Saturday, 26 April 2014

The Girl in the Moth Mask

Hello.  Welcome.  I hope you are having sunshine.  It's been a fabulous day here and we even had a BBQ!!  In April in Norway!  That's got to be a wow.  Lots of fun happenings over at PaperArtsy.  Inspired by Sam's tag I made this card.....

I started by painting my base card with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Butternut.  I was going to do a brayered background but got kind of carried away LOL.  Then I couldn't find the perfect stamp so I made one using a piece of dry wall tape and some left over foam cushion.  I used Do Crafts Chocolate pigment ink.  Then I used a piece of card from the scraps box to make the black lines and my Gelly Roll white pen for highlights.  If you like my sketchy lines that's what you get when your pen is on it's way out.  Annoying but artistic hee hee.  I found a piece of crunchy wax paper previously embossed with Sizzix Patchwork Embossing folder and some corrugated packaging I had painted white for another project which I repainted black.

I had stamped a few Lynne Perrella images the other day and this one from PaperArtsy LPC022 is a second generation stamping.  I liked the faded look.  Then I stamped again using Brilliance Rocket Red Gold onto a PaperArtsy Moth diecut.  I have used this stamp with the moth before and usually line the eyes up on the wings but I noticed that her eyes fit perfectly between the antennae and wings and the red gives some great eye makeup.

The three circles are from PaperArtsy SIEN10F stamped in the Rocket Red Gold.  I edged the card with black Archival.

Joining the fun at
Tando Creative Challenges - Recycling
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Embossing and Texture
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Big Stamp 
The Next Best Thing - Misfit

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugs


  1. Love that 2nd gen stamping, very cool. I have a really old black ink pad with hardly any ink left, it gives great faded images.

  2. Wow! This is fantastic card. I love the background textures and oriental lady's Inspiration. xx

  3. Fabulous background and lovely oriental girl's layer.
    I love the moss mask! xx

  4. What a brilliant effect with the moth! Don't you just love when a plan comes together!

    Lucy x

  5. Absolutely fantastic background Gail, love how you decided to make your own stamp - brilliant. And of course you LP image is just perfect.

    Thanks for taking inspiration and playing along.

    Good luck in the draw later on today.

    Sam xxx

  6. Love your background & the faded image looks fab.

  7. What a gorgeous card!! This fabulous stamp was well worth the stunning Black & Yellow combo you have used.. Fantastic!! Hugs, Coco xx

  8. Wonderful colour pallet, great stamping of the girl in the moth mask.

    Sylv xx

  9. Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
    What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

  10. great looking card the second stamping works really well. Thank You for sharing at Tando this month.

  11. Wow. Really cool use of the moth stamp with the LP image. Great look.

    I also love all the texture you created in the background.

  12. This is really stunning Iona! Thank you for joining us over at Tando xxx

  13. That's really cool - love the fragmented textured background! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison x


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