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:

Valerie-Jael said...

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

Heather Alger said...

Gorgeous, love the masking and effects x

Von said...

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

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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

Ira Huberts said...

Such pretty effects on your page Chrissie, love the masking and colours, fab shades! Also love the text! Hugs, Ira xox
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maj. said...

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

Craftychris said...

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

Meggymay said...

Beautiful background and masking, its a great card.
Yvonne

Suze Bain said...

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

butterfly said...

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

Nicecrane Designs said...

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...the yorkshire fox... said...

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

Lori said...

Very cool - love the background you created!

Sue said...

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

Marianne said...

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

Enjoy the day,
Marianne xo

hazel said...

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

Gibby Frogett said...

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

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely and romantic creation. Well done!

Neet said...

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