Monday, October 4, 2010

Masks of the Manor...French Manor

This is my Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge entry (for more information about Cricut click HERE).  Using the French Manor cartridge & my Gypsy (for more information about the Gypsy click HERE) I came up with these fun masks--since this is the Trick or Treatin' time of year.  If you haven't seen these masks on the cartridge, it's because they're not actually on there--at least not in the form I've created.  But if you'll look a little closer you might see cuts for a crown border, peacock feathers/border, and border; add in some flourishes and tweak them with a bit of Gypsy welding and you've got yourself some masks.  I mounted them to a canvas I painted black with silver accents. 

This mask was made using the border cut...called border, and I added welded flourishes for both the "mustache" and headpiece.  To tone down the yellow eyes I added vellum.  Some wired ribbon & Martha Stewart glitter flakes finish out the piece.  You can almost imagine the bat's wings reflected in the eyes...hmmm?

This mask uses the crown border using contour hide feature & a bit of scissor manipulation.  The hair was easy...using the shift feature for the crown border.  I added a bit of bling on the mask & eyes, some vellum I printed for the 'trick or treat' eyes, & crackle glaze for the "dancing birds".  I imagine this one's envisioning a candy run!

This mask uses the feather & feather border cuts.  The feathers were welded together & three borders were cut for its crowning glory.   I used rhinestones for the eyes, & stamped & accented all the layers with perfect pearls powder.  This is one proud peacock mask!

As I'm writing this, we're getting ready to head out to Disney World for a week of vacation.  If anyone is interested in the Gypsy files, or needs more deets on this project, feel free to send me an email or leave me a comment.    Happy Crafting!


  1. Exceptionally creative & beautiful. TFS :)

  2. Very clever use of shapes and lovely to boot! TFS :D

  3. Thank you! I hung it up on the wall for the "season" with a removeable hook and the colors are definitely eye catching. You'd be surprised what you can come up with just by turning your cartridge book upside down for a second look. =)

  4. This is FANTASTIC!! I love your masks!


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