Monday, 25 October 2010

CCC 19 - extreme masking

Linda has set this week's Compendium challenge from page 61 (you can get your copy from the Man Himself here) and as usual I am not to spill the beans on how I did it.

Suffice to say, I made my own mask with the tattered leaves die, used distress inks in wild honey, crushed olive, rusty hinge and walnut stain. Stamps are by Wendy Vecchi.

I edged the top and bottom of the base card with some tissue tape which I blended with wild honey and added one of the fab Prima leaves I bought from my SIL last week., for some texture.

I know it's not a Christmas card but I gave myself a challenge off Christmas!

18 comments:

Netty said...

Such a gorgeous Autumnal card Helen, using your leaves as masks looks great and so is the colouring. Great words as well. Annette x

Karla Anderson said...

Beautiful leaves. I love fall colors so much, so inspiring.

Yelowflower said...

this came out so well!

MarleneMAZ said...

Love your card! great job with making your own masks.

Lori said...

Love it! Those colors are awesome, and the dies made a really wonderful mask!

Cheryl said...

oh just love love this hun,the coulrs you have used are perfect hugs cheryl xxxxxx

brenda said...

Awesome work Helen, love everything about it.

And wey hey, we got a win !!!!!!!!!

B x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Gorgeous creation Helen, love the colours :-)
Anne xx

Terry said...

Beautiful Fall card! Love how you used the leaves for masking!

kelly said...

Love the card and know what you mean about needing time off Christmas :)

Gez said...

Absolutely gorgeous Helen.xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, those Tattered Leaves made such awesome masks, Helen! This is a completely stunning card, and I love the sentiment so much! What a great design-- the dots and text stamps are perfect! It's gorgeous, honey!

minnie_mac said...

Love your leaf masks, colours and stamping.

Marilyn

donna said...

Wonderful.I love your words and the polka dots are perfect for your card.

Shar said...

Wonderful! Love your leaves!

Rachelle said...

Really love how you did those leaves with the words and then the subtle pattern for the bg. And isn't that Wild Honey just the most luscious color?!

Judy Cantrell said...

Beautiful Colors!

craftytrog said...

Brilliant! Love that quote! Where's it from? xx