Monday, 24 September 2012

Masks on Monday!

The Tando Creative DT girls are hopping today - we've been playing with masks and we'd love you to join us! If you didn't start at the Tando Blog you might want to check in there for details of how to be in with a chance of winning a lovely Tando prize during the hop (there are some details about what's happening for the Birthday Bash next week, too!).

Masks are great for one layer cards. I've used the new Distorted Hive mask for this one - I love the "movement" created by the distortion which makes it perfect for added interest when you're working with a single layer and don't want to end up with something that looks too regimented.


After sponging ink through the mask, the bees were stamped, bleached to get rid of the Distress ink in those areas and then coloured with Copics.Some colours bleach out better than others and I have to say that Mustard Seed was a dream! I added a little clear Spica over the wings for subtle sparkle. I managed to keep the colouring light enough that there's no bleed through so this can stay as a genuinely one layer card with no insert - hooray!

Supplies:
Distorted Hive mask (Tando Creative)
Queen Bee stamp set (Crafty Secrets)
Sentiment from Petite Posies (Technique Tuesday)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Mustard Seed)
Brilliance ink by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Copic markers
Copic Spica glitter pen (clear)
Corner Chomper

This is Tando Creattive Distorted Hive Mask used here:



The next stop along the Tando hop is Kaz who loves her masks so I'm sure there'll be a treat in store! Don't forget to leave a comment here before you go if you're playing for the chance to win a prize - thanks for stopping by!

29 comments:

Laura O'Donnell said...

this is fantastic! and the distorted mask is perfect!

Deborah said...

Looking at this i can still pretend it's Summer. Lovely!

Kaz said...

Gorgeous Joanne! Very classy x

anat goldich said...

Such beautiful projects

Neil said...

Hi, it's lovely to see this mask used as I've looked at it recently, now I know I NEED to have it!

Karen said...

Another wonderful one layer card! I really like this Joanne xxx

Paula Whittaker said...

super OLC

Kath said...

Lovely cheerful card, Joanne.

Lillibelle said...

Your card is so simple, yet a fantastic eyecatcher.
The little sweet bees on masked honeycomb look very great.
I like that wonderful card very well.
Thank you for the beautiful inspiration! I want to make a similar card like this.

die amelie said...

Perfect use of this awesome mask!!! Love your bee-hive sooo much!!!!

Greetings from Vienna,
die amelie xx

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Super fabulous card Joanne! I love the mask you used and the bees are fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration!

gardenpinks said...

Love the way you have used this mask Joanne - reminds me of when we kept honeybees :)
Beautiful card too.
Lynn x

fatmonica said...

Brilliant card!I love that mask,it's so effective and the bees really stand out.

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Love the mask and the clean lines of this card.

Dawn said...

Love the card Joanne, the illusion of dimension that the mask gives you is superb. Great job.
Hugs x x x x

Amber said...

That card is simply stunning!! I love love LOVE bees...so you had me from the start.

Maggie said...

Great effects on your card this mask looks fun...Fabulous Bees!

butterfly said...

Love your honeycomb card - just delicious with the bees crawling over it... what a great mask!
Alison x

Di said...

The use of this mask is pure brilliance Joanne, so very, very effective x

MiniOwner said...

I think I need that mask! Your bees are beautiful. :o)
Sue x

Mary Ann T said...

Just have to say Wow. When I first saw this I thought that you had cut three little bee masks first. So when I read the technique, I was so excited. Thank you so much.

ionabunny said...

So simple so beeutiful.

cbee said...

oh wow, this card is stunning! it's so beautiful!!! a great inspiration!!

leigh11 said...

this is stunning :)

Claudia said...

Yur card is very beautyful! I like ist!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous!

Lucy x

Kathy said...

I love this, those little bees are just perfect

Traceyr said...

Those wings really look 3D Joanne and I'm loving the mask. I can see what you mean about it having movement. :)

Diane said...

well done you for controlling the colour enough, so as an insert wasn't necessary. The mask is brilliant too for that curved type look.