Today marks the start of their new challenge! The theme for this week's challenge is:
They are featuring products from Altenew! So hurry on over to their blog for your chance at winning this fabulous $50 gift certificate prize!!
Without further ado...here is my project!!
I must admit, when I first learned about this theme, I immediately had images of cards wearing domino masks...you know...masquerade masks. And I thought, "What kind of a challenge is this??? You won't be able to see the card if it has a mask on it." But, I decided "Who am I to judge?"...and slapped a mask on my card.
Ta Da! (just kidding)
Sometimes my brain gets very literal. It's just scary when that happens.
I searched and searched through my stencils and masks and just wasn't inspired by any of them...so I decided to make my own mask using diecuts! I forget sometimes that diecuts can be so much more than mere embellishments!
Sadly, I don't have any Altenew products...yet. So, for this challenge I used one of my favorite Mo Manning stamps by Penny Black--Fan's Cricket. I gently colored her up with my Prismacolor pencils. Then...I used a couple of diecuts as stencils and dabbed ink through them (with a sponge dauber) both around the image, and then on the background paper of the card front itself! I love the way it turned out. It's a great way to customize plain-Jane paper.
Simon Stamp products used:
- "hello" Sentimental die (Avery Elle)
- Fan's Cricket stamp (Penny Black)
- Mixed Media #2 die set (Tim Holtz)
- Bronze colored sequins (28 Lilac Lane)