Thursday, 16 October 2014

Monochrome Christmas!

I wanted to share with you today a monochrome Christmas card.
Ok...hands up if you thought monochrome means black and white?
well you wouldn't be alone, most people think exactly that, but it does in fact mean one colour!
So I picked purple Spectrum Noir alcohol markers!
I don't know why I picked it, as its one of my least favourite colours but I did, and I was super pleased with the results.
To colour my baubles I used:
 HB1, HB2, HB3
LV1, LV2, LV3

To make the background I used the same HB1, HB2 and HB3 pens to scribble onto some acetate and then used a Tim Holtz blending tool with blending solution on it to move the pen around, and when dry I mounted it onto some gold mirror card, as a white card was too stark and overpowering. I think the purple and gold give a richness to the background.
The stamps are from Sue Wilson and they also have a matching die set to enable you to cut them out, the possibilities are endless with them!
Thanks for being here today, if you would like to leave a comment I would really appreciate it.
Happy colouring everyone
Nicky x


Linda Simpson said...

Hi Nicky this is gorgeous, love the beautiful background and the baubles are stunning.
Linda xxx

Jennifer Grace said...

Ooh, these are gorgeous. I don't use purple much either, but I think purple and gold is a stunning Christmas combo. I'd love these baubles on my tree! x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Nicky your card is gorgeous I do like the colours you have used. Hugs Jackie

Laine said...

Stunning Nicky.

nicky h xx said...

Thank you Linda x

nicky h xx said...

Jennifer I was thinking the same thing!

nicky h xx said...

Thanks Jackie, I could get to like purple too!

nicky h xx said...

Thanks Laine x