Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Monochromatic- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning
Time for a new theme at 

Create a monochromatic card.

My card was very simple to create.
I started by using the Splash Watercolour Technique to create the background.  Basically, you rub ink onto a non-stick surface, spray with water and 'slap' your cardstock into the wet ink.
I used Distress Oxides in blues, keeping my card base monochromatic.
* I dry my inks between applications so I won't end up with a muddy colour*
When that was dry, I die-cut the background using a Wonky Stitched die from Avery Elle.
Next, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the flowers and the sentiment with Faded Jeans DOX.  I stamped the flowers again using Peacock Feathers to add some shadowing to the flowers.
I mounted it onto white keeping it clean and simple.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  I hope you check out this fun challenge.

Adding my card to these challenges:
CAS Watercolour Challenge- SPLASH WATERCOLOUR
Addicted to Stamps and More- CAS
Use Your Stuff- MONOCHROME

Stamps- Dans La Nature (Carabelle)= Everyday Greetings- Mama Elephant
Inks- Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans Distress Oxide (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti= non-stick pad (TH)= Wonky Stitched die (Avery Elle)


Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! Karen, this is one gorgeous background, I've never heard of the "Splash Watercolor Technique" so I thank you so much for sharing the fabulous video, I think this is the answer to my prayers on how to create a watercolor wash for my cards.
Beautiful shades of blue both on the background and on your image.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, love the design and the colours, Kate x

nancy littrell said...

I LOVE your monochromatic Splash background in lovely shades of blue. So pretty and so you, my friend. Wonderful white framing too. TFS Karen. Hugs..

Susan said...

Gorgeous shades of blue - I love it! One I will have to CASE!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautifullllll Karen
Gr Karin

Nora N. said...

Another STUNNING card design!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another gorgeous blue background for those beautiful silhouette flowers.

Christine Alexander said...

love your monochromatic card, the splash background creates so much detail :)

Maxine D said...

What a stunning monochromatic floral card Karen - love it!

Bonnie said...

Love all the shades of blue, Karen! The dark blue flowers stand out beautifully against the splash background!

nancy littrell said...

Oh My, but I Love your Splash watercolored layers of blues for your background, Karen. Your stamping and wonderful sentiment make your CAS design very special. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the layers of blues ... so dreamy.

karrie sweet said...

OOh this is gorgeous work! Love the blues, so perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for joining in at Use Your Stuff!

Viv said...

Loving this gorgeous blue beauty Karen! Amazing background again mf and super stamping too 😀 hugs Viv xx

Loll said...

Beautiful splashed background Karen. Love those gorgeous silhouette images! xx

Ericka Strange said...

Love the blue Karen! Such a pretty background and the flowers are perfect.

Bobby said...

You really make that slap technique work for you, Karen. I love shadowed flowers fading into the background.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

Pat said...

The monochrome look with the splash background and pretty flowers suits this perfectly Karen, and adore the wonky stitched rectangle you have used. x

K M Meena Herale said...

Lovely card, Thank you for joining at Addicted to Stamps and More and waiting to see next time.

Meena DT

Laura's Craft Closet said...

This card is eye-catching! Beautiful!