Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Sponged Simple Garden...


I'm a bit late posting my ColourQ card tonight - busy day with work and a Stampin' Up party tonight (thanks for hosting Lyn!). Here are this week's colours...

So pretty!! Well I had to make substitutions for Peach Parfait and Apricot Appeal so I used Crisp Cantaloupe and So Saffron. I was inspired by the two-tone leaves on the box in the inspiration pic so I played around with creating a similar look on my card...

I achieved the shaded look by inking the stamp up with the lighter colour, then sponging the darker colour on the edges directly onto the stamp. The flower at the bottom (from Simple Stems) was inked with So Saffron the sponged with Crisp Cantaloupe and a touch of Pumpkin Pie.

I played along with the Friday Mashup challenge this week...

As well as using the sketch, the second part of the challenge was to use spritzing or splattering so I used Gorgeous Grunge to stamp the centre oval as well as the background paper with Gold Encore ink.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Secret Garden, Simple Stems, Happy Watercolour
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Summer Starfruit, Always Artichoke, Gold Encore
Paper: Sweet Sorbet dsp, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Naturals White
Accessories: pearls
Tools: Ovals framelits, Labels framelits, Secret Garden framelits, square lattice embossing folder

Make sure you check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the Royal Court this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x


  1. Beautiful card! Those flowers are just stunning and the touch of gold splatter is a perfect touch! Terrific job mashing up the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  2. Amy, your card is very beautiful! I love the coloring you created by sponging on your stamp. I have never heard of that technique before but now I must try it! I love that you mashed up the challenge and the added pearl in the corners of your card are just darling!

    Thank you for playing along with us over at The Friday Mashup!

  3. Beautiful card, Amy! I love the sponging you did on your stamps after inking them up. I've done it a few times myself and always love how it turns out. :) Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  4. Waving hi, Amy! What beautiful little details with the pearls. Love the little curl backs on the paper. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.