Friday 9 September 2011

Monochromatic for the Stamp Man

The new challenge is live at The Stamp Man and for this fortnight Lisa has challenged us to use white and one other colour. Don't ask me how I settled on green, I have no idea, it just happened - so like me I know.

My TH stamps have come out again with DIs and a white gel pen. I also played with marbling using alcohol inks.

Tim Holtz stamps - fairytale frenzy, slight alterations
Distress Inks - shabby shutters, peeled paint, forest moss, bundled sage
Adirondack ink pad - lettuce
Alcohol inks - lettuce, meadow, bottle, willow
Inkssentials white opaque pen
Die TH elegant flourishes
Sakura glaze pen in green
Stickles - lime green

I hope you will pop over to the Stamp Man challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous inspiration from the team and hopefully enter the challenge. Don't forget Jill kindly donates a £10.00 voucher to the winner who is chosen by the DT and if you take a look at the on-line shop there is free P&P over £20.00. Such a good deal.

Well it's the end of my first full week back at work and it is so strange being a head again after four years doing other things. It is lovely to have my own school and to have a group of staff and children that you see every day, to build relationships and get to know well. It's very different to my last school where there were nearly 400 hundred pupils - here there are less than 90. Let's see how it goes next week.

Take care and have a good weekend..

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Stamp Something - Anything Goes - Last challenge good luck ladies and thanks.
I Brake For Challenges - Backgrounds - I have different textures and techniques to the pieces that make up my background.
The Paper Variety - Monochromatic
Three Muses - Words
Try it on - Monochrome



Gram's Treasures said...

Nice and elegant, Brenda. The green is rather peaceful. So glad you are enjoying your new job.
Joyce xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous monochromatic piece, love the green and great background. Work is so much more of a pleasure if you enjoy what you are doing, long may it continue. Tracy x

Unknown said...

This is lovely Brenda, how elegant, I love the green on your card. Good luck at your new school, yes it will be different with so few students but much better I think :) Hugs xxx

Von said...

Nicley done Brenda :) love the colour green.
Glad to hear all is well in your world :)
Von x

Terry said...

Love your monochromatic green! The embossed panel and the gel pen stitching really pop! Beautiful! Hope your next week goes well and enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

Fliss said...

A gorgeous creation Brenda and I love the green choice and the fabulous text on there.
Didn't realise you were a Headteacher so many congratulations on that. The small number must be lovely as it gives you more of a chance to get to know everyone there.
You take care and have a good weekend too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Anonymous said...

Great card and I love the marbling!

Meggymay said...

Love the sentiment on your gorgeous card, great colourings as well. Yvonne x

Berry said...

Aww your little school sounds perfect Brenda I love small schools so personal I bet you will make some firm friends there! School here has been good too although Caleb is finding it tiring getting his brain into gear at 9am lol! Your mono creation is beautiful, I'm really liking green at the mo it could be the new pink lol! hugs Rebekah xx

cheryl said...

oh your school sounds wonderful hun,and as for this creation hun its just stunning the detail you always add is just perfect,great colors hugs cherylxxxxxx

Sue B said...

Wow this is gorgeous Brenda! I love greens and also monochromatic designs so this is right up my street! Beautiful effects with the Distress Inks! Love it! Glad you are liking new school.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Taluula said...

Great card, thank you for joining in at the Muses this week.

Debbie said...

Love the greens! I have been meaning to buy this stamp set! I love it. Great details and design!

Cindy Adkins said...

What a gorgeous card, my friend!! So many details and wonderful design!


Sue said...

This is beautiful, I too love greens. I used to go to a school with only 80-90 pupils and it was great, I'm sure you will love it x

Val said...

Have the colour scheme - greens just seem to be so right sometimes, as this is, and others don't weem to work.


lisa said...

Hi Brenda
I've just been reading about all your new and axciting projects. It sounds like life is certainly a full one for you. I hope you enjoy every minute. Good Luck with it all.
I always look on the DT post every fortnight and always feel so inadequate when I see you projects. They are absolutely stunning and this is no exception. I love the greens and your stamping is amazing. You are one talented lady.
Hugs Lisax

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic monocromatic piece, love the saying.

Gerri Herbst said...

What a gorgeous lime creation! I do so love this color combination. take care sweetie, gerri

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great artwork and good luck at I Brake for Challenges.

Yvonne Garner said...

Fab card, Brenda! Love the sentiment. Looks like you have a busy Fall with teaching Art Classes! Thank for dropping by my blog and viewing my Steampnk Card! Best, Yvonne

Jilly said...

Fabulous monochromatic piece. A gorgeous creation Brenda and the green selection on it is great and the fabulous text on there. your little school sounds perfect Brenda.
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