting post, so stay tuned. Hugs!

Rosali ♥
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USED SUPPLIES:

Stamps & dies:

Mama Elephant – Fly With Me Stamp Set
Mama Elephant – Landscape Trio Creative Cuts
Dani Peuss – Klartextstempel Ein Blümchen für Dich
Paper Smooches – Tiny Heart Die

Paper:

Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb
Teal Vellum Paper

Inks:

Lawn Fawn – Jet Black Ink
Versafine – Onyx Black Pigment Ink (sentiment)

Other Supplies:

Shimmerz Paints – “Yell-O It’s Me” Paste
Caran D’Ache – Luminance Colored Pencils
My Favorite Things / MFT Stamps – Sun Ray Stencil
Corner Rounder Punch
3M – Foam Tape
Ranger – Clear Stickles Glitter Glue