Saturday, 15 March 2014

Masked Butterflies

The 'Less is More' challenge this week is to use masking or stencilling on your card. It is not a one layer card week, but somehow mine ended up as a single layer.

I tried some new things for me and had to think them through sequentially to get it to work.
Always satisfying when it does :-)

So here is my card.

I stamped the butterflies first with a lovely free stamp from the Craft Stamper magazine. Needed to mask the first to overlap the second. 

Then I cut an oval from a piece of thin paper. I masked both butterflies, and placed the oval over them. This is something that would have been easier with a clear shape rather than paper - but I managed to line it up reasonably successfully.

I versamarked a crackle stamp and stamped it over the whole surface and then clear embossed it. 

Then I sponged Weathered wood, stormy sky, and tumbled glass distress inks over the surface with in the oval mask (or is it a stencil? if you are working inside it). 

I peeled off my oval and the butterly masks and, using eyeshadow applicator sponges, I added some distress ink colour to my butterflies.

I wasn't planning on adding anything else, but, despite all the masking, I had managed to get a tiny bit of blue ink above my oval, so I added the sentiment.

This was fun to do and I'm thinking that I might try another soon, but with a torn paper mask.


  1. great masking

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

  2. Dianne this is stunning, love that crackle background
    Thanks for taking the Less is More Challenge this week
    (Guest commenter LIM)

  3. Love this! The background is amazing ... love the crackle, and that little butterfly stamp is one of my favourites. xx

  4. Beautiful, great masking too :D x