A Bit More Sponging

Hello my friends.  I am back again to share with you more cards using sponging and masking techniques.
When I started this technique it was just to fill up some time but now I am loving it and anxious to move up to more complicated combinations, but until I master this I'll be happy with what I can do.

I am sharing a card that I created several times and simply changed the greeting.  This would make a great variety card set.  Perhaps I will end up making a set of these.


Here are the first three that I've completed.  The three greetings are "Thank You" "Hello There" and "Thinking of You."

To create the card I first made a template for the oval and then using dye inks I started to sponge the sky.  Next came the grass and on one I added a few rocks (thinking of you).  Once everything was sponged to my liking I removed the mask and stamped the tree and the greeting using archival ink.

I designed the inside as well but didn't take any photos.  I kept it really simple and added a faded image of the tree to the left panel.

I am entering the following "Anything Goes" challenges:

Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Creative Artiste - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - I for Ink it Up


As always 
Sending Hugs from Texas
~Lesia
Make Time to Make Stuff

17 comments:

Heather said...

Beautiful!! Those scenes you sponged are fabulous and are the perfect background for those images. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Maxine D said...

What beautiful cards Lesia, your sponging is fabulous and the tree so lovely with it's bare branches.
I was following you around the challenges, and kept wanting to see your blogpost :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love these - and I always am having to make up a set of cards for hostess gifts. These would be perfect.

Basslady said...

very atmospheric and beautiful!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lois Wyche said...

Beautiful cards...your sponging is awesome.

Angela Jones said...

Thanks for joining our Fun-Day Friday Challenge @ Jo’s Scrap Shack.

Debbie Ellis said...

Beautiful cards
thanks for joining our challenge over at
http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au/
Debbie Dt

Sheila H said...

You rocked this technique!

Kellie 0:) said...

Gorgeous cards. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Wheelie Crafty said...

Love the techniques you have used on your cards
Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...
Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner xxx
http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk

Creative Artiste Challenge Blog
creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Very beautiful! These cards are very beautiful and definitely would put a smile on anyone's face. I love the oval shape framing the focal point and sentiment and I love the colors. Thank you for playing along with us this week in our Funday Friday Anything Goes challenge!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Karen D. said...

gorgeous set of cards...

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

These are gorgeous. Love your CAS approach and scenes. Thanks for joining us this week at Jo's Scrap Shack. AJ DT JSS

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute cards, will have to look into this technique :) Thanks for playing along with us over at Jo's Scrap Shack-Funday Friday Challenges
Tina (DT)

Karen McCaughern said...

Beautiful Card, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge, Karen Dt

Sheila H said...

These are so pretty!

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Helen x

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