Sponged Sky Tutorial

As promised, I am back with a tutorial for the Sponged Sky Background. I hope you enjoy it. Please let me know if you have any questions! Please share if you give it a try!!!

Supplies Needed:
1. Ink for both the image & the sky
(I started with Classic Ink for my image, but found it was smearing and switched to Stazon)
2. Sponge
3. 2 pieces of cardstock.
One trimmed to size for your image and one HEAVY duty scrap
4. Bold Stamp

Step One:
Stamp image on pre-cut cardstock.

Step 2:
Tear the edge of your scrap paper. Make sure there aren't any loose fibers.

Step 3:
Lay your torn scrap paper over the stamped image.
Ink your sponge and start rubbing ink in a circular motion along the edge of your torn scrap.

Step 4:
Continue moving your scrap paper, turning it so that you get a different appearance.
Flip it upside down too.
If you find your paper fibers are coming off, give your scrap a new torn edge.

Step 5:
When you get close to the top, stop using your torn scrap as a guide and sponge the entire top portion of your sky. Then go around and sponge all of the edges.

The finished product:

I'm still working to perfect my backgrounds. The great thing is that no two will ever be the same, they are completely unique each and every time. You could use one ink as I did here or start with a light shade and gradually get darker. You can even do a sunset. Be creative and play around with it a bit until you find something that works for you :)

I hope you enjoy my tutorial today! Thanks for coming by!


Babe O'Mara said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. You made it look so easy. I'm going to give it a try.


Anonymous said...

That is one stunning card...thanks for sharing the technique!

Danni said...

Thank you for sharing this!

Angela said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing. Love your blog!

Angela said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing. Love your blog!

Brenda said...

What a great tutorial. Love it! Will need to try it!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is a new technique (to my eyes) on creating a sky, and it looks easy to do! (I'm usually all about "easy") THanks SO much for sharing it with us, Maureen!