Sunday 3 July 2011

A bit of sponging and a reminder!!!!

 I made a card today based on a technique that Theresa Momba of (Crafting The Web) uses!
Compared to her fabulous sponged cards, mine is in the infant's class, but I don't mind.
I'll keep at it and I will get somewhere near eventually.
I LOVE sponging, or in actuality, it's more 'brushing'.
I use a set of Dream Weaver stencil type brushes I got at the Make It show in Farnborough earlier this year.
They are softer and less stubby than stencil brushes and a perfect for blending.
Well, here is my attempt at a Theresa Momba style card!!!!!

 Theresa's cards are more muted than this. 
I just couldn't stop adding bits and had to smack myself in the end!
Don'cha just LOVE that background paper!! It's an adhesive paper pad by K&Company.
It's called Watercolour Bouquet. You just peel off the backing and SLAP! it's stuck on!
Brilliant! (Just make sure you're lined up before you go 'slapping')! LOL
(Not sure I put the greeting in the right place, but it's too late now, it's on, so it stays).
I used three different Memento inks for the 'sponging'.
Summer Sky
Danube Blue
Paris Dusk.
Thanks for the inspiration Theresa!

OK! You don't have long to play along for the chance to win a Peachy Keen Stamp Set!!
Go to my previous post, HERE. and just leave a comment telling me which card you prefer.
Easy!! I will be drawing a winner tomorrow evening, so don't delay!!!

Wishing all my American friends a VERY HAPPY 4th JULY HOLIDAY!!!



Unknown said...

I to am playing with sponging.
I will be visiting Theresa's blog -
I love your card. it is really elegant

Unknown said...

Very beautiful:) Love the silver and blue together!

Marisa said...

Beautifully sponged focal panel and edges of your DP. Love the flower image too. You learn well :)

Mary B. said...

Your card is beautiful!

Kim. said...

This is a stunning card and having popped over to Theresa's blog which has amazing cards on it I think yours is extremely good for a first go.
Kim xXx

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Beth Norman said...

Wowza GF. Is this ever a gorgeous card. You truly rocked the tutorial. Knowing the blog you spoke of, I can see how your card looks like her work. You did her well! Keep them coming.

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Amazing card! Gonna check out that blog too. Tfs!

Jackie said...

Viv, your card is gorgeous and there is nothing wrong with your sponging, it is superb so stop putting yourself down! :o)
Jackie xx

Lisa B said...

Viv this card is gorgeous! Anoter stunner my friend!

Lisa B said...

Viv this card is gorgeous! Anoter stunner my friend!

Cindy Beland said...

Hi Viv,Your card is sooo BEAUTIFUL!I love the pretty details and colors,Just AMAZING!I hope you had a great 4th of July!:)

Oma said...

Beautiful card Viv!