As a new blogger and challenge participant, I am thrilled to have found the newly formed Less is More challenge blog. Everyone is extremely kind, and I have already learned so much by participating in the challenges and seeing the amazing work created by the other participants.
For this week's challenge to use three squares, I decided to try something new to me by masking and sponging. I have been especially inspired by the incredible work of Heather T. and her Bits and Pieces blog. She creates stunning backgrounds.
What do people usually use to sponge? A sponge of some kind, I'm guessing. :) Well, I used what I had on hand this Sunday evening, and that was a cotton ball. It seems to have worked well enough. I masked the three squares and "cotton balled" them with Memento Desert Sand.
For some reason, autumn leaves popped into my mind, so I stamped each square with a leaf and then stamped the sentiment below. I think the middle leaf extends too far above the square. I meant it to only extend slightly, with the stem hanging down a little farther and somewhat 'framing' the sentiment.
Overall, though, I am tickled with how this turned out, and I'm looking forward to experimenting with this technique more in the future.
Paper: PTI white
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Memento Desert Sand, Rhubarb Stalk, Potter's Clay