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:

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

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  2. Beautiful and stunning sunset Loll! Definitely tropical!

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

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

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

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  6. Wonderful sponged scene - perfect for your HLS scene!

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

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

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

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

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  11. 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

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

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  13. Beautiful CAS card. Such warm colors.

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  14. Masterfully done Lol... this is so beautiful !

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

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  16. 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/

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  17. 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

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  18. 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

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

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

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  21. 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 :)

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

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

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

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  25. 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!!

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  26. 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

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  27. 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?

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

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

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

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