Colour Me... Monochromatic!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Morning, friends!  We've got another monochromatic palette, for you to play with, this week, over at Colour Me...!, and the key to this one is neutrals.  Here's how I was inspired.
I started this card by piecing a trio of neutral, patterned papers together; rounding their collective bottom corners; and splattering them with Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints.  I knew I wanted to get a little more texture across those colors and have seen this splattering technique done super well out in blogland.  So, I dove in feet first and absolutely love the result!  I then anchored the resulting piece, along with a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a strip of vellum, "Season's Greetings" sentiment, with black-threaded, straight, machine stitches, to the Oatmeal, cardstock, card face, which, too, had its bottom corners rounded.

The center of the card face was wrapped with a bit of wide, ivory lace and a length of seam binding ribbon, the latter of which was tied, in a double bow, near the left edge and embellished with a lone pearl.
The ornament and bit of holly were black-embossed on watercolor paper; watercolored in shades of Old Paper, Antique Linen, Tea Dye, & Pumice Stone Distress Inks; hand-cut out; splattered with more of those scrumptious, acrylic paints; and adhered, in their respective locations, with foam tape, to complete the look.
Here's this week's Creative Challenge No. 96 graphic to get you going in the right direction.

Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see how the rest of the team was inspired.  We'd also be honored to have you play along with us!  You have until 12 noon EST, on Monday, November 9, 2015, to link up your takes over at that same challenge link above.  And don't forget to check out last week's Creative Challenge No. 95 Top Picks, too.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Ornaments (Market Street Stamps) Paper: Oatmeal (Wplus9); chevron & polka dot (Jenni Bowlin); text (SU!); vellum (Paper Studio); watercolor (Canson Studio) Ink: Jet Black (StazOn); watermark (VersaMark); Old Paper, Antique Linen, Tea Dye, & Pumice Stone Distress Inks (Ranger) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); black embossing powder & lace (SU!); Titanium White & Pure Black acrylic paint (FolkArt); seam binding ribbon (Paper Sweeties); Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives)

15 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING that ornament!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Annette Allen said...

so totally fabulous and I love the color combo.. awesome designing.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous, Jinny -- love the seam binding bow and pearl!!

Team Clark said...

I am in Love with this, Jinny!!!!! Love these neutrals with the velum the seam binding and the cool patterned papers! Amazing card! Makes me so happy to see this today! Hugs, Autumn

Charlene said...

I love all the splatters and beautiful bow!!!!

Lisa said...

LOVE this to bits Jinny! Great use of neutrals, such s pretty design!

Antonia said...

Hi Jinny, I love love love your card! Using neutrals can be boring, but your card is far from boring, there's so much to see. I'm proud to be on your team. Hugs Antonia

Monique Liedtke said...

Wow, such a stunning card!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Beautiful work!!!

Maria said...

Amazing,Jinny! Such a gorgeous card in many prints and patterns with lovely ornament!

Miriam Prantner said...

That ornament just glows and your splatter is wonderful!

Diane Jaquay said...

I LOVE this card, Jinny, love love love!!!

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous! Love the stunning design!

Tracy said...

Love all that fun splatter! :-)

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Wow!! This is stunning jinny! Gorgeous colour palette!