Friday 20 January 2012

Masking for SmudgyAntics

Smudgy Antics - The open challenge blog for the Smeared and Smudged Forum have a challenge this week inviting folks to show projects that have a theme "Masking".
You can interpret this in many ways. You can do a masking technique with your stamps, use an image with a mask, use a mask with your spray inks and mists, or use masking tape on your finished project.
I've made a valentine card. A bit different from the "norm" of course. The masking in this project is on the little 1/2 heart down the side.

I used the offcut from my grumpy card made a few days ago. The well sanded black/red coredinations. My TH mini masks and some SU! whisper white ink pad.
The image is from Smeared Ink. The Fire goddess. Stamped in the same white ink and heat embossed with red sparkle embossing powder.
I stamped the image on black card for a change. A "negative image" in mind. Then with white and red pencils, added colour then edges torn away. Some little red and black gems added for some more firey sparkle.
The shapes are all cut by hand including the black card base.
Inside didn't get left out from some ink either

Challenge I am entering this into
Smudgy Antics - Masking
Craft Us Crazy - Love/Valentine
Paper Creations Ink - Love/Romance
Phindy's Place - No Straight Edges/Shaped Cards


  1. This is just AWESOME - I love the stamp on the black card - she's kind of ghostly. Fabuuuuulusss work on that heart too. Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics :-D xxxxxxxxxx

  2. awesome card , love it, thanks for playing with us at smudgy antics

  3. fab card it looks gorgeous, love it that you used the image on black paper, looks great
    thanks for joining our challenge this week
    PCI DT

  4. Awesome work, Helen! Love your project! Thanks for playing along with Smudgy Antics!

  5. Now this is my type of valentines card.... again Helen you have inspired me.... beautiful work.... what more can i say? much love always xxx

  6. WOW! What a amazing project! I love it! Thank you for joining us at WOW! Embossing Powders! xx Bianca

  7. Great card - and thanks for entering the Wow! Embossing Powder January Challenge :)

  8. Great card Helen, thankyou for playing at WOW, embossing powders this month, good luck. Tracy xx

  9. Great card Helen, thankyou for joining us at WOW this month. Tracy xx

  10. Great shape for this card! THanks for joining us at Phindys Place this week..

  11. What an awesome card! Very unique! Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Us Crazy!

  12. A fantastic card, thanks for joining us at WOW this month.

    Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

  13. Amazing card, incredible techniques! Thank you for joining us this week at Phindy's Place.