Friday, 20 April 2018

Ink it! Stamp it! | Sponge Brayer Backgrounds

Hello and welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop, this month we are going to share a technique with you. After a lot of contemplating, I decided a background technique using Sponge Brayers, here's the finished card:

I adore the ombre effect you can achieve using the sponge brayers, a tip I would give is "less is more", slowly build your colour, you can't remove the ink once it's on your card, but you can always add more!

The other reason it took me so long to decide on my project was that I was pondering over which retiring products to use - several of the items on this card will be retiring on May 31st. I used Shimmery White Cardstock for the background, it looks gorgeous in real life, try as I did, I just couldn't get a good photo of the shimmer.

My colour combination is Island Indigo, Soft Sky and Sweet Sugarplum - all retiring colours, likewise the Butterflies Thinlets and the sentiment from Watercolor Wings - I so do adore this set, and the Metallic Foil Doilies and Glitter Enamel Dots. Whilst sad to see items go, I am super exited at what is to come, and I'm sure you will be too! 

I made a tutorial of creating this background, the only limit to this technique is your colour combinations!

Check out the other techniques the team has on offer, I'm sure I will be adding some to my "to do" list

I've used some supplies that have been announced on the list to retire, so if you need more Glitter Enamel Dots, Butterflies Thinlets, Watercolor Wings stampset or anything Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky or Island Indigo now is the time - only available while stocks last or til 31st May.

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  1. Soft and so very pretty, love the effect from the brayer xxx

  2. Ohh this is so Sue!! Very pretty ombré'ing!

  3. How lovely! And love how the colours "ombre" into each other!

  4. Beautiful Sue....gotta love a bit of ombre

  5. Very pretty Sue. Love your colour combo. I only recently purchased some sponge brayers so I'll have to give this a go.


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