Sunday, 14 April 2013

Artful Times Mask/stencil

Hello Everyone we have warmer and brighter weather today though as I write this it is clouding over already.

I scheduled a long post for weeks ahead and my Internet went off and I hadn't noticed that the post wasn't scheduled properly so you may have got it in your blog roll and wonder what I am playing at. It did tell me that errors may occur because of the Internet failure but it seems to happen so often recently that I ignored it. I will make sure I reread everything in future--I say this now but I bet I won't.

So back to the this post which is my entry for the challenge at Artful Times this fortnight.

The theme is masks, stencils or both

This is the back page of a book that is part of a swap with 3 other people--we all do three pages for each person and our own back, front and one other page.

I painted the page with two coats of different coloured emulsion paint then used Distressed Stain and Distressed Ink to make the background after using some die cut flowers as a mask so the emulsions shows then used a cut out swirl as a mask  before finally adding the Imagination Crafts Stencil Template which was just the right size for the page

Just thought I would add the die cut flowers as they were already quite inky.

Thanks for popping by

Love Chrissie xx

19 comments:

  1. Very pretty, and a great idea doing a book swap. Have a nice Sunday, and hope it is warmer in your corner too! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Gorgeous, love the masking and effects x

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  3. Well done Chrissie you have got some nice depth to your page :)
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times
    Von ♥

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  4. Beautiful, love the background ! The sun is starting to shine here today...yay! Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

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  5. Such pretty effects on your page Chrissie, love the masking and colours, fab shades! Also love the text! Hugs, Ira xox
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  6. Super creation...Love the colors and the effects!!!!

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  7. ooh what wonderful masking! Loving the background and the colours. I am glad you used the flowers, they look very cool! xx

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  8. Beautiful background and masking, its a great card.
    Yvonne

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  9. A lovely book cover Chrissie, that's a beautiful stencil. Xx

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  10. Love the soft colours and beautiful stencilling - it's lovely, Chrissie!
    Alison x

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  11. What a great effect......love the background and these flowers,,,,Thanks for your comments at Jenny ' s blog (pushingtherightbuttons) about my bird picts,...so feel free to ask me your favorite product from all my stuff for free.....e-mail me to nicecrane@yahoo.com

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  12. ...gorgeous work Chrissie, loving your soft muted colour palette, the flowers are very pretty, great stenciling...Melxx :)

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  13. Very cool - love the background you created!

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  14. This is fab Chrissie, I love your stencilling and the flowers remind me of poppies - one of my favourite flowers xx

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  15. Oh, I love the colors and designs, Chrissie. Terrific stenciling on the background.

    Enjoy the day,
    Marianne xo

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  16. A beautiful page, the colours and flowers are lovely.
    xxx Hazel.

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  17. Beautiful design and page - great idea to add the flowers you were using as a mask...love it... Gill x

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  18. Lovely and romantic creation. Well done!

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  19. What a lovely dreamy look your background has. I had completely forgotten how emulsion paint can be useful in crafting. Thanks for the reminder.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet (sorry I am so late) xx

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Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.