Masking Fluid & Christmas Baubles

masking fluid & baubles

Look no trees in this card!

I used  the same technique as I used for the Snow Storm Collage card over a base of flicked masking fluid. Several readers have looked for masking fluid with varied success. The one I am using is Winsor & Newton masking fluid for watercolour painting.

Edited to add: Several readers have shared that the masking fluid is available at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Dick Blick, Jerry’s Artorama, I have bought it at both Michaels and Wallacks art supply. One thing to look for when you buy is that it is for watercolour painting, another is that it is not permanent. I prefer to have a little colour in it so I can see where it is, so I would not go for the colourless one. Mine ends up looking a creamy colour but I have used one that is bright orange also.

That’s all for today; thank you for visiting and thank you for all the encouragement, I love reading your comments.


Stamps:  Letter Background , Hanging Treasures,Winter Scroll  (Penny Black)
Inks:  Sweet plum, Paris Dusk (Tsukineko)
Also: Winsor & Newton Masking Fluid

Two sets of baubles

I have a couple more cards made with a bauble from the Hanging Treasures set. They have exactly the same layout  but one is monochrome and the other a little fancier.  On the card above I masked then stamped the pine boughs before adding the baubles in versamark so I could emboss them with silver embossing powder. I added sponging in green, yellow and red (the red was done with a little mask around the bauble so that I could limit the sponging to the bauble only) The Less is More challenge this week calls for a touch of silver so I will join in with this card.

The card below is simply red stamped baubles, sponged edges and strings ruled and drawn in red fineliner.

Don’t forget the Gratitude Campaign continues over at Simplicity.

My count has balanced out a little:
Cards made for Gratitude challenge: 7
Cards mailed for Gratitude challenge: 4

Don’t forget to check out this week’s One Layer Wednesday challenge at Cheryl’s blog.


Stamps:   Hanging Treasures, Flourish Christmas  (Penny Black)
Inks:  Memento Lady Bug, Northern Pine , Dandelion and Versamark (Tsukineko)
Also:  Silver embossing powder

Vintage Christmas

My stack of Christmas cards is growing and the latest I’ve added is this vintage style one. Brown is not a typical “Christmas colour” but I like the warm look of chocolate brown ink on ivory or cream cardstock. I created the patterned strip using the Diamond background stamp and sponged around the edges. A strip of designer paper would work just as well but sometimes it is fun to make your own. The bauble is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa, then sponged in the centre with Memento Rhubarb stalk before being cut out. It is not obvious in the photo but I embossed the whole bauble in clear embossing powder which gives it a shiny glaze then popped it up on dimensional tape.


Stamps:  Diamond PatternHanging TreasuresA Wish for Peace (Penny Black)
Inks:  Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Rich Cocoa,  Versamark (Tsukineko)
Also: Clear E.P. Grosgrain ribbon