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.