Tuesday, August 14, 2012

ODBDSLC119 - Sponging

Hi Everyone...Welcome to my blog world....the new challenge for the coming week is......

to use sponging on your creation.

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for thprize must be submitted by Sunday, August 19th at 8 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. 

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them. As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing three or more of our participants  for the  Shining the Light Award . In order to qualify for this award or join the challenge, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, August 19th at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC119.  When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

 This is my take on the challenge:

I created the BG by sponging on a piece of white CS...

Take a piece a little bigger than the card size, and crumple it all up, lay it flat and smooth down just a bit...and then I sponged Ranger Distress Inks with my sponge brush...and kinda swirl the ink around...I used 3 different colours, 2 in the pinks and one Purple.

Then I ironed it flat between 2 pieces of paper........and it comes out like a marble effect...never 2 pieces alike...

After doing that I then finished the rest of the card by adding the verse...(which I kept small so as not to block the sponging) and the rest of the bling.


 Its alot of fun...and you can do any colour combination.

ODBD Stamp Set Used:  Sentiments Collection
Paper: Concord grape, Lilac, and my Sponged DSP
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink in Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concord, & Versamark, 
Accessories: Sponge Brush, White EP, Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Cherry Lynn Flourish Leaf Die, MS Butterfly Punch, Prima flower, Purple fuzzy ribbon, Pearls, Foam Tape, Liquid Glue, & Love

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my CT sisters:
                                 Guest Designer: Linda Lucas

Thanks for stopping by!! We hope you will join us for this week's challenge.  We can't wait to see your creation!!

Blessings & Hugs



Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How beautiful Jan!! You did an awesome sponging on the background Jan!! The white embossing of the sentiment is perfect!! Great use of dies and punches.

Kathy said...

Beautiful card Jan! What a gorgeous background you created! It almost look shiny like metal! I'll have to try this technique now! Blessings! Kathy

wendy2512 said...

I havent tried this technique yet...will have to give it a shot. You did a super job on it here. I am seeing purple?...not blues...(tee-hee). Very pretty with the white embossing too...great job ma-ma...and I am lovin the purple too...then again pink is mynext fav. color and mix that in with blue...:0)...HUGS

Rosemary said...

wow... that background you created is just stunning, jan! another gorgeous card!! hugs!

Jan Marie said...

WOW! Jan, that background is stellar!! What an impactful card, so rich, so luxurious, so GORGEOUS!! lovely combination of textures and colors!! A royal beauty!

Saints Rule! said...

Beautiful Jan! Love that background! So sorry it has taken a bit to comment! Know I miss chatting with ya!


Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh my Jan!!! The purple gorgeous beauty is breath-taking!!! I love it!

Leanne ... said...

I love what you did to the background and sponging. Love your card.