Sunday, January 10, 2016

New Challenge #1 at Open-Minded Crafting Fun

Yes we are back,
and welcome to 2016.
After a nice long break we are finally back, with a little change.
We have become a Monthly Challenge Blog now,
so you have more time to enter your wonderful creations.

We also have some new DT members who are joining us this year,
and I would like to say a huge welcome to them,
I am looking forward to crafting with them.
Please pop by the Challenge Blog here and see all our Members
Old and New and if you have the time take a visit to them all.

As Promised here is my 2nd Post of the Day.

The Theme at
Our Sponsors this Month are:-

Doodle Pantry who are offering
a $10 Gift Certificate for their store

Imagine That! who are offering
a $10 Gift Certificate for their store

Polkadoodles who are offering
a $7.50 Gift Certificate for their store

Smeared Ink who are offering
 Images from their store

My Project this
week is:-
Venice Mask 5 Digi Stamp
from Smeared Ink

To begin with I used a Pre-cut 15cm Black Square Card
I cut a 14cm Square of
Matte Gold Card
for the next layer.

Next I printed off the Image twice
on White DC Paper
And coloured it in using my Promarker Pens.
Lipstick Red
Berry Red
Forest Green
Lush Green
Metallic Gold

Then I cut the 1st Image out using my Something New.
Yes, for Christmas this year I got a Brother Scan and Cut
(and it is the best toy EVER!!!!)
I scanned the Coloured Image in and then cut it out.
To the Bells and the fancy 
Scroll Work on the Bottom of the Mask
I added Holographic Gold Glitter.
(Glitter Magic)

For the 2nd Image I just cut out the Face of the Mask and the Eyes,
then curled it a bit to give depth and decoupaged it up.

Next I choose a Ribbon Banner
in which I put my own Sentiment 'Masquerade Party'
which I wrote on the Computer.
(Engravers Old English BT)
with fading from Red to Black on the writing.
All Printed out on White DC Paper
Then cut it out in a 13cm Square with the
Banner in the Bottom Right Corner.

Now I tried a brand new Technique (for me)
on the Paper - Brayering.
So using my Roller and Red Ink
(it's a small Pad and I'm not to sure where I got it from)
and proceeded to get very messy building my layers up
till I was happy with the fade.

For a Festive/Party touch I added
1 strip of Green and 2 strips of Red and Gold
Wrapping Ribbons
(left over from Christmas)
which I curled and fixed together.
To add them securely to the card I used a
Red Metallic Spiral Brad

And in the very bottom right of the Card
I added a 1cm Patterned Rhinestone.

Finally for my finishing touch
I added Glossy Accents.
to all the Bells, the Face of the Mask
and to the front facing parts of the Ribbon.

The Mask is a Base Shape
(The Range)
which was given a couple of layers of  White Paint.
Then when dried Red, Green and Gold Paints were used.
(all from Bob Ross Acrylic Paint Range)_
Black Promarker Pen was used to emphasis the 'Fake Crack'
down the Mask face.
The design was made by my Partner.

I'd like to enter this Card in the
following Challenges:-
Crafting By Designs - Jan - ATG
Crafting When We Can - #110 - Something New
Crafting With An Attitude - #11 - ATG
Crafty Calendar - Jan - Something New
Fab N Funky - #286 - Something New
Ike's World Challenge - #54 - New Beginnings (Top 3)
Inky Impressions - #281 - All Things New
Robyn's Fetish - #298 - Square Cards
The Crazy Challenge - #213 - Celebrations
Where The Heart Is - #5 - ATG


  1. Fantastic project Samantha! Great inspiration for OMCF challenge!

    Hanne, DT sis.

  2. I LOVE this!! Your card is amazing! I love the elements, the colors!! Love the decoupage and the sparkle! Just wonderful!! And thank you!! Thank you so very much for staying on the team :) We are so lucky to have you! And I appreciate you so much!! thank you!!!

  3. Samantha, I love this card and all the dimension you accomplished with the mask. Fabulous! Looking forward to being on the same team at OMCF. :-D

  4. Fabulous image and a great design. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar this month.

  5. Love your card and all the rich colours.
    Lynn, Open Minded Crafting Fun DT Teamie

  6. Love your card and all the rich colours.
    Lynn, Open Minded Crafting Fun DT Teamie

  7. Fabulous - I love this card :-) How awesome to get a Scan + Cut too. I hope you have great fun with that :-D
    Thanks for playing at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES :-)

    IKE xx

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  8. A brilliant card .Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny DT for
    Ike's World challenge

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  9. This is a very fun card. I really like how the layers of ink came together. I have also been looking at the Scan and Cut. Maybe for my birthday. :)

  10. This is absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with an Attitude. Sue DT xx

  11. Nice card and I love the design! Thank you for sharing it with us at The Crazy Challenge!

  12. Love that image and your creation Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent and imagination at work. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  13. Great card - love the details of how you made it too...lucky you having a Scan'n'Cut!
    Thank you for sharing with IKE'S WORLD Challenges!
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  14. fabulous card and love the decoupaged image ---Thank you for joining us at Where The Heart is
    Carol DT x