One Layer Wednesday #131 (Green, White, Orange), Less is More #111 (Frame It)

Ardyth is the host at One Layer Wednesday this week, where there’s a colour theme … Green, White and Orange, the colours of the Irish flag, in honour of St Patrick’s Day.   Over at Less is More, there’s a ‘Frame It’ challenge, where there needs to be a frame of some sort on our designs … stamped, drawn, doodled, die cut, or whatever our imagination dictates!  Here’s  where my imagination took me …

OLW 131, LIM 111

Yep, the urge to experiment and try a little spongeing again came upon me.  I cut a framed flower using Cricut Lyrical Letters … it’s a reasonably simple one, so it could be used as a mask.  I taped the (very narrow) frame edges of it to the card and then …

  • Took out the stamens and sponged in butterscotch
  • Replaced the stamens, took out the four corners and sponged in green
  • Took off the mask, taped out just the frame and sponged the whole image with orange
  • Removed the tape, put the full mask back in place and sponged the card in green
  • Took off the mask, used a glue pen to highlight the stamens and added glitter

Voila … a one layer card with a frame.  After my last attempt at spongeing, I was prepared for this to take an age, but it didn’t … the most time consuming thing was clearing up inky fingers, sponges and ink mat afterwards!

Hope you’re having a Happy Sunday … thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments really do mean a lot!  Anita 🙂

13 thoughts on “One Layer Wednesday #131 (Green, White, Orange), Less is More #111 (Frame It)

  1. Ardyth

    So cool! I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone mask and unmask and colour a whole card before, but the effect is really beautiful! I’m so glad you played along with OLW this week, my friend!

  2. Geri G

    Wow – this has got to be the most labor intensive masked endeavor EVER! But well worth the time and inky fingers, because this is gorgeous. It looks like a beautiful water color picture! No doubt Leonardo da Vinci is nodding approvingly from the heavens above!

  3. Bev

    Pretty darn amazing, Anita. This is sooooo cool. Geri’s right, it does look like a water color painting. Really wonderful. Bev

  4. hannelie

    My sponged projects usually end up in one place… the dustbin!
    Yours on the other hand… looks great!!!

  5. kimheggins

    Anita, so much work for one amazing card! Wow is about all I can say, other than you have such an incredible talent, beautiful.


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