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Old 12-12-2010, 06:52 PM   #1
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Default TLC 303 - Deck your cards with some Sponging.. (12/13/10)

Fala la la laaaa.

Hello, I'm your guest hostess today. So is everyone ready for Christmas? I'm not but my gift to you is an easy technique that surprisingly we haven't done before (at least not that we could find)... SPONGING! I love to sponge but in case you have never sponged, I have listed a few different ways you can sponge:

cut & tear sponges for different texture
use different amounts of pressure to get darker or lighter effects
use sponges either dry or slightly dampened with water
tapping, smudging, smearing & circular motions
flicking edges of cardstock
sponge around paper masks
sponge through paper doilies, lace or netting for a delicate Victorian look
sponge grass in several shades of green & applying different amounts of pressure
sponge around die cuts to create silhouette
make stencils using different craft punches - sponge through them.

So show us how you sponge your cards!


My Sample: Love Birds


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Old 12-12-2010, 07:00 PM   #2
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Oh, I am so excited to play.
Off to my den now.
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FOR ONCE I will get to play as I just finished a card that fits the bill!! Off to try and get a semi decent picture!!
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thanks Amber...I'll play in the morning =)
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I just finished this one for FS and it fits for this one too.

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Wow, Amber thanks for an easy one. This one took me less than 10 minutes and I think of all the cards I have stamped for Christmas, this is my favorite. Here it is:
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I am huge fan of sponging! Thanks for the challenge!
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Oh, boy. I sponge just about every card I make. I'll have to play tomorrow. Thanks, Amber.
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Thanks so much for taking it easy on us this week. I just finished my card for Teapot Tuesday and I sponged this so I'll take a really easy week and post for both challenges with the one card! Hard to tell I'm pushed for time. I really appreciate all of you that host these challenges for us throughout the year. It's a huge commitment and this busy time of year your effort is doubly appreciated. I'll be back tomorrow.
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Here's mine!! I'm so excited I got to play this week!!
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Here is the one I just finished and was made just for this challenge

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What a great challenge, Amber...I'll get out my sponges and play in the morning!!!
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Here is mine:

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Good one; thanks, Amber!

Christmas Ornaments

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Amber, thanks for the challenge, I remembered to try and combine them this morning - love sponging! Here's my Teal Thankyou
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I love sponging!
Here's mine, TFL!
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It is odd that we haven't done a sponging TLC challenge!
Well...we have now! LOL!
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Sponging....I do this all the time!

Here's today's submission.
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Here's another one!

TLC303, Speedy's Friends, Speedy the Cat loves birds! by markie's mom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I love the look of sponging. I didn't use a lot of it on this card, but you don't have to!

Oooo, that's pretty

Thanks for the fun and easy challenge Amber! Now to actually address and send some of these Christmas cards I've created! lol
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This did NOT go where I had planned it, but at least I finished!!

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I have trouble getting my sponging to look right so mine is subltle------
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SPONGING?!!!! Get outta here! Count me in! ...after I get home from the vet for our new foster puppies.
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Thanks Ambwer! Here's mine....

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Amber, thanks for this easy challenge! I still haven't mastered the art of using the brayer, so I use my sponges a lot! Here's my card.
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Thanks for a great challenge today. I only recently started having success with sponging and enjoy using it a lot. I really like your list of different ways to sponge. It will keep me from getting in a rut, doing the same old thing over and over.

I haven't had time to do challenges much lately. Lots going on during the Christmas season. Hopefully, most of it will be done after this week - except for getting together with my daughter on Christmas.
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Great challenge!

Here is mine: SPONGED FRENCH FOILAGE
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Thanks for the wonderful challenge, Amber!

Here is my card:Tranquil Forest (FG) by Francie G. - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Here's my entry CAS97 TLC303 Celebrate the Season by UKJem - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Thanks for the wonderful challenge, Amber...here is mine.

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Hope it was OK to deck a bag and not a card, 'cos that's what I need tonight .
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Thanks for this fun and easy challenge Amber! Here's my card.
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Thanks for one of my favorite things to do challenge. I love to sponge. Here's my card for today. So happy it's a snow day here in Cleveland, and that's the BEST way to celebrate my birthday! LOL
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Perfect timing...I just finished a card yesterday that was all about sponging. It's actually the first technique that I learned and is still, by far, my favorite! Thanks for the awesome challenge, Amber!

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Fab challenge. Hope you like my post card.
TLC303 sponged puzzle post card by Mrs Noofy - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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