Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Monochromatic cards by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
I've veered away from my usual style of bright colours and patterned paper today... to try a little sponging.  Art Impressions has a wonderful collection of "scene building" stamps which I have been itching to use... and as you can see, once I got started, I couldn't stop:
I've used two shades of grey ink and paper, with the occasional bit of black thrown in.  The first few cards are using Deer (Sku#H3236) and Grove of Trees (Sku#H895):

 



I kept my cards very CAS, so that they can be used for any occasion - I even thought about adding a little glitter to some of the snow so that they could be holiday cards.  The card bases are bright white in reality, even though they appear a little grey - but when I edited them any more, the detail of the sponging disappeared in the photo.  Here's a shot of how I masked the rectangles and moon:

 
Happy Stamping, everyone!

 
 
 


10 comments:

  1. Karen, these are absolutely stunning!!! Gorgeous!!! <3

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  2. Love these cards and the technique!!!! May need to try this.

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  3. Love these Karen , so beautiful , great job !!

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  4. Karen, I absolutely LOVE your cards!!!!!! They are very pretty. :)

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  5. These are really lovely Karen :)

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  6. Just gorgeous! I love monochromatic cards and these are all so beautiful!

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  7. Gorgeous sponged monochromatic scenes, Karen. Perfect all occasion cards!

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