Hi everyone I finally finished this week's challenge yesterday but it was indeed a challenge for me. Things just were not working out the way as planned. Yesterday I had to just walk away a few times. Luckily the weather was nice although a little chilly so I was able to take my boys on a longer walk. Both boys were tails up and doing a dancing step.
The challenge was to use masks. I tore a mask out of paper but it really didn't work and I was too lazy to fire up Cameron my Cameo so I went with using stencils.Here is Claudine's creations
The second card my torn mask did work out so I used a stencil with Brilliance Sky blu ink after the sky blue paint was dry. Then I used another stencil with a off brand dark blue dye ink.which was given to me. I stamped the whale with a black ink and used antique embossing powder. I have had the embossing powder for ages and would like to find more of it. For some reason it didn't totally emboss. I love how the solid areas in the stamp ended up instead taking on the lines from the paint. I took a black Sharpie and outlined and went over some of the details. I tried Hero Art alphabet stamps to stamp my words right on the card but alas even doing ink to stamp I got ink from places on the stamp I didn't want. I ended up stamping on blue copy paper as it is it took me several tries. I just bought Stazon blue ink so went ahead and edged with that using a stencil dauber. I found out that using the inkpad to edge can ruin them. I'm waiting for my blending tools to come to use those.
There you have it my challenging challenge cards. Now the other challenge is to find the charger for my camera. It was not where I normally keep it. I'm off to find the battery charger and do some more rearranging in my craft room as I have ink pads coming in the mail and a few other goodies. Plus I must confess I did some shopping Tuesday so need to put away those goodies so I know where they are.
I hope your crafting is not as challenging for you. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!