Monday, 10 February 2014

Whoopsi's challenge time!!!!!

Sorry bout the pun, comedy was never my strong point! This week for Through the Purple Haze, we have Whoopsi Daisy for our sponsor. They have some gorgeous images and here's what I did with mine.

Took me quite a while to do this one and using loads of masking for it, which was interesting as I've never masked using a digi before. So here's a brief overview of the process.

1. Print out 2 copies of the digi, one on the paper/card you are going to colour on , second on just basic copier paper.

2. Create a border around the image using paper strips, stick mask precisely over the top of original using temporary glue (I use Crafters Companion Stick & Spray).and stamp the background stamp over the top of the masked girl, in this case I have used the window stamp from Clarity Stamps.

3. Make a mask of the entire window (no holes), place over the original image, this is maintain the integrity of the window to colour later. Secure a slice of paper across the bottom of the image to create the impression of wall meeting floor. Then secure over the whole thing a patterned mask for wall decoration.

4. Dust over the desired colour of ink using a dusting brush (I use Inkylicious Ink dusters). Create shadow where the girl sits by dragging a small amount of ink away from under her (I used normal cosmetic sponge for this). Remove all masks and replace window mask for one with all panes cut out.

5. Create a scene using which ever stamps suit the theme through the window with mask in place the maintain the integrity of the window. Remove window mask and border paper strips and draw a squiggly line around the entire image, creating the border.

6. Colour as desired, I've used Promarkers and then finished with a die cut quilled flower and a sentiment tag.

Girl digi - 
Window Stamps - Clarity Stamps
Tree stamp - Katy Sue Designs Silhouette Stamps Trees & Flowers
Flower die - Spellbinders Shapeabilities Bauble Blossoms
Argyle mask - That Special Touch
Adirondack inks
     Wall - Cool Peri, Salmon
     Carpet - Lake Mist
     Sunlight - Mountain Rose, Sunshine Yellow
     Hill & trees - Oregano
     Window frame - Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon
     Hair - Cool Grey 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, Black
     Skin - Putty, Tea Rose
     Jeans - Blue Pearl, Cornflower, China Blue, Midnight Blue
     Shire & Bow - Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Tea Rose
     Flower - Pastel Yellow, Berry Red, Sunset, Crimson

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


  1. wonderful creation. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

  2. This looks like it took a lot of work, and it pays off. I'm so glad you included directions, so I can try it.

  3. Just a beautiful card.....i love it...

  4. Hi Wendy! I think you did a wonderful job with your masking!! Very lovely card!

  5. Very pretty Wendy and great masking.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    I would love it if you joined in my Spellbinder blog celebration here

    B x

  6. Beautiful pastel colours ,and a cute image .Thank you so much for entering our challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers this week.I hope you return next time with another beautiful masterpiece.
    Hugs Artesania DT

  7. Lovely card. Thought I have seen that window before..... Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week.
    Laurence DT

  8. beautiful card. and fanastic stampscombine.
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.

  9. Great entry , thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations

    Francesca x

  10. Wendy well done with the masking you did a fabulous job, great colouring and i love the different elements you have used....such a lovely card. xx

  11. Gorgeous card and amazing masking - it looks really effective.

    Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

    Helen x

  12. A great tutorial on how you put your scene together. Thanks for joining us at Craft A Scene this month.

    Sue xx

  13. Fabulous masking!! And such a sweet card. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft a Scene!!

  14. Really beautiful card. Love all the masking. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join us again in our new challenge.
    Eret x