Thursday, 23 May 2013

CKCB Challenge # 1 - Masks & Mists and a Blog Hop!

I'm joining another blog hop, this one hosted by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog, there's a list of all participants at the end of this post.
If you're on the hop you'll probably have arrived here from Lesley's blog "Oh! Blog It!, or you may just be visiting to see what I'm up to today.
However you got here, I'm so glad to see you!

I don't often use masks or misting on my layouts, because frankly I get more ink/paint on me and the desk than I do on the page.
However, when I saw the criteria for the CKCB first challenge this month:

Challenge 1:  Masking Challenge: Make your own or use one you have, but use a masking technique on your project!

I decided to try something similar to a process that I had seen on YouTube a while ago and see what happened.
In my stash I have a few push out chipboard alpha sets that came with some of the earliest kits that I bought in the States.


I removed the remaining alphas from one set to use as a mask, placed it on the plain white card stock and lightly misted with Adirondack Color Wash - Lettuce and Denim and dripped random ink blots in two corners


The photo is of my husband and Nicholas (our nephew and his godson), relaxing on the couch at our holiday cottage in Swaledale earlier this year.


Some masculine (y) embellies and the TH glassine envelope (I added eyelets and string) are from my May counterfeit kit.


Inside the envelope a journalling tag to say how much we love both of our nephews who are growing up into clever, kind, not to mention handsome, young men.

Thanks for stopping by, your next hop is to Milissa's blog.
and in case you lose track of where you've been
 these are the links to everyone who is taking part in the blog hop today.

16 comments:

  1. You are not alone, I get ink and mist everywhere when I use masks. Great Lo and love your masking.

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  2. love that idea Maggie and the alphabet works well

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  3. What a clever idea, love it :)

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  4. I have ruined many a tee shirt! Your alpha mask looks super and is the perfect backing for the masculine design. Nephews are great, aren't they?!?

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  5. Love this!!! I have several alpha sheets with only a few letters left on them, I think I will have to give this technique a try!!!

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  6. Love how you've used the packaging as a mask. It looks WONDERFUL!

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  7. Great re-purposing to use the alpha background as a mask, love how your page has turned out.

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  9. Oooh that's so clever - I'll definitely have a go at it. :o)
    Sue x
    (sorry just too many typos in my previous comment!)


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  10. Such a great idea ... love the subtle b/g you've created. Super page and lovely sentiment behind it!

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  11. I agree with Jemma, that's a beautifully subtle background, yet so pretty! It's a superb idea.

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  12. Love the background... my mind is really spinning with this idea now!

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  13. i LOVE what you have done with the stencil - i know i would have made such a mess!

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  14. very very clever... another technique to try! jenx

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  15. Your LO is gorgeous. I didn't take part in this challenge as the misting and masking out me off. I don't have any templates and was a bit intimidated but your 'Stencil' has inspired me. The LO is gorgeous x

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  16. Clever recycling idea! Love your layout. :)

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