Wednesday, February 11, 2009

smARTworks Tea Party #11 - Monochromatic Blues

Welcome to the smARTworks Tea Party!! This time Susan
was the one to set the challenge and something had inspired her to go with a monochromatic scheme!! I can't wait to drop into her blog to see what she's been up to!
For me, I decided to go with blues! You see, I have so much scrap in my craft room that I am really challenging myself to use up as much of it as I can. And since I have about 3 times more blue than anything else, I am trying to make blue cards!! :D
Every once in a while I like to make really Clean and Simple cards!! No frill, no splashy stuff, just good old stamps and paper!!
This is one of those cards. But I did use the faux watercolor technique. It is one of my favs!! You simple color the rubber image and then mist it with water and stamp onto cardstock. I like to use watercolor paper because the image is very intereting as it dries!! I used one of the many silhouettes in Susan's Cookie Plate and colored it using a blue marker. Once it was dried, I added a bit of blue stickles which you can kind of see in the second picture (if you click on it you should get a larger view). Added a sentiment and a few layers of various shades of blue....and voila, a clean and simple card!
Now, off to see what the other cookies are having for tea:
Susan, Dina, Trish, Giovana, and our newest return cookie, Donna.
Make sure you leave a comment and a link to your monochromatic card here or on any of the design team blogs!! We'd love to have you visit for tea :D


Giovana said...

I love it Donelda!!! Your card is simple and elegant, hey my bday is is November, LOL :)

Have an awesome day!!
God bless

Trish D said...

Very pretty! Faux watercolor is such a great technique with these silhouette images, and it looks beautiful here (I like that you've accented it with stickles, too - glitter is ALWAYS good :)

Donna said...

Lovely card, Donelda. That's one of my very favorite techniques too.

Claire Brennan said...

Must try this Donelda - it looks great!!

Susan T. said...

This is just plain nice. And BTW, I think the ability to create really good, "clean, simple, and no frills" cards shows great talent.

Michelle Adams said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! ;0)

Jessica G. said...

Perfect CAS card! And the stickles adds just the right touch of pizazz.

Susan (rainy) said...

This card is simply beautiful! The faux watercolor technique is absolutely one of my favorites, too.