Thursday, September 20, 2012

Autumn Sunset

Where has this week gone??!!  It's been a busy week, so not as much time in the studio as usual.   It's already Thursday and there's lots of challenges that I haven't had a chance to enter.  But, I did manage to find a little time this morning and made a one-layer card for this week's OLW Challenge (#106 - Sponging).  This week's challenge is hosted by the very talented Heather Telford ... I love her cards and have spent many a happy hour gazing through her gallery.

For today's card, I sponged a sunset using the colors of Autumn.  I cut out a mask from the Nestabilities Labels Two, sponged on four colors of ink, removed the mask, and added a simple branch and sentiment.  Fun and easy card to make ... except for the fact that when I was finished, I smudged some dark brown ink on the front of the card .... acckkkk!!  I need to remember to wash my hands as soon as I'm finished sponging!!  Lesson learned (you'd think!) ... but I did it again with my second version.  There's a tiny smudge on the right hand side and I've decided I can live with it. :)  Hope you like.

"Autumn Sunset"

Stamps:  Delicate Branches (Inkadinkado); Season of friendship (SU!)
Paper:  White
Ink:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Sponges, Labels Two Nestability (Spellbinders), Stamp-a-ma-jig


shirley-bee said...

I love how you've achieved that autumn sunset, Loll! Perfect sponging, Heather will be proud of you! And that's a great sentiment to go with the image.

Brenda said...

This is spectacular. Love your background and the serene feeling the card offers.

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Loli...gorgeous colours


Carole said...

Always delighted with your fabulous creations.

Darnell said...

Smackarooney, Loll! This is stunning!

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Bonnie said...

Oh, so pretty, Loll, and I don't see a smudge!

Karen M said...

This card is gorgeous - I love these colours x x

Heather T said...

This is so beautiful. The colours, the irregular shaped mask and the curve of the branch all combine to make it stunning.