14 Sep 2011

Mid-week Motivation

This weeks challenge was to use Monochrome when doing your Steam Punk piece. I know a lot of people have a problem with this and stick to Black and White, but I have found if I only have the colour I am going to use out on my desk and no other I don't get tempted to add anything else.

 For this card I have just used Walnut Stain distress ink, blending it over the edges to get a dark base card.

I then made a nice puddle of ink and water on my mat and dunked my card in to it to get a lighter, patchy background.

I then used the ink pad to ink up my stamp and stamp onto plain card. I have found if you use these inks to stamp on glossy card you can emboss them if you are quick even though they are dye inks.

I then stamped onto the background once it was dry and stuck this to the card I had edged, then added the topper I had smudged with a water brush to it with foam pads.

I hope this gives you some ideas when using just one colour.

Thanks for reading,

1 comment:

Fliss said...

A really great technique Cath and the resulting card is just fabulous.
Hugs, Fliss xx