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Queen of the sponge takes it to the edge!

Ardyth left a comment on my last post which made me laugh  and prompted the title to this post!

You are the Queen of the Sponge. And I mean that better than it sounds! LOL

After a comment like that it seemed appropriate to post my latest card, a one-layer covered entirely in sponging.  This is one of those cards that evolved.  I certainly didn’t set out to sponged the entire card front.  As I sponged and moved the mask to randomly place more sponging I kept wanting to increase the amount of colour until I had covered the whole card.

The inspiration for this card came from my daughter’s violin teacher.  She was wearing a top the other day with these colours and flowers printed in a batik style.  I stamped the flowers in versamark and mustard so I could emboss them in clear.  I then began to sponge in turquoise, garden green, brilliant blue and mustard.  I moved a post-it note around to create criss cross patterns of colour which, now that it is finished, remind me of light coming through stain glass windows.

As this card was quite experimental I am going to play with the technique a little more when I get the chance and see how other colour combinations work.  Thanks for stopping by today and thanks for the kind comments you have left me, they are so encouraging.

Supplies:

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, One of a Kind
Inks: Versamark, More Mustard,  Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Garden Green
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic White


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6 Comments on “Queen of the sponge takes it to the edge!”

  1. LaNell says:

    I just love this card. Beautiful colors. Thanks for the inspiration. I will have to try this.

  2. sue says:

    What a pretty card! And so different! It’s just lovely, Heather. It’s probably pretty quick, too, once you decide on the colors. Wonder how it would look in pinks/reds…….Keep those experiments coming! And, as always, thank you so much for sharing, and therefore inspiring all of us!

  3. Lynne K says:

    Gorgeous, and so unusual. I love the colours, and the batik effect of the flowers.

  4. Ardyth says:

    LOVE IT! This is exactly your kind of ‘out of the box’ crafting style that I love! Glad to give you a giggle – you’ve certainly inspired me many time!

  5. ND says:

    “Oooohhh! I like that! It is very striking!” That was the spontaneous comment of RJ on viewing this latest card.

    I, too, find it very attractive. I was immediately reminded of some of your early batik work to which I referred in a comment a little time back. I think it is the particular mix of colours that you bring together that contribute so much to the success of the card. Well done.

    ND

  6. Lindsey says:

    Um, WOW. What more is there to say? This is beautiful.


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