Monday, 13 September 2010

Compendium 14 - mask basics

Happy Monday! Linda has sent us to page 58 this week to use masks. Check out the other entries on Studio L3   Thanks once again to this week's challenge sponsors for the great candy on offer.

I have several of Tim's masks and so have used some of them this week with a tongue in cheek kind of tag.

The alphabet mask I've never used (where have you heard that before!) and decided to christen them for the challenge!

Here's what I did - I used my new Tea Dye ink - the last one of the set that until Saturday I hadn't got - don't ask me why, but I thought I had enough browny kind of DI's - but what a GORGEOUS colour....

As you can see I spelt out the name of the challenge and used a couple of other Timmy masks, and some stamping (chipped sapphire and walnut stain)

Added a couple of sprockets with a game spinner and some washers from the hardware store stash, (only bought them to craft with, I don't do DIY!) and some tissue tape to tone down some of the stamping.  I think I've gone a bit OTT!
I think this angle shows the masking a bit better.
I love those letters - you get a really crisp effect with them. They won't go unused now, that's for sure (especially since I spent ages outlining round them on the sheet so I can see what letter is where... if you have this mask set, you know what I mean!)

I used some white glossy accents in the middle of the clock stamps. Not sure how well it shows up.

21 comments:

Yelowflower said...

Love it love it - masks are such a great way to add subtly to a project

Kay said...

Love this, the colour is gorgeous... obviously I need some Tea Dye!

MarleneMAZ said...

I love what you did with all the masks and clock stamps, just brilliant!

Carmen said...

Didn't go overboard at all , I love it! I still haven't found my TH mask that I bought at the Ally Pally before last. I know I put them somewhere safe... but where...

Lori said...

Love it, Helen! Great way to use masks, I love the clock one best, too! And you clever girl, using the actual word! hahahaha! You're too funny!

donna said...

I love what you created. Looks like fun. Thank you for the great idea about outlining the letters. I had a really hard time finding the right letters the last time I used mine. Cheers!

flutterbycrafter said...

Looking good to me, love tea dye and the way you've used the mask is great.

Sherry said...

What a perfect masked piece! Love the subtles colours you've used.

Alix said...

wow wow wow that is simply stunnning!!!

Sue West said...

What a great piece of work, and I love that colour, I think I'll have to buy a Tea Dye DI!
Sue x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Helen, I am LOVING this gorgeous piece of masked magnificence! You're so clever to mask the "MASK" letters, and the clocks and sprockets are just awesome on there. You chose the perfect sentiment, too!

Isn't Tea Dye the best? I use it more than any other color.

Kim said...

Very cool tag! And the Tea Dye is one of my most used too...with Vintage Photo being my #1. I have a few masks stashed away...never been used...hope I get some playtime soon!

Netty said...

Fabulous piece, love all the different masks. Annette x

Meggymay said...

Its Fabulous, I love how you used the Mask letters.

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous, the letters are cool and love how you spelt the challenge theme. xx Zoe

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous, the letters are cool and love how you spelt the challenge theme. xx Zoe

Terry said...

Such gorgeous colors to go along with your awesome masking! Great effects!

Julie Forest said...

This is fantastic! Great design! Love all the details!! :)

Toni said...

Helen. just love alllll the masking you did... Which letter set is that??? love the font... Beautiful job !

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous masking & stamping Helen! Used my alphas for the first time too! xx

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Too cool. Love all the metal embellies too.