Monday, 10 January 2011

Bring Out Your Masks!

Managed to combine two challenges today - Simon Says show us "masking" and Linda's Compendium challenge 27 - already! - has us working on page 60 of Tim's book (you need to check the book out for the details)  Both challenges have a great prize on offer for one lucky crafter.

 I have had a small frame with canvas insert for a while, and hadn't know what to do with it.
I didn't mean to use the same mask that Tim has in his book sample, but I don't have that many!

I used honey amber glimmer mist and craftynotions black star copper but I do find this splodges a bit, though it has dried ok.  I used the Tim small stamp of the mask image in the middle and then another of the masks from the timeworks mask sheet with wild honey distress ink.  I used the same ink over the frame, sanding it lightly first to give the ink a bit of a key.   I wanted to put something else in the corners of the frame, but couldn't find anything in my stash (need to go shopping...?!)  It's not steampunky enough!

The sentiment is from Wendy V.

14 comments:

Kay said...

looks plenty steampunky to me :) love the colours too.
On footy, we woz robbed and the ref was blind (and playing for Man U) but at least King Kenny is back!

craftytrog said...

Brilliant grungy masking Helen! xx

Lori said...

Very cool Helen! And great job with the masking! Love that particular mask. Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Netty said...

woo hoo way to go Helen, 2 challenges in one go, thanks for the tip. Loving your masking. Annette x

Shelann said...

Love your masking and colors

Minxy said...

Well you certainly did an awesome job of the canvas, worth the wait i'd say.

Carmen said...

No I love it just the way it is - your whole attention is drawn to what's inside the frame. And that is gorgeousness! Love it!

Shar said...

Love it!

Sue West said...

Ooh Helen, this looks fab. I love the way you have stamped the clock over the masked image.
Sue x

Faye said...

Helen, it's beautiful. No need for anything in the corners of the frame. Perfect as is.

MarleneMAZ said...

Love the clocks, great card!

Shelly Hickox said...

Beautiful piece!

LynneForsythe said...

hehehehehe Helen....always a reason to do some scrappy shoppin'!!! You piece is just WONDERFUL!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Helen, this is hang-it-on-the-wall beautiful! Wow, you really created a great work of art with the masking and overstamping and cool little embellishment. I love the contrast of steampunk imagery with the soft rosy purple tones. I really don't think it needs anything else-- this is perfect just as it is!