Monday, 13 February 2017

My first PaperArtsy Challenge entry for 2017!

Hi everyone,

The lovely PaperArtsy people are into their second blog challenge of the new year and, having failed to get a project finished for the first one, I made sure I've got at least one entry for the second one.

The theme is Masks and being a crafter who absolutely loves using masks and stencils I was determined to have an entry in this one.  I hope I get chance for another one too!  I also made this project fit a colour theme challenge for a group I'm a member of on good old Facebook,  UK Stampers Forum.  If you are a stamper/crafter and fancy joining a group of very friendly likeminded people, have a look on FB and ask to join.  Lots of shared inspiration and encouragement with challenges and swaps as well.

For the PaperArtsy Challenge I used a Wendy Vecchi heart mask and stencil and also a Color Box stencil to create a card.


I did lots of switching backwards and forwards between the Large Heart Mask and Stencil and the Color Box stencil to achieve this effect and I Ioved how replacing the CB 'bendy' hearts and lightly blending where the hearts overlapped made it look as though the large heart is translucent.  The script stamp is from a Sara Naumann set and the quote is from an Emma Godfrey set, both PaperArtsy designers.

                                     

I deliberately used the edge of Cut n Dry foam to achieve the streaky effect but also did some traditional blending inside the large heart.  Simple matting and layering on co-ordinating coloured cardstock before attaching to a white base card completed my card.

There has been some wonderful inspiration as always on the PaperArtsy Blog this past week both from the guest bloggers and the people who have entered the challenge so far.  I'm off to join in by adding my card.  Hope you get chance to pop over and look, you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for dropping by and see you again soon.

Hugs
Lesley  Xx


16 comments:

Helen said...

what a fab card, Lesley! love all those bendy hearts, and your central one is gorgeous.

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a beautiful, colour combination, Lesley! I really love those bendy hearts! I've never seen anything like those before! xx

Colleen said...

Lesley,
Wow you really have those stencils and masks working on this one the bendy hearts are spectacular.

Hazel Agnew said...

So happy to see you joining in and i great style too. Its fabulous Lesley.....bring on the next entry! xx

Claire said...

Hi Lesley, glad you've managed to join in the PA challenge! Your card is fab - I love the colours - very striking against each other. Claire xx

Bryan Evans said...

Hi Lesley, Love the streaky effect and the wordage. Fab card.

Fergus Fisher said...

It's fantastic Lesley.

veronica said...

gorgeous Lesley, love the colours

Catie Cuddles said...

Oooh ... gorgeous. Beautiful colours.
Catherine xxx

Catie Cuddles said...

Oooh ... gorgeous. Beautiful colours.
Catherine xxx

Mac Mable said...

Great effect you've achieved with the masking technique. Loving the colours and the streaking effect..fabulous project x

Wanda Hentges said...

A Wonderful card, Lesley!!!!!!!!!

Sarah Dunkley said...

Lovely card & sentiment Lesley. xxx

Craftyfield said...

The effect of the dragged ink is perfect to convey a "bursting" heart. Very clever...

Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful !
Corrie x

Anneke said...

Fabulous card!