Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More #158

Hi there

I'm back with my fortnightly midnight post which means there's a new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More.  And so, following our usual sequence of challenges, this week we are back with our regular challenge which is...


Addicted to Holidays
Please ensure your creation relates to a holiday/vacation theme or a holiday
such as Christmas, Easter, or any other national holiday.


Our sponsor this week is Stamplorations who are offering a fab prize of  a $10 gift certificate.



For my DT card this week I've gone with Christmas and yes, you've guessed it, I've been masking and blending inks again!  I hope I'm not boring you with these very similar cards this last week but I love how this one turned out.  



I masked a vertical panel on my card base and also die cut a small circle to create a mask for the moon.  I hand cut a mask from a post-it to create the snow banks and blended Distress Inks, starting at the top, working my way down just adding a little of the blue to create the snow drifts in the three lower sections.  I put the lower mask back in place to stamp the tree in black.  Once all the masks were removed I stamped the sentiment, also in black.

Materials used:
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Black Soot; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamps: Inkylicious - Simply Trees; Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Christmas Sentiments

Challenge entries

One Layer Christmas Card Challenge - Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
Simply Create too - Challenge #92 - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Snow in Summertime
One Layer Simplicity - Challenge #19 - Strip Down
AAA Cards - Challenge #46 - Maskerate/Masking













And just for fun (as I'm on the DT) I'm linking up at Happy Little Stampers August CAS Challenge which is Masking.


There's some great inspiration by my teamies over at ATSM so why not play along, if not just to get ahead on your Christmas cards!

Thanks as always for visiting.




38 comments:

  1. WOW!! I absolutely LOVE your stunning scene here!! The masked hills and the moonlit sky are amazing! Brilliant work here!

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  2. Wow ... this is one gorgeous Christmas card, Anita! You have created to much depth with your masking and shading --- AMAZING! xx

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  3. A fabulous card and I'm loving seeing your masked cards.
    Kath x

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  4. love that blended landscape strip

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  5. Dear Anita,
    Wonderful wonderful card that you made! I love it! Craetive regards from your ATSM team-mate stempelfrida
    http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

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  6. OOOH! Another super duper yummy inky and masky creation Anita.
    Soooo NOT bored with these! Love the colours blended and a fab Christmas scene.
    Thanks for linking up at AAA Cards. Sarah x

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  7. Just fabulous Anita! LOVE those snow drifts you have created and fantastic blending!! Such a tranquil little scene . . . I can almost hear the hush! Have a great day! Hazel xx

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  8. Nope...not bored at all! Just loving this card. The colours and the technique is gorgeous, such a successful card x

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  9. Oh my, Anita...gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! You've created a most lovely scene with your impeccable sponging and stamping. In awe!
    Hugs~c

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  10. Just amazing, Anita! Great scene with wonderful colors!

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  11. I so love this beautiful card. Masked and inked then stamped perfectly. Such a pretty card to share with us this week at MAWTT, Jx

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  12. Keep these coming, Neets... love every single version! Just gorgeous!
    =]

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  13. Gorgeous masking and blending with your inks, Anita! I love the soft color palette...it goes so well with your scene! Stunning card!!!

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  14. I don't see how card could be any better than this beauty! Wonderful!!!
    Sandy xx

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  15. Anita this is totally gorgeous and inspires me with the masking technique. Spied it over at ATSM and had to pop over and check out your work.

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  16. When you find a winning formula, why mess with it. This is gorgeous, Anita. Your inking, especially on the hills is perfect.

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  17. This is a masterpiece, Anita! Seriously, it needs to be framed!! You could never ever bore me with these beautiful works of art!! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. Just gorgeous...I love your sweet winter scene!

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  19. Your masking is perfection! A really lovely scene.

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  20. I absolutely love this stunning card, Anita! Gorgeous depth and atmosphere in your masked panel - it looks as if it has been painted.

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  21. Gorgeous card, Anita! You did such a great job with the masking and inking. It's so atmospheric!

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  22. A stunning one layer card, it has a fantastic depth, thank you for playing with Simply Create Too. Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  23. Love that tree silhouette against the snowdrifts. :)

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  24. One word ...... stunning!!! Linda xx

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  25. Beautiful card; love the masking. Thank you for sharing with us at OLCCC.

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  26. What a beautiful, elegant card
    Jane

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  27. Absolutely stunning card Anita! Your masking and blending work is perfection and I love the overlapped sentiment! Perfection! Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards this week! Jill

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  28. GORGEOUS masking and inking. Thanks so much for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.

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  29. I think this is my favourite of your 'strip' cards, it has so much detail even though its only one layer. You did the snowy hills so beautifully and the tree and sentiments are such a perfect match. Gorgeous and I'm sure a winner!!

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  30. This is so pretty, love your masking and blending! Thanks for playing along with us at Moving Along with the Times.

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  31. This is gorgeous! Your masking is fantastic and I love that tree! Thanks for playing along with us over at OLCCC! :-)

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  32. Beautiful card Anita, Cathy x

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  33. Awesome Christmas card. Thanks for sharing at OLCCC.

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  34. Wow! I am so glad I saw your card. I just love it. I definitely want to try this look. Thanks for sharing, and I am sure to keep looking.

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