Saturday, March 8, 2014

A Crescent Moon - Masking Techniques

Hi, friends,

Here is a sponged nighttime ocean scene with a crescent moon. It's made for Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays #261

First I cut a circle from Post It note, then reinserted it into the punch until only a slice of the circle would be cut out = crescent moon.

I also placed a mask from Post It over the ocean so that I could sponge the night sky. Then I removed the Post It that covered the ocean and placed it over the sky to keep the straight horizon line. I stamped and cut out the palm trees on paper, and held it into place as I sponged over the ocean. Then I removed the masked palm trees, and stamped those into the ocean. Finally I sponged the sand, added stars with a gel pen, then smoothed Wink of Stella over the whole sky, ocean, sand and palm tree... so yep, I covered the image with mini sparkles :D

I love the bullet nibs on Memento markers. I used them to add color and details to the palm trees, the sail boat that looks like a rock, and added some dots into the sand. I used the white gel pen to add highlights in the ocean and trees, then quickly smudged it off to blunt the vibrancy of its stark white color.

Stamp Set: "Beach Life" by Flourishes {Lauren Pope}
Inks and markers: Memento
Rhinestone flourishes: Recollections
Rhinestone tear drops and round: Want2Scrap
Cardstock: Gina K. Designs 120# Pure Luxury White
Layer: Bazzill navy, pattern paper was preprinted but I embossed with Argyle EF by Cuttlebug
Spellbinder Dies: Petite Ovals Large #5 (counting from center out) and Opulent Ovals, largest oval

The inside is also stamped with Flourishes beach stamps, gently sponged in light blues, sentiment by Victor Hugo.

Thank you so much for stopping by!