Monday, August 27, 2012

Playing out of my comfort zone!

Hello all!

As the post title states, today I'm way out of my comfort zone with a one layer card involving masking and inking  - doesn't sound that intimidating but it certainly wasn't without the fear factor for me!
                              The challenge over at Stampotique designers challenge blogspot is to do a one layer card and I chose to use one of my Stampotique rubber stamps for this (although not a requirement for the challenge) - I used Chilly  by Jo Capper-Sandon and stamped him twice so I could use one for the mask.  With that in place, I also covered the top and bottom of the card with card masks, leaving just a small strip showing which I sprayed with Dylusions inks.  I removed the masks and coloured Chilly with my Copics and then inked through a Dylusions stencil to get the 'snowflakes' - I also inked through the word snow, cut with my Cameo, using black and silver inks to get the effect shown below -

    I know it may sound as if I was making a lot of fuss about nothing but I don't really feel comfortable when there isn't a lot of room for error - you can't cover up any mistakes with another layer on this!  That said, I was pretty happy with the end result - one or two little things are niggling me but I'm certainly not to going to highlight them!!!

I would also like to put this in for the challenges at (christmas in summer) (christmas in august) (anything goes no digi)

Thanks for stopping by again and a warm welcome to my new followers :)


Unknown said...

Dawn, I think you did an awesome job with a one layer card! Love the snowman and all the different effects you did with the Dylusions inks! I agree that CAS and one layer cards are harder to do! HUGZ

Sue said...

This is fabulous. I love the snowman and the design is really effective.


Chris said...

This came out great - I struggle with one layer cards but you certainly managed to get a feeling of depth in this card! well done! :) Thanks so much for joining me this week for my Amusing Challenges - I'm glad you joined in on the fun!

Gez Butterworth said...

Fabulous card. Love the vibrant colour. Thank you for joining Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week. Gez

Linda Palmer said...

Darling card, cute snowman and beautiful coloring. You made a wonderful card, always do though.

Penny said...

Oh, I love this, Dawn! It may be CAS, but the design looks complex anyway! :^) Love the colors--it is just so, so pretty! And I see you are still having fun with that Cameo! You think of all sorts of things to do with it, don't you? :^)

Tracy said...

You have NOTHING to worry about on this card Dawn. You did an amazing job putting all those techniques together and it turned out wonderfully. Great pick on the dots for the masking. Hugs!

Astrid Stulemeijer (AssiCrafts) said...

Fab card! Very beautiful done! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week. Xoxo

Sabine said...

What a pretty card. I just love the little snowman and all the effects created with the masking and inking. Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life

Basement Stamper said...

I think you did GREAT going out of your comfort zone, it turned out amazing. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week.

Reflective Art Studio said...

You are so good at it-!!! you should definitely do more of this. I love and really mean love- the gradient on the stripe. Really makes the whole thing pop.
Thanks for sharing. Thank for joining us the Stampotique challenge this week.
Hope to see you again very soon.

Sam & Poppy said...

That snowman is so sweet, thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week.

Ann Whitfield said...

Wonderful card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Kathi said...

You might have been out of your comfort zone, but it doesn't show. This is fabulous!

One layer cards are HARD!