I used used Echo Park paper and stickers for this layout with some added Studio 18 rhinestones.  I used a sketch from Let’s Scrap.

Supplies used: Die Cuts With a View paper, Studio 18 Rhinestones Strass, Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, and Ashlyn’s Alphabet Cricut cartridge.

Supplies used: Unknown papers, Crystal Stickers by Mark Richards, and Studio18 Gem Sticker.

I think this is my final quick layout and I’m going to have to do a bit more work on future projects.  The picture is of my daughters with their American Girl dolls after they put on a fashion show.  The paper is from the same stack I’ve been using lately with a Michael’s rhinestone flourish, stash ribbon, a bigger brad (Basic Grey?), Studio 18 rhinestones, and Technique Tuesday Technique Tiles Scalloped Baseboards added for embellishing.  Notice that I used a cutting knife to cut the details surrounding the photo mat and tucked my photo underneath.

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 12 of us highlighting the Masking Technique as shown on page 15 in the 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book!  Masking is when you use a piece of scrap paper to cover an image (or part of an image) so you can stamp around the original image.  Click here to watch a video that explains and shows masking in full detail.

This blog hop is a circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you are coming from Bethany’s Blog, you are on the right track!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Cricut Art Philosophy Collection, Lagoon ink, Sunkiss Yellow ink, Blush ink, rubber brayerBaby Pink reinker, Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint, Ribbon Rounds – Blush Collection, White Daisy Cardstock, DCWV Alphabet Stickers, Studio18 Rhinestone Stickers, and Kaisercraft Rhinestones.  Layout is loosely based on a March 2008 Page Map sketch.

I used the Cricut to cut an image for my masking.  I used a brayer to apply ink over the mask to create my background.  Then, I misted with a spray pen filled with water, Baby Pink reinker, and Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint to add to my final background.  The accent flowers are scraps from the mask I used and they are inked with Sunkiss Yellow, Blush, and Lagoon.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue on to Judy’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

For a list of all the blog hop participants, go here.