Less is more challenge #2

Well here we are week two of the Less is More challenge blog. Congratulations to Chrissie and Mandi for the success of their new venture.
Week 2 :- the theme is a one layer card using a tree or flower. Sounds simple enough I thought to myself.....so why did I feel so nervous as my stamp hovered over the card??
I decided to use the sponging technique Chrissie demonstrated. I have never tried this before. I found it really hard to get a nice even result...although in the end I decided that I quite liked the mottled effect I ended up with....don't know if that is right really...but hey there you go! The sentiment was generated on computer, and the stamp is an old Rubbadubbado stamp that has been lying in my drawer for forever..so it is about time it was used for something. Hope you like!


19 comments

  1. Well done you!
    I think that the evenness or otherwise of sponging is dependent on several things... the absorbency of the cardstock, the texture of the ink, the sort of applicator you use...etc etc. I could go on, but no one method and no one look is right. It's purely personal taste. I think the effect on this card is great! I like the mottled effect too.
    You are a star for coming back again and breaking a few boundaries!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Hi
    Fab card ...love it ...
    Hugs
    sylvie
    ...xxxx

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  3. I like the mottled effect too! x

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  4. Beautiful card. Glad you found that stamp, such a shame to leave it in a drawer, it`s gorgeous.
    Lynne xxx

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  5. This is gorgeous. I think the sponging is just perfect. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

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  6. Really pretty with the sponged background.

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  7. Gorgeous card, your sponging looks fab!
    Kaz xx

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  8. Very subtle...but I love it! The sponging looks great to me!

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  9. This is lovely - the flower stamp is so pretty, and the sponging gives a lovely soft effect. So pretty!

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  10. Your effect is very effective, looks pretty
    I tend to use hammer effect card and sponging never looks smooth, but that's the charm of card making!
    Great card fo our challenge
    Thank you
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  11. Fab card. The flower looks amazing with the inked background.
    Sharon xx

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  12. Lovely card ~ one of my favourite flowers too! xx

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  13. Fabulous card! I love that stamp and the mottled background looks great. I use very smooth copier card to sponge onto

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  14. Beautiful card I love the stamp and your background is very effective

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