Monday, 22 September 2014

CC3C - Challenge 11

Hi all,

This week is an odd week as my daughter Caitlin went to university on Saturday and the house has felt very quiet ever since.  This is odd because when she was here she was usually plugged into her computer with her head phones on playing league of legends.....go figure!

Anyway when it came to planing this challenge I found myself a little sad and I always think these masks look sad so here we go.

I covered the mask in white gesso then when dry covered it using the Tim Holtz Postale tissue wrap.  I then used walnut stain distress ink to grunge it up a bit.  As I haven't any of the new distress ink sprays I made my own using some walnut stain reinker and a mini mister.  I made the spray ink very weak as I wanted it to run and sploge but not obscure the text.

I stamped the IndigoBlu image, Blazing Poppies onto tissue and coloured with alcohol ink pens and then attached one to the bottom right of the mask and one to the top left.  I then made some roses using Tims tattered florals die and edged them with walnut stain.  The roses were added over the stamped flowers and I also added some tiny pieces of dried Babys Breath that I had in my stash.

The technique for this challenge was then used on the butterflies and the skeleton leaves which were then added to the floral sprays.

As I said I find these masks sad so of course I had to add the tear drops which were clear so I coloured them with a black alcohol pen.

Thanks to Inspiration Emporium for sponsoring this challenge and of course to the crafty crew for all the inspiration, click on the link to see their wonderful creations.

I know that Caitlin is going to have a wonderful time at university but it will take time to get used to her not being here, so onto the next crafty challenge!



  1. WAY GORGEOUS!!! Love the butterflies with the Effect Powders! the roses are an elegant touch too! Thanks so much for playing along with Effect Powders for our challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  2. Your butterflies are stunning! Enjoy the quiet!

  3. Wow Lyn. Your mask is unique and very well done. I love all of the steps you've done on this. The butterflies and skeleton leaves done with Tim's EP technique really look nice and I'm sure that their gritty texture is even more impressive in person. Thanks so much for sharing your art with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  4. Butterflies are very nice addition for your floral spray and the Distress EP give them a beautiful texture. Thanks for sharing this on CC3C! <3

  5. This is so unique and cool - love it! Thanks for joining us at CC3C!