9/02/2014

One Layer (with a lot of masking)

Last night, I enjoyed playing with my Lawn Fawn stamps to create a one layer card for the new Lawnscaping Challenge. And it fits the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.



I did a lot of masking here. Plenty of fussy cutting, but I enjoyed it tremendously and love how it turned out:


To create this card, I die-cut a circle from a piece of scrap paper and used it as a mask on my watercolor paper card base. I stamped the fox first, masked it, stamped the bear and the skunk, masked them and stamped the other critters. After I had masked them all, I inked my background with Stormy Sky Distress Ink and stamped the trees. Then I removed the masks from the animals and colored them with water and Distress Inks. Now I removed the circle mask, too, masked the fox once again and stamped the string and the balloon. I colored the balloon with Festive Berries Distress Ink and applied Wink of Stella for some shine. To finish the card off, I adhered those tiny stars. I hope you like it! Here comes a close-up:


Thanks for visiting!

Vanessa

supplies:
Lawn Fawn into the woods, admit one, love you s'more, year two - Ranger Industries Distress Inks - Tsukineko ink - watercolor paper - tiny stars

14 comments:

icardeveryone01 said...

Fabulous!! Wow... that was worth every minute you spent masking =]

Yukari Y. said...

Such a wonderful card! Love how you featured so many different critters! :)

Lin said...

Oh so CUTE, Vanessa, and well worth all the extra time it took you to put it together! We're so glad to see you playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Jean McNulty said...

Wow, amazing artwork...love it:)

Jean McNulty said...

Wow, amazing artwork...love it:)

Cyndi said...

Very cute and creative!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful coloring and masking, Vanessa! You have really captured a sweet birthday vibe with a lot of depth in your OLC with that balloon outside the circle. I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Dawn Turley said...

what a very cute card Vanessa. Well worth the effort of all that masking.

Nikki said...

Wow! Super design, you have created so much depth and all in one layer, brilliant x

Tamara said...

Oh my...this card is awesome!!!
Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping
Xx Tamara

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW! What a perfect one layer card! This is super cute! Love your masking and cute critters! Thank you so much for joining us at Lawnscaping! /Karin

Elise C. said...

So, so cute! This little scene is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping! :)

Shona Chambers said...

All that masking was so worth it!! Its gorgeous and I love all those cute faces together. Adorbs!

Laurel Beard said...

Wow, just wow! This is amazing. All that fussy cutting and masking certainly payed off. You created a one layer masterpiece! Thanks so much for playing along with us Lawnscaping gals!