This week's challenge was masking, so I took it to the extreme and masked everything!! Here's my finished card outside (click to enlarge and see all the detail):
(Boy was it a struggle for me to mask instead of paper piecing and cutting everything out!)
I actually did a few different masking techniques. First, I masked parts of stamps before inking so that I could just stamp parts of the images. On the front of the card, I masked off Flopsey so I could stamp just the tree, and I also masked the kids twice so that I could stamp them 3 at a time. On the inside, I masked off the witches so that the outer line of the stamp wouldn't ink.
Second, I masked images so that I could stamp other images over them, and also to airbrush the backgrounds. I did this technique all over the outside and inside to get all the characters layered. And then every single image was masked to do the airbrushing!
Lastly I did reverse masking. On the outside, I reverse-masked the house to airbrush it with an even coat of purple. On the inside, I used the reverse mask to stamp the polka dots onto the first Hooga Booga girl, and then I airbrushed inside the mask to color her pink. I did a reverse mask on the bear suit to stamp Isabelle inside. I also used reverse masking to color the blue monster with his speckle texture, and to evenly color both witches.
This was an interesting challenge for me since I do a lot of masking for airbrushing, but almost never to layer images. Final notes: I actually did get to do just a bit of paper piecing - the roof of the house. And the sentiment on the outside of the card was computer generated.
I hope you all will go and vote at the MFT Forum at Splitcoast [voting starts at 10PM EASTERN time on Tuesday, March 24th and continues through Wednesday, March 25th at 10pm EASTERN. My SCS user name is mm9772] and I really hope that I'll be able to stay in the competition for at least one more round! TFL!
All stamps from My Favorite Things.
Outside: Monster Squad (trick or treaters and house); Night Night Ellie (moon); Hooga Booga (clouds and grass); Tea with Flopsey (tree). Inside: Totally Witchin' (sentiment and witches); Monsters Ink (3 monsters); Hooga Booga (3 Hooga Booga girls); Behind the Scenes (polka dots on pink Hooga Booga girl); An Owl for All Seasons (3 owls); Isabelle Paper Dolls (Isabelle in the bear suit).
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (black); Stampin' Up! (purple); Bazzill (green)
Patterned paper: Doodlebug
Other: black ribbon - MFT; purple and green ribbon - Pink Hedgehog Papercrafts; Copic markers and airbrush system; pink rhinestone - me & my Big ideas; Stickles glitter glue