Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Tuesday Taggers "Jester or Masquerade" Challenge.

Hi Everyone.

For this week the challenge at Tuesday Taggers is to use the theme of Jesters or Masquerade Ball, the theme was chosen by Avril, a really talented member of our Design Team.

I was really excited at this choice of theme as I love everything to do with Carnival's aand Masks etc.

Just last summer my friend Kate and I had a three day break in Venice and revelled in all the Costumes and Masks we were surrounded by, taking loads of photos of Carnival Masks in Shop Windows and even watching a Mask Maker create a traditional papiermache mask.......

However when I came to make a card for this project my mind wandered from Jesters to Clowns, and I used two PaperArtsy Stamp plates to stamp images for the card. I used Tim Holtz new Distress Inks in Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Barn Door to give the traditional Jester's colours of Red and Yellow to my card, these new inks are just so vibrant, I love them. I then added some embossed Harlequin Diamonds to my background card, as well as using sequin scrap as a mask to provide additional texture.

The clown Images, Text and other elements were stamped onto plain white card using Archival Black Ink and then coloured with the distress inks, although some elements were left as black on white, as a contrast to the background,they were then layered up onto the base card, using some thin foam pads to provide a bit more texture.

The end result is bright and bold and a bit of fun, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Bee xx


  1. This sure looks like it was fun to do hun! Love the colours and the images you have used here.
    Teri x

  2. It's brilliant Bee, the white hats are a perfect finishing touch. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday. I have sent you an invitation to join the journaling blog I've set up - Journal Journeys.
    see you soon
    x Michelle

  3. I love the hats!!
    thanks for sharing

  4. This worked a treat I love the back ground so much (nd to get some more of Tims colours lol)and what a fab stamp I love the B&W hats too. it was so nice to be included on the team this week with a real bunch of lovely talented people. thanx

    Love Dawn xx

  5. I always find paper artsy staps funky. I only got one but there is loads of their stamps I love but than again there are loads of stamps out there I love just can't buy all lol
    Cool card Bee
    Ildiko x

  6. Wow, this is just so cool Bee, I had the luxury of seeing your piece of art evolve in person and can say that is is even more eye-catching in real life, I especially like the way you created the background, thanks for sharing your talents with the ladies at the shop XXX

  7. Fabulous colours and I love those black and white hats! Love it!