Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thank You Cath!

Last week there was a HUGE blog hop for Cath Edvalson, trends editor for Paper Crafts Magazine and the host of the Moxie Fab World Blog. she recently retired and  a whole lot of papercrafters decided to come together  and a hop was organized...BUT, I was living under a rock and was unaware, until after the linky closed!

So, I decided to share my card here on my blog and thank her for the difference she has made in my life. Cath was one of the first few people who recognized my work and thought it was interesting enough to share with the paper crafting world.  My work was constantly appreciated by her, whether it was a challenge win or a highlight, she knew how to skim and pick through hundreds of entries. My work being highlighted was good enough, but her write up about how and why a particular entry was chosen always made me think! It was such a huge moment for me when I was featured as Moxie Fabber of the week. Her keen eye for design and trends, truly made her different!

You will be missed Cath!

Stamps- Papertrey Ink-Meadow Greens, Thank You -Inside and out.

 Using a fine brush, I painted the stamp with masking fluid and stamped it. This saves the white of the flower and allows you to work on the background without the need to be careful or having to go around the image. Once dry, the masking can be removed very easily by rubbing on it with an eraser.

ETA- Masking fluid is a latex/rubber fluid used to mask and save the whites/washes in a watercolor painting, especially delicate, intricate  areas which are hard to go around. I have used Winsor and Newton Art colorless masking fluid.

Inked the stamp again with a very light grey ink and stamped the image to get the finer details of the flower.

A closer look at the details.....

......stamped the sentiment, which truly conveys my gratitude.

Thanks again Cath, for all the inspiration and encouragement and contribution.Wish you the very best for all your future endeavors.

Sharing with Simon Says Stamp-Thanks/thanksgiving .



  1. Wow this is beautiful! I didn't realise that you could stamp with masking fluid. A whole new world of possibilities has just opened up!

  2. Really a stunning piece ... I have the same stamp and never think of it can be used this way or make such a wonderful art...
    What is masking fluid just curious?

    1. Hi Petti,
      Masking fluid is a latex/rubber fluid used to mask and save the whites/washes in a watercolor painting. especially delicate,intricate areas which are hard to go around.

  3. Gorgeous! And thanks for telling the steps to make this. Do you use Grafix white masking fluid?

    1. I have used Winsor and Newton colorless masking fluid. hope that helps!

  4. This is a gorgeous design - a piece of art! I love how the colors blend together on the background and how you made those white flowers stand out from the background. Such lovely sentiments too!

  5. Truly beautiful! I'm sure Cath will appreciate it!

  6. Thank you so much for this beautiful card, Sanketi! I absolutely *love* it and am so honored that you created it with me in mind. Thank you, also, for your kind words about me and the Moxie Fab World. I am so touched to know that you found it to be so inspiring. I have *so enjoyed* getting to know you along the way, and am so glad we are friends. Hugs and loves to you, now and always. :)

  7. Another beauty Sanketi! Thanks for sharing your technique - I never thought of stamping with masking fluid - I may have to experiment! Did you know you can send your card to Cath via Terri Anderson. the address is under Instructions in the files.

  8. Beautiful card!!! I can't believe I did t know about Masking Fluid!!! (I love playing with watercolor too) well, off to the craft store I go this week :)



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