Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge 21 - Red, Red, Red

Hi! This weeks theme at Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge is

Well I've gone for Red, Red, Red (and a teensy bit of black, thrown in as an accent!!)

I've used one of the stunning Digi Masks by Gayle Bond available exclusively from Scrapbook Sisters - click here to see the range, and there are more shoe and flower stamps coming soon and I can't wait to get my hands on them!!

For some reason I just couldn't stop tinkering with this image, and kept blending and blending light and dark until I was happy, and then added stickles to accent the image.

I've taken my cue from Gayle on the handle for this mask and have wrapped a bit of a bamboo skewer in double sided tape then ribbon and the mask is mounted on half a tube (well, it seemed like it!) of Silicon, and I've left a couple of bits of ribbon hanging free.  I was going to add beads to this ribbon but it just didn't look right, so I left it!

I printed the image out twice then coloured the second flower again.  Before I assembled the mask I went round all the edges with a ball tool to give the image some shape and then layered the cut out flower on top of the mask.

The panel on the right hand side has been stamped with the greeting which has been masked up (no pun intended!) and then I've used this really detailed Heart Vine background stamp by Stampabilities around it.  I don't use this stamp as much as I should as it is stunning, but I kept it simple here are just used black ink, rather than embossing it.  I ran this panel and the main background panel through my sewing machine set to a simple straight stitch using red and black machine embroidery silks.

The rather lovely organza ribbon was rescued from a box of choccies at Christmas (shame this wasn't a recycling challenge!!) and I have made my own flowers (please pick yourselves up off the floor) and they look rather good for a first attempt!  I've put a brad pearl in the middle of each flower, and added red gems to the bottom left and the middle of the mask's flower to finish it off.

Right that's it from me today - hope you are having a good week!  Looking forward to seeing all of your lovely red creations!!

Sue xx


d'une grande ouverture d'esprit said...

Salut, your card is really nice, I love the mask and the colouring.
Great work!
Regards from creativemaman

Anonymous said...

I love Mardi gra, the mistery behind those masks is so inspiring...
I have been playing along those lines this week, not sure where it's going but getting well messy with my
Your card is beautiful, I love the blood red paper and the mask is fabulous, so outhentic....


Rusty said...

Stunning, I love this card, the colours are so striking!! beautiful xx

Jeannie said...

Beautiful card - very striking!

Julie said...

Now,I've seen this card in the flesh,Your photo here makes it look a gorgeous card,But,in real life it is an Absolute Stunner!!!!!
(Pop a needle and thread in your bag on Saturday and I'll show you how I made the roses,so very easy!)

Pami said...

Wow this is fabulous Sue, so striking. The mask looks amazing and the hand made flowers look great. Pami x

Anita said...

Oh, Sue, this is gorgeous. Love the mask and those beautiful papers. That sheer ribbon is so pretty and your flowers are perfect!

pinky said...

Very mysterious and sexy Sue, the card that is lol. Loving the mask and looks so beautiful and striking with the red and pink.

Lisa Jane said...

wow Sue this is stunning .. you know i love masks .. why not enter it into our challenge at By the cute and girly this month
Lisa ;)

gayle said...

Great card Sue. Well done with the flowers. x

Whimsey said...

What a great card; love your coloring, the beads and those flowers are DIVINE!