Tuesday, June 28, 2011

MIM #21 - 2 step masking

I absolutely LOVED this card that Nichole Heady created during the June countdown posts - and now so thrilled that she created a how-to video!

For my take, I created my mask in the same way that she taught, so that I could sponge fresh snow ink around, leaving a striking black rectangle in the middle of my mat.  Perfect space for stamping my tulips (also in fresh snow ink) and then using a q-tip to apply some blue and green pastel inks.  Do blue tulips even exist?


The q-tip isn't a tool for precise application, obviously, but I thought it added to the softness of the image, along with all that billowy white sponging around the rectangle...

The black panel was matted onto another layer, covered in BB: gingham.  I finally think I've got the hang of lining up those ginghams!  I love a full panel of that pattern - I'm going to be using it a lot more now!

Thanks for looking!

16 comments:

  1. I love this! It looks like an altered photograph...amazing! ;)
    As for blue tulips...I found this...
    http://www.ehow.com/about_6574983_meaning-blue-tulips.html

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  2. It doesn't matter if there are no blue tulips, your card is amazing, i love how you have added colour to the tulips.
    Linda in Aus

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  3. WOw, great card - your gingham placement is PERFECT!

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  4. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Nicely done Elena!!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  5. A.Maze.Ing!!!! The gingham background is wonderful, too! You did great with the whole thing!

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  6. Very striking! And I'm always a fan of gingham. Great way to use those tulips too, thanks for another idea, I love coloring those.

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  7. Such a pretty card!! I LOVE that background. You did a great job!!

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  8. This card is just stunning! It is the first card I have seen using bb:gingham that really made me say oh, I have to have that stamp set.

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  9. The blue and the green on the tulips is such a nice touch. Super job on this weeks project.

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  10. Wow! Elena, this is gorgeous! The white really makes those beautiful pastel flowers stand out.

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  11. This absolutely stunning!! Love the tulips!

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  12. Good Golly Miss Molly! This is fabulous! I haven't had a peek at this week's MIM but if it inspired you to create this masterpiece then I am racing over to have a watch right this instant! I love, love, love, the colors and that gigham. Just...wow!

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  13. Elena this is quite interesting! It looks like a photo negative...well done!!!

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