Monday, 4 May 2020

Monochrome- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning and Welcome!
Time for another fun theme at 

So this month we would like to see a 'Monochrome' look on your cards.This means either 'black and white' or varying tones of one colour. We are allowing a white card base & touches of white also, so you could have a white card base with say shades of purple stamped flowers or dies on as an example.
This month we welcome 
Guest Designer this month is  Nonni from  Nonnishandmadecards

So onto my card details.
I have had time to play around with my Gelli Plate and I decided to try it out using my Brushos.
I  sprinkled on 2 shades of blue Brushos that are highly pigmented, onto my Gelli Plate, sprayed with a bit of water to activate the crystals, then put my paper panel over that to pull the print.  I did use my brayer to help move a bit of the colour around before pulling the print.  I was left with a lovely bkg. ready to stamp onto.
I stamped the scripts in the background using Broken China Distress Oxide inks to add interest. They are from the new Tim Holtz set called Faded Type that I am obsessed with!
I die cut the stitched frame and placed the piece under the frame.  I die cut the Hollyhocks and glued them onto the inked piece.  I stamped the sentiment and pop dotted it over the bkg.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will check out the gallery to see all the wonderful creations there.

Stamps- Everyday Sentiments (YNS); Faded Text (TH)
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX; Brushos
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Plate; pop dots; Stitched Frame (Memory Box)
Hollyhocks die (TH); brayer


cuilliesocks said...

Another beautiful card Karen, gorgeous colours and design, Kate x

Verna Angerhofer said...

So gorgeous and I love how the hollyhocks look so cool against that great background.

I Card Everyone said...

Karen, you have the Monochrome look/technique down to a science!! Hope I can give it a try!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I keep meaning to do some gelli prints but never get around to it. This is really pretty. I love the white with the monochrome blue.

Pat said...

A great look with the blue tones and the white die cut flowers which looks so pretty over the top Karen. A beautiful card! x

Bonnie said...

Another beautiful background, Karen! Love the subtle stamping and the white hollyhocks!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful background for your white flowers Karen :)

Susan said...

Wonderful background! Love the shades of blue with the white wildflowers on top.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful background you created Karen! Love the resultant striking card with the white silhouette flowers.
Stay safe

TLady said...

Karen, I HAD TO come over & see just HOW you did this! I LOVE IT! Your work is SO GORGEOUS! I enjoy seeing your work, EVERY TIME I see it over on SCS! THANK YOU for telling us how you did this! A GORGEOUS PIECE!! ;)<3

Unknown said...

Your background is so gorgeous as always, Karen! The white silhouette looks beautiful on it!

Diane said...

Gorgeous background and design Karen.

Hugs Diane

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful colours and technique, love the use of gel plate.x

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning card. I love all the depth and the pretty die-cuts:)

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful monochromatic effect and the stampin adds another layer of interest. Fabulous card x.

Viv said...

Love this gorgeous monochrome beauty Karen 😊 hugs Viv xx

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card Karen and I love the blue and the added spots are so pretty!