Card Making Technique: Sponging 2
One of my favorite stamp sets from the new annual Stampin' Up! catalog is This Little Piggy found on page 48.
I used sponging to create the background.
I stamped the pigs in black ink and covered them with masks. (See my earlier post on masking.)
I started sponging the sun with yellow and then added some orange. (circular motions on a flat surface--see my earlier post Sponging 1.)
Next I sponged the sky and finished up with the ground.
The best way to get started with this type of technique is to practice blending different colors on a piece of scrap paper. (Remember the circular motion!) Start with a light color and then add the darker shades. It's fun to see the end result! I hope you will try this technique. Join me next time for Sponging 3.
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Stampin' Up! products used:
This Little Piggy #143922
daffodil delight #126944
pumpkin pie #126945
marina mist #126962
soft sky #131181
garden green #126973
pear pizzazz #131180
crumb cake #126975