Friday, March 8, 2013

Steampunk Angel, all in browns

So, I always see images colored in black and white, it's a technique that I love. I often see cards done in monotone theme, meaning, all the décor on the card is in one color family.  For this card, I combined the two ideas, ALL the ink colored on the image are in the SAME color family E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, and E39  (ok, I guess there is the white base of the paper and a tiny amount of C0 shadow). All the remaining décor on the card is also in brown, which is one of my fav colors.
It may be hard to see on the main card, but the dark flowers are actual cut out of some gorgeous Turkish ribbon and I added red jewels in the center of them.
The image is colored completely with E30-E39 Copic Markers
This gorgeous stamp is called A Steampunk Angel from Marlon Tuenissen (Plate #231).  She has some wonderful Steampunk theme stamps.  Be sure and check out all her wonderful creations.
So, I hope this idea challenges you to pick your favorite color family and make a creation using only one color.
Cheers, Holley


  1. Lovely job Holley. Your flowers on this are gorgeous. The color scheme is perfect with this image. Love it

  2. I love how you've woven the circles and holes throughout your card Holley!! That feature goes so well with this image. Love the browns also. I think it is my 2nd best color, after green.
    Great work!

  3. Oh this is gorgeous, Holley.. I love the sepia-tone colouring and the monochrome card. The browns work perfectly with this steampunk image and I love those flowers you've cut out from lace - beautiful!


  4. Loving the sepia tones - just perfect for this image.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  5. That die cut i think is prefect with the image. Grate job Holley.
    Hugs Nat

  6. Oh, I looooove Brown!!!! So cool! Love the lace flowers a LOT.

  7. So cool, Holley! Love that steampunk image!

    Hugs, Randi

  8. Love your monochrome colour scheme you used for your beautiful card, Holley! Looks so great and elegant.
    Hugs, Karina