Monday, January 10, 2011

A Masking Triple Challenge

Oh, lucky me....this week both Simon and Linda say:  show me some masking.  Well, Linda actually says to do the distress misting masks technique, but you see my point.  Two challenges, one technique.  Hence, the oh lucky me comment.  And what does the word triple refer to in my blog title?  Both challenges are posted by 8am my time, and at 10 I have to leave for the airport.  So, the third challenge is a personal one.  Create something and blog about it in time to finish packing and get out of town.

I had fun with this one, because a) I love masking and b) I love spraying and c) I love greens and blues, my chosen colors and d) I love embossing, not that anyone told me to emboss, but I threw that in anyway.



If it looks a bit unfinished, two reasons for that....I just didn't want to cover up the masking on the bottom.  I think it looks too cool to hide.  Also, at some point I plan to add a small sentiment down there and send this off as a card.  It has NOTHING to do with my time constraints.  NOTHING.

What did I do?   First I put some color (wild honey and broken china) on a piece of cardstock.  Then, I placed a Heidi Swapp mask down and followed Tim's technique.   A bit more color was added with the blending tool, then another mask (Tim's flourish) went down, and more misting (with different colors). 

When all that goodness dried (OK, I rushed that along with my heat tool), I cut the tag shape and then ran it through the regal flourishes embossing folder.  Last step on the background.....highlighting the raised area with some forest moss.

I went through my box of semi-finished projects and found the rosette and grungepaper flower (made with some of Wendy Vecchi's stamps) and added those to the top, since the colors went well with the tag.  (There are some scallops behind the rosette).

Phew....now I can enjoy my visit with my mom without wondering if I'll be able to do this week's challenges.  I know what you're thinking, but I admit it....I'm addicted to these challenges and hate the thought of missing any.

See ya in about a week!

27 comments:

Lori said...

This is awesome, just awesome. I'm glad you didn't cover up that background 'cause it's really stellar. lol! Wow, posting and leaving for the airport within hours, I'm impressed! Have a great time, I'm hoping it's warm down there for you...

Helen said...

Grreat masking, and have a good trip!

scrappin-scrappin said...

It's beautiful Eileen!! Love the colors!! Great job with the masking!! Have a good time in FL with your mom!!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

BEAUTIFUL Tag, Eileen!! It looks FABULOUS! :)

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

I love how this turned out. The colors are fabulous and what a great job with the masking, love how it looks.
Have a safe flight, have fun and think about us here in the cold. We are supposed to get another snow hit on Wednesday. Keep your fingers crossed that it isn't too much.

Elaine Allen

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Very pretty!!! Love all the goodies to look at on it!!! ;) Have a wonderful and SAFE trip my friend!!

Diann said...

Love these beautiful colors and glad to see the masking you did! You nailed it...it's great! Enjoy your get-a-way - nice time to go to warmer weather for sure! Diann

Kathy Eddy said...

Well, look at you go! Unbelievable! Gorgeous as always. Love those colors you used. Have fun with Mom and stay nice and warm and toasty while we deal with Old Man Winter.

Candy C said...

Very cool tag Eileen! Your colors are so vivid and blend so well together! I don't do a lot of masking...so this may be a challenge for me. Be safe and have a wonderful trip!

SusanK said...

This is really cool! Have a great visit with your mom and don't think about the weather forecast for one moment! You know how accurate they can be! LOL

craftytrog said...

Fantastic tag Eileen! My favourite colours too! x

Vic said...

Love it, the colors are beautiful.

MarleneMAZ said...

Love the colours you used on this!
Great job with the challenges this week.

NANCY DARE said...

Love it Eileen!...my favorite colors!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

WOW! This is SO impressive!!! I love the colors and the swirls!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Kerry said...

Awesome! Love everything about this tag. Especially love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Otter Blue said...

Love the funky colors and the design...don't cover it up.

Dorothy said...

What a beautiful tag Eileen!!!
Be safe in Fl.

Shelann said...

Congrats on being #1 by 8am, wow impressive. I really like the masking with the embossing. I hadn't thought of that, thanks for the inspiration!

Barbara Mason said...

Beautiful entry...love all the greens & blues...Have fun with your Mom and soak up some sun for me!

Minxy said...

A real nifty bit of masking there Eileen, no wonder you wanna leave it on show :D

Patzee said...

What a triple play!! I love the colors, textures, and ticking of the clock as you met your deadline! Have a grand time in Florida!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Oh yes, this tag is a capitol "G" for Gorgeous! Love the colors, the techniques and you KNOW I love the embossing that you did.

PS picking up a die tomorrow I ordered so I can cut something using my Vagabond. LOL! A couple more are "in the mail" to me. I can hardly wait *smiles*

Shelly Hickox said...

I know just what you mean about covering up backgrounds - I have the same problem! Your tag is beautiful. I absolutely love the colors in it.

Nancy said...

This is SO pretty!!!
Hope you've had a great time in FL!

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge.

Linda Ledbetter said...

It's kind of serendipitous, huh?? I love that those awesome Simon Says folks are doing masking, too!

This tag is gorgeous, Eileen! I don't think it looks unfinished in any way. The masking is perfect and I LOVE the color palette! The flower? It rocks!

I hope you're having a completely wonderful time with your mom!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I've enjoyed my visit to your blog- you make such wonderful things, and you're evidently enjoying yourself too! Patsy from
HeARTworks