Saturday, November 16, 2019

Monochromatic Sympathy

Hi everyone.  Today is the reminder card for CAS Watercolour November challenge - Monochromatic, hosted by the lovely Karen.



Today is all about gray.  I used a beautiful Penny Black flower stamp called together, inked it lightly with smoky slate ink, spritzed with a little water, and stamped onto mixed media paper.  I repeated the process, this time using a darker shade of gray (basic gray) to give some contrast.  The watercoloured panel was adhered to a light gray card base and framed with the same gray.  I thought this would be a beautiful sympathy card, adding my sentiment in versamark and heat embossing in white.

Close-up ...
It's been fun trying out monochromatic designs, something I have rarely done.  I hope you enjoy it too!

Check out the reminder post for more inspiration from our Designers and Guest Designer, Birgit.  There's still over a week to play along before the challenge closes.

Hope to see you in the gallery!







Stamps:  together (Penny Black);
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Smoky Slate card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Smoky slate, basic gray (SU!); Versamark
Accessories & Tools: water mister, Rectangle frame die (Spellbinders), white embossing powder heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour November Challenge - Monochromatic


28 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful contrast of light and dark gray, Loll! This stamp set is lovely for a sympathy card and your color palette showcases perfectly ~ Barb xx

Pat said...

These look glorious in grey Loll and the white sentiment works well against the grey frame and background card. I love the way their is beautiful variation of tone in the flowers too. x

Happy Dance said...

Really, really beautiful, Loll. Those grays speak directly to my heart, and your images look just lovely and comforting. This is a perfect sympathy card, as much as we hate to have to use them, this will offer sincere condolences. Love this one. xo Bev

Maria said...

So soft and pretty in lovely gray! It makes for the perfect sympathy card! Beautiful card, Loll!!

Nstiz said...

I am not sure I have ever done a monochromatic card. This is perfect for a sympathy card and I'm fond of the grays. Love the technique you used. It's a perfect sympathy card.

Christina said...

That one is just amazing!

nancy littrell said...

Your soft greys are so soothing and perfect for a sympathy or thinking of you card. I love your monochromatic CAS design and framing, Loll. TFS Hugs..Nancy

HilaryJane said...

This card is just beautiful xx

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful card. Works so well for a sympathy card. Thank you for sharing.

Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY Beautiful.
Faith x

Brenda in IN said...

This stamp and color made a beautiful sympathy card.

marilyn said...

Perfect in every way...soft, soothing & elegant.

I Card Everyone said...

All of my favorite colors = all shades of grey! and absolutely gorgeous! xx
=]

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the soft shades of the gray, Loll! The monochromatic fading effect and the gray framing are perfect for the occasion.
Hideko xx

Bobby said...

Perfectly lovely sympathy card, Loll.

Christine Alexander said...

Gray is wonderfully classic colour for your stamp and sentiment. So perfect as s sympathy card Loll.

Linda said...

What a beautiful card, the shades of grey look so serene xx

Bonnie said...

This does make a beautiful sympathy card, Loll! It's so soothing with the soft gray and the darker gray adds lots of interest! I hadn't thought to do this stamp in gray, but I'll be remembering to do that (I hope).

Marcia Hill said...

This really is a BEAUTIFUL card Loll and I never would have thought of using gray, but I really like it! Lovely, lovely card and I just may have to CASE this one! :0)

TK said...

Monochromatic maybe, but definitely gorgeous! I can't say as I've done too many of these but it is beautiful!

Susan said...

A perfect sympathy card - love the muted greys, the framing, and the simple sentiment.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Loll, love the grey on grey!
Blessings
Maxine

Anita in France said...

Sooooo beautiful, Loll ... the subtle shades of grey are so serene and lovely ... and the floral image is just gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen Dunbrook said...

so beautiful in the grays mf...sympathy cards are hard, yours is wonderful.
xx Karen

Mac Mable said...

Wow...one stunning monochromatic card and so perfect for the sad occasion x.

Brenda said...

This is such a beautiful and serene sympathy card Loll. I love the soft colors of the gray-so peaceful and I am loving that beautiful flower. I will have to keep this idea in my mind and of course pin your card as I love the monochromatic color and watercolor so will have to give this one a try for sure when life allows me to do so. Hugs, Brenda

Daria said...

Very beautiful. Thank you for explaining how you made this card.

BożenA said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the monochrome character of the card, you have perfectly chosen the ink and color of the card panel. I also love that you did a little smaller panel size, which creates an elegant frame
hugs,
BozenA