I am determined to improve with my sponging - and for this card, I took inspiration from a tutorial I found on Theresa Momber's blog: Crafting the web. She is a master of colouring scenes, so if you feel you need help with this technique, I can recommend her blog to you.
I have used one of the images from the clear stamp set Landscape Silhouettes , which I have used quite often since I purchased it a month or so ago. This time I sponged with only two inks - Memento Desert Sand and Rich Cocoa, which has given my card a very soft, wintry feel to it - which fortunately, is what I was aiming for! I masked the foreground, to create the undulating hills, and re-stamped a little section of the silhouette for the trees in the foreground. I thought this gave it a more realistic look. I die cut a small deer for my circle embellishment, and added some tags from muted paper - on reflection, it would probably have been better to sponge the edges of the tags, as they blend in so well!
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