Monday, May 28, 2012

Challenging

 I guess once you get started with these card making challenges, it's hard to stop!  This one is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge 203 - Monochrome.  Just to be sure, I looked up "monochrome" because it's one of those words that I *think* I know what it means, but I'm not sure.  Turns out monochrome means: "being or made in shades of a single color."  Now I was ready to get started.


First I needed to find at least one Penny Black stamp that would work well with a monochromatic color scheme.  I used the materials shown above to achieve various shades of purple: pens, pigment ink and embossing powder, dye ink, chalk, and two colors of Twinkling H2O watercolors.  This really was a challenge for me, I don't think I've ever done a monochromatic card before.  Many people use various layers of paper and embellishments on their cards to beautiful effect, but I like cards that are one layer, perhaps two at most (though I have done cards with more layers than that).  So I came up with this card, and I have to say I'm glad I took this challenge.  It really made me approach things differently.

4 comments:

amyklaire said...

It's lovely! I was surprised it didn't say 'Wish EWE were near'.

kath said...

wow amys...such a gorgeous card...love your monochrome colour..thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Joansie said...

I really like the card but then you know "me and sheep" :>)

Kepanie said...

Can you do a post on how you made this card, Amy, using that chalk and pens?
I read a blog where this woman uses Coptic Markers; I was curious how they were used.