Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Technique Tuesday at Frosted Designs

I would like to share with you how to use a product called Mask It. It comes from X-Press It, it is a low tack film that provides you with many possibilities

Mask It
Tools Required:
Mask It
Sharpe Blade
2 different stamps
Heat Gun
Card Stock

When choosing the stamps start with one that that has an easy shape to cut around and the second stamp as a background. To begin first stamp the shape that you want to mask. For quick drying use the heat gun. ce

Once image is dry cut a piece of the Mask-It that will completely cover the stamped image, you dont need any excess as you are going to cut away the film and just leave it on the image.

When cutting the film, dont press to hard as you want to cut the film only and not the card underneath, which is why I suggested you use a simple shape to get the feel for it. Make sure that your blade is sharp if need be put in a brand new blade, will make it just that little bit easier as you dont have to press as hard.

Once you have finished cutting the film, carefully remove the Mask-It that is not covering the stamped image. Do it slowly just in case you have not cut all the way through, this allows you to carefully recut the film in the right spot.

Now that excess film has been removed ink up your second stamp and stamp over the top of your first image.


 After you have stamped your second image it is time to remove the film that is covering your image.

Mask-It can be used in many ways, create your own shape and use it as a stencil, stamp an image and then colour the card around it. Before putting the Mask It over the first stamped image colour it in.

Hope that this tutorial has sparked your imagination, Happy Creating. If you would like to see more tutorials please visit Frosted Designs

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Sketch + Doilies

They are called challenges for a reason as they challenge you to create something that fits the theme. As you may or may not know I don't scrapbook I make cards and mixed media. Creating a scrapbook layout is like talking to me in a foreign language.

For the Frosted Designs Challenge we were given a sketch and we also had to use doilies.

The Sketch was designed by Brenshevia.

The doilies didn't bother me it was the rest of the sketch that did. Well I had to put my thinking cap on for this one and I believe I did a pretty good job, what do you think?

This mixed media design is created on a 10cm x 10cm canvas. The back ground became lumpy when distressed with a heat gun. It was painted with gesso then a green iridescent paint by Jo Sonja's.

A fantastic prize from Vintage Street Market is what you could win.

Friday, 26 April 2013

New Cards

Just thought I would share with you some cards that I have made recently

Sunday, 14 April 2013


Cars, trains, planes and bikes is that what sprang to mind when you read the title of this post? Well I am sorry to say none of those things are what you will see.

This fortnights challenge at Frosted Designs is Travel.

I challenged myself to think outside the box and do something that I had never done before. I quite liked it for 3 days and then decided it is just not finished. What could I possible do to finish it off and be pleased with my efforts

I added more shiny stuff and the results I was happy with.

Why not pop on over to find out more about the challenge at Frosted Design. This challenge is sponsored by Artsy Albums.