Today, I was in the mood for something completely different. I admit I`ve been wasting way too much time on blog-hopping but a girl has her weaknesses! And somewhere in there, I found a few blogs that use color-spoinging extensively to create some sort of a landscape. So here's my first attempt at sponging:
I started with a Sahara Sand card base. The background flowers (or clouds as I refer to them :-) were created by sponging Groovy Guava, River Rock, Soft Sky and Blue Bayou Classic inks with a sponge inside of a negative image left-over from punching the flower in the foreground. Nifty, huh? Nothing goes to waste! I created this mostly for the CLU005 challenge on Les Etampeuses (French version of SCS). Then I used a piece of scrap paper and created a horizon line and went to bat with my sponges and colors. So much fun! The sentiment from Des Mots Merveilleux stamp set was stamped with Bayou Blue. I wanted my butterflies to be stark white as if they were reflecting the moonlight (aaaaaaaargh, I miss my favorite show!!! Moonlight :-((( ). I used the Shimmer White cardstock from SU. So beautiful. They are punched with Marvy Uchida punch (shhh... non SU). Let's hope that Stampin' Up! comes up with a butterfly punch in the next catalogue! The flower in the foreground is punched with the Scalloped Circle and the Boho Blossoms punches. The small flower was punched out of a carstock that I had stamped out with all kinds of flowers. Then a Rhinestone brad was added in the middle and the whole thing was glued with Stampin' Dimensionals. Thanks for visiting and don't be shy to leave comments. Have a great day!