Monday, October 23, 2017

Simon Says: Monochrome



This week on the Simon Says Monday Challenge the challenge is Monochrome.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at their store.


I've been having a great time being the Guest Designer for October.  It's hard to believe this is already the 4th week and there is only one left.


I chose the color brown and I've created a card this week.


On a 5" square piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavy Stock I created a background with layers of Distress Oxide Ink - Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, and Vintage Photo.


Using the Tim Holtz Platform I stamped the Wendy Vecchi Circle Collage a few times with her Archival Ink Potting Soil....


...and then I stamped it with Embossing Ink, removed it from the Platform, and embossed it with Wendy's Potting Soil Embossing Powder.  The background was not as dry as I thought and some powder stuck in other places.  I used a small brush to remove most of what was outside the circle but left some areas inside the circle with powder.  It actually worked really well since it is a collage stamp. 


Using a paint brush, I applied water to the whole inside of the circle, blotted it with a paper towel, dried it, and then repeated again.  I wanted to lighten the inside of the circle as I was going to stamp a quote in there.

Using the Polka Dotty Stencil I added Texture Paste Transparent Gloss to the right side of the paper on the outside of the circle.  This picture shows the paste while it was still wet and white. 


After letting the paste dry completely, I used a Mini Ink Blending tool to apply Antique Linen Distress Ink to the inside of the circle.  Using the Ground Espresso Distress Marker I added shading around the circle.


Again using the Tim Holtz Platform I stamped the quote from Wendy's Forever Art set into the circle with Archival Ink Jet Black several times.  I decided to run the quote parallel with the lines in the the circle.  If I had thought about it I would have been more careful to stamp the Circle Collage so that those lines were parallel with the edges of the panel and even considered starting over but I came up with a different idea.


I decided I would add another layer offsetting it at an angle.  I inked the edges of both my main panel and another 5" square panel cut from cream cardstock with Distress Ink Walnut Stain and then I distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz/Tonic Paper Distresser.


I colored lace from Tim's Trimmings pack with Distress Ink and wrapped it and brown Craft Thread around the main panel.


After putting my layers together with Foam Tape and then attaching them flat to the folded brown card (5 1/2" square), I cut three flowers from the Wildflowers 2 set from the same dark brown cardstock as the card base and attached them to the card leaving the tops of the flowers and leaves curled up from the panel. 


I hope you've enjoyed today's card and are inspired to play along with this Monochrome theme!!!!

Hugs, Wanda







19 comments:

Catherine said...

Wanda, your card is beautiful! I love the design and the colors you chose. So pretty!

Cathie ♥

Macarena said...

Your card is awesome! Love the vintage browns but what really amazed me was the dots made with transparent paste and how they turned into a golden ones! I was sure you used some gold paint to make them! Absolutely fabulous! Hugs, Marzena

Teresa Doyle said...

This is such a beautiful card Wanda and an awesome tutorial. I just got some Oxides so I would love to try this techniqe. TFS!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Wanda, the background is fabulous and I love the silhouette flowers, the whole design is stunning!! 😍❤️

Luv
Lols x x x

Maura Hibbitts said...

Wanda, this is one cool brown card! I especially like the polka dots!! hugs, Maura

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful card! The background you created with the Distress Oxides is amazing and I love the circle and flower stamps that you used - perfect 😁. Enjoy your week! J 😊

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such an elegant creation! I am so impressed with the wow factor you created with this color palette and the glossy dots blew my mind! Just gorgeous!

Emma Williams said...

This is such an elegant and beautiful card, Wanda and I adore the black silhouettes against that gorgeous background, it's so striking! Gorgeous work... :)

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful project Wanda, love the vintage tones and those transparent paste dots are amazing, thank you so much for joining us for October and sharing all your fabulous projects with us...hugs kath xxx

ßeulah ßee said...

What a great way to use the circle to create a reversed-frame background with the text taking center stage. Also a lovely design to compliment the distress oxides by creating strong silhouettes. Nicely done!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Love the way you used these subtle colors and I adore your use of Tim's flowers! fab project! barbara

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

i love your background!! this is an awesome card! love all the littlle details!!

Julie said...

Such a versatile card - beautiful colours create the perfect backdrop for your silhouetted flowers. Beautiful attention to detail x

Anna-Karin said...

This card is so pretty Wanda! I love the soft colours and all the textures. The Circle Collage stamps by Wendy is also a favourite of mine (I even used it today) and I love the sentiment you used.

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Wanda! The colors and texture on the background are fabulous! :)

Sandra said...

Such a stunning card, Wanda! Love the circle embossed frame and the wild flowers. The effect with the clear texture paste! Hugs, Sandra

Turid said...

Love the combo of that cool circle and the amazing dots! Very elegant and also playful at the same time.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

This looks so awesome! Wish I could see it in person!

Felicia Aaron said...

Wanda, I am in love with this card....it is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love Wendy's stamps and I WANT THAT TIM HOLTZ STAMP PLATFORM!!!! LOLOL It's on my list....one day! LOL I love everything about the card from the colors, to the stamping, to those yummy die cuts to the composition! Just gorgeous!! Blessings my friend! :)