Tuesday, October 9, 2012

DCC - Using Masking Technique

Its DCC Wednesday at Repeat Impressions - a Designer's Choice Challenge.  That means a member of the design team selects the challenge for us - whether its a technique, a color group, a product - whatever they choose for us to do.  This week, fellow Rock Star Christy chose the challenge and its a good one.  We are to create a card using a masking technique.  You can see all the other Rock Stars cards here.  I love the look of masking, its something I've wanted to try so this gives me an opportunity to do that. 

Here is my creation.

I used an oval nestie to create the oval shape.  I have a stack of blue Colorbox Queue inks so that made color selection pretty easy. I just went down the stack, increasing the color as I went.  Next I stamped this beautiful Repeat Impressions image - Chickadee at Rest - 211-P.  I love this image.  Wow!  its gorgeous. 

I even pieced and popped the chickadee portion of this image.  I used my Spica markers on the pine needles and pine cones.  Unfortunately, that sparkle just doesn't show up on my photos. 

The sentiment is also a Repeat Impressions image - 8623-D - Brighten.  The card base is embossed and I drew out the colors in the blue oval by adding a dark blue ribbon. 

Now is your chance to participate in this DCC challenge.  You have two weeks to play along - just link your card featuring a masking technique here.  You will be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Repeat Impressions store.  What an awesome prize.   You can find the complete rules and details here

Thanks so much for stopping


  1. Joyce, this card is gorgeous. I love that your blues are varied shades, and OMG, that image is beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Fabulous, Joyce! I love your masked bg with the die, and your sponging is gorgeous. Perfect card for this challenge. LOVE IT.

  3. This is beautiful. Sponging to perfection! You rocked this masking challenge!

  4. Lovely, lovely card. I love how you have shaded the oval and the popped up bird is darling!

  5. Joy, here is another beautiful creation!! Love the image and the design of your card.

  6. Opps, I'm sorry I put Joy's name instead of yours!! I guess I have her on my mind this morning. Anyway, I love your card Joyce!!!