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.


  1. 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


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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Nice work Loll. Love the sponging.

  9. 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

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

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

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

    Karen x

  13. 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

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

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

  16. 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

  17. 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

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

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

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


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