Masking – Mix It Up Challenge

Before I get into this post, let me wish you all a very Happy New Year! I hope your Christmas was wonderful, and you were able to make time to do the things you love.

I apologise for not posting more often recently, but I had a houseful of people – sixteen to be exact, and that included eleven children (five of them under eight!). I was exhausted when they’d all left. But it was a nice time regardless. 🙂

Okay, so this month’s Mix It Up Challenge is masking. You are also allowed Anything Goes, but I try to stick to the challenge.

I must admit with everything else going on around me (finishing off my latest book, and preparing to go on a cruise with hubby next week!) I totally forgot about this month’s challenge. But I always say, better late than never.

All the elements are from the same stamp set, and the original stamp I used includes just the large (orange) monster and the two smaller ones beside it.

I stamped it out in Jet Black Archival ink – because I was going to watercolour the images. Then I stamped it again, this time on some masking paper. I cut it out and placed over the original stamp.

I then added an additional monster on each side.

Lastly I stamped the greeting, then made a mask for that as well, adding the spaceship and planet over the top of the mask. I then pulled both the masks off and water coloured all the elements.

I added some colour at the bottom to ground the monsters, but admit I’m not so crazy about it. I also splattered a bit of paint over the card, trying not to get the main elements. I used the masks I had already cut to help with that.

The watercolour was dried using my heat gun, and then I mounted it onto some coloured cardstock.

And that was it.

Please consider joining us at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog this month. We would love to see you there.

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cheryl