Thursday, March 5, 2020

Masquerade

Hello All,

For today I am playing along with Sunday Stamps. I love the inspiration! Seriously, I have always wanted to go to Mardi Gras and maybe sometimes I will but I saw this challenge and thought, 'perfect!' I can live vicariously through this challenge. Mardi Gras, here I come!!! Here is my card for today, enjoy!!

The masked image is a digi stamp from Pattie's Creations. I have had my crafty little eye on this digi for quite some time. I had to breakdown and get it when I saw the Sunday Stamps Challenge. The actual mask was printed out four times and then laid on each other for depth. You will see in better detail as you scroll down to the bottom of the pictures.
A lot of texture, elements, and layers went into making this card. You can see the golden feathers adorned with pearls. The mask, however, takes the show! It was colored using alcohol markers then a coat of Wink of Stella for some sparkle. On the corner of the eyes, I add some purple dots with metallic paint pens. Under the eyes, I applied the gold accent 'eyeliner'. 
The feathers were traced with a gold and silver paint marker. If you have never tried paint markers then do! You will find the paint is lush and bright. The gold and silver also go well with the pearls. Like I said before this is one of those cards you need to see in person. So much sparkle, luster, and life!
You can see the depth that was added by adding four layers of CS on top of each other. Also, you can also see some glimmer of eyes behind the mask. Just a hint that someone is there, watching. The glitter above the eyes was applied using glue on top of colored alcohol marker CS in the same color.
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Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.

All the best,

2 comments:

Heather said...

Wow! So much glimmer and shine - love your party card here! The pearls look awesome, too - such a fun detail! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Annette Elliott said...

Shawna, what a stunning card! So much detail- it is not a card-it's a work of art! Seriously, so many accents that say "wow"! Thanks so much for playing along with this weeks challenge at Sunday Stamps!

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