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Sunday 16 December 2012

Mask it at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hello folks and Happy Sunday to you :-) My card today is for our new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and it was my turn to choose the theme this time around and I've chosen 'Mask it' as our theme so you can use masking techniques or a mask stamp,  etc. Don't forget we're a rubber stamping challenge so no digi stamp allowed. As usual our lucky winner will receive a fabby gift voucher from our regular sponsor Marina from Cottage Crafts !

For my card I've used masking to create my background, I've wanted to have a try and masking pyramids for ages so this challenge was the ideal opportunity to put it into practice. I thought it would be tricky but PanPastels are so forgiving is was easy peasy :-)

I created 3 maske - firstly one of the fronts of the pyramids, then one of the sides of the pyramids and lastly one of the full pyramids. I used shades of yellow, brown and a little black PanPastels for the pyramids. I began by applying the pastels through the mask of the front of the pyramids and then through the side view mask - adding a little black to create shadows. The I masked the finished pyramids and added the sky using Phthalo blue extra dark panpastel with a little Paynes Grey and Black around the edges. 

I stamped the 3 kings stamp from Stampers Anonymous with black archival ink. The star and sentiment are from Chocolate Baroque, stamped with versamark and embossed with gold EP. To finish off I've added a gem to the centre of the star and matted the image on layers of gold, black and white card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments: Anything goes with a seasonal sentiment
Charisma Cardz: Christmas makes
Deep Ocean: Christmas
Here come the boys: anything goes
Paper play: You're a star
There she goes: Season of giving

Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Hi Claire...I think the pyramids look fantastic! You have created such a beautiful scene.
    Dot x

  2. Beautiful card. Really love the image. Hugs, Velma

  3. WOW! This is absolutely stunning Claire. I way you have coloured the pyramids and sky looks amazing and the start finishes it off perfectly

    I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend

  4. Perfection Claire. The blending and shading are all amazing plus so many different techniques used on one card. Clever ole you.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  5. That's a fantastic Christmas scene.

  6. A beautiful scene, love those pyramids.
    Yvonne x

  7. Hi Claire
    A perfectly stamped Christmas scene.

  8. wow!! that is a stunning card, your very talented!
    I adore it. And thanks so much for joining us at Deep Ocean, Love,melly. xxx

  9. I was singing this at a carol service this evening! Such a super card, Thank you for joining in with aud sentiments xx

  10. This is gorgeous and so traditional lovely. Thanks for sharing over at Creative Card Crew this time
    Elaine DT

  11. Really beautiful card Claire. The image really pops against the blue and those sandy pyramids are fabulous.
    Combining comments too to say how gorgeous is that bunting!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  12. You have made a lovely card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  13. What a stunning card, very elegant. Thanks for joining the Anything Goes challenge at Here Come The Boys Good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

  14. Hi Claire.
    I am just catching up a bit and love your 'masking' sample for FSC, the pyramids are amazing, great job.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  15. Hi Claire
    Just catching up! This is a fabulous card, love the masking of the pyramids, very clever.
    Have a Wonderful Christmas and New Year.
    Best Wishes
    Avril xx


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