Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sponging & Stretch the Giraffe

Here is my card for this weeks High Hopes challenge. We had to use sponging on our card. I sponged the clouds. Now I admit it has been a while since I used this type of sponging on a card. First things first.I stamped and embossed the giraffe on watercolour paper. I then watercoloured him using the Lyra watercolour crayons.
My next thought to use my cloud/ grass sponging template that I have had forever. Well it was NOWHERE to be found!! So I had to improvise real fast and this is what I did. I cut out a medium scalloped circle from my nestabilites 'classic circles' and used that to create my clouds I moved it around to give a slightly uneven appearance, and the results were pretty good.
To finish off the card I embellished it with gold brads and scrappers floss, I then added the Prima flowers for the final touch.
In Australia the Lyra crayons and High Hopes Stamps can be purchased from Heavenscent Crafts
Until Next Time
Inking of you all


Anita said...

Cute card! Great job with the challenge.

Carol Southern said...

Fantastic job of sponging your clouds, they look real.
The whole card look terrific.

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Michelle, this is so precious and beautifully colored!!!! Great card!!!