Hello folks and Happy Sunday to you :-) My card today is for our new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and it was my turn to choose the theme this time around and I've chosen 'Mask it' as our theme so you can use masking techniques or a mask stamp, etc. Don't forget we're a rubber stamping challenge so no digi stamp allowed. As usual our lucky winner will receive a fabby gift voucher from our regular sponsor Marina from Cottage Crafts !
For my card I've used masking to create my background, I've wanted to have a try and masking pyramids for ages so this challenge was the ideal opportunity to put it into practice. I thought it would be tricky but PanPastels are so forgiving is was easy peasy :-)
I created 3 maske - firstly one of the fronts of the pyramids, then one of the sides of the pyramids and lastly one of the full pyramids. I used shades of yellow, brown and a little black PanPastels for the pyramids. I began by applying the pastels through the mask of the front of the pyramids and then through the side view mask - adding a little black to create shadows. The I masked the finished pyramids and added the sky using Phthalo blue extra dark panpastel with a little Paynes Grey and Black around the edges.
I stamped the 3 kings stamp from Stampers Anonymous with black archival ink. The star and sentiment are from Chocolate Baroque, stamped with versamark and embossed with gold EP. To finish off I've added a gem to the centre of the star and matted the image on layers of gold, black and white card.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments: Anything goes with a seasonal sentiment
Charisma Cardz: Christmas makes
Creative Card crew: Star
Deep Ocean: Christmas
Here come the boys: anything goes
Paper play: You're a star
There she goes: Season of giving
Thanks for popping by