Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Perfectly CAS April 2020 Challenge~Masking...Thank You Layered Lily


Welcome to Perfect CAS Challenge #8~Masking

Once upon a time, I was 'okay' at masking, but over the years, that 'skill' has definitely dwindled! I blame it entirely on a) minimal...okay, no...practice, b) inability to fussy cut masks properly so as not to leave gaps and c) a preference for die cuts that allow for 'faux' masking *grin*.  As you can imagine, this prompt was definitely a challenge for me! After a multitude of attempts, using various images, I finally decided that effort number 878 was worth sharing!

Altenew's Layered Lily (and yes, my fussy cutting 'still' left gaps between the petals and leaves...so please don't look too closely!).

I masked at the most basic level; my teammates, however...ohmystars! Masking marvels! Please be sure to pop by their blogs, leave them some love, then mask-on-over to the gallery with your Perfectly CAS cards!

A friendly reminder: For this challenge, we're asking you to use one-third (aka: the rule of thirds) or less on your card designs, leaving plenty of scrumptious white space (two-thirds of your panel) to draw our eyes to to your focal image. Kylie has included an easy-to-follow explanation on the challenge blog here.
Please: stay safe and healthy!

Thank you for dropping by!


Lindsey said...

You are being too harsh - your lily is beautiful! One of my favourite things about Tim Holtz's crazy animals is the way the dies cut perfectly on the stamp edge... for easy masking! :)

Carole said...

I like this very much...however long it took you! It's lovely. Always hard to leave that space i find. Hope you are staying safe xx

Jeanne said...

Oh my stars, this is beautiful. I think you are giving yourself too little credit, Carol. Wonderful card!

Bobby said...

The lily is gorgeous, Carol, and I don't see any blatant spaces by your leaves. I have some Fantastix that I use to fill those in when I can.

Linda said...

Hold on a minute! You're being a little too hard on yourself I think, this is gorgeous Carol. Beautifully CAS, and the lily is just perfect xx

Sue - said...

That is a beautiful flower and your masking looks fine to me.