I've been playing about with more stamps sets from the Garden Secrets range from Hunkydory and building up complex scenes by masking off images and stamping partial images over the top. This cute girl image comes from a set called Happiness Blooms. My first tutorial uses just this first stamp set. The second tutorial incorporates flowerpot images from the Cute as a Bug set which is also part of the Garden Secrets range.
Step one: Stamp the girl image on scrap card and carefully cut round her skirt and legs following the lines as closely as possible.
Step two: Stamp the girl image on to the card you are using for your design
Step three: Cover the stamped image with your cardboard mask.
Step four: Create a partial stamping of the watering can image for the girl to sit on.
When the mask is removed the image looks like this. Stamping over the mask creates the impression that the can is behind her.
Step five: Stamp the watering can image on scrap card and cut it out to make another mask.
Step six: Cover the watering can in your working image with the mask and stamp some partial flowers over the top.
Remove the mask and stamp in some more flowers in the foreground.
In this second tutorial I have created a more complex scene by masking multiple stamped images at the same time. I've picked out some adorable flowerpots that come from another Secret Gardens stamp set called Cute as a Bug.
Step one: Stamp then cover the girl image with the cardboard mask made earlier. Stamp the largest pot image for her to sit on.
Step two: Stamp the pot onto scrap card and cut it out carefully to create a mask for the pot and then cover the image on your work. Stamp a partial watering can the right of the girl and pot.
When you remove the cardboard masks your image looks like this.
Step three: Cover the watering can and pot with their cardboard masks. Make a partial stamp using the small stack of pots stamp on either side of the covered image
When the masks are removed the image looks like this. I have filled up the foreground with some little leaf images to add more interest.
Step five: Mask the watering can image and stamp the bird image as though he is standing on top of the little stacks of pots
This is how the completed scene now looks with the watering can mask removed.
Below are another couple of examples of complex stamped and masked scenes using the same two stamp sets.