Monday, April 16, 2012

Sponging Technique - Dream Big

For today's card, I'm using a 'new to me' technique (not sure how many out there are using this technique already) but after watching the video from Gina K, HERE that was featured on Just US Girls Challenge blog, HERE I just had to try it. 
This technique is very simple, and in my life right now, I need simple and there is nothing more satisfying than making a very simple and elegant card. Don't you agree?!

I ripped some card stock in half for the 'edgyness' of my lines and taped it down, where I wanted to sponge on my card.  I also used 110# card stock weight, this helped to hold the sponging of ink.
For my card, I sponged a layer (actually, I didn't have any sponge squares, so I just used my felt squares and the Tim Holtz tool and it worked well) using three different colors. 

I first took a little blue and just dabbed it down the middle, then I took two different purples and used one on each side and blended them together in the center, and blending the blue into them.  And then the most amazing thing happened... Well, I thought it was amazing, because as the card sat there while I was getting the butterfly stamp ready to go, the colors continued to blend into this beautiful watercolor.  And the more it sat, the more it transformed.  I LOVE THIS NEW TECHNIQUE!!!  Thanks JUGS for bringing this to my attention.

Then I stamped the butterfly stamp using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black. The stamp, which my good friend Tracy gave me...she's always on the look out for stamps for me when she sees a good deal.  It's another one of those..."can you make me some cards using this or that" LOL So guess what she's getting this week.

Needless to say, since this card turned out as well as it did, I'm entering it into the Just Us Girls Challenge -- YOU CAN SEE HERE BELOW THE CHALLENGE AND RULES.
Just Us Girls #132 - Technique Challenge
Hi everyone! Lisa here with this week's technique challenge. I found a fun one that I've been wanting to try and so I'm bringing it to you. It's from Stamp TV and it's called Sponging a Layer. You can watch the video from Gina K and Stamp TV here to learn the technique and then play along.

How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS132. After you post to Linky Tools you can also leave a comment here.

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, April 19th. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.

We can't wait to see your interpretation of this technique! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!
So if you have the time, I hope to see some of your 'new' sponge techniques.
Have a great day! Chao for now! --C


  1. So glad you tried this technique! It's a lovely card! The colors look so pretty! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  2. What a pretty card! I love the softness and blended colors from the sponging technique! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I am now a follower of your too! Have a wonderful day!

  3. So pretty! Great job using a new technique my friend!!! You are doing AWESOME!!! hugs

  4. fab technique Christine, your card turned out beautiful....I hope you win/won :)


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