Saturday, April 14, 2012

Just Us Girls: Technique Challenge - Sponge a Layer

Sponge a layer...huh?  What's that you ask?  Well, we have the tutorial just for you...and I have to say, it is one of my favorite techniques I have tried so far with the Just Us Girls team.  Thanks Lisa for an awesome technique for us to try.  Since I made the card for the challenge, I also tried it here and here (if you'd like to take a peak for more inspiration!)  This week's challenge also gave me a new resource on the Gina K site.  There are all kinds of fun tutorials over there.  I kept my sponge layer very simple. I masked off the top and bottom portion of the card with large post-it notes and inked it up with my Ranger Distress ink.  Love the various shades of blue it creates...and am very happy with the sweet little baby card! I'd love to see what you create. It would also be fun to try with different shades of ink.
Please stop by and check out the gorgeous creations from the other design team members!

20 comments:

  1. Wonderful masking, Lynn! Love the blue, white and black combo and that fabulous star! :)

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  2. Love the masking and sponge layer! You nailed this technique. A lovely baby boy card!

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  3. Your sponged layer is fantastic Lynn - the perfect amount of colour for this sweet card :)

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  4. Super sweet, Lynn! I love that soft blue with the black accents.

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  5. So glad you liked this technique, Lynn! I thought it was cool when I first saw Gina doing it on her video. Your card is so pretty! Love the color of your sponging and the star with the tail behind is the perfect embellishment! So pretty!

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  6. very cool!! you made sponging look modern and fresh!! love it!

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  7. Thanks for sharing another great idea, Lynn! What a sweet card!

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  8. What a great challenge... I've done this technique before, but should try my hand at it again...

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  9. Gorgeous creation with the technique! I like the trail from your star!

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  10. Love the varying shades of blue too! This sweet card would be easy to recreate in any colour! Just put my stars set into a case and thought of you :) My lovely "Lynn" card is on my display shelf still making me smile :)

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  11. So stinkin CUTE! I love the swirly trails over your pretty blue!

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  12. Lynn this is really pretty! I love the blue star!

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  13. Oh now this looks cool. Your CAS fabulous card makes me even think I can try this technique!

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  14. Wow, if I hadn't read it, I never would've guessed that strip was sponged. It looks fantastic and I love the trails for your star!

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  15. That blue is so serene, and your sponging is perfect! It looks like a heavenly scene.

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  16. A super sweet baby card, Lynn, and your masking is so perfect!

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  17. LOVE this card. Simply beautiful.

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  18. Gorgeous, just look at that stunning blue! Love how that technique turned out for you.

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  19. Just fantastic Lynn, I love the sentiment too :0)
    Is sponging the new misting though???
    Surely there's room for them both :0)
    Jenny x

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  20. This IS a really beautiful technique, Lynn, and as ALWAYS, you showcased it SO expertly, I'm all ready to get busy AGAIN! Kind of addiciting, actually! FANTASTIC inspo, dear crafty babe! Yipeeee!

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