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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Sunday Stampers Week 216 - Thursday 2nd August

'Maschera Carnevale d'Oro'

Good Morning Friends,

It's been a lovely few 'girly' days spent with my cousin visiting this week, she caught the train back to Swansea last night and I'm back to work today, for just one day this week, I have a workshop tonight  and Tom also has tomorrow off as it's his birthday this week, so to make up for lost crafting hours during the day and knowing there were at least 2 projects I had to complete, I was up very very late last night crafting away in my little room!

The theme for this week's Sunday Stampers is 'Gold' and I did say in my post on Hel's blog that this week's effort was going to be something I could make very quickly. I had an idea in my head to go Venetian again and wanted to use the new mask die I have from Spellbinders, so I made the teeniest canvas (3.5ins x 3ins) here is my  Golden Carnival Mask...doesn't that sound better in Italian? :)

I painted the canvas with gold acrylic paint and when dry I stamped around the edges and sides with a Venetian Mask stamp, by Debbi Moore using Antique Linen distress ink. Then I  took some white card, painted that with gold acrylic and when dry, sanded it to 'antique' it a  little. I then inked up the same mask stamp with Antique Linen again and stamped randomly down one side of the card, so that it just shows through the mask. To finish I tore the card to again give the antique look - I also inked the edges but it doesn't show at all in the photo!

The mask die is gorgeous, I had been wishing Spellbinders would bring out such a die for so long, so when they did it was 'Oh Wow!' for me!! I really am looking forward to using this die with microbeads, but don't have any in gold, so I used wet glue and dipped it in rich gold glitter. I don't often use lots of glitter, but somehow dipping this in a plastic kitchen container that I keep my gold glitter in, seemed the right thing to do when the plain white mask I sunk in there came out looking very opulent :)

To finish off I added some feathers, ribbons (disappointed that these were the only ones thin enough I could find) and a few red gems.

Thanks for stopping by!
Carole X

This is my contribution to Sunday Stampers week  - Gold


  1. STUNNING!!! This is the first mask die I have seen being used and I just LOOOOVE what you did with it... totesamazeballs hun. THanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

  2. Wow, this is stunning Carole! The gold glitter Venetian mask truly stands out as the centrepiece, beautiful!x

  3. Lovely idea Carole - I love this die, really beautiful. Good idea to dip in the glitter, don't think the microbeads would have made such a brilliant impact.

    Hugs Sue P xx

  4. Hi Carole, this is absolutely stunning, love that die and wishing I had got it now, love the glitter on it, it is not too distracting but perfect for the mask. Loving the background too and the ribbons. This is beautiful! Anne x

  5. Carole How gorgeous is this , your crafting gets more and more beautiful , stunning work Hugs Elaine

  6. Lovely die - the gold glitter really stands out & the feathers look amazing. Sx