On Monday Speedy TV hosts a weekly challenge event , if you enter and post your card you may even win a set of free stamps!! Go here to check out This Mondays challenge: http://mfpspeedytv.ning.com/page/fostv-challenge
Today’s challenge theme is Monochrome.
“Monochrome describes paintings, drawings, design, or photographs in one color or shades of one color”.
I love Monochrome! There is so much you can do with monochrome coloring. It all has to do with balance and contrast. Contrast grabs your eye and shouts “look how interesting I am”!!!
I picked pink for my color and cream for the background. I felt like if I had gone entirely pink I might have made myself a little sick. I am just not a pastel person.
I used the Marks’ finest Paper and Stamps set ‘Lotus Blossom’ ( a new July release) for this card and I love it there are 9 beautiful stamps in this set and I will have a lot of flexibility with the images. I’m going to try the stamp I used in this card with a malachite embossing powder next!!
Stamps can be purchased here: http://www.marksfinestpapers.com/servlet/StoreFront
You can make your own malachite powder by mixing a little bit of the following embossing powders:
Black, gold, silver, green and clear!
Participating in challenges is a great way to stretch your skills and learn new ones, I highly recommend trying a few out! Many have prizes but whether you win or not you will at least have a beautiful new card to cheer somebody up with!
I do threaten, on a regular basis, my 19 year old son that I am going to paint his room pink, but that is as close to the color as I will get!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!