Queen of the sponge takes it to the edge!Posted: February 10, 2011
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.
Stamps: Upsy Daisy, One of a Kind
Inks: Versamark, More Mustard, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Garden Green
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic White