Thursday, September 18, 2008

Background Sponging

I love sponging color for backgrounds and my favorite way is with an Inkessentials blending tool with foam blenders. I bought this from my LSS a few months ago and have used it on about half the cards I've made since then. The main image on this card was stamped with brown ink on vanilla paper. I used the blending foam to sponge a ltitle spring green (papertrey) around the tree image, then I used summer sunrise (papertrey) as the next color and finished off with only orange around the edges. I also added some only orange sponging on the dp edges to keep it all coordinated.
The same technique was used with this image - I used orange on the bottom, summer sunrise next, then finished off with lemon tart at the top. I love stamping this set as a silhouette image using only black for the stamping. This set is currently on sale at - so is the sentiment set!
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Thanks for looking and let me know what you think of these 2 cards.


Shelly said...

I love the deep rich depth you get from the blending foam. I need to grab mine more often.

Happylittlestamper said...

These cards are so lovely and Vibrant. I have not tried this technique yet, it looks great. TFS
Michelle N

DeniseLynn said...

Love the cards ... those are my colors that's for sure. Sponging is a technique I use often that's for sure. Hey are you doing an ATC swap anytime soon? Now that school is back in full swing I'll be having time to play just a bit and would like to join up if you do. Perhaps an ATC with a sponged background (?) ... just a thought. Have a great day and thanks for sharing your art with us!

Cardmaking Galore said...

great card. love the techniques you used!

retiredheather said...

Great cards. Very rich colors. I have never tried this tool but I have seen it. I love to sponge so I shall have to try it outl

Conniecrafter said...

I so love all these Autumn colors, Beautiful!!

Ashley said...

These are so pretty! I love them!

Shirley said...

Wow! Gorgeous Fall colors and cards. Thanks for the tip about the blending tool.

Tish said...

Your work is just GORGEOUS! I love all your cards and the coloring with the COPICS is terrific.

Beautiful work.


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