Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Sponged background technique
Another Christmas card for you today - this is for another Birthday challenge over at Flourishes. The challenge was to use the technique of sponging the background.
Check out the challenges here - www.flourishes.org/blog/
In the sample card she left it as it was but I couldn't resist adding a few touches of coloring here and there. And since I had some Flourishes Christmas sets out anyhow - I decided to do another Christmas card!!!
I sponged with distress inks - lilac and concord grape, broken china blue and memento teal- then I went with my copics and colored in the holly and berries, the trees and horse and sleigh and added darker blue accents to the fancy scroll work surrounding the picture.
As I was looking through my stash of Christmas paper from last year I was disappointed to find out I almost had no blue left - but I did find a few stray pieces to fit this card.
I accented with silver metallic pen, white gel pen and silver corner stickers.
All for today - errands and work tonight in store for me....