Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sponged Sunset


Hi everyone.  Back with a different style of card today.  Haven't done a sponged (or brayered) scene for a long time. :)  Love the bright and vibrant colours of these Distress Inks and they blend so beautifully.

I started by masking off a small circle for my sun.  Then I sponged the sunset colours starting with the lightest shade (yellow --- which eventually was covered with brown), medium orange and then bright orange.  I removed the mask for the sun and sponged more yellow over top.  Then I ripped two pieces of scrap paper and used them for my mountain ranges.  I sponged over the bottom of the panel with medium brown and then added the second mask and just sponged the very bottom with dark brown.  I stamped the tree silhouette and sentiment in black and mounted the panel onto my card front.  Fun and easy card to make! :)

The challenge at Happy Little Stampers for March is Sponging.  Click on the link and check out the challenge, DT cards and the wonderful entries we'have had so far.  And then grab your sponges and play along.  :)



And this is also for the Happy Little Stampers March Sketch Challenge ...



I'm going to enter this into the CAS-ology - Tropical challenge as I think these sunset colours are definitely tropical.








Stamps:  Vignette: Silhouette Trees (STAMPlorations); Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  sponges, post-it note for mask, circle punch, torn scrap paper for mountain range masks

Challenges:
HLS March CAS Challenge - Sponging
HLS March Sketch Challenge
CAS-ology #137 - Tropical

34 comments:

Deepti said...

This is the prettiest sunset, such warm colors and such an amazing inking :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful and stunning sunset Loll! Definitely tropical!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful scene, Loll! It's a work of art!

Carol said...

This is a stunning scene Loll, love it. Carol x

Pam said...

Beutiful blending with those Distress Inks! Love the pretty scene you created.

Susan said...

Wonderful sponged scene - perfect for your HLS scene!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

OMG Loll! What an incredible jaw dropper!! Fantastic job on the sponging! Hazel xx

Rahmat said...

What an incredible sponging Loll, your blending is awesome! love the scene you have created.

Bobby said...

The background is lovely and I love the idea of torn paper for the hills.

MaryH said...

One Word: Magnificent. Hope I can find time to play in this challenge. I need to work on my sponging technique! TFS & Hugs

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Stunning Mountain Sunset Loll. Love your orange glowing sunset with your yellow moon. Your torn masking scrap paper made the most realistic mountain tops especially with your brown tones for your sponged colors. Your card is something very Special my friend. TFS

Lee-Anne said...

Love the sponging and masking you've done...what a beautiful and totally realistic look to this scene, Loll! Fabulous color choices too!

Shylaa Shree said...

warm and pleasant card dear

Becky said...

Beautiful CAS card. Such warm colors.

Hannelie said...

Masterfully done Lol... this is so beautiful !

sandie said...

What a serene scene, just beautifully done. I love that header...sparkle, sparkle!!

Jacquie said...

Morning Loll,

WOW! Stunning, I love sunsets and you have captured this perfectly with your blending of colours, such a beautiful piece of Art, one that should be in a frame and hung up its so beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Karen B said...

Absolutely gorgeous Loll. Great effect with the sponging and love that your sponged piece is surrounded by a sea of white which really makes it pop.

Hugs.

Karen x

Karen B said...

Absolutely gorgeous Loll. Great effect with the sponging and love that your sponged piece is surrounded by a sea of white which really makes it pop.

Hugs.

Karen x

shirley-bee said...

Definitely tropical! Love it!

Hazel Hodgkins said...

A very tropical sunset indeed! Beautiful sponging Loll! You are masterful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CASology this week!!

Viv said...

You make such fabulous cards Loll, loving this masterpiece too ;) Viv xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy snickerdoodles Loll!!! This is absolutely the most amazing scene ever!! IT LOOKS REAL! Your shading and blending is beyond gorgeous, it's perfect! I honestly thought it was a photograph when I first looked at it! I bow to the master of all that is ink! Big crafty hugs :)

Gibmiss said...

Hello lol
Fabulous card... Love all those colours....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Gail Townsend said...

Gorgeous, I love the sunset, very tropical colours. Gail xx

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely gorgeous Loll.

Kylie said...

Wow wow wow. You need to do these scenes more often. Absolutely incredible, my friend xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Swoon - such deep, rich colors!

Maura R said...

Fabulous job on the inking, Loll! I love doing these types of cards myself, but I find that even though IRL it looks lovely, when I upload it the ink always looks a bit more splotchy than IRL. Yours doesn't look splotchy at all! If you have any insight into how you get it so smooth I would love to know (as would other readers, too, I'm sure)! Great card!!

cm said...

Work of Art, Loll! Your blending is so beautiful...can you please do a sponging tutorial (echoing Maura), so I can see your magic in action? My blending is blotchy..and splotchy!
Hugs~c

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous sunset, Loll! The colors are so rich and warm, and definitely remind me of a tropical place! You really did an amazing job sponging your inks...WOW!
I'm with Maura and Carol...could you please do a video for us?

Anita in France said...

Wow ... jaw droppingly gorgeous, Loll ... rich and yummy and sooo tropical! Anita :)

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous sunset, Loll! Really really stunning! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Linda said...

Another stunner Loll .... what a beautiful sunset! xx