Friday, 4 November 2011

Forgotten Friday 38- masks are not just for Halloween!

Hi folks, it's Friday again, and time to rummage through your forgotten stash to see what unused items you have laying around. This week, I've been looking through my masks, and have chosen two particularly nice ones, although one is strictly a stencil.

The first one is a holly ring from Creative Expressions, which I've had for ages, and never seem to get around to using. I have lots of their masks, and just forget about them. I did get them out for my card class recently, and they made some fabulous cards with them once I'd given them a quick tutorial. Anyway, I coloured my piece of card using Distress re-inkers and water, I used Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, and Barn Door, drying in between the layers, until I was happy with the colour. I then ran the mask through the Big Shot with the card, to get an embossed impression. I coloured the embossed area with Forest Moss Distress Ink.

I then stamped and embossed a lovely vintage Christmas sentiment, available from Chocolate Baroque in the middle of the holly ring. I have matted the card onto gold and green card, but will probably add some further embellishment before I send this card out at Christmas.

My second card uses a Sweet Poppy stencil from The Craft Station, and I love this beautiful tree. I have another similar tree that I have used before which regular blog followers may remember. I sponged various blue and green inks through the stencil, and also used a stipple brush for the smaller areas. I then spritzed Pearl Glimmer Mist over the top, before removing the stencil, and trimmed away the white frame.

I used a sentiment and digi paper from Chociolate Baroque as before. The digi paper is temporarily unavailable, but keep checking back, as this one is fabulous, and available in lots of different colourways. It's called 'Medieval Script'. Again, I'll probably add some embellishment to this card before I send it out, but I've got a few weeks yet.

I've not been that well this week, unfortunately, I've got an infection in the bone above one of my teeth. It feels like I have flu, and it has completely floored me. I'm now taking lots of antibiotics, so I will hopefully be on the mend soon. My tooth has got to come out, but that's complicated, and has to be done under general anaesthetic, so I have to wait for an appointment. Hopefully by next Friday, I'll be feeling more like myself again.

Don't forget to have a look through your crafty stash to see what items you have been neglecting. If you want to add a link to your blog during the week, I'll pop along and take a look. Thanks for stopping by today, Judith xx


Anne said...

Whew these are beautiful Judith, I have the holly wreath and have not used it! At least I tried unsuccessfully to emboss it and, at my friend Chrissie's urging, bought a NoMoreShims at the NEC yesterday to make using it more straightforward. Your lovely cards have inspired me to have another bash!

Aquarius said...

These are two beautiful cards using your masks - I'll be trawling through my stash later hopefully. So sorry to hear of your tooth problems - one of the worst things to have in my book so I hope it gets sorted soon.

Aquarius said...

A horrible wet day today so a cheerful card to brighten things a bit - see it here

vinny said...

Ouch that tooth sounds really painful Judith, hope you get it sorted soon. Both your cards are lovely x Lavinia

craftimamma said...

These are lovely Buddy and you know how much I love my masks. I've not used mine for embossing for ages though so must revisit that technique very soon.

You already know I'm thinking of you and your nasty infection. Mwah!

Lesley Xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Judith. I have the holly wreath, I must get it out and use it! Sorry to hear you're feeling under the weather, teeth are a pain getting here and a pain when it's time for them to go.

Hopefully I will have something to share tomorrow (went to the NEC yesterday so playing catch up today).

Sue x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Here is my contribution this week. I made it at long last.

Sue x

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