Friday, June 10, 2011

ABS say it with ...

Time for another weekly challenge from Annabelle Stamps blog and this week it is a technique challenge and I have to say as a keen stamper it is one of my favourite techniques (as well as many others!) it is ....

... too easy! Here is my card ...

I have used the wonderful set called Party Animals 1. I use this set alot and it is made up of individual cheeky animals so as you can see I created a group of animals using the masking technique. To make a mask you stamp the individual animals on scrap paper, fussy cut and apply repositional glue to the back of each mask, let it dry and become tacky. For this group I only had to make one mask and that was for the dog. I stamped the dog first on water colour paper, use my mask to cover it and then stamped the cat on the right with a slight overlap on the dog and then stamped the mouse to the left again with a slight overlap. I then removed the dog mask, coloured in the images, sponged my background and edges and voila!
It is a fabulous technique masking - examples could be creating a bouquet of flowers using one flower stamp, creating a scene with background and foreground elements, adding an image with in an image, a good example of this is using the Christmas Scene Baubles stamp set -you can stamp an image within the baubles so you would stamp a bauble and then mask it negatively - cut away the blank area within the bauble and use the surrounding area as a mask and then stamp something that blank area!
I hope you give this challenge a go - why not team it up with this months sketch challenge and you could be in with a chance to win a $20 voucher to the shop - let me tell you these stamps are of fantastic quality and produce perfect images.
materials - Bazzill Sunbeam and Ivy cardboard, American Crafts Pacific cardboard; Jillibean Soup 'blossom soup' papers; water colour paper; Annabelle Stamps 'Party Animals 1' stamps, Stazon jet black ink, Versa Color sky blue ink; Marvy pens, Dove blender pen; 10mm light blue grossgrain; brads.
Thanks for looking and see you next week for the next 'say it with ...'

5 comments:

Kerry Steger said...

Janet you have created such a lovely card!! The stamping and colouring of the animals is really clever and I can tell that you have had a lot of practice with this technique!

Sue Kohler said...

Stunning Janet, you have used the techniques brilliantly to create a card filled with fun! :)

The Other Patti Sue said...

Janet this is just adorable! You've done an amazing job with your masking!

Andrea said...

This is gorgeous Janet! Love the little group you've created!

Kiki said...

Beautiful card Janet! You make fantastic job!!