Hello there! We have a new challenge starting today at JUST US GIRLS! Vicki is your hostess for Trend Week, and she wants to see your SPONGING skills! If you love to play with inks, or haven't tried this yet, you'll have tons of fun! Here's my take on the challenge:
You can create the most amazing skies using your inks and silhouette stamps! My background is made up using four Distress Inks. First I lightly sponged Squeezed Lemonade where I wanted the 'sun' to be. Using a circle mask that I die cut from masking paper, I put that over the lightly sponged area, then continued around it, Next was Spiced Marmalade, then Abandoned Coral, and finally Fired Brick. I went over them a few times to blend them in better and darker. Using my MISTI, (Best invention ever, IMHO!), I stamped the tree line at least 6 times to get a really dark, saturated image. (Note to self: re-ink your black ink pad. LOL!) I found a bird in flight stamp and added that, then stamped the sentiment.
So, ready to get inky? Of course you are! We'd love to see your take on our sponging challenge at Just Us Girls! For more inspiration, please do yourself a favor by visiting the blogs of my teammies, and our Guest Designer, Carol Mayne, and leave them some bloggy love!
Just a reminder, if you are picked as Chic of the Week for any of our July challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of September! Have fun and thanks for visiting!
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous - Tree Line; Paper Smooches - Get Outta Town (bird); MFT - More Essential Sentiments; Stampendous - Birthday Wish
Ink: Ranger DI - Fired Brick, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ranger - blending tools; MISTI; GC; SB - Sm Std Circle Nesties; Inkadinkado - masking paper
Adhesive; Scotch - foam tape; SA by 3L - tape runner