Mask Appeal Challenge – Simple Artistry

Hello, Jana Morton here.  After fifteen years as a traditional scrapbooker, one of the many things that lured me to the digital world was the idea that there were so many unique looks you could achieve in Photoshop.  I love that the possibilities are endless.   There are so many fabulous products that allow us to achieve these unique looks.  I love to use masks to add artistry to my pages.  The designers create so many great masks that really allow us to take photos and products to a more artistic level in no time.

Wendy created this beautiful page that truly captured the mood of the haiku that her daughter recently wrote.  I love how she used the mask and how the pop of color immediately draws you into the page.


Wendy’s Page Credits: Katie Pertiet (Frosted Winter Solids Paper Pack, Painted Photo Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Grunge Overlays No. 03, Bookshelf Snippets Brushes and Stamps No. 01, ARTpacks Brushes and Stamps: Fall No. 01, New Growth Brushes and Stamps No. 02)

Amy created this adorable page and I just love every bit of this.  The mask set the stage for the entire page and she added the most perfect artistic touches.


Amy’s Page Credits: Katie Pertiet (Page Blends No. 3, Painted Photo Masks No. 2, Stripped Words and Phrases No. 1, Katie’s Leaky Pen Font, Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 01, Frosted Winter Solids Paper Pack, Classic Cardstock: Be Mine, Frosted Winter: Paint, Vintage Elements No. 01, Love Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Flourished Love No. 01 Brushes and Stamps, Watery Candy Hearts No. 01, Watery Bookshelf: Love No. 01, Vintage Photo Frames Hearts, Stamped Stitched Hearts Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Stamped Stitched Fames Brushes and Stamps No. 02, Clean Stitched Hearts: White No. 01, Alandia Paix Paper Pack, Woodside Jangle Kit, Scribbled and Scripted Shapes Brushes and Stamps No. 01, Scribbled and Scratched Photo Frames Brushes and Stamps No. 01)  Lynn Grieveson (Hint at It: Love No. 02)  Pattie Knox (Classified Clippings) Andrea Victoria (Calendar 2011 Brush Set)

One of the things that I love about masks is that you can use them for paper or photos.  I used two masks on this page …one for the paper behind the photo and one for the photo itself.



My Page Credits: Katie Pertiet (Loosely Labeled Dates, Frosted Winter Paint, Crowning Affair, Spot Dots Alphas No. 1, Winter Artistry Kit, Gotta Love Brushes No. 4, Letterbox Brushes No. 2, Vintage Photo Frames No. 30, Frosted Winter Kit, Painted Photo Masks No. 2, Wintery Overlays, Clean Stitched White No. 3, Hey There Kit, Polar Mountain, Page Blends No. 3)

In order to jump start your creativity, I have a challenge for you.  Katie put together a fabulous freebie pack for you including the masks that were used above.  Use one (or both) of the masks included in the freebie pack on your next page.  Post your pages in the Challenge Gallery by Thursday, February 22nd at 6:00 pm EST.  Pages that use all Designer Digitals products are eligible for a $5 store gift certificate that will be randomly drawn at the conclusion of the challenge.  I’m looking forward to seeing your take on this challenge!  Have fun!

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One Response to Mask Appeal Challenge – Simple Artistry

  1. Dixie says:

    I’m like you….a lifetime of paper scrapbooking and want to switch to digital this year. The wonderful thing about freebies, is they get me addicted to digital scrapbooking! Thanks for sharing!

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