Monday, January 10, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Masking!

Morning all ... Thank you for playing along with the last challenge ... The winners will be announced on Wednesday .... so don't forget to check back ... this could be your lucky week! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Some masking!
If you want to join in the fun ... all you need to do is ... create something that ties in with our theme ... pop it on your blog ... and come back here and link up so everyone can see what you made! To start you on your way... take a look at some inspiration from the Design Team ...
Dan created his own mask for the main figure by stamping on a post-it-note and then cutting out the image, which he then placed on the tag while he stamped his backgrounds. He used 3 of Tim Holtz's stamp sets, Winged Things II, Creative Textures and Spills and Splatters. Other products used included Broken China, Walnut Stain and Barn Door distress inks, glossy accents, memo pins and a Memento Tuxedo Black Ink pad.
For this week's challenge Nancy used one of her favorite Tim Holtz masks titled Concerto. You can check her blog to see how this project started. Nancy used an old frame, vintage player piano sheet music, Adirondack Butterscotch color wash, Tattered Angels Wheatfield as well as mixed her own *formula* with Vintage Photo Distress Reinker, Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls shaken in a mini-mister.

Lynne chose to do a layout for this weeks challenge....something very different but very "ARTSY". The design was based upon the colours of the photos of her son....Black Soot, Barn Door and Pine Forest. She misted the Hounds Tooth Prima mask with a Black Soot "REINKER MIXTURE" (mini mister, reinker ink of choice, perfect pearls of choice and water). For accents around the photo montage she used a piece of Film Strip stapled to the page with her Mini Attacher and then accented with brads altered with the Texture Hammer. To finish off the page she added strips of Tissue Tape.

Nancy’s ready to create with spring’s colours, so she chose the Valentine cherub from Tim Holtz’s Seasonal Mask holiday stencil to pair with papers from My Mind’s Eye’s “Lost & Found” line. The cherub’s coloured with Ranger’s Spun Sugar Distress Ink, then everything’s dazzled with Ranger Platinum Stickles.

Lori wanted to demonstrate the versatility of Studio 490 stamps and also wanted to try the masking technique with the Adirondack paint dabbers, so she came up with this whimsical painting on a canvas panel. She stamped the butterflies from the Nature's Art, Botanical Art and Make Mine Mini Art sets onto a tag cut from mask sheets using the tag and bookplate die, then carefully cut out the butterflies and used the negative mask to fill in the butterflies with paint dabbers in Red Pepper, Sunset Orange and Purple Twilight. For more information on Lori's beautiful flowers ... check out her blog.

Terry used the Masking technique on the butterflies. The colors for the Spring Tag are Dried Marigold, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge. The butterflies are from The Wendy Vecchi Just Fly and were stamped on the tag itself and on the fabulous coloured paperpack from Graphic 45, Romantique. The background stamp is from The Tim Holtz, Fairy Garden

Linda created a large refrigerator magnet calendar for her project and included two different maskings. First, she created her own mask using the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die and low tack painter's tape. She used that mask to create a design around the circumference of her project and applied Snow Cap Adirondack Paint Dabber. The other masking was done on the tag with a Tim Holtz Floret Mini Mask and sprayed with a mixture of Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls and water with a Mini Mister.

Kim uses a few masking techniques on her card. The card base, was first sprayed with glimmer mist to give a subtle colour and then she used Tim Holtz Floret Mini Mask for the corners.The main image is cut from nestabilities labels 8, inked with distress inks and Wendy's text stamp. Kim wanted to try something new (for her), she poured some masking fluid onto her non stick sheet and pressed the botany image from fairytale frenzy and stamped over the text piece. When dry she went in with distress inks to really bring out the contrast against the mask.
I masked a nice big piece of Ranger Manilla 12 X 12 cardstock using Tim's Borderline mask ... I then used lots of Tim Holtz's stamps to create a background for the Idea-ology fragments. I finished the mirror off by adding a few Grungepaper flowers using Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 Live and Make Art.
Please do stop by the Design Team's individual blogs for more detailed pictures and further information on their work ... just click on their names.
The Design Team are looking forward to seeing your work! Drum Roll required here ... Our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 gift voucher!

The prize will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Eastern time on Sunday 16th January 2011 and the winner will be announced during the following week. To qualify all you need to do is create a new piece of work ... post it on your blog ... with a link to this site and then pop a link below so everyone can come see what you made! And who knows ... if you don't win this prize ... your work may be selected for the much sought after Top Three Blinkie.
Have fun everyone :o)


  1. Wow, the team has really outdone them selves this week. That's some creative masking! All so different.

  2. amazing contributions, love how each one is so different! I'm ready to get those masks out now!

  3. Wow! When you said masking, you guys go all out! These samples are wonderful and all so different! Amazingly beautiful!!!

  4. So much fabulous, inspiring art from the team! Thanks guys, for another brilliant challenge! xx

  5. Thanks for another great challenge and the wonderful inspiration. Happy new year to everyone! :)

  6. Awesome work by the DT this week, you guys and gals rock :D

  7. AWESOME creations! Can't stop looking at them! :)

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  8. Thank you for another wonderful challenge! Love all the beautiful DT projectS,

  9. WOW! I love all the little works of art. I'm new to tag making but thought i'd try anyway.

  10. Thank you for the great Challenge and all of the gorgeous examples shown!

  11. Hey!!
    Lovelly DT-work you are very inspiering!
    Great challenge!
    Hugs Lina


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