Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mostly Monochrome...

When I started colouring this gorgeous Restless Thoughts digi stamp by Ching-Chou Kuik, I initially had the idea that I wanted to give her black hair. I then decided to give her a white dress and somehow the colour scheme ended up being almost entirely monochrome - except for the splash of red for the toadstools:
So I went with the flow and kept the rest of the card monochrome too. Rather than colouring in the background, I had the idea to fussy-cut around the figure and layer her over a background image - I used a beautiful monochrome Floral Fantasy digi paper from Crafts and Me.
I also added highlights with a white gel pen and gave some gorgeous shimmer and sparkle to her wings with holographic embossing powder:
I used a black base card and also matted the image onto black card. To give added texture and contrast to the card, I embossed a panel of black card and swiped a Versamark pad across the embossed areas before brushing Perfect Pearls across the card.
And that's my mostly monochrome card. :)
Ali xx


  1. Love this Ali!! It is so gorgeous!! And the red colored mushrooms just give the little extra to the card! Love the patterned papers too:-)!!

    Hugs Gry

  2. Oh gosh, Ali! This card turned out fantastic! Love the monochromatic look, and those red mushrooms looks great to the black tones. Lovely glittering, and the CAS style really makes the fantastic image show out!

    Lots of love, Randi

  3. Gorgeous work on this Ali! I love that "pop" of red among the brown tones.

  4. Ali, so pretty and those wings... so magical! I love the mono look with just the red lips and mushrooms. Breath Taking!

  5. I love colouring with the grey tones and just adding 1 extra colour - so effective! Lovely card.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  6. I so love your colour scheme of your card, Ali!! The monochrome with a touch of red of the mushrooms look fabulous! The background you gave her is perfect.
    Hugs, Karina

  7. You ROCK Ali!!! Totally awesome. Love this cute mushrooms.
    Hugs Nat

  8. gorgeous work, love the mono with the red really makes this a stunning piece

  9. Wow Ali, I had done a monochrome card recently and seeing yours now makes me do a double wow!!! stunning technique and adding that shimmer is a great highlight. Wonderful.

  10. Soooooooo beautiful!!!!!!!
    Hugs Milo <3

  11. This is a very difficult choice to make for I love the many stamps that you offer on Sweetpea Stamps...If I had to choose one stamp it would be from the Rebecca Sinz Stamp Sheet 205...Rebecca Sinz's...called Despair...I own many of your stamps...but these in particular are outstanding...thank you for offering such talented artists on Sweetpea Stamps...Cammie