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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Behind The Mask

So, this week's challenge at Less Is More is 'Masking'. I thought about this one for a while and had a rummage through my stamps and wasn't inspired by them at all, then I remembered my mask. My friend Sue made me a stencil/mask a while back on her superduper Cricut, how clever is she? I'm sure I wouldn't even have a clue how to turn it on I'm so useless with computers. (some of you may have noticed)
So this is what I came up with.



I stamped the frame in the centre of my cardstock in Satin Red versafine and a sentiment by Hero Arts then covered it with a Post-It mask. Next I positioned the mask/stencil in opposite corners overlapping the frame and applied Distress Inks with Cut 'n' Dry. I mounted it onto a toning orange panel.... and job's a good 'un. It sounds as if this card took no time at all whereas in fact, it took about one and a half hours as I cocked up the first attempt and took my time with this one to avoid further mistakes. (Although there is a tiny red speck in the frame, but I'm hoping you will overlook this. I could have removed it in photoshop if I knew how to do it!)
I hope it has enough white space to satisfy Chrissie and Mandi but I'm sure they'll let me know if it hasn't.

Before I go, here is today's shot for March Photo-a-day, the theme was Green. (presumably for St Paddy's Day.)


These are my broad bean seedlings which have gone rather leggy as they've been germinating on a bedroom windowsill, but are now outside waiting to go in the allotment.


Thanks for looking and all your kind remarks. Who do you love ?
Fiona x

14 comments:

  1. fab card - really makes me believe summer is coming

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  2. Gorgeous card hun, and fabulous masking, those flowers are stunning. Yummy broad beans, my fave veg! Sxxx

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  3. Hola Fiona, very bright and spring-like card, great masking:D and beautiful flowerpots:D.
    A hug from Palma

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  4. What a sunny and cheerful card. Love it.

    Monica xxx

    PS:Thanks for visiting and kind comments.

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  5. Couldn't even see the red spot actually...you should have kept quiet on that one :D! I really love your design and gorgeous colours, the mask is really pretty too. Love the broad bean pic, it's great eating your own grown veg! Chris x

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  6. I love that card, the colours are stunning and it's such a striking design.
    Mmmmmm, broad beans, my favourite. x

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  7. Great card - love your inking through the mask. Very bright and cheerful!

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  8. Wow these are really vibrant colours Fiona... not too much white space this time, but great inking!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  9. Fabulous card, so bright and cheery, love it....and I didn't spot the spot!!!!
    Diane
    Hope your day has been ok, I still think of my mum all the time. Take care :-)

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  10. TErrific vibrant card Fiona
    Not to much white space as you say but FAB nevertheless
    Super photo too
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  11. What a gorgeous bright card Fiona! How lovely to have an allotment and fresh broad beans sound great. Thinking of you today, Vicky x

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  12. Great card, fabulous colours
    Beryl x

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  13. Great card Fiona & wow those green beans are huge already :)Viv xx

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