Wednesday, 20 March 2019

By the Bay Week: Masked and sponged image

I was having so much fun sponging for Monday’s project that I simply couldn’t stop. For this project, inspired by the sample in the Sale-a-Bration brochure, I coloured the image using Watercolour Pencils and blender pens, then masked off the cottage and masked a frame using sticky notes, before sponging with a mix of Pacific Point and Nigh of Navy, leaving a lighter patch to give the impression of the moon.

Leaving the masks in place, I spattered the image using Frost White Shimmer Paint, which is one of my favourite products and, I’m happy to say, currently still available as a carryover item from the Autumn/Winter catalogue.


  1. Helen, I love this card. I checked through your tutorials hoping to find some information on how to create the gorgeous night sky. I know about the masks and sponging but would love to see it in a video or tutorial.

    Do you have a link to a video from any stamper who has created a beautiful sky with the sponging?

  2. Hi Helen, I received your message. The video was very helpful.

    Did you just flick the shimmer paint on the card with a small paint brush?

    Thanks so much

    1. Hi Lora. Seems I can reply if I switch browser! Yes I just flicked it with a paintbrush. Hope that helps


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment.

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