Pretty Pink

december2016Another CAS Mix Up challenge, December is looking at sponging 😀  This technique can be used in so many ways.

For this card I die-cut the Sun Fire die from Penny Black onto a 5,5″ x 4,25″ card stock to create a mask for my sponging.  Before applying the inks I clear heat embossed a piece of watercolour paper with a crackle background stamp.  Placing my stencil over this same size Strathmore paper, I began sponging, light pink, fuchsia, yellow and green Memento Inks (see photo).  Once finished, I kept the homemade stencil in place and applied Liquitex Glass Beads gel. This img_1073gel will take a few hours to dry, so be patient 😉  Then I applied Liquid Pearls for the stamens.   I also sponged the bottom edge with the 2 pink tones and added some spatters of the darkest to add a subtle repetition.  The tiny tag was gold heat embossed with a “happy birthday” stamp.  A pink bow was tied and this piece is the only extra layer for this card.

Do check out our challenge blog to see more video techniques on sponging.  You will definitely want to see the other Design Team Members scrumptious creations.  The challenge is open until the 24th of December, hope to see you in our gallery.

Thanks for stopping by, happy SPONGING 😀   joanna-cmu-signatureimg_1078

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16 thoughts on “Pretty Pink

  1. What a super clever technique, Joanna! You always astound me with your mixed media and this beautiful flower is no exception! Wow! Awesome card, my friend!

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  2. Breath-taking!! So soft and pretty. Love all the different layers and techniques you used. The background really adds so much to your overall card.

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  3. Fabulous card and wonderful techniques! Love the bit of pink sponging over the heat embossed background. And the flower is beyond beautiful – the glass bead gel adds amazing texture.

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  4. This is so gorgeous Joanna. Very artistic design. Love the sparkle and depth from the glass bead gel over top of your sponged flower. The stenciling at the bottom also adds a wonderfully artistic flair. xx

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