Thursday, 13 January 2011

Masked Mushrooms

I was able to combine challenges again this week for Simon Says Stamp and Show some MASKING, the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge is DISTRESS MISTING MASKS, page 60 of the book and finally the Stampotique Designers Challenge is to use any type of masking technique in your creation.
I decided to use the Giant SHROOM from Stampotique (available from The Stamp Attic) for my card, I love this mushroom and it works great for with masking. I made my own mask using the Mushroom and I used one of Tim Holt's papers to give me a more subtle background rather than white.  I also added stitching around one of my mushrooms to give some dimension and added white gel pen around the edges of the others so that they popped off the page a little with the background being quite dark and grungy.
I added buttons in shades of green to give a pop of colour, some Idea-ology, a flower, string and a bird to complete my creation.  MUSHROOM was computer generated.   Enjoy your day, and thanks for popping by, Tracy x x

28 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Love your masked mushrooms! Beautiful! The bird is a wonderful accent.

Sue said...

Looking good.....that mushroom is such a great image to play with :)

Femmy said...

beautiful card!!

Laura said...

Looks really interesting. Wish I could see it in real life.

Helen said...

Brilliant! What lovely 'shroomy colours, too!

Wendy said...

love the card Tracy, nice colours and great technique x

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab piece Tracy! Love the background!

Susan Allan said...

How fantastic, Tracy; so inventive with gorgeous dangly things!! You are so clever with techniques...I just seem to stick things on with Bostik.
Have a lovely afternoon.
Sue xxx

Meggymay said...

Love how you popped the mushrooms, its a great tag.

Sarah Anderson said...

Fab layered piece with the masking. The StampMan challenge on Friday is 'distress' too!

Kaz said...

I love this card Tracy - the mushroom really is so versatile isn't it? Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

flutterbycrafter said...

Love these masked mushrooms,must get that stamp, love what you have done with it. xx

Willy said...

Fabulous creation, Tracy! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 22!

donna said...

Tracy this is a fantastic example of masking. Way to CREATE!

Sandy said...

Really really beautiful Tracy.
Amazing card. Love it.

Joanna K said...

Love the "shroomies" and the colours are gorgeous! What a fantastic piece, Tracy! xx

Juls said...

I love this, great masking, and the button detail is gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

Netty said...

Oh wow Tracy this is totally gorgeous and so love your masking and design. Annette x

Lori said...

This is great Tracy, and at least these mushrooms won't make you feel funny... lol... Wonderful piece, thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful work.

Jolanda said...
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Jolanda said...

I love your mushrooms, they are really unusual and beautiful :)

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous design, love the button embellies! xx

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Great use of the giant shroom! Love the result you've achieved with this project! We hope you'll join us again for the next Stampotique Challenge.
Cheers,
Val :)

Moniqui said...

The giant shroom is one of my favorites too! You have made a great card! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique designers challenge!

Terry said...

Hiya tracy thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog, your masking is absolutely georgous. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Terry xxxx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, Tracy, this is COOL! I love your ever-inventive eye for art-- you have such a unique and masterful way of putting images together. This is wonderful! The mushrooms are so pretty and the way you worked the masking into the piece is quite ingenius! Love the little bird and buttons, too, and the rose is spectacular!