By the Tide card for #TT02

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Welcome to our second Totally Techniques Blog Hop where a few of my lovely friends from around the world and I share projects we have all made using the same technique.

This Months Technique is Sponging

Sponging is such a quick, easy and fun way to add colour to your card, after all getting a bit inky at times is part and parcel of card making lol.  For this months share I decided to make a masculine card using the By the Tide stamp set.  My hubby is crazy about fishing and to be honest, I don’t mind that one bit, there is nothing better than getting fresh fish for dinner.  Ooops went off track a bit there lol, let’s get back to the card, this is what I came up with for TT02.
By the Tide card by Patrice
Sponging would have to be one of my favourite ways to add colour to the background and it is such an easy technique to do.  I started by gold embossing the images on the bottom of the card and then sponged over the top using Island Indigo and Night of Navy ink.  Next thing I did was black emboss the fish images and coloured them in using a blender pen and ink pads, I wanted to try and bring the fish to life a little bit so I did this by painting Dazzling Details over parts of the fish to makes the scales shine and added a small blob of crystal effects on the eye.
By the Tide close up fish by Patrice
and this is what the inside of the card looks like.
By the Tide card inside by Patrice
I had to laugh because when I showed my parents Mum asked if I could make another one but as a thank you card so that she could give to her doctor.  I did not have to be asked twice as he is a fabulous doctor and has gone out of his way to help my Mum.  After finishing the thank you card (have not shown that as it is the same as the one above) I decided to make a matching post-it-note holder as a small gift.
By the Tide post-it-note holder by Patrice
and this is what the inside looks like.
By the Tide post-it-note holder inside by Patrice
Here is a short video showing you how I added the colour using a sponge to the background of this card.

Now it’s time to pop on over and see what the rest of the design team have come up with, let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Amy Koenders has come up with this month.
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Here is a list of all the ladies taking part with this Months Totally Techniques Blog Hop
1. Sandi MacIver – Canada
2. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand – You are here
3. Amy Koenders – USA
4. Lee Conrey – USA
5. Shelagh Freemantle – Canada
6. Marine Wiplier – France
7. Erna Logtenberg – Netherlands
8. Heather Wright-Porto – USA

By the Tide Card was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products

If you would like to order any of the Stampin” Up! products I have used on this card or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more about the product by clicking on the image that interests you below.


Comments: 12

  1. […] MacIver – Canada Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand Amy Koenders – USA Lee Conrey – USA Shelagh Freemantle – Canada Marine Wiplier – France Erna […]

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  3. Heather Wright-Porto October 31, 2015 at 2:28 am Reply

    Patrice I LOVE these projects!!! Love the sponging and the masculinity of the projects as well. Great ideas!!!! Thanks 😀

  4. Amy Koenders October 31, 2015 at 2:46 am Reply

    Your card is awesome Patrice!! Love those little fish…the touch of sparkle is perfect and your background turned out beautifully. I can see why your mom wanted another card just like it! 🙂

  5. Erna Logtenberg October 31, 2015 at 3:58 am Reply

    wow, you did such an amzaing thing with this technique! Love your card! Xx Erna

  6. Sandi MacIver October 31, 2015 at 12:38 pm Reply

    Wow, girlfriend that beautifully sponged background sets those little fishies off just perfectly. No wonder your mom wanted another, Lovely job and thank you so much for the video.

  7. Anita Towns November 1, 2015 at 4:43 am Reply

    Stunning! Thanks for sharing your sponging tips….now, I wish you had a video for those fish! 🙂 (hint, hint) Great card and the little post it note holder is wonderful!

  8. Paula Dobson November 1, 2015 at 8:11 am Reply

    Love your masculine card for this technqiue, Patrice. Your sponging is beautiful, but then you know I love to sponge!

  9. Shelagh Freemantle November 2, 2015 at 6:45 am Reply

    These projects are amazing. The fish look so real !! You really hit this one right on.

  10. Marine November 10, 2015 at 10:29 am Reply

    Those fishes are incredible Patrice !! I love your card so much !

  11. C.D.McK July 14, 2016 at 6:53 am Reply

    As a diver and card maker I was amazed at your underwater card. Absolutely beautiful!

    • Patrice July 26, 2016 at 2:31 pm Reply

      Thanks for the lovely comment 🙂

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