Saturday, June 8, 2019


The next challenge I tried was to do Masking. We were to find something like a frame and do Mortise masking, which I had never heard of, but it is masking an object and filling it in, instead of making a mask and stamping around it, you may be better off googling it for yourself, I am not great at explaining :)

Here I stamped my window then stamped again onto scrap paper and cut out just the panels of the window. I laid that mask over my stamped window and began to make a scene outside my window by stamping the cabin and deer. I stamped those again onto scrap paper to make a mask and covered them so I could stamp in my grass and the mountains for the background. I did all my sponging with ink and then took off the masks and did the rest of the coloring.

After that was all done I masked the whole window so I could stamp my wood planks for the wall.
It is hard to believe this is a one layer card.

I don't do masking much at all, but this challenge was fun to create the scene and I just may do it more often

I would like to add this to the Lavinia World Challenge

Treasures to Remember - Window stamp
Gina K - Life is good stamp set, Cabin and deer
Gina K - Winter trees stamp set, Mountain stamp
D.R.S. designs - easy grass background stamp
Fun Stampers Journey- Board wall background stamp
Spellbinders - A2 Distressed Edges die

Thanks so much for stopping by today,



Esther Asbury said...

What a great scene you've created inside of your window....and I LOVE the wood planks you stamped around it! Amazing one-layer card!

Louca por porcelana said...

So sweet with the deer...How pretty!Hugs!

Tanza Erlambang said...

aww...beautiful view from window.....

Have a wonderful weekend

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, wow, I totally get it. This is so cool! You did two different kinds of masking and I have to say you chose perfect stamps for the technique. I love the scene outside the window and the cabin wall inside. Love this, Connie!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Gorgeous. So much masking. Your hard work payed off.

Donna Phelan said...

Oh how fabulous! Great masking, you really made a fantastic scene by doing this! Fun card!

Donna Ellis said...

What a fantastic job with the multiple masking elements, Connie! I especially like that it appears we are looking through a window at the lovely wildlife scene! It's like one of your photos put to paper! Gorgeously done! It would be a great card to upload to the Lavinia World challenge! hugs, de

Kim said...

I too, have never heard of Mortise Masking. This card is fabulous, Connie. I love all the detail, looking out the window. Love the wood planks and the window, too. Yes, I can see you having much fun with this technique. I can only imagine how you will use this fabulous method over and over again.

aussie aNNie said...

Glorious window scene, reminds me the stories my friend Darlene told me of the animals which surround their home, it is just beautiful.x

Lowcarb team member said...

I think you should do this type of card more often, it's so nice.
Well done :)

All the best Jan

Janice said...

You have created a fabulous scene through the window. It’s a lovely card, well done you!

Alina Florea said...

Very cute! Love it! Thank you for playing with us over at Lavinia World Challenge! Best of luck, Alina DT

Donna Ellis said...

It's a fabulous scene, Connie, and a wonderful use of individual images to make something very special! Such a pleasure to see your pretty card at Lavinia World Challenges. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Lori Kobular said...

Such a wonderful nature scene outside your window! It is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenge #2!

Debbie said...

a really nice card!! i love how you embrace these challenges!!!

that's a great view, outside the window!!!