Friday, January 29, 2021

More playing with Eileen's Sponging Techniques

Hi everyone.  Sharing another card from our last Zoom call (I have another three that I will share over the next week or so).  This one uses a technique from Eileen Godwin that I've used before.  I started by sponging lightly against a straight edge.  I moved the straight edge in several directions and used three different colours of distress ink (Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry).  The sponging was done with blender brushes which gives a very soft blend.  Then I placed a sweet daisy stencil (PM008 PA Mini Mask from Paper Artsy - gift from a lovely friend), overtop and used the same three colours to sponge over top.

Finished the card by stamping a silhouette image of leaves (Soulful Silhouettes from Penny Black) and hello (Many Everyday Messages - Hero Arts) sentiment.  I love the layering that Eileen does in her work, and I'm enjoying trying it for myself more and more.

Close-up ...
I'm playing along with Penny Black Saturday Challenge where Anything Goes.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this card.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps:  Soulful Silhouettes (Penny Black);  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories:   Stencil scraper (straight edge); blender bruses, Paper Artsy Mini Stencil, sponges

27 comments:

HilaryJane said...

The end result is really very pretty, so clever xx

Pat said...

The three colours look very pretty together Loll and love the lines and flower stencilling and the strong look of the black silhouette leaves and sentiment over the top. A super card! x

Viv said...

Another very pretty card Loll. x

Nstiz said...

This is just gorgeous! It's your colors that make this one pop. This is my latest go-to technique too. What an outstanding job you did on this- so bright and cheerful!

Colleen said...

It is a lovely technique Loll and it looks like you are mastering it! I like the softness it brings to the background!

Bonnie said...

A gorgeous mix of colors and design in this background, Lolly! The perfect silhouette for this background too!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Loll! Your soft sponging is so pretty and I love the silhouette of leaves...so striking! xx

nancy littrell said...

Love your sponged straight edge background, color choices and sweet stenciled daisies. Beautiful background for your stamped PB silhouette image. Your stamped hello was the perfect final touch. I was just thinking today about using this technique again:-) TFS and always inspiring me, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Susan said...

Beautiful - the sponging and stencilling really layered up well, and provided a wonderful background for the silhouette. I must do this technique again as I like it so much.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous layers of stencils, Loll! The black leaf silhouette and the sentiment beautifully pop against the soft background. Sounds like your zoom call crafting session was fun and productive!
Hideko xx

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous layering Loll, pretty colours and Love the stencilling on the background. The silhouette stamping really does pop against it. Striking and wonderful card Loll x.

kiwimeskreations said...

What an exquisite result Loll - loving this combination of colours and the pretty stencil too
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

My Paper Epiphany said...

I'm loving all your stylistic cards Loll! This is a stunner! I'll have to try this:) Thanks so much for joining us at PBSC.

Ros Crawford said...

I'm sighing looking at this... It's so beautiful!!

Daffodil Cards said...

SO Beautiful Loll, I love playing with this technique of Eileen's.
Faith x

Trina P. said...

Another gorgeous card with this lovely technique that I have yet to try! The colours and stencilling are beautiful. The black silhouette is the perfect contrast.

Jo said...

This is a ray of sunshine, I love all those stencilled shade of colours, it fits perfectly with the AAA Cards silhouette challenge ;)
Happy New Dear Loll, wishing the best for this awkward year ahead. Maybe they'll let us out sooner than later. Miss you dearly, take care xx

Jo said...

I love softness of the stencil blending bright colours. The hard edge gives the impression of a piece of vellum. The silhouette image is the theme over at AAA cards.
Happy New Year dear friend, I've been busy yet staying well in this second awkward year. Wishing you the best for you and the family. Jessy is certainly an asset filled with love. xx

Heather said...

So eyecatching, I love the way there is soft prettiness behind and bold prettiness in front.

Brenda said...

Wow, love how beautiful this card is Loll! This technique you ladies did on your zoom call is just stunning. I love the colors you used, so bright and cheery, like the sun is shinning down. The leaf silhouette stamped on top is perfect. Love, love, love this card! Hugs, Brenda

Leslie Miller said...

I've seen this type of sponging from years back and now more recently. I really need to get more technique-y because this is so beautiful. Of course, you're very good with colors and clean cards, too. Love the crisp silhouette stamp on the pretty background.

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty Loll, love the colours they make the black silhouette really pop XX

Darnell said...

You executed all three steps of this fun technique so perfectly, Lolly! I love your choice of color, stencil, and silhouette for this cheery Hello design! I hope you have a great Sunday! Love, Dolly

Brenda in IN said...

Stunning, Loll. I love this and can't wait to see your other cards. It is one of my favorite techniques and I was lucky to have a lot of Lavinia stamps to play with when we did this.

Ina G said...

Love love love this one Loll. Beautiful simple but stunning layout. Super choice of colours too.

BożenA said...

I have no idea how you manage to create such beautiful backgrounds. It motivates me to try again and again to achieve the results you achieve. Sometimes I laugh at myself when I look at my results. And that's another positive from following your blog, hahaha. Beautiful background, beautiful colors and great contrast.
xx

Eileen said...

Thank you for all the lovely comments about my work ... and thank you for sharing your fabulous Artwork ..
Eileen xxxx