Thursday, 26 November 2015

Paperartsy - topic 22 Masterboards

It's time for the last blog challenge topic of the year from Paperartsy - Masterboards - as you know I love making these, and had spent much of Sunday making them and turning them into Christmas cards. Sadly I didn't photograph any of them in the making, so would need to have another go (hurrah!) so I could enter the challenge. As always there was a fabulous video by Leandra to get us in the mood

But first, I'd like to say a big thanks to Paperartsy (and random.org of course) for the prize draw I won for the last challenge.  I have still to choose my goodies!

So, tonight, I have made another masterboard and even persuaded the computer to download the photos from the camera... eventually!
 I used shades of purple - starting with Eggplant, then Lavender and Moonlight, and a little Bougainvillea for some pink pop

I added a bit of Snowflake, as I wanted to be able to stamp on top.

Think there must be something on the underside of my craft sheet, that needs cleaning as I got lots of little dots where the brayer rubbed over the paper!
then I took some archival inks and some stamps - used Magenta Hue, Hydrangea and violet, and some circles (the large is a JoFY,the small joined ones are one of my fave SN plates) then some scratchy squares by Ellen Vargo.



took the Merry Christmas from HPXM08 and stamped it in black across the page, staggering the lines.
unfortunately the second row I managed to rotate the stamp for the first impression, so rather than throw the whole thing away (my first reaction) I embraced the imperfection and made it part  of the design..

It was looking a bit dark so I took some heavy white gesso, I was going to splatter it but it's too heavy, and wouldn't flick, so as I have an old toothbrush in my penpot, I used that and just dabbed the gesso over it - think it looks a bit like snow falling, don't you?

i'll make this into Christmas cards soon.  In the meantime I'm entering the Paperartsy challenge "masterboards" 

19 comments:

Lesley Ebdon said...

Smashing Helen! Love the colours you chose & all the circles. Look forward to seeing what you do with it now.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Chris Cresswell said...

I really like this Helen. I love the colours you started with then all the stamped additions. I really love the serendipitous additions. Gorgeous.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Helen, the queen of masterboards! Loving what you've done here! I just made seven Christmas cards! Well, it's a start, isn't it? I can't wait to see what you do with this! xx

craftytrog said...

Love the touch of magenta on the blues! Looks fab! x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Stunning masterboards, love the colours and fantastic finished. I'm looking forward what beautiful card you will make. xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Great result Helen, love the colours. And the upside down test is fine becuase Masterboards, when cut up, are for use at any angle. Genius really!

sam21ski said...

I see more christmas cards on the way with this!!

Julia S-W said...

Great colours in your master board. Love the stamping. Julia

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

It looks great.

Hettie said...

Lovely colours on this Helen. I need to make some more C cards....quick!!! Ahhhh!!!
Hugs
xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Interesting point about stamping some of the words upside down. I did mine all facing upwards and then realised how limiting it is as I can't turn the cut out pieces to get the best out of them. I have to use them all the same way up. I think in future I would aim for random stamping of words so I reckon it was happy accident Helen :oD Great masterboard. Lx

butterfly said...

Lovely purple hues! And I think it's great to have the words both ways - as Lauren says, it gives you more flexibility when selecting portions to use, and it makes them a design feature as well as words.
Alison xx

craftytrog said...

Love those colours! Think I will be doing this today! xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Lovely choice of colours Helen you are definitely the queen of masterboards. Congrats on winning the challenge last week too. I'm trying to catch up with comments as I'm so behaind. Thank you for all your lovely comments. Xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Helen! Masterboards is the very best challenge for you! This one is once again fabulous! Chrisx

Craftyfield said...

So pleased Leandra chose Masterboard for the last challenge of the year, great fun! You'll have to show us the cards you make with this splendid Masterboard.

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Very snowy background indeed....If i did the flicking thing I'm sure it would end up more blizzard like! Well done! ~Leandra

Sarah B said...

love the colours you've picked - glad I'm not the only one who does up side down stamping xx

Trish said...

Great Christmas masterboard! Love it!