Mask-erade Class – Day 1- Blending with Masks, pt 2

Today I have a few more cards to share with you.  I’m taking the Mask-erade class over at Online Card Classes. For all of the cards I’m sharing in this post, I used Laura Bassen’s Ink Blending with Masks technique from Day 1.

IMG_5498edited Laura ROCKS at ink blending and she’s a perfectionist. She says she keeps practicing and doesn’t stop until she’s really happy with her results. Laura is such an encourager. Don’t you think?

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I ended up making 5 cards with this technique. Here’s the other one that I made.  Honestly, I’m not totally, absolutely happy with any of these. I ended up smudging some and so had to crop them or disguise the smudge with some SmoochSPRITZ.

IMG_5504editedOthers have some muddy looking parts.   IMG_5501editedI’ll keep practicing per Laura’s suggestion, but I am looking forward to trying the other techniques from the class. So I’d better put the stencil away and halt the ink-blending for now.

I’m going to play the “hello, I’m sorry it’s hard” over at ATSM Challenge #146 – ANYTHING GOES + DT CALL. I was thinking of my family when I made this card below.

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Yesterday was a tough day at my house. We received some very disappointing news from my husband’s work – his retirement was disapproved. He’d applied for a curtailment to his assignment because of what’s been going on with me health wise. I am very sad and in pain and without any real answers, but I am choosing to trust God in this trial. I know that He’s with us and has better plans for us than I could ever ask for or imagine.

So, all that to say, I did not get to watch the Day 2 lessons. I think I will do that now. The sun is shining here. It’s my husband and my 21rst Wedding Anniversary. My in-laws are here and my 10 and 12 y.o.’s are getting a swimming lesson from their Papa. I will praise God for His goodness and faithfulness even when I am sad and walk by faith, not by sight.

Thanks for stopping by!
xo
Melissa

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

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