One Layer Wednesday #121 – Snowy Day

Susan is hosting One Layer Wednesday this week over at Simplicity  … the challenge is ‘what do you do on a snowy day?’.  Susan was inspired to come up with the idea by some amazing confections at Cake Wrecks (not outrageous ones but beautiful ones here) … we can use the cakes as inspiration or come up with our own idea.  If, by some remote chance you haven’t already been on a visit to Simplicity … go … it’s chock full of wonderfully inspiring cards and all kinds of fantastic hints and tips.  Also, if you feel like a full blown uncontrolable laughing fit (which is what I had … with tears!) pop in to Cake Wrecks too!

I came up with two cards (the second is in the next post) … this one is inspired by this stunning tiered snowflake cake:


I haven’t done very much sponging before … maybe once … but I love the look and so admire those talented people who can create whole scenes with masking and ink.  So, given my novice status with this technique, I kept it simple … masked a strip and sponged it, added the snowflake/star squares, then enlarged the strip and sponged it … twice more, and wiped the residual ink off the images afterwards.  The sentiment was stamped with the same colour ink as the sponging … kept deliberately simple so it can be used for any number of occasions!

Hope you’ve had/are having a marvellous Monday … thanks so much for coming by and especially so if you’ve had chance to leave a comment below … Anita 🙂

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Crafter’s Companion,  Ink: Marvy le Plume,  Images: Papermania,  Sentiment: Kaiser

2 thoughts on “One Layer Wednesday #121 – Snowy Day

  1. Geri Greening

    Holy Kamoly girl! This is an amazing job for your first attempt at sponging! Seriously, when I first glanced at the card, Ardyth instantly came to mind because of the flawless sponging! You have done a really, really great job! Love the pretty shades of blue. Great interpretation of the photo. Perfectly placed sentiment in a nice subtle color so as not to compete with the star-flakes! Really not sure either if they are stars or snowflakes. 🙂 Geri

    Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 21:28:18 +0000 To:


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