Friday, November 20, 2009

Masking on Just Magnolias

Hi! Friday and Just Magnolias - this week the challenge is masking! I love to do this, it really does make all your stamps come together! But to be honest, I don't always take the time.  But this week I really enjoyed going through my stamps and seeing what I wanted to put together.

Edwin and Tilda skating was one of my first larger Magnolias and I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them. And for a background I knew that this vintage pine tree stamp from Stampabilites would be a fun outdoors scene for them.

So Edwin and Tilda are masked with the pine tree background - I colored with my Copics - then went a bit nuts with Shimmerz, Smooch - The trees have LOTS of Shimmerz as does the ground for the ice, and then Smooch is used for their trim on their winter outfits.

The card came together so fast! I decided that a scrap from my card on Tuesday was perfect for this card as well. Martha Stewart blue card stock for the base and the mats - inked the edges of everything. Then used a white gel pen and "stitched" the edges. The corners are Glimmer Chips - that I used Shimmerz on as well - they really have a pretty glimmer, then I went back with the white gel pen and filled in the art of the corners to make them pop even more. Then I added 6 Doodlebug Sugared brads in pink, blue and white.

I so enjoyed doing this card - I think I am going to have to force myself to do more masking. It really didn't take that much more time and really does show well - Now RUN over to Just Magnolias and see the other DT's wonderful cards masked so perfectly!

See you tomorrow - I can't wait to introduce the goats to you! Have a wonderful Friday!
HUGS and-


Ila said...

Absolutley Gorgeous Michelle!!..I love the scene you've created with masking and your coloring is Fabulous!!...Hugs, Ila

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely gorgeous is right! Michelle this is so pretty, love it!

Judi said...

What a lovely card. Like you, I don't tend to take the time to do masking, but you've inspired me to give it a go again.

Have a great weekend.

Judi xx

Danni said...

Beautiful card! Love the scene you've created. Can't wait to see the goats tomorrow!

Jo said...

Michelle this is fab, absolutely gorgeous, so talented, and today is Donkey day!!! Hugs Jo x

Rufus said...

Wow that card came together really really well! Lovely job on the masking, smooching, and shimmerin'!
Oh goodie pictures of the new family members tomorrow! Studio pic's too???

Martina said...

I simply love the card! It looks great and you made such a fantastic job!! Wow!!

Marcea said...

This is gorgeous Michelle. Your trees are stunning as are your gorgeous corner embellies. Fab colouring too
Have a lovely weekend

Sheila said...

Michelle, this card is beautiful. I love the scene, colors and how the corners almost give it a shadow box effect.