Feb 12, 2012

Monochrome + One Other Colour

"Urban Mystique"
This fortnight at FSC we are asking you to create something in monochrome + one colour!
This year I have enrolled in an on-line art course called "Canvas Create" with Donna Downey.  I have created this card using the techniques that we learnt in our January class.  
OK, I didn't quite follow ALL the guidelines...greys (instead of bright colours), stamped crow (replacing bright flower), Pan Pastels (instead of acrylic paint) and cardstock (instead of canvas)...but I think I have incorporated the "techniques" that we were taught just the same!  Just in my own way.
And I have learnt heaps!!!
And had fun!


Some of the fun things that I did on this piece are....throwing paint onto my almost finished background (scary!)...and playing some more with the Pan Pastels...check out the moon ~ the tower is masked and the moon is topped up with some white PP, and then I used an eraser to remove some of the PP where the craters are...this made the moon shine brighter.  Then I just added some stars around the moon with a white gel pen.

In the beginning, I worked up a larger sheet of white cardstock with the PP in blocks of colour and then used some for the background, some for the main image and some for the journaling.

To get the barbed wire effect in the background I inked the edge of the rubber stamp that I used for my main image and randomly "stamped" it around.  I found this gave me a straighter line than using the edge of the ink pad (no curved end bits)...and then I just drew on some doodles with a black liner pen.

And the crow is stamped again, cut out and layered with some magic mount.

Please check out the other inspiring pieces from the design team at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. They are a very talented group with a wide range of styles to share.
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15 comments:

Terry said...

Dot, I just love shades of grey. To me black is too much and grey is so subtle! Love every inch and the 3-D effect of the bird with the splashes of red - COOL! Hugs!

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh Dot! This is just marvelous! I just love how daring you are with trying so many new techniques. Bravo! My best to you,Yvonne

Ephemera said...

Hi Dot, you are so talented, your cards are always so striking and so vibrant. Grey is not a colour I would call vibrant, but you have made it so, love all the different techniques you have used. Have a great Day. XX

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card, I love the splash of colour on the background, super images as well.
Yvonne x

Brenda Brown said...

Just fabulous Dot, such a wonderful combination of colours and the background is superb. I enlarged your photo to take a look at the moon, so clever.
Have a great Sunday.
hugs {brenda} xox

Claire said...

Hi Dot, I love this card, you've created a wonderful atmosphere with those fab techniques. A real stunner
hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Dot, love the technique of throwing some paint at the background. Sue C x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Dot
I love your colour choice. This is such an atmospheric stamp in the first place but you have created such depth of mystery all with the way you handled the PP, paint and the actual stamp.
Wishes
Lynne

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Dot, Love the image and your stamped/coloured background. The moon looks so real! love the way you achieved this result.
Avril

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How fantastic, your card looks wonderful. Great colors and images.

Izzwizz said...

This is wonderful, love all the details. Your moon is fabulous and thanks for telling us how to stamp barbed wire! Maddy x

Ellie said...

What a gorgeous colors, I like all the different shades of blue!
... and the splashing on the background!
xxx Ellie xxxx

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful card! Kim

Mina said...

wow I love this stunning card Dot...I think monochrome always looks so elegant dont you...beautiful
Mina xxx

Mynnette said...

This is really pretty! LOVE your images--so unique! :)