Tuesday 23 August 2011

Masking - Craft-Room Challenge DT Card

Hiya everyone!  The Craft-Room Challenge #7 is here already!  To be eligible for the £10 draw to spend in the Craft-Room shop, just link your card up in the usual way and pop the shop's logo in your side bar - check out the Pesky Rules page for full details of the rules.  Last week's entries for the White on White challenge were stunning - as always, it's very difficult to pick a top 3.  Thank you to all who took part.

This time, lovely Esther has chosen the theme of Masking (ready made or stamped)!  This is something I don't do too much of, and cutting out by hand is definitely not one of my strong points, so it threw me a bit.  After much deliberation, and a fair amount of panic, I decided to do a "moving home" card:

The stamps are from American Crafts, and the whole of the image is coloured with Promarkers.  I stamped the front set of boxes first, then masked it and stamped the second, which I also masked.  I then stamped the sofa and the vacuum cleaner, masked the sofa and stamped the lamp and vase of flowers.  I then added the retro clock and sentiment.  I wanted to stamp a cat either on, or in front of, the sofa but didn't have one big enough, lol, so no cat!  The spotty paper is from Desert Sands paper pack (Trimcraft), which I thought was a bit on the retro side as well, and the card is a canvas style card from Create and Craft.

So, get your scissors out and have a go!  I look forward to seeing your inspiring creations, and I hope you like mine!

I'm entering this into: 

Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes #51
There's Magic in the Air - Make A Scene

Maria x


Debi said...

Maria I just love the retro feel of this and what great masking :-) Debi x

craft-roomjulia said...

Wow Maria, I love everything about this. The colours are brilliant and suit the stamps so well. Julia xxx

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic scene Maria, you have mastered masking perfectly love this card. XOXO Zoe

hazel said...

This is a fabulous card Maria. I love the stamps and how you've used them. I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Mervi said...

Hei Maria,
fabulous card,
hope i'd have my home as clean and cosy
as your card;-))m

Kim B said...

Such a cute room and card. Hugs, Kim

Esther said...

oooh...Sorry I panicked you but you rose to the challenge brilliantly - great scene and love the colours and retro feel !Esther xx

Rene said...

This is just charming!
Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Rene :D

Judie said...

Saw your link at Make it Monday and came over to have a closer look, fantastic work. Awesome even without the cat.

Judie #54

Marilou said...

I do love the retro feel of this card! Nicely done. I saw it on MIM and had to stop by and take a peek. Thank you!


Gloria Westerman said...

You did a fantastic job in masking....awesome coloring....great job....
Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Paper Cupcakes/TMITA

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great card! What a great scene!! I saw you on Make It Monday!
Karen C

Shirley said...

What a lovely scene you have made on your card. Your promarker colouring is very neat and I love the spotted papers.
I saw your card on the make it monday blog and popped over to say hi.


Sonia said...

Beautiful scene card! Thanks for joining to Paper Cupcake.
Paper Cupcake DT