Saturday, August 31, 2013

Simply Soft Sponging

Hi everyone.  Here's my Design Team card for today's challenge at Addicted to CAS.  Remember, this challenge is open for two weeks so there's lots of time to participate! :)

This challenge is being run by the very talented Harriet (Ally Cat Cards), and she chose this fabulous code word:

Prize:  $25 gift voucher
(please follow the rules to be eligible to win)

Stamps:  Simply Soft, Musical Notes Wheel (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Soft Suede, Staz-on Black, Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  blender pen, white gel pen, sponges, Big Shot, Square nestie (Spellbinders), adhesives, and dimensionals

I stamped the musical wheel twice in Soft Suede ink.  I stamped the flowers in Staz-on Black ink twice and then colored them in using the blender pen and inks (marker layering technique).  I sponged around the whole image, leaving it lighter in the center and darker on the edges.  Mounted the image onto my card front and printed out a second smaller card front with the sentiment and then cut out a window for the image to show through.

Here's a close-up:

I hope I have inspired you to join in our fun challenge ...  Addicted to CAS - Music. Come check out all the wonderful creations by the other Design Team members.


Stamps and Paper said...

Just love the colours of your card Loll super musical background and a pretty blossom stamp..using white for the stamens really makes your blossom 'pop'
Have a great weekend


shirley-bee said...

This is fabulous, Loll! I love the layered mounting, and the white gel pen touch.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful flowers with their white centers! The subtle music background really sets them off. Love how you've sponged darker around the edges!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So stunning! What a gorgeous color too - well done~

Brawny x said...

What a gorgeous card Loll. I just love the colour you've used. It's stunning.
Love Lea x

Canonbury creations said...

Lovely card Loll, pretty flowers with their white stamens and the delicate music background.
Val x

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you paired your stamps, and your sponging is just beautiful! Gorgeous card! I hope to play along :-)

Anonymous said...

Nice work Loll. Love the sponging.

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll...your card is just gorgeous. I LOVED how you did your sponging and kept the framing simple and all white. Really made your main image pop. TFS

Unknown said...

Lovely Soft and pretty card Loll, love the colors you used, wonderfully done!!
Enjoy your work so much.

MaryH said...

Lovely and so soft in the colors chosen. Love that music background against the posies. TFS

Unknown said...

This works so well Loll. Love the soft and gentle feel of it and the white stamens really make the flowers pop.

Karen x

sandie said...

the way you have sponged the pink lighter in the centre really looks great Loll, the soft subtle feel of the card is gorgeous x

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, love the colour you've used, and the fun sentiment :) Cathy x

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - this is so pretty! Love the colors and the very detailed image which still manages to look CAS - genius work! Hugz!


This is so pretty Loll - love the stamping and colouring. The music notes make a beautiful background, and the touches of white make the flowers "pop". Fabulous as always!
HUgs, Sylvia xx
PS - love your comment - so pleased I am not the only blogger who remembers the Troggs - you wild thing!! x

Anonymous said...

Hello Loll-Beautiful card-I love the rich colours and what a fabulous take on the theme.
So happy to have you as a follower on my little Blog-thank you for joining me :)
Nessa xx

Susan said...

This is absolutely fabulous, stunning, gorgeous - I love everything about it. I will be CASEing it for sure!

Mau xx said...

This is gorgeous Loll, Love your sponged colour and the Flowers are beautiful, just pop from the page.
Hugs Mau xx

Harriet Skelly said...

Loll this is absolutely gorgeous - love the sponging and the rich purples!