Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge: Sponging

"It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC17)! This week we are introducing our first Flourishes Guest Challenge Host Connie McCotter(cmc2stamp)! Thanks so much Connie for hosting this week!! Connie is challenging us to sponging. Sponge coloring, sponge distressing, sponge shading, and sponge stenciling to name a few are some of the hottest techniques in stamping. So, grab you ink pad and sponges and add a little sponging to your card. We would love to see what you create!"
Here is the rest of the team's creations:
Betty Wright
Cindy Haffner
Silke Ledlow
Flourishes Newsletter


My sponging on this card is subtle, but it really adds some depth to the card. I started by sponging ink on the inside of my houndstooth Cuttlebug folder and then ran the kraft cardstock through. Then I used a darker brown to sponge the edges and corners and random places on the embossing.
The image is another fantastic couple of images from diy Topiary. SO much fun! And I am getting so much Copic practice! :) The background was airbrushed (and yes, the cat is still grey and black :)).
Can't wait to see what your take on the challenge is!! thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps-Flourishes (diy Topiary, A Man's View)
Ink-Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Cardstock-Papertrey Ink (Kraft, Ripe Avocado, Stamper's Select White)
Twine-May Arts
Button-Papertrey Ink
Tools-Spellbinders Die Templates (Long Rectangles Small), Cuttlebug (Tiny Tags, Houndstooth Embossing Folder)
Copics-YG91, YG95, YG99, E55, E57, E59, W3, B00, O, ABS-1


BTW-With all the airbrushing I have been doing, of course my air can ran out. So, DH went to the hardware store and bought a few adaptors, so I could hook my system to the air compressor. For details on how you can do this read the Copic Website.
And I forgot to link the Flower Creations die yesterday...you can find it HERE.

13 comments:

Tracey said...

A fabulous card Kim! Perfect for Dad.

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Kimberly, this is fabulous!!!! I love the colors, textures, coloring, and embellishments!! Beautifully done!!!

Melissa Bickford said...

This is beautiful, Kim! I struggle with masculine cards but yours is just perfect! Love the textured background and your Copic coloring is amazing!! ((hugs))

Connie said...

So very pretty, Kimberly!! I love the softness the sponging adds...what a great card for a dad!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Kim this is awesome. I love the big button and the image againss the background just stands out!

zcdl said...

fabulous cards :)

Silke said...

Simply gorgeous card - Kimberly!!! Your coloring is fab!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Totally GORGEOUS, Kimberly!! Love Love LOVE your sponging on that main panel. The hemp/button treatment is GREAT too!

Diana said...

the mini tag is just perfect

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Awesome card, Kim! Your coloring, sponging and design is oh so perfect! I love the texture and the little tag, too!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Stunning card Kim!! I love how you colored the topiary!
--Becca

Amy Sheffer said...

How gorgeous!

Suz said...

I just love the stamp & colors