Friday, 7 November 2014
Wetlands Masking Technique
Today I am really excited to share a few cards with you that I made yesterday. Now I have a sad truth to share, I ordered the Wetlands stamp stet in early June and the first time I used it was yesterday, that is five months... gulp. To be completely honest I haven't have a chance to stamp as much as I would like, but I am making a conscious effort to change that.
Both card I am sharing today use the wetlands stamp set and a masking technique.
This first card is the goose and sunset card. I started with the oval, straight line, and circle for the sun and sponged to create the sun (Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango) and the sunset glow (Crushed Curry and So Saffron) against the horizon, then I finished off the sky with Pool Party. For the water I kept the oval mask and moved the horizon mask and sponged with Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and Island Indigo.
After the sponging and removing the masks I stamped the goose, greeting, and reeds in Early Espresso. I added a few masks at the bottom of the card stock as I still wanted the image to stay close to the oval and the reeds would have come too low for my preference.
I coloured the Goose with Soft Seude, Crumb Cake, and Early Espresso. I also added a few details to the his feathers with a white gel pen. I think he looks pretty good.
This second card I actually made first. Again it uses the Wetlands stamp set and sponging with masks. I used 3 masks for this card, one at the top and bottom of the card from torn paper, and one for the horizon. I started again with the sky and used Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, and Island Indigo.
After the Sky I added the sand for the beach. For this I used Crumb Cake and Soft Suede and I also added some water with Pool Party and Coastal Cabana. Next I stamped the reeds in Wild Wasabi and Garden Green.
Finally I stamped the Birds and the greeting in Early Espresso and removed the masks and mounted it on a whisper white card base.
Thanks for stopping by today. Please feel free to let me know what you think of this project.