Thursday, 30 September 2010

Froggity Blog hop!

Hi all

It's Banana Frog blog hop day, it's been a while since I played but this month I've created a little spooky offering to share with you.

Before I continue if you are here on the blog hop way welcome, if you are here just because you are then it's not to late to catch up on the hop just leap on over to the lilypad and start at the top of the list .... and remember comments mean prizes :)

Talking of prizes, thanks for all the lovely comments on my project of the day post and as promised I will now announce the winner ... drum roll please ..... Wrightboysmum you are the lucky winner of a set of Xmas stamps, please email me ( and I'll get Bev to send out your stamps.

Now where was I? ... Oh yes I wanted to share this ..

A super simple mask to complete that halloween costume this year :) (I can't believe it's October tomorrow!!) The idea has come from one of my Guest designer posts on the Lilly pad way back in June 2009!! I've just transformed it with stars and seasonal colours.

It started life as a simple white mask, cheap to pick up from any fancy dress shop.

Then using the Retro space stamp set's smallest star, my finger as a stamp block and some mustard stayzon I stamped up a random pattern.

Then I did the same thing with the next size star and some Iris Stayzon

and finally some Royal Purple Stayzon ad the largest star in the set completed the base of the pattern.

I inked around the mask with some cut and dry foam and the Iris Stayzon and then again using my fingers as a stamp block, black archival ink and the swirl from the winter wonderland stamp set (told you it wasn't just for Christmas!)I added some swirls around the bottom edge of the mask.

I wanted to add some definition around the eyes and the small stars from the make a chain samp set were ideal with a bit of black achival ink. The finishing party touch was picking out the swirls and the small stars round the eyes with some cosmic shimmers twinkles.

Et Voila a sophisticated, unique Halloween mask to intrigue people at the party.

Hmmm I wonder what other stamps would make great mask decoration? I'm off to investigate! Thanks for hopping by and your next stop is with the fabulously talented Audrey Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs as you go, a guarenteed (halloween) treat for someone :)

See you on Create and Craft TV 9am in the morning with Purple cows and see you here soon, until then Happy Crafting
M x


  1. Wow, this looks amazing!!! Thanks for sharing :-)

  2. That mask is gorgeous! I like how you've made some of them twinkly, it really finishes it off. xx

  3. very cool mask, just perfect timing for halloween parties!

  4. That is such a cool idea, I love it. :)

  5. Love the colours and textures in this is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

    This is my first blog hop, I think I like it! :-)

  6. Wow - loving the mask and your tutorial. I always wondered how to stamp uneven surfaces - will have to give this a go xx

  7. that is an amazing idea .. how gorgeous is this WOW

  8. I'm still catching up with my lurking Thank You. I was in New York though is that a good enough excuse lol.