Beautiful You, Masked and Sponged

Although a very time intensive way to design cards, masking and sponging is my favorite way to create cards for those needing a more personal touch.

This card was made for the birthday of a friend who lives outside Charleston, as it made me think of her and of being there. It was inspired by a card made by Laura Kimber at KimberKreations and you can find the link to her post here at http://kimberkreations-laura.blogspot.com/2017/01/beautiful-you-2.html.

I followed many of her directions for the masking and sponging and stamping. Then veered off course for a somewhat brighter and simple card. The main panel is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of whisper white, and was adhered to a 5″ x 6 1/2″ card base. The sponging was done with Marina Mist and Night of Navy ink, and all the stamping was done with Tuxedo black ink.

 

I filled in the stamped focal image of the girl using black SU marker and used grey marker on the skirt of the image to make it appear lighter, like moon shining through the fabric. White gel pen was used on the water and the botanicals in the forefront to create a sense of depth and light. Finally I added wink of stella to the moon and water, giving the subject the needed shimmer effect.

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