Friday 27 July 2012

Name Your Technique at Tilda's Town

This week at Tilda's Town Challenges we want you to name your technique, I decided to do Masking and I've put together a little tutorial.

First off though, here's my card.

I've masked Tilda Makes A Blueberry Blanket onto Old Swedish Chair and then coloured the image in with Distress Markers. The papers are from Maja Design, I've distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz distress tool, and then machine sewn the edges with top stitch thread. The pearl brads, seam binding and lace are all from The Ribbon Girl.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid, except for the White Magnolia Shabby Chic Tulle Rose which is from Live and Love Crafts.

Here's the masking tutorial,

Stamp your character image onto a post it note making sure you get as much of the image onto the sticky area as possible.

Carefully cut out the image using sharp scissors, keeping as close to the image as possible.

I then place the cut out image onto the stamp that it is going to 'sit' on, or stand in front of so you can get a good idea of what you want to line up where. For example, for this one I wanted the back of her knees to line up with the seat.

I then mark this on the back of the stamp, so when it's mounted on the acrylic block I know where I'm placing it.

Stamp Tilda onto the paper you are going to colour, and then place the post it 'Mask' over your image (you'd be shocked at how many times I have actually forgotten to do this, lol).

And then stamp your accessory image.

Ta da!! Tilda sitting on a chair.

Give it a go, but don't get disheartened if it doesn't line up, like everything practice makes (ahem) perfect.


Becky x


  1. Sew gorgeous, Becky! And as always, your coloring is FAB! Hugs, Mae

  2. What a beautiful card! Love the double stitching theme!
    Rene :D

  3. What a splendid with matching patterned base...i like it a lot...

  4. Gorgeous card the image is coloured as always beautifully and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

  5. stunning card the tut very enlightening...hugs sassyx

  6. Hi I have tried this and gave up with these two stamps ! I was doing it all wrong duh ! Thanks for the tutorial!! She is beautifully coloured ! :D

  7. Fabulous card Becky, beautiful soft colouring, and great tutorial for masking..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. Oh, such a lovely card, your colouring is so beatuiful and thanks för the tutorial!
    Hugs Charlotte

  9. Hi Bex, stunning card hun fab tutorial, hugs Liz xx

  10. Beautifully done, love the papers, very pretty card
    Hugs Julie P

  11. Gorgeous card, Becky! Love the cute Tilda, and your wonderful design! Great tutorial too! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  12. D'oh!! I've used this technique a hundred times Becky but never thought to mark the back of the stamp!!! Genius! What a fab tip - that'll save all the heartache of having to start all over again when I get it out of place!

    I've not been here for a while I'm ashamed to say so I've missed commenting on all your gorgeous pieces, but now I'm at home for a few weeks, hopefully I'll get more visits in! As with everything you do, I LOVE your card! Your colouring is just fabulous!! Hugs :o) xx

  13. What a beautiful card. Nice coloring.

    Nice weekend.

    Hugs Astrid.

  14. Hi Becky
    another beautiful card.
    Thank you for the tip (on placing the mask on the stamp that the image is going to sit on), this will save me no end of time on having to re-stamp.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  15. All lovely, Lovely, lovely. Super-duper fab card, and great tip :-) Fabb-a-doodle-doo lady! Jen x

  16. Beautiful card, beautiful coloring Becky! Can't wait to do her up too!

  17. Brilliant masking and a gorgeous card Becky. xxx

  18. Wonderful tutorial Becky. Love the finished card and coloured so beautifully as always.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  19. Jag älskade läraren inte förstå hur det var gjort och ju längre jag förstod ... Tack

  20. Looks really fantastic, thanks for in depth tutorial, although I doubt I'll be able to do it as well as you.