Less is More challengePosted: February 8, 2011 Filed under: CAS, Garden silhouettes 19 Comments
I had a chance to make a card for the new Less is More challenge blog over the weekend. The colours of the challenge were black, white and pink. Unfortunately this scan makes the pinks look a lot bolder than they are. The sponged pinks look much softer and the darkest colour, Rose Red does not look so red on the card. I am pretty fussy about colour matching so the pinks and reds clashing here are not pleasing me. Edited to add the photo below taken on a friend’s camera. You can see the colours are a little softer.
I used post it notes to mask and kept moving the bottom one up a little between spongings, changing from Pretty in Pink to Rose Red half way through. I stamped the Queen Anne’s Lace and the sentiment in black and extended the stems with a fine tip marker.
Make sure you check out the new blog, the challenge already has close to 100 participants, so it is off to a great start.
Stamps: Garden Silhouettes, Graceful words
Inks: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Basic Black
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic White
This is really interesting effect Heather, I love the transition of colour!
Thanks so much for your kind words and I really appreciate your taking part in our first challenge!
I really hope you can become a regular participant!
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Beautifully done! I never think to sponge the ink like that. (Of course, I probably wouldn’t get it straight! LOL!) Awesome card!
Love this technique… and thanks for sharing how to do it too… you have inspired me to go have a play now… fine… all I need another excuse to step into the craft room and away from the house work ! cheers x
This is a beautiful card – I love your work. x
I love this – the bands of colours are super, and the image is fabulous!!
Such a pretty card
This is a stunning card! Very well done.
Very pretty card. Your sponging technique is very impressive.
Super technique, looks so neat
Thanks for taking part for our first challenge, hope to see you again next week
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Lovely. I like everything you create.
You are the Queen of the Sponge. And I mean that better than it sounds! LOL!
I LOVE this!!! Awesome stripes!!!!
Hi Heather, beautiful card and what a different vieuw to the sponging technique, inspiring! Have a nice day, greetz, Miranda
Great card! Love the CAS style.
this is beautiful! love the technique!
this is beautiful!!! I love this technique! will have to give this one a try too! you keep us all on our toes!! and that’s a gooood thing!
This is beautiful, even if the colours aren’t quite coming true! Drives me crazy too, when I can’t get my photo to look like my card… 😛
What an AWESOME variation on your sponging! LOVE it!