Masking Scenes with Guest Designer Ardyth Percy-Robb

Happy Friday!  We're welcoming back our October guest designer Ardyth Percy-Robb today, and wait until you see what she's created, we love the thought and planning and execution of this card!  Here's Ardyth with all the details:

Good morning! It's Ardyth here, and I'm excited to be back with my second post as the October Guest Designer!

Today I've created a fun winter scene using images from 5 different stamp sets (Beary Merry, Get Yeti, Santa's Wonderland, Oh Deer, and Into the Woods), some masking, ink-blending and Copic colouring!

I started by creating a rough 'sketch' of my card on a scrap piece of paper, by stamping the images where I wanted them - no masking, just quick layout planning. I worked out in my mind which images were in front and which were behind and numbered them, in the order I would need to stamp and mask them.

Then I had to cut out all those masks! Once I had that all finished, I stamped the images, in the correct order and placed their masks over top. 

When the scene was completely masked, I created snowdrifts with some post it tape and blue Catherine Pooler ink. Then I blended more ink over the top of the card to create a bright blue sky.

Then came the big reveal - I've been doing it for years, but it's still magic when all the masks come off!

Next was a whole lot of Copic colouring. I kept it simple - a bit of shading for dimension and a limited colour scheme. I added details with a white gel pen and some glitter glue for sparkle!

Here's a video:


  1. Thanks so much! It was fun to create!

  2. Fabulous scene!!! I love how you prep! TFS

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