Friday, June 11, 2010

One-Layer Wednesday Challenge 8

I have finally got around to entering one of Susan Raihala's One-layer Wednesday challenges. This week the challenge was to use a mask to create a background that you can then stamp an image on (and obviously to only use one layer of card). Here is my card...
I used a rectangle and a circle to mask the sky, which I sponged in three different shades of blue. Then I sponged over the circle with an even lighter shade of blue. The blues are Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze and Soft Sky.
The stamp sets used are Embrace Life and Sincere Salutations. I stamped in black ink and then coloured the leaves with an Old Olive marker.

I used those same stamp sets and a different masking technique to create the card below. I love this card by Jess and wanted to try my own version...
It is amazing what you can do with one layer of card and a little masking!

12 comments:

  1. Wow Shelley, I love love love your first card - especially the moon in the background. Perfect!

    And your second card - wow again! I am tickled that you used my card as inspiration...it's wonderful!

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  2. Superb masking! Love love these cards!

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  3. A beautiful card. I love the idea of masking two shapes. Will store in my brain for future use.

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  4. Anything that involves a moon and some brayering is always a masterpiece. Love both, but particularly the first one!

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  5. Both are amazing works of art!

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  6. Both are great cards using the masking technique-tfs.

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  7. I love! What you've done with the blue card! I wish I had thought of that :)

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  8. Both cards are fantastic, but the first one is a real eye-catcher. Thanks for the inspiration. I'll be CASEing it for sure.

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  9. Your masking for Susan's challenge is stunning. Totally love it.

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  10. ooooooh, I love your "double mask". this is one of those times when I say "why didn't I think of that". lovely card!!

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  11. Both cards are great, but that first one is stunning (to borrow Sue's word). Glad I visited your blog -- your cards were very worth seeing and have left me feeling inspired. Thanks!

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  12. this is just so elegant. Love it - it's the best of the bunch

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