Thursday, October 18, 2012

masked sponging

This is one of the projects we did yesterday at my class here. It is a great technique that all the crafter's were pleased to learn. We made the sponged rectangle but using 'post-it' notes and ensured we didn't have any white card showing other than the rectangle as you don't want any wayward colour any where else! lol
Then starting with the lightest colour we sponged from the bottom up- first was Pretty in Pink, then up to the 2/3 mark with Primrose Petal and the last third was Raspberry Ripple. Then we removed all the maskings and over stamped with Midnight Muse our bird and branch stamp from the Serene Silhouettes. The sentiment is stamped in Primrose Petals matching the backing card and the card base is also Midnight Muse. A few diamantes and the card is done. Easy peasy!

I'm away for the next 6 days - this time my husband and I are taking our 1967 mustang coupe down to the New Zealand National Mustang convention. We are stopping in Taupo on the way down and The Chateau at Mt Ruapahu on the way.We can't take the kids with us this time because  they do have exams in the next two weeks but also we couldn't fit them and all our luggage in the car!! lol Below is pictures of our car at the Auckland Mustang Car Show - we won first for 1967-68 Coupe and first for Best Interior for 1964-1993 all Mustangs! Which was a HUGE honour as there were so many other cars in that category! I am not sure we will even place in Wellington as the car probably won't be as clean and perfect as usual with us driving all the way to Wellington and it's going to be a wet trip but we are looking forward to just being part of it. I just hope my body lasts so long in this old car all that way! hehe.

Hope you all have a terrific Labour Weekend and get some crafting in!!!

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  1. Stunning card. This looks so effective with the masking technique. I love the colours and especially the stamp you used. I will have to give it a try sometime.

    All the best for the NZ National Mustang Convention.

  2. Your card is absolutely beautiful! Not to be upstaged by the gem of an American Classic! I'm in the US if I can help getting parts for you, although it looks like that's under control. We have several classic Mini Coopers ( right hand drives).

    1. thanks Jackie, yes he is set for parts but your offer was lovely!

  3. Congratulations on your Accolades at the Mustang show Julia. Awesome!!! I had to show DH who LOVES Mustangs. He thinks your car is GREAT! Did you rebuild it yourself (You and your hubby??) Great job!

    BTW: Love your card too. Love the sponging effect.

    Jenny x

    1. thanks Jenny, HE did it all himself in our garage at home! lol