Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sponged rough sea

Good morning everyone! My second post of the day, if you are looking for my ATSM DT post, please click here.
Its a better day today here in Macau, at least the visibility is good and you can see China(never thought I would be looking at another country from my home!), across the border, and even the sea is visible very clearly.

 Adding a picture of the sea view, not very picturesque view, more like a concrete jungle with a patch of sea visible. well 7 years back I had the whole sea visible, before this huge building showed up!

And the card I made is also based on sea :D
I saw CASology cue card last night, and the moment I saw the cue, I already knew that I would be sponging a sea, I love sponging by all means!
So walked to my cluttered table(usually a clean table, I am a neat freak ;) ), I am working on a custom card requested by someone, which I couldn't finish last night. I still have time to finish that one later, so I worked on this card.

 I made a one layer card, the sentiment is computer generated, the quote is again one of my favorite one(I know this what I say every time I use a quote :-O ). Then I used the peacock feathers distress ink to sponge the sea, I didn't go for a smooth finish, as I wanted to sponge a rough sea with waves splashing to match up with my sentiment. I smoothed it of as I went up, covering the whole sentiment in sponging. Oh I forgot to mention that I added"Keep Going" to the quote, since it is a motivational card, I thought the addition of extra words were needed. A friend of mine is going through some real hard times, and this card would be perfect for her! A simple card, I like it, hope you all like it too :)

Linking this card with CASology

Design defined -   Just a dash of color with plenty of open white space.

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!


  1. Rahmat, this is amazing! Such beautiful depth and effect of rough waters you have achieved with your inking! It is a wonderful sentiment, too (great mix of fonts). I can imagine how sad you must have been to watch them build that high rise right in your view of the sea...ugh! Thanks for joining us this week at CASology!

  2. Beautiful CAS design and I love, love the sentiment! Gorgeous card, Rahmat!

  3. Very CAS Rahmat, love the sponging, and the lovely sentiment is amazing!! Thanks for joining us at CASology Rahmat!!

  4. Amazing photo and this is such a subtle but fabulous card and sentiment to match x

  5. Stunning. You have captured a rough sea with a bit of ink and a sponge and that's true talent! This is a great 'thinking of you/encouragement' card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  6. A beautifully sponged sea! I love the quote, too.

  7. so beautiful! i `m simply in love with it! with this font and your amazing sea

  8. Wow, what a view you have from your home...I would never leave the window!! This is absolute CAS perfection and love the softness of the waves. It really is perfect!

  9. Great sponging, really captures the sea. Love the sentiment.

  10. Rahmat, this is creative genius! Such a simple technique, but SO effective! Love this!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us over at CASology! :)

  11. Rahmat, this is fantastic! Your sponged sea is gorgeous and the sentiment so perfect for an encouragement card. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  12. Sometimes I think you dont need to buy many stamp to make a card right
    you are clever make a computer generated sentiment and sponged all at the bottom part of the card
    you are a winner for CAS design at CASology...
    I wish I am so clever like you LOL..
    congrats again on being winner Rahmat
    you are a clever card maker...I wish I can be too but not I always buy a new stamp again again and again until my drawer broken no place more for my stamp sets HAHA...
    happy sunday my friend

    hugs, Monika