Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Extreme Masking: CCC #19

OK, I'll admit it: I was worried about this one. When first thumbing through the Compendium, and then once Linda created these challenges. Yup, never had a thought in my head about what to do for this. So, all the credit this week goes to my husband Michael, who when I said "I don't know what to do for the masking challenge" he said "making a mask? Really?" Duh, I have a mask stamp...and it all sorta fell in place from there!

I use Eclipse tacky sheets for my masks, So from the main image, I then cut out the eyes and lips, so with the external outline as well, it was like using 3 masks. While the masks are pretty thin, it was really hard to stamp an image in the eyes and lips. I tried the stampscapes universe field, clouds...nothing worked. Then I used Tim's small definitions stamp, left un-mounted to a block, so I could press my finger into the small openings. It worked! Of course you can't see it in the picture. I had orginally meant to emboss the Dream saying, but used the wrong ink. As it wasn't showing very clearly, I went over the letters with a dark blue Glaze Pen...again, you can't see it it, but they stand up a bit now, and are a bit glossy. Gotta use those pens more!!


And, finally, while grabbing my camera; I passed these two sleeping beauties, so I grabbed a shot. My big orange boys, Ponder and Scratchy...thinking if they sleep in a box, they will be hidden from the fox (Dakota) LOL!



13 comments:

  1. Great idea from your husband! Your card is lovely, I really like the mask stamp.

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  2. Love the mask idea and you've done it beautifully.

    Marilyn

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  3. give your hubby kudos..that came out great

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  4. This is really wonderful! I had a hard time stamping in the spaces of the other ones I made. tricky business. You pet shots are great.

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  5. You give new meaning to masking! Love your extreme masking mask!

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  6. Its a super card, love the photos of your pets as well

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  7. Great mask of a mask and such a brilliant idea, I can fully understand how difficult it must have been to stamp into the eyes and mouth but it has come out perfectly. Your cats and fox are beautiful. Annette x
    PS. Thank you for popping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments.

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  8. This is so pretty! And what a good idea, using the pen. You may have solved a problem for me....

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  9. Beautiful masking on your card - lovely! Kittys and boxes - they love them :)

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  10. Extreme masking beautifully done! Love your pets too.
    Maggie

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  11. Kim, you and Michael make a brilliant crafting team! This is stunning, and you did an amazing job with the mask of the mask!

    I can see the pattern inside the eyes when I enlarge the photo, and it looks awesome and mysterious. The colors you used are fabulous, and aren't those Glaze Pens cool?

    Your four-legged friends are just gorgeous! All three of them.

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  12. Hi, Kim!! This is great! Love the colors and the swirls! Beautiful coloring work on the mask as well! :)

    Look at the good kitties sleeping...we've discovered Binx is a paper eater! shreds it to pieces - found one of my tags, bitten and tattered on the floor of the loft one morning. I have to keep the craft room closed up now...(sigh).

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