Monday, May 4, 2020

Double Trouble 56 - Sponging

Welcome to Double Trouble's Challenge!

The challenges are always divided into Things 1, 2 and 3. The details for this challenge are shown below. Please visit the Double Trouble Challenge Blog for more detailed information. 

We are partnering with the Joy of Sets Challenge this time - the grid for their challenge is shown below. I met this challenge by creating a diagonal line with the following elements: 
1) birthday 2) things that fly and 3) sponging
I chose to create a background by sponging over a stencil. I used two shades of pink to create that background. It was then cut into a banner shape using my Cricut machine. I stamped the butterfly and coloured it using shimmer brushes. The flowers were die cut and then I had to trace the exterior to create a background for each of them as the die is only the outline. The insides of the flowers were brushed with the Clear Shimmer Brush. A stitched oval was die cut and I stamped the birthday greeting on kraft paper and embossed it in white. The flower centres are white gems that were coloured to match the butterfly. 

Come and join us at Double Trouble and show us how you apply Things 1, 2 and 3. 
If your project meets the requirements for the Joy of Sets Challenge, as mine does, be sure to link up with their challenge as well.
We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise identified: 

Paper: Rustic Home Paper Pack, Make Waves Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Ballerina Cardstock, Pixie Cardstock, Raspberry Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: Create with Heart, Sunflower Sympathy
Inks: Intense Black, Pixie, Raspberry, Versamark
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cricut Collection, Artbooking Cricut Collection, Stencil Sheets, Sponges, Rose Garden Thinlets (SU), Sunflower Sympathy Thin Cuts, Stitched Ovals (GMD), White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Black and White Dots, Touch Marker (not CTMH), Raspberry Shimmer Brush, Lagoon Shimmer Brush, Black Shimmer Brush, Clear Shimmer Brush 



  1. Love the large banner and the sponging you did behind your pretty floral and butterfly...great colors and very pretty card.

  2. Alyson, I hadn't thought of using a stencil to sponge - your tag turned out great! Love the flowers and the cute butterfly! -Donna

  3. Such a pretty card - thanks for joining us again at Joy of Sets - it was a fun challenge combining the two.

  4. Love the sponged banner... and the color palette. Thanks for joining us at the #JOSTTT017 double challenge.

  5. Such a sweet and cheery card, thanks for playing along with our#JOSTTT017 challenge too

  6. So cute Alyson! I love the die cut flowers!

  7. Pretty selection of colors against the Kraft paper, Alyson! I love the way your sponging has a misty look.

  8. very fun card. thanks for joining us at JOSTTT.


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