Thursday, June 27, 2013

Beachy Masking for Friday Mashup

Mother Nature has been pretty crazy this spring and summer. Here in Alaska we had snow in mid May, and now in June we're seeing record heat, which has made a lot of Alaskans flock to the local rivers, lakes, ocean, etc.

If you go to the right beach in Alaska you might be lucky enough to see whales. There is a great spot just outside Wasilla where my family goes to watch belugas come up Cook Inlet and in May my daughter and I were in Kenai Alaska, where we happened to find a beach and then spotted beluga whales playing not too far off shore, it was pretty awesome. This was the inspiration for my Friday Mashup project.

So what is the challenge? It's brought to us by Liliana and she wants us to try the masking and use beach elements on your project also!

For my masking I masked the whale and then stamped the waves around him, then I punched out a circle for a mask and sponged around that to make my sky. I've never sponged a sky before and I think for my first attempt it came out all right! I embossed the top portion with the Cloudy Day EF and used the wave looking DSP to carry on the water theme on the bottom of the card. I finished it off with the sentiment in the bottom right corner.

Make sure you head over to The Friday Mashup and check out all the great projects from the rest of the design team, then play along with us!

  1. Create a project using the "Masking Technique".
  2. Create a project with some "Beach elements".
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a "Beach'y project using Masking".

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Oh, Whale! (retired)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP(retired)
Ink: Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Bitty Banner Framelits, Cloudy Day EF, Marina Mist Ribbon, sponge, dimensionals



  1. Wow, I love that rainbow effect around the whale - so pretty! Great happy card, Lisa :) Sounds like you're in a pretty prime spot for seeing whales at play!

  2. Cute little whale card, Lisa! I love the spout. I love the beluga whales and you were so lucky to see them. I think we are heading for some hot weather too. Hang in there.

  3. Ah, watching the whales. Sounds amazing! Love your sponging around your whale.

  4. Such a fun card Lisa! Love the sponged rainbow effect around the whale!

  5. Great experience watching the whales!!! Your card is beautiful. I love the whale and the sponging around it.
    Hugs ;)

  6. This is too cute!! I so would love to live where you do and see all of that.. I don't think I'd ever stop exploring.. That sucks about the heat, that part I would not like at all.

  7. What a beautiful rainbow you have created! So absolutely adorable! I love the sponging that brings out the embossed clouds too!


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