Monday, 22 April 2013

'That Special Touch of ...... Mask' Distress inks and More !

Hi ya bloggers... phew! what a brilliant weekend I've had.
F1 Grand Prix, The Allhallows Crop (made this card there) and my stepdaughter, Andrea, ran and finished the London Marathon! 
We could not be there but we tracked her progress all the way on the net and we are so proud. She lost her mum to cancer last year and is raising funds, £5.500 so far, for the Weald of Kent Hospice who were and still are magnificent with total support during very dark days for her and the family.

Okay, this card was made using a 'That Special Touch of ...Mask' from Clevercut UK . I masked off bits of the mask and stuck it down with very lo tac masking tape. Then using Wild Honey, Crushed Olive and a touch of Fired Brick distress inks and foam pads, I coloured the image through the mask.

I removed the mask and dried the inks with a heat gun.  After cleaning the mask I attached it back into place and taped it firmly down again.
I applied Translucent Paste from Sweet Poppy Stencils  and after very carefully removing the mask, I covered the image with clear Micro Beads that are also available in a large pot from Sweet Poppy Stencils
I plonked the mask back into water and then waited WITHOUT TOUCHING for the paste medium to dry and go clear .. this took several hours for the colours to show as brightly as they do...... I was a good girl! Mat and layer on to card stock and I added a Rub On word.
I'm so pleased with the result I'm going to do some more. 
Thank you for your visit to my blog today.
Back soon
Eileen xx 


  1. Lovely card Eileen - glad you all had a good crop x

  2. Aww, this is so lovely. I have never used my seed beads ... I might try now! X

  3. Beautiful colorful card, love the beads you used! Groetjes karin x

  4. Fabulous card, the image really pops, I love it. Might have to get some seed beads now, lol !!!! Hugs P xxx

  5. It really has come out beautiful, the colours really come through. Kx

  6. Stunning Eileen, love the gorgeous zesty colours.

    Linda xxx

  7. Lovely, TFS Eileen, will keep this in me "Tuts to Follow" folder!

    Great idea to mask of and use just one area..lovely colours, fab finish... Hugs ~Denise x

  8. Forgot to say "well done" to Andrea on completing the Marathon, and fund raising for her charity. Denise x

  9. This is stunning Eileen. I have the coloured pastes but not the translucent, after seeing this I think I will be investing in some.

    Sue x

  10. Great way to use the seed beads, the colours are gorgeous, must try this I,'m sure I have some beeds somewhere!

    Sylv xx


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