Challenge – ATSM – Make Your Mark

Today I have an entry for the latest challenge over at ‘Addicted to Stamps and More‘. I am a bit late for this one, but I think I will just squeeze in before they close the entries.

Make Your Mark badge

Challenge #257 is all about ‘Make Your Mark”. For ‘Make Your Mark’ your entry MUST contain the use of anything that can make a mark – Stampin’ Write, Copics, Promarkers, Painting, Chalks, Watercolours, Sponges, Stencils, Masks etc etc. I decided to run with the sponging and masking side of things, as I have been enjoying making a few backgrounds lately.


I recently came across the ‘direct-to-paper’ technique and thought I would combine it with some sponging and see how it turned out. I am also a big fan of creating a background and then stamping a silhouette image over the top so it went without saying that I used that here.

Direct-To-Paper is where you drag the ink pad directly across the paper you are working on. To create the sky I dragged Daffodil Delight across the width of my paper, and then lightly sponged in some Peekaboo Peach to give it a bit more colour. For the water, I dragged Bermuda Bay across the bottom section of my card. I did this very lightly so as to keep some sections of white in there.

I masked off all but the very top of the water and then sponged a horizon line in both Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point. I finished off the background by sponging some Cucumber Crush at the very bottom to create some grass.  The tree was added last, and was stamped in basic black.


  1. The background looks amazing! And I love the simple silhouette. Looks really gorgeous! Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. All the very best. Hope you join in again soon. Nandini, DT


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