Good morning. It’s a brand new week, so time for a new round of inspiration. This week I am featuring a new collection from Snickerdoodle Designs, Clipping Masks Collection. The collection is comprised of masks previously released as part of other bundles and if you are a mask addict I know you will love these.
The collection is currently available at special pricing at:
Karen also has a tutorial on using masks that you may find helpful whether you are a new or experienced user. If you are familiar with her tutorials you know she is an expert when it comes writing them. You can find it here: How to Use Photo Clipping Masks.
Now on to the inspiration beginning with Backyard by kabra. She also used Backyard Party and Artsy Brushes 01. The photo of the flowers is gorgeous and the masking makes it appear as if they are bursting from the page. I like the scene she created by adding the fence and the birdhouse. The clusters are lovely and the brushwork adds texture to the background. The buttoned, ribbon flags and opposing title work complete the layout just right.
Star Girl by Joanna also uses a kit from Sweet Digi Scraps. Using a mask can sometimes eliminate unwanted objects from the background and place the emphasis on the subject. I’m not certain that’s the case here but the focus is definitely on her daughter. I like the way she kept everything on the left two-thirds of the page. It makes for a clever design. The framing with a slight tilt draws the eye to the folder. Her clusters are placed in the appealing triangle formation and the script title work is ideal for her theme.
I like the photo repetition in Light Assignment by mocamom. She used the Picture Perfect Collection. The smaller framed photo works perfectly with the larger masked photo. I like the way she limited the palette to green and orange. The perpendicular stitches with the button where they meet, the bits of paint and the word art are the perfect finishing touches.
The photo is precious in Life by ChrissyC. I love the mask she chose. She also used Backyard Party Collection. I often add a white stroke to emphasize a photo and this mask combines that technique with the mask itself. I love the way the music staff flows from the photo to the edge of the page. The paper stacking is a great foundation for the scene she created with both the fence and birdhouse combination on the left and the chair on the right. I love all the flower spills and the floral cluster in the top corner.
Pot Licker by Deanna is a great boyish page. She also used a kit from Kimeric Kreations. I really like the way she enlarged the mask and used it to keep the focus on her grandson. The scribbles and stars as well as the clusters below the photo all contribute to the slight grungy feel of the layout. I like the way she used two different alphas in her title and that the placement of the letters is a bit wonky.
It’s time for me to finish up my post. I hope I have inspired you to use more masks in your layouts. Thanks and have a great week!