Wednesday 20 January 2010

ABC Challenge - M is for...

Wow!!! How much did you all enjoy our 'L is for Layers' challenge...we had a record 402's a wonder Mr Linky didn't go into meltdown! lol
I do hope that some of you will join us for our new ABC Challenge...which is:

'M is for Masking'

We'd like to see you using the masking technique with your stamps. If you're not sure what that is...or want some hints and tips...our lovely DT member Vicky has a tutorial here on her blog. I'd never tried masking before...and I will admit that I was a little bit scared...but it's really rather easy once you try! :0)

I started my card by stamping 'Snowy' (by Penny Black) on to a piece of card, and then again on to post-it note. I then cut out the image on the post-it note...keeping as close to the outline as I dare. I covered the image on the card with the cut out post-it note image, and then stamped the Hero Arts 'Swirl Tree' so that it overlapped Snowy...and would appear as if he was standing in front of it when the post-it note was removed. I then used a thin black marker to extend the line of snow underneath the tree. I coloured the image with watercolour pencils, and added some Stickles to the baubles on the tree, and the fur on Snowy's hat. As the image is rather large, I've kept the rest of the card very simple...allowing it to be the main feature. The papers are from the 'Colourful Christmas' collection by My Mind's Eye.

The Design Team have created some stunning masked creations this make sure you stop by the ABC Challenge for some more inspiration.


  1. Fab card hun, and love the coloured trees paper, but I hope Snowy is not a sign of what's to come weatherwise today! Hugs, Squirrelxx

  2. Hi Helen..I just love this snowman...fab card...

  3. Gorgeous creation. Love the colours and design.

  4. Gorgeous card Helen :-) I love this cute snowman and the scene you created is lovely :-)

    Lols x x

  5. Oh this is fabulous, such a sweet snowman.

  6. Helen -

    I love that little snowman! What an adorable card. Fabulous job on your part.

    Elaine Allen

  7. Helen as you know I have already said I love! love the papers too! soo perfect for the images!
    Samantha :0)

  8. Absolutely fabby and you have used my very favourite PB - love it loads, Sam x

  9. Lovely card. Matches the paper so well

    Hugs Jane x

  10. Gorgeous Helen - Snowy looks so cute standing in front of the tree - fab masking
    Pauline x

  11. This is beautiful! Love the glitter!
    fiona x

  12. Fabulous card Helen, and Snowy looks great masked by that Christmas tree.
    Cathy xx

  13. Hi Helen,
    I love these images and your masking is just perfect. I really enjoyed this technique.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Jen x

  14. Cute little snowman card Helen and the tree paper is the perfect backdrop, a really sweet little card :) Donna x


Thanks for taking the time to look and comment on my cards! Helen x