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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Mask It

Hi Folks,

Well I'm back after a lovely sunny holiday, it was really nice to wake up to sunshine every day for 2 weeks,
but its back to reality now, and a catch up on Christmas!
Back to reality also means another challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time its 'Mask It'.
This can be using masks or stencils as well as masking techniques with rubber stamps.
I have used both on my card, I started with a Tando Music mask with Tattered Rose and Bundled Sage DI, and then over the top I used and Imagination Leaf Swirl mask with the same inks.  For the stamped panel I used IndigoBlu 'Music Hall'. The lady was stamped and masked then I stamped with the Music hall poster and then masked that before random stamping with the music score.  The sentiment is also from the same set.
I made the card before I went on holiday, but didn't take a photo and since returning home the days have been so dark I have really struggled to get a decent photo and this looks a bit 'green' no matter what I do!
The rest of the DT have some wonderful creations for your inspiration, so please pop over here to take a look, and don't forget, we are as usual sponsored by Cottage Crafts and the winner will receive a €7  to spend in their online store.

Now that the washing and ironing is done, Christmas Tree is up and the cards are all posted, I hope to start catching up and finding out what you have all been up to!
Thanks for looking.

Avril xx


Linda said...

Nice to have you back Avril. Glad you had a good holiday, sunshine everyday must have been fabulous!
Love this card, great job with all the maksing too. xx

Doreen said...

Nice to see you back Avril....this is a gorgeous card, great colours and a fab layout.xxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Welcome back Avril...glad you had some sunshine! This is a totally gorgeous card!!! Love the colours and the masking detail.
Dot x


Pleased to hear you had a lovely holiday Avril. It must have been a shock to the system when you came back to icy cold GB!

You've done a great job with the masking - the collage is stunning. Love this Indigo Blu stamp set.

Hugs, Sylvia xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh sounds like you had a wonderful time..and despite the holiday you are more organised than me lol
Love this cards .love the images and the sentiment is brilliant ..pop over to Heck of a Challenge ..
Lisa x

Shirl said...

Glad you had a great holiday Avril but can you believe we both used the same image and how totally different they look.

Love the vibrancy of yours and the colouring, gorgeous.

Hugs Shirley x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic card with a wonderful image. Great romantic look.

Meggymay said...

Sounds like you have had a lovely holiday. The masking on your card is fantastic, love the image and the sentiment.
Yvonne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Avril,
Welcome home, glad you had a good holiday.

Your card is gorgeous as always! Love the image and the sentiment is perfect!

Terry said...

I am glad you found time to soak up some sunshine! Such a gorgeous card with great masking and details! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!
Beautiful colours and the way you coloured the stamped image, gorgeous.

butterfly said...

What a stunning stamped image, fabulously tinted, and I love your layers of stencilling in the background! Lovely card, Avril...
Alison x

lisa said...

I'm glad you had a lovely time. It's nice to have you back, Avril and you put us to shame. A fortnight away and you still manage to post your cards before me!!!
Love your card as always.
Hope you have a good week.
Hugs Lisax

Buttons said...

Your background and choice of embellishments really suit this fabulous Music Hall image Avril.
Glad to hear you had a lovely break away. Hugs, Jenny x

Ephemera said...

Hi Avril, glad you had such a great holiday, fantastic card, beautiful subtle masked background and such a gorgeous main stamp. Love it. xx

Julia S-W said...

I don't have to apologise to you for not visiting because I've been ill as you've been sunning yourself!
This is a gorgeous card and as I have that stamp plate I love the images you've used with some very clever masking! Love the colours and the trims too Avril.

Fliss said...

Glad to hear you had a lovely time Avril and we've had sunshine today but it's somewhat chilly!
Gorgeous card you've created. Love the image and the masking and background are fabulous.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Avril, just catching up now (alas I havnt been in the sun tho!). Your card is stunning with wonderful stamps. I reckon the whole masking 'thing' is beyond me. Such an authentic music hall vibe to your card - its fabulous! Thank-you for all your lovely comments over last months - they are much appreciated. Wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas and all that you wish for in the year ahead. Nicola x

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Avril.
I am just catching up a bit and love your 'masking' sample for FSC, a fabulous vintage make with a great image.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, those stamps are fab. Glad to hear you enjoyed the sunshine. Wishing you a Merry Christmas
Claire xx

Esther said...

Glad you had a lovely break away Avril, lovely card with soft cheery colours - a breathe of fresh air in our wet dreary weather ! Wishing you a lovely Christmas and Happy new Year..Esther xx