Hi all you lovely people. August is here, all too quickly again, so it's time for another challenge over at Happy Little Stampers CAS and this time the challenge is to Mask A Scene . . . no groaning in the back there, I heard you, I also felt like groaning until I tried it! Turns out it is easier than you think and it's a whole heap of fun too! Added to that the kudos of everyone who doesn't know how easy it is thinking that you are a genius!! If you pop on over there, you will see my fellow team members samples and some very helpful videos to help you with this.
Also, don't forget there are added incentives with prizes from HLS who are sponsoring this challenge.
Without further ado, here is the card and I will post instructions and supplies below.
First I took a plain, white card base - I forgot to say, this is actually a OLC - and I masked of a strip with masking tape (low tack, also placed on my arm a few times to remove even more of the stickiness). Next, I punched a circle out of masking paper and adhered it where I wanted my sun to be.
Then I took Distress Ink in Scattered Straw and a jumbo dauber (I find those easier to use than the blending tools, but that is just me) and sponged very lightly around the circle mask, for the sun.
Next, I took some Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and lightly sponged an area above and below the sun. The final piece of sponging was the ground area, which I did in DI Gathered Twigs.
The final touch to the scene was to stamp my images. I used Versafine Black Onyx ink for that and stamped some grasses and birds from the Penny Black Natures Friends stamp set with a first generation and second generation stamping and also some grasses from the Stampin' Up Wetlands set.
When I had finished creating my little scene, I carefully removed the masking tape and stamped my sentiment, also from, the Stampin' Up Wetlands set.
There you have it, a very simple, one layer card that will make everyone think you are an artist! You can also, mask off images and stamp over them to build up a scene too! So, come and join in the fun and let us see what you have come up with . . . I can't wait to see them! Have a crafty day! Hazel xx