Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Who is that hiding behind that mask?

Pinque Peacock opened a new challenge blog with this first unusual challenge - create an altered mask.  

1.  Your altered mask MUST fit within of one of the following themes (the theme you followed on your mask must be recognizable to the challenge moderators)

  •  Valentine's Day/LOVE 
  •  Mardi Gras
  •  St. Patrick's Day
  •  Shabby Chic 
  •  Steampunk

2. Your entry must have some sort of Bling element. Lets see some sparkle!

3. The mask must feature your choice, either feathers, ribbon or lace, or some combination of these.

I decided this might be fun to try and I gathered some masks and a bunch of my odd assortment of trims, and then I put it off for nearly the entire month.  Now that we are down to the wire I finally got to it.  

I was so out of my comfort zone that I never took photos as I was going along but it has lots of feathers on the left, there is a slew of different ribbons and lace hanging down the side and it's rimmed in lace.  For the bling the eyes and edges are rimmed in pearls and there is a vintage button with a sparkly stone in a flower mixed into the feathers.  

Here it is - 

Here are a few close-ups so you can see some of the details a bit better.

I was happy with the end results but the photos really don't do it justice.  It's so hard to capture the details with everything being black but I wanted to keep with the elegance and there just wasn't any color I wanted to add to it that I felt would keep the feel.

Although it is down to the wire, if I finish up my DT assignments I may try and sneak in another mask since I have supplies to make a few more.  

Hope that you have enjoyed this unusual project.  Thanks for stopping by.  Please come back soon!


  1. Oh Paula....this is divine! I love that you used all black and captured so much elegance with all the gorgeous and luscious textures! Thank You SO MUCH for joining in the first Pinque Peacock Challenge!

  2. Paula I love your mask... it is great... love all the details...
    Laura D.

  3. What a glamorous mask!! Love the black!!

  4. Paula, I love love your mask!!! I love the lace and the cute flower. Thank you for joining for Pinque Peacock First Challenge.