Today's Featured Rubber Artist was the LSC queen, jen70. She has a completely different stamping style from me, so it was fun to go through her gallery and choose a card. This is the one I decided to CASE, and here is my version.
I used the flower sprig from the Garden Silhouttes set, and inked it up with my markers - certainly celery, ballet and banana. I stamped it on the shimmery white and then sponged around in banana. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to place the sentiment (Warmest Regards), which I stamped in ballet. I then added the hodge podge swirl clip, ribbon and brads in aged copper.
I tore my banana layer and sponged on the eges in ballet, then matted it on the DP and then the ballet CS. I added my image panel with dimensionls and then used the mat pack to get the placement for the aged copper brads on the bottom. An added bonus, I have the sponging tutorial for you today...
OK - the first question I get after they ask how I do my sponging, is what kind of sponge I use, "it looks so soft". I do not like the big holes in the SU sponges, personal preference, they seem to not work as smoothly. I just use a household sponge (8 for $1 and the dollar store), and cut it into smaller pieces. If you click on the picture, you can see a more detailed picture. They do not last as long, but hey - they are cheap!
Now, to the sponging. As you can see from my picture, there is more ink on the scrap paper than the CS. I ink up my sponge, and then STARTING OFF THE CS, I sponge inwards on the edge in a circular motion. This way, it starts off soft and you can always add more ink later, if you like. Just a note - this will take a bit of practice.
Yep, that's it. Now just practice, and you will have softer edges, too. Have fun, and happy sponging!!