Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sponged Circles


The MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #250 is "sponged circles only." Yikes! I've never done anything with sponged circles before, and I'm not so sure I met this challenge well, but a challenge just that, so here goes :)

I sponged circles with 5 different shades of blue inks, and used an Inkadinkado stamp set for the sentiment done in Midnight Muse ink. I punched 3 balloons from assorted snippets with a MS punch, embossed each one with a different ef, and lastly added assorted blue gemstones and color-coordinated twines for the tails. I mounted the panel on a piece of midnight muse cardstock and called this one done!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a great day!

Carol



16 comments:

Benzi said...

Love your sponged circles, Carol. I just looked at the tutorial for this week on SCS a bit ago and it was very much like this. Your card looks awesome. Great colors, too.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is a fantastic background! Good luck with the challenge!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Carol, this looks amazing! Really caught my eye on my blog feed! Would love to try this! I think the embossed balloons are the perfect touch!

jimlynn said...

Looks to me like you nailed the challenge. Love the sponged circles - really a neat background. Precious little balloons and that sentiment is SO pretty!
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Carol!! Always you surprise me, you have thousand and so fantastic ideas!!! Genial! Love so much your sponged background and the balloon are fabulous with embossing and gemstones! Great use of snippets, too!! Great work!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,lovely design and details.xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your sponged circles came out very nice--they feel like a cloudy sky!

Susan (rainy) said...

Carol! I think it looks awesome. What a cool looking background.

Vickie Y said...

Very pretty circles and card! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP SF&F Challenge.

Donna Hanley said...

I would think you've met the challenge with flying colors. This is a super nice birthday card. Love your circles as well as your balloons. Enjoy the evening.

Jean said...

I really like this card Carol, you did a great job with sponged circles, it's made a lovely backdrop for the balloons. I love that birthday greeting stamp too.
Jean x

Brenda said...

I would have been lost on this challenge Carol, but you did fabulous with it! I love your sponged circles! I love the balloons with the embossing on them. Well done!! Hugs, Brenda

Stampsnob. said...

This is very effective Beautiful job so glad you shared at MFP SFF .................Lis

Jessi Fogan said...

I've never tried this either but it looks amazing!!!

Jane said...

Adorable card!
Thanks for joining us this week at MFP/SFF.

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! Great job with the challenge!