Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Just Because...

I've had a card in mind for a while, and today I spent time working on it.  Everything in the scene, except for the reeds, was sponged.  I hope it looks like a little swamp or bog with cattails by it at sunset.  I used Marina Mist and Pacific Point to create the water, and Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, and Pumpkin Pie for the sky.  The setting sun was sponged in Pumpkin Pie and then some Daffodil Delight over the top.  The land around the water was first sponged on with some Chocolate Chip ink, then covered over with Old Olive.  The reeds were then stamped over the image in Old Olive ink.  I used the slot punch and a scrap of card stock to sponge on the cattails (in Chocolate Chip).  I had planned for this card to be a standard 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch, but while sponging the far right cattail, I accidentally smeared some Chocolate Chip ink on my image, so it's now covered up with the scallop circle and sentiment.  The card now measures 5 1/4 by 5 1/4 inches as a result.  I made it for my DH as he's been so wonderful this summer while we've been on break from work.  He does a great job of making me feel loved and appreciated, and I wanted to make a special card for him to let him know I appreciate him, too!  Here's the card I made for him:

5 comments:

Heidi Baks said...

Lovely! Great sponging!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! You did a beautiful job sponging all the colors. I'm too chicken to try a scene like this. :)

Jen said...

Stunning card!!! The colors are just amazing!

Yapha said...

What an amazing scene you created! Spectacular!

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous!