Friday, June 5, 2009

One Layer Card - Masking and Sponging

The Limited Supply Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers today had two requirements: one layer only and a summer theme!

I always enjoy making one layer cards using masking. It seems I usually gravitate to the beach because I love creating the sand, sea, and sky!

I started at the bottom of the card and worked my way up. Using 3 Step Sea Shells from Kitchen Sink Stamps, I stamped the large shell, masked it, and then stamped the sand dollar. Once the sand dollar was masked, I stamped the two starfish. Then the starfish masks were added and I sponged on the sand over a torn sheet of computer paper. I then stamped over the whole area with Itty Bitty Backgrounds by Stampin' Up.

After removing all those masks, I used my torn computer paper to work my way up adding Cool Caribbean sponging for the ocean. I repositioned the torn paper about four times to create the waves. Leaving it in place the final time, I used it as a mask to add the setting sun. After masking the sun, I then sponged on the sky and removed and discarded the masks.

The sentiment from PaperTrey Ink was added last with Versafine Vintage Sepia. Versafine is my absolute favorite ink for adding sentiments. I always get a clean, crisp, strong image!!

Stamps: 3 Step Sea Shells by Kitchen Sink Stamps, Little Shapes and Itty Bitty Backgrounds by Stampin' Up, Out on a Limb Sentiments by PaperTrey Ink

Paper: White by PaperTrey Ink

Ink: Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Real Rust, Sahara Sand, Marigold Morning, Cool Caribbean, Regal Rose, and Soft Sky by Stampin' Up, Versafine Vintage Sepia

14 comments:

  1. Wow! This is fabulous Lynn...love your card and how you sponged it! awesome work & tfs!!!

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  2. What a wonderful job with masking. Love the subtle color shadings you were able to achieve with it. Nice textures and depth, too.

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  3. lynn..i LOVE this card..
    youve used my #1 favorite quote...and the card itself is beautiful..TFS!

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  4. So Great!! I love how the sun came out! Looks just like a sunset when the suns edges get blurry!

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  5. Fantastic creation. Wonderful job with the masking, and sponging. And thanks for sharing the tip about using the itty bitty background stamp to enhance the sand.... it looks like the real thing!

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  6. Absolutely brilliant! this looks like artwork! Frame it - it's gorgeous!!

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  7. Wow this is gorgeous, TFS Sam

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  8. This is just gorgeous. I am speechless. Hugs, Sarah

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  9. This is so beautiful, Lynn!! It is so hard to even tell that is a one layer card...WOW!!

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  10. What a beautiful card! I love the soft scene. Great job on your masking!

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  11. Love your beach card. You did a fantastic job creating this scene.

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  12. Wow!! This is beautiful Lynn!! Hard to believe it's one layer. I love the details and colors of the shells

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