It's time for the next challenge over at The Fashionable Stamping Challenge and the theme this time has been chosen by the lovely Claire. The challenge for you is to use a masking technique.
I made this card for one of my niece's whose birthday was at the beginning of December. She absolutely adores the colour purple so I wanted to balance the neutral with different shades of the colour. I started with the background, which is also where I did my masking. The stamps I've used are by Artistic Outpost and I used the masking technique on the hot air balloons. I stamped the larger one first, masked it off and then stamped the smaller one.
The main image is a gorgeous Crafty Individuals stamp that I spotted at our local garden centre, who have just started stocking CI stamps (I may have to visit more often!) I painted the small pansy on the image using Distress Markers and the rest of the flowers have been cut using the Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland die. The crocheted lace is from Linda's Funkie Junkie Boutique and the gem clip is a Tim Holtz. Not much to say about this card, but I absolutely loved it and it came together so quickly !
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and make sure you hop over to the main blog to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous work.
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