Monday 13 January 2014

Monochromatic #2 for CVC

 Firstly I want to extend a warm welcome to new followers who have joined me lately, thank you so much for taking the time to look at what I create, I will visit you too if the setup in blogger gives me a link to your site. I love to come and see what people are making.

This tag is my second DT piece at Country View Crafts Challenges and I kept to the monochromatic theme for this month.
For the purposes of this challenge 'monochromatic' means hues of one colour but as black and white are at the opposing ends of the spectrum you can use them too. We will also allow a skin-tone colour for anyone using images where flesh needs to be coloured. (I have found in my browser that my black archival looks blue on some of the photos, but that must be the light conditions when I used the camera as well as monitor colours - hope that makes sense).

I started by choosing flourish stamp from a Tim Holtz set and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then blended pumice stone and a little frayed burlap distress inks over the tag, flicked it with water and heat dried it carefully. I then used black archival ink and stamped the gorgeous TH butterfly off the edges in two places.
Next I gathered all the elements I wanted to use and as I am at my sisters for a few days, I raided her supplies and found this gorgeous B-Line stamp called Rebecca.
After I stamped her on a spare tag and cut her out I watercolored using a range of browns, black soot and pumice stone and added a bit of antique linen for the flesh tones.
I also added some of the inks to the little bit of lace to bring it in line with the monochromatic palette I have chosen.
I used a TH ticket strip die and his chit-chat stickers for the sentiment.
I hope to see you over at the CVC Challenge blog and even if you can’t make an entry (or two) this month you will get lots of inspiration from the fabulous design team samples.

I went to my sister's for a few days but had to come home early because I have caught this horrible chest complaint that seems to be doing the rounds. I am trying to keep up to date with commenting but apologise if I miss something as I really am not on top of it at the moment. Hope you are all ok.

Thanks for stopping by ................

Dream your artistic dreams and fulfil your creative desires.

hugs {brenda} x0x