Monday, 18 January 2016

Masks on Monday...

Happy Monday,

I hope you all enjoyed the Takeover at the weekend on Hochanda I know we did!  Here is a close up of the card I made up from the piece I made on my Mask show yesterday with my New* technique.  I say now as I haven't seen anyone do this before so its new to me lol.

I think it looks like enamel or Chinese cloisonne well that's what I thought of when this experiment came out like this.  I stated by using the A4 leaves mask over a sheet of CE heat restitent acetate and spread Copper Kettle texture paste through this to cover the area.  I left this to dry overnight however it should be dry in an hour or two.  Next I covered the uncovered area with Gold pearl texture paste using a smoothie.  This gives a cloudy effect to the background and you can use different colours together to create more effects!

I mounted this over a piece of milk card then added frame cut in Milk using Sue's double pierced rectangles for Creative Expressions.  This neatens the edges and frames the piece like a screen.

Next I added this to layers of ginger and milk adding the largest pierced rectangle toggle a faux pierced layer.

To finish I made up an orange blossom flowers using the 2 largest dies in the set and one of the matching leaves.  I coloured the edges of these with Natural Rosewood colour cloud and added a messy bow made from London Tan seam binding

Card Size: 16 x 21 cm
Colours: Milk & Ginger foundations card
Dies: Orange blossom complete petals & matching foliage
Cosmic Shimmer: Copper Kettle & Royal Gold texture paste
Mask: A4 autumn Leaves
Inks: Natural Rosewood Colour Cloud

I have added a close up of the texture paste background below!



  1. Good morning John, fabulous technique sorry missed it has
    I had company!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  2. Hi John,
    I recorded a lot of the shows but reception was poor yesterday so I will check back for this one. I had to work yesterday. Looks great and I really enjoyed watching the shows I was able to see. Plenty for me to look back on now!
    Well done to you all!
    Anne M xxx

  3. Morning. Yes enjoyed the hours I watched over the weekend ( some of the presenters I can't watch)
    Did see you do this on air. It's very interesting. Is there any reason you used heat resistant acetate.

    Any way it's lovely.
    Have a great day


  4. Hi John, love this card, definitely something I will try, the colours are beautiful. Shows were brilliant. Have a great day. Bx

  5. Morning John, I watched you do this technique yesterday, it was really fascinating. The the end end result is wow really pretty x

  6. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card. What a brilliant way to use texture paste with such pleasing results. The weekend was so much fun. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  7. Hi John
    I watched the shows when i could , recorded then as well so i can catch up on the parts i missed .
    A very nice card and demo i love this color .
    Well done to all of you ,you did a grand job.
    Elaine H X

  8. Morning John, oh what a wonderful weekend on Hochanda, although I did get lots of buffeting I did manage to see some of it, your one yesterday with this technique was brilliant, got to get this stuff, it reminded me of spreading chocolate and with the mica in it as well it was gorgeous.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  9. Still can't get you on TV in manchester....
    Nice card

  10. Morning John,
    I watched you doing this technique yesterday and will give it a try when I get a chance.
    At the moment between babysitting grandchildren I am making wedding invitations for my Neice & her fiancé.
    You all looked like you enjoyed your take over of Hochanda,
    Thanks for showing us new things to try.

  11. Lovely card, could be used for many occasions.


  12. Good morning John. I watched you doing this yesterday - lovely effect. I still have a few shows to skip through. Good weekend on Hichanda.

  13. Great card John, I really enjoyed your show I watched with the masks yesterday afternoon , you are a natural!

  14. Not had time to see all of the week ends shows Hopefully I'll be able to do that later today This background looks so effective I hope you do more week ends like this

  15. Will have to try this technique, John as it is so effective. Congratulations to you all for a great weekend.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. Hi John
    Great card, interesting technique. Well done with the shows.
    B xx

  17. Morning John,
    Great card, enjoyed the weekend take over.

  18. Lovely card,This could be used for any occasions

  19. Thanks for all the shows - I am still working through my recordings of them !!!
    Sue Mac

  20. Hi John. Lovely card and great new technique. Nearly caught up with the shows now. SueL x

  21. Hi John,
    Absolutely stunning!!
    Lorna D

  22. This was a very interesting and different technique resulting in a very pretty end product.


  23. Hello John

    What a lovely card and such a different way of achieving this. Love it!

    Really enjoyed the shows this weekend............perhaps you could all do it again another time. Great prices and great demo's.......thanks!

    Lol Barbara W xx

  24. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, I love the effect of the two colours of texture paste. I have the masks show that you did recorded so will watch later today.
    Thanks for all the inspiration,

  25. Hi John,
    Brilliant card, fabulous weekend of fun, tips and inspiration...Thank You!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  26. Hi John beautiful card, did not catch all your shows but the ones I did were brilliant so thank you

  27. Beautiful card. Had to miss a lot of shows as had visitors and cannot record. Missed this one but will give it a try from the instructions.

  28. Hi John, I've thoroughly enjoyed the CE Takeover of Hochanda, all the shows have been fantastic and all the techniques greatly appreciated by us all. Thank you. I loved watching you demo this card and technique.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  29. Hi John,
    love this card. Watched all your demos and want to say "thank you" for reminding me of some of them, whilst others were new to me. I appreciated it very much. Fantastic effects!

  30. This is beautiful and I love those rich autum colours.
    I am so disappointed that I missed this demo as I would love to have seen it.
    Maybe one day when you have time you might do another video demo for those of us that didn't get to see the original.

  31. Lovely card John, saw you make it on the show
    wish were all great. Please maybe again soon ?
    Take care, Maria x

  32. great card ,looks like a very expensive wallpaper stunning ,Laura O

  33. great card ,looks like a very expensive wallpaper stunning ,Laura O

  34. Eh up John
    Finally Blogger lets me comment on this beauty!
    Was drooling when I saw you do this background on the show.
    Just screams Autumn to me so the first one with the Autumn leaves is my favourite.
    I should do more messy crafting lol!
    Ang x

  35. I really liked your blog. It has a sense of humor and quite interesting. Good job guys. Looking forward for more updates.

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