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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

C of C 19 - Extreme Masking




Hi,
I was so excited to win last weeks challenge over at dear Lindas' StudioL3 especially as it will be just in time for my birthday, brilliant. Thank you so much Linda.

Challenge 19 is on Page 61 of the Compendium of Curiosities - Extreme Masking. So no expense spared with this one, I used the pull off top of an old Tissue Box, completed the technique then mounted it on a card that had been masked in the ordinary way. It wasn't until it was completed that I could see the real difference in the two types of masking......

The masks used were by Tim Holtz plus his distress inks, worn lipstick, dusty concord, weathered wood and peeled paint, finished off with some black paint dabber. I hope you like it as am not a natural cardmaker, but it wouldn't fit on a tag so had no choice........lol

There are already some brilliant creative examples of this technique over at StudioL3 not to mentions Lindas' terrific example, so if you get the time pop over and be amazed.

A few of you lovely crafters have shown an interest in my Art Classes and wonder why I get myself in a tizzy with my homework. Before I started Art Classes had never drawn a thing that you could recognise.........lol. Our tutor is totally brilliant and is now teaching us watercolour techniques and honestly I never knew there were so many.........dumb or what.......... so am showing one of my latest homework pieces, yep one eye at a time........please be kind and if you fall off the chair laughing can you do it quietly so I cannot hear you............

Thank you for popping in and giving me such great support and encouragement.

Take care, Annette x

62 comments:

Terry said...

I did not fall off my chair!! Netty, the eye is really very good and I think you are just being hard on yourself, we all do that one! Now your CCC19 piece is so fabulous! Love your extreme masking! Have a great day!

MarleneMAZ said...

Great card Annette! I love how you recycled the lid from the tissue box!
Your eye looks great, much better than anything I could do, maybe I need to come over and take classes with you:)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

My son is doing art at school and they are studying eyes at the moment, both him and me think your eye is brilliant and very realistic. I could not produce something so life like. Great extreme masking too. Congratulations on your win, ENJOY and have a fantastic birthday. Tracy Evans x x

Carol Q said...

My god Netty - that eye is brilliant - so realistic. Wonderful card too - don't know this technique. off to have a look.

mustavcoffee said...

Many congratulations Annette, on your win, well done:)
I've just been over to the Gingersnap site and seen your beautiful creation, talk about stunning I was knocked out by it.
And here we have your well painted and very realistic eye and a brilliant example of recycling and extreme masking, I'm so impressed. Have a lovely birthday on the 30th and many happy returns:0) xx

Fliss said...

Wow Netty! Great work here and many congrats on your win - green with envy here!
Thanks for joining my little band of followers too and I've returned the compliment to keep an eye (no pun intended!!!) on your beautiful artwork.
Fliss x
PS: Have a great birthday.

Doreen said...

This is fabulous work Annette, your eye is magnificent.xxx

Jolanda said...

Fantastic card Netty - I love the extreme masking; it's very well done.
Conratulations on winning the last challenge - your tag is beautiful
Jolanda x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Nettie, and love how the extreme masking worked out. I really need to try some techniques from TH book, Iv'e had it since it was TSV, months ago!! Loving the eye too, very realistic.
Hugs, Donna x

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

It's my turn to say it: Brilliant!

johanna said...

that eye looks so real - absolutely stunning!! you are a master of this technique!!

craftattack said...

Beautiful work, well done. Love the masking technique, must try that some time, and the water-colour is superb!

Sandy said...

Wow Netti your masking work rock.
So wonderful. I love it.

Electra said...

This is SO pretty, Annette! Big congrats on winning over at L3, and as for your eye, I think it looks really good.

Daniele said...

eye eye.....looks brill to me as does the totally expensive tissue box holder with extreme masking on .....
hugs

wearestampers said...

Your piece is awesome! Love using recycled stuff! And yes, the eye looks great! Have a great time on your birthday!

Linda Cain said...

Having started out as a watercolor artist that then went to the dark side...paper/collage...I know how good that eye really is, and how difficult it is to paint it well.
You did a stunning job!

Congrats on the win! Stunning!

Linda

Maggie said...

Fab card love how you recycled for this piece both masking looks great the contrast well. Now the eye is fab too very real even to the specks of colour in the eye, DH likes to watercolour and he wishes he could do eyes like yours then he would get praise from his art teacher!! Thanks for all the lovely comments you leave me on my blog. Oh and congrats on your win -can I come and play?
Maggie x

kayc said...

Congratulations on your win. Love the eye. Kathleen x

Beverly Gotthardt said...

If I fell off my chair it would only be from admiration. You are one totally talented lady. Beautiful eye, and that piece over at Gingersnap is absolutely fabulous.Looking forward to seeing more art work.

Lori said...

Great masked piece Netty, and congrats on winning the prize! p.s. your eyeball looks great, too! lol!

minnie_mac said...

Congrats on your compendium challenge win. Love your piece with the masking. Great colours and shapes. And well done with your painting. You have really captured the light that brings it to life.

Marilyn

PetraB said...

Oh gosh, your card is amazing, the masking is exquisite. And love the recycling part (lol).
And whatever you think about your eye yourself, it looks so real. You did a fab job.

donna said...

Netty you do amazing work. I always think wow when I see what you have created. Your eye is fantastic! I also like you CC #19-very creative! I was stopping by to tell you how much I like the color sample you did at Gingersnap Creations. You are Very talented!! and Happy Birthday too!

Helen said...

Once again, this is just amazing! And yu recycled. Thanks for yur kind comments and stopping by.

Annika said...

Extreme masking - that sounds like something you need to keep first aid kit nearby for, lol! Looks lush though!
And I am NOT laughing - boy, I wish I could watercolour like you!!
Hugs
Annika

Yelowflower said...

How beautiful!!

Meggymay said...

Wow, your eye is fantastic, you sure are talented. Its a great masking, card as well.
Congratulations on your win last time. Been browsing your gallery to look at all I have missed recently, all fabulous as usual.

Von said...

Who's laughing!!! I'll biff them lol
well done on winning Annette :) great peice and a beautiful eye
Von x

Susan Allan said...

I like your masked card. The 'eye' is beautiful..is that what you won?

sue xx

Susan Allan said...

Hi again.
I think now, you did the eye yourself....if so you are very clever. I struggle a bit with eyes.
Sue xx

Kim said...

Congrats on your win! And I love your piece! I keep forgetting how nice pink and brown go together, all your colors, actually. And finally, I think your eye is great...very symetrical (so not mine! LOL!) and the color blending looks perfect to me!

Yvonne said...

Eyes are one of my favorite things, Annette, what a gorgeous piece you have created!

Joan said...

Your CCC piece is fabulous, love the masking. I think you have done a marvelous job with the eye especially how you have got the colours in the iris to look so realistic.

coops said...

stunning work netty.love the masking and the fab colours and your eye is fantastic :D

xx coops xx

JoAnne said...

Annette, you are so deserving of the win! Congratulations my friend!
And have a very happy birthday!!!
xoJoAnne

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun no one is laughing at you I am totally amazed at what you have acheived,hun that eye is amazing,and as for your take on the challenge well hun ,totally brilliant,you always rock at these,hugs cheryl x

2amscrapper said...

Wonderful masking technique piece and your art is amazing!

Faye said...

Netty, your masking technique card is so elegant. I love it. And your eye is wonderful. I'm an expert in eyes. Since high school I find myself doodling eyes. I don't know that I"ve every watercolored an eye, but your eye is terrific.

Netty said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on my eye......just need another one to go with it....lol
Annette x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Eye say the eye is egg-cellant! I had a lot of catching up to do on ALL of the wonderful art I missed this past month, beautiful stuff GF, luv the ex masking! hugz

Cindy Adkins said...

It's gorgeous Netty and I hope you will have a fantastic birthday too!!! Time for party hats, I just know it!!!
XO

jules said...

Hi Netty wow the card is stunning and the eye!! how clever you are! and congrats on your win!

Zoechaos said...

Great idea to use the top of a tissue box, these are so many useful things we just throw away willy nilly. Makes another lovely piece.

Your eye well this is no little sketch of an eye but a detailed study, the multi hued iris and the pupil just fraying into the iris wonderfully realistic. The rim of the lids and lashes looks very real can only wish for an ounce of your skills and talents. xx Zoe

Kristel said...

That is awesome again Nettie! Looks really beautifull!
Hugs Kristel

penny4thoughts said...

Wow Annette - your extreme masking turned out beautifully! I love the colours you used and such a creative (and environmentally friendly) choice for your stamping surface - great job!

Sandi M said...

Such a lovely card Annette and I think your eye is beautiful :)

Brenda Brown said...

With that eye Annette you could be giving lessons yourself, the colours and delicate painting is fabulous.
Love your extreme masking piece, again great colours and the reflected flourish is a beautiful touch.
Hope all is well with you.
Take care. B xxxx

Carolyn said...

Hi Annette, another terrific challenge piece. I had company last week and didn't get to congratulate you on winning CCC#18 -- your piece was so beautiful!

Thanks also for visiting my blog. I don't know how you do it all and visit every blog with comments. YOU ARE WONDER WOMAN!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Your eye is brilliant, and i love love love the extreme masking, i really must have a go at it
well done you
Kevin xx

Sherry said...

I like your extreme masking Netty, it's great!

Congratulations on winning last week's prize - what a great start to your upcoming birthday weekend - hope you have a lovely one and happy birthday to you!

Your eye looks wonderful to me - very realistic. Look forward to seeing the rest of the face!

Hells said...

That's damn good you know Nettie. Love Hells xxxxxx

Hells said...

That's damn good you know. Love Hells xxx

Kay Griffin said...

I've missed all of October in blogland and just had a peek at yours and I missed some stunning work. Congrats on winning the challenge, your cad is fab. The eye is great too and I also want to take a watercolour art class. Love all your work, thank you so much for sharing. Hope you have a great Birthday on Sunday. Kay x

Rachelle said...

That is soooo cool Netty! I love the colors you got and the oval shape is brilliant!

Andrea C said...

what are you talking about your crazy lady that eye is phenomenal and your piece is amazing also x

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Netty! Your card is absolutely beautiful!! And, wow, that eye is fabulous!! :)

chrisw said...

Your eye is just perfect,i would love to do some art classes hmm something to think about,love your extreme masking also

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hi sweetie! I'm sorry to be so late in posting a comment on your gorgeous artwork (it's been quite a week...). Your piece is as gorgeous as... well, as everything you do! The masked crown and flourish are just wonderful, and the rainbow of colors in the background is sweet and lovely. The little angel is DARLING? Avant-garde in the most wonderful sense of the word, to be sure!

They eye you drew is outstanding, girl! OMG, you really have a talent for illustration (I could never do that in a million years!). You are truly stretching your artistic wings, and the results are amazing!

Lee said...

Now why would i fall off me chair,i am in awe of you.Wish i had half your talent i really do.I love the masking soooo effective i love it.The eye is AMAZING so real,i love the eyelashes they are fantastic well done you.xx

joanne wardle said...

your eye painting is absolutely stunning. I'm in awe! I can't draw at all, but I'd love to be able to. I keep promising myself I'll take art lessons

Gez said...

Wow! Amazing artwork Netty. Love your eye. Can't wait to see more.. Have fun. Gez.xx