Friday, June 3, 2011
Looks Like Chalk
I can't seem to get enough sponging techniques lately. For this card it looks as though I have used Stampin' Pastels/chalks or chalk inks but I have not. I started with White Craft Ink which I applied directly to my Crumb Cake cardstock piece. I then sponged Marina Mist Classic ink to create the water and then I added a little bit of Baja Breeze to darken the sky. The entire piece has a light touch of Soft Suede sponged to the edges.
The order to the process is important to get white sails and no water cutting through the sails. First sponge the white, second stamp the boat, third mask the sails, and then fourth finish all the water and sky sponging. After sponging remove the mask and add a few strokes of White Gel Pen to emphasize the sails. For the Vanilla Seam Binding I first got it damp and then rolled it between my fingers for the twisted look.
Create With Connie and Mary. I had to make my focal panel larger than their layout due to the size of the stamp image. Pop over to Create with Connie and Mary and check out more cards using this layout.
Happy craftin, Elizabeth