Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sponge Sponge Sponge

I was surfing around in blogland the other day when I came upon a woman who does most of her cards either with sponges or a brayer.  I've been on a bit of a brayer kick lately, so I thought I'd pull out my sponges and try that technique as well.

The only thing that I don't like about using the brayer is that unseemly line that you can get sometimes.  You know the one.  And once it's there, there's no going back.  With sponges, however, you are much less likely to have such an issue.

I used Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant for this one, but then went back in and added a bit of Perfect Plum for warmth.  It's still quite cool, so I'm thinking I might try again today with a little hint of one of the pinks in there somewhere.

Ugh.  You know when you make a beautiful card only to wreck it with your inky fingers?  Yep.  After I made the first version of this card (which, of course, I liked more) I picked it up with my apparently inky finger and left a little black smudge on the top left.  ARGH!!!  Then, I made this one and the image didn't come out very clear so I grabbed my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the image to stamp again, but it was smaller than the area that the handle covered and it left a shadow impression.  ARGH!  So as a last resort I look my marker and filled in the spots that we're coloured evenly.  Alas, the result is not perfect.  You can see (in person) where I had to colour it.  GGRRR!!!  Whatever.  I'll send it to my 84 year old aunt.  She'll be delighted to received it and won't notice.

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