Hi Debbie, Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my one layer Addicts challenge card. Although I included most of the details in the description, I would also add to be sure the cardstock is taped down with a low tack tape (I used Washi, but rubbed it over my jeans first), then tape the stencil down really well over it. When you begin sponging, begin off the card a little and keep moving the sponge in a circular motion. The new Distress Oxides give a nice blend and are great for the sponging technique. One thing I have learned in coloring with Copics over the years when coloring tiny detailed parts like the zigzag band on the pot, is to just lightly tap the tip of the marker in the zigs and zags until you get the area completely covered. I just use trial and error when deciding what colors I want and I always leave the markers out on my work area so I can jot down the colors I used to include in my description and so I can remember them the next time I use the image. You do need a good heavy cardstock – like Gina’s heavy weight white, so the Copics don’t bleed. Her cardstock also takes blending really well. I did a test run on some junk cardstock I have just to get a feel for the technique – I often do this – that way I don’t ruin the good stuff.