Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fun with Sponges

Boy this week has been busy, tonight is the first night I have been home this week.
This weekend our Church is holding a ladies camp and I'm on the planning team so I have been flat tack getting ready. I'm preparing a Mini Album for anyone who would like to make it on Saturday Afternoon. I haven't photographed it yet, I will show it to you next week.
I have made 2 large thank you cards, one for the speaker Liz who is coming from Baclutha for the weekend and the other is for Steve (from our Church) who has felt lead by the lord to bless us ladies with a very special dinner on Saturday. My Mother is coming from Christchurch for the weekend to cook for us, she is going to be very blessed as she has got Saturday dinner off. Sue is making her card.
Here is the first card I made.
I have been inspired by Michelle Zindorf works of art, her blog is amazing. She does the most stunning Braying and sponging work, and she has over 300 tutorials. The above card is a case of her card, here is the tutorial for it.
In her tutorial she is using a brayer, but that is still on my wish list. So I have sponged it instead. I am very pleased with the end result.
 Supplies List
Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs and Vintage Vogue.
 Card Stock: Not Quite Navy and So Saffron.
Inks: Old Olive, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and VersaMark.
Extra: So Saffron Ribbon, Clearing Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool and Clear Rhinestone Brads.

The second card is cased from Michelle also, I have also used sponges instead of a brayer. Here is the tutorial for this card.

I'm very pleased with both cards, I have lined them with 2 pages of computer page so there is plenty of room for everyone to leave a message.
Supplies List:
Stamp Sets: Organic Grace (level 1 hostess) and Heartfelt Thanks.
Card Stock:   Pacific Point and Baja Breeze.
Inks: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Old Olive and Basic Black.
Extras: Silver Brads from HodgePodge Hardware Set.

I'm not sure if I will get time to post anything tomorrow, so if I don't have a great weekend everyone.

1 comment:

  1. Helen, you have done a lovely sponging job on these two projects! This is my favourite technique. Perhaps you should should consider teaching it too!!