Saturday, 15 March 2014

A couple of cards using several Tando masks

Good morning! It's my turn (Coco) to show you something... But before, did you see the lovely makes with some new releases that my teammates have showed here this week? For me, you will have to wait a few days more to see something else with the new products, I have several things in progress but not yet finished. So today, I have some cards made by stamping and stenciling several wonderful masks, not new but as much pleasing to me as on the first day of use... and very resistant. I have still other brands' masks bought before I integrate the team, they are really much less robust!

To do all my backgrounds I used a bit crazy technique that I really love. I simply used up the watercolour paper I was stamping on for other projects. I saw one day a great piece by Helen Chilton done this way, and I was very impressed. I just added a few stenciled images, playing with my Tando masks and inks (you can make out Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise e.g. on the next one... I also played with various Distress Ink pads and my Picked Fence stain to produce large splatters, and then also Brilliance dew drops applied directly here and there, this is so fun to make and I love the effect!). My backgrounds were done some time ago, so I can't give you more details on the process, but I remember that I applied a coat of white acrylic paint (PA Snowflake) a bit diluted at some stage to smooth the colors... I also used white and black markers on some areas.

On this first card you can see Kaz Boughton's 'Dotted Star' and Andy Skinner's 'Burning Rubber' in the background, and Andy's 'Doll face' on the foreground. I was not able to find this latter product into the shop to link it, maybe it is out of stock or has been withdrawn from sale I'm sorry.
I'm very happy with this one because I also played with my new Silks Acrylic Glaze paints for the first time!! I have not many of them of course so far, but those colours I have were perfect to highlight my face. I used Vavoom Red, Stargazer, Fire Opal and Pomegranate.

On the next cards, I played with my JOFY stamps collection for stamping, and with my masks  'Dotted Star''Burning Rubber' and  'Code Breaker'

Products I used:
 Mask - Dotted Star

A Skinner Stencil/Mask - Burning Rubber

A Skinner Stencil/Mask - Code Breaker

Also, Andy Skinner Doll Face

Hope you like... I also hope you're enjoying some sunshine wherever you are. Here in France we have a sunny springlike time, my garden is in flowers! Hugs, Coco xx


Kerri-Jo Sharp said...

Oh wow, such gorgeous projects, I love them all!! Thanks for sharing them with us!

butterfly said...

Really stunning cards from Coco - beautiful layers and colours in those mop up backgrounds, and brilliant use of stamps and masks.
Alison xx

Kaz said...

Lovely cards there Coco xx

Anne said...

Wow! These are just amazing! Such fabulous much inspiration! Thank you!

Gio said...

Gorgeous cards Coco. You were very inspired!