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Masks & Chairs, FREE Gift & 50% off Sale

Filed under Art Deco, Art Projects, Caroline Ouzts-Hay, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Laura Carson, Sale

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply lists for both projects on the new site: Laura’s Masked Beauties, Caroline’s Mask Set and Kristin’s The Arches of Mardi Gras

NEW Mini Masks FREE Gift Kit! In honor of the new Tiny Mask Set (and artwork below from 2 Design Team Members using the larger masks from the same designs) I put together a mini mask set AND a collage sheet with ladies sized to fit the masks!

ALL ORDERS on Thursday through Sunday, March 23rd through 26th (2017) will receive one of these collage sheets and the mini set of 4 laser-cut masks FREE! More info

A BIG NEW SALE: Inspired by the Art Deco babes in Laura Carson’s artwork, ALL Art Deco Collage Sheets are 50% off! Over 50 sheets — and the sale includes the new Vixens Collage Sheet by Laura! The sale ends MONDAY night, March 27th at midnight PST (March 27, 2017). See below for a few highlights!

What? 1/2 off shipping! YES! Now through Friday night (March 24, 2017) shipping will only cost $2.95 for orders over $50! That’s TOMORROW night! Plus shipping is always free on orders over $100! (Both prices for orders only in the USA.)

So much fun artwork today! Let’s start with Laura’s Masked Beauties – Overlapping Gatefold Album! That stunning image at right is just one page from the album!

Once again I have a mask themed project for you. I’ve created 8 different masks that are showcased on lovely ladies from the twenties which you can find on a new Vixens Collage Sheet.

And to show off the masked beauties, I’ve constructed a Art Deco style gatefold album with a bit of a twist. Because of the shape of the cover, the pages are attached at a slight angle with each page overlapping the next. Art Deco style is all about geometric shapes which I mimicked by using three different metallic Dresden borders, paper and thin line stripe tape. Because of their geometric shape, brass seashells also add to the Art Deco feel of the book.

Thankfully, Laura has provided the template for this shaped album in her blog post!

Laura also created (another) new Butterfly Masks Collage Sheet that she uses throughout this project!

More info in Laura’s blog and/or see her supply list. And check out the Giveaway below to win supplies to make a project like Laura’s!

On to more artwork! Design Team Member Caroline Ouzts-Hay has created a trio of masks with the large size masks in 2 new mask sets. (Just showing 2 of her 3 creations here, but check out Caroline’s blog for lots more photos and details.)

My artwork suffers from a mild case of multiple personality disorder, so I’ve made not one mask but three.

I went to town with the liquid pearls on this one. I used Mermaid and White Opal here, but I must have one of every color. So scrumptious! To get a more even colored look I painted the chipboard diamonds & feathers before applying the liquid pearl in coordinating colors. You don’t want chipboard brown showing through.

(On the pink and black mask) the silver bit at the top is a decorative metal piece that I coated in silver gilding flakes. Just paint on some of the adhesive and then place the silver leaf down working it into all the little nooks and crannies.

Here’s a link to Caroline’s Supply List (for all 3 masks).

Next up: Kristin Batsel’s The Arches of Mardi Gras!

Did you ever just get a weird idea and decide to run with it? Here’s what happened to me when I got the March kit from Alpha Stamps. I fell in love with the color of the G45 papers and the images on the Costumes Collage Sheet. The arches seemed like the perfect place to host a costume ball, and what do you know? A slew of Mardi Gras babies decided to crash the party!

I love the babies that edge the tops of all 3 of the panels of the Taj Mahal Triptych! Read more about the project, and see more photos in Kristin’s blog post. And here’s her supply list.

Hooray for the Masked Beauties Giveaway!

I didn’t even point out that Laura used the medium-sized set of new chipboard masks in her layered Art Deco album! So that’s the first item in this Giveaway package!

All of these items from Laura’s artwork are also in the Giveaway package:

– Gold Dresden Langette Borders
Vixens Collage SheetNew!
Butterfly Masks Collage SheetNew!
Tiny Mixed Sizes Pearl CabochonsJust put on clearance!
Brass Feathery Scroll Filigree

Here is Laura’s Masked Beauties – Overlapping Gatefold Album supply list (Psst! That link is to the supply list, with photos and links to all of the goodies Laura used, including the subset in this Giveaway.)

PLUS I’m including these flowers & collage sheet from Kristin’s artwork:
Costumes Collage Sheet
Gardenias – Mixed Cream Yellow Orange

AND one of the Mini Masks FREE Gift Kits!

To enter the Masked Beauties Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, March 24, 2017)!

And tell me: What inspires you most today? Art Deco sale? Chipboard masks? Shaped album? Crazy babies?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the The Seraglio plus a Spring Frame Giveaway? That would be cat! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, March 23rd, 2017

37 responses to “Masks & Chairs, FREE Gift & 50% off Sale”

  1. Kim R says:

    LOVE the chipboard masks! Sooo mysterious!

  2. Barb macaskill says:

    These masks make me giddy! I NEED them in my life! I can’t wait to get them and decorate them. I think the tiny masks will look great in a Mardi Gras themed faerie shop! Great inspiration today! TFS!

  3. Jen R says:

    I am insanely in love with the chip board masks!

  4. I love those masks. So many pretty things to do with them.

  5. Nancy E says:

    I really love these little art deco masks.

  6. LeAnn says:

    Definitely the chipboard masks.

  7. Kat Cashwell says:

    I really like the Gothic chairs and the Victorian chair, but the butterfly masks are so awesome!!

  8. K Toews says:

    Oooh, I love the crazy babies. Reminds me of art I did in college.

  9. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    The mask have to take the prize in this one. The butterflies are so wonderful. Although the album Laura created for the masks is really impressive.

  10. Maria B says:

    The costumes collage sheet caught my eye.

  11. Heather says:

    I *love* the masks – I can already think of two or three (or twenty) ways to use them!

  12. Nadine says:

    Love the tiny masks please!

  13. Lou Anne says:

    I’m most inspired by the Art Deco collage sheets! So many possibilities!

  14. Lorna E says:

    The masks definitely, but also the idea of Laura’s album are both big inspirations.

  15. Marykay Chisum says:

    The album is amazing!!

  16. Pat Shaw says:

    Another fantastic creation from Laura! Love all the amazing Masked Beauties. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Marilyn Hughes says:

    The art deco mask Laura did. GORGEOUS

  18. Jennie Ingram says:

    Definitely the butterfly masks!

  19. Kee Ostler says:

    Those masks are so inspiring, it makes the ideas just bubble over! And thanks for the laugh…I love those crazy silly Mardi Gras babies. lol

  20. This is awesome I love the masks and the chairs Thank you

  21. Carol Feiner says:

    The masks! The masks! Reminds me of Mardi Gras!

  22. Jean marmo says:

    Loving the masks!! Such fun inspiration.

  23. Leah Fein says:

    What inspired me was the use of Liquid Pearls. Now I want all of them

  24. Mary Mac says:

    I would love to work with the chipboard masks.

  25. Emily Nilson says:

    Love the deco sheets!

  26. Jo says:

    Love the masks! Great inspiration – I have been wanting to work on some for a while now!

  27. Kathy says:

    I love the butterfly masks!

  28. Karen Mallory says:

    I love it! The masks inspire me the most. I just got out my mini ones to make something with them!

  29. Carla says:

    Love the masks!

  30. Barb J says:

    Love the butterfly masks!i would make masks

  31. Judy Goodwin says:

    I love these masks. So many ideas – so little time. I can’t wait to get started.

  32. Cheryl Lee says:

    Art Deco for sure! Love that time frame. The masks are delightful as is the butterfly collage sheet to go with them. Awesome!!! 🙂

  33. Kim Lucak says:

    I love the Victorian chair and the masks are great!!!

  34. Ronda Liebert says:

    I love the masks!!! I also love the Hollywood book. I would love to win this.

  35. Abbee says:

    Laura always inspires me!

  36. Joan says:

    The crazy baby trim inspired me the most.

  37. Jan K says:

    The masks are amazing!