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Saturday, 7 April 2018

Welcome to the weekend

Morning all,

It is my turn to present a challenge on a private blog I belong to and below is the make I chose for it. I've gone with "TONAL STENCILLING" and/or "MONOCHROME" in case there are those who don't actually like stencilling but perhaps would prefer the flexibility of a monochrome colour scheme. I used just one colour of ink (dis-counting the black of the sentiment) for my background colour which I then used to stencil over the panel and also to ink my focal image .... I was lucky to have the neon pink matting card in my collection otherwise I would have had to stamp/stencil/colour the matting layers border myself too! Hope they like this theme and I hope you like my card too.


My card
And a closer view of my stencilled panel
 
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two white card panels, cut to fit
  • One neon pink card panel, cut to mat
  • Using a rectangular die cut and a piece of card, cut to the same size as my image panel, I cut my mask and used washi tape to secure it in place before applying the fuchsia ink with my blending brush.
  • With the mask still in place I placed the stencil over the coloured panel and applied more ink
  • After removing the mask and stencil I stamped the image using the same ink - giving three tones of the identical colour
  • JOFY sentiment stamped using black ink
  • Stardust stickles used to bling up the image
Paper Artsy JOFY14, Sunshine Designs CPSD078D image
TCW stencil #TCW357S
Ranger Archival vibrant fuchsia and Memento tuxedo black inks
I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Addicted to Stamps and More - challenge No. 286 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Creative Knockouts - challenge No. 240 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 524 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Crafting With An Attitude - challenge No. 38 - ANYTHING GOES

And I really liked the card I made yesterday .... so decided to try a different colourway AND go for tone on tone, same as the above (but pink) make!. IMHO I think it looks pretty cool in brown too. Although the matting layer LOOKS black in the photo it is actually a rich chocolate brown - and looks triffik with the rich cocoa

My card
  
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope
Materials used:
  • White 12½cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of dark brown card, cut to mat
  • Using my die "stencil" taped in place with washi tape I applied the rich cocoa ink using the Aldi blending brush.
  • Once I'd laid down the background colour I then applied the same colour through stencil #357 over the entire area then the chevrons from #603 and the lines from #313 before removing the homemade stencil.
  • Kanban flora also stamped using the rich cocoa ink
  • Sentiment stamped using tuxedo black ink
Stampers Anonymous CMS155 - "Simple Sayings", KanBan Set 08 "Small fennel"
TCW stencils: 313, 357 and 603
Memento inks: rich cocoa and tuxedo black
Because the above make is a virtual copy of yesterday's blue card, I shan't be entering it for any challenges today but ... a point of interest ... which is YOUR favourite? Can't remember yesterday's make ..

Yesterday's make

6 comments:

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Kathy and love the monochrome look of both colourways with these pretty stamps and stencils. Have a great weekend. x

Sarn said...

Well, I love ALL of them personally.

Today's pink version is FAB and I love the "firework" flower image. Very pretty in pink.

Out to the 2nd card you're showing today, and yesterday's version . . . I'm plumping for the yesterdays . . . but only because I like the contrasting colours. However, I have a love of monochrome and the brown version works really well too. But you did ask if there was a preference! You know I'm always honest!

You have inspired me to have a go at this masking and monochrome layering as I love what you've made. THANK YOU!

Happy Saturday!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Liz said...

All your cards are fabulous, Kathy. If I had to pick a favourite, I think it would have to be the one in the shades of brown. xx

Michelle said...

I love the cas style of your card.
Thanks for playing with us at Creative Knockouts. Good luck!!
Michelle (DT)

Sue - said...

Two fab cards Kathy, love the pink one , love the brown one - can’t choose between them.

Tanja said...

love your projects - thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More